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Ramjee Prasad, Fellow IEEE, IET, IETE, and WWRF

Ramjee Prasad, Fellow IEEE, IET, IETE, and WWRF, is a Professor of Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation (FT4BI) in the Department of Business Development and Technology Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark. He is the Founder President of the CTIF Global Capsule (CGC). He is also the Founder Chairman of the Global ICT Standardization Forum for India, established in 2009. He has been honoured by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy as a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine on March 15, 2016. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has received the Ridderkorset of Dannebrogordenen (Knight of the Dannebrog) in 2010 from the Danish Queen for the internationalization of top-class telecommunication research and education. He has received several international awards such as IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2003 for making a contribution in the field of “Personal, Wireless and Mobile Systems and Networks”, Telenor’s Research Award in 2005 for impressive merits, both academic and organizational within the field of wireless and personal communication, 2014 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award for: “Organizational Leadership in developing and globalizing the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur) Research Network”, and so on. He has been the Project Coordinator of several EC projects, namely, MAGNET, MAGNET Beyond, eWALL. He has published more than 50 books, 1000 plus journal and conference publications, more than 15 patents, over 140 Ph.D. Graduates and a larger number of Masters (over 250). Several of his students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.

Rute C. Sofia, Industrial IoT Head at fortiss

Rute C. Sofia(PhD 2004) is the Industrial IoT Head at fortiss – research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software intensive services and systems in Munich, Germany. She is also an Invited Associate Professor of University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, and an Associate Researcher at ISTAR, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Rute’s research background has been developed on industrial and on academic context, and she has co-founded COPELABS (2012-2019, Lisbon, Portugal), research unit which she also steered between 2013-2017. and where she was a Senior Researcher until 2019. She has co-founded Senception Lda (2013), a start-up focused on personal communication platforms. Her current research interests are: network architectures and protocols; IoT; edge computing; in-network computation; network mining. Rute holds over 60 peer-reviewed publications in her fields of expertise, and 9 patents.She is an ACM Senior member and an IEEE Senior Member, and an ACM Europe Councillor. She is also an N2Women Awards Co-chair. Before COPELABS/ULHT, she was a senior researcher at INESC TEC (07-10, Porto, Portugal), where she steered the “Internet Architectures and Networking” area of UTM, team dedicated to wireless/cellular networking architectures and to user-centric networking paradigms. She was (04-07, Munich, Germany) a senior research scientist in Siemens AG and Nokia-Siemens Networks GmbH, focusing on aspects such as: fixed-mobile convergence; carrier-grade Ethernet; QoS; IPv6 interoperability. Rute holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by Universidade de Coimbra (1995); M.Sc. (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) in Informatics by Universidade de Lisboa. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting scholar (2000-2003) at Northwestern University (ICAIR) and at University of Pennsylvania.

Felizitas Müller, IBM

After studying business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Constance, Felizitas, started her professional career in Strategic Sales at IBM Technology Support Services. In addition to her work at IBM, she completed a Master’s degree in Strategic Sales Management at the ESB in Reutlingen. Since 2018, she is working as a project manager within the IBM Sustainability Software Business Unit responsible for software implementation projects. Since 2021, she is leading the “Center for AI” (research center for artificial intelligence between fortiss and IBM) from IBM-side.

Harald Rueß, Scientific Manager, fortiss

After studying mathematics in Ulm, Germany, and computer science in San Diego, California, Harald Rueß earned a doctorate from the University of Ulm. He worked at SRI International in Menlo Park, California between 1995 and 2005, first as an international fellow, then since 1998 as a staff researcher in SRI’s computer science lab, including stints as a visiting professor in Mannheim in 2001 and longer research assignments in Cambridge in 1999 and Manchester in 2005. His research interests encompass the fields of dependable program manager in the automotive and aerospace industries in southern Germany between 2006 and 2008. Harald Rueß has been scientific managing director at fortiss – the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services – since 2009.

Florian Küster, UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace

Florian is part of the management board at UnternehmerTUM where he is responsible for running the high-tech workshops of MakerSpace. In addition Florian is Venture Director Robotics/AI at TUM Venture Labs, an initiative of TU Munich that helps transferring research to applicable products and services. Florian holds a M.Sc. and Diplome Grande Ecole in Management from ESCP Europe

Gaël Blondelle,Eclipse Foundation

Gaël Blondelle joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2013 where he is now Managing Director of Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH and VP, Ecosystem Development, of the Eclipse Foundation. Gaël joined the Eclipse Foundation with the desire to help organizations to work in open source as the best way to implement open innovation and open collaboration. Gaël has been involved in open source for more than 18 years in various roles, including as an entrepreneur, as a business developer, and as a manager of a large European research project aiming to create an open source ecosystem for industrial players.

