Kari Leppanen: "The new positioning opportunities in 5G"
Director, 5G Radio Network Technologies
Huawei Technologies Oy (Finland)
Kari Leppänen received his MSc and PhD from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 1992/1995, respectively, majoring in Space Technology and Radio Engineering. After graduation he has worked in National Radio Astronomy Observatory (USA), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (the Netherlands) and Nokia Research Center (Finland). Currently Kari leads the 5G Radio Network Technologies team at Huawei in Stockholm and Helsinki (where he is based). His research interests include ultra dense 5G networks, power saving techniques in radio systems and 5G positioning.
Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial: "Innovations around Galileo and GNSS receivers"
Head of Sector LBS and IoT
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)
Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial is responsible for promoting Galileo, the European Satellite Navigation System, and its use in context-aware mobile applications and in Internet of Things. After a few years of work with global chipset providers, she was behind the first Galileo-enabled smartphone launched in 2016, using the European technology for location-based services. Justyna is also in charge of the market and technology research at European GNSS Agency (GSA), managing publications of annual reports on satellite navigation use in various industries. Prior to joining the GSA, she held management positions in IT and Telecommunications industries.
Fabian de Ponte Müller: "Where is your Guardian Angel? - Locating and Protecting Vulnerable Road Users"
Senior Researcher for Vehicular Applications
Institute of Communications and Navigation
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Fabian de Ponte Müller received his Msc in telecommunications engineering from the University of Málaga in 2008 and his PhD from the School of Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Passau in 2017. At the German Aerospace Center (DLR) he works as a senior researcher in the Vehicular Application Group at the Institute of Communications and Navigation, being responsible for the activities regarding V2X Communication and vehicular localization. In the context of ITS and safety-critical applications, his topics of interest include next-generation enhancements for V2X communication, Vulnerable Road User safety, vehicular and pedestrian localization, GNSS positioning and Bayesian sensor fusion algorithms.
Jessica García Soriano: "Role and challenges of GNSS for the autonomous driving"
Advanced Communications Business Unit
Ficosa Internacional SA
Jessica García obtained her degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2010. She started as a firmware engineer working on security systems. She continued her career on different sectors during the following years, and in 2014 she got in the automotive sector working for the international company FICOSA in telematics and communications products for vehicles. In 2016 she moved to the research area of the company and started the coordination of a European project in the field of GNSS technologies.
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