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Mark Flanagan

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Mark F. Flanagan is a Funded Investigator at CONNECT in UCD.

Mark F. Flanagan received the B.E. and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCD, having been first appointed as SFI Stokes Lecturer in 2008. Prior to this, he held postdoctoral research fellowship positions with the University of Zurich, Switzerland, the University of Bologna, Italy, and the University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Prof. Flanagan has published more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. His research interests broadly span wireless communications, coding and information theory, and signal processing. Specific topics of interest include reconfigurable intelligent surface aided communications, energy harvesting communications, ultra-reliable low-latency communications, and non-orthogonal multiple access. He was a recipient of the Consolidator Laureate Award from the Irish Research Council (IRC) in 2018, and the Stokes Lectureship Award from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2008. In 2014, he was a Visiting Senior Scientist with the Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center, Munich, under a DLR-DAAD Fellowship. He serves as an external reviewer for international grant agencies including the American NSA and NSF. He has given invited presentations at venues including TU Vienna, EPFL Lausanne, the University of Zurich, and the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society.

Prof. Flanagan is an Executive Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of several IEEE international conferences. He served as TPC Co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE ICC 2020 and he is currently serving as TPC Co-Chair of the Workshop on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications at IEEE ICC 2021. He is currently serving as Lead Guest Editor for the Research Topic “Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication for Future Wireless Networks” in the journal Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is also currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Special Interest Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces of the Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He regularly serves on the TPC of top-tier international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE ICC, and he is a reviewer for many major international journals. He has been a member of the Steering Committee for the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) since 2012. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE (Communications and Information Theory Societies).


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