Avik Santra, Infineon

Avik Santra received his M.S. in Signal Processing (Hons) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Ph.D. in Electronics, Electrical and Informatics (summa cum laude) from FAU University of Erlangen. He is currently heading the advanced AI team developing signal processing and machine learning algorithms for industrial and consumer radars and depth sensors at Infineon, Neubiberg. Earlier in his career, he has worked as system engineer for LTE/4G modem at Broadcom Communications, and also has worked as research engineer developing cognitive radars at Airbus. He is co-author of the book titled ‘Deep Learning Applications of Short-Range radars’, published by Artech House and has filed more than 70 patents and published over 50 papers. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Werner Mohr, Consultant

Werner Mohr was graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and with the Ph.D. degree in 1987. Dr. Werner Mohr joined Siemens AG, Mobile Network Division in Munich, Germany in 1991. He was involved in several EU funded projects and ETSI standardization groups on UMTS and systems beyond 3G. Werner Mohr coordinated several EU and Eureka Celtic funded projects on 3G (FRAMES project), LTE and IMT-Advanced radio interface (WINNER I, II and WINNER+ projects), which developed the basic concepts for future radio standards. Since April 2007 he was with Nokia Solutions and Networks (now Nokia) in Munich Germany, where he was Head of Research Alliances. In addition, he was chairperson of the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform until December 2016. Werner Mohr was Chair of the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in 5G PPP of the EU Commission from its launch until December 2016. He was chair of the “Wireless World Research Forum – WWRF” from its launch in August 2001 up to December 2003. He was member of the board of ITG in VDE from 2006 to 2014. He is co-author of a book on “Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems” a book on “Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced” and a book “Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond”. In December 2016 Werner Mohr received the IEEE Communications Society Award for Public Service in the Field of Telecommunications and in November 2018 he received the VDE ITG Fellowship 2018. In May 2019 Werner Mohr received the WWRF Fellowship. In March 2021 he retired from Nokia and is now active as consultant.

Milica Pejanović-Djurišić, University of Montenegro

Milica Pejanović-Djurišić is full professor in Telecommunications and Wireless Communications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, founder and director of its Research Centre for ICT. Prof. Pejanović-Djurišić has been cooperating with numerous universities, research centers, international and think tank organizations worldwide as a visiting researcher and lecturer. In her research work she is focused on various aspects of wireless communications and networks, where she has achieved notable results that were published in several hundred scientific papers in international journals and international conferences, scientific and professional papers in domestic journals and conferences, as well as in several books and other publications.

Homayoun Nikookar received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1995. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy. Dr Nikookar has published 150 papers in the peer reviewed international technical journals and conferences, 15 book chapters and is author of two books: Introduction to Ultra-Wideband for Wireless Communications, Springer, 2009 and Wavelet Radio: Adaptive and Reconfigurable Wireless Systems based on Wavelets , Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Ignacio Lacalle Ubela, Universidad Politecnica di Valencia

Mr. Ignacio Lacalle (male) is a researcher working at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), a public University at the South-East of Spain. Ignacio is a Telecommunications Engineer (2014) from UPV and is currently working on his PhD. The expertise of Ignacio is mainly rooted on Internet of Things field, having participated in 6 research projects related to interoperability, added value services, data processing and manageability, among others. Ignacio has performed various roles in those projects (ranging from Developer to Community Manager and Project Manager). In addition, most of those projects were focused on applying IoT-related innovations, in particular, to the field of maritime ports, one of the preferred verticals of the research group.

Arne Bröring, Siemens AG

Arne Bröring is a senior researcher at Siemens’ corporate research labs in Munich (DE) since 2014. Previously, he has worked for the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in Zurich (CH), the 52°North initiative (DE), the University of Münster (DE), and received his PhD in 2012 from the University of Twente (NL). His research interests lay in the area of pervasive systems and particularly the internet of things, semantic web technologies, the sensor web, participatory sensing, as well as mobile and location-based services. He has been the Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the project IntellIoT (, as well as BIG IoT, and contributed to numerous other international innovation and research projects. His research has contributed to over 90 publications in refereed journals, conferences, and workshops resulting in an H-Index of 28.

