Distinguished Lecturer Program

Distinguished Lecturers Committee Chair: Weihua Zhuang

Program Coordinator: Fabrice Labeau

The IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Program provides Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) local chapters throughout the world with presentations by experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community.

  • The program is open to to any IEEE VTS chapter.
  • Speaker Expenses: Subsidy for speaker travel/lodging expenses is available from the Society; requires prior approval.
    • Distinguished Lecturers (DL): reimbursement for travel/lodging costs up to a limit of $1,500 (domestic)/$3,000 (international) per tour
    • Distinguished Speakers (DS): DSs are Distingusihed Lecturers who have reached their term limit but who are still very much in demand; partial reimbursement of costs up to $500 per tour/trip. It is recommended that requestors take advantage of trips by DSs in their region to request seminars.
  • See Detailed guidelines for specific conditions: Guidelines.
  • To Request A Speaker, fill out the online Lecture Request form.

Current VTS Distinguished Lecturers and Distinguished Speakers

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Distinguished Lecturers:
Prof. Bo Ai
Dr. Bilal Akin
Dr. Nallanathan Arumugam
Dr. Vijay Bhargava
Dr. Nady Boules
Prof. Alain Bouscayrol
Dr. Lin Cai
Dr. K.T. Chau
Dr. Jiming Chen
Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa
Dr. Marco Di Renzo
Dr. Pingzhi Fan
Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang
Dr. Yue Gao
Prof. Alfredo Grieco
Prof. Ekram Hossain
Dr. Abbas Jamalipour
Dr. Riku Jantti
Dr. Nei Kato
Dr. Alireza Khaligh
Prof. Inkyu Lee
Dr. Geoffrey Li
Prof. Phone Lin
Dr. Shiwen Mao
Dr. David Matolak
Dr. Jelena Misic
Dr. Yi Lu Murphey
Dr. Yi Qian
Dr. Kui Ren
Dr. Hamid Sharif
Dr. Sumei Sun
Dr. Xianbin Wang
Dr. Junmin Wang
Dr. Yue-Yun Wang
Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu
Dr. Lie-Liang Yang
Dr. Tao Zhang
Prof. Yan Zhang
Dr. Rosa Zheng
Distinguished Speakers:
Dr. Fumiyuki Adachi
Dr. Onur Altintas
Dr. Andrea Conti
Dr. J.R. Cruz
Dr. Mark Ehsani
Dr. Gerhard Fettweis
Dr. Javier Gozalvez
Dr. Lajos Hanzo
Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy
Dr. Jae Hong Lee
Dr. Ying-Chang Liang
Dr. Srdjan Lukic
Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto
Dr. Muriel Medard
Dr. Chris Mi
Dr. Andreas Molisch
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Dr. Jeffrey Reed
Dr. Joerg Schuette
Dr. Sherman Shen
Dr. Andrea Tonello
Dr. Rodney Vaughan
Dr. Sheldon Williamson
Dr. Alexander Wyglinski
Dr. Chengshan Xiao
Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu

Prof. Bo Ai

Beijing Jiaotong University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Broadband communications for rail traffic systems
  • Communications for Intelligent Railway
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Bilal Akin

University of Texas Dallas

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognosis of Power Semiconductors
  • Fault Diagnosis of Electric Motors and Drives
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Nallanathan Arumugam

King's College London

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Millimeter wave Communications for 5G
  • Massive MIMO for 5G
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Vijay Bhargava

University of British Columbia

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Energy Efficient Design of Fifth Generation Cellular Networks
  • Green Cellular Networks: A survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
  • From Marconi to Wireless Internet: The Wireless (R)evolution
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Nady Boules

NB Motors LLC

Proposed lecture topics:

  • The Mobility Revolution
  • The Automotive Cyber Physical Systems
  • The Future Electrified, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Alain Bouscayrol

University of Lille 1

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Energy management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) of electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation for testing of innovative electric of hybrid vehicles.
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Lin Cai

University of Victoria

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Data dissemination in vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Resource management and medium access control in mmWave wireless networks
  • Scalable and cooperative modulation for wireless networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. K.T. Chau

