Doru Calin

Doru Calin

Doru Calin has been serving as an Adjunct Professor with Columbia University, in New York City since the academic year 2009-2010.

In parallel to his academic career. he has been acquiring a broad industry experience, which started right after his PhD graduation, as a Senior Research Engineer with Motorola Research Labs, Paris, France (1998 – 2001). He has been with Bell Labs in New Jersey since 2001, where he became a Bell Labs Fellow in 2016, being recognized 'for bridging the gap between theory and practice with key innovations at the foundation of the first metro cell products, commercial wireless capacity planning services and network protocols optimization solutions'. While at Bell Labs, he has been affiliated with Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and now Nokia, as parent companies. In this capacity, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions in research, applied research, management of research and consultancy, including Sr. Director and the Edge Cloud innovation Domain Leader at Nokia Mobile Networks’ CTO, with responsibilities for accelerating innovations in 5G, mobile network virtualization, mobile cloud computing, Industrial IoT, and verticals for adding business value to networks.

He holds 37 independent patents awarded in multiple countries and over 100 peer-reviewed publications/tutorials/keynotes. This includes scientific journals, book chapters, and refereed conferences. Dr. Calin has been leading the creation and incubation of novel technologies from inception stage to field trial in customer networks and market adoption. His innovations include critical patents and intellectual property which laid the foundation for the small cell commercial products, industrial-grade wireless capacity planning services and network protocols optimization solutions. He has received several major awards, including two Bell Labs President’s Gold Awards, four Bell Labs Teamwork Awards, the IEEE WCNC 2015 Best Paper Award, and the Motorola 3GPP Standard Award.

Dr. Calin served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2016 – 2018) and has been an Editorial Board Member of the Wireless Personal Communications International Journal since 2016.

He received the M.S. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1994, the M.S. degree in information technologies and industrial systems from the University of Versailles, in 1995, the Ph.D. (Hons.) degree in electrical and computer engineering from TELECOM SudParis, France, in 1998, and Executive education from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2020.