Professor Lajos Hanzo
Lajos Hanzo, received his Masters degree in electronics in 1976 and his Doctorate in 1983 from the Technical University of Budapest. In 2010 he was awarded the university’s highest honour, namely the Honorary Doctorate “Doctor Honaris Causa”. Since 1986 he has been with the University of Southampton, UK and in 2004 he was awarded the Doctor of Sciences (DSc) degree. During his 36-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been a member of academic staff in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he currently holds the Chair in Telecommunications and he is head of the Communications Research Area. He is also a Chaired Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Lajos Hanzo has co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books totalling about 10 000 pages on mobile radio communications, and published 1200+ research papers and book chapters at IEEE Xplore. He has also organised and chaired major IEEE conferences, such as WCNC’2006, WCNC’2009, VTC’2011, presented Tutorial/overview lectures at international conferences. He presented a number of named lectures and keynotes. Lajos is also an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of both the Communications Society and the Vehicular Society as well as a Fellow of both the IEEE and the IEE/IET, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). He is acting as a Governor of the IEEE VTS as well as of ComSoc. Lajos is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press. He has been awarded a number of distinctions, most recently the IEEE Wireless Technical Committee Achievement Award (2007), the IET Sir Monti Finniston Achievement Award across all disciplines of engineering (2008) and an Honorary Doctorate of the Technical University of Budapest (2010). His most recent paper awards are: WCNC’2007 in Hong Kong, ICC’2009 Dresden and ICC’2010 Cape Town. Currently he heads an academic research team working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications aiming for flawless telepresence, supported by rich three-dimensional audio/video communications. His research is sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European IST Programme and the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE), UK. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/lh and http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk/newcomms/?q=node/168.
Professor Ekram Hossain
Prof. Hossain leads the Wireless Communications, Networks, and Services (WiCoNS) research group at the University of Manitoba. His current research interest includes the following: Beyond 5G (B5G) cellular networks (spectrum/resource management, coexistence, distributed wireless access, scheduling, power control, network selection, fronthauling/backhauling, cloud-RAN, massive MIMO, cell-free large MIMO, mobility/handoff management, Machine learning/deep reinforcement learning and its applications to B5G networks. Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and massive machine-type communications. Resource management in multi-tier and drone-assisted cellular wireless networks. Economic and game-theory models for wireless/mobile communications networks. Wireless network virtualization. Software-defined wireless and mobile networking. Green radio and energy-harvesting communications. Mobile cloud and edge computing. Cyber physical systems (smart power grid and energy Internet, vehicular networks).
Professor Randall Berry
Prof. Berry research covers resource allocation problems that arise in networked systems ranging from communication networks to social networks. This work uses mathematical models to gain insights into such systems and draws on tools from stochastic modeling, optimization, economics and algorithms. Specific topics of current interest include developing distributed resource allocation techniques for wireless networks, dynamic spectrum sharing and wireless spectrum policy, understanding the role of incentives in network security and modeling learning and adoption in social networks.
Professor John M. Cioffi
John M. Cioffi taught Stanford’s graduate electrical engineering course sequence in digital communications for over 20 years from 1986 to 2008, when he retired to emeritus. Cioffi’s research interests were in the theory of transmitting the highest possible data rates on a number of different communications channels, many of which efforts were spun out of Stanford through he and/or his many former PhD students to companies, most notably including the basic designed used worldwide on more than 500 million DSL connections. Cioffi also over saw the prototype developments for the worlds first cable modem and digital-audio broadcast system. Cioffi pioneering the use of remote management algorithms to improve (over the internet or cloud) both wireline (DSL) and wireless (Wi-Fi) physical-layer transmission performance, an area often known as Dynamic Spectrum Management or Dynamic Line Management. Cioffi was co-inventer on basic patents for vectored DSL transmission and optimized MIMO wireless transmission. In his early career, Cioffi developed the worlds first full-duplex voiceband data modem while at Bell Laboratories, and the worlds first adaptively equalized disk read channel while at IBM. His courses and research projects over the years centered on these areas.
