Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications
About Mr. Peng
Mugen Peng has been a Full Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, since 2012. In 2014, he was also an Academic Visiting Fellow with Princeton University, USA.
He has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed IEEE journal papers and over 200 conference proceeding papers.
His main research areas include cooperative communication, radio network coding, self-organizing network, heterogeneous networks, and cloud communication. He was a recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the best paper award in GameNets 2014, CIT 2014, ICCTA 2011, IC-BNMT 2010, and IET CCWMC 2009.
He received the First Grade Award of Technological Invention Award and the Second Grade Award of Scientific and Technical Advancement in China. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE ACCESS for 18 months and hosted two Special Sections in the IEEE ACCESS. Meanwhile, he has been on the Associate Editorial Board of the IEEE Communications Magazine.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
About Dr. Pezeshki
Ali Pezeshki (S’95–M’05) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, in 2004.
In 2005, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Colorado State University
From January 2006 to August 2008, he was a postdoctoral research associate with The Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.
Since August 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University. Since October 2012, he is also an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University.
His research interests are in statistical signal processing and coding theory and their applications to distributed sensing, active/passive sensing, and bioimaging.
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
About Dr. Saha
Tapan Saha received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Queensland, in 1994. He has been with the University of Queensland since 1996, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005.
He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor with Xi’an Jiaotong University and Hunan University, China.
He has established himself as an Internationally Recognized Research Expert in power and energy systems. He has authored over 400 papers in the IEEE, IET, and Elsevier Transactions and major power engineering peer-reviewed conferences.
He has successfully supervised 29 Ph.D. and eight M.Phil. students as the Principal Adviser and currently advises 13 Ph.D. students. His research interests include power systems analysis, renewable energy integration to the grid, and intelligent diagnostics of aged electrical asset. He has received numerous research grants from the Australian Research Council and other competitive agencies and also from the electricity industry.
About Dr. Sevgi
Levent Sevgi (M’99-SM’02-F’09) received his Ph.D. from Istanbul Technical University and Polytechnic Institute of New York, in 1990.
Since September 2014, he has been a Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Okan University.
Levent Sevgi (M’99-SM’02-F’09) received his Ph.D. from Istanbul Technical University and Polytechnic Institute of New York, in 1990 under Prof. Leopold B. Felsen’s advisory. He has been with Istanbul Technical University (1991–1998), TUBITAK-MRC, Information Technologies Research Institute (1999–2000), Weber Research Institute/Polytechnic University in New York (1988–1990), Scientific Research Group of Raytheon Systems, Canada (1998 – 1999), Center for Defense Studies, ITUV-SAM (1993 –1998, 2000–2002), Doğuş University (2011-2014), and University of Massachusetts (UMASS Lowell) (2012 - 2013). Since September 2014, he has been with Okan University, Istanbul.
He is the author or co-author of nearly 180 journal and 150 international conference papers. He has several books in English and Turkish. His two books "Complex Electromagnetic Problems and Numerical Simulation Approaches" and "Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation" were published by the IEEE Press - Wiley in 2003 and 2014, respectively.
Marwan A. Simaan
University of Central Florida
About Dr. Simaan
Marwan A. Simaan (S’69-M’72-SM’79-F’88-LF’12) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (UI), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, in 1972.
His academic experience includes faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.
His industrial experience includes research appointments and consultancies with Bell Labs, Shell, Gulf Oil, and ALCOA. At Pitt (1976-2008), he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department and held the position of Bell of PA/Bell Atlantic Professor of Electrical Engineering. At UCF (2008-present), he served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and holds the position of Florida 21st Century Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Simaan served on numerous professional committees and editorial boards and received several awards including three best papers awards, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from ECE at UI (1995), and a Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the College of Engineering at UI (2008). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a member of NAE, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of ASEE and AAAS.
Nanyang Technological University
About Dr. Tan
Ah-Hwee Tan (M’04-SM’04) received the Ph.D. degree in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and the B.S. (First Class Honors) and M.S. degree in Computer and Information Science from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He is an Associate Professor and the Head of Division of Software and Information Systems at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NYU), Singapore.
Prior to joining NTU, he was a Research Manager at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research I2R, leading the Text Mining and Intelligent Agents groups. His research interests include cognitive and neural systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, and text mining.
Dr. Tan has published more than 120 technical papers and six patents and has successfully commercialized a suite of business-intelligence technologies. He serves on the editorial boards of Applied Intelligence, Journal of Database Management, and Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. He is a member of ACM and INNS and a Senior member of IEEE.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
About Dr. Tsang
Leung Tsang was born in Hong Kong. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the University ofWashington, Seattle, from 1983 to 2014, and was the Department Chair from 2006 to 2011.
From 2001 to 2004, he was on leave from the University of Washington and was a Professor Chair with the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.
He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored four books, including Theory of Microwave Remote Sensing and Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves in volumes 1, 2, and 3.
His current research interests are in microwave remote sensing, waves in random media, computational electromagnetics, signal integrity, and plasmonics.
The Johns Hopkins University
About Dr. Tunstel
Edward Tunstel (S’92-M’96-SM’99-LF’12) received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, in 1996.
He is a Senior Robotics at the Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD, USA, and also served as its Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead.
He leads and performs robotics and autonomy R&D for national security and space applications. He spent 18 years at NASA JPL where he was a Senior Robotics Engineer and Advanced Robotic Controls Group Lead focusing on Mars rover technology development and missions, including engineering and analysis team leadership roles for autonomous navigation and control capabilities. Research includes robot navigation, control and systems engineering, yielding over 140 publications and recognition via awards and media coverage.
He is a Fellow of IEEE and member of AIAA and NSBE, currently serving on several editorial boards of international engineering journals. He has held several positions with the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, including the Vice President for Systems Science and Engineering (2010-2014), the Vice President for Conferences and Meetings (2008-2009), and the Board of Governors and Member-at-Large (2006-2008).
He has served on the IEEE ACCESS Editorial Board for three years and recently completed a term as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, mAN, aND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS, a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL; for which he was also an Associate Editor (2006-2010).
Maria Elena Valcher
Università degli Studi di Padova
About Dr. Valcher
Maria Elena Valcher (M’03-SM’03-F’12) received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering, both from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991 and 1995, respectively.
From November 1994 to October 1998, she was Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control area in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Padova.
From November 1998 to October 2001, she was Associate Professor of System Theory on the Engineering Faculty, University of Lecce, Italy. From November 2001 to December 2004 she was Associate Professor of System Theory at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Padova. She is currently Full Professor of Control Theory at the University of Padova.
Dr. Valcher has been the author/co-author of about 65 papers that have appeared in international journals, about 80 conference papers and some book chapters. Her research interests include multidimensional systems theory, polynomial matrix theory, behavior theory, convolutional coding, fault detection and observer design, delay-differential systems, switched systems and positive systems.
University of Waterloo
About Dr. Zhuang
Weihua Zhuang received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Dalian Maritime University, China, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
In October 1993, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Weihua Zhuang received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Dalian Maritime University, China, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, all in electrical engineering. In October 1993, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in July 1997, and then to Full Professor in July 2002. Since May 2010, she has been a Tier I Canada Research Chair in wireless communication networks. Her current research focuses on resource allocation and QoS provisioning in wireless networks, and on smart grid.