Dr. Tao Chen has been working in the telecom industry in Europe and China for more than twenty years. He is a seasoned project coordinator, senior researcher and enthusiastic innovator in wide areas of telecommunications. He has successfully turned research ideas into large projects and secured the funding for over 20 m€. He has long experience in coordinating large R&D projects in Europe. He initiated and coordinated the H2020 COHERENT project during 2015-2018. The project is one of first EU 5G PPP projects. He initiated and serves as the technical manager of the EU-China 5G collaborative project 5G-DRIVE, which is collaborated with the large 5G trial project led by China Mobile. In the past, he was very active to promote international research collaboration. He helped set up the 5G academic collaboration program between Finland and China, which involved over 20 top universities and research institutes. Dr. Chen is the guest editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Access, and was the founder and editor-in-chief of EAI Transactions on Cognitive Communications. He is the member of 5G PPP Steering Board, and the adjunct professor at University of Jyväskylä.