Erin Seder, Nextworks

Dr. Seder graduated with a PhD in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 2013, followed by postdoctoral work at Jefferson National Lab (USA) and CERN (Switzerland). Her recent research activities have been focused in the fields of IoT and AI/ML in Industry 4.0. Dr. Seder has been active in Horizon 2020 projects including 5G-TRANSFORMER, COREALIS, 5G-EVE, EFPF, 5GZORRO, iNGENIOUS, and HEXA-X. She is currently in the R&D division at Nextworks Srl in the role of system and software engineer.

Panagiotis Sariagiannidis, University Western Macedonia

Prof. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis is the Director of the ITHACA lab (, co-founder of the 1st spin-off of the University of Western Macedonia: MetaMind Innovations P.C. (, and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has published over 250 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters, including IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, and Computer Networks. He has been involved in several national, European and international projects. He is currently the project coordinator of three H2020 projects, namely a) H2020-DS-SC7-2017 (DS-07-2017), SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid, b) H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1 (LC-SC3-EC-4-2020), EVIDENT: bEhaVioral Insgihts anD Effective eNergy policy acTions, and c) H2020-ICT-2020-1 (ICT-56-2020), TERMINET: nexT gEneRation sMart INterconnectEd ioT, while he coordinates the Operational Program MARS: sMart fArming with dRoneS (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) and the Erasmus+ KA2 ARRANGE-ICT: SmartROOT: Smart faRming innOvatiOn Training. He also serves as a principal investigator in the H2020-SU-DS-2018 (SU-DS04-2018), SDN-microSENSE: SDN-microgrid reSilient Electrical eNergy SystEm and in three Erasmus+ KA2: a) ARRANGE-ICT: pArtneRship foR AddressiNG mEgatrends in ICT, b) JAUNTY: Joint undergAduate coUrses for smart eNergy managemenT sYstems, and c) STRONG: advanced firST RespONders traininG (Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices). His research interests include telecommunication networks, internet of things and network security. He is an IEEE member and participates in the Editorial Boards of various journals, including International Journal of Communication Systems and EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.

Anna Triantafyllou, University Western Macedonia

Anna Triantafyllou was born in Ioannina, Greece. She received the Diploma degree (5 years) from the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications Eng., University of Western Macedonia, Greece, in 2017. She received a Graduation Excellence Award from the Technical Chamber of Greece in 2018. She is a Ph.D. student in the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Her main research interests are in the area of internet of things, communication protocols, and LoRaWAN. Up until now, she has published 11 papers in international journals and conferences, including Wireless communications and mobile computing, MDPI Information, Computer Networks and IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Recently she received the award of “Best Communication Systems Paper” in the 9th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST) on Electronics and Communications 2020. Ms Triantafyllou is also a Research Associate in national and European funded research projects in the same University. More specifically, she was involved in the Operational Program DIAS: Drone Innovation in saffron Agriculture Surveillance (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation). Currently she participates in the following research projects: the H2020-SU-DS-2018 (SU-DS04-2018-2020), SDN-microSENSE: SDN-microgrid reSilient Electrical eNergy SystEm, the H2020-ICT-2018-20 (ICT-56-2020) TERMINET: nexT gEneRation sMart INterconnectEd ioT and the H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 (LC-SC3-EC-4-2020) EVIDENT: bEhaVioral Insgihts anD Effective eNergy policy acTions.

Jens Hagemeyer, Bielefeld University

Jens Hagemeyer is research associate at Bielefeld University, within the group Cognitronics and Sensor Systems, as part of the technical faculty.

His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous and reconfigurable computing, applied to various applications in the area of cloud and edge computing. He is also co-founder of ParaXent GmbH, a spin-off established in 2018 which targets the development and efficient utilization of heterogenous hardware accelerators. With his team, he is continuously involved in several international research projects and acts as coordinator of the H2020 project VEDLIoT, dealing with the integration of IoT and deep learning.

Jonathan Klimt, RWTH, Aachen

Jonathan Klimt, M.Sc. has studied Electrical Engineering at the the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the RWTH-Aachen with a focus on computer engineering and embedded systems. He is currently working as a researcher at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems at RWTH-Aachen and is researching on Unikernels, Cloud and High-Performance Computing, Embedded Systems and Programming Languages. In the IoT-NGIN project, he is pushing the use of Unikernels in the cloud and edge-clouds further, enhancing performance and security in the IoT backend landscape.

Usman Wajid, Information Catalyst

Usman WAJID is a Technical Director at Information Catalyst (ICE), an innovative ICT SME operating in the domains of Software, Data, and Services with specialism in Process Engineering and Data Analytics.