The University of Hong Kong

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Electric Vehicle Machines and Drives
  • Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems
  • Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Energy Encryption for Wireless Power Transfer
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Jiming Chen

Zhejiang University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Pervasive and Practical Indoor Localization System
  • Hybrid Traffic Speed Modeling and Prediction Using Real-world Data
  • Bigdata on Bike Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa

Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Radio-Frequency Energy Harvesting Systems
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Systems
  • Generalized Fading Distributions
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Marco Di Renzo

Paris-Saclay University / CNRS

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Spatial modulation for MIMO wireless systems
  • System-level analysis and optimization: The magic of stochastic geometry
  • Ultra-dense heterogeneous cellular networks
  • Wireless powered communications and energy harvesting: Towards energy-neutral networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Pingzhi Fan

Southwest Jiaotong University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques for Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Networks
  • Broadband Mobile Communications for High Speed Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang

University of Florida

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Cross-layer design for wireless networks
  • Wireless medium access control
  • Security and privacy
  • Mobile health system
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Yue Gao

Queen Mary University of London

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Data-Driven Sub-Nyquist Spectrum Sensing and Sharing
  • IoT Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Massive MIMO Antenna Array Design and Challenges
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Alfredo Grieco

Politecnico di Bari

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Information Centric Networking principles in IoT/M2M systems
  • Industrial IoT wireless networks based on the 6tisch architecture
  • Internet of Nano-Things from a communication perspective.
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Ekram Hossain

University of Manitoba

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Radio Resource Management in 5G Cellular Networks
  • Stochastic Geometry-Based Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • Energy Harvesting in Wireless Networks
  • Game Theory for Wireless Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Abbas Jamalipour

University of Sydney

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Distributed and Cooperative Wireless Communications Networks
  • Wireless Communications Techniques for Emergency and Disaster Situations
  • Research Challenges in Internet of Things and Smart Grid Networks
  • Software Defined Networking in Dense Cellular Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Riku Jantti

Aalto University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cloud based virtualized Radio Access Networks
  • Machine Type Communications for Internet of Things
  • Inter-system interference control in spectrum sharing
  • Ambient back/re-scatter communications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Nei Kato

Tohoku University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Device-to-device (D2D): Research Trend and Future Perspective
  • Advanced Disaster Resilient Network Technologies: VANET and Relay-by-Smartphone
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Alireza Khaligh

University of Maryland College Park

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Wide Range Efficiency Enhancement of Onboard Chargers for Electric Vehicles
  • Hybrid Energy Storage Systems for Plug-In Electric Vehicles
  • Perspective for the Next Generation of On-board and Off-board Chargers for Electric Vehicles
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Inkyu Lee

Korea University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Multiple antenna techniques for 5G systems
  • Energy efficient transmission methods for green communication
  • Wireless energy transfer systems
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Geoffrey Li

Georgia Institute of Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Networks
  • LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum
  • Terahertz Communications: Array-of-Subarray Solution
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Phone Lin

National Taiwan University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Mobility Management for Mobile Communications Networks
  • M2M/IoT/IoC Applications
  • Heterogeneous Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Shiwen Mao

Auburn University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Wireless multimedia communications
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • mmWave wireless networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. David Matolak

University of South Carolina

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Satellites, Boats, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Wireless Mobile Channel Characteristics Across the Vehicle-Scape
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Air-Ground Channels, Air Interfaces, and Communications Performance
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Jelena Misic

Ryerson University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Random access in LTE networks for vehicular communications
  • Reliable and scalable networking for IoT domains
  • Access protocol in IEEE 802.11ac: a road to 5G evolution
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Yi Lu Murphey

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Intelligent Energy Control and Management in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
  • Agent based systems for vehicle fault diagnostics
  • Intelligent trip modeling and traveling speed prediction
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Yi Qian

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Vehicular and mobile ad hoc network design, modeling and performance analysis
  • Multi-hop cognitive radio networks
  • Security for mobile and wireless networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Kui Ren

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cloud Data Security and Privacy
  • Securing Emerging Short-Range Wireless Communications
  • Mobile Crowdsourcing Applications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Hamid Sharif

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Security in Multimedia Transmissions
  • Wireless Communications Challenges for Surface Transportation
  • Steganography and Covert Communications in Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Sumei Sun

Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cognitive Heterogeneous Networks for 5G: A Unified Design
  • Large-scale Distributed-Antenna System (L-DAS) for Energy- and Spectrum-Efficient 5G Communications
  • Energy Minimization in Load-Coupled Wireless Networks
  • Green Wireless Communications: A Power Amplifier Perspective
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Xianbin Wang

Western University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Advanced 5G Air Interface Techniques: Emerging Concepts and Research Opportunities
  • Physical Layer Security and Eavesdropping-Resilient Wireless Communications
  • Cooperative Communications in 5G HetNet
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Junmin Wang

Ohio State University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Controls and Estimation of Vehicle Systems toward Clean, Efficient, and Safe Ground Mobility
  • Energy-Efficient and Fault-Tolerant Control of Electric Vehicles
  • Integrative Control and Optimization of Vehicle-Traffic Systems
  • Vehicle Driving Safety and Energy Efficiency Enhancements by V2X-Incorporated Controls
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Yue-Yun Wang

General Motors Research and Development

Proposed lecture topics:

  • 48V mild hybrid vehicle systems: modeling, control, and energy management strategy
  • Model based control of electrical boosted downsized engines for vehicle propulsion systems
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu

University of Florida

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Fountain Coding and Network Coding for Loss-Tolerant Information Spreading
  • Multimedia Communication over 5G Wireless Networks
  • Airborne Communication Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Lie-Liang Yang

University of Southampton

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Duplexing and multiple-access techniques for fifth generation (5G) wireless communications;
  • Large-scale wireless communications: theory, opportunities and challenges;
  • Spatial modulation and its implementation for secret communications;
  • Noncoherent multiuser detection.
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Tao Zhang

Cisco Systems

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Security in Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Fog Computing
  • Connected Vehicles
>> Bio and contact

Prof. Yan Zhang

Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Software Defined Wireless Networks
  • Vehicle-to-Grid Networks
  • Wireless communications for smart energy networks
  • Smart grid communications, control and optimization
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Rosa Zheng

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Triply Selective Fading Channels
  • Turbo Equalization for Severe Triply Selective Fading Channels
  • Underwater Wireless Communications and Applications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Fumiyuki Adachi

Tohoku University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Distributed antenna network
  • Antenna diversity techniques
  • Frequency-domain equalization for single-carrier transmission
  • Broadband CDMA
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Onur Altintas

Toyota InfoTechnology Center

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Vehicular networks (status and challenges)
  • (Vehicular) cognitive networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Andrea Conti

University of Ferrara

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Network Localization
  • Adaptive Diversity Communications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. J.R. Cruz

The University of Oklahoma

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Low, Medium and High-Density Parity-Check Codes: An Integrated View of Error Correction Coding
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Mark Ehsani

Texas A&M Univeristy

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Vehicle Power and Propulsion Systems
  • Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Sustainable Energy and Transportation
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Gerhard Fettweis

Technische Universit?t Dresden

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Roadways for Advancing Cellular Communications
  • The Tactile Internet - Opportunities and Applications
  • Entering the Path towards Terabit/s wireless links
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Javier Gozalvez

University Miguel Hernandez

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication and Networking Protocols
  • Vehicular Communications Field Tests for Active Traffic Safety and Urban Radio Coverage
  • Multi-Hop Cellular Networks using Mobile Relays in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Turbo Coding, Turbo Equalisation and Space-Time Coding
  • MIMO-OFDM for LTE, WiFi and WiMAX
  • Near-Capacity Multi-Functional MIMO Systems
  • Near-Capacity Variable-Length Coding
  • Video Compression and Communications
  • 3G, HSPA and FDD versus TDD Networking
  • OFDM and MC-CDMA for Broadband Multi-User Communications, WLANs and Broadcasting
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Illinois Institute of Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Electromagnetic Approach to Energy Conversion in Electric Machines Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
  • Permanent Magnet Alternative Electric Machines in Automotives: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Transportation Electrification and the Microgrid: Exploring the Illinois Tech Experience
  • Electrifying Quality of Life: Using Psychology to train Technology in Wheelchairs
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Jae Hong Lee

