Prof. Donald Lie, Texas Tech University, USA
Biography: Donald Y.C. Lie (S’86–M’87–SM’00) received his B.S.E.E. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (minor in applied physics) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He has held technical and managerial positions at companies such as Rockwell International, Silicon-Wave (now Qualcomm), IBM, Microtune Inc., SYS Technologies, and Dynamic Research Corporation (DRC). He is currently the Keh-Shew Lu Regents Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). He is instrumental in bringing in multi-million dollars research funding and also designed real-world commercial communication products sold internationally. He has been a Visiting Lecturer to the ECE Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2002 where he taught upper-division and graduate-level classes and affiliated with UCSD’s Center of Wireless Communications (CWC) and co-supervised Ph.D. students. Dr. Lie has been serving on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), IEEE SiRF, IEEE MWSCAS, IEEE TSWMCS, and also serving on various Technical Program Committees (TPCs) for IEEE RFIC Symp., IEEE VLSI-DAT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE PAWR, IEEE LiSSA, IEEE BIOCAS, etc. Dr. Lie has been awarded with the US NAVY SPAWAR SSC San Diego “Center Team Achievement Award”, Spring 2007; won 3 DRC Silver Awards of Excellence, 2005-2007; received IBM "FIRST" chairman patent award, 2001-2002 and Rockwell International’s “FIRST” engineering awards, 1996-1998. He has delivered plenary talks, short courses, invited talks, workshops at various conferences, universities and companies. He and his students have won several Best Graduate Student Paper Awards and Best Paper Awards in international conferences in 1994, 1995, 2006, 2008 (twice), 2010 (twice), 2011, and 2012. Dr. Lie is serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL), the Area Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communications, and also on the Editorial Board for the i-manager’s Journal on Electrical Engineering. He was a Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) in 2009, the Special Topic Editor for IEEE MWCL in 2012, and also has served as a reviewer for many journals and funding agencies.
He has consulted for several IC design companies, a business trial law firm, and a research institute. He has authored/coauthored over 140 peer-reviewed technical papers and book chapters and holds five U.S. patents. Dr. Lie’s group has published three most downloaded TOP 100 papers on the IEEE Xplore among millions of publications in Sept, 2012, June 2012, and Sept. 2009 (ranked #80, #88, and #21, respectively). His research interests are: (1) low-power RF/Analog IC and Systemon-a-Chip (SoC) design and test; and (2) interdisciplinary research on medical electronics, biosensors, and biosignal processing.
Prof. Haruo Kobayashi, Gunma University, Japan
Biography: Haruo Kobayashi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in information physics from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1980 and 1982, respectively, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Japan in 1995. After working at Yokogawa Electric Corporation, he is currently a professor at the Division of Electronics and Informatics, Gunma University. He is engaged in research and education on analog/mixed signal IC design & test as well as signal processing algorithms there.
He received the 2002 Yokoyama Science and Technology Award.
Assoc. Prof. Jun Wu, Southeast University, China
Biography: Dr Jun Wu received his MSc and PhD degree from Southeast
University, China. From 2010 to 2012, he was a
Visiting Scholar at University of California in Los
Angeles, USA. He worked at Singapore-MIT Alliance as
a Research Fellow from January 2013 to July 2013.
Since 2014, he joined Southeast University and
served as Vice Dean, School of Electronic Science
Dr Wu’s main research interests involve
stretchable sensors and flexible hybrid electronic
systems, aiming to provide potential solutions for
body area network. He mainly explores human-based
applications including human-machine interfaces,
human behavior monitoring and analysis, health
monitoring, smart home, and Industrial Internet of
Things (IIoT) based on flexible sensors and
electronic systems. Dr. Wu had published more than
30 high-quality papers in international journals and
conference. Besides, she served as reviewers for
many international journals, such as, ACS Nano,
Applied Physics Letters, Small, Organic Electronics,
Optics Letters, and Scientific Reports etc.
Assoc. Prof. Zan Li
Jilin University, China
Biography: Dr. Zan
Li is currently employed at Jilin University as an associate professor. His
research focuses on mobile computing, wireless communication, and artificial
intelligent. Before he joined Jilin University, he worked at Alibaba Group
as a senior researcher and responsible for designing algorithms of
crowd-sourcing positioning, activity recognition and data mining of user
location data for one year. He spent 4 years at the University of Bern for
his Ph.D. research and successfully accomplished several industry and
research projects, which focused on indoor positioning system design. He has
published several high-quality publications and won the Fritz-Kutter award
(the best Ph.D. thesis in Swiss universities) in 2016. He got my Master
degree at Bremen University in Germany and Bachelor degree at Shandong
University in China.
Assoc. Prof. Fu Shu
Chongqing University, China
Biography: Shu Fu
received the Ph.D. degree in communication and information system from the
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in
2016, with a focus on cooperative multipoint (CoMP) wireless network, QoS
routing in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network, and cross-network
energy efficiency. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of
Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University,
Chongqing, China. His research interests include the next generation of
wireless networks, integrated networks, and network virtualization.
Assoc. Prof. Jie Huang
Southeast University, China
Biography: Dr. Jie
Huang received the B.E. degree in Information Engineering from Xidian
University, China, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in Information and
Communication Engineering from Shandong University, China, in 2018.
From Oct. 2018 to Oct. 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the
National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University,
China, supported by the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative
Talents. From Jan. 2019 to Feb. 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research
Associate in Durham University, U.K. Since Mar. 2019, he is a part-time
researcher in Purple Mountain Laboratories, China. Now he is an Associate
Professor in the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, School
of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China.
He has authored and co-authored more than 40 papers in refereed journals and
conference proceedings. He received the Best Paper Awards from WPMC 2016,
WCSP 2020, and WCSP 2021. He has served as a TPC Member for IEEE/CIC ICCC
2017, 2018, and 2021, and delivered 2 tutorials in IEEE/CIC 2021 and IEEE
PIMRC 2021. His research interests include millimeter wave, massive MIMO,
reconfigurable intelligent surface channel measurements and modeling,
wireless big data, and 6G wireless communications.
Assoc. Prof. Mei Li
Chongqing University, China
Biography: Mei Li
received the Ph.D. degree in radio physics from the University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, in 2016. From 2014 to 2016, she
was with the Applied Electromagnetics Research Group, University of
California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA, as a Visiting Graduate. She is
currently an Associate Professor in the School of Microelectronics and
Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China. She was the
recipient of the Young Scientist Award Scheme of the 2019 International
Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium in China,
held in Nanjing, China. She has published over 60 journal publications and
conference proceedings. Her research interests include metasurface-based
electromagnetic devices, antennas and arrays.
Assoc. Prof. Kanglian Zhao
Nanjing University, China
Zhao is an Associate Professor at School of Electronic Science and
Engineering, Nanjing University, China. Dr. Zhao received his BS in
Electronic Science and Technology (2003) and PhD in Circuits and Systems
(2014) both from Nanjing University. He had been with KU Leuven and IMEC,
Belgiumas an International Scholar during Aug. 2009- Aug. 2010.
Dr. Zhao’s current research interests include network architecture and
protocols for space networks, emulation of space networks, etc. He has
published more than 70 research papers in journals/conferences such as IEEE
TAES, IEEE TVT, IEEE AES-M, and IEEE Network. He has also served as TPC
chairs/members for many international or domestic conferences and as guest
editors or reviewers for leading journals. He is currently a member of
Subcommittee on Space Data and Information Transfer, National Technical
Committee on Space Technology and Operation, Standardization Administration
of China (SAC/TC425/SC3).
Assoc. Prof. Yaqiong Liu
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Liu is a member of IEEE and a senior member of the Communication Institute
of China. She is currently an associate professor with School of Information
and Communication Engineering at Beijing University of Posts and
Telecommunications, China. She received her Ph.D.'s degree in Computer
Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in
May 2016. She received her double Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and
Technology, and in Financial Management, from Tianjin University in China in
July 2009. Her research interests include edge computing, Internet of
Things, artificial intelligence applications and location-based services.