Professor John C.S. Lui
John C.S. Lui is currently the Choh-Ming Li Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. After his graduation, he joined the IBM Laboratory and participated in research and development projects on file systems and parallel I/O architectures. He later joined the CSE Department at CUHK. He has been a visiting professor in computer science departments at UCLA, Columbia University, University of Maryland at College Park, Purdue University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Universit degli Studi di Torino in Italy. Currently, he is leading a group of students and post-docs in the Advanced Networking and System Research Laboratory (ANSRLab), working on research problems like applying machine learning algorithms and mathematical analysis to network science, system security, and algorithmic design of large scale networking/computing systems. His current research interests are in machine learning on network sciences which have large data implications, large scale data analytics, network/system security, network economics, cloud computing, large scale distributed systems and performance evaluation theory. John is an active consultant to industry, believing that it is an effective way to do technology transfer and a wonderful way to learn about real and relevant research problems. John is currrently the senior editor in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has been serving in the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems , IEEE Transactions on Network Science & Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Performance Evaluation, Journal of Network Science and International Journal of Network Security. He is a member of the review panel in the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award committee, and has served at the IEEE Fellow Review Committees. John has also been a reviewer and panel member for NSF, Canadian Research Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). John served as the chairman of the CSE Department from 2005-2011, as well as the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering at CUHK (2014-2018). He received various departmental teaching awards and the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award. John also received the CUHK Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2011-2012). John is a co-recipient of the best paper award in the IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2005, IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2006, SIMPLEX 2013, and ACM RecSys 2017. He is an elected member of the IFIP WG 7.3, Fellow of ACM, Fellow of IEEE, Senior Research Fellow of the Croucher Foundation and was the past chair of the ACM SIGMETRICS (2011-2015). His personal interests include films and general reading.
Professor Khaled B. Letaief
Dr. Letaief is the New Bright Professor of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is an internationally recognized leader in wireless communications and networks with research interest in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data analytics systems, tactile Internet, and 5G systems and beyond. In these areas, he has over 600 journal and conference papers and given keynote talks as well as courses all over the world. He also has 15 patents, including 11 US inventions and served as consultants for different organizations including Huawei, ASTRI, ZTE, Nortel, Price water house Coopers, and Motorola. Dr. Letaief served in many leadership positions, including Dean of Engineering at HKUST, Provost at HBKU, Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology, Vice-President of IEEE Communications Society, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the well-regarded IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is currently the President of the IEEE Communications Society, the world’s leading organization for communications professionals with headquarter in New York City and members in 162 countries. As an esteemed scholar, Dr. Letaief is recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, which puts him among the preeminent individual researchers that are most highly cited. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the IEEE Marconi Prize Award in Wireless Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, IEEE Harold Sobol Award, and IEEE Joseph LoCicero Publications Exemplary Award, and Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award. He has also received many distinguished awards in the field of teaching excellence, including the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching (Highest university-wide teaching award at HKUST. Dr. Letaief is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of HKIE. He holds BS with Distinction, MS, and PhD Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA.
Professor Branka Vucetic
Professor Branka Vucetic’s work aims to develop theoretical framework and design principles for wireless communication systems. She is an internationally recognised expert in coding theory and its applications in wireless engineering. Professor Vucetic has held various research and academic positions in the UK, Yugoslavia and Australia, and since 1986 she has been with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Sydney University, where she is currently Laureate Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications. Her research interests include wireless communications, digital communication theory, error control coding and multi-user detection. Prof Vucetic published four books and more than three hundred papers in telecommunications journals and conference proceedings. She is a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), a Chinese Government Friendship Award recipient, an IEEE Fellow and a former Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. In the last several years she has managed several projects related to wireless communications networks development, addressing the issues like interference cancellation, multiple antenna signal processing and coding as well as multiple access technologies. Her current research activities are focused on advances in wireless networks and internet of things. With the rapidly growing mobile services, there has been an ever increasing demand for very high wireless transmission data rates up to tens-of-Gigabits/second. The conventional microwave bands below 6 GHz have already been heavily utilized and cannot meet this demand. However, the higher millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency band, ranging from 30GHz to 300GHz, offers large bands of unused spectrum and can potentially form the basis for the