Apostolos (Tolis) Papathanassiou is a Senior Principal Engineer with the Next Generation and Standards (NGS) organization of the Intel Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group (TCSG) and he is responsible for LTE and 5G PHY and MAC standardization activities in 3GPP. He recently served for more than two years as the 5GAA Working Group 4 (Standards and Spectrum) Chairman and WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum) Steering Board member.
He has more than 50 scientific contributions to international journals, conferences, and books since 1994, more than 35 awarded patents in 3G (TDSCDMA and WCDMA), 4G (WiMAX, LTE), 5G and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/g/n) wireless communications systems since 1996, and more than 100 contributions to wireless standardization bodies such as 3GPP, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16, and WiMAX Forum since 1999.
Previously at Intel, he led multiple standardization efforts in ITU-R and IEEE 802.16/WiMAX Forum. Before joining Intel, Apostolos worked on multiple-antenna PHY techniques and algorithms for 3G, satellite, and Wi-Fi wireless systems.