New Head of Ericsson Research appointed

New Head of Ericsson Research appointed 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --    * Sara Mazur is
appointed new Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research 
effective November 19, 2012 
* Mazur, currently Head of Systems Management at Business Unit
Networks, has 
wide experience in leading technology development 
Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) new Head of Ericsson Research, Group
Function Technology, has been named: Sara Mazur, a scientist with 17
years of experience
in research and development, who has held various
management positions within
the company. Mazur succeeds Jan Faerjh,
who has taken up another position within Ericsson as Head of
Standardization and Industry, Group Function Technology. 
Mazur, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, is currently Vice
and Head of System Management within Business Unit
Networks. Her most recent
focus has been on unit-wide technology and
research coordination and strategic
management of technologies. 
Mazur has worked on advanced technology throughout her career to
strengthen Ericsson's technical excellence. 
She started at Ericsson Research in 1995, and has since held many
positions in the group; among other things, she has served
as expert and head of a research unit responsible for radio network
Mazur will now be a member of Group Function Technology's leadership
team, headed by Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson, and will be based in
Stockholm, Sweden. 
Ewaldsson says: "Sara Mazur has worked very closely with the
development of the
telecommunications industry. It is because of
people like her that our company
is a technology leader. She will
bring her vast experience to lead our research
function to realize
technologies for the benefit of people, business and society." 
Mazur graduated with a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from the KTH
Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, where she is an
Associate Professor in fusion plasma physics. 
She says: "I have always been interested in, and curious about,
technology. I am a researcher at heart; 69 of my inventions have been
patented, and I am extremely happy to dedicate my time to working
with such skilled people at Ericsson Research. 
"Ericsson has the industry-leading research organization. It is a
great honor to join this team and lead its continuous success." 
Mazur has written several articles in international physics journals,
as well as papers on international conferences. She is the co-author
of a book on adaptive
She maintains close ties with several universities and is a member of
the strategic advisory board of the School of Electrical Engineering
at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and member of
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' (IVA's) education and
research division. 
Sara Mazur. Photo: Per Myrehed 
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