Sara Mazur is Director Strategic Research at Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Chair Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, WASP.
Prior to taking up these positions, Mazur was Vice President and Head of Research at Ericsson, responsible for all research at Ericsson globally and leading the global research organization Ericsson Research, a position she held 2012-2018. Mazur worked 23 years for Ericsson on advanced technology and research to strengthen Ericsson’s technical excellence and has held many management positions in the group.
Mazur is since 2013 member of the Board of Directors of Saab AB and since 2018 member of the Board of Directors of Investor AB. She is also member of the boards of Combient AB and Nobel Media AB.
Mazur holds a Master’s of Science degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She is also an appointed Associate Professor in Fusion Plasma Physics in the same institute. 2015 she was appointed Honorary Doctorate Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
Mazur is the inventor of 69 granted patents and has authored several journal articles in international physics journals and conference papers on international conferences. She is the co-author of the book Handbook of antennas in wireless communication.
Mazur maintains close ties with academia and research institutes. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), department XI, Education and Research, and previously member of the boards of Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Chalmers Technical University, and the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology.