Prof. Maziar Nekovee is Dean of the Sussex-Zhejiang Gongshang AI Institute and Managing Director of 6G Lab (https://6g-lab.org) at the University of Sussex, UK. His current research focuses on AI, machine learning, THz communication and reconfigurable meta-surfaces for beyond 5G/6G and the applications of 5G/6G and AI in the automotive, health and other verticals sectors. Prior to joining U. Sussex in 2017, he was Head of Samsung’s European research and collaboration in 5G, where he developed new radio access technologies operating in millimetre-wave bands as well as leading several large EU projects in 5G PPP. Prior to Samsung he was with BT, where he worked on a range of fixed and wireless technologies, including cognitive radio/dynamic spectrum sharing, WiFi-based V2X, peer-to-peer and IP multicast. Maziar is the author of 120+ highly cited papers, 15 patents and one book. He has a PhD in Physics and a first degree (cum laude) in EEE, both from the Netherlands. He is Chair of Networld Europe ETP, WG on Enabling Technologies for Future Verticals Ecosystem Transformation, where he coordinates industry-academia collaborations and advises the EC on technologies and roadmaps towards 6G, as part of the EC’s Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking in Horizon Europe. Prof Nekovee is the recipient of several awards, including the Industry Fellowship Award from the Royal Society (UK Academy of Science), BT Innovation Award and Samsung’s Best Practice of Research Award.