Mahdi Boloursaz Mashhadi received a dual major B.S. degree (Hons.) in electrical and industrial engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran, in 2011, 2013 and 2018, respectively. He is currently a lecturer (assistant professor) at the 5GIC & 6GIC, Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, UK and a visiting researcher at the Intelligent Systems and Networks (ISN) research group, Imperial College London, UK. He previously worked as a research associate at Imperial College London, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Queens’ University, Canada. His research is focused at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) with wireless communications, including the role of AI/ML in beyond 5G wireless networks, design of the air interface for distributed learning, and reinforcement/federated learning for wireless communications. He is a member of the judges panel at the second “AI/ML in 5G challenge” organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He also chaired an invited session on “ML for communications” at the Asilomar conference on signals, systems and computers 2021. Dr. Mahdi Boloursaz Mashhadi’s awards include the Best Paper Award at the EWDTS 2012 conference, and several national, regional, and IEEE grants. He serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.