Electric Power Research Institute
Palo Alto, California, USA
About Dr. Adapa
Ram Adapa (S’82-M’85-SM’90-F’12) received the B.S. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, the M.S. degree from IIT Kanpur, India, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, all in electrical engineering.
He is a Technical Executive in the transmission and substations area with the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector.
His research activities focus on high voltage direct current (HVdc) transmission, flexible ac transmission systems, fault current limiters, dynamic circuit ratings to increase transmission capacity, and transmission system reliability performance metrics.
He joined EPRI in 1989 as a Project Manager in the Power System Planning and Operations program. Later, he became Product Line Leader for Transmission, Substations, and Grid Operations, where he developed the research portfolio and business execution plans for the grid operations and planning areas, a portfolio that focused on the needs of a deregulated utility environment.
Some of the tools in this portfolio included market restructuring, transmission pricing, ancillary services, and security tools to maintain the reliability of the grid.
Before joining EPRI, he was with the Systems Engineering Department, Cooper Power Systems as a Staff Engineer.
He has been honored several times by the IEEE for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He has authored or co-authored over 125 technical papers and is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is an Individual Member of CIGRE, a Technical Advisor of IEC TC115-HVdc Transmission Standards Development, and a Registered Professional Engineer.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
About Dr. Annaswamy
Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy is Founder and Director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Her research interests span adaptive control theory and its applications to aerospace, automotive, and propulsion systems as well as cyber physical systems such as Smart Grids, Smart Cities, and Smart Infrastructures. Her current research team of 15 students and post-docs is supported at present by Air-Force Research Laboratory, Boeing, Ford-MIT Alliance, Department of Energy, and NSF.
Dr. Annaswamy is an author of over 100 journal publications and 250 conference publications, co-author of a graduate textbook on adaptive control, and co-editor of several cutting edge science and technology reports including Systems & Control for the future of humanity, research agenda: Current and future roles, impact and grand challenges (Annual Reviews in Control, 2016), Smart Grid Control: Overview and Research Opportunities (Springer, 2018), and Impact of Control Technology (IoCT-report 2011 and 2013). She has supervised over 25 PhD students and 40 MS students, many of whom have won Best Student Paper awards at conferences. She has been invited to give a number of plenary lectures at international conferences such as IEEE Systems and Man Cybernetics (2018) and IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (2018).
Dr. Annaswamy has received several awards including the George Axelby (1986) and Control Systems Magazine (2010) best paper awards from the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the Presidential Young Investigator award from NSF (1992), the Hans Fisher Senior Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technische Universität München (2008), the Donald Groen Julius Prize from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (2008). Dr. Annaswamy has been elected to be a Fellow of the IEEE (2002) and IFAC (2017). She received a Distinguished Member Award and a Distinguished Lecturer Award from IEEE CSS in 2017.
Dr. Annaswamy is actively involved in IFAC, IEEE, and IEEE CSS. She has served as General Chair of the American Control Conference (2008) as well as the 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (2018). She is Deputy Editor of the Elsevier publication Annual Reviews in Control (2016-present). She has been a member of IEEE Fellows Committee and the IEEE CSS Outreach Committee, and is the Chair of IEEE Smart Grid Meetings and Conferences. In IEEE CSS, she has served as Vice President of Conference Activities (2015-16) and Technical Activities (2017-18), and will serve as the President in 2020.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey, USA
About Professor Ansari
Nirwan Ansari is Distinguished Professor of ECE at NJIT. He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (IEEE-Wiley, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 550 technical publications, over 250 published in widely cited journals/magazines. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He has served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals.
His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, and various aspects of broadband networks. He has frequently been delivering keynote addresses, distinguished lectures, tutorials, and invited talks. Some of his recognitions include several Excellence in Teaching Awards, a few best paper awards, the NCE Excellence in Research Award, the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, and Purdue University Outstanding ECE Award. He has also been granted 37 U.S. patents.
Concordia University, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
About Professor Cai
Jun Cai received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2004. From June 2004 to April 2006, he was with McMaster University, Canada, as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellow. From July 2006 to December 2018, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, where he was a full Professor and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair. Since January 2019, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, as a full Professor and the PERFORM Centre Research Chair.
His current research interests include edge/fog computing, ehealth, radio resource management in wireless communication networks, and performance analysis. Dr. Cai served as the Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair for IEEE GreenCom 2018; Track/Symposium TPC Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Fall 2020, 2019, 2012, IEEE CCECE 2017, IEEE Globecom 2010, and IWCMC 2008; the Publicity Co-Chair for IWCMC 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020; and the Registration Chair for QShine 2005. He also served on the editorial board of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IET Communications, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He received the Best Paper Award from Chinacom in 2013, the Rh Award for outstanding contributions to research in applied sciences in 2012 from the University of Manitoba, and the Outstanding Service Award from IEEE Globecom 2010.
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
About Professor Capmany
José Capmany was born in Madrid, Spain, he received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UPM (1991) and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the Universidad de Vigo. Since 1991 he is with the Departamento de Comunicaciones, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), where he started the activities on optical communications and photonics, founding the Photonics Research Labs Group (www.prl.upv.es). Since 1996 he is a Full Professor in Photonics and Optical Communications. From 2005 to 2016, he was the Director of the Research Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia (iTEAM) at UPV (www.iteam.upv.es).
His research activities and interests cover a wide range of subjects related to optical communications including microwave photonics (MWP), integrated optics, optical signal processing, and more recently quantum cryptography and quantum-photonic information processing.
He has published over 550 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. He is the author of 15 patents. He was the general chair of the 41st European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) held in Valencia in 2015 and of the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics in 2009. He has been a member of the Technical Program Committees of over 50 international conferences in the field of photonics including ECOC, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), the Integrated Optics and Optical Communications Conference (IOOC), CLEO Europe, and the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC). Professor Capmany is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also a founder and chief innovation officer of the spin-off company VLC Photonics (www.vlcphotonics.com) dedicated to the design of photonic integrated circuits and EPHOOX (www.ephoox.com) dedicated to MWP instrumentation. Professor Capmany is the 2012 King James I Prize Laureate on novel technologies, the highest scientific distinction in Spain, for his outstanding contributions to the field of microwave photonics and in 2016 he was awarded an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. He was a member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2008-10) and a distinguished lecturer for the 2013-14 term, an associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (2010-2016) and the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (2016-2018). He is the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
About Dr. Chalamala
Babu Chalamala (S’96–M’96–SM’00–F’14) is Manager of the Energy Storage Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratories.
Prior to joining Sandia in August 2015, he was a Corporate Fellow at SunEdison (formerly MEMC Electronic Materials) for five years, where he led R&D and product development in grid scale energy storage.
Before that, he founded two startup companies commercializing large format lithium batteries and digital x-ray sources. Earlier, as a research staff member at Motorola, Research Triangle Institute, and Texas Instruments, he made contribution to the development of materials and device technologies for flat panel displays, vacuum microelectronics, and flexible electronics. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University and his PhD degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Academy of Sciences St Louis, a Life Member of the Electrochemical Society, and a Member of the Materials Research Society. As chair of the IEEE Photonics Society Technical Committee on Displays, he was instrumental in launching the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology. He has been an active member of the Materials Research Society for twenty years and served as General Chair of the 2006 MRS Fall Meeting. He was a guest editor of the MRS Bulletin, Proceedings of the IEEE, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and served on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Access. He is the recipient of the 2015 James Eads Award of the Academy of Sciences St Louis.
Guilin University of Technology
About Dr. Chen
Kun-Shan Chen (S’86-M’92-SM’98-F’07) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990. From 1992-2014, he was a professor at the National Central University, Taiwan. Since 2014, he has been with the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. In 2019, he joined Guilin University of Technology as a full-time professor, where his research interests include electromagnetic wave scattering and emission, microwave remote sensing theory and modeling, system measurements and calibration, and more recently, intelligent signal processing and data analytics for radar.
He has authored and co-authored over 150 referred journal papers, contributed 10 book chapters, co-author (with A. K. Fung) of “Microwave Scattering and Emission Models for Users”, Artech House, 2010, author of “Principles of Synthetic Aperture Radar: A System Simulation Approach,” CRC Press, 2015, co-editor (with X. Li, H. Guo, X. Yang) of “Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Ocean”, CRC Press, FL, USA, 2018. His academic activities include as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Special Issue on Remote Sensing for Major Disaster Prevention, Monitoring and Assessment (2007), Guest Editor for the Proceedings of IEEE Special Issue on Remote Sensing for Natural Disaster (2012), IEEE GRSS Adcom member (2010-2014), a founding chair of the GRSS Taipei Chapter, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing since 2000, as founding Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (2008-2010). He serves as guest editors of the special issue of Data Restoration and Denoising of Remote Sensing Data, and special issues of Radar Imaging Theory, Techniques, and Applications, both for Remote Sensing, and was Co-Chair of Technical Committee for IGARSS 2016 and IGARSS2017. He served as a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE from 2014 to 2019.
M. Jamal Deen
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
About Dr. Deen
Dr. M. Jamal Deen (Fellow ’02) is a Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University, Canada. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University for research work sponsored and used by NASA, Cleveland. He was awarded four honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of his exceptional research and scholarly accomplishments, professionalism and service.
He is elected to Fellow status in twelve national academies and professional societies including the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (India), IEEE, Electrochemical Society and the American Physical Society. He served as the elected President of the Academy of Science, RSC (2015-2017). Most recently, he was elected to the Order of Canada (July 2018), the highest civilian honor awarded by the Government of Canada.
John W. Evans
Washington, DC, USA
About Dr. Evans
Dr. John W. Evans is currently a Program Executive at NASA HQ, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance in Washington, DC, where he is leading agency policy development and research programs for Reliability and Maintainability and managing the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program.
Dr. Evans’ current research initiatives are promoting the application of Model Based Systems Engineering to the assurance disciplines, across the NASA Centers, as well as fostering the development of advanced Reliability and Maintainability methods. He has been a consultant in systems and reliability engineering to major companies worldwide, having worked throughout Asia and Europe.
Dr. Evans holds the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored many technical publications and 3 books. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Shaikh Anowarul Fattah
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
About Dr. Fattah
Shaikh Fattah received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and was a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, USA. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from BUET, Bangladesh, where he is now Professor, Department of EEE and Director, INPE.
He has published 180 international journal/conference papers. He served as TPC/Organizing/General Chair and delivered keynote/invited talks in several IEEE conferences. He received IEEE MGA Achievement Award-2016 and IEEE R10 HTA Outstanding Volunteer Award-2017 and numerous academic and professional awards. He is Editor of IEEE PES Enews, Associate Editor of IEEE Access and CSSP. He was the Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section and now Chair of IEEE EMBS, RAS, SSIT and Vice-Chair of IEEE IAS and SPS chapters. He served IEEE EAB and SIGHT committees. He is Education Chair of IEEE HAC and member of various committees in IEEE PES, SSIT, and Region-10. He is a Senior Member, IEEE and Fellow, IEB.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
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.
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.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA
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.
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.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, USA
About Professor Goldgof
Dmitry Goldgof is an educator and scientist working in the area of Medical Image Analysis, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision and AI, Ethics and Computing, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering. Research interests are related to two broad thrusts. First is in the area of biomedical image analysis and machine learning with application in MR, CT, PET and microscopy images, radiomics and bioinformatics. Second thrust is the area of video motion analysis with biometrics, surveillance and biomedical applications.
Dr. Goldgof is Distinguished University Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Goldgof has graduated 29 Ph.D. and 45 MS students, published over 100 journal and 200 conference papers, 20 books chapters and edited 5 books (over 10,000 citations). Professor Goldgof is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IAPR, a Fellow of AAAS and a Fellow of AIMBE.
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA
About Dr. Govindaraju
Venu Govindaraju serves as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University at Buffalo. He is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and is the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors. A recognized authority in the field of Pattern Recognition, Govindaraju has received peer honors such as the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements (2015), Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kharagpur (2014), the IEEE Technical Achievement Award (2010), MIT Global Indus Technovator Award (2004), and fellowships from the major professional societies such as AAAS, ACM, IAPR, IEEE, and the SPIE. He is also a member of the National Academy of Inventors (2015).
Dr. Govindaraju received his Bachelor's degree with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and his Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo. He has served on the editorial boards of several premier journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium. Dr. Govindaraju is credited with major conceptual and practical advances his field, holding four patents and authoring six books and about 450 refereed publications. He has given over a hundred invited talks, keynotes, plenaries and seminars at prestigious venues including influential think tanks such as the Science and Technology Investment committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Govindaraju has an extraordinary sponsored funding record in support of his research. He has had continuous funding from the National Science Foundation (2002-20) and high-risk/high-reward grants from agencies such as DARPA and iARPA. Additionally, Dr. Govindaraju has advised 44 doctoral students.
Josep M. Guerrero
About Professor Guerrero
Josep M. Guerrero received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.
His research interests is oriented to different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, smart metering and the internet of things for AC/DC microgrid clusters and islanded minigrids. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He published more than 300 journal papers in IEEE journals. He received the best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for the period 2014-2015. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 he was awarded by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher. In 2015 elevated to IEEE Fellow.
University of Western Australia
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.
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.
University of Sydney
About Professor Jamalipour
Abbas Jamalipour is the Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan 1996. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2007), Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE 2010), and the Institution of Engineers Australia (2004), an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
He has authored nine technical books, eleven book chapters, over 450 technical papers, and five patents, in wireless communications. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards as well as 15 Best Paper Awards. In the past he has had positions of the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications and IEEE VTS Mobile World, and been the IEEE Communications Society Vice-President Conferences, IEEE Vehicular Technology Executive Vice President and Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair, among many other positions. He also serves on several editorial board of IEEE journals.
Nagaoka University of Technology
Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
About Professor Jiang
Weihua Jiang graduated from National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, in 1982, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Applied Physics. He received his Master Degree in Plasma and Nuclear Fusion Engineering from Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China, in 1985 and his PhD in Energy and Environment Engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, in 1991, respectively. He started working for Nagaoka University of Technology in April 1991 where he is now a full Professor on Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Jiang served on the Administrative Committee of IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) in 2014~2017. He has six years of experience as Senior Editor for IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science during 2012~2017. He received IEEE-NPSS Kenneth Germeshausen Award in 2018. He has been IEEE Fellow since 2014.
Lebanese American University
About Dr. Karam
Dr. Lina Karam, Fellow of the IEEE, is the incoming Dean of Engineering at the Lebanese American University starting January 2020. She is also a Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, and the Director of the Image, Video & Usability Research Laboratory at Arizona State University. She is the President of PICARIS, LLC, a consulting company, and serves as expert consultant in patent litigation. She received the B.E. degree in computer and communications engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1995, respectively. She served as the Computer Engineering Graduate Program Chair and as Computer Engineering Director for Industry Engagement at ASU. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing.
Her industrial experience includes image and video compression development at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, multidimensional data processing and visualization at Schlumberger, and collaboration on signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, automated mobility, image/video processing, compression, and transmission projects with industries including Intel, Google, Qualcomm, NTT, Motorola, General Dynamics, and NASA. She has over 230 technical publications and she is an inventor on 7 issued US patents. She is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, ASU Chapter. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER, NASA Technical Innovation, Intel Outstanding Researcher, the IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Awards, and IEEE Region 6 Award. Dr. Karam was featured on FOX 10 News (October 30, 2018) and in the Phoenix Business Review Journal’s news article on self-driving cars. She is a founder of the Automated Mobility Alliance. She helped in establishing the World’s First Visual Innovation Award in 2016 and more recently the Multimedia Star Innovator Award awarded for the first time at IEEE ICME 2019. She served on the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) Strategic Planning Committee, the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s (SPS) Board of Governors, the IEEE Circuits and Systems’ Fellow Evaluation Committee, the IEEE SPS Conference Board, and on the editorial boards of several high-impact journals. She served as General Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2019, General Chair for IEEE ICIP 2016, Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICIP 2009, and General Chair for the 2011 IEEE DSP/SPE Workshops. She co-founded the international QoMEX conference. She is currently serving on the IEEE SPS Publication Board, IEEE SPS Award Board, and as a member of the IEEE SPS Image, Video & Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, and of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s DSP Technical Committee.
About Dr. Kaynak
Fellow, B.Sc. 1969, Ph.D. 1972, (University of Birmingham, UK). From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry, both in and outside of Turkey. In 1979, he joined Bogazici University, Istanbul. He has served as the chair of Computer Engng. and EEE Departments and as the Director of Biomedical Engineering Institute. Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor and the holder of UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics. He has hold long-term visiting professor/scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S., Singapore and China.
His current research interests are in the fields of intelligent systems and digital transformation. He has authored three books and edited five. Additionally, more than 400 papers carrying his name have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.
Milpitas, California, USA
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.
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.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, USA
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.
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.
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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.
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.
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
About Professor Li
hengtao Li received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, in 1990. He was a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor of XJTU in 1990, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He was a Research Fellow at Waseda University, Japan, in 1996, and was also a Senior Visiting Scholar at University of Southampton, UK, in 2001. From 1993 to 2003, he was a deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulating and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE) at XJTU. Since 2003, he has been an executive deputy director of SKLEIPE. Since 2013, he has been a deputy dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering at XJTU. He was awarded a Distinguished Young Scholar of China by the National Science Foundation in 2006.
His research interests include dielectrics and their application, insulating materials, and electrical insulation.
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas, USA
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.
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.
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, USA
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.
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).
Michael G Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, USA
About Professor Pecht
Prof Michael Pecht (25,000+ citations, 70+ H-Index) has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for six years, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, and editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. FDA. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is also a Chair Professor.
He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management. He has also written a series of books of the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and 10 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronics reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
About Dr. Peng
Mugen Peng received the Ph.D. degree in communication and information systems from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2005. Afterward, he joined BUPT, where he has been a Full Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering since 2012. During 2014, he was also an academic visiting fellow at Princeton University, USA. He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed IEEE journal papers and over 200 conference proceeding papers.
His main research areas include wireless communication theory, radio signal processing, cooperative communication, self-organization networking, heterogeneous networking, cloud communication, and Internet of Things. He was a recipient of the 2018 IEEE ComSoc Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the Best Paper Award in the JCN 2016, IEEE WCNC 2015, IEEE GameNets 2014, IEEE CIT 2014, ICCTA 2011, IC-BNMT 2010, and IET CCWMC 2009.
He is currently or has been on the Editorial/Associate Editorial Board of the IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IET Communications, and China Communications. He received the Second Class Prize of National Technology Invention Award in China in Dec. 2018.
University of Beira Interior
About Prof. Proença
Hugo Proença (SM’12), B.Sc. (2001), M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior (Portugal) and has been researching mainly about biometrics in non-cooperative scenarios and visual-surveillance. He was the coordinating editor of the IEEE Biometrics Council Newsletter and the area editor (ocular biometrics) of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Image and Vision Computing, IEEE Access and International Journal of Biometrics.
Also, he served as Guest Editor of special issues of the Pattern Recognition Letters, Image and Vision Computing and Signal, Image and Video Processing journals. Since 2005, he has been publishing the results of his research in premium IEEE conferences and journals, such as IEEE-TPAMI, IEEE-TIFS, IEEE-TIP, IEEE-CVPR, IEEE-ICPR and IEEE-IJCB.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
About Dr. Qian
Yi Qian is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry, academia, and the government. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several start-up companies, an assistant professor at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology.
His research interests include information assurance and network security, network design, network modeling, simulation and performance analysis for next generation wireless networks, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, smart grid communication networks, broadband satellite networks, optical networks, high-speed networks and the Internet. He is serving on the editorial boards for several international journals and magazines, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, USA
About Dr. Qu
Zhihua Qu (M'90, SM'93, F'10) received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1990. Since then, he has been with the University of Central Florida, Orlando, where he is currently Pegasus Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the SAIC Endowed Professor and the Director of FEEDER Center (one of three DoE-funded national centers on distributed technologies and smart grid). Dr. Qu's areas of expertise are systems and control, with applications to energy and power systems, autonomous vehicles and robotics.
His most recent work focuses upon cooperative control of networked systems, distributed optimization and game algorithms, and resilient networked controls. In energy systems, his research covers dynamic stability of distributed power systems, anti-islanding control and protection, distributed VAR compensation, optimization and control. In robotics and autonomous vehicles, his research deals with control of nonholonomic systems, real-time path planning, and tele-operated systems.
He is currently or has been on the Editorial/Associate Editorial Board of the IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IET Communications, and China Communications. He received the Second Class Prize of National Technology Invention Award in China in Dec. 2018.
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
About Dr. Saif
Mehrdad Saif received his B.S. degree in 1982, the M.S. degree in 1984, and PhD in 1987, all in electrical engineering. During his graduate studies, he worked on research projects sponsored by NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, as well as Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP). In 1987, he joined the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University (SFU) in suburb of Vancouver. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Director of the School of Engineering Science at SFU and oversaw a major expansion of that School. In 2004, he articulated the vision of starting the mechatronic systems engineering program at SFU’s Surrey campus. He planned and rolled out the program at both graduate and undergraduate levels in 2007. From 1993 to 1994, Saif was a Visiting Scholar with the General Motors North American Operation R&D Center, Warren, MI, USA, where he was a member of the Powertrain Control Group, Electrical and Electronics Research Department and worked on engine control and on-board engine diagnostic problems. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada, since July 2011. In this role, he has overseen the expansion of Faculty of Engineering programs into such areas as aerospace engineering, engineering management, bachelor of engineering technology, mechatronics and others.
His research interests include systems and control; estimation and observer theory; model-based fault diagnostics; computational intelligence applications to condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostic; and application of these areas to automotive, power, autonomous systems, and other complex engineering systems.
He has published about 300 refereed journal and conference papers plus an edited book in these areas, and has a Google h-index of 37. Dr. Saif has been a consultant to a number of industries and agencies, such as GM, NASA, B.C. Hydro, Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, and others. He served two terms (1995, 1997) as the Chairman of the Vancouver Section with the IEEE Control Systems Society, and is currently a member of the editorial board of the IEEE ACCESS and the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL. Dr. Saif is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), as well as a Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is also a registered professional engineer in Ontario.
About Dr. Serpengüzel
IEEE Senior Member (2000), Member (1993); Founding member and VP of Turkish Chapter of IEEE Photonics Society (PS) (1999); Co-chair, IEEE PS Annual Meeting Electro-Optical Sensor and Systems Conference (2009); Committee Member, IEEE PS Annual Meeting Photodetectors, Sensors, Systems and Imaging Committee (2009 - ); SPIE Fellow (2006); OSA Senior Member (2014); Sigma-Xi Member (1994); Editor SPIE Proceedings on Photonics Materials, Devices, and Applications (2005-2011); Editorial Board Member, WSPC Journal of Modern Physics B, Modern Physics Letters B (2008-); BS EEE Bogaziçi University (1987); BS Physics Bogaziçi University (1987); PHD Applied Physics, Yale University (1992); Professor of Physics, Founding Director of Microphotonics Research Laboratory, Koç University (1999 - ).
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.
NASA-JPL California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California, USA
About Dr. Trebi-Ollennu
Dr. AshiteyTrebi-Ollennu is the Chief Engineer of Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, Product Delivery Manager, for the InSight Mars Mission Instrument Deployment System, Instrument Deployment System operations Team Chief and Technical Group Supervisor of Robotics Systems Group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, where he has been since 1999. He was born in Accra, Ghana. He received his Ph.D. degree in control systems from Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, United Kingdom in 1996 and B.Eng. (Hons) from Queen Mary College, University of London, U.K. in 1991. He was a research scholar at Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University.
He received the 2008 NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for his contributions to the Mars Exploration Rover mission, 2007 Outstanding Engineer Award from IEEE Region 6, 2007 Sir Monty Finniston Achievement Medal from Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K., 2010 Specialist Silver Award from the Royal Aeronautical Society, U.K. and The 21st Century Trailblazer Award in Systems Engineering from the U.S.A. National Society of Black Engineers, at the 2012 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu is a recipient of over a dozen NASA Group Achievement Awards. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U. K., and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, U.K. Senior Member IEEE RAS and IEEE SMC. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu is also a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as a Guest Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Magazine, Special Issue on Mars Exploration Rovers (June 2006). Dr. Trebi-Ollennu has been on PhD committees at the Robotic Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, USA
About Dr. Wang
Ge Wang is the Clark & Crossan Endowed Chair Professor and the Director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. He authored the pioneering paper on the first spiral/helical cone-beam/multi-slice CT algorithm in 1991 and ~100 papers on this topic since then. Currently, there are over 100 million medical CT scans yearly with a majority in the spiral/helical cone-beam/multi-slice mode. He pioneered the area of bioluminescence tomography. His group published the first papers on interior tomography and omni-tomography (“all-in-one”) to acquire diverse datasets simultaneously (“all-at-once”) with CT-MRI as an example. In 2016, he published the first perspective on deep tomographic imaging, as a roadmap for this new frontier of machine learning. His results were featured in Nature, Science, and PNAS, and recognized with academic awards.
He wrote over 450 peer-reviewed journal publications, receiving a high number of citations. His team has been in collaboration with world-