IEEE ComSoc Student Tech Leadership Conference
9 April 2022 // Austin, Texas, USA

Industry Panel

“A Life of Learning” Industry Panel

MC:  Larry Horner, Intel

Nirwan AnsariNirwan Ansari

Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, MSEE from the University of Michigan, and BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (Wiley-IEEE, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 600 technical publications, over 330 published in widely cited journals/magazines. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He has served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals including as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, drone-assisted networking, and various aspects of broadband networks.

He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired some ComSoc technical and steering committees, is current Director of ComSoc Educational Services Board, has been serving in many committees such as the IEEE Fellow Committee, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses, distinguished lectures, tutorials, and invited talks. Some of his recognitions include several excellence in teaching awards, a few best paper awards, NCE Excellence in Research Award, several ComSoc TC technical recognition awards, NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award, NCE 100 Medal, NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He has also been granted more than 40 U.S. patents.


Ana Garcia Armada

Ana García Armada

Ana García Armada is currently a Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, where she is leading the Communications Research Group. She has been visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs and University of Southampton. Her research has resulted in 9 book chapters, and more than 200 publications in international journals and conferences, as well as 5 patents. She is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, Area Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Editor of the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies and is a regular member of the technical program committees of the most relevant international conferences in his field. She has been part of the organizing committee of the IEEE Globecom 2019 and 2021 (General Chair), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2018, 2019 and Fall 2018, IEEE 5G Summit 2017, among others. She has been Secretary and is now Vice-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Committee. She has been Secretary and Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee. She has been Member at Large of the Board of Governors and the Director of Online Content of the IEEE Communications Society from 2020-2021. From January 2022 she is the Vice President of Member and Global Activities of this society. She has held various management positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, including: Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Engineering degree, Deputy Vice Chancellor for International Relations and Director of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, among others. She has received the Award of Excellence from the Social Council and the Award for Best Teaching Practices from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, as well as the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014, the Outstanding Service Award 2019 from the SPCE committee of the IEEE Communications Society and the Outstanding Service Award 2020 from the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) standing committee.


Lynn Comp
Corporate Vice President, Cloud Business Group, AMD, USA

Bio: Lynn Comp joins Server BU leadership team as CVP, Cloud Business Group, reporting directly to Dan McNamara. Lynn joins us from Intel where she was most recently VP, Data Center Group, and GM, Visual Infrastructure Division. In that role, she was responsible for driving visual cloud strategic direction, product positioning and sales enablement for video delivery, cloud graphics, media processing and distribution.

Lynn’s primary focus areas were technology trends, goto-market strategy, real applications in market solutions, competitive positioning, and customer insights.

Lynn is responsible for AMD’s strategy as it relates to cloud service providers and mega-data center customer success in collaboration with engineering, sales, and marketing.

Technical Industry Expertise: B2B brand development, Integrated marketing, Market segments: video broadcasting, telecommunications, Product management, SaaS: video delivery, cloud graphics, media processing, Sales enablement.

Executive Leadership: Cross-team collaboration, Incubation startup culture, Mentor & coach, Public speaking, Strategy execution, Strategic partnerships: OEM, ODM. Lynn Comp holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University, and a master degree in Business administration from University of Phoenix.


Fawzi Behmann
TelNet Management Consulting Inc.

Fawzi is the president of TelNet Management Consulting since 2009 offering professional and consulting services in technology positioning of IoT/AI/5G and smart networking solutions across key markets segments such as smart homes & buildings, health & wellness, smart energy & infrastructure and smart communities & Cities.

Fawzi has published several papers and co-authored the recent book on “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley. He has been a keynote & distinguished Lecturer at several domestic and international conferences and events.

Fawzi is an active volunteer with IEEE and is currently the General Chair for WCNC 2022, IEEE ComSoc Director for North America Regional Board,  Ad-hoc committee on industry re-engagement, Vice chair of Member Service Board, MGA council rep to ComSoc Industry Outreach Board, Co-Chair IEEE SA Transdisciplinary Framework, Contributor to IEEE Future Direction Roadmap, voting member of IEEE IC,  Executive chair for 2023 ICCE, and others.

Prior, Fawzi held a variety of product and marketing leadership posts with semiconductor companies, networking equipment vendors and global service providers in the networking and communications domain with Tier 1 companies in Canada and US.

Among key projects, Fawzi was the chief architect and led the development of multi-year, multi-million dollar network management system for an international carrier  based on ITU TMN M.3000 spanning Satellite Base & Cable Stations, International Gateways and Network Control/Analysis Center.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction; Masters in Computer Science and Executive MBA