Thorsten Wild

Stuttgart, Germany
Head of Next Generation Wireless

Research Interests


Thorsten Wild received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Karlsruhe in 2001 and his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from University of Stuttgart in 2016. In 2001 he joined Alcatel as a research engineer, became part of Bell Labs in 2006 and part of Nokia Bell Labs in 2016. In 2017 he became department head of the Next Generation Wireless Systems team.

He has authored and co-authored more than 50 conference papers and more than 20 standardization technical documents for 3GPP NR and LTE, and holds more than 70 filed and granted patent families in communications. He achieved numerous patent awards, such as being the top 10 inventor in Nokia Stuttgart for granted patents for all time and being nominated for the Bell Labs Inventors Award in 2011. He was active contributor in several european projects, such as being the technical manager of the European 5GNOW research project. Thorsten Wild’s background is in signal processing, multi-antenna communication and physical layer design. He has been working on UMTS, LTE, LTE-A, multi-user MIMO, coordinated multi-point, channel estimation, limited feedback, 5G waveforms and 5G air interface design.



Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Stuttgart in 2016

Dipl-Ing. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Karlsruhe in 2001

Selected articles and publications

T. Wild, F. Schaich, Y. Chen, “5G Air Interface Design based on Universal Filtered (UF-)OFDM”, DSP’14, Hongkong, August 2014

T. Wild, F. Schaich, “A Reduced Complexity Transmitter for UF-OFDM”, IEEE VTCspring 2015, Glasgow

    F. Schaich, T. Wild, Y. Chen , "Waveform contenders for 5G - suitability for short packet and low latency transmissions", IEEE VTCs'14, Seoul, Korea, April 2014

    Wunder, G.; Jung, P.; Kasparick, M.; Wild, T.; Schaich, F.; Yejian Chen; Brink, S.; Gaspar, I; Michailow, N.; Festag, A; Mendes, L.; Cassiau, N.; Ktenas, D.; Dryjanski, M.; Pietrzyk, S.; Eged, B.; Vago, P.; Wiedmann, F., "5GNOW: non-orthogonal, asynchronous waveforms for future mobile applications," Communications Magazine, IEEE , vol.52, no.2, pp.97,105, February 2014
    doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2014.6736749

    3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 #85, R1-165014 “Subband-wise filtered OFDM for New Radio below 6 GHz”, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Nanjing, China, 23rd-27th May 2016

      Wild, T., "A Rake-Finger Based Efficient Channel State Information Feedback Compression Scheme for the MIMO OFDM FDD Downlink," Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2010-Spring), 2010 IEEE 71st , vol., no., pp.1,5, 16-19 May 2010
      doi: 10.1109/VETECS.2010.5493723

      Wild, T.; Le-Hang Nguyen; ten Brink, S., "Multi-Stage Channel Estimation across Multiple Cells in Uplink Joint Reception," Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2013 IEEE 77th , vol., no., pp.1,6, 2-5 June 2013
      doi: 10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6692646

      Wild, T., "Comparing Downlink Coordinated Multi-Point Schemes with Imperfect Channel Knowledge," Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 2011 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 5-8 Sept. 2011
      doi: 10.1109/VETECF.2011.6092923

      Wild, T., "Coping with out-of-cluster leakage in downlink coordinated multi-point," Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2011 8th International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.710,714, 6-9 Nov. 2011
      doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2011.6125443


      "5G System Design - Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research, Wiley, 2018, Editors: Patrick Marsch, Oemer Bulakci, Olav Queseth and Mauro Boldi (Editors), Chapter "Radio Frontend and PHY/MAC Design" ISBN 9781119425120;

      "Coordinated Multi-Point in Mobile Communications", Cambridge University Press, 2011, Editors: P. Marsch, G. Fettweis, Chapter "Simulation and Link-2-System Mapping Methodology"

      "Towards 5G: Applications, Requirements and Candidate Technologies", Wiley, January 2017, Editors: R. Vannithamby, S. Talwar , Chapter "New Physical-layer Waveforms for 5G"

      "Orthogonal waveforms and filter banks for future communication systems", Elsevier, July 2017, Editors: M. Renfors, X. Mestre, E. Kofidis, F. Bader, Chapter "New Waveforms for New Services in 5G"


      More than 50 filed and granted patents in wireless communications.