2017 Forum programme

Wonil Roh
 Wonil Roh

Vice President & Head of Advanced Communications Lab.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Korea, Republic of


Dr. Roh is currently a Vice President and Head of Advanced Communications Lab at Samsung Electronics Corp in Korea, responsible for research of next generation mobile communications technologies.

He started working at Samsung Electronics in 2003 in research and development of CDMA and Mobile WiMAX base-stations with the main focus on multi-antenna algorithms and system analysis. Then he led overall WiMAX standard activities and strategy in Samsung including IEEE, the WiMAX Forum and ITU-R, and served as Chair of Technical Working Group (TWG) of the WiMAX Forum from 2006 to 2011.  Since 2011, he has been leading research efforts for thenext generation cellular (Beyond 4G or 5G) technologies at DMC R&D Center with a focus on development of disruptive technologies and feasibility studies. Dr. Roh holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in USA.