Haibin Zhang

Professor Mobile Networks

Specialist and strategist in next-generation wireless networks, Green Wireless, and radio/wireless/mobile communications in general. His recent focus is 5G/6G radio networks and how 5G/6G may empower vertical sectors. Coordinates knowledge acquisition activities in the area of network technologies, in particular for international and European collaboration.

Research area

In my research I focus on wireless communication technologies for mobile networks (5G and beyond), ranging from wireless system design, radio network resource management (both model-based and AI-based), to physical-layer technologies abstraction and radio propagation. My recent research activities aim to design and develop flexible, robust and intelligent wireless networking, in particular radio network architecture and management mechanisms, to fulfil dynamically varying needs (e.g. a combination of extremely high data rate, low latency and high reliability) of different applications which are highly related to public policies and extremely relevant in a post COVID-19, wartime, and the Green Deal context: healthcare, energy, smart mobility, etc. My research work contributes directly to the PMC cluster “Fast and Open Infrastructures” within the TNO ICT Unit.

Recent results

In the past years, I have been focusing on how 5G may empower telecom sector as well as vertical sectors (smart industry, healthcare, smart mobility, etc.), and its social impact. I have initiated/am initiating new national and international research projects (proposals), e.g. H2020 EU-Taiwan Clear5G (as Technical Manager), H2020 5G-HEART, in close collaboration with National Taiwan University and other (inter)national academic partners, telecom industry and vertical stakeholders. I was co-chair of the mobile group of GreenTouch, management committee member of COST IC1004 and COST IRACON, and serves in the Expert Advisory Group of the European NetWorld2020 organization. More recently, I have jointly proposed successfully a new COST Action INTERACT , focusing on new emerging radio communication technologies, together with 84 other industrial and academic partners in the whole Europe and internationally.

Top publications

  • Apoorva Arora, Toni Dimitrovski, Remco Litjens, Haibin Zhang, ‘ML-based slice management in 5G networks for emergency scenarios”, Proceedings of EuCNC 2021, Porto, Portugal, 2021.
  • Meng Lu, Haibin Zhang, Bastiaan Wissingh, Robbin Blokpoel, “Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries: Health, aquaculture and transport”, Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, Helsinki, Finland, April 27-30, 2020.(conference cancelled due to COVID-19, abstract published).
  • Varun Nair, Remco Litjens, Haibin Zhang, “Optimisation of NB-IoT deployment for smart energy distribution networks”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, pp. 1-15, July 2019.
  • Ljupco Jorguseski, Haibin Zhang, Sylvie Dijkstra-Soudarissanane, Michal Golinski, 2018, April, “LTE Delay Assessment for Real-Time Management of Future Smart Grids”, Mobile Networks and Applications, pp. 1-8, April 2018.

Den Haag - New Babylon

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NL-2595 DA The Hague

Postal address

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