Xingqin Lin Receives IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award

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October 29, 2021

WNCG alumnus Xingqin Lin is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technical Society Early Career Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding scientists or engineers under the age of 35 who have contributed to the field of mobile radio, motor vehicles, or land transportation.

Lin was commended for his “contributions to mobile communication systems and connected aerial vehicles.”

An expert in wireless communications and technology strategy, Lin has been a key contributor to 5G NR, NB-IoT, and LTE standards. His pioneering work has led to strategic opportunities, products, and real-world deployments in the telecom industry, enabling major network transitions from 4G to 5G.

Lin received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of WNCG advised by Prof. Jeff Andrews.

Currently a master researcher and standardization delegate at Ericsson Research Silicon Valley, Xingqin Lin drives 5G/6G research and standardization in the areas of non-terrestrial networks (satellites/HAPS/airplanes/drones). He is a member of the Ericsson NextGen Advisory Board, collaborating with Ericsson Executive Team on strategic projects.

He has garnered a number of prestigious awards, including the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional Award in Industry and the 2021 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize. He is co-author of the book “Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” and the lead editor of the book “5G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Standards.”

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