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 Distinguished Lecturers:

 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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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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 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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 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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 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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 Bo Ai (Term: July 2017- June 2021)
Beijing Jiaotong University, China
boai@bjtu.edu.cn
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Topics: Broadband communications for rail traffic systems; Communications for Intelligent Railway
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 Bilal Akin (Term: July 2016 – December 2020)
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
bilal.akin@utdallas.edu
Technical Area: Vehicular electronics, wireless charging, and wide band gap electronics
Topics: Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognosis of Power Semiconductors; Fault Diagnosis of Electric Motors and Drives
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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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 Daniel Benevides da Costa (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
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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Luis M. Bergasa Pascual (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Universidad de Alcalá (UAH), Spain
luism.bergasa@uah.es
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Topics: Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving; Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles
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 Nady Boules (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
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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Alain Bouscayrol (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
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 2016-December 2020)
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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 Shuguang Cui (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
University of California, USA
sgcui@ucdavis.edu
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
Topics: Pervasive and Practical Indoor Localization System; Hybrid Traffic Speed Modeling and Prediction Using Real-world Data; Bigdata on Bike Networks
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 Marco Di Renzo (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
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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Yue Gao (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
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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Ekram Hossain (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
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 2016-December 2020)
Korea University, Korea
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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 Ye Li (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
liye@ece.gatech.edu
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics: Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Networks; LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum; Terahertz Communications: Array-of-Subarray Solution
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Phone Lin (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
plin@csie.ntu.edu.tw
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Mobility Management for Mobile Communications Networks; M2M/IoT/IoC Applications; Heterogeneous Networks
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 Jelena Misic (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
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 2021)
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 2021)
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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Dapeng Wu (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
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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 Aylin Yener (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
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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 Richard Yu (Term: July 2017-June 2021)
Carleton University, Canada
richard.yu@carleton.ca
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Integrated Networking, Caching and Computing: A Big Data Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach; Advanced Information and Communications Technologies for Connected Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles
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Yan Zhang (Term: July 2016-December 2020)
University of Oslo, Norway
yanzhang@ieee.org
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Software Defined Wireless Networks; Vehicle-to-Grid Networks; Wireless communications for smart energy networks; Smart grid communications, control, and optimization
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Baris Fidan (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
University of Waterloo, Canada
fidan@uwaterloo.ca
Technical Area: Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation, Vehicular communications, and connected vehicles
Topic: Adaptive and cooperative vehicular signal source seeking; Adaptive and cooperative parameter and state estimation in vehicular networks; Adaptive and model predictive control of highway maneuvering and collision avoidance
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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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 Xiaohu Ge (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
xhge@mail.hust.edu.cn
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topic: Green communications, energy efficiency optimization of wireless networks, vehicular communications and applications
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 Dong In Kim (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
dikim@skku.ac.kr
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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 Teng Joon Lim (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
National University of Singapore, Singapore
eleltj@nus.edu.sg
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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 Henk Wymeersch (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Chalmers University, Sweden
henkw@chalmers.se
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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 Hongzi Zhu (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
hongzi@sjtu.edu.cn
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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 Peiying Zhu (Term: July 2019-June 2021)
Huawei Canada, Canada
peiying.zhu@huawei.com
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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Distinguished Speakers:

