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Industrial Innovation Award 2014 - Wen Tong

"For leadership in and contributions to 3G and 4G wireless communications systems."

Wen Tong

Dr. Wen Tong is the Huawei Fellow, Head of Huawei Wireless Research and Executive Vice President of Huawei Canada R&D Center.

Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009, Dr. Wen Tong was the Nortel Fellow and global Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He received the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1993 and joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995. He has pioneered fundamental technologies in wireless with 240 granted US patents and more than 300 patents filings.

Dr. Tong has conducted the advanced research work spanning from 1G to 4G wireless at Nortel. From 1997 to 1999, he was the industry leader to create the 3G/4G foundational technologies and the framework for 3G/4G standards. From 1998 to 2006, he had been a driving force in developing foundational technologies for all the 4G wireless networks–OFDM-MIMO. He has been a key contributor to 3GPP (UMTS and LTE), 3GPP2, and IEEE802.16e (WiMAX) standards. Dr. Tong had been the director of Wireless Technology Labs from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007, Dr. Tong was the head of Network Technology Labs, responsible for Nortel’s global strategic technologies research and development in wireless RAN, advanced RF and antenna technologies, high performance IP routing, and enterprise networking.

In 2007, Dr. Tong was inducted as Nortel Fellow. Dr. Tong was Nortel’s Most Prolific Inventor.

Since 2010, Dr. Tong is the vice president of Huawei wireless research. He is accountable for advanced algorithms development, network planning and performance optimizations, 3GPP/IEEE/IETF standards, leading the largest wireless research organization in the industry.

Since 2011, Dr. Tong is appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, he spearhead to lead Huawei’s 5G wireless research and development.

In 2011, Dr. Tong was elected as Huawei Fellow. In 2014 Dr. Tong was elected as IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Tong serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance and Board of Director of Green Touch Consortium.