Panel Moderator : Dr. Mate Boban
Mate Boban received the Diploma degree in informatics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 2004 and 2012, respectively. He is a Principal Research Engineer with Huawei Munich Research Center, Germany. Before Huawei, he was with NEC Laboratories Europe, Carnegie Mellon University, and Apple. He is an alumni of the Fulbright Scholar program. He has co-chaired several IEEE workshops and conferences and has been involved in European Union funded projects (5G-CAR, DRIVE-C2X, and TEAM) as a Work Package leader and editor of deliverables. He is actively involved in key industry and standardization bodies dealing with V2X: 3GPP, 5GAA, and ETSI. His current research interests include resource allocation, machine learning applied to wireless communication systems in vertical industries (V2X, IIoT), and channel modeling. He coauthored three papers that received the Best Paper Award, at IEEE VTC Spring 2014, IEEE VNC 2014, and EuCAP 2019.
Tim Leinmüller , DENSO
Tim Leinmüller is currently heading DENSO’s European fundamental technology R&D department. His group is responsible for R&D in the domains of cybersecurity, microcontroller, in-vehicle networks, wireless communication, and cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM). He is responsible for DENSO’s involvement in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), where he is an elected member of the board since 2018, and chairmen of WG1 since 2019. Furthermore, he is representing DENSO in CCAM related activities in ETSI, CLEPA, ERTRAC, EATA, VDA, and the EU CCAM Single Platform. In total, Tim is working in the connected vehicles domain for more than 10 years. He is/has been serving in related organizations in multiple positions, amongst others as member of the technical committee and as chair of the architecture working group in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC).
Tahir Sari , Ford
Tahir Sari received his Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2014. He joined Ford Otosan Electrical and Electronics Engineering Team as an Active Safety and Driver Information Engineer in 2016. He worked on Ford Transit, Courier and Cargo Trucks commercial vehicle projects to develop ADAS and Instrument Cluster systems. After that, he joined to Autonomous Engineering Department as a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineer in 2018. Currently, he leads vehicle connectivity related H2020 European Projects, 5GMOBIX and BEYOND5.
Andreas Festag is a professor at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt and with the research and test center for vehicle safety CARISSMA. Andreas Festag received a diploma degree (1996) and Ph.D. (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin. As researcher, he worked with the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN) at Technische Universität Berlin, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) in Berlin, NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg, Vodafone chair Mobile Communication Systems at Technische Universität Dresden and Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI). Andreas has worked on various research projects for wireless and mobile communication networks and published more than 100 papers in journals, conference proceedings and workshops. His research is concerned with architecture, design and performance evaluation of wireless and mobile communication systems and protocols, with a focus on vehicular communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He actively contributes to the ETSI Technical Committee ITS. He is Senior member of IEEE.