 Nallanathan Arumugam (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
Univesrsity 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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Alireza Khalig (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
University of Maryland, USA
khaligh@ece.umd.edu
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topics: Wide Range Efficiency Enhancement of Onboard Chargers for Electric Vehicles; Hybrid Energy Storage Systems for Plug-In Electric Vehicles; Perspective for the Next Generation of On-board and Off-board Chargers for Electric Vehicles
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 David Matolak (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
University of South Carolina, USA
MATOLAK@cec.sc.edu
Technical Area: Radio channels and antennas
Topics: Satellites, Boats, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Wireless Mobile Channel Characteristics Across the Vehicle-Scape; Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Air-Ground Channels, Air Interfaces, and Communications Performance
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Yi Lu Murphey (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
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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 Shiwen Mao (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
Auburn University, USA
smao@ieee.org
Technical Area: Vehicular communications and connected vehicles
Topics: Wireless multimedia communications; Heterogeneous networks; mmWave wireless networks
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 Zhisheng Niu (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
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 2021)
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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Kui Ren (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
Zhejiang University, China
kuiren@zju.edu.cn
Technical area: Information and network security
Topics: Cloud Data Security and Privacy; Securing Emerging Short-Range Wireless Communications; Mobile Crowdsourcing Applications
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Sumei Sun (Term: July 2018-June 2021)
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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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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 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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JR Cruz (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
University of Oklahoma, USA
j.r.cruz@ieee.org
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics: Low, Medium and High-Density Parity-Check Codes: An Integrated View of Error Correction Coding
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Lajos Hanzo (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
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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Mahesh Krishnamurthy (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
ukrishn1@iit.edu
Technical Area: EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles
Topics: Electromagnetic Approach to Energy Conversion in Electric Machines Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles; Permanent Magnet Alternative Electric Machines in Automotives: Challenges and Opportunities; Transportation Electrification and the Microgrid: Exploring the Illinois Tech Experience; Electrifying Quality of Life: Using Psychology to train Technology in Wheelchairs
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Jae Hong Lee (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
Seoul National University, Korea
jhlee@snu.ac.kr
Technical Area: Wireless networks
Topics: Relaying: concept and its applications; Heterogeneous networks with small cells; Cognitive radio for wireless communications
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 Ying-Chang Liang (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
University of Electronics Science and Technology, China
liangyc@ieee.org
Technical Area: Cooperative communication and green communication
Topics: Cognitive Radio Networks; Cooperative Wireless Communications
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Muriel Medard (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
MIT, USA
medard@mit.edu
Technical Area: Signal processing and digital transmission
Topics: The high, the low and the ugly – on the capacity of wireless networks; Network coding for quality of experience in wireless networks
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 Chris Mi (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
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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Andreas Molisch (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
University of Southern California, USA
molisch@usc.edu
Technical Area: Radio channels and antennas
Topics: Propagation aspects of car-to-car communications; Multi-user MIMO and Base Station Cooperation; High-Precision wireless localization systems; Wireless propagation and its impact on wireless system design; New paradigms for wireless video transmission
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 Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
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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Chengshan Xiao (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
Lehigh University, USA
xiaoc@mst.edu
Technical Area: Radio channels and antennas
Topics: Globally Optimal Linear Precoders for Finite Alphabet Signals over Complex Vector Gaussian Channels; Underwater Acoustic Communications: Problems, Challenges and Undersea Experiment Results; Cooperative Multi-user Communications under Finite Alphabet Constraints: Theory and Practice; Wireless Fading Channel Modeling and Simulations
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 Halim Yanikomeroglu (Term: July 2015-June 2021)
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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 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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 Xianbin Wang (Term: July 2019-June 2022)
University of Western Ontario, 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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 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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 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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Biographies


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 2015. 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.


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, 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.


Prof. Bo Ai

Beijing Jiaotong University
boai@bjtu.edu.cn

Prof. Bo Ai (IEEE senior member, IET Fellow, IEEE VTS Beijing Chapter Vice Chair, IEEE BTS Xi’an Chapter Chair) is now working as a full Professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Beijing Jiaotong University, where he is a deputy director of State Key Lab. of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, and a deputy director of Research Institute of Modern Telecommunications. He is one of the main responsible people for Beijing “”Urban rail operation control system”” International Science and Technology Cooperation Base, and the backbone member of the Innovative Engineering Based jointly granted by Chinese Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. He is a member of US-Asia Innovation Gateway. He was a visiting professor at EE Department, Stanford University during March and September, 2015. During his visiting period, he has been invited by Stanford International Developing Center, UC Berkeley, University of South California, Harvard, University of Maryland, Georgia Tech. for academic presentations. He has authored 6 books and published over 300 scientific research papers in his research area. He has hold 26 invention patents. He has been the research team leader for over 30 national projects and has won some scientific research prizes such as the First Grade of Technology Advancement Award of Shaanxi Province. He is serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics and an editorial member of Wireless Personal Communications. He has been notified by Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) that, based on Scopus database, Prof. Ai Bo has been listed as one of the Top 1% authors in his field all over the world. One of his papers was listed as Hot paper by WoS, and two of his papers were listed as ESI paper by WoS. Prof. Ai Bo has also been Feature Interviewed by IET Electronics Letters. Recently, he has co-authored a book with European Union and North American scholars invited by Wiley John & Sons for a 5G book: Fundamentals for 5G Mobile Networks. His research interests include radio wave propagation and wireless channel modeling, LTE for railway and broadband wireless communication techniques.


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.


