Prof. Marquez-Barja is a Professor at University of Antwerp, as well as a Professor in IMEC, Belgium. He is leading the Wireless Cluster at IDLab/imec Antwerp. He was and is involved in several European research projects such as CREW, FORGE, WiSHFUL, Fed4FIRE/FAVORITE, Fed4FIRE+, eWINE, CONCORDA, 5G-CARMEN, FLEXNET, FUTEBOL (Technical Coordinator), 5G-Mobix, PROTEGO, InterConnect, Dedicat-6G, Daemon, Vital-5G and 5G-Blueprint (Technical Coordinator) projects. He is a member of ACM, and a Senior member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and IEEE Education Society where he participates in the board of the Standards Committee. His main research interests are: 5G advanced architectures including edge computing; flexible and programmable future end-to-end networks; IoT communications and applications. He is also interested in vehicular communications, mobility, and smart cities deployments. Prof. Marquez-Barja is co-leading the Citylab Smart City testbed, part of the City of Things programme, and the SmartHighway testbed, both located in Antwerp, Belgium. Furthermore, he is also interested and active on education development, being actively involved in different research actions to enhance engineering education, in particular remote experimentation in e-learning systems. Prof. Marquez-Barja has given several keynotes and invited talks in different major events, as well as received 30 awards in his career so far, and co-authored more than 140 articles. He is also serving as Editor and Guest editor for different International Journals, as well as participating in several Technical Programme and Organizing Committees for several worldwide conferences/congresses.