next revolution in wireless communications. The availability of tens GHz bandwidth in the mmWave band brings the possibility of developing hundreds Gbps data-rate wireless networks. She is working with her team on developing a fundamental theoretical framework and advanced signal processing and network protocols for mmWave systems. In the area of internet of things, her focus has been on providing wireless connectivity for mission critical applications, where ultralow latency and ultrahigh reliability are essential. Examples are automated power grids, information exchange between vehicles and supporting cloud infrastructure for detecting safety-critical situations, such as black ice, vehicle accident minimisation and adaptation to road conditions, remotely controlled and self-driven vehicles and remote robot-assisted surgeries. She is developing with her team analytical limits and criteria, and applying them to develop novel wireless communication methods and protocols at multiple layers of communication networks that will meet the stringent technical requirements for ultralow latency and ultrahigh reliability of mission-critical applications. A further issue that she is addressing is developing wireless power transfer systems for delivering energy to communication devices by micro and mmWave radiation. This provides communication nodes practically unlimited battery lives and eliminates the need for power cables and chargers. The focus is on creating sharp radio beams, which will have powers high enough to withstand propagation losses and deliver a considerable power to the communication devices and sensor receivers. The applications will be in large scale deployment of wireless sensor networks and commercial IoT applications, currently limited by short lifetime of batteries powering sensors and communication devices.
Professor Yuguang Fang
Yuguang Fang (F’08) received the M.S. degree from Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China in 1987, the Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA and from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida in 2000 and has been a Full Professor since 2005. He holds a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship (2017–2020, 2006–2009), University of Florida Term Professorship (2017–2019) a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship (Xidian University, Xi’an, China, 2008–2011; Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, 2015–2018), and Overseas Academic Master (Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2016–2018).,Dr. Fang was the recipient of the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2001, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2002, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society CISTC Technical Recognition Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award, and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (2006). He was also the recipient of the 2010–2011 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, the 2011 Florida Blue Key/UF Homecoming Distinguished Faculty Award, and the 2009 UF College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013–2017), the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications (2009-2012), and serves/served on several editorial boards of journals including the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2003–2008, 2011–2016), the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2000–2011), and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002–2009). He has been actively participating in conference organizations such as serving as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE INFOCOM’2014 and the Technical Program Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’2005. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (Based on document published on 28 December 2018).
Professor Milica Stojanovic
Milica Stojanovic is a Professor at Northeastern University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also a Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and a Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is affiliated with the AUV Laboratory. Milica’s research is in the areas of digital communications, signal processing, and communication networks. She is interested in communication system design and performance analysis for time-varying channels, with related applications to mobile wireless, and in particular to underwater acoustic communication channels. Milica is an active member of the IEEE (Fellow 2010) and the Acoustical Society of America. She serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and is the Chair of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Technical Committee on Underwater Communications. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Communication Letters, Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal of Physical Communication, and the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee.
Professor Gerhard P. Fettweis
Gerhard P. Fettweis earned his Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., in Berkeley, CA. Since 1994 he has been the Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with 20 companies from Asia, Europe, and the United States sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates 2 DFG centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC. Fettweis is an IEEE Fellow, member of the German academy acatech, and his most recent award is the Stuart Meyer Memorial Award from IEEE VTS. In Dresden he has spun-out eleven start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He has helped organize IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014. At ICSI, he is focusing on research on communications systems for implementing the Tactile Internet, in particular for use in unlicensed bands.
Professor Savo Glisic
CEO of Globalcom Institute for Networking Sciences and Professor emeritus at University of Oulu . Research interest: network optimization theory, network topology control and graph theory, spectrum sharing, artificial intelligence, block chain technology, cloud/edge/fog computing, networks information theory and network sciences. Latest Research Funding: 1. Ultra High Reliability Low Latency IoT Networks, NSF (US)/Academy of Finland, MIT Massachusetts & Northwestern Chicago, 2. Cognitive Capacity Harvesting Networks, NSF (US)/Academy of Finland, University of Florida, Mississippi State University 3. Future Wireless Networks, International Industry funded 4. Economic Models for Collaborative Access Network Provisioning, NSF(US)/Academy of Finland, Virginia Tech 5. NEWCOMs Network of Excellency in Wireless Networks, EU FP7