Dr Maziar Nekovee, Senior Scientist, BT Research & Technology, UK
From: Cognitive Radio and TV White Spaces Technology, 25 June 2012, Savoy Place, London
25 June 2012 Communications channel
* Major European projects: QUASAR, QoSMOS, COST/TERRA, CogEU
* Projects in other parts of the world, industry and academia - US, Asia, Africa
Maziar Nekovee is a pioneer in research and development of cognitive radio technology for access to white space spectrum, and has been instrumental in establishing this technology as a major R&D activity at BT. He is also actively involved in regulation and standardisation of cognitive radio white space technology, and in leading a number of EU and international collaborative projects involving industry, universities and regulators. Prior to joining BT in 2001 he held academic posts at Imperial College and Queen Mary College, and is currently an honorary senior fellow at University College London. He has a PhD in quantum physics and a first degree and MSc in electrical engineering (cum laude) both obtained in the Netherlands.
Dr Nekovee has published over 80 technical papers and 7 patents. He has edited a book entitled "Cognitive Radio Communication and Networks: Principle and Practice" (2010), and has given numerous keynotes, invited lectures, and tutorials in leading IEEE and IET conferences around the world. He was awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in 2006, and was nominated for the 2011 BT Innovation Award for his pioneering work on cognitive radio access to TV White Spaces. His current research focuses on performance modelling, simulation and algorithm development for wireless and mobile systems, including cognitive radio technology for rural and ultrafast mobile broadband access, and machine-to-machine communications for smart grids and intelligent transport.