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Xingqin Lin, Ph.D., FIET, SMIEEE
Email: xingqinl at nvidia dot com
Senior Standards Engineer | 3GPP Lead | 5G/6G Researcher @ NVIDIA, USA
Industry Liaison Officer, IEEE ComSoc ETI on Aerial Communications
Fellow Assessor, Institution of Engineering and Technology
I'm passionate about wireless research with practical impact. I'm especially proud of my pioneering contributions to
In addition, my current research interests include a number of emerging topics:
6G - the next generation of wireless access technology set to reshape almost every industry and area of society for 2030 and beyond
Digital Twins that are ushering in a new era of predictive analysis and innovative automation
Open RAN to transform radio access networks towards open, intelligent, virtualized, and fully interoperable RAN
10/2023: Serve as the founding co-chair of the world’s first standards group on GenAI in Telecom - ATIS AI Network Applications working group (website)
09/2023: CSIRO invited webinar "The Race is ON: AI in 5G-Advanced toward 6G" (website)
08/2023: New article: An Overview of the 3GPP Study on Artificial Intelligence for 5G New Radio
08/2023: OPTICA invited webinar "The Interplay between Artificial Intelligence and 5G-Advanced toward 6G" (website)
08/2023: IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on "Digital Twins Meet Artificial Intelligence in 6G" (Call for Papers)
07/2023: IEEE Network special issue on "The Interplay Between Generative AI and 5G-Advanced toward 6G" (Call for Papers)
06/2023: Co-edited the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on "3GPP Technologies: 5G-Advanced and Beyond" (guest editorial)
05/2023: New article in IEEE ComSoc Technology News: Artificial Intelligence in 3GPP 5G-Advanced: A Survey
02/2023: Co-edited the IEEE Wireless Communications special issue on "AI-Powered Telco Network Automation: 5G Evolution and 6G" (guest editorial)
01/2023: IEEE Oregon ComSoc invited webinar "AI for 5G-Advanced towards 6G" (website)
12/2022: New article in IEEE Communications Magazine: 6G Digital Twin Networks: From Theory to Practice
09/2022: New article in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine: Embracing AI in 5G-Advanced Towards 6G: A Joint 3GPP and O-RAN Perspective
05/2022: Co-edited the IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on "Aerial Communications" (guest editorial)
04/2022: ITU AI for Good invited webinar "Embracing AI in 5G Evolution towards 6G" (website)
01/2022: New article in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine: An Overview of 5G Advanced Evolution in 3GPP Release 18
12/2021: Keynote "6G: Limitless Possibilities with Limitless Connectivity" at the CommNet 2021 (website)
12/2021: Panelist for "Standardization for UAVs and Drones" at the IEEE CSCN 2021 (website)
10/2021: Invited talk "What Will 6G Be?" at the 2021 CIE/USA-GYNC Annual Convention (website)
06/2021: Ericsson blog: The sky is not the limit: The past, present, and future of the Internet of Drones
06/2021: Panelist for "The Roadmap toward 6G" at the IEEE ICC'21 6G workshop (website)
04/2021: New article in IEEE Communications Magazine: On the Path to 6G: Embracing the Next Wave of Low Earth Orbit Satellite Access
03/2021: New article in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine: 5G from Space: An Overview of 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks
03/2021: 3GPP website is featuring our new book "5G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Standards" (3GPP News)
Recent External Recognitions and Awards
2023: Exemplary Technical Editor of IEEE Network for "outstanding service to IEEE Network magazine"
2023: Exemplary Associate Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Magazine for "outstanding service to IEEE IoT Magazine"
2022: Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) Achievement Award
2022: Invited to serve on the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council
2022: Exemplary Associate Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Magazine for "significant contributions made in furthering the objectives of the IoT initiative"
2021: Appointed as a Fellow Assessor of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
2021: IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize for the seminal work "The Sky Is Not the Limit: LTE for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
2021: IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award for “contributions to mobile communication systems and connected aerial vehicles”
2021: Elected to Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
2021-2023: Listed as one of the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar in the category of Internet of Things
2020: IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Award in Industry for “contributions to IoT, Aerial, and D2D communications in 5G NR and LTE Advanced”
2020-2023: Listed as one of the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University
2020: IEEE WCNC 2020 Best Paper Award for the work "Efficient Drone Mobility Support Using Reinforcement Learning"
2020: Elevated to IEEE Senior Member
The University of Texas at Austin (09/2011 - 11/2014)
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (08/2009 - 07/2011)
M.Phil. in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Tat. M. Lok
Tianjin University (09/2005 - 06/2009)
B. Eng. in Electronics Information Engineering
01/2022 - present, Senior Standards Engineer, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
12/2014 - 01/2022, Experienced/Senior/Master Researcher, Ericsson Research, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
05/2014 - 08/2014, Interim Engineering Intern, Qualcomm R&D, Bridgewater, NJ, USA.
05/2013 - 08/2013, R&D Summer Trainee Intern, Nokia Siemens Networks, Arlington Heights, IL, USA.
06/2012 - 08/2012, Summer Research Intern, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA.
Xingqin Lin is the 3GPP Lead at NVIDIA, spearheading 3GPP and ATIS standardization and conducting research at the intersection of 5G/6G and AI. Before joining NVIDIA, he was with Ericsson, leading 5G/6G research and standardization in focus areas. He was an Ericsson NextGen Advisory Board member, collaborating with Ericsson Executive Team on strategic projects. He is an expert in wireless communications and technology strategy and a key contributor to 5G NR, NB-IoT, and LTE standards. He helped establish the world’s first standards group on Generative AI in Telecom and serves as the founding co-chair of the ATIS AI Network Applications working group. 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.
He is co-author of the book “Wireless Communications and Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” and the lead editor of the books “5G and Beyond: Fundamentals and Standards” and "Fundamentals of 6G Communications and Networking." He has published 80+ refereed papers and contributed to 200+ patent applications, including standards essential inventions. His publications have been cited over 8,000 times. He has garnered several awards, including the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2021), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award (2021), IEEE WCNC Best Paper Award (2020), and IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional Award in Industry (2020), among others. He was included in the list of AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in the field of Internet of Things (2021-2023) and the list of the World’s Top 2% Scientists (2020-2023).
He serves/served as an editor of the IEEE Communications Letters (2015-2018), IEEE Communications Magazine (2022-now), IEEE Network (2021-now), IEEE Internet of Things Magazine (2021-now), and the lead guest editor for the IEEE Network special issue on "The Interplay Between Generative AI and 5G-Advanced toward 6G" and IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on “Digital Twins Meet Artificial Intelligence in 6G." He was recognized as an exemplary editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Magazine (2021 & 2022) and IEEE Network (2022). He is an IET Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and an IET Fellow Assessor. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, USA.