Sofiene Affes received the Engineering Diploma in Telecom and the Ph.D. Degree (Hons.) in Signal Processing from Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was Research Associate with INRS, Montreal, QC, Canada, until 1997, Assistant Professor until 2000, and Associate Professor until 2009. He is currently Full Professor at INRS and Director of PERWADE, a unique M$4 research-training program on wireless in Canada involving 27 academic and industrial partners from 8 universities and 10 industrial organizations. He has been twice the recipient of a Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award from NSERC, from 2008 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2016. From 2003 to 2013, he was Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications. Since October 2017, he holds a Cyrille-Duquet Research Chair in Telecommunications. In 2008 and 2015, he received the VTC and ICUWB Chair Recognition Award and Certificate from IEEE VTS and MTT-S, respectively, for exemplary contributions as General Co-Chair to the success of both conferences held at their Fall 2006 and 2015 editions in Montreal. He recently served as General Chair of IEEE PIMRC 2017 also held in Montreal. His team received Best Paper Awards at IEEE Globecom 2007, IEEE ICASSP 2008, and IEEE VTC 2010-Fall. He currently acts or previously acted as an Associate Editor for three IEEE Transactions on Communications, Signal Processing, and Wireless Communications, for the Wiley Journal on Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing, and for MDPI Sensors Journal. His current personal R&D project is: Enabling Radio Access Strategies for Pervasive and Smart Applications of Wireless in the New Digital Economy.