Aura Ganz

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Massachusetts

Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Director of the 5G Mobile Evolution Laboratory

About Professor Ganz

Aura Ganz (M’88-SM’90-F’08) is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Director of the 5G Mobile Evolution Laboratory with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She has more than 25 years experience in research and development of wireless and sensor networks, system architecture design, and software on mobile platforms.

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This work resulted in more than 250 journal and conference publications in highly respected refereed journals (the IEEE, IEE, ACM, Kluwer, and Elsevier) with multiple papers that won best paper awards. This research was continuously funded by federal agencies, such as NSF, NIH, ARO, AFOSR, and DARPA, state agencies, such as MassDOT, and industry, such as Microsoft, Intel, and EMC.

She was selected to serve on leading roles in many professional conferences and workshops.

Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor

G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Dr. Gaynor

Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor (M’87-SM’96-F’99-LF’05) brings experiences from a career that spanned the technical and management disciplines.

Early career involved upper atmosphere research at the University of Michigan, MI, USA; product development; a personal entrepreneurial venture; and 25 years of service at 3M in major engineering and executive assignments.

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During seven years of residence in Europe, Gaynor served as Chief Engineer of 3M Italy and Director of Engineering for 3M Europe and on the 3M Italy Board of Directors and 3M Europe Executive Committee. After retiring from 3M as Director of Engineering, Gaynor organized G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc., concentrating on managing engineering and technology.

Dr. Gaynor has published five books related to managing technology; over 40 papers; had two Fulbright Scholar appointments; served as Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN, USA; and served as lecturer with the graduate programs on Managing Technology and Innovation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Amitava Ghosh

Nokia Networks

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Head of North America Radio Systems Research with the Technology and Innovation Office

About Dr. Ghosh

Amitava Ghosh (M’86-SM’06-F’15) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

He joined Motorola in 1990. Since joining Motorola, he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, CDMA-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX/802.16m, enhanced EDGE, and 3GPP LTE.

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He is currently the Head of North America Radio Systems Research with the Technology and Innovation Office, Nokia Networks. He is working on 3GPP LTE-advanced and 5G technologies.

He has co-authored the book entitled Essentials of LTE and LTE-A. He has 60 issued patents and numerous external and internal technical papers.

His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing, and wireless communications.

Venu Govindaraju

University of Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development

About Mr. Govindaraju

Venu Govindaraju is an Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB). He is responsible for managing UB’s research enterprise, university/industry relations, and economic development.

His research focuses on machine learning and pattern recognition.

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His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the U.S. Postal Service.

He has co-authored about 400 scientific papers, which includes over 70 journal papers. He belongs to a select group of computer scientists named fellows of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association of Pattern Recognition, and the International Society of Optics and Photonics.

Lawrence O. Hall

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

About Dr. Hall

Lawrence O. Hall (S’85-M’86-SM’98-F’03) received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA, in 1986 and the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, in 1980.

He is a Distinguished University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

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His research interests lie in distributed machine learning, extreme data mining, bioinformatics, pattern recognition, and integrating AI into image processing. The exploitation of imprecision with the use of fuzzy logic in pattern recognition, AI, and learning is a research theme.

Dr. Hall has authored or co-authored 70 papers in journals, as well as many conference papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a fellow of the IAPR.

Robert Heath

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Heath

Robert Heath (S’96-M’01-SM’06-F’11) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1996 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002, all in electrical engineering.

From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff with Iospan Wireless Inc., San Jose, CA, where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system.

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Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor, and is a member of WNCG. He is also the President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. His research has been cited more than 25 000 times according to Google Scholar.

He is an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA, and a Research Scientist at Army Cyber Institute, West Point, NY, USA. He firmly believes that cyber research is to seek the unknown and seek ways to utilize cyber as a policy option.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

Professor in the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

About Dr. Hodkiewicz

Melinda Hodkiewicz received her Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2004.

She is currently the BHP Billiton Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations at the University of Western Australia and leads the System Health Laboratory.

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Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is the BHP Billiton Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She has a BA(Hons) in Metallurgy and Science of Materials from Oxford University in 1985, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2004. Between these dates she worked in industry in Operations and Maintenance roles. She now leads the System Health Laboratory at UWA and works in the areas of Asset Health, Maintenance and Safety.

She is a Chartered Engineer (UK), a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Asset Management Council. Between 2012 and 2015 she represented Australia on the ISO Committee PC251 responsible for ISO 55000-2 Asset Management and chaired the Standards Australia committee. In 2016 she was awarded the MESA Medal, a lifetime achievement award for services to Asset Management.

Christopher James

University of Warwick

Coventry, United Kingdom

Chair in Healthcare Technology

About Dr. James

Christopher James was born in Malta. He received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1997.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the EEG Department, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 1997 to 1998 and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

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From 2004 to 2010, he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. He now has a chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and is Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

He is immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Healthcare Technology Network, is on the IET TPN Steering Committee and has advised IET on Healthcare Technology matters for the Faraday Lectures, and has presented for IET at outreach activities. He represents the IET on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s UK Biomedical Engineering focus committee.

Professor James is Series Editor for the Biomedical Signals and Systems book series of Artech House Publishers; Editor in Chief of the Open Medical Informatics Journal. He has instigated and organizes the PGBIOMED series of biomedical engineering student conferences which have taken place from 2003 to date.

Suganda Jutamulia

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

Berkeley, California

In-house patent agent

About Dr. Jutamulia

Suganda Jutamulia (M’89-SM’95) was born in Indonesia. He received the B.S. degree in Physics from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, the M.S. degree in Opto-Electronics from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

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He was a post-doctorate fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; a principal investigator for small-business innovation research at several companies; a manager at Kowa Company Ltd.; a senior engineer at Blue Sky Research; and CTO at Newtonics Spectra Inc., prior to serving as an in-house patent agent previously at Oplink Communications Inc. and currently at OmniVision Technologies Inc. He teaches part time at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA. He is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Northern California, Petaluma, CA, USA.

Dr. Jutamulia has 12 patents, over 125 publications, and eight books to his credit. He is a Senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of Optical Society of America, and SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering.