Stephen S Mwanje is a Research Project Manager leading "Network Automation" research and standardization efforts in Nokia Standards. He is an inventor or co-inventor on more than 70 patent applications, a co-author on more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and the main author of the book "Towards Cognitive Autonomous Networks: Network Management Automation for 5G and Beyond". He received his Ph.D. (Dr. Ing.) degree with summa cum laude at the Ilmenau University of Technology, in Germany. He is currently driving standardization of intent and AI/ML management interfaces in 3GPP SA5 while also contributing to harmonizing SA5 standards with TMF, ORAN and other related organizations.
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