Dr. Alain Mourad has 20+ years of experience in wireless industrial R&D. He is currently a Senior Director at InterDigital and the Head of Future Wireless Europe Lab in London (UK), leading research on 5G evolution towards 6G.
Before InterDigital, Alain was a Principal Standards Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Alain has been active in the research and standardization of wireless systems (3GPP, IEEE802, DVB, ATSC, ETSI, IETF).
Alain is a prolific inventor with over 50 issued patents and several additional patent applications. He received the Samsung Electronics Inventor of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013, the InterDigital Innovation Award in 2016, 2018, and 2020, the 2018 Global Telecoms Award “Highly Commended” for “Advancing the road to 5G”, as well as the 2021 CSI Award “Highly Commended” for “Best 5G or mobile video technology or service”.