Johann Marquez-Barja

Johann Marquez-Barja

IMEC & University of Antwerp
IEEE Region
Region 08 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
Technical Area
5G/B5G/6G and cellular systems, Wireless networks, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles, Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation

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Prof. Marquez-Barja is a Professor at the University of Antwerp (Ranked 7th in the Times Higher Education Under 50) and also a Professor at IMEC Research Centre (Worldwide leading in Nanotechnologies and Digital solutions), Belgium. Currently, he is leading the Flexible & Programmable Networks Group at IDLab/imec Antwerp. Previously he led the Wireless Cluster. He was/is involved in more than 40 National and European research projects ranging from long-range to high-capacity radio and networking technologies. He is currently the technical coordinator of the EU 5G Blueprint project, which focuses on improved 5G cross-border networks to enable the teleoperation of vehicles and vessels. Prof. Marquez-Barja has been appointed as Distinguised Lecturer by the the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is a member of IEEE Standards Association, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of European Association for Innovation (EAI), a Senior Member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and IEEE Education Society, where he participates on the board of the Standards Committee. His main research interests are 5G advanced architectures, including edge computing; flexible and programmable 5G and 6G end-to-end networks; IoT communications, and applications. He is also interested in smart mobility and smart city deployments. Prof. Marquez-Barja leads the Citylab Smart City testbed and the Smart Highway testbed, located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Furthermore, he is also active in education development and actively involved in different research actions to enhance engineering education, particularly remote experimentation for online labs. Prof. Marquez-Barja has given several keynotes and invited talks at various major events, received 30 awards in his career so far, and co-authored more than 200 articles. He is also serving as Editor and Guest editor for different International Journals, as well as participating in several Technical Programme and Organizing Committees for several worldwide conferences/congresses. 

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