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Jan Kallberg

United States Military Academy

West Point, New York


Army Cyber Institute at West Point

About Dr. Kallberg

Jan Kallberg received the J.D./LL.M. degree from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and the M.A. degree in political science and the Ph.D. degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA.

He did his post-doctoral research as a Research Scientist with the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, under Dr. B. Thuraisingham guidance.

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He has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Forces Quarterly, the Air and Space Power Journal, Military Review, the IEEE IT Professional, and the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

He has served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE ACCESS for the last three years. He has served on the Editorial Board for three years and acquired an understanding of the aims and targets for the future IEEE Access development. He has an emphasis of maintaining and further support IEEE Access unique position as a peer-reviewed rapid publishing journal.

As a Researcher in cyber, with focus on societal and national security implications, he sees firsthand the need for a multidisciplinary rapid turnaround journal that enables research that are in the intersections of different disciplines to have a high quality venue that also matches the need for rapid publishing in an ever changing research environment.

Shahidul Islam Khan

BRAC University

Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About Dr. Khan

Shahidul Islam Khan (S’86-M’86-SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, on power electronics in 1986..

He is currently a Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BRAC University, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Before joining BRAC University, he was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at BUET serving in different capacities (professor, head of the department and dean of the faculty) during his 29 years of tenure. He also served as the Director of the Centre for Energy Studies, BUET. He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. .

His research is focused on renewable energy (solar PV, wind energy, and hybrid systems) and sustainable technologies. He authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and at international and national conferences.

He has led projects on solar energy and energy efficiency funded by the Government of Bangladesh and international agencies such as USAID, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), European Union, etc. He served in numerous governmental committees on energy projects and makes regular national media appearances on power, energy, and technology policy issues.

Hulya Kirkici

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama


Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Kirkici

Hulya Kirkici (S’89-M’89-SM’97) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1990.

She is currently Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, USA, where she teaches and conducts research.

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Previously, she was a visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA (1999-2000) and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (1993-2016). Her research interests are in electrical insulation and high-frequency dielectric breakdown in space and aerospace environments, cold plasmas, repetitive pulsed power, and high-voltage engineering. She has published numerous journal and conference papers and given invited talks in these related topics (in the USA, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and China).

Dr. Kirkici is a member of American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was the President of IEEE DEIS (2009 and 2010), members of the TAB Finance and IEEE Conferences Committees (2011 and 2012), and has been the IEEE PSPB Treasurer since 2012.

She received the Presidential Faculty Fellowship by President Clinton in 1995, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, and the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000.

She is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media, the African Robotics Network, the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics, the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and the Moxie Institute.

Cheruvu Siva Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur, India


Faculty Member of the Mechanical Engineering Department

About Dr. Kumar

Cheruvu Siva Kumar (M’12) was born in India in 1966. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 1987 and the doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

He is currently a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

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He works primarily in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and also in areas of CAD-CAM and Computer Networks. He worked briefly in the manufacturing industry in 1987 and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Science and Technology Agency (now JSPS) at AIST (formerly Electro Technical Laboratory), Tsukuba, Japan, in 1999. His research areas span control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, flexure-based micro-grippers, humanoid robots, and direct digital manufacturing of metals using additive processes and in computer networks.

Dr. Kumar is a member of professional international organizations, namely IEEE, ASME, and AUVSI. In India he is serving in national bodies as an expert member in the Marine Systems panel of the Naval Research Board, as an advisor for the Additive Manufacturing Society of India, and member of a telecom engineering center working group on QoS networks. He has over 50 archived publications in international journals, conferences, and book chapters and has filed two patents.

Joy Laskar

Maja Systems

Milpitas, California


Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer

About Dr. Laskar

Joy Laskar received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Laskar is currently the Senior Vice President/CTO of Maja Systems and a partner at Anayas360, an advisory group in Silicon Valley.

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Joy Laskar received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (with Physics and Math Minors) from Clemson University and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently the Senior Vice President/CTO of Maja Systems and a partner at Anayas360, an advisory group in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Laskar has held various faculty positions at the University of Hawaii and most recently at Georgia Tech. While a Georgia Tech, he was the Schlumberger Chair in Microelectronics, and founded one of the largest mixed-signal design centers in the United States.

Dr. Laskar’s technical expertise and research contributions are at the intersection of Radio Frequency Electronics, Analog Electronics and Electromagnetics. He has co-founded 5 start-up companies that have transferred results of his research to commercialization. Additionally, Dr. Laskar has co-authored 5 textbooks, more than 600 peer-reviewed papers, more than 50 patents, and is the major advisor for 41 Ph.D students.

