James Gross received his Ph.D. degree from TU Berlin in 2006. From 2008-2012, he was assistant professor and head of the Mobile Network Performance Group at RWTH Aachen University, as well as a member of the DFG-funded UMIC Research Centre of RWTH. Since November 2012, he has been with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, as professor. He also serves as director for the ACCESS Linneaus Centre and is a member of the board of KTH’s Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems. His research interests are broadly in the area of mobile systems and networks, with a focus on critical machine-to-machine communications, cellular networks, resource allocation, as well as performance evaluation methods. He has (co-)authored over 100 (peer-reviewed) papers in international journals and conferences. His work has been awarded multiple times, including best paper awards at ACM MSWiM 2015, the Best Demo Paper Award at IEEE WoWMoM 2015, the Best Paper Award at IEEE WoWMoM 2009, and the Best Paper Award at European Wireless 2009. In 2007, he was the recipient of the ITG/KuVS dissertation award for his Ph.D. thesis. Apart from his academic work, he is co-founder of the spin-off R3 Communications GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up in the area of critical industrial wireless networking.