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Deputy Head of Department
Associate professor
Supervisor of PhD students: 
Curriculum vitae 
Zdenek Becvar received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Now, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2006 to 2007, he joined Sitronics R&D centre in Prague focusing on speech quality in VoIP. Furthermore, he was involved in research activities of Vodafone R&D center at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2009. He was on internships at Budapest Politechnic, Hungary (2007), CEA-Leti, France (2013), and EURECOM, France (2016). He has participated in several European and national research projects focused on mobile networks. In 2013, he becomes representative of the Czech Technical University in Prague in ETSI and 3GPP standardization organizations. He is a member of more than 15 program committees at international conferences and workshops. He also acts as a review for many prestigious journals including prestigious journals published by IEEE, Wiley, Elsevier or Springer. He published 4 book chapters and more than 60 conference or journal papers. He works on development of solutions for future mobile networks (5G and beyond) with special focus on optimization of radio resource management, mobility support, device-to-device communication, self-optimization, architecture of radio access network, and small cells.

Work experience

  • May-Jun 2016: EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France (2 months), Visiting researcher at Communications System Department
  • since 05/2014: Czech Technical University in Prague, Associate Professor at Dept. of Telecommunication Engineering
  • Jan-Jul 2013: CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France (6 months), Visiting researcher at Wireless Communication Laboratory (LESC)
  • 2011 - 2014: Czech Technical University in Prague, Assistant Professor at Dept. of Telecommunication Engineering
  • 2008 - 2010: Czech Technical University in Prague, Researcher at Dept. of Telecommunication Engineering
  • 2009: Vodafone RDC at CTU in Prague, Czech Republic, PhD student focused on testbed for wireless networks
  • April 2007: Budapest Politechnic, Faculty of Electrical Eng., Hungary (1 month), Study stay at Department of Telecommunication
  • 2006 - 2007: Sitronics R&D centre, Prague, Czech Republic, PhD student researcher focused on VoIP speech quality improvement
  • 2005 - 2010: Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, Thesis: Reduction of Handover Interruption in Mobile Networks
  • 1999 - 2005: M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, Thesis: Bluetooth modul for radiomodem
Currently taught courses
  • Mobile Networks
  • Wireless Technologies and Sensor Networks
Supervised PhD students
  • Mehyar Najla, co-supervisor (2016 – 2020), Learning for Device-to-Device communication
  • Jan Plachy (2014 – 2018), Big Data in 5G Cellular Networks
  • Alaa Almoustafa (2015 – 2019), Device-to-device communication in cellular networks
  • Tomas Dragoun (2014 – 2020), Energy efficient mobile communications
  • Alumni
    • Michal Vondra (2010 – 2015), Allocation of Resources in Network with Small Cells, dean's award for prestigious PhD thesis
Supervisor of master and bachelor students
  • More than 20 master students
  • Four bachelor students
Teaching and university committees
  • Coordinator of master's double-degree with NTUST, Taiwan and with EURECOM, France
  • Member of Committee for PhD studies in Telecommunications at FEE, CTU
  • Member of Board of Electronics and Communications study program at CTU
Selected recent projects
  • Combined Radio Frequency and Visible Light Bands for Device-to-Device communication (01/2017 – 12/2019)
    Research project no. P102/17/17538S funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
    Role: researcher and supervisor of students in area of mobility management
  • Mobile Edge Computing and Functional Splitting for Scheduling of Radio Resources (10/2016 – 09/2019)
    Funded by FOXCONN Taiwan
    Role: principal investigator, development of MAC control functions splitting between BBU and RRHs in C-RAN
  • Game theoretic aspects of wireless spectrum access (07/2016 – 06/2018)
    Funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
    Role: leader of CTU team, resource allocation, spectrum sharing, emulation of network
  • FP7 TROPIC (09/2012-04/2015)
    Funded by European Commission
    Roles: WP leader (Scenarios, Architecture, and Market Analysis), architecture design, path selection, developent of AR application
  • Prediction Algorithms for Efficient Mobility Management in Wireless Networks (01/2011-12/2014)
    Postdoc project funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
    Role: principal researcher, design of prediction algorithms for mobility management (NCL, admission, handover) in future mobile networks
  • FP7 FREEDOM (01/2010-12/2011)
    Funded by European Commission
    Role: WP leader (Control procedures for RRM), mobility management for networks with small cells