Gianluca Lazzi

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California


Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and Electrical Engineering

About Dr. Lazzi

Gianluca Lazzi (S’94–M’95–SM’99–F’08) received the Dr.Eng. degree in electronics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, in 1998.

He is a Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California.

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Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, MBA, is a Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He was previously a USTAR Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Utah from 2009-2017. His research work has been sponsored by several US federal agencies, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE). He has made significant contributions to the fields of bioelectromagnetics, liquid metal electronics, antennas, wireless electromagnetics, magnetic neurostimulation, and computational neuroscience.

For the past 16 years, he has been working on several research aspects toward the development of an artificial retina to restore partial vision to the blind. Dr. Lazzi is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the AIMBE. He has published over 200 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books. His research work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, the Economist, MSNBC, MIT Technology Review, and several others.

Victor Leung

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia


Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Leung

Victor C. M. Leung is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair at the University of British Columbia.

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Victor C. M. Leung is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research is in the broad areas of wireless networks and mobile systems. He has co-authored more than 1000 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, several of which had won best-paper awards. He has contributed to the editorial boards of more than twenty journals, guest edited more than 30 journal special issues/sections, and provided leadership to the technical program committees and organizing committees of numerous international conferences.

Dr. Leung received the 1977 APEBC Gold Medal, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships from 1977-1981, a 2011 UBC Killam Research Prize, the 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research, the 2017 ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize and the 2017 Systems Journal Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Qilian Liang

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas


Distinguished University Professor

About Dr. Liang

Qilian Liang is a Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington. He received his PhD degree from University of Southern California in Electrical Engineering in 2000.

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Qilian Liang is a Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received his PhD degree from University of Southern California in Electrical Engineering in 2000.

Prior to joining the faculty of UTA in 2002, he was a Member of Technical Staff in Hughes Network Systems Inc at San Diego, California. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, signal processing, computational intelligence.

Dr. Liang has published more than 300 journal and conference papers. He received 2002 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2003 U.S. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2007, 2009, 2010 U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program Award, 2012 UTA College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, 2013 UTA Outstanding Research Achievement Award, and was inducted into UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars in 2015. Dr. Liang is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Yilu Liu

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee


Governor’s Chair Professor

About Dr. Liu

Yilu Liu received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

She is currently a Governor’s Chair Professor with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN. She is also the Deputy Director of the DOE/NSF-co-funded engineering research Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks.

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Prior to joining UTK/ORNL, she was a Professor with Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. She led the effort to create the North American Power Grid Monitoring Network, Virginia Tech, which is currently operated at UTK and ORNL as FNET/GridEye.

Her current research interests include power system wide-area monitoring and control, large interconnection level dynamic simulations, electromagnetic transient analysis, and power transformer modeling and diagnosis. She received sponsorships of over U.S. $11 million in personal funding research and over U.S. $31.5 million jointly with other PIs.

Jian-Yu Lu

The University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio


Professor with the Department of Bioengineering

About Dr. Lu

Jian-Yu Lu (S’86-M’88-SM’99-F’08) received the B.S. degree in 1982 from Fudan University, Shanghai, China; the M.S. degree in 1985 from Tongji University, Shanghai, China; and the Ph.D. degree in 1988 from Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow from 1988-1990 at Mayo Clinic/Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA. Dr. Lu became a full professor at The University of Toledo (UT), Toledo, OH, USA, in 1997 and an adjunct professor in College of Medicine in 1998.

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Before joining UT, he was an associate professor at Mayo Clinic. His research interests are in medical ultrasound.

Dr. Lu served as the President of IEEE UFFC Society from 2014-2015, EIC of IEEE Transactions on UFFC from 2002-2007, General Chair of 2008 IEEE IUS, TPC Chair of 2001 IEEE IUS, and an Elected AdCom member of IEEE UFFC-S from 2009-2011.

Dr. Lu is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Saeid Nahavandi

Deakin University

Geelong, Vic, Australia


Alfred Deakin Professor and the Chair of Engineering

About Dr. Nahavandi

Saeid Nahavandi (M’92-SM’07) received B.Sc. (Honors), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from Durham University, Durham, UK in 1985, 1986, and 1991, respectively.

He is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Defence Technologies), Chair of Engineering, and the Director for the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University.

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Saeid Nahavandi received a Ph.D. from Durham University, U.K. in 1991. He is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Defence Technologies), Chair of Engineering, and the Director for the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University. His research interests include modeling of complex systems, robotics and haptics. He has published over 600 scientific papers in various international journals and conferences.

He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and Senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE).

He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal, Associate Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, an IEEE Access Editorial Board member and IEEE Press Editorial Board.