Tao Tao

Shanghai, China
Head of NG-Wireless MTC, Bell Labs China


Dr. Tao Tao leads the Next Generation Wireless MTC Department of Nokia Bell Labs China. He received a B.Sc degree from Southeast University, China, in 2006, and a Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2014. His research interests include small cell, coexistence mechanism in unlicensed band, positioning, ultra-reliable low latency wireless communication for industrial automation and sidelink communication. He has co-authored more than 20 publications and more than 200 patent applications (46 are granted till end of 2021). 


  • June 2010 – September 2014, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, PhD, Wireless Communication, Grade: 1.3
  • April 2007 – January 2010, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, Master, Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Grade: Summa cum laude (1.3)
  • September 2002 – July 2006, Southeast University, China, Bachelor, Communication Engineering, Grade: top 10%

Selected articles and publications

  • Extreme Communication in 6G: Vision and Challenges for `in-X' Subnetworks, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, 2021 accepted
  • ”System-Level Analysis of D2D Relaying for Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Wireless Control”,  IEEE VTC Fall 2021.
  • “Cooperative D2D Relaying for Industrial Wireless Control with Survival Time”, accepted by 2021 IEEE Globecom Workshops.
  • Opportunities and Challenges for NR RAT-Dependent Based Positioning, 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall)
  • Enhanced CSI Acquisition Scheme for NR TDD Systems with Partial Channel Reciprocity, 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring) (SCI)
  • TOA Estimation Scheme Based on CNN for B-IFDM-Based Preambles, 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring) (SCI)
  • Joint Channel Access Mechanism and Scheduling Design for Licensed Assisted Access System, 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring) (SCI)
  • A New PRACH Transmission Scheme in Unlicensed Spectrum, 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring) (SCI)
  • Enhanced LBT algorithm for LTE-LAA in Unlicensed Band, 2015 IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) (SCI)

Honors & Awards

2020 - Award of "A top inventor in standard essential patent candidate first filings"

2021 - Award of "Outstanding Achievement in Standard Essential Patents"

2021 - Award of "Top Inventor in Shanghai"