Selected recent publications

  1. M. Vondra, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, "Vehicular network-aware route selection considering communication requirements of users for ITS", IEEE Systems Journal, 2016, in press.
  2. P. Mach, Z. Becvar, "Energy-aware Dynamic Selection of Overlay and Underlay Spectrum Sharing for Cognitive Small cells", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016, in press.
  3. J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, "Path Selection Enabling User Mobility and Efficient Distribution of Data for Computation at the Edge of Mobile Network", Computer Networks, Vol. 108, October, 2016.
  4. P. Mach, Z. Becvar, "Cloud-aware Power Control for Real-time Application Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing," Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 27, No. 5, May 2016.
  5. M. Vondra, Z. Becvar, "Distance-based Neighborhood Scanning for Handover Purposes in Network with Small Cells", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 883 - 895 , 2016.
  6. P. Mach, Z. Becvar, T. Vanek, "In-Band Device-to-Device Communication in OFDMA Cellular Networks: A Survey and Challenges," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 17, No. 4, November 2015.
  7. R.G. Cheng, N.S. Chen, Y.F. Chou and, Z. Becvar, "Offloading Multiple Mobile Data Contents through Opportunistic Device-to-device Communications," Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 84, No. 3, October 2015.
  8. Z. Becvar, P. Mach, M. Vondra, "Self-optimizing neighbor cell list with dynamic threshold for handover purposes in networks with small cells", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 15, No. 13 pp. 1-16, 2015.
  9. P. Mach, Z. Becvar, R. Bestak, "Handover of Relay Stations for Load Balancing in IEEE 802.16," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2013.
  10. Z. Becvar, P. Mach, B. Simak, "Improvement of Handover Prediction in Mobile WiMAX by Using Two Thresholds," Computer Networks, Elsevier, Vol. 55, No. 16, November 2011.


  • Third place in Mobicom 2015 App Contes with Android application Percipio
  • Dean’s award for prestigiuous PhD thesis to my PhD student Michal Vondra (2015)
  • Dean’s award for outstanding master thesis to my master student Jan Plachy (2014)

    Standardization bodies

  • ETSI – representative of Czech Technical University in Prague since 2013
  • 3GPP – 3GPP – contributor and representative of Czech Technical University in Prague since 2013

    Reviewer for journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
  • Computer Networks
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • International Journal of Communication Systems
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Radioengineeering
  • Mobile Networks and Applications
  • AEUE – International Journal of Electronics and Communications

    Editorial board of journals

  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Journal of Convergence Information Technology
  • International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services

    Conference committees

    • IEEE Globecom 2017: Mobile and Wireless Networks track – TPC member
    • IEEE CloudNet 2017 – General co-chair
    • IEEE WCNC 2017 – TPC member
    • IEEE ICC 2017 workshop WDN-5G – TPC member
    • IWCMC 2017 – Steering committee
    • IGBSG 2016 – Track Chair
    • IEEE VTC 2015-Spring – Reviewer
    • IEEE WCNC 2015 workshop WDN-CN’15 – TPC member
    • ISNCC 2015 – TPC member
    • ISNE 2015 – TPC member
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 workshop Broadband Wireless Access – Publicity chair & TPC
    • IEEE PIMRC 2014 workshop WDN-CN2014 – TPC member
    • IEEE WCNC 2014 workshop CLEEN – TPC member
    • IEEE PIMRC 2013 – TPC member
    • IEEE PIMRC 2013 workshop WDN-CN2013 – TPC member
    • IEEE VTC-Fall 2013 workshop CLEEN – TPC member
    • IFIP Networking 2012, Prague, May 2012, Organizing committee – Workshop Chair
    • International Conference on Networks, TPC member since 2008
    • TPC of various conferences organized by AICIT
    Society memberships
    • IEEE Communication Society
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
    • Czech – Native
    • English – Fluent (C1)
    • French – Basic (A2)
    • German – Basic (A1)
    Other skills
    • Simulation tools: MATLAB
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