Wanshi Chen

TSG RAN Plenary Chair 3GPP

Wanshi Chen is currently 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Chair, appointed in April 2021. He was a RAN1 vice-chair from August 2013 to August 2017. From August 2017 to May 2021, he was 3GPP TSG RAN1 Chair, where under this position, he successfully managed and led the delivery of the first and the second 5G New Radio (NR) releases.

Wanshi has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications in leading telecom companies, including operators, infrastructure vendors, and chipset vendors. He has been with Qualcomm since 2006.

Wanshi has received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 

Interesting fact:

Wanshi is an avid Marathon runner with a personal best time of 2 hours and 54 minutes.