Speaker: Bernd Friedrichs
Bio: Bernd joined ETSI BRAN standardization in 1998, and since 2002 he has been Chairman of the ETSI BRAN project, comprising the Hiperlan/2, HiperAccess and HiperMan areas. In particular, he contributed to the architecture of HiperAccess systems, including optimization of spectral efficiency, design of the DLC layer and appropriate testing methods (together with ETSI PTCC). Bernd also supported the harmonization between BRAN HiperAccess and IEEE 902.16 Wireless MAN-SC as well as the co-operation between ETSI and WiMax. Since 1980, he has been with Marconi Communications in Backnang, Germany (formerly known as AEG-Telefunken, ANT Telecommunications, Bosch Telecom), now working in the R&D department of wireless access systems, in particular on the system design of broadband wireless cellular systems. He is also a lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe and he has authored a textbook on coding and information theory. He is a member of ITG, IEEE and AMS. Bernd graduated in mathematics and information science from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nrnberg, Germany. He was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Title: IEEE Standard 802.16 for Broadband Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
Speaker: Dr. Roger B. Marks
Bio: Roger B. Marks (email@example.com) is with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. In 1998, he initiated the effort that led to the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access, chairing it since inception and serving as Technical Editor of several standards. He also serves actively on the IEEE 802 Executive Committee. Marks received his A.B. in Physics in 1980 from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1988 from Yale University. Author of over 80 publications, his awards include the 2003 Individual Governmental Vision Award from the Wireless Communications Association and a 1995 IEEE Technical Field Award. He developed the IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference and chaired it from 1996 through 1999. A Fellow of the IEEE, he has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer since 1999.