Prof. 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 Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prior to his current position, he was 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. Before joining NEC Europe and till Mar. 2009, Prof. Taleb worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI, the second largest mobile network operator in Japan.. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he was working as research fellow with the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. Prof. Taleb received his
B.E. degree in Information Engineering with distinction, MSc and Ph.D degrees in Information Sciences
from GSIS, Tohoku Univ.,
in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively.
Prof. Talebfs research interests lie in the field of architectural enhancements to mobile core networks (particularly 3GPPfs), mobile cloud networking,
network function virtualization, software defined networking, mobile multimedia streaming, inter-vehicular communications,
and social media networking. Prof. Taleb has been also directly engaged in the development and standardization of the Evolved Packet System as a
member of 3GPPfs System Architecture working group. Prof. 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, Prof. Taleb has founded and has been the general chair of the gIEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Standards:
from Research to Standardsh, a successful event that got awarded gbest workshop awardh by IEEE Communication Society (ComSoC). Based on the success of this workshop,
Prof. Taleb has also founded and has been the steering committee chair of the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (IEEE CSCN).
Prof. 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.
Prof. 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 Prof. Talebfs research work have been also awarded best paper awards at prestigious
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