Dr. F. Richard Yu

Carleton University
richard.yu@carleton.ca

F. Richard Yu received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2003. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Ericsson (in Lund, Sweden) and a start-up in California, USA. He joined Carleton University in 2007, where he is currently a Professor. He received the IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2016, IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013, Carleton Research Achievement Award in 2012, the Ontario Early Researcher Award (formerly Premiers Research Excellence Award) in 2011, the Excellent Contribution Award at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2010, the Leadership Opportunity Fund Award from Canada Foundation of Innovation in 2009 and the Best Paper Awards at IEEE VTC 2017 Spring, ICC 2014, Globecom 2012, IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2009 and Int’l Conference on Networking 2005. His research interests include wireless networks, connected vehicles, security, and green ICT.He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Co-Editor-in-Chief for Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Lead Series Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He has served as the Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair of numerous conferences. Dr. Yu is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a senior member of the IEEE. He is a Distinguished Lecturer and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.


Dr. Bilal Akin

University of Texas Dallas
bilal.akin@utdallas.edu

Dr. Akin received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 2007. He was an R&D Engineer with Toshiba Industrial Division, Houston, TX, from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he was an R&D Engineer at C2000 DSP Systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated. Since 2012, he has been with University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, as an Assistant Professor. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY. His research interests include design, control, and diagnosis of electric motors and drives; digital power control and management; fault diagnosis and condition monitoring of power electronics components; and ac motors. He received the NSF CAREER ‘15 Award, the Jonsson School Faculty Research Award, and the Top Editors Recognition Award from IEEE TVT Society.


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 for over ten years. Currently, he is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Director of B.Eng. degree in Electrical 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 7 books, 8 book chapters, over 250 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. Professor Chau has received many awards: including the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship; the Natural Science Award (First Prize); the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award for Education, Training and Public Awareness; the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology; and the University Teaching Fellow Award.


 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. Ye Li

Georgia Institute of Technology
liye@ece.gatech.edu

“GEOFFREY YE LI (S?93?M?95?SM?97?F?06) received his B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees in 1983 and 1986, respectively, from the Department of Wireless Engineering, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China, and his Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama. He was a Teaching Assistant and then a Lecturer with Southeast University, Nanjing, China, from 1986 to 1991, a Research and Teaching Assistant with Auburn University, Alabama, from 1991 to 1994, and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, from 1994 to 1996. He was with AT&T Labs – Research at Red Bank, New Jersey, as a Senior and then a Principal Technical Staff Member from 1996 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor and then a Full Professor. He is also holding a Cheung Kong Scholar title at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China since 2006. His general research interests include statistical signal processing and communications, with emphasis on cross-layer optimization for spectral- and energy-efficient networks, cognitive radios and opportunistic spectrum access, and practical issues in LTE systems. In these areas, he has published over 150 refereed journal and 200 conference papers in addition to 26 granted patents. His publications have been cited over 22,000 times and he has been recognized as the World?s Most Influential Scientific Mind, also known as a Highly-Cited Researcher, by Thomson Reuters. He has been involved in editorial activities for over 20 technical journals for the IEEE Communications and Signal Processing Societies. He has organized and chaired many international conferences, including technical program vice-chair of IEEE ICC?03, technical program co-chair of IEEE SPAWC?11, general chair of IEEE GlobalSIP?14 and technical program co-chair of IEEE VTC?16 (Spring). He has been awarded IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing for wireless communications since 2006. He won 2010 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award and 2013 WTC Wireless Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society and 2013 James Evans Avant Garde Award and 2014 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Recently, he received 2015 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech.”


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 B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1990, M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1997, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003. <p>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 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. <p>Currently, he serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is the founder of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for 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. 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 80 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.tw

Phone Lin is Professor in National Taiwan University, holding professorship in the Department of CSIE, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, Telecommunications Research Center, and Graduate Institute of Medical Device and Imaging. Lin serves on the editorial boards of several journals such as IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He has also been involved in several prestigious conferences, such as holding Symposium Co-Chair, the Wireless Networking Symposium, IEEE Globecom 2014. Lin has received numerous research awards such as Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan in 2012, 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. Lin is IEEE Senior Member and ACM Senior Member. He received his BSCSIE and Ph.D. degrees from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.


Prof. Yan Zhang

Simula Research Laboratory &amp; University of Oslo
yanzhang@ieee.org

Yan Zhang is currently Head of Department, Department of Networks at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway; and an Associate Professor (part-time) at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. He received a PhD degree in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is an associate editor or on the editorial board of a number of well-established scientific international journals, e.g., IEEE Access. He also serves as the guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Network, IEEE Access, IEEE Systems and IEEE Internet of Things. He serves as chair positions in a number of conferences, including IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE Cloudcom 2016/2015, IEEE CCNC 2016, IEEE ICCC 2016, WICON 2016, WCSP 2016, and IEEE SmartGridComm 2015. He serves as TPC member for numerous international conference including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE WCNC. His current research interest include: next-generation wireless networks and reliable and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., smart grid, transport, healthcare). He has 4 ESI ?Highly Cited Papers? and 8 Best Paper Awards. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE VT society, IEEE PES and IEEE Computer society. He is a Fellow of IET.


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. J.R. Cruz

The University of Oklahoma
j.r.cruz@ieee.org

J. R. Cruz received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1974, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Houston, Texas, in 1977 and 1980, while a Fulbright Fellow. He currently holds the Tilley Chair in Electrical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He was an engineer and task leader at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, working on the navigation systems for the first two missions of the Space Shuttle Columbia, and later became a member of the research staff of Motorola, Inc., where he worked on signal processing for wireless communications. His current interests are in signal processing and coding for digital communications and storage systems.
Professor Cruz is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Radio Club of America. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, a recipient of the Outstanding Service and Stuart Meyer Memorial Awards from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, a past President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and a former Chairman of the Research Council of the University of Oklahoma.


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. Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Illinois Institute of Technology
ukrishn1@iit.edu

Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy (S’02-M’08-SM’13) received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri at Rolla) in 2004 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and the director of the Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Lab and Grainger Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before joining IIT, he worked as a Design Engineer at EF technologies in Arlington, Texas. His research primarily focuses on design, analysis and control of power electronics, electric machines and adjustable speed drives for automotive and renewable energy applications.
Dr. Krishnamurthy was the recipient of the 2006-2007 IEEE VTS- Transportation Electronics Fellowship Award for his contributions and is a Distinguished Lecturer with the IEEE-Vehicular Technology Society. He has co-authored over 70 scientific articles, book chapters and technical reports and has one US patent and three pending. He was also the advisor for the Formula Electric racecar team at IIT, which won the prestigious Fiat Chrysler Innovation award at the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition.
Dr. Krishnamurthy was the General Chair for the 2014 IEEE- Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition. In the past, he has served as the Technical Program Chair for the 2011 Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference and 2013 IEEE- Transportation Electrification Conference. Dr. Krishnamurthy has served as the Guest Editor or Associate Editor for several IEEE journals including the Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology on Sustainable Transportation Systems, Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification and Vehicle Systems and Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics on Transportation Electrification. He is currently serving as the Deputy Editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and is on the steering committee of IEEE’s Transportation Electrification Community, IEEE Power Electronics, Drives & Energy Systems conference (PEDES) and IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC).


Dr. Jae Hong Lee

Seoul National University
jhlee@snu.ac.kr

Jae Hong Lee received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was with the AT&T Bell Laboratories at Whippany, New Jersey. He is currently a professor with SNU. He served as Chairman of EECS Dept. and Director of the Institute of New Media and Communications of SNU. His current research interests include the physical layer of wireless communications such as MIMO, OFDM, and cooperative diversity. His Communications and Coding Theory Laboratory was designated as a National Research Laboratory by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea.

He has been elected to a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society since 2006 and is serving as its president currently. He is an IEEE Fellow and was elected to a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.


Dr. Ying-Chang Liang

University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
liangyc@ieee.org

Dr Ying-Chang Liang is presently a Principal Scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore. He taught graduate courses in National University of Singapore from 2004-2009, and was a visiting scholar with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA, USA, from Dec 2002 to Dec 2003. His research interest includes cognitive radio, dynamic spectrum access, space-time wireless communications, information theory, broadband wireless networks, and statistical signal processing, in which has co-authored/edited 3 books, 3 book chapters, and published over 300 papers in international journals and conferences.

Dr Liang was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011 for his contributions to cognitive radio communications. He received the Best Paper Awards from IEEE VTC-Fall in 1999, IEEE PIMRC in 2005, IEEE VTC-Spring in 2011, and EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking in 2010. He also received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007 for his contributions to IEEE 802.22 standards. Dr Liang currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2002 to 2005, and has been a guest editor for five special issues published in IEEE, EURASIP and Elsevier journals. Dr Liang has been involved in many IEEE activities. He served as Chair of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Singapore Chapter from 2009 to 2010, technical program committee (TPC) Chair of 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CrownCom’08), TPC Co-Chair of 2010 IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN’10), General Co-Chair of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS’10), and is Wireless Communication Symposium Chair of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’12).


