Meryem Simsek

Dr. Meryem Simsek is head of the Network Architecture Research (NAR) Lab at Nokia Bell Labs and is leading an interdisciplinary team of experts to drive network architecture innovations across multiple network layers and across all network segments. Previously, Dr. Simsek has held various scientific leadership roles with VMware, Intel Labs, UC Berkeley, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) Berkeley, and Technical University Dresden. Her research background and interest span a wide range of topics including but not limited to distributed systems, (mobile) network technologies, AI/ML and multi-agent systems, E2E system modelling and optimization, game theory, control theory. Dr. Simsek is a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize in 2015, the Rising Star in Computer Networking and Communications by N2Women in 2019, the Edge Computing World Edge Women of the year top 10 finalist in 2022, and the IEEE ComSoc Tactile Internet Technical Committee Service award in 2023.