Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Xi Zhang, Texas A&M University, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Professor Xi Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, the M.S. degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA all in electrical engineering and computer science, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (Electrical Engineering-Systems) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Dr. Zhang is currently a Full Professor and the Founding Director of the Networking and Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. Professor Zhang is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to Quality of Service (QoS) theory in mobile wireless networks. He has published more than 400 research papers in the areas of wireless networks and communications systems, mobile computing, network protocol design and modeling, statistical communications, random signal processing, information theory, and control theory and systems. He received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004 for his research in the areas of mobile wireless and multicast networking and systems. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in both IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He received the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2020, IEEE ICC 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, and IEEE WCNC 2010, respectively. One of his IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Papers has been listed as IEEE BEST READINGS PAPERS in Cognitive Radio Networks and QoS Provisioning in Mobile Wireless Networking. He also received the TEES Select Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Performance from College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2006, and Outstanding Professor Award from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Texas A&M University in 2020. Professor Zhang was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Cook University, Australia. He was with the Networks and Distributed Systems Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA and with AT&T Laboratories Research, Florham Park, New Jersey, USA.
Professor Zhang is serving or has served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "Broadband Wireless Communications for High Speed Vehicles", a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "wireless video transmissions", an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, a Leading Guest Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING for the special issue on " AI-Driven 6G Mobile Wireless Networks: Key Enabling Theories, Architectures, Protocols, and Techniques" and IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Advances in Cooperative Wireless Networking", a Leading Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Underwater Wireless Networking: Theory and Applications", a Guest Editor for the IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE for the special issue on "next generation of CDMA versus OFDMA for 4G wireless applications" an Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING, an Editor for the JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, NETWORKING, AND COMMUNICATIONS, and an Associate Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, an Area Editor for the ELSEVIER Journal on Computer Communications, and a Guest Editor for JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING for the special issue on "next generation wireless communications and mobile computing".
Professor Zhang is serving or has served as the TPC Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, TPC Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2010, TPC Area Chair for INFOCOM 2012, TPC Chair for the IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Virtualization, Hong Kong, General Chair for IEEE ICC 2011 - Workshop on Advanced Networking Technologies for Smart-Services Based Clouding Computing, TPC Co-Chair for the IEEE ICDCS 2011 - Workshop on Data Center Performance, Panel/Demo/Poster Chairs for the ACM MobiCom 2011, General Chair for the ACM QShine 2010, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Mini-Conference, Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - Wireless Communications Symposium, Symposium Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2008 - Information and Network Security Symposium, Symposium Chair for IEEE/ACM International Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks Symposium 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the TPC Chair for IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the Poster Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the Student Travel Grants Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2007, the Panel Co-Chair for IEEE ICCCN 2007, the Poster Chair for IEEE/ACM MSWiM 2007 and IEEE QShine 2006, Executive Committee Co-Chair for QShine, the Publicity Chair for IEEE/ACM QShine 2007 and IEEE WirelessCom 2005, and the Panelist on the Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks and Multimedia Communications at IEEE ICCCN 2007 and WiFi-Hotspots/WLAN and QoS Panel at IEEE QShine 2004. He has served as the TPC members for more than 100 IEEE/ACM conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE/ACM QShine, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ICCCN, etc.
Keynote Speaker II
The University of Sydney, Australia (IEEE Fellow / ARC Future Fellow)
Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of theAustralian Research Council (ARC)Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and ARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to cooperative communications technologies. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields. Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and guest editors for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE IoT Journals, IEEE TII, IEEE Communications Magazine. He currently serves as the Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers Signal Processing Journal. He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Zhu Han, University of Houston, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Zhu Han (Chinese character 韩竹) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor at Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as in the Computer Science Department at the University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, big data analysis, security, and smart grid. Dr. Han received an NSF Career Award in 2010, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communication Society in 2011, the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing in 2015, IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communications Systems (best paper award in IEEE JSAC) in 2016, and several best paper awards in IEEE conferences. Currently, Dr. Han is IEEE fellow since 2014, AAAS fellow since 2019 and ACM distinguished member since 2019. Dr. Han is 1% highly cited researchers according to Web of Science since 2017.
Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Wei Xiang, La Trobe University, Australia
Professor Wei Xiang is currently Cisco Chair of AI and Internet of Things and Founding Director of Cisco-La Trobe Centre for AI and Internet of Things (https://www.latrobe.edu.au/aiot). He is also Director of Higher Degree Research Program at SmartSat CRC (https://smartsatcrc.com/team-members/professor-wei-xiang/). Prior to joining in La Trobe, he was Foundation Chair and Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. Due to his instrumental leadership in establishing Australia’s first accredited Internet of Things Engineering degree program, he was selected into Pearcy Foundation’s Hall of Fame in October 2018. He is an elected Fellow of the IET in UK and Engineers Australia. He received the TNQ Innovation Award in 2016, and Pearcey Entrepreneurship Award in 2017, and Engineers Australia Cairns Engineer of the Year in 2017. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles, including a Queensland International Fellowship, an Endeavour Research Fellowship, a Smart Futures Fellow, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow. He is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Northern Australia Section.