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Egon Schulz

Director of Wireless Innovation Centre, Huawei

Dr. Egon Schulz is the Director of Huawei's Wireless Innovation Centre. In July 2009, he joined Huawei's European Research Centre in Munich, where he acts as the Director of the Wireless Innovation Centre. His current work focuses on 5G. He is involved in the European 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP).

Dr. Egon Schulz received his diploma degree in theoretical physics from the University of Siegen, Germany, in 1982 and his Doktor degree from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, in 1988.  In 1988 he joined the Mobile Network Division at Siemens AG, Munich. He was a member of the ETSI standardization group for the GSM Half Rate Speech Codec.

From 1992 to 1993 he was a professor of telecommunication at University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt, Germany. Since 2000 he has been serving as director for future radio concepts. Dr. Schulz has published numerous conference papers. In 2002 he received the Best Paper Award of the ICCCAS 2002, Chengdu.

He was involved in numerous national BMBF and EU research projects for the designing of future mobile communication networks. He was the project leader of the Sino-German Project Joint Research B3G (JRB3G) between German and Chinese Research Institutes funded by Siemens AG.

In 2005, he was elected as vice chairman of the FuTURE Forum in China. He had a strong engagement in research and prototyping for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-advanced (LTE-A) and was involved in the first realtime MIMO-OFDM 1 Gbit/s transmission, Multi-Hop field trial with 360 Mbit/s and LTE field trial.