Jeongho Jeon (JJ) of Samsung Research America elected as Vice Chair of ATIS Next G Alliance Technology Working Group

[Next G Alliance TWG Vice-Chair, Jeongho Jeon (JJ)]

Samsung Electronics today announced that Dr. Jeongho Jeon (JJ), engineering manager in the Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab in Samsung Research America, was elected as a Vice Chair of the Technology Working Group within the ATIS Next G Alliance for a two-year term. This election outcome reflects the leadership that Samsung has demonstrated in developing the 4G/5G market and driving 6G research. Samsung published 6G whiter paper last July that covered Samsung’s vision on broad range of topics related with 6G from market trends, services, technical requirements, candidate technologies, and overall timeline of 6G commercialization.

Samsung is a founding member of the Next G Alliance along with 37 industry-leading partners. The Next G Alliance is an industry initiative organized by ATIS to advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the next decade. The Next G Alliance will encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness. The Technology Working Group within the Next G Alliance will address the key technologies comprising the National 6G Roadmap’s technology layer. These include new air interfaces, network architectures, spectrum access, x-haul, trust/privacy/security platforms, 6G Mobile-Network-Cloud fabric and sensing technologies. In coordination with the Next G Alliance Policy Committee, the Technology Working Group will engage with government agencies to initiate or expand upon development of critical Next G technologies; approach common stakeholder groups regarding funding opportunities; and identify critical areas not yet addressed in promoting North American Next G leadership.

JJ brings many years of experience in the areas of wireless communication research and standardization. Since joining Samsung Research America in 2018, he has been leading 6G advanced research efforts including terahertz communications, non-terrestrial networks, AI-empowered wireless communication systems design, shared spectrum, and mesh networks. He also served as a delegate to the O-RAN Alliance, where he contributed to the design of AI/ML-based intelligent networks. Before joining Samsung, he had more than 5 years of experience working as a delegate/feature lead/rapporteur to the 3GPP RAN1 working group, and played a critical role in the standardization of 4G LTE and 5G NR especially in the area of unlicensed band technology. JJ received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park while supported by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fellowship.

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