Professor Rahim Tafazolli FREng
Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering and Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Founder/Director of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) and Director of the Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey
Regius Professor Tafazolli is distinguished for his outstanding contribution to strategic research and development in future mobile and wireless communications including areas such as ad hoc networking, novel mobile architectures, massive MIMO, Green Communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). He is the inventor of the NOMA technique for Mass connectivity in 5G and Beyond 5G.
In Europe he pioneered clean slate research on Future Internet called “post-IP” era Internet. He is renowned for establishing the world’s first 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey University, which has galvanised national and international interest and funding for next generation mobile communications.