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Jochen Maes

Antwerp, Belgium
Department Head


Jochen Maes joined Bell Labs in 2006 where he continuously shifts the limits of copper. He is head of the Copper Access and Indoor department within the Fixed Networks lab of Nokia Bell Labs, focused on leveraging legacy copper infrastructure through innovations in systems and transceiver design. His work received the Broadband Infovision Award in 2010 and 2014 and the Bell Labs President’s Award in 2011. Jochen contributes to several standardization bodies, He is Bell Labs Fellow, senior member of IEEE, and holds a Masters degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Science.

Selected Articles and Publications

W. Lanneer, P. Tsiaflakis, J. Maes, and M. Moonen, ‘Linear and nonlinear precoding based dynamic spectrum management for downstream vectored G.fast transmission’, proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2015, Dec. 2015.


J. Maes, C.J. Nuzman, and P. Tsiaflakis, ‘Sensitivity of Nonlinear Precoding to Channel Variations in G.fast’, proceedings of EUSIPCO 2016, pp. 290-294, Aug. 2016.


W. Coomans, R.B. Moraes, K. Hooghe, A. Duque, J. Galaro, M. Timmers, A.J. van Wijngaarden, M. Guenach, and J. Maes, ‘XG-FAST: The 5th Generation Broadband’, IEEE Communications Magazine, Dec. 2015.


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


J. Maes, and C. Nuzman, ‘Energy Efficient Discontinuous Operation in Vectored G.fast’, proceedings of ICC2014.


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.


A.R. Forouzan, M. Moonen, J. Maes, and M. Guenach, ‘Joint level 2 and 3 dynamic spectrum management for upstream VDSL’, IEEE Transactions on Communications Vol. 59, No 10, pp 2851-2861, 2011.


J. Maes, M. Timmers, and M. Guenach, ‘Spectral Compatibility of In-Home and Access Technologies’, proceedings of IEEE ISPLC, Italy, April 2011.


M. Guenach, C. Nuzman, K. Hooghe, J. Maes, and M. Peeters, ‘Reduced dimensional power optimization using class AB and G line drivers in DSL’, proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Miami, December 2010.


J . Maes, C. Nuzman, A. Van Wijngaarden, D. Van Bruyssel, ‘Pilot-based crosstalk channel estimation for vector-enabled VDSL systems’, proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2010), Princeton, March 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.


20+ granted patents; 20+ pending patents