As one of the largest Distinguished Lecturer programs in the IEEE, VTS provides VTS local chapters throughout the world with presentations by experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community.


Program Coordinator:
Fabrice Labeau

Distinguished Lecturers Committee Chair:
Weihua Zhuang

The program is open to to any IEEE VTS chapter, however there are speaker expenses. A subsidy for speaker travel/lodging expenses is available from the Society but 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 Distinguished 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.

To Request A Speaker, fill out the online Lecture Request form.

Find a VTS Distinguished Lecturer or Speaker by Theme

Radio channels and antennas
Dr. David Matolak
Dr. Witold Krzymien
Dr. Andreas Molisch
Prof. Zhisheng Niu
Dr. Jeffrey Reed Dr. Rodney Vaughan
5G and cellular systems
Dr. Nallanathan Arumugam
Dr. Abbas Jamalipour
Prof. Aylin Yener
Dr. Marco Di Renzo
Prof. Ekram Hossain
Dr. Fumiyuki Adachi
Dr. Witold Krzymien
Dr. Pingzhi Fan
Dr. Geoffrey Li
Dr. Gerhard Fettweis
Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang
Prof. Phone Lin
Cooperative communication and green communication
Dr. Lin Cai
Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu
Dr. Lie-Liang Yang
Dr. Andrea Conti
Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa
Prof. Aylin Yener
Prof. Yan Zhang
Dr. Ying-Chang Liang
Prof. Alfredo Grieco
Prof. Ekram Hossain
Dr. Abbas Jamalipour
Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto
Prof. Inkyu Lee
Dr. Sumei Sun
Dr. Xianbin Wang
Prof. Zhisheng Niu
Wireless Networks
Dr. Lin Cai
Dr. Abbas Jamalipour
Dr. Riku Jantti
Dr. Lajos Hanzo
Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa
Dr. Geoffrey Li
Dr. Jelena Misic
Dr. Jae Hong Lee
Dr. Marco Di Renzo
Prof. Phone Lin
Dr. Xianbin Wang
Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu
Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang
Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu
Dr. F. Richard Yu
Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Dr. Lin Cai
Dr. Nei Kato
Dr. Javier Gozalvez
Dr. Fan Bai
Dr. Jiming Chen
Dr. Shiwen Mao
Dr. Sherman Shen
Dr. Pingzhi Fan
Dr. Tao Zhang
Dr. Andrea Tonello
Dr. Abbas Jamalipour
Dr. Onur Altintas
James A. Buczkowski
Signal processing and digital transmission
Dr. Vijay Bhargava Dr. Muriel Medard Dr. Witold Krzymien Prof. Zhisheng Niu
Information and network security
Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang
Dr. Tao Zhang
Dr. Yi Qian
Dr. Kui Ren
Dr. Hamid Sharif
Dr. Alexander Wyglinski
Prof. Aylin Yener
Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Dr. Yi Lu Murphey
James A. Buczkowski
Dr. Chris Mi
Dr. Fan Bai
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara Dr. Joerg Schuette
Vehicular electronics, wireless charging, and wide bandgap electronics
Dr. Srdjan Lukic  James A. Buczkowski Dr. Witold Krzymien Dr. Fan Bai
EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Dr. Alireza Khaligh
Dr. Chris Mi
Dr. Junmin Wang
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Dr. Mark Ehsani
Dr. Sheldon Williamson
Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Interested in Becoming a Distinguished Lecturer?

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society launched the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program in July 2011. The program has been very successful in providing VTS chapters throughout the world with presentations by leading experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community.

While we accept nominations on an annual basis, we only choose the most exceptional and knowledgeable experts in their fields into our Distinguished Lecturer program. The appointment of a DL is a two-year term, and can be renewed by one more term at most. We are particularly interested in the technical areas of autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, land transportation, vehicle power and propulsion, and vehicular electronics.

An appointed Distinguished Lecturer is expected to:

  • Deliver at least one lecture in the technical areas to a VTS chapter and record at least one “voice over PowerPoint” lecture for posting on the VTS DL website and for distributing to VTS members, in the two-year period of the term
  • Reach out to local VT chapters to arrange for delivering Distinguished Lectures when traveling to an area with a VT Chapter
  • Provide a traveling schedule/plan semi-annually or annually to the VTS regional coordinator to facilitate a Distinguished Lecture Tour
  • Provide an update on the potential Distinguished Lecture titles annually in June for the DL webpage
  • Be a member of VTS

Please send your nomination along with a current curriculum vitae of the nominee, by 31 March, to the DL Selection Committee Chair, Weihua Zhuang.