Yan Chen received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Chu Kochen Honored College and Institute of Information and Communication Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. She was a visiting researcher at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2009. She joined Huawei Technologies Shanghai in 2009 and from 2010 to 2013, she was the project manager and technical leader of Huawei internal Green Radio project
studying energy efficient solutions for wireless networks and also served as technical leader of the Green Transmission Technology (GTT) project at GreenTouch TM Consortium. Since 2013, she is one of the key technical leaders on 5G air interface design and the related 3GPP standardization in Huawei, focusing on multiple access including NOMA transceivers, grant-free massive access, and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications. Now she is leading the 6G vision study in Huawei. Her research interests include novel 6G use cases and key capabilities such as collaborative robotics, new enabling technologies and architectures such as integrated sensing and communication (ISAC), network for distributed learning and inference, next generation of massive access, as well as system level evaluation methodologies for new usage scenarios. She won the IEEE Communication Society Award for Advances in Communication in 2017.