Standards and 5G Mobility


Creating future mobility experiences

Standards 5G and Mobility is committed to developing technologies that enable ubiquitous access to information and provide immersive multimeida experiences for mobility users.

Our research focuses on:

  • Wireless standards and technology including 5G, LTE-A, IoT
  • RF & fast prototyping of 5G wireless systems
  • Multimedia standards and technology including VR, HDR, All-IP delivery

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Our team is comprised of expert researchers and engineers with diverse backgrounds and skills. We have a healthy mix of fresh graduates from top universities and industry veterans with strong track records from leading technology companies and startups. We are creative, fast and driven to help Samsung succeed. 


Lab head

Charlie Zhang

Dr. Charlie Jianzhong Zhang is a Vice President and Head of the Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab with Samsung Research America, where he leads research and standards for 5G cellular systems and next generation multimedia networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison. From August 2009 to August 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, and Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007, working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with the Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on the IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms. Charlie is a Fellow of IEEE.

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