Three one6G leaders on the “100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G” list!

Three one6G leaders, including the one6G Chairwoman, Nancy Alonistioti have been listed among the 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G by the Women in 6G community for their remarkable work and accomplishments in the 6G sphere.


Nancy Alonistioti, in addition to being the chair of one6G Association, is also an associate professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She holds a BSc and a PhD in Informatics and Telecommunications. She has over 20 years of experience in numerous national and European projects, including project/technical management experience. She currently leads the SCAN group activities at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is also a member of the ETSI Experts group and the Greek standardization group ELOT (5G, smart city autonomic communications). Nancy is a highly cited author. She authored over 200 publications in mobile networks, IoT, NGI, SDN/NFV, autonomic communications, and reconfigurable mobile systems. She also coauthored 4 WO Patents.



Albena Dimitrova Mihovska, co-chairs the one6G Working Group 3. She holds a PhD degree in EEng (2008) from Aalborg University, Denmark. She has a strong academic research track record as an Associate Professor at Aalborg University (2008-2017) and Aarhus University (2017-2023). She is a Senior Research Expert at the Research, Innovation & Development Consortium (RDIC), Sofia, Bulgaria. She also holds positions of a CTO, SmartAvatar BV, the Netherlands, a Research Director at CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) Foundation, Skagen, Denmark, and a Board Member of EUROMERSIVE. Albena’s research interests lie in 6G connectivity for applications across vertical market segments. She is an ITU-T Focus Group on Metaverse (FGMV) Expert, and has been active within ITU-T standardisation since 2011. She serves on the Committees of several prominent IEEE events and has more than 200 peer-reviewed research publications, including several books on 6G.

Xueli An, is the co-chair of the one6G Working Group 3 and the Head of 6G Network Architecture Research Group at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Munich Research Center, Germany. Within Huawei, she leads the next generation mobile communication enabled vertical industry related research and corresponding industry development related activities. She has long experience in 5G research and deep engagement with the 5G enabled Industry 4.0 ecosystem. She has served as 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) working group “Use cases and Requirements” vice chair since 2018 and the NetworldEurope Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation working group vice chair since 2020. Her current research focuses on 6G network architecture design. Xueli published numerous peer-reviewed international journal/conference papers and filed/granted patent applications in the field of wireless communication, networking, etc. Xueli received her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands.


About the 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G list

The 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G list is published by Women in 6G, a community started with a mission to close the gender gap and increase diversity in 6G related careers. The aim of the 2024 edition of the 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G list was to put the spotlight on hidden figures and unknown voices in the 6G technology space. The nominations were reviewed by the Woman in 6G Selection Committee and were not based on any ranking system nor dominated by influencers or content creators. The full 100 Brilliant and Inspiring Women in 6G list of 2024 will be announced on the Women in 6G website on February 1, 2024.

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