Dr. Muriel Medard

MIT
medard@mit.edu

Muriel M&eacute;dard is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at UIUC and a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She received B.S. degrees in EECS, in Mathematics, and in Humanities, as well as M.S. and Sc D. degrees in EE, all from MIT.
Professor M&eacute;dard’s research interests are in the areas of network coding and reliable communications, particularly for optical and wireless networks.
<p>She has served as an Associate Editor for the Optical Communications and Networking Series of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the OSA Journal of Optical Networking. She has served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (twice), the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security. She serves as an associate editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society and currently serves as First Vice-President. She has served as TPC co-chair of ISIT, WiOpt and CONEXT. She was awarded the 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award , the 2009 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications, and the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award. She was co-winner of the 2004 MIT Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award. In 2007, she was named a Gilbreth Lecturer by the National Academy of Engineering.


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. Andreas Molisch

University of Southern California, USA
molisch@usc.edu

Dr. Molisch’s current research interests are measurement and modeling of mobile radio channels, precision localization systems, cooperative communications, MIMO systems, and novel cellular architectures. He has authored, co-authored or edited four books (among them the textbook “Wireless Communications, Wiley-IEEE Press), fourteen book chapters, more than 170 journal papers, and numerous conference contributions, as well as more than 70 patents and 60 standards contributions.
Dr. Molisch has been an editor of a number of journals and special issues, General Chair, TPC Chair, or Symposium Chair of multiple international conferences, and chairman of various international standardization groups. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the AAAS, Fellow of the IET, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the James Evans Avant-Garde award of the IEEE VTS, the Donald Fink Prize of the IEEE, and the Eric Sumner Award of the IEEE.


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.

<p>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. Chengshan Xiao

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla
xiaoc@mst.edu

Chengshan Xiao (M’99-SM’02-F’10) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1987, the M.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 1997.

From 1989 to 1993, he was with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, where he was a Research Staff and then a Lecturer. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Senior Member of Scientific Staff with Nortel, Ottawa, ON, Canada. From 1999 to 2000, he was a Faculty Member with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. From 2000 to 2007, he was with the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla (formerly University of Missouri, Rolla). His research interests include wireless communications, signal processing, and underwater acoustic communications. He is the holder of three U.S. patents. His algorithms have been implemented into Nortel’s base station radios after successful technical field trials and network integration.

Dr. Xiao is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Previously, he served as the founding Area Editor for Transmission Technology of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, the EEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, and the international journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), the Lead Co-chair of the 2008 IEEE ICC Wireless Communications Symposium, and a Phy/MAC Program Co-chair of the 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. He served as the founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications.


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. Baris Fidan

University of Waterloo, Canada
fidan@uwaterloo.caxiaoc@mst.edu

Baris Fidan (M’02, SM’11) is an associate professor at the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is cross-apponted with the departments of Systems Design Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 1996, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, USA in 2003. He worked at the University of Southern California in 2004 as a postdoctoral research fellow, and at the National ICT Australia and the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering of the Australian National University in 2005-2009 as researcher/senior researcher. His research interests include control and coordination multi-vehicle systems, sensor networks, cooperative target localization, adaptive and nonlinear control of vehicular systems, cooperative and adaptive system identification, high performance and hypersonic flight control, platooning and cruise control, emergency maneuvering. He has coauthored one textbook, one edited book, one MATLAB toolbox, and over two hundred publications in prestigious refereed journals/books/conferences. He has served as an associate editor of 3 journals, and as a program committee member of various conferences in the fields of controls, systems, and intelligent vehicles and transportation.

 


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.


Prof. Luis M. Bergasa

University of Alcala, Spain
luism.bergasa@uah.es

Luis M. Bergasa received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from the Technical University of Madrid and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 from the University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain. He is Full Professor at the Department of Electronics of the UAH since 2011. From 2000 he had different research and teaching positions at the UAH. He was Head of the Department of Electronics (2004-2010), coordinator of the Doctorate program in Electronics (2005-2010) and Director of Knowledge Transfer at the UAH (2014-2018). He is author of more than 200 refereed papers in journals and international conferences. He was recognized as one of the most productive author in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field during the period 1996-2014. Currently, he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2019-2021). His research activity has been awarded/recognized with 26 prizes/recognitions related to Robotics and Automotive fields from 2004 to nowadays.

He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on ITS and habitual reviewer in several journals included in the JCR index. He was Guest Editor of two Special Issues (Sensors and IEEE T ITS), member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Vehicular Technology (2012-2017) and he have served on Program/Organizing Committees in more than 17 conferences. He was Research Visitor at the Computer Vision Research Group of the Trinity College in Dublin (Irland) in 1998, Visiting Scholar at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (USA) in 2013, and at the OPTIMAL Center Northwestern Polytechnic University (China) in 2017. He was co-founder of Vision Safety Technologies Ltd, a spin-off company established to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection (2009-2016). His research interests include driver behaviors and scene understanding using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Techniques for autonomous vehicles applications.