Usman is increasingly interested in the development and promotion of innovative solutions – with modern views on data capabilities in business transformation – bringing together cutting-edge research and innovation from Industry4.0, IoT, Big Data and AI disciplines into user centric solutions. At ICE, he is also responsible for initiating and leading research & innovation projects in diverse industrial sectors such as manufacturing, eHealth, Big Data and Cybersecurity. Usman’s successful collaborations with research and industrial partners have resulted in a number of European funded projects (such as EFPF) in the areas of digital manufacturing, ehealth and big data analytics. With proven experience of managing digital transformation projects and solution development life-cycle in multiple domains, Usman actively collaborates with research, industry and standardisation bodies to develop innovation roadmaps and align individual agendas with research and innovation frameworks.

Vladimir Poulkov,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Vladimir Poulkov has received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Sofia (TUS), Sofia, Bulgaria. He has more than 30 years of teaching, research, and industrial experience in the field of telecommunications. He has successfully managed numerous industrial, engineering, R&D and educational projects. He has been Dean of the Faculty of the Telecommunications at TUS and Vice Chairman of the General Assembly of the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI). Currently he is Head of the Tele infrastructure R&D Laboratory at TUS and Chairman of the Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation, Bulgaria. He is Fellow of the European Alliance for Innovation; Senior IEEE Member. He has authored many scientific publications and is tutoring BSc, MSc, and PhD courses in the field of Information Transmission Theory and Wireless Access Networks.

Martjin Kuipers, Lusíada University/INOV-INESC, Portugal

Berend Willem Martijn Kuipers received a B.Sc. from the Rijswijk University of Technology, the Netherlands, in the area of computer science in 1996. In 1999, he received his M.Sc. in the area of telecommunications from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in the area of telecommunications from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2005. During his Ph.D. he has developed a novel multicarrier access scheme for 4G systems. Currently he is employed by INOV-INESC Inovação in Lisbon, where is involved in the application of artificial intelligence algorithms for data analysis, such as clustering algorithms, seasonal ARIMA forecasting and machine learning. He has supervised more than 30 M.Sc. students and was involved with courses on telecommunications and computer networks, artificial intelligence and data structures. He has taken part in National and European projects, like Monitor-BT,E-Balance, TRILLION, ROCSAFE, FASTER e PERSONA and has publications in the area of channel modelling, access techniques and IP networking.

Per Valter, Aarhus University

Per Valter is Associate Professor of innovation and green business development. Where his main research field areas are Innovation, Green Business Development, Digitization of Business Models and Entrepreneurship. He has successfully been founding serval startup companies and grown them to exit’s stage and was awarded “Børsen Gazelle” in 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020 for creating and leading one among the fastest growing companies in Denmark, in addition to these business achievements he is a Graduate in Computer Science and holds an Executive MBA – Master in Management of Technology and an MSc in Business and Management Research at Henley University of Reading and a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences and Business from Aarhus University. He is an experience teacher on bachelor and master level in addition to supervising.

Peter Lindgren, vice-president CGC, Aarhus University, Denmark

Peter Lindgren holds a full Professorship in Multi business model and Technology innovation at Aarhus University, Denmark – Business development and technology innovation and is Vice President of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) He is founder of the Multi Business Model Innovation Approach. He is Director of CTIF Global Capsule/MBIT Research Center at Aarhus University – Business Development and Technology and is member of Research Committee at Aarhus University – BSS. He is cofounder of five start-up businesses amongst others – ,, .

Rodolfo Azevedo, President of UNIVESP, Brazil

Rodolfo Azevedo is President of the São Paulo Virtual University (UNIVESP) since 2019 and full professor at University of Campinas (UNICAMP). His main research interests are in Computer Architecture and Technology for Teaching where he advised more than 40 MsC and PhD students and received 4 best papers in conferences. He was member of the Brazilian Computing Society Council, and Director of the Institute of Computing at Unicamp from 2017to 2019. He is member of IEEE, ACM and SBC.

Sergio Paulo Gaulindo, President of Brasscom, Brazil

Sergio Paulo Gallindo is CEO of Brasscom, Companies’ Association of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Technologies, since 2014, works in conception and fostering public policy aimed at competitiveness, digital transformation, education, and innovation.Sergio Paulo is Lawyer and Engineer; Master’s in Political and Economic Law byMackenzie Presbyterian University; M.Sc. in Computer Science by The University of Texas at Austin, under a Fulbright scholarship;Bachelor’s in Law by USP, University of São Paulo; Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering by UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; and lecturer of Tax and Digital Economy in the Tax Management MBA at USP/ESALQ.Member of the Management Committee of ICP-Brasil, under Brazilian Presidency;member of several advisory boards in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; member of the Advisory Board of the Social Opportunity Institute – IOS; member of the Certification Board of Vanzolini Foundation; former associated with the Harvard Business School Angels of Brazil; former member of The Economic and Social Development Council to the President of Brazil. Country Manager of BT (British Telecom) Brazil from 2009 to 2014 and Vice-President of Nortel Brazil.

