Halim Yanikomeroglu (F’17) was born in Giresun, Turkey, in 1968. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1990, and the M.A.Sc. degree in ECE and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1992 and 1998, respectively. Since 1998, he has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has supervised 28 M.A.Sc. and 22 Ph.D. students (all completed with theses); several of his Ph.D. students received various medals. He has been one of the most frequent tutorial presenters in the leading international IEEE conferences (31 times). He has had extensive collaboration with the Canadian and international industry. From 2012 to 2016, he led one of the largest academic-industrial collaborative research projects on pre-standards 5G wireless networks. His collaborations with industry have resulted in 31 granted patents. His research interests cover many aspects of wireless technologies. Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and the Canadian Academy for Engineering (CAE). He was a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2018, the IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Service Award in 2018, the IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Educator Award in 2014, the Carleton University Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award in 2010, the Carleton University Graduate Students Association Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching in 2010, and the Carleton University Research Achievement Award in 2009 and 2018, respectively. He served as the general chair (VTC2017-Fall Toronto and VTC2010-Fall Ottawa) and the technical program chair (WCNC 2014 Istanbul, WCNC 2008 Las Vegas, and WCNC 2004 Atlanta) for several major international IEEE conferences. He was the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications. He is currently serving as the Steering Committee Chair for the IEEE’s flagship Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). He has served in the editorial boards for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS. He also served as a guest editor in various IEEE journal special issues. He is a Distinguished Speaker for both the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.