Research areas: Mobility management, Radio resource management, Flying base stations/UAVs, Edge computing, C-RAN, Machine learning
Zdenek Becvar received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Now, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2006 to 2007, he joined Sitronics R&D centre in Prague focusing on speech quality in VoIP. Furthermore, he was involved in research activities of Vodafone R&D center at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2009. He was on internships at Budapest Politechnic, Hungary (2007), CEA-Leti, France (2013), and EURECOM, France (2016, 2019). He has participated in many European and national research projects focused on mobile networks. From 2013 to 2017, he was a representative of the Czech Technical University in Prague in ETSI and 3GPP standardization organizations. He is a member of more than 30 program committees at international conferences and workshops including flagship conferences, such as IEEE ICC, Globecom, WCNC, VTC, etc. He is an editor in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters journal and also acts as a review for many prestigious journals. He published more than 100 conference and journal papers and he is (co-)inventor of four US patents. He is recipient of one best paper award at European Wireless 2017 and of bronze medal at ACM Mobicom App contest 2015. Since 2019, he is included in the list of 2% top Scientists published by Stanford University. He has supervised more than 30 master and bachelor students and 6 PhD students, out of which, four master and two PhD students received the deans award for their theses. He works on development of solutions for future mobile networks with special focus on optimization of radio resource management, mobility support, device-to-device communication, self-optimization, and architecture of radio access network (including small cells, UAVs, MEC, and C-RAN).