Paulo José Spaccaquerche, President of ABINC (Brazilian Association of IoT)

A person in a suit and tie Description automatically generated with medium confidencePaulo Jose Spacca is currently the President of ABINC, the Brazilian Association of IoT. He has more than 40 years of professional experience working closely with leading technology companies such as IBM and SAP, as well as banks and retail companies. He is responsible for the implementation in Brazil of American companies such as Sybase, Netscape, Peoplesoft, Quest and others. Excellent relationship with the main executives of national and multinational companies, mainly in the Finance, Public Services, Media, and Government sectors. He was also a professor at IBM for the sales courses.

Jean-Paul Linnartz, Signify, Philips Lighting

Jean-Paul Linnartz (Fellow, IEEE) currently is a Research Fellow with Signify (Philips Lighting) Research, and a Part-time Professor with TU Eindhoven, addressing Personalized Human Centric Lighting and optical wireless communication. His inventions led to more than 75 granted patent families and have been a basis for three ventures. From 1992 to 1995, he was an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. In 1994, he was an Associate Professor with TU Delft. From 1988 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor with the TU Delft. He was Senior Director with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he headed Security, Connectivity, and IC Design Research Groups.

Kwan-Cheng Chen, University of South Florida, USA

Kwang-Cheng Chen has been a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, since 2016. From 1987 to 2016, Dr. Chen worked with SSE, Communications Satellite Corp., IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, National Tsing Hua University, HP Labs., and National Taiwan University in mobile communications and networks. He visited TU Delft (1998), Aalborg University (2008), Sungkyunkwan University (2013), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012-2013, 2015-2016). He founded a wireless IC design company in 2001, which was acquired by MediaTek Inc. in 2004. He has been actively involving in the organization of various IEEE conferences and serving editorships with a few IEEE journals (most recently as a series editor on Data Science and AI for Communications in the IEEE Communications Magazine), together with various IEEE volunteer services to the IEEE, Communications Society, Vehicular Technology Society, and Signal Processing Society, such as founding the Technical Committee on Social Networks in the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Chen also has contributed essential technology to various international standards, namely IEEE 802 wireless LANs, Bluetooth, LTE and LTE-A, 5G-NR, and ITU-T FG ML5G. He has authored and co-authored over 300 IEEE publications, 4 books published by Wiley and River (most recently, Artificial Intelligence in Wireless Robotics, 2019), and more than 23 granted US patents. Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow and has received several awards including 2011 IEEE COMSOC WTC Recognition Award, 2014 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, 2014 IEEE COMSOC AP Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Chen’s current research interests include wireless networks, quantum communications and computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and machine learning, IoT/CPS, and social networks.

Fred Harris, University of San Diego

Professor harris is at the University of California San Diego where he teaches and conducts research on Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems. He holds 40 patents on digital receiver and DSP technology and lectures throughout the world on DSP applications. He consults for organizations requiring high performance, cost effective DSP solutions.

He has written some 285 journal and conference papers, the most well-known being his) 1978 paper “On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform” (9400 citations). He is the author of the book Multirate Signal Processing for Communication Systems, coauthor with Bernie Sklar of Digital Communications and has contributed to several other DSP books. His special areas include Polyphase Filter Banks, Physical Layer Modem design, Synchronizing Digital Modems and Spectral Estimation

He was the Technical and General Chair respectively of the 1990 and 1991 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, was Technical Chair of the 2003 Software Defined Radio Conference, of the WPMC-2006 Wireless Personal Multimedia Conference, of the DSP-2009, DSP-2013 Conferences and of the SDR-WinnComm 2015 Conference. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, cited for contributions of DSP to communications systems. In 2006 he received the Software Defined Radio Forum’s “Industry Achievement Award”. He received the DSP-2018 conference’s commemorative plaque with the citation: We wish to recognize and pay tribute to fred harris for his pioneering contributions to digital signal processing algorithmic design and implementation, and his visionary and distinguished service to the Signal Processing Community.

The spelling of his name with all lower case letters is a source of distress for typists and spell checkers. A child at heart, he collects toy trains, old slide-rules, and gyroscopes.