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I enjoy innovating for the future, collaborating with academia, and co-creating across the ecosystem, to accelerate technology development in the telecom industry.

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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

Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, and IEEE Network 

Industry Liaison Officer, IEEE ComSoc ETI on Aerial Communications

Fellow Assessor, Institution of Engineering and Technology

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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:

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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

Industrial Experience

Short Biography

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.


A thorough treatment of UAV wireless communications and networking research challenges and opportunities. Detailed, step-by-step development of carefully selected research problems that pertain to UAV network performance analysis and optimization, physical layer design, trajectory path planning, resource management, multiple access, cooperative communications, standardization, control, and security is provided. Featuring discussion of practical applications including drone delivery systems, public safety, IoT, virtual reality, and smart cities, this is an essential tool for researchers, students, and engineers interested in broadening their knowledge of the deployment and operation of communication systems that integrate or rely on unmanned aerial vehicles. 

Merouane Debbah - CentraleSupélec: "This book, written by the most prominent experts in the field, provides a complete in-depth analysis of UAV wireless communications. It should become a reference material for all the students, engineers and researchers who are building our next generation wireless communication networks."

Halim Yanikomeroglu - Carleton University, Ottawa: "This is the most comprehensive book on the rapidly evolving field of wireless communications and networking for UAVs. The authors are among the researchers who have made the most profound contributions to this emerging field. Their impressive command on the subject matter results in a thorough presentation taking theory, practice, and industrial standards into account. A must-read for researchers and engineers working in this field."

This book provides an accessible and comprehensive tutorial on the key enabling technologies for 5G and beyond, covering both the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art 5G standards. The book begins with a historical overview of the evolution of cellular technologies and addresses the questions on why 5G and what is 5G.  Following this, six tutorial chapters describe the fundamental technology components for 5G and beyond. These include modern advancements in channel coding, multiple access, massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), network densification, unmanned aerial vehicle enabled cellular networks, and 6G wireless systems. The second part of this book consists of five chapters that introduce the basics of 5G New Radio (NR) standards developed by 3GPP. These include 5G architecture, protocols, and physical layer aspects. The third part of this book provides an overview of the key 5G NR evolution directions. These directions include ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) enhancements, operation in unlicensed spectrum, positioning, integrated access and backhaul, air-to-ground communication, and non-terrestrial networks with satellite communication.