Seoul National University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Relaying: concept and its applications
  • Heterogeneous networks with small cells
  • Cognitive radio for wireless communications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Ying-Chang Liang

Institute for Infocomm Research

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Cooperative Wireless Communications
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Srdjan Lukic

North Carolina State University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Automotive Energy Storage Systems - Interface, Power Electronics and Control
  • Wireless Power Transfer: A Paradigm Shift in All-Electric Transportation
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Paradigm shift in iterative techniques from lossless to lossy; from Network Information Theory viewpoint
  • Turbo Equalization Techniques for Broadband Mobile Wireless Communications
  • Links-on-the-fly Technology for Robust, Efficient and Smart Communication in Unpredictable Environments
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Muriel Medard

MIT

Proposed lecture topics:

  • The high, the low and the ugly - on the capacity of wireless networks
  • Network coding for quality of experience in wireless networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Chris Mi

University of Michigan, Dearborn

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Battery Management Systems for Electric Drive Vehicles
  • Advanced Battery Charging Technology for the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles
  • Wireless Power Transfer Technology
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Andreas Molisch

University of Southern California

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Propagation aspects of car-to-car communications
  • Multi-user MIMO and Base Station Cooperation
  • High-Precision wireless localization systems
  • Wireless propagation and its impact on wireless system design
  • New paradigms for wireless video transmission
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara

University of Texas Dallas

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Electric , hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle systems
  • More Electric Aircraft
  • Transportation electrification trends
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Jeffrey Reed

Virginia Institute of Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • The Next Wave for Wireless Communication Technology and its Impact on Society
  • The Future of Cognitive Radio
  • Wireless Distributed Computing -- A New Application of Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Software Defined Radio: What are the Really Hard Issues?
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Joerg Schuette

Dresden University of Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Management of Residual Risks and Safety Targets in Ground Transportation
  • From Driverless People Movers to Unmanned Subways: Commonalities and Differences
  • Advanced Automatic Train Controls Architectures
  • Reliability and Maintainability Management of Ageing Transportation Infrastructure
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Sherman Shen

University of Waterloo

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Wireless Body Area Networks and Its Application to Remote Health Care systems
  • Radio resource management for heterogeneous wireless networks.
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Andrea Tonello

Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Power line communications and applications from smart grids to in-vehicle scenarios
  • Power Line communications for in-car data buses
  • Advances in filter bank modulation for 5G
  • Radio localization techniques and applications from smart cars to UAVs
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Rodney Vaughan

Simon Fraser Univeristy

Proposed lecture topics:

  • From propagation modeling to the design and evaluation of compact elements, arrays, and multi-element antennas for directional beamforming and diversity/MIMO
  • The mobile propagation channel and baseband channels, including Rice factor estimation from the phase signal
  • Techniques for capacity improvement in MIMO using blind channel estimation
  • Modeling bottom reverberation for sensor motion in sonar systems
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Sheldon Williamson

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Power electronics intensive battery management techniques for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Photovoltaic based battery charging infrastructures for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Advanced motor drives for electric and hybrid electric vehicle propulsion applications
  • Wireless charging infrastructure for future transportation electrification
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Alexander Wyglinski

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Cognitive Radio: A Panacea for RF Spectrum Scarcity
  • Understanding the Electrospace: Characterizing Radio Frequency Spectrum
  • Software-Defined Radio and Advanced Wireless Implementations
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Chengshan Xiao

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Globally Optimal Linear Precoders for Finite Alphabet Signals over Complex Vector Gaussian Channels
  • Underwater Acoustic Communications: Problems, Challenges and Undersea Experiment Results
  • Cooperative Multi-user Communications under Finite Alphabet Constraints: Theory and Practice
  • Wireless Fading Channel Modeling and Simulations.
>> Bio and contact

Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu

Carleton University

Proposed lecture topics:

  • Promising PHY Research Directions for 5G+ Wireless
  • The HetHetNets Framework for 5G+ Wireless Networks: Highly Heterogeneous Traffic, Unprecedented Congestion, and Novel Solutions
  • The IoE (Internet of Everything) Revolution and 5G+
  • The New Frontier in RAN Heterogeneity: Drone-cells
  • Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G+ Wireless Networks
>> Bio and contact