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Mugen Peng

Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications

Beijing, China


Full Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering

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.

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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.

Levent Sevgi

Okan University

Istanbul, Turkey


Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

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.

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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.

Leung Tsang

The University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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.

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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.

Maria Elena Valcher

Università degli Studi di Padova

Padova, Italy


Full Professor of Control Theory

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.

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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.

Weihua Zhuang

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario


Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.

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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.

Dr. Zhuang is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).