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Distinguished Lecturer - Tarik Taleb

Tarik Taleb

Dr. Tarik Taleb is an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer and a senior member of IEEE. He is currently a Professor at the School of Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. He has been working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standards Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. He was then leading the NEC Europe Labs Team working on R&D projects on carrier cloud platforms. He was also serving as technical leader of the main work package, Mobile Core Network Cloud, in EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking project, coordinating among 9 partners including NEC, France Telecom, British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Portugal Telecom Innovation, SAP, & Intel. Prior to his work at NEC and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest network operator in Japan. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he was working as research fellow with the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. He received his B. E degree in Information Engineering with distinction, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Sciences from GSIS, Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Taleb’s research interests lie in the field of architectural enhancements to mobile core networks (particularly 3GPP’s), mobile cloud networking, mobile multimedia streaming, congestion control protocols, handoff and mobility management, inter-vehicular communications, and social media networking. Dr. Taleb has been also directly engaged in the development and standardization of the Evolved Packet System as a member of 3GPP’s System Architecture working group. Dr. Taleb is a board member of the IEEE Communications Society Standardization Program Development Board. As an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, Dr. Taleb has founded and has been the general chair of the “IEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Standards: from Research to Standards”, a successful event that got awarded “best workshop award” by IEEE Communication Society (ComSoC). Based on the success of this workshop, Dr. Taleb has also founded and has been the steering committee chair of the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (IEEE CSCN).

Dr. Taleb is/was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and a number of Wiley journals. He is serving as chair of the Wireless Communications Technical Committee, the largest in IEEE ComSoC. He also served as Secretary and then as Vice Chair of the Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee of IEEE ComSoc (2006 - 2010). He has been on the technical program committee of different IEEE conferences, including Globecom, ICC, and WCNC, and chaired some of their symposia.

Dr. Taleb is the recipient of the 2009 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher award (Jun. 2009), the 2008 TELECOM System Technology Award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (Mar. 2008), the 2007 Funai Foundation Science Promotion Award (Apr. 2007), the 2006 IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Young Author Award (Dec. 2006), the Niwa Yasujirou Memorial Award (Feb. 2005), and the Young Researcher's Encouragement Award from the Japan chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) (Oct. 2003). Some of Dr. Taleb’s research work has been also awarded best paper awards at prestigious conferences.

  • Towards 5G: Carrier-Grade Programmable Virtual Mobile Networks
  • Congestion Management in 5G Mobile Systems
  • Mobile Networks As A Cloud Service
  • Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization: From Architecture to Implementation
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Term effective through 31 December 2017