Dr. Qi Cao
University of Glasgow, UK
Biography: Dr Qi
Cao is an Assistant Professor with the School of Computing Science,
University of Glasgow, Singapore campus. He obtained his PhD degree from
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2007. He obtained his
Bachelor of Engineering degree from HuaZhong University of Science &
Technology (HUST), Wuhan China in 2000. His research interests include
signal processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), image
processing, data analytics, and computational intelligence. He has been with
several organizations for many years research experiences, and as the first
inventor of 2 granted US patents.
Assoc. Prof. Rohaya Binti Latip, Universiti
Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rohaya
Latip is an Associate Professor at Faculty of
Computer Science and Information Technology,
University Putra Malaysia. She holds a Ph. D in
Distributed Database and Msc. in Distributed System
from University Putra Malaysia. She graduated her
Bachelor of Computer Science from University
Technology Malaysia, Malaysia in 1999.
She is currently the head of Department of
Communication Technology and Network. She served as
an Associate Professor at Najran university, Kingdom
of Arab Saudi (2012-2013). She is the Head of HPC
section in University Putra Malaysia (2011-2012) and
consulted the Campus Grid project and also the
Wireless for hostel in Campus UPM project. She was
also a Co-researcher at Institute for Mathematic
Research (INSPEM) from 2011 to 2019. She is the
editorial board of International Journal of Computer
Networks and Communications Security (IJCNCS),
editorial board of International Journal of Digital
Contents and Applications (IJDCA) and editorial
board for International Journal of Computer Networks
and Applications (IJCNA).
Her research interests include Big Data, Cloud and
Grid Computing, Network Management, and Distributed
Database. For her research work, she won Gold medal
at 4th annual International Invention Innovation
Competition in Canada, iCAN2018 by Toronto
International Society of Innovation & Advanced
Skills (TISIAS), two medals at The World Inventor
Award Festival (WIAF) 2014 organized by Korea
Invention News. She was awarded Gold medal at
Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE2014) and Malaysian
Innovation Expo (MiExpo2013). She also won Silver
medal at National Design, Research and Innovation
Expo (PRPI) 2010 and Bronze medal at National
Design, Research and Innovation Expo (PRPI) 2007 and
2006 respectively. She has published more than 60
papers in international and national journals,
proceedings and posters.
Dr. Randy Kuang, Quantropi Inc., Ottawa,
Biography: Randy holds a doctorate in quantum
physics. His breakthrough research and findings have
been published in prestigious journals around the
world, and his innovative united atom model in 1991
was even coined “Kuang’s semi-classical formalism” by NASA in 2012.
His professional career includes stops at Nortel
Networks as a senior researcher, inBay Technologies
as Co-Founder and CTO, and most recently, Co-Founder
and Chief Scientist at Quantropi, a quantum-secure
communications company. Randy is a prolific inventor
with 30+ U.S. patents under his belt in broad
technology fields such as WiMAX, optical networks,
multi-factor identity authentication, quantum
cryptography, and post-quantum cryptography.
Specifically, Randy invented two-level
authentication (2009) leading to today’s
authentications with smart phones, quantum
permutation pad for quantum computational
encryptions (2018, 2019) paving the way for quantum
secure communications over today’s Internet and
future’s quantum internet, quantum public key
distribution with randomized coherent states (2019)
for wire speed key distributions and data
communications over today’s coherent optical
networks, and quantum safe multivariate polynomial
public key (2020, 2022) for key exchange mechanism
and digital signature.
Assoc. Prof. Shalli Rani, Chitkara Univesrity, India
Biography: Dr Shalli Rani is an Associate Professor in CSE with Chitkara University (Rajpura(Punjab)), India. She has 14+ years of teaching experience. She received MCA degree from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak in 2004 and the M.Tech. degree in Computer Science from Janardan Rai Nagar Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur in 2007 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Applications from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in 2017.
Her main area of interest and research are Wireless Sensor Networks, Underwater Sensor networks and Internet of Things. She has published/accepted/presented more than 25 papers in international journals /conferences.
She has worked on Big Data, Underwater Acoustic Sensors and IoT to show the importance of WSN in IoT applications. She received a young scientist award in Feb. 2014 from Punjab Science Congress, in the same field.