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Jochen Maes

Antwerp, Belgium
Group Leader


Jochen Maes joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2006 where he has continuously been shifting the limits of copper. He is head of the Copper Access research team within the Fixed Networks program, focused on leveraging legacy copper infrastructure through innovations in systems and transceiver design. His previous work includes G.vector and G.fast, which received the Broadband Infovision Award in 2010 and 2014 and the Bell Labs President’s Award in 2011. Jochen contributes to several ITU standards, is senior member of IEEE, and holds a Masters degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Science.

Selected Articles and Publications

J. Maes and C.J. Nuzman, ‘The Past, Present and Future of Copper Access’, Bell Labs Technical Journal Vol. 20, pp 1-10, 2015.

W. Coomans, R.B. Moraes, K. Hooghe, A. Duque, J. Galaro, M. Timmers, A.J. van Wijngaarden, M. Guenach, and J. Maes, ‘XG-FAST: Towards 10 Gb/s Copper Access’, proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2014, Dec. 2104.

M. Timmers, M. Guenach, C. Nuzman, and J. Maes, ‘G.fast: Evolving the Copper Access Network,’ IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.51, No.8, pp. 74-79, August 2013.

J. Neckebroek, M. Moeneclaey, M. Guenach, M. Timmers, and J. Maes, ‘Comparison of error-control schemes for high-rate communication over short DSL loops affected by impulsive noise,’ proceedings of IEEE ICC, June, 2013.

M. Timmers, D. Vanderhaegen, D. Van Bruyssel, M. Guenach, and J. Maes, ‘Transmitter Controlled Adaptive Modulation: Concepts and Results,’ Bell Labs Technical Journal Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 153-169, 2013.

V. Oksman, H. Schenk, A. Clausen, J.M. Cioffi, M. Mohseni, G. Ginis, C. Nuzman, J. Maes, M. Peeters, K. Fisher, and P.-E. Eriksson, ‘The ITU-T’s new G.vector standard proliferates 100 Mb/s DSL’ IEEE Communications Magazine, pp. 140-148, October 2010.

J. Maes, M. Guenach, and M. Peeters‚ Statistical MIMO channel model for gain quantification of DSL crosstalk mitigation techniques’, proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC09), Dresden, May 2009.


10+ granted patents; 20+ pending patents