Dr. Alain A.M. Mourad is a Director Engineering R&D at InterDigital. He is currently leading the research and development of Next Generation Radio Access Networks at InterDigital International Labs (Europe and Asia). Prior to joining InterDigital, Dr. Mourad was a Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Dr Mourad has held various leadership roles in the industry, invented over 40 granted patents and several other patent applications, and authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) twice in 2012 and 2013, in 2016 InterDigital Innovation Award for the "idea, creation, and execution of InterDigital Europe", and in 2018 InterDigital Innovation Award for "outstanding results through the 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul project".