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 Distinguished Lecturers:

Class of 2018


(Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Anwer Al-Dulaimi (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
EXFO, Canada
anwer.al-dulaimi@exfo.com
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Virtual Core Network and Service-based Architecture, Spectrum Extensions using Multi-Access Connectivity, Challenges of VR in V2X Communications
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Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
slim.alouini@kaust.edu.sa
Technical Area: Radio channels and antennas, Cooperative communication and green communication
Topics: Addressing spectrum scarcity through hybrid optical and radio-frequency wireless networks, Collimated light propagation: The next frontier in underwater wireless communication
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  Rui Dinis (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Nova University of Lisbon
rdinis@fct.unl.pt
Technical Area: Wireless Communications, Signal Processing
Topics: Modulations, equalization, multi-user detection, MIMO systems, nonlinear effects, 5G and beyond 6G
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headshot Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Cranfield University, U.K.
p.c.k.luk@cranfield.ac.uk
Technical Area: Vehicular electronics, wireless charging, and wide bandgap electronics; EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topics: The second wave of electrification: Convergence of the electric grid and the transportation industry; Electrical machines, power electronics and batteries: Key enabling technologies for electric vehicles
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  Ai-Chun Pang (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC
acpang@csie.ntu.edu.tw
Technical Area: 5G and Cellular Systems, Wireless Networks, Vehicular Communications and Connected Vehicles
Topics: Enable AIoT Service at Edge/Fog Networks in 5G/6G
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  H. Vincent Poor (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Princeton University, USA
poor@princeton.edu
Technical Area: 5G/B5G/6G and Cellular Systems, Wireless Networks, and Information and Network Security
Topics: Towards 6G Wireless Communication Networks: Vision, Enabling Technologies, and New Paradigm Shifts; Machine Learning at the Wireless Edge; Physical Layer Security in Wireless Networks
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  Jian-Xin Shen (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Zhejiang University, China
j_x_shen@zju.edu.cn
Technical Area: Permanent magnet machines, drives and control, and their applications for electrified transportations and many others; renewable energies and energy storage
Topics: High speed electrical machines – design, control and applications; Multi-physics analysis and design of high speed permanent magnet machines; China’s electrified transportations and traction motors; Synchronous motors with less or no rare-earth magnets; NVH analysis and global optimization of permanent magnet machines
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  Theodoros Tsiftsis (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Jinan University, Zhuhai Campus, China
theo_tsiftsis@jnu.edu.cn
Technical Area: Wireless Communications
Topics: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications, and Physical Layer Security for 5G and Beyond
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  Xin Wang (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
Fudan University, China
xwang11@fudan.edu.cn
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems; Cooperative communication and green communication
Topics: Resource allocation for green coordinated multipoint communication systems; Adaptive and scalable learning and management for Internet-of-things; Omnidirectional transmit beamforming for massive MIMO
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headshot Jingxian Wu (Term: July 2018 – June 2022)
University of Arkansas, USA
wuj@uark.edu
Technical Area: Statistical signal processing, large scale data analytics, and wireless communications
Topics: Optimum designs of Wireless Networks with Massively Distributed Antennas and Non-ideal Optical Front-hauls
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Class of 2019

(Term: July 2019 – June 2021)

Jalel Ben Othman (Term: July 2019 – June 2021)
CentraleSupelec and University of Paris 13
jalel.Ben-Othman@univ-paris13.fr
Technical Area: Cooperative communication and green communication; Wireless networks; Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: DoS in Vanets an Issue or a fatality; Threats and solutions for connected vehicles in Cyberspace; Performance Evaluation of Mac layer for VANETs
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Ying Fan (Term: July 2019 – June 2021)
Southeast University, China
vickifan@seu.edu.cn
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topic: Research on Magnetic Geared Self-decelerated Permanent Magnet In-wheel Motor for EVs; Design and Analysis of a New Hybrid Excitation Machine for EVs
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Haris Gacanin (Term: July 2019 – June 2021)
Nokia Bells Labs, Belgium
harisg@ieee.org
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topic: Modeling and Simulation of Triply Selective Fading Channels; Turbo Equalization for Severe Triply Selective Fading Channels; Underwater Wireless Communications and Applications
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  Tomoaki Otsuki (Term: July 2019 – June 2021)
Keio University, Japan
ohtsuki@keio.jp
Technical Area: Signal processing, digital transmission, & sensing
Topic: AI-based Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Wireless Communications, Resource Allocation, Biomedical Signal Processing, Smart Healthcare
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Class of 2020

(Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
  Lin Bai (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Beihang University, China
l.bai@buaa.edu.cn
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics: Random access in IoT; Air-to-ground wireless links for UAVs; UAV relay networks
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  Abderrahim Benslimane (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Avignon University, France
abderrahim.benslimane@univ-avignon.fr
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Data dissemination and geocasting in vehicular ad hoc networks; Monitoring Internet of Things networks; Trust and Security in Vehicular communications, Internet of Things networks and Social Vehicular Networks; Threats for Autonomous Vehicles; Localization in Vehicular Networks
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  Dongpu Cao (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
University of Waterloo, Canada
dongpu.cao@uwaterloo.ca
Technical Area:
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  Wen Chen (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
wenchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Technical Area: Random Massive Access; Green Communications; Cooperive Network Coding; Intelligent Communications
Topics: 6G Random Massive Access; 6G Intelligent Communications
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  Rose Hu (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Utah State University, USA
rose.hu@usu.edu
Technical Area: Wireless communications and networking; Internet of Things; Cyber-physical systems
Topics: Mobile Edge Computing in wireless networks; V2X and UAV wireless resources allocations
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  Kaibin Huang (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
The University of Hong Kong
huangkb@eee.hku.hk
Technical Area: 5G; Edge Computing and Learning
Topics: Wireless Communications for Learning at the Edge
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  Thomas Kuerner (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
t.kuerner@tu-bs.de
Technical Area: Propagation and Channel Modelling, 5G Cellular Communications, Vehicular Communications, THz Communications
Topics: THz Communications for future 6G Systems, Modeling and Simulation of Wireless Systems using realistic scenarios
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  Jiajia Liu (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
liujiajia@nwpu.edu.cn
Technical Area: Wireless network and information security
Topics: Vehicular Networking, Communications, and Security; Mobile Communications and Ad Hoc Networking; Mobile /Edge/Cloud Computing and Task Offloading; Space-Air-Ground Integrated Networks
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  Michael A. Losh (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
General Motors Research & Development
Vehicle Systems Lab – Perception, Planning, and Decision Systems Lab Group
loshmike@gmail.com
Technical Area: Autonomous Vehicles, Automated Driving, Mapping, Localization, Software Architecture, Real-Time Software Design, V2X Systems, Embedded Systems
Topic: Autonomous Vehicles / Automated Driving
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  Simona Onori (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Stanford University
sonori@stanford.edu
Technical Area: Energy storage systems, Electrified powertrains, Utility-scale battery storage
Topics: Advanced Battery Management Systems, Battery-in-the Loop simulations for advanced strategies, Electrified vehicle technologies, Energy management
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  Giorgio Rizzoni (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
The Ohio State University
rizzoni.1@osu.edu
Technical Area: Powertrain electrification, electrical energy storage, and automated vehicles and their diagnosis and functional safety
Topics: Improving vehicle fuel economy through connectivity and automation – the NEXTCAR project; Buckeye Bullet! The story of fastest electric vehicle on earth.
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Chau Yuen (Term: July 2020 – June 2022)
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
yuenchau@sutd.edu.sg
Technical Area: 5G/B5G/6G, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Reconfigurable Intelligence Surface, INtelligent Task Offloading and Edge Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicle
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Class of 2021

(Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
  Giovanni Geraci (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
giovanni.geraci@upf.edu
Technical Area: Wireless communications
Topics: The future of UAV cellular communications: A journey from 5G to 6G; IEEE 802.11be: Wi-Fi Strikes Again.
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  Yong-Liang Guan (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
EYLGuan@ntu.edu.sg
Technical Area: Coding, signal processing, channel modelling for communication systems
Topics: Vehicular communication and networking protocols, standards, applications, country and regional adoption, industry and market outlook.  V2V communication subjected to big-vehicle shadowing: channel, performance and mitigation strategies.  Basis Expansion Model (BEM) and per-survivor-processing (PSP) for extremely fast fading channels.  Waveform and radar sensing designs for joint radar communication (JRC)
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  Yusheng Ji (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
kei@nii.ac.jp
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Wireless multimedia communications, computation offloading and scheduling for IoT and vehicular edge cloud
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  Chunxiao Jiang (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
Tsinghua University
jchx@tsinghua.edu.cn
Technical Area: Satellite Communications and Networks
Topics: Integrated Satellite and Terrestrial Networks, Heterogeneous Network Resource Allocation, Network Orchestration
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  Yonghui Li (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
University of Sydney
yonghui.li@sydney.edu.au
Technical Area: Wireless communications, uRLLC, Channel coding, IoT, machine to machine communications, Wireless AI and wireless networked control
Topics: 5G IoT networks; Ultra reliable and low latency communications; Wireless AI for 6G communications; Wireless Networked Control for Industry 4.0
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  Chunhua Liu (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
City University of Hong Kong
chunliu@cityu.edu.hk
Technical Area: Electric motors and drives, EV, Electrified transportation, and Power electronics
Topics: Emerging Electric Machines and Control Strategies for EVs; Advanced Electric Machines for Aircraft Electric Propulsion; Wireless Charging Technologies for EVs; V2G Coordination with Smart Converters.
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  Kamesh Namuduri (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
University of North Texas
Kamesh.Namuduri@unt.edu
Technical Area: Airborne Networks, Advanced Air Mobility, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Communications
Topics: Advanced Air Mobility, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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  Bulent Sarlioglu (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
sarlioglu@wisc.edu
Technical Area: Electric motors, motor drives, electric and hybrid vehicles, electric and hybrid airplanes, wide bandgap semiconductor (SiC and GaN) based-power electronics
Topics:  Emerging Electric Machines and Power Electronics, Advanced Electric Machines, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Aircrafts, wide bandgap power (WBG) electronics, EMI/EMC of WBG power electronics, SiC and GaN Inverters
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  Ping Wang (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
York University
pingw@yorku.ca
Technical Area: Wireless communications and networking; Internet of Things; Mobile Edge Computing
Topics:
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Honggang Wang (Term: July 2021 – June 2023)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Hwang1@umassd.edu
Technical Area: Internet of Things
Topics: Autonomous Vehicle; Wireless Body Area Networks; Mobile Health; Multimedia Communications
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Distinguished Speakers:

Class of 2019

  Lin Cai (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
University of Victoria, Canada
cai@ece.uvic.ca
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Vehicle-to-everything (V2X); Internet-of-Things (IoT); cooperative communications and networking; Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication networks
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  Jiming Chen (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
Zhenjiang University, China
cjm@zju.edu.cn
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Topics: Big data on Bike Networks; Anti-Drone System using Multiple Surveillance Technologies; Hybrid Traffic Speed Modeling and Prediction Using Real-world Data
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  Pingzhi Fan (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
Southwest Jiaotong University, China
p.fan@ieee.org
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems
Topic: Non-orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques for Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Networks; Broadband Mobile Communications for High Speed Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities
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  Yuguang (Michael) Fang (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
University of Florida, USA
fang@ece.ufl.edu
Technical Area: Wireless Networks, Security and Privacy, Mobile Computing, Collaborative machine Learning
Topics: Connected vehicles; Communications, computing & intelligence at the edge; Mobile health; Cognitive radio networks; IoT; Cross-layer design for wireless networks; Security & privacy
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  Abbas Jamalipour (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
University of Sydney, Australia
a.jamalipour@ieee.org
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
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
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Kaushik Rajashekara (Term: July 2016 – June 2022)
UT Dallas, USA
K.Raja@utdallas.edu
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Topics: Electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle systems; More Electric Aircraft; Transportation electrification trends
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  Junmin Wang (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
University of Texas at Austin, USA
jwang@austin.utexas.edu
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
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
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  Xianbin Wang (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
Western University, Canada
xianbin.wang@uwo.ca
Technical Area: Intelligent wireless communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Intelligent wireless communications for 5G and beyond; Machine learning and AI for 6G; Security, trust and privacy provisioning; Vehicle communications; Cooperative communications in 5G/6G HetNet
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  Alexander Wyglinski (Term: July 2016 – June 2022)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
alexw@ieee.org
Technical Area: Information and network security
Topics: Cognitive Radio: A Panacea for RF Spectrum Scarcity; Understanding the Electrospace: Characterizing Radio Frequency Spectrum; Software-Defined Radio and Advanced Wireless Implementations
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  Tao Zhang (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
Huawei R&D USA
tao.zhang1@huawei.com
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Security in Internet of Things (IoT); Fog Computing; Connected Vehicles
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  Yahong (Rosa) Zheng (Term: July 2019 – June 2022)
Lehigh University, USA
yrz218@lehigh.edu
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topic: Fading Channel Modeling; Turbo Equalization; Underwater Wireless Communications; Internet of Underwater Things; Machine Learning; Accelerated Computing with GPUs
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Class of 2020

Alain Bouscayrol (Term: July 2020 – June 2023)
University Lille1, France
Alain.Bouscayrol@univ-lille1.fr
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
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
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  K.T. Chau (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
University of Hong Kong, China
ktchau@eee.hku.hk
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topics: Electric Vehicle Machines and Drives; Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems; Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles; Energy Encryption for Wireless Power Transfer
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  Marco Di Renzo (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
Universite de Paris-Saclay, France
marco.direnzo@l2s.centralesupelec.fr
Technical Area: Cooperative communication and green communication
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
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Ekram Hossain (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
University of Manitoba, Canada
Ekram.Hossain@umanitoba.ca
Technical Area: Cooperative communication and green communication
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
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Inkyu Lee (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
Korea University
inkyu@korea.ac.kr
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics: Multiple antenna techniques for 5G systems; Energy efficient transmission methods for green communication; Wireless energy transfer systems
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Geoffrey Li (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
Imperial College London, UK
Geoffrey.Li@imperial.ac.uk
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics:  Deep learning in physical layer communications, deep learning based resource allocation with applications in vehicular networks.
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Phone Lin (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
plin@csie.ntu.edu.tw
Technical Area: Resource Management and Service Development for Mobile Networks
Topics: Mobility Management and Green Communications for Mobile Communications Networking; M2M/IoT/IoC Applications; Data Driven Anomaly Detection/Prediction for M2M/IoT/IoC
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Dapeng Wu (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
University of Florida, USA
wu@ece.ufl.edu
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems
Topics: Fountain Coding and Network Coding for Loss-Tolerant Information Spreading; Multimedia Communication over 5G Wireless Networks; Airborne Communication Networks
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Yan Zhang (Term: July 2020–June 2023)
University of Oslo, Norway
yanzhang@ieee.org
Technical Area: Wireless Networks
Topics: Mobile Edge Computing, Edge Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Vehicles, Resource Allocation
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Class of 2021

Lajos Hanzo (Term: July 2015 – June 2024)
University of Southampton, UK
lh@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Technical Area: Cooperative communication and green communication
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; Voice and Audio Compression for Wireless Communications
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  Chris Mi (Term: July 2015 – June 2024)
San Diego State University, USA
cmi@sdsu.edu
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
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
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  Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (Term: July 2015 – June 2024)
University of Waterloo, Canada
sshen@uwaterloo.ca
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Wireless Body Area Networks and Its Application to Remote Health Care systems; Radio resource management for heterogeneous wireless networks; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
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  Halim Yanikomeroglu (Term: July 2015 – June 2024)
Carleton University, Canada
halim.yanikomeroglu@sce.carleton.ca
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems
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
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  Nallanathan Arumugam (Term: July 2018 – June 2024)
Queen Mary University of London, UK
a.nallanathan@qmul.ac.uk
Technical Area: 5G and cellular systems
Topics: Millimeter wave Communications for 5G; Massive MIMO for 5G
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Yi Lu Murphey (Term: July 2018 – June 2024)
University of Michigan-Dearbon, USA
yilu@umich.edu
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
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
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  Zhisheng Niu (Term: July 2018 – June 2024)
Tsinghua University, China
niuzhs@tsinghua.edu.cn
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Revisit the Cellular: A Hyper-cellular Framework for Green and Smart (5G) Mobile Communication Systems; Fundamental Energy-Delay Tradeoff in GREEN Communications; Smart Energy Management in Wireless Networks with Harvested Energy
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  Yi Qian (Term: July 2018 – June 2024)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
yi.qian@unl.edu
Technical Area: Information and network security
Topic: Vehicular and mobile ad hoc network design, modeling and performance analysis; Multi-hop cognitive radio networks; Security for mobile and wireless networks
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Sumei Sun (Term: July 2018 – June 2024)
Institute for InfoComm Research, Singapore
sunsm@i2r.a-star.edu.sg
Technical area: Cooperative communication and green communication
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
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  Daniel Benevides da Costa (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazin
danielbcosta@ieee.org
Technical Area: Wireless Communications; Radio channels and antennas
Topics: Radio-Frequency Energy Harvesting Systems; Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Systems; Generalized Fading Distributions
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Nady Boules (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
GM, USA
nady.boules@nbmotors.net
Technical Area: Vehicular electronics, wireless changing, and wide band gap electronics
Topics: The Mobility Revolution; The Automotive Cyber Physical Systems; The Future Electrified, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
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Yue Gao (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
University of Surrey, UK
yue.gao@ieee.org
Technical Area: Signal Processing and Smart Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Systems
Topics: Sub-Nyquist Sampling; Compressive Spectrum Sensing and Machine Learning; Millimeter-wave Software-Defined Transceiver System; IoT System for Agriculture
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Jelena Misic (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
Ryerson University, Canada
jmisic@scs.ryerson.ca
Technical Area: Wireless networks
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
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Hamid Sharif (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
HSHARIF@UNL.EDU
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Security in Multimedia Transmissions; Wireless Communications Challenges for Surface Transportation; Steganography and Covert Communications in Networks
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  Yue-Yun Wang (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
GM, USA
yue-yun.wang@gm.com
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topics: 48V mild hybrid vehicle systems: modeling, control, and energy management strategy; Electrified vehicle technologies towards zero emissions, battery electric vehicles and propulsion control system technologies
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  Aylin Yener (Term: July 2017 – June 2024)
Pennsylvania State University, USA
yener@engr.psu.edu
Technical Area: Information and network security
Topics: Physical Layer Security for 5G and Beyond; Foundations of Energy Harvesting Communications; Memory as a Wireless Resource: Advances in Coded Caching
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Biographies


Rui Dinis

Instituto de Telecomunicações, Nova University of Lisbon
rdinis@fct.unl.pt

Rui Dinis received the Ph.D. degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2001 and the Habilitation in Telecommunications from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), in 2010. From 2001 to 2008 he was a Professor at IST. Currently he is an associated professor at FCT-UNL and a senior researcher at IT (Instituto de Telecomunicações). During 2003 he was an invited professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Rui Dinis is an IEEE Senior Member and is or was editor at IEEE Open Journal on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Elsevier Physical Communication, as well as guest editor for special numbers of several journals. He was part of the Organizing Committee of multiple IEEE conferences (ICT’2014, VTC’2017-Fall, VTC’2018-Spring, ISWCS’2018, VTC’2019-Spring, VTC’2020-Spring, VTC’2020-Fall, GLOBECOM’2020). He is also president of VTS Portugal Chapter since 2016 and a member of several IEEE technical committees (CTTC, SPCC, RCC and WCT). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Information Theory Society. Since 2018, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was Invited Lecturer, Invited Speaker and Invited Panelist at several international events and PhD. schools. Rui Dinis has been actively involved in several international and national research projects in the broadband wireless communications area. He was involved in pioneer projects on the use of mm-waves for broadband wireless communications and his main research activities are on modulation and transmitter design, nonlinear effects on digital communications and receiver design (detection, equalization, channel estimation and carrier synchronization), with emphasis on frequency-domain implementations, namely for MIMO systems and/or OFDM and SC-FDE modulations. He is also working on cross-layer design and optimization involving PHY, MAC and LLC issues, as well as indoor positioning techniques.


Chunxiao Jiang

Tsinghua University
jchx@tsinghua.edu.cn

Chunxiao Jiang (S’09-M’13-SM’15) is an associate professor in School of Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. He received the B.S. degree in information engineering from Beihang University, Beijing in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2013, both with the highest honors. From 2011 to 2012 (as a Joint Ph.D) and 2013 to 2016 (as a Postdoc), he was in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland College Park under the supervision of Prof. K. J. Ray Liu. His research interests include application of game theory, optimization, and statistical theories to communication, networking, and resource allocation problems, in particular space networks and heterogeneous networks. Dr. Jiang has served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Letters, and a Guest Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has also served as a member of the technical program committee as well as the Symposium Chair for a number of international conferences, including IEEE Globecom 2021 Symposium Chair, IEEE CNS 2020 Publication Chair, IEEE WCSP 2019 Symposium Chair, IEEE ICC 2018 Symposium Co-Chair, IWCMC 2020/19/18 Symposium Chair, WiMob 2018 Publicity Chair, ICCC 2018 Workshop Co-Chair, and IEEE ICC 2017 Workshop Co-Chair. Dr. Jiang is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from IEEE GLOBECOM in 2013, the Best Student Paper Award from IEEE GlobalSIP in 2015, IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award in 2017, the Best Paper Award IWCMC in 2017, IEEE ComSoc TC Best Journal Paper Award of the IEEE ComSoc TC on Green Communications & Computing 2018, IEEE ComSoc TC Best Journal Paper Award of the IEEE ComSoc TC on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling 2018, the Best Paper Award from ICC 2019, IEEE VTS Early Career Award 2020, IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award 2020, and IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer 2021. He received the Chinese National Second Prize in Technical Inventions Award in 2018 and Natural Science Foundation of China Excellent Young Scientists Fund Award in 2019. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.


Yonghui Li

University of Sydney
yonghui.li@sydney.edu.au

Yonghui Li (M’04-SM’09-F19) is a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian Future Fellowship in 2012. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on MIMO, millimeter wave communications, machine to machine communications, coding techniques, Wireless AI and wireless networked control. He has published two books and more than 200 IEEE journal papers. He is now an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology. He also served as the guest editor for several IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE IoT journal, IEEE TII, IEEE Access. He serves as the Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Signal Processing Journal, He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIRMC 2017 and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.


Yusheng Ji

National Institute of Informatics, Japan
kei@nii.ac.jp

Yusheng Ji received the B.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo. She joined the National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS), Japan, in 1990. She is currently a Professor and Director of Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, and a Professor at the Department of Informatics, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan. Her research interests include resource management in wireless networks, vehicular networking, and mobile computing. She has served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology during 2012 to 2021, Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 and 2014, Track Co-Chair of IEEE VTC 2016 Fall and 2017 Fall, General Co-chair of ICT-DM 2018, Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2020, General Co-chair if MSN 2020, and Area Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2021. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and TPC Member of IEEE INFOCOM, ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, etc.


Yong-Liang Guan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
EYLGuan@ntu.edu.sg

Yong Liang GUAN obtained his PhD degree from the Imperial College London, and Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He is a Professor of Communication Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore.  His research focus are in the areas of coding and signal processing for communication systems and information storage systems.  He has led 27 externally-funded research grant projects on V2X communication and sensing, sequence and receiver designs for doubly selective fading channels, coding and signal processing for modern magnetic recording and DNA data storage, communication channel optimization for oil-drill downhole telemetry, UWB communication and sensing, etc.  He established the Continental-NTU Corporate Lab, Schaeffler Hub for Advance Research at NTU, and the campus-wide NTU-NXP Intelligent Transport System Testbed. He has 3 granted patents. He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Honggang Wang

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Hwang1@umassd.edu

Dr. Honggang Wang is an IEEE Fellow and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has produced more than 200 high-quality publications in prestigious journals and conferences in his research areas, wining prestigious best paper awards six times. His research interests include Internet of Things, Wireless Body Area Networks (BAN), Multimedia Communication and Applications, and Connected Vehicle. He has been serving as the Editor in Chief (EiC) for IEEE Internet of Things Journal since 2020. He was the past Chair (2018-2020) of IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee and is the IEEE eHealth Technical Committee Chair (2020-2021).


Ping Wang

York University
pingw@yorku.ca

Dr. Ping Wang received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and her PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2008, all in electrical and computer engineering. She joined York University as an Associate Professor in August 2018. Prior to that, she was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2008 to 2018.  Her research interests are mainly in wireless communication networks, mobile cloud computing and Internet of Things. Her scholarly works have been widely disseminated through top-ranked IEEE journals/conferences and received the Best Paper Awards from IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in 2012 and 2020, from IEEE Communication Society: Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee in 2018, from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2007.


Chunhua Liu

City University of Hong Kong
chunliu@cityu.edu.hk

Chunhua Liu received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing China, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, in 2002, 2005 and 2009, respectively. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor with the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. His research interests include electric machines and drives, electric vehicles and aircrafts, electric robotics and ships, renewables and microgrid, power electronics and wireless power transfer. In these areas, he has published over 250 refereed papers by June 2021. His Google-Scholar Citations are over 6600 with H-index of 36 by June 2021. Actually, Dr. Liu is “Top2% Scientists” according to metrics complied by Stanford University. In addition, Dr. Liu is Senior Member of the IEEE, and Distinguished Lecturer (2021-2023) of IEEE VTS. Moreover, he is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. Also, he is an Editor of Energies, Subject Editor of IET – Renewable Power Generation, Subject Editor of Cambridge University – Wireless Power Transfer, Associate Editor of Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, Associate Editor of IEEE Chinese Journal of Electrical Engineering, Editor of IEEE Power Engineering Letters, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics – Conference, respectively. Furthermore, he is Chair & Founder for both “Hong Kong Chapter, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society”, and “Hong Kong & Guangzhou Joint Chapter, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society”, respectively.


Kamesh Namuduri

University of North Texas
Kamesh.Namuduri@unt.edu

Kamesh Namuduri is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the director of Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the University of North Texas (UNT). He received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, in 1984, M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of South Florida in 1992. Over the past eleven years, his research is focused on aerial networking and communications. He is serving as the chair for two Standards Working Groups (IEEE 1920.1: Aerial Communications and Networking and IEEE P1920.2: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems).

He is serving as the Chair for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society’s Ad Hoc Committee on Drones, as the Vice Chair for “Aerial Communications”, an emerging technology initiative of the IEEE Communication Society, and as an Expert Adviser on UAVs, COM/Access Core Standards Committee, IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor for the book titled “UAV Networks and Communications” published by the Cambridge University Press in 2017. He is leading the Smart and Connected Community project on “Deployable Communication Systems” in collaboration with the government, public, and private organizations. This living laboratory project was demonstrated thrice during the Global City Teams Challenge hosted jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. He contributed to the development of research agenda, requirements and blueprints highly deployable communications systems led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Public Safety Telecommunications Council. In 2020, Namuduri successfully led a team of seven organizations including three universities and four start-up companies engaging as an airspace partner in the Advanced Air Mobility, National Campaign Developmental Test project directed by NASA. He is working on a new book titled “Unmannered Air Transportation: Bringing Principles to Practice”, which is expected to be published by the Oxford University Press in 2022.


Giovanni Geraci

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
giovanni.geraci@upf.edu

Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and the coordinator of the Telecommunications Engineering degree. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs and holds a Ph.D. from UNSW Sydney. He also held research appointments at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, The University of Texas at Austin, CentraleSupelec, and Alcatel-Lucent.

He serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE ComSoc and the IEEE VTS and as an Editor for the IEEE TWC and IEEE COMML. He is a frequent IEEE workshop organizer and tutorial speaker, and is co-Editor of the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” by Wiley–IEEE Press. He is also co-inventor of a dozen patents, has written for the IEEE ComSoc Technology News, and his research has received international press coverage.

Giovanni was awarded “la Caixa Junior Leader” and “Ramon y Cajal” Fellowships. He was named an Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE TWC twice. He received the Nokia Bell Labs Ireland Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the IEEE PIMRC’19 Best Paper Award.


Lin Bai

Beihang University, China
l.bai@buaa.edu.cn

Lin Bai received the B.Sc. degree in electronic and information engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree (Hons.) in communication systems from the University of Wales, Swansea, U.K., in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in advanced telecommunications from the School of Engineering, Swansea University, U.K., in 2010. Since 2011, he has been with Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA), Beijing, China, where he is currently a Professor at the School of Cyber Science and Technology. His research interests include multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), Internet-ofThings (IoT), and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications. He authored two books published by Springer in 2012 and 2014. He was invited to serve as a Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 and a Tutorial Co-Chair of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2019. He has served as a Lead Guest Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications and a Guest Editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and serves as the Managing Editor of Journal of Communications and Information Networks. Prof. Bai is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Abderrahim Benslimane

Avignon University, France
abderrahim.benslimane@univ-avignon.fr

Abderrahim Benslimane is Full Professor of Computer-Science at the Avignon University/France since 2001. He has the French award for Doctoral supervision and Research 2017-2021. He has been recently an International Expert at the French Ministry of Foreign and European affairs (2012-2016). He served as a coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering and head of the Research Center in Informatics at the French University in Egypt. He was attributed the French award of Scientific Excellency (2011-2014). He has been as Associate Professor at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard since September 1994. He obtained the title to supervise researches (HDR 2000) from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France. He received the PhD degree (1993), DEA (MS 1989) from the Franche-Comte University of Besançon, and BS (1987) from the University of Nancy, all in Computer Science. He is past Chair of the ComSoc Technical Committee of Communication and Information Security 2017-2019. He is EiC of Inderscience Int. J. of Multimedia Intelligence and Security (IJMIS), Area Editor of Security in IEEE IoT journal, editorial member of IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE System Journal, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Springer Wireless Network Journal and Past Area Editor of Wiley Security and Privacy journal 2017-2019. He is founder and serves as General-Chair of the IEEE WiMob since 2005 and of iCOST and MoWNet international conference since 2011. He is General Chair of IEEE CNS 2020. He is Executive Forum Co-Chair at IEEE Globecom 2020. He is Program vice Chair of IEEE TrustCom 2020. He is Program Chair of IEEE iThings 2020. He served as a Symposium co-chair/leader in many IEEE international conferences such as ICC, Globecom, AINA and VTC. He was Guest Editor of many special issues. He participates to the steering and the program committee of many IEEE international conferences. He was Board committee member, Vice-chair of Student activities of IEEE France section/Region 8; he was Publication Vice-chair and Conference Vice-Chair of the ComSoc TC of Communication and Information Security. He participates to the steering and the program committee of many IEEE international conferences. He has more than 210 refereed international publications (books, conference proceedings, journals and conferences) and more than 16 Special issues. All publications are in my research topics. He supervised more than 17 Ph.D thesis and more than 40 M.Sc. research thesis. He has been reviewer of a great number of journals, of national research projects sponsored by the ANR/Telecom French Agency. He is involved in many national and international projects. For more detail, see my complete CV at http://abderrahimbenslimane.org/.


Chau Yuen

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
yuenchau@sutd.edu.sg

Chau Yuen (S’04-M’06-SM’12) received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Murray Hill, in 2005, and a Visiting Assistant Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. From 2006 to 2010, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, where he was involved in an industrial project on developing an 802.11n Wireless LAN system and participated actively in 3Gpp long-term evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) standardization. Since 2010, he has been with the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Dr. Yuen was a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, the Institution of Electrical Engineers Book Prize, the Institute of Engineering of Singapore Gold Medal, the Merck Sharp and Dohme Gold Medal, and twice a recipient of the Hewlett Packard Prize. He received the IEEE Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2012 and IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter Outstanding Service Award on 2019. He serves as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, where he was awarded as the Top Associate Editor from 2009 to 2015. He served as the guest editor for several special issues, including IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.


Wen Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
wenchen@sjtu.edu.cn

Wen Chen received BS and MS from Wuhan University, China in 1990 and 1993 respectively, and PhD from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan in 1999. He was a JSPS research fellow in the University of Electro-Communications from 1999 through 2001. In 2001, he joined University of Alberta, Canada, starting as a PIMS post-doctoral fellow and then as a research associate. Since 2006, he has been a full professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, where he is also the director of Institute for Signal Processing and Systems. During 2014-2015 he was the dean of the school of Electronics Engineering and Automations, Guilin University of Electronic Technology. During 2016-2018 he was the chairman of SJTU Intellectual Property Management Corporation. Dr. Chen is a fellow of Chinese Institute of Electronics, a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has received more than 20 international and domestic awards and honors. He is the editors of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Access, and IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, and the chair of IEEE VTS Shanghai Chapter. Dr. Chen is the TPC chairs and General Chairs for many IEEE sponsored conferences. He has published more than 100 papers in IEEE journals and more than 120 papers in IEEE conferences.


Rose Hu

Utah State University
rose.hu@usu.edu

Rose Qingyang Hu is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Associate Dean for Research of College of Engineering  at Utah State University. She also directs Communications Network Innovation Lab at Utah State University. Her current research interests include next-generation wireless system design and optimization, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical system, Mobile Edge Computing, V2X communications, artificial intelligence and machine learning in wireless networks, wireless system modeling and performance analysis. Prof. Hu received the B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, the M.S. degree from New York University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Kansas.  Besides a decade academia experience, she has more than 10 years of R&D experience with Nortel, Blackberry, and Intel as a Technical Manager, a Senior Wireless System Architect, and a Senior Research Scientist, actively participating in industrial 3G/4G technology development, standardization, system level simulation, and performance evaluation.   She has published over 250 papers in leading IEEE journals and conferences and holds numerous patents in her research areas.  Prof. Hu is currently serving on the editorial boards of  the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, the IEEE Communications Magazine and the IEEE Wireless Communications.  She also served as the TPC Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2018. She is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer Class 2015-2018 and a recipient of prestigious Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, the IEEE ICC 2015, the IEEE VTC Spring 2016, and the IEEE ICC 2016.  Prof. Hu is a Fellow of IEEE for contributions to design and analysis of mobile wireless communications systems. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


Kaibin Huang

The University of Hong Kong
huangkb@eee.hku.hk

Kaibin Huang (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the National University of Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, all in electrical engineering. Presently, he is an associate professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He received the IEEE Communication Society’s 2019 Best Tutorial Paper Award, 2015 Asia Pacific Best Paper Award, and 2019 Asia Pacific Outstanding Paper Award as well as Best Paper Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 and IEEE/CIC ICCC 2018.  Moreover, he received an Outstanding Teaching Award from Yonsei University in S. Korea in 2011. He has served as the lead chairs for the Wireless Comm. Symp. of IEEE Globecom 2017 and the Comm. Theory Symp. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 and the TPC Co-chairs for IEEE PIMRC 2017 and IEEE CTW 2013. He is/was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). Moreover, he has guest edited special issues for IEEE JSAC,  IEEE Journal on Selected Topics on Signal Processing, and IEEE Communications Magazine. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and an ISI Highly Cited Researcher.


Thomas Kuerner

Technische Universität Braunschwieg, Germany
t.kuerner@tu-bs.de

Thomas Kürner (Fellow IEEE) received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990, and his Dr.-Ing. degree in 1993, both from Univerity of Karlsruhe (Germany). From 1990 to 1994 he was with the Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE) at the University of Karlsruhe working on wave propagation modelling, radio channel characterisation and radio network planning. From 1994 to 2003, he was with the radio network planning department at the headquarters of the GSM 1800 and UMTS operator E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co KG, Düsseldorf, where he was team manager radio network planning support responsible for radio network planning tools, algorithms, processes and parameters form 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 he is Full University Professor for Mobile Radio Systems at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. His working areas are indoor channel characterisation and system simulations for high-speed short-range systems including future terahertz communication system, propagation, traffic and mobility models for automatic planning and self-organization of mobile radio networks and vehicle-to-X communications. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at Dublin City University within the Telecommunications Graduate Initiative in Ireland. He has been engaged in several international bodies He has actively contributed to the channel modelling document supporting the standardization of IEEE 802.11ad. He was the chair of IEEE 802.15.3d TG 100G, which developed the worldwide first wireless communications standard operating at 300 GHz. Currently he is chairing the IEEE 802.15 TAG THz, is the EU coordinator of the EU-Japan Project ThoR and the spokesman of the DFG Research Unit Meteracom on Metrology for THz Communications. Prof. Kürner is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP). In 2019 he received the Neal Shepard Award. More detailed information can be found here: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/ifn/institute/team/ms/kuerner.


Jiajia Liu

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
liujiajia@nwpu.edu.cn

Jiajia Liu (M’12-SM’15) holds a PhD in information sciences from Tohoku University, and was a full Professor at the School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University, from 2013 to 2018. Since Jan. 2019, he has been a full professor at the School of Cybersecurity, Northwestern Polytechnical University. He received IEEE VTS Early Career Award in 2019, IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2017, IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award in 2019, Niwa Yasujiro Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, Best Paper Awards from many international conferences including IEEE flagship events, such as IEEE GLOBECOM in 2016 and 2019, IEEE WCNC in 2012 and 2014, IEEE WiMob in 2019, IEEE IC-NIDC in 2018. He was also a recipient of the Tohoku University President Award in 2013. He serves as associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (May 2018-present), IEEE Transactions on Computers (Oct. 2015-Jun. 2017) and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (Jan. 2016 – present), editor for IEEE Network (July 2015-present), editor for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (January 2019-present). He is the Vice Chair of IEEE IOT-AHSN TC, and is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society.


Simona Onori

Stanford University
sonori@stanford.edu

Simona Onori (SM’15) received her Laurea Degree, summa cum laude, (CSE) in 2003, her M.S. (ECE) in 2004, her Ph.D. (Control Engineering) in 2007, from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, and University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, respectively. She is an Assistant Professor in the Energy Resources Engineering Department at Stanford University since 2017 and by courtesy in Electrical Engineering and an Adjunct professor at Clemson University, where she was an assistant professor from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, she was a research scientist at the Ohio State University. Her research activities are in the area of sustainable energy, for both transportation and utility sectors, and specifically they are related to modeling, control and optimization of electrified powertrains, energy storage systems for transportation and grid-storage applications and emission control devices.

She is the recipient of the 2019 Board of Trustees Award for Excellence, Clemson University, 2018 Global Innovation Contest Award, LG Chem, 2018 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2017 NSF CAREER award, 2017 Clemson University College of Engineering and Science Dean’s Faculty Fellows Award, 2017 Clemson University Esin Gulari Leadership & Service Award, 2016 Energy Leadership Award in the category Emerging Leader (for the Carolinas), the 2015 Innovision Award (South Carolina), and 2012 Lumley Interdisciplinary Research (The Ohio State Univeristy), 2011 Outstanding Technology Team Award, TechColumbus.

In 2020, she was selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles. She has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Vehicles since 2019. She was a former chair of the CSS Technical Committee of Automotive Controls (2015-2017 term), she is Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee of Automotive Controls, a member of the Conference Editorial Board (CEB) for the American Control Conference and Control and Decision Conference.


Giorgio Rizzoni

The Ohio State University
rizzoni.1@osu.edu

Giorgio Rizzoni, the Ford Motor Company Chair in ElectroMechanical Systems, is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU). He received his B.S. (ECE) in 1980, his M.S. (ECE) in 1982, his Ph.D. (ECE) in 1986, all from the University of Michigan. Since 1999 he has been the director of the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an interdisciplinary university research center in the OSU College of Engineering. His research activities are related to modeling, control and diagnosis of advanced propulsion systems, vehicle fault diagnosis and prognosis, electrified powertrains and energy storage systems, vehicle safety and intelligence, and sustainable mobility. He has contributed to the development of graduate curricula in these areas, and has served as the director of three U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Automotive Technology Education Centers of Excellence: Hybrid Drivetrains and Control Systems (1998-2004), Advanced Propulsion Systems (2005-2011, and Energy Efficient Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility (2011-2016). Between 2011 and 2016 he served as the OSU Site Director for the U.S. Department of Energy China-USA Clean Energy Research Center – Clean Vehicles. He is currently leading an ARPA-E project in the NEXTCAR program. During his career at Ohio State, Prof. Rizzoni has directed externally sponsored research projects funded by major government agencies and by the automotive industry in approximately equal proportion. Prof. Rizzoni is a Fellow of SAE (2005), a Fellow of IEEE (2004), a recipient of the 1991 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and of many other technical and teaching awards.

The OSU Center for Automotive Research, CAR, is an interdisciplinary research center in the OSU College of Engineering founded in 1991 and located in a 60,000 ft2 building complex on the west campus of OSU. CAR conducts interdisciplinary research in collaboration with the OSU colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Business, and Arts and Sciences, and with industry and government partners. CAR research aims to: develop efficient vehicle propulsion and energy storage systems; develop new sustainable mobility concepts; reduce the impact of vehicles on the environment; improve vehicle safety and reduce occupant and pedestrian injuries; increase vehicle autonomy and intelligence; and create quieter and more comfortable automobiles. A team of 45 administrative and research staff supports some 50 faculty, 120 graduate and 300 undergraduate students, and maintains and makes use of advanced experimental facilities. Dr. Rizzoni has led CAR for over a decade, growing its annual research expenditures from $1M per year to over $14M today, and engaging CAR in a broad range of technology commercialization activities, start-up company incubation and spin-out as well as providing a broad range of engineering services to the automotive industry. CAR is also the home of the OSU Motorsport program, which supports the activities of 7 student vehicle competition programs: the Buckeye Bullet (holder of all current electric vehicle land speed records), EcoCAR hybrid-electric vehicle team, FSAE, Baja SAE, Buckeye Electric Motorcycle Racing Team, Supermileage SAE, and Underwater Robotics Team.


Dr. Daniel Benevides da Costa

Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil
danielbcosta@ieee.org

Prof. Daniel Benevides da Costa was born in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Area: Telecommunications, from the University of Campinas, SP, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D thesis was awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Electrical Engineering by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES) at the 2009 CAPES Thesis Contest. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. Since 2010, he has been with the Federal University of Ceara, where he is currently an Assistant Professor.Prof. da Costa is currently Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. He has also served as Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. He has served as the Lead Guest Editor and Guest Editor of several Journal Special Issues. He has been involved on the organization of several conferences. In particular, he served as Track Chair (Track 6 – Green Communications and Networks; Track – Recent Results on 5G) of the IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring), and is currently serving as Track Co-Chair (Track 1 – Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design) of the IEEE VTC2017-Fall. He is currently the Latin American Chapters Coordinator of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Prof. da Costa is the recipient of three conference paper awards. He received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2013, the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Communications Letters in 2016, the Certificate of Appreciation of Top Associate Editor for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and the Exemplary Editor Award of IEEE Communications Letters in 2016. He is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.


Dr. Nady Boules

NB Motors LLC
nady.boules@nbmotors.net

Nady Boules has begun his engineering and management consultancy practice in September 2013 after 45 years of engineering experience (32 years with General Motors and Delphi), including 14 years as director of R&D, and Innovation. In his most recent capacity, as Director of GM’s Research & Development’s Electrical & Control Systems Research Lab, Boules was responsible for the development of advanced electrical systems and components for electrified, connected and automated vehicles to enhance vehicle safety, comfort and efficiency. He led all R&D activities in areas of electronics and control software globally and coordinates research in this area, internally with sister research Labs and engineering customers; and externally with collaborators at Universities, National Labs, suppliers, and other automotive OEMs (USCAR).Boules first joined General Motors Research Laboratories in 1982. He held several positions leading and managing research activities in automotive mechatronic systems. In September 1999, he was named director of research and development for Delphi Steering Systems in Saginaw, MI. His responsibilities expanded to cover brakes and suspension when he was named director of the dynamics innovation center In February 2002, In January 2005, he was named director, dynamics innovation center and materials engineering and his responsibilities expanded to materials for the Energy and Chassis division. From May 2006 until returning to GM, he held the position of director, innovation & technology leadership.

Boules began his career in 1978 as a Research Associate at the Institute for Electrical Machines and Drives, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. In January 1980, he moved to the United States and joined Simmonds Precision Corporation, Norwich, NY as a Senior Magnetics Engineer. Boules received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt and a doctorate of engineering degree in 1978 from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He is the author of over numerous patents, technical and invited papers and has received several awards from GM in recognition of his accomplishments, including John Campbell Award (for scientific accomplishments), Charles McCuen Award (recognizing contributions to the business success of GM), Extraordinary Accomplishment Award, and the President’s Council Honors Award.

Boules has been a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1991 and was named a life fellow in January 2015. He is also the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award. He is a member of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) and a past member of its executive board. He was also a member of the board of directors of Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS-A) and a member of the executive board of several University consortia, and currently serving on the Committee on Review of the U.S. DRIVE Research Program of the National Academies.


Dr. Yue Gao

University of Surrey, UK
yue.gao@ieee.org

Prof. Yue Gao is a a Professor and Chair in Wireless Communications at Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey in the UK. He is an expertise in engineering across electronics, communications and information who focuses on real-world challenge-led fundamental research in the interdisciplinary area of signal processing and smart antennas for mobile and satellite systems. He worked as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer and Reader in Antennas and Signal Processing at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He received his Bachelor degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in China in 2002, and his MSc and PhD degrees from QMUL in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 3 patents, 1 book and 5 book chapters. He is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Fellow from 2018 to 2023. He was a co-recipient of the EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing in 2016. He served as the Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE ICCC 2016, the Publicity Co-Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, the Cognitive Radio Symposium Co-Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, and the General Chair of the IEEE WoWMoM and iWEM 2017. He is the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks and the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the Vehicular Technology Society. He is an Editor for the IEEE Internet Of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions On Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions On Cognitive Networks.


Dr. Jelena Misic

Ryerson University
jmisic@scs.ryerson.ca

Jelena Misic is Professor of Computer Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her research interests are related to wireless networks: protocols, security, Internet of Things machine to machine communications and cloud computing. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and Member of ACM.


Dr. Hamid Sharif

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
HSHARIF@UNL.EDU

Dr. Hamid Sharif is an IEEE Fellow and the Charles J. Vranek Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the Director of Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory (TEL) at University of Nebraska.Professor Sharif has over 30 years of academic and industrial experience and his research interests include security in communication networks, surface vehicular communications, wireless sensor networks, multimedia security, network modeling and simulations and embedded systems. He has authored/co-authored over 300 refereed research articles in international journals and conferences and has been the recipient of many research awards and best papers. He has been serving on many editorial boards for IEEE and other international journals. His research work has been funded by major US government agencies and industries.


Dr. Yue-Yun Wang

General Motors Research and Development
yue-yun.wang@gm.com

Dr. Yue-Yun Wang is Technical Fellow at General Motors Company. He received Ph.D in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 1987. After graduation, he spent years in research and teaching at several academic institutions, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China; Syracuse University, New York; and Ohio State University. He was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow from 1990 to 1991 at Duisburg University, Germany. From 1995 to 2005, he was a Technical Advisor with Cummins Engine Company, Columbus, Indiana. In 2005, he joined in General Motors Company, leads advanced powertrain controls at Propulsion Systems Research Laboratory. In over 20 years industry service, he has conducted broad research and innovations developing and implementing advanced powertrain control methodologies and technologies that have enabled the introduction of new generation engine management systems for passenger cars, light, medium and heavy duty trucks with industry-leading low emissions and fuel consumption.

Dr.Wang received numerous awards, including top honor Boss Kettering Award and Charles L.McCuen Special Achievement Award from General Motors Company in recognition of his unique contributions in the area of vehicle propulsion system controls. He served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, the guest editor of International Journal of Powertrain, and currently the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He is the Vice Chair of Automotive Controls Technical Committee of IEEE Control Systems Society. He has authored and co-authored 100 publications, and holds over 83 U.S. patents for automotive applications. His current research interests include modeling and simulation, model-based multivariable control, robust control, adaptive control, and detection and estimation with application to automotive propulsion systems.


Prof. Aylin Yener

Penn State
yener@engr.psu.edu

Aylin Yener received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering and the B.Sc. degree in physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. She is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, since 2010, where she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2002. Since 2017, she is a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. From 2008 to 2009, she was a Visiting Associate Professor with the same department.

Yener received the NSF CAREER award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in Communication Theory in the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award in 2010, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in 2014, the PSEAS Premier Research Award in 2014, and the Leonard A. Doggett Award for Outstanding Writing in Electrical Engineering at Penn State in 2014. She is a fellow of the IEEE.
Yener’s research interests are in information theory, communication theory, fundamental performance limits of networked and complex systems, information security, energy harvesting communications and coded caching.

Yener is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, where she was previously the treasurer (2012-2014). She served as the student committee chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society 2007 – 2011, and was the co-founder of the Annual School of Information Theory in North America co-organizing the school in 2008, 2009, and 2010. She was a technical (co)-chair for various symposia/tracks at the IEEE ICC, PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, and Asilomar (2005-2014). She served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009 – 2012), an editor and an editorial advisory board member for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications}(2001-2012), and a guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2011) and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2015). Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and as a senior editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.


Prof.Alain Bouscayrol

University of Lille 1
Alain.Bouscayrol@univ-lille1.fr

Alain Bouscayrol received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1995. From 1996 to 2005, he was Associate Professor at University Lille1, Sciences and Technologies, France, where he has been a Professor since 2005. From 1998 to 2004, he managed the Multi-machine Multi-converter Systems project of GdR-ME2MS, a national research program of CNRS (French National Centre of Scientific Research). Since 2004, he has managed the national network on Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, France.
His research interests at the L2EP (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering ) include graphical descriptions (Energetic Macroscopic Representation) for control of electric drives, wind energy conversion systems, railway traction systems, hybrid electric vehicles and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. His collaborative works with industry on energy management for vehicles include Siemens Transportation Systems, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Nexter Systems, Valeo and SNCF. He was General Chair of IEEE VPPC 2010 (Vehicle Power Propulsion Conference), Sept. 2010, Lille, France, co-chair of EPE 2013 ECCE Europe (European Power Electronics and drives), Sept. 2013, Lille, France and co-chair of IEEE VPPC 2014, Oct. 2014, Coimbra, Portugal . In January 2014, he has been nominated Chair of the Vehicle Power Propulsion technical committee by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Since February 2014, he has been appointed Associate Editor of IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Dr. K.T. Chau

The University of Hong Kong
ktchau@eee.hku.hk

K. T. Chau received his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree with First Class Honors, M.Phil. degree, and Ph.D. degree all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He joined the alma mater in 1995, and has served as Director of International Research Centre for Electric Vehicles, Associate Dean of Engineering and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Currently, he is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His teaching and research interests are electric and hybrid vehicles, machines and drives as well as power electronics. In these areas, he has published 9 books, 9 book chapters, over 300 refereed journal papers, and many industrial reports. His teaching and research philosophy follows the Confucian classic Li Ji – Teaching and learning (research) are mutually motivating. Dr. Chau is Fellow of the IEEE for Contributions to Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, and Fellow of the HKIE. He has served as editors and editorial board members of various international journals as well as chairs and organizing committee members of many international conferences, especially in the area of Electric Vehicles. He is also an international consultant for electric vehicle technologies.


Prof. Inkyu Lee

Korea University
inkyu@korea.ac.kr

Inkyu Lee received the B.S. (Hons.) degree in control and instrumentation engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1990 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Member of Technical Staff with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, where he studied high-speed wireless system designs. From 2001 to 2002, he worked for Agere Systems (formerly Microelectronics Group of Lucent Technologies), Murray Hill, NJ, USA, as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. Since September 2002, he has been with Korea University, Seoul, where he is currently a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering. Also he is the head of BK21 center for humanware information technology. During 2009, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He has published over 130 papers in IEEE journals and has 30 U.S. patents granted or pending. His research interests include digital communications, signal processing, and coding techniques applied for next-generation wireless systems. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS from 2001 to 2011 and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2007 to 2011. In addition, he has been a Chief Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (Special Issue on 4G Wireless Systems) in 2006. He was a recipient of the IT Young Engineer Award at the IEEE/IEEK Joint Award in 2006 and of the Best Paper Award at APCC in 2006, IEEE VTC in 2009, and ISPACS in 2013. He was also a recipient of the Best Research Award from the Korea Information and Communications Society in 2011 and the Best Young Engineer Award from the National Academy of Engineering in Korea (NAEK) in 2013. He has been elected as a member of NAEK in 2015. He is an IEEE Fellow.


Dr. Geoffrey Li

Imperial College of London
Geoffrey.Li@imperial.ac.uk

Geoffrey Ye Li has been a Chair Professor at Imperial College London, UK, since 2020. Before moving to Imperial, he was with Georgia Institute of Technology in Georgia, USA, as a Professor for twenty years and with AT&T Labs – Research in New Jersey, USA, as a Principal Technical Staff Member for five years. His general research interests include statistical signal processing and machine learning for wireless communications. In the related areas, he has published over 500 journal and conference papers in addition to over 40 granted patents. His publications have been cited over 44,000 times and he has been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher, by Thomson Reuters, almost every year. Dr. Geoffrey Ye Li was awarded IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing for wireless communications in 2005. He won several prestigious awards from IEEE Signal Processing Society (Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award in 2017), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2013 and Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014), and IEEE Communications Society (Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award in 2013, Award for Advances in Communication in 2017, and Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award in 2019). He also received the 2015 Distinguished ECE Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia Tech. He has been involved in editorial activities for over 20 technical journals, including the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JSAC Special Series on ML in Communications and Networking. He has organized and chaired many international conferences, including technical program vice-chair of the IEEE ICC’03, general co-chair of the IEEE GlobalSIP’14, the IEEE VTC’19 (Fall), and the IEEE SPAWC’20.


Marco Di Renzo

Paris-Saclay University / CNRS
marco.direnzo@l2s.centralesupelec.fr

Dr. Marco Di Renzo was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2003 and in January 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from the University Paris-Sud, Paris, France.

He has held various research and academic positions in Italy at the University of L’Aquila, in the USA at Virginia Tech, in Spain at CTTC, and in the UK at The University of Edinburgh. Since 2010, he has been a CNRS Associate Professor (“Chargé de Recherche Titulaire CNRS”) in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems of Paris-Saclay University – CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Univ Paris Sud, France. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He is a co-founder of the university spin-off company WEST Aquila s.r.l., Italy. He is the Project Coordinator of the European-funded projects 5G-WIRELESS and 5G-AURA and a Principal Investigator of the European-funded projects GREENET, CROSSFIRE, WSN4QoL, SmartNRG, CASPER and of the French National Agency funded project SpatialModulation.

Dr. Di Renzo is the recipient of a special mention for the outstanding five-year (1997-2003) academic career, University of L’Aquila, Italy; the THALES Communications fellowship (2003-2006), University of L’Aquila, Italy; the 2004 Best Spin-Off Company Award, Abruzzo Province, Italy; the 2008 Torres Quevedo Award, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain; the “Dérogation pour l’Encadrement de Thèse” (2010), University of Paris-Sud, France; the 2012 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; the 2012 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate; the 2013 IEEE VTC-Fall Best Student Paper Award; the 2013 Network of Excellence NEWCOM# Best Paper Award; the 2013 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY Top Reviewer Award; the 2013 IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA Region); the 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, United Kingdom; the 2014 IEEE ATC Best Paper Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Demo Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; the 2014 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate, the 2015 IEEE ComManTel Best Paper Award; 2015 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award; and the 2015-2018 CNRS Award for Excellence in Research and in Advising Doctoral Students.

Currently, he serves as an Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (Heterogeneous Networks Modeling and Analysis). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Communications Society and of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and a Member of the European Association for Communications and Networking (EURACON). Since 2016, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Dr. Marco Di Renzo is a frequent tutorial speaker and lecturer at IEEE international conferences. During the last three years, he has presented 12 tutorials on “Spatial Modulation for MIMO Systems”, 7 tutorials on “Energy-Efficient Wireless Networks”, 8 tutorials on “Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks”, and 3 tutorials on “Energy-Neutral Wireless Networks Design”. In addition, he was Invited Lecturer, Invited Speaker and Invited Panelist at several IEEE events and Ph.D. schools.


Dr. Dapeng Wu

University of Florida
wu@ece.ufl.edu

Dapeng Oliver Wu (S’98–M’04–SM’06–F’13) received a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1990, an M.E. degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1997, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003. He is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His research interests are in the areas of networking, communications, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, smart grid, and information and network security. He received University of Florida Term Professorship Award in 2017, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, and the Best Paper Awards in IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 and International Conference on Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks (QShine) 2006.

He has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Editor-at-Large for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia, and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is also a guest-editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special Issue on Cross-layer Optimized Wireless Multimedia Communications and Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks. He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012, and TPC chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, and as a member of executive committee and/or technical program committee of over 100 conferences. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2016. He has served as Chair for the Award Committee, and Chair of Mobile and wireless multimedia Interest Group (MobIG), Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications, IEEE Communications Society. He was an elected member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow.


Prof. Ekram Hossain

University of Manitoba
Ekram.Hossain@umanitoba.ca

Ekram Hossain (http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~hossaina) is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, where he leads the Wireless Communications, Networks, and Services (WiCoNS) research group. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria, Canada, in 2001. Dr. Hossain’s current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization of wireless/mobile communication networks with emphasis on 5G systems, cognitive and green radio systems, and network economics. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to spectrum management and resource allocation in cognitive and cellular radio networks”. Currently, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and an Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications. Also, he is a member of the IEEE Press Editorial Board. He has won several research awards including the University of Manitoba Merit Award in 2010, 2014, and 2015 for Research and Scholarly Activities, the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred Ellersick Prize Paper Award, the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2012 (WCNC’12) Best Paper Award, and the IEEE Communications Society Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee’s Best Paper Award in IEEE Global Communications Conference 2015 (Globecom?15). Dr. Hossain was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society for two terms (2012-2015).


Prof. Phone Lin

National Taiwan University
plin@csie.ntu.edu

Phone Lin (http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~plin) is a Distinguished Professor in National Taiwan University, holding professorship in the Department of CSIE and Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, College of EECS, and Institute of Medical Device and Imaging, College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in January 2001. Dr. Lin’s current research interests include design and analysis for mobile communications networking, design for M2M/IoT/IoC applications, and data driven anomaly detection and prediction for M2M/IoT/IoC. He was elevated to an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to resource management and service development for mobile networks.” Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of several journals such as IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. Lin has received numerous research awards such as Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan in 2016, Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor Award of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2012, Junior Researcher Award of Academia Sinica in 2010, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award of Taiwan in 2009, and Best Young Researcher of IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award in 2007. Dr. Lin was also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society for 2019-2020.


Prof. Yan Zhang

University of Oslo
yanzhang@ieee.org

Yan Zhang is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. He received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received M.S. and B.S from Beihang University and Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications, respectively. His research interests include next-generation wireless networks leading to 5G beyond/6G, green and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., smart grid and transport). Dr. Zhang is an Editor (or Area Editor, Senior Editor, Associate Editor) for several IEEE transactions/magazine, including IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs. He is a symposium/track chair in a number of conferences, including IEEE ICC 2021, IEEE Globecom 2017, IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE SmartGridComm 2015. He is the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC). He is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer during 2016-2020. He is CCF Senior Member, an elected member of CCF Technical Committee of Blockchain, and 2019 CCF Distinguished Speaker. Since 2018, Prof. Zhang was a recipient of the global “Highly Cited Researcher” Award (Web of Science top 1% most cited worldwide). He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, elected member of Academia Europaea (MAE), elected member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS), and elected member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA).


Dr. Fan Bai

General Motors
fan.bai@gm.com

Dr. Fan Bai (General Motors Global R&D) is a Staff Researcher in the Electrical & Control Systems Lab., Research & Development and Planning, General Motors Corporation, since Sep., 2005. Before joining General Motors research lab, he received the B.S. degree in automation engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1999, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 2005.

His current research is focused on the discovery of fundamental principles and the analysis and design of protocols/systems for next-generation vehicular networks, for safety, telematics and infotainment applications. He published 70 research papers in top-quality conferences and journals, particularly, INFOCOM, SECON, Mobicom, Mobihoc, Sensys, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TVT, and IEEE TWC. In addition, he published 1 book and 6 book chapters. His publications received 5,500 citations (according to Google Scholar). He also has more than 70 patents granted or pending.

He received Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award from General Motors Corporation in recognition of his accomplishment in area of vehicle-to-vehicle communications for drive assistance & safety. He was featured as “ITS People” in 2014 by IEEE ITS Magazine for his technical contributions to vehicular networks and intelligent transportation systems. He serves as Technical Program Co-Chairs for IEEE WiVec 2007, IEEE MoVeNet 2008, ACM VANET 2011 and ACM VANET 2012, among other leading roles in academic and industry technical conferences. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, and he also serves as guest editors for IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine and Elsevier AdHoc Networks Journal. He is also serving as a Ph.D. supervisory committee member at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Illinois – Urban Champaign and University of Southern California.


Dr. Lin Cai

University of Victoria
cai@ece.uvic.ca

Lin Cai received her M.A.Sc. and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.  Since 2005, she has been with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, and she is currently a Professor. Her research interests span several areas in communications and networking, with a focus on network protocol and architecture design supporting emerging multimedia traffic over wireless, mobile, ad hoc, and sensor networks.She has been a recipient of the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Grants in 2010 and 2015, and the best paper awards of IEEE ICC 2008 and IEEE WCNC 2011. She has served as a TPC symposium co-chair for IEEE Globecom’10 and Globecom’13, and the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, International Journal of Sensor Networks, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN).


Dr. Jiming Chen

Zhejiang University
cjm@zju.edu.cn

Jiming Chen (IEEE M’08-SM’11) received B.Sc degree and Ph.D degree both in Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He was a visiting researcher at INRIA in 2006, National University of Singapore in 2007, and University of Waterloo from 2008 to 2010. Currently, he is a full professor with Department of control science and engineering, and vice director of the State Key laboratory of Industrial Control Technology and Institute of Industrial Process Control at Zhejiang University, China. He currently serves associate editors for several international Journals including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. He was a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,etc. His research interests include mobile and sensor networks, networked sensing and control, target tracking.


Dr. Pingzhi Fan

Southwest Jiaotong University
p.fan@ieee.org

Pingzhi Fan received his MSc degree in computer science from the Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 1987, and PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hull University, UK, in 1994. He is currently a professor and director of the institute of mobile communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and a visiting professor of Leeds University, UK (1997-), a guest professor Shanghai Jiaotong University (1999-). He was a recipient of the UK ORS Award (1992), and the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award (1998). He is a Chief Scientist appointed by Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) for leading a major research project (National 973 project). He is a fellow of IEEE, IET(IEE), CIE and CIC, and an IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2017).Prof. Fan served as a general chair or TPC chair of a number of international conferences, and guest editor-in-chief, guest editor or editorial member of several international journals. He initiated, as the founding chair, IEEE VTS BJ Chapter and IEEE ComSoc CD Chapter, the founding chair of IEEE Chengdu Section. He also served as a board member of IEEE Region 10, IET(IEE) Council and IET Asia-Pacific Region. He has over 200 research papers published in various academic English journals (IEEE/IEE/IEICE, etc), and 8 books (incl. edited) published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd/RSP (1996), IEEE Press (2011, etc), Springer (2004) and Nova Science (2007), and is the inventor of 20 granted PCT and Chinese patents. His current research interests include high mobility wireless communications, 5G technologies, wireless networks for big data, signal design & coding, etc.


Dr. Yuguang (Michael) Fang

University of Florida
fang@ece.ufl.edu

Yuguang “Michael” Fang (F’08) received an MS degree from Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China in 1987, a Ph.D degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree from Boston University in 1997. He was an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology from 1998 to 2000. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida in 2000 and has been a full professor since 2005. He held a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship from 2006 to 2009, a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship with Xidian University, China, from 2008 to 2011, and a Guest Chair Professorship with Tsinghua University, China, from 2009 to 2012.Dr. Fang received the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2001 and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2002, 2015 IEEE Communications Society CISTC Technical Recognition Award, 2014 IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award, and the Best Paper Award from IEEE ICNP (2006). He has also received a 2010-2011 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2011 Florida Blue Key/UF Homecoming Distinguished Faculty Award, and the 2009 UF College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications (2009-2012), and serves/served on several editorial boards of journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2003-2008, 2011-present), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2000-2011), and 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 IEEE INOFOCOM’2014 and the Technical Program Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’2005. He is a fellow of the IEEE.


Dr. Abbas Jamalipour

University of Sydney
a.jamalipour@ieee.org

Abbas Jamalipour is the Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is the Deputy Director for the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, and leads the Wireless Networking Group (WiNG) at the University of Sydney. He is the author of six technical books, nine book chapters, and over 350 technical papers in scholarly journals and international conferences, as well as five patents, all in the area of wireless communications. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the 2010 IEEE ComSoc Harold Sobol Award, the 2010 Royal Academy of Engineering UK Distinguished Fellowship, the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Contribution to Satellite Communications Award, the 2006 IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, and ten best paper awards.


Dr. Junmin Wang

University of Texas at Austin, USA
jwang@austin.utexas.edu

Junmin Wang is the Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin since August 2018.  In 2008, he started his academic career at Ohio State University, where he founded the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, was early promoted to Associate Professor in September 2013 and then very early promoted to Full Professor in June 2016.  In 2018, he left Ohio State University and joined his alma mater, University of Texas at Austin, as the Accenture Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering.  Prof. Wang has a wide range of research interests covering control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart and sustainable mobility applications.  Prof. Wang’s research contributions include the development of control and estimation methods that advance efficiency, cleanliness, and driving safety of conventional, electrified, connected and autonomous/automated vehicles. He has five years of full-time industrial research experience (2003-2008) at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) where he was a Senior Research Engineer and led research projects sponsored by more than 50 industrial companies and governmental agencies worldwide.  Prof. Wang’s research programs have been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy (DOE), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas Department of Transportation, GM, Ford, Honda, Tenneco, Eaton, Ftech, and others. Dr. Wang is the author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications including over 150 journal articles and 13 U.S. and European patents. Prof. Wang is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015), SAE Fellow (2015), and ASME Fellow (2016).  Prof. Wang is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award, 2018 IEEE Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Ohio State University Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2015 Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2012 Ohio State University Lumley Research Award, 2011 SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, and 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR-YIP) Award. Dr. Wang serves as an Senior Editor, Editor, Technical Editor, or Associate Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, IFAC Mechatronics, ASME Transactions Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Journal of the Franklin Institute, and SAE International Journal of Engines. He has served as Chair of the ASME Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee, Chair of the SAE International Control and Calibration Committee, member (Liaison for IEEE Control Systems Society) of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Steering Committee, and Vice Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems. Prof. Wang has a multi-disciplinary education background in mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering. He received the B.E. degree (with honors) in Automotive Engineering and his first M.S. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing China in 1997 and 2000, respectively; his second and third M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.


Dr. Xianbin Wang

Western University
xianbin.wang@uwo.ca

Xianbin Wang (S’98-M’99-SM’06) is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at Western University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from National University of Singapore in 2001.Prior to joining Western, he was with Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist between July 2002 and Dec. 2007. From Jan. 2001 to July 2002, he was a system designer at STMicroelectronics, where he was responsible for system design for DSL and Gigabit Ethernet chipsets. His current research interests include 5G networks, adaptive wireless systems, communications security, and locationing technologies. Dr. Wang has over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on various communication system design issues, in addition to 24 granted and pending patents and several standard contributions.

Dr. Wang is a Senior Member of IEEE and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has received many awards and recognition, including Canada Research Chair, CRC President’s Excellence Award, Canadian Federal Government Public Service Award, Ontario Early Researcher Award and three IEEE Best Paper Awards. He currently serves as an Editor/Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. He was also an editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications between 2007 and 2011. Dr. Wang was involved in a number of IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, VTC, ICME and CWIT, in different roles such as symposium chair, tutorial instructor, track chair, session chair and TPC chair.


Dr. Tao Zhang

Huawei R&D USA
tao.zhang1@huawei.com

Dr. Tao Zhang joined Cisco in 2012 as the Chief Scientist for Smart Connected Vehicles and has also been spearheading architectures, technologies, and eco-systems for the Internet of Things and Fog Computing. Prior or to that, he was Chief Scientist and Director of Mobile and Vehicular Networking at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore). For over 25 years, Tao has been in various technical and executive positions, directing research and product development in broadband, mobile, and vehicular networks and applications. His leadership and technical work have led to pioneering contributions that advanced the state of the art in fiber optic networks, all-IP cellular networks (3G/4G), mobile ad-hoc networks, and vehicular networks; and have resulted in disruptive technology, standards, and products.Tao was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2010 and a Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration in 2015. He holds 48 US patents and has co-authored two books “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy”(2012) and “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks”(2004) published by John Wiley & Sons. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Sub-Committee on Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications. He was a founding Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and has been serving on the industry advisory boards for several research organizations. Tao has been serving on editorial boards or as a guest editor for numerous leading technical journals including the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), and the Springer Journal of Wireless Networks.


Dr. Yahong (Rosa) Zheng

Lehigh University, USA
yrz218@lehigh.edu

Yahong Rosa Zheng received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, in 1987 and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989. She received the Ph.D. degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, ONT, Canada, in 2002. From 1989 to 1996, she worked as engineer and technical staff in China, Australia, and Canada. She was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow from 2003 to 2005 with the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since 2005, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA, where now she is a Professor. Her research interests include array signal processing, wireless communications, and wireless sensor networks. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2009. She has been IEEE Fellow since 2015.


Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara

University of Texas Dallas
K.Raja@utdallas.edu

Kaushik Rajashekara received his B.Eng., M.Eng, and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He also holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, USA. From 1977 to 198, he worked as an assistant professor/senior scientific officer at the Indian Institute of Science. From 1985 to 1987, he was a visiting associate professor at the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Canada working on Photovoltaic utility interactive systems. From 1987 to 1989, he worked at Viteq Corporation in the area of uninterrupted power supplies for computers. In July 1989, he joined Delphi Corporation, which was a division of General Motors (GM). At Delphi and GM, he held various technical and managerial positions, and managed a team of engineers that was responsible for developing electric machines, controllers, and power electronics systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. He was also Technical Fellow and Chief Scientist for propulsion and advanced drive systems. In May 2006 he joined Rolls-Royce Corporation, USA as the chief technologist for electric power and control systems. His work at Rolls-Royce focused on More Electric Aircraft architectures and power conversion/control technologies for gas turbines in Aero, Marine, Defense, and Energy applications. Since August 1, 2012 he is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Endowed Chair in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas.Dr. Rajashekara is a Fellow of IEEE and of SAE. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2006 Gerald Kliman Innovator award for contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies, 2009 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement award , and 2013 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann award for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering . He was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame in 1999 and was elected as Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2007) of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012 for his contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He has published more than 100 papers and has 28 patents on power conversion related to electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. He has given more than 100 invited presentations in various international conferences and local IEEE chapters.


Dr. Alexander Wyglinski

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
alexw@ieee.org

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wireless communications, specializing in cognitive and software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, RF spectrum characterization, cyber-physical systems and security, and wireless system optimization and adaptation. He is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab), and Director of the WPI Limerick (Ireland) Project Center. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Wyglinski has published 30 journal papers, 73 conference papers, 9 book chapters, and the first-ever textbook on cognitive radio communications and networks (Academic Press, December 2009). Dr. Wyglinski’s research activities have been or are currently being sponsored by organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory – Space Vehicles Directorate, The Mathworks, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wyglinski is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (July 2012 – June 2014).


Dr. Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton
lh@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Lajos Hanzo, FREng, FIEEE, FIET, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983. In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate “Doctor Honaris Causa” by the Technical University of Budapest. During his 35-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications. He has co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totalling in excess of 10 000 pages, published
1200+ research entries at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and
General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing an academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications 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. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. Since 2008 he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and since 2009 a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 2011 he became one of the four EURASIP Fellows of the year. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk


Dr. Chris Mi

San Diego State University, USA
cmi@sdsu.edu

Chris Mi is a fellow of IEEE, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and the Director of the US DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Previously he was an Electrical Engineer with General Electric Canada Inc. He was the President and the Chief Technical Officer of 1Power Solutions, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. He is the Co-Founder of Gannon Motors and Controls LLC and Mia Motors, Inc.

His research interests are in electric and hybrid vehicles. He has taught tutorials and seminars on the subject of HEVs/PHEVs for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the IEEE, workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has delivered courses to major automotive OEMs and suppliers, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Tyco Electronics, A&D Technology, Johnson Controls, Quantum Technology, Delphi, and the European Ph.D School. He has offered tutorials in many countries, including the U.S., China, Korea, Singapore, Italy, France, and Mexico. He has published more than 100 articles and delivered 30 invited talks and keynote speeches. He has also served as a panelist in major IEEE and SAE conferences.

Dr. Mi is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Research Award from University of Michigan Dearborn. He is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Engineer Award, IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Outstanding Professional Award, and the SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award. He was also a recipient of the National Innovation Award and the Government Special Allowance Award from the China Central Government. In December 2007, he became a Member of Eta Kappa Nu, which is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, for being “a leader in education and an example of good moral character.”

Dr. Mi was the Chair (2008-2009) and Vice Chair (2006-2007) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section. Dr. Mi was the general Chair of the 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference held in Dearborn, Michigan, USA in September 6-11, 2009. Dr. Mi is one of the three Area Editors of the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Senior Editor, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Guest Editor, International Journal of Power Electronics, Editorial Board, International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Editorial Board, IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, and Associate Editor of Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (2007-2009). He served on the review panel for the NSF, the U.S. Department of Energy (2007-2010), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2010), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (Belgium), and the Danish Research Council. He is the topic chair for the 2011 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, and the General Chair for the 2013 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge. Dr. Chris Mi is a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

He is also the General Co-Chair of IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer sponsored by PELS, IAS, IES, VTS, MAG, and PES, Editor of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics – Special Issue on WPT, and steering committee member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC- Asian).


Dr. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

University of Waterloo
sshen@uwaterloo.ca

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen received the B.Sc.(1982) degree from Dalian Maritime University (China) and the M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. degrees (1990) from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA), all in electrical engineering. He is a Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Shen’s research focuses on resource management in interconnected wireless/wired networks, UWB wireless communications networks, wireless network security, wireless body area networks and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is a co-author of three books, and has published more than 400 papers and book chapters in wireless communications and networks, control and filtering.

Dr. Shen served as the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE VTC2010-Fall, the Symposia Chair for IEEE ICC’10, the Tutorial Chair for IEEE ICC’08, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Globecom’07, the General Co-Chair for Chinacom’07 and QShine’06, the Founding Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on P2P Communications and Networking. He also served as a Founding Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; Editor-in-Chief for Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; Computer Networks; and ACM/Wireless Networks, etc., and the Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM Mobile Networks and Applications, etc. Dr. Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004 and 2007 from the University of Waterloo, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada, and the Distinguished Performance Award in 2002 and 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an IEEE Fellow, an Engineering Institute of Canada fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.


Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu

Carleton University
halim.yanikomeroglu@sce.carleton.ca

Halim Yanikomeroglu was born in Giresun, Turkey, in 1968. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1990, and the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (now ECE) and the Ph.D.
degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1992 and 1998, respectively.

During 1993-1994, he was with the R&D Group of Marconi Kominikasyon A.S., Ankara, Turkey. Since 1998 he has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, where he is now a Full Professor. His research interests cover many aspects of wireless technologies with a special emphasis on cellular networks. In recent years, his research has been funded by Huawei, Telus, Allen Vanguard, Blackberry, Samsung, Communications Research Centre of Canada (CRC), and DragonWave. This collaborative research resulted in about 25 patents.

Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society (2015-2016) and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2011-2015) in 5G wireless technologies. He has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) from its inception in 1998 in various capacities including serving as a Steering Committee member, Executive Committee member and the Technical Program Chair or Co-Chair of WCNC 2004 (Atlanta), WCNC 2008 (Las Vegas), and WCNC 2014 (Istanbul). He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2010-Fall) held in Ottawa and is currently serving as the General Co-Chair of the IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference
(VTC2017-Fall) to be held in Toronto. He has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He was the Chair of the IEEE’s Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Technical Committee).

Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a recipient of the IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Educator Award in 2014, Carleton University Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award in 2010, the Carleton University Graduate Students Association Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching in 2010, and the Carleton University Research Achievement Award in 2009. Dr. Yanikomeroglu spent the 2011-2012 academic year at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, as a Visiting Professor. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.


Prof. Jalel Ben-Othman

CentraleSupelec and University of Paris 13
jalel.benothman@centralesupelec.fr

Prof. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011 and member of L2S lab at CentraleSupélec. Dr. Ben-Othman’s research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, VANETs, IoT, performance evaluation and security in wireless networks in general. He was the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society, AHSN Exceptional Service and Contribution Award in 2018 and the VEHCOM Fabio Neri award in 2018. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), a senior editor for IEEE COMMUNICATIONS letters an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, IEEE COMML, JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors…). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (WCNC, IWCMC, VTC, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,….). He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer from 2015 to 2018 where he did several tours all around the world and he has been appointed as a IEEE VTS distinguished lecturer since July 2019. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.


Ai-Chun Pang

National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC
acpang@csie.ntu.edu.tw

Ai-Chun Pang received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1996, 1998 and 2002, respectively. She joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan in 2002, and is now a Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NTU. She was the director of Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia in 2013-2016. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, NTU, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Her research interests include wireless and multimedia Networking, 5G communications, software defined networking, and fog/edge computing.

Dr. Pang was a recipient of Outstanding Research Award of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in 2019, Outstanding Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2015, Outstanding Teaching Award at NTU in 2010, Wu Ta You Memorial Award of MOST in 2007. She received the Republic of China Distinguished Women Medal in 2009. She is an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer in 2018-22, and received VTS Women’s Distinguished Career Award in 2020. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Anwer Al-Dulaimi

EXFO, Canada
anwer.al-dulaimi@exfo.com

Anwer Al-Dulaimi received the PhD degree in electronic and computer engineering from Brunel University, London, U.K., in 2012 after receiving MSc and BSc honors degrees on communication engineering. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, sponsored by Blackberry’s advanced research and standardization teams working on Rel13 LTE-U. Currently, he is a technical product owner (TPO) in the Center of Excellence at EXFO Inc., Montreal, Canada acting as the main R&D interface supporting strategic approaches on technology and product evolutions. He is the Chair of the new “IEEE Future Network Industry Consortium (FNIC)” initiative working to develop a virtual testing platform for 5G/6G E2E network innovation. His research interests include 5G and beyond networks, cloud computing, V2X and cybersecurity. Dr. Al-Dulaimi is the editor of Future Networks Series on 5G & 6G in IEEE Vehicular Technology magazine, Editor of Vehicular Networking Series in IEEE Standards Magazine, Editor of Intelligent Autonomous Transport System Series in IEEE Transaction on ITS, and guest editor for many IEEE journals. He was the recipient of the 2013 Worldwide Universities Network best paper for outstanding research in cognitive communications as well as many other awards and grants. He has published many papers in prestigious IEEE conferences and journals as well as contributed to industrial white papers and patents. He is the chair of the IEEE 1932.1 Working Group ‘Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Network’ and IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer. He is Associate Fellow of the British higher education Academy (AFHEA) and registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by the British Engineering Council since 2010. Dr. Al-Dulaimi is a member of Canadian NSERC discovery grants committee, senior member of IEEE and a voting member of IEEE MobiNet Standards Committee.


H. Vincent Poor

Princeton University, USA
poor@princeton.edu

H. Vincent Poor (F’87) received the Ph.D. degree in EECS from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 1977. From 1977 until 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1990 he has been on the faculty at Princeton, where he is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering. From 2006 until 2016, he served as a Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has also held visiting appointments at several other institutions, including most recently at Berkeley and Cambridge. His research interests are in the areas of information theory and signal processing, and their applications in wireless networks, energy systems and related fields. Among his publications in these areas is the forthcoming book Advanced Data Analytics for Power Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society and other national and international academies. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the 2019 ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, a D.Sc. honoris causa from Syracuse University, awarded in 2017, and a D.Eng. honoris causa from the University of Waterloo, awarded in 2019.


Jian-Xin Shen

Zhejiang University, China
j_x_shen@zju.edu.cn

Jian-Xin Shen was born in Huzhou, China in 1969. He received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1997, all in electrical engineering.
He was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1997-1999), the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K. (1999-2002), and IMRA Europe SAS, U.K. Research Centre, Brighton, U.K. (2002-2004). Since 2004, he has been a full professor of electrical engineering with Zhejiang University.
Prof. Shen is a senior member of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE VTS from 2018 to 2022. He is also a fellow of IET, and a senior member of China Electrotechnical Society (CES).
Prof. Shen has authored 280+ technical papers, and is the inventor of 40+ patents. He received the 2019 Nagamori Award, and 10 paper awards. He was the general chair of IEEE VPPC’2016 and other 2 international conferences, and delivered 10+ keynote / plenary speeches on international conferences. As the IEEE VTS DL, he delivered more than 10 lectures / tutorial in American, European and Asian universities, and on academic conferences and industry forums.
His main research interests include topologies, control and applications of permanent magnet machines and drives, especially high speed electrical machines for vehicle and many other applications.
Prof. Shen can be contacted at J_X_Shen@zju.edu.cn. More information of him can be seen at https://person.zju.edu.cn/en/jxs.


Jingxian Wu

University of Arkansas, USA
wuj@uark.edu

Jingxian Wu received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1998, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2005. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas. His research interests mainly focus on statistical signal processing, large scale data analytics, and wireless communications. He served as a symposium or track co-chairs for various international conferences, such as the 2009, 2015, and 2017 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, the 2012 and 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communication, the 2017, 2018 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, and the 2017 Wireless Communication and Signal Processing Conference, etc. He is appointed as a distinguished lecture by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society since 2018. He is elected as the Vice Chair for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Signal Processing and Communication Electronics (SPCE) Technical committee in 2018. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE ACCESS, and served as an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2011 to 2016, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2007 to 2011.


Mohamed-Slim Alouini

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
slim.alouini@kaust.edu.sa

Dr. Alouini was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Diplome d’Ingenieur from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (TELECOM Paris Tech) and the Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Electronics with Highest Honors from the Université Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris, both in 1993. He received the M.S.E.E. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1995, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He also received the Habilitation degree from the Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France, in 2003. Dr. Alouini served as a faculty member in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar before joining King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2009. His current research interests include design and performance analysis of diversity combining techniques, MIMO techniques, multi-hop/cooperative communications systems, optical wireless communication systems, cognitive radio systems, and multi-resolution, hierarchical and adaptive modulation schemes. Dr. Alouini has published several papers on the above subjects and he is co-author of the textbook Digital Communication over Fading Channels published by Wiley Interscience. He has also won several awards in his career. For instance, he recently received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee, the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences, and the Inaugural Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science & Technology Achievement Award in Engineering Sciences in 2017. Other recognitions include his selection as (i) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), (ii) IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper awards in eleven IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, and DySPAN).


Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk

Cranfield University, U.K.
p.c.k.luk@cranfield.ac.uk

Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk is Full Professor in Electrical Engineering and Head of Electric Power and Drives Group at Cranfield University, U.K. He has acted as the key investigator in a number of strategic governmental and industry-funded projects involving integration of vehicle electrical systems, grid-connected electric vehicles, and novel electric propulsion systems. He is responsible for providing academic leadership and strategic directions for More Electric Technologies across the University’s different disciplines covering energy, automotive, and aerospace. He is a member of the University’s £9M Multi User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI) government funded project to green technologies based on a reconfigurable smart road that runs across the University’s campus.

Currently a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2018-2022), Prof Luk has held technical advisory roles to blue-chip companies including Mitsubishi Electric UK, Lotus Engineering, Ministry of Defence UK, and BAE Systems. He has over 250 publications and several book chapters in electric machines and power electronics. He received his M.Phil from Sheffield University and Ph.D from University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK., and is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy UK.


Theodoros Tsiftsis

Jinan University, Zhuhai Campus, China
theo_tsiftsis@jnu.edu.cn

Theodoros A. Tsiftsis was born in Lamia, Greece, in 1970. He received the BSc degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1993, the MSc degree in digital systems engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 1995, the MSc degree in decision sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2000, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. He is a Professor in the School of Intelligent Systems Science & Engineering at Jinan University, China, and has recently joined the University of Thessaly, Greece. Prof. Tsiftsis is also Honorary Professor at Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan, China. His research interests fall into the broad areas of communication theory and wireless communications with emphasis on energy efficient communications, smart surfaces, ultra-reliable and low-latency communication, and physical layer security.

Dr. Tsiftsis has served as Senior or Associate Editor in the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, IET Communications, and IEICE Transactions on Communications. He is currently an Area Editor for Wireless Communications II of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Prof. Tsiftsis has been appointed as an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE VTS DL).


Xin Wang

Fudan University, China
xwang11@fudan.edu.cn

Xin Wang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, in 2004, all in electrical engineering. From September 2004 to August 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In August 2006, he joined the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, as an Assistant Professor, then was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010. He is currently a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Communication Science and Engineering, Fudan University. His research interests include stochastic network optimization, energy-efficient communications, cross-layer design, and signal processing for communications. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Ying Fan

Southeast University, China
vickifan@seu.edu.cn

Ying Fan received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Astronautics and Aeronautics, Nanjing, China in 1991 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2006. Currently, she is a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University. From Aug. 2014 to Sept. 2015, she was a Visiting Professor with the WEMPEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA. Her teaching and research interests focus on electric drives, electric vehicles, and wind power generation. She has published 1 book, over 60 technical papers and holds over 20 patents in these areas. Dr. Fan is IEEE Senior member. She has served as reviewers of various international journals as well as organizer of some international conferences.


Dongpu Cao

University of Waterloo, Canada
dongpu.cao@uwaterloo.ca

Biographical information coming soon.


Michael A. Losh

loshmike@gmail.com

Michael Losh received a B.A. degree in Physics from Grinnell College and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University. He is a Staff Researcher in General Motors Research and Development Vehicle Systems Lab, in the Perception, Planning, and Decision Systems lab group. Through much of his career, he has worked in automotive embedded control software development, including development for several of GM’s autonomous concept vehicles, AV research projects, early production AV programs, and a recent focus on mapping and map use. He is currently serving as a reviewer for ASME Journal of Autonomous Vehicles and Systems. He is a member of IEEE and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS).


Xin Wang

Fudan University, China
xwang11@fudan.edu.cn

Xin Wang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, in 2004, all in electrical engineering. From September 2004 to August 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In August 2006, he joined the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, as an Assistant Professor, then was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010. He is currently a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Communication Science and Engineering, Fudan University. His research interests include stochastic network optimization, energy-efficient communications, cross-layer design, and signal processing for communications. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.


Bulent Sarlioglu

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
sarlioglu@wisc.edu

Bulent Sarlioglu is a Jean van Bladel Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. From 2000 to 2011, he was with Honeywell International Inc.’s Aerospace Division, Torrance, CA, USA, most recently as a Staff Systems Engineer. Dr. Sarlioglu conceived, prototyped, and developed products that are flying today, including in A350 and A380 aircraft. Dr. Sarlioglu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His expertise includes electrical machines, drives, and power electronics, with a particular emphasis on electrification of transportation and industrial applications. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 20 U.S. patents and many international patents. In addition, he has more than 200 technical papers that are published in conference proceedings and journals. Dr. Sarlioglu was the recipient of the Honeywell’s Outstanding Engineer Award in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to aerospace, the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, and the 4th Grand Nagamori Award from Nagamori Foundation, Japan, in 2018.

Dr. Sarlioglu involves in many IEEE activities. He currently serves as the Chair of PES Motor Subcommittee, Chair of the IAS Transportation Committee, Educational Activity Chair of the PELS TC4 Electrical Transportation Systems, and one of the co-editors of the IEEE Electrification Magazine. He is an IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Sarlioglu was the general Chair of ITEC 2018 and Technical Program Co-Chair for ECCE 2019 and a special session chair in ECCE 2020. Dr. Sarlioglu is the recipient of IEEE PES Cyril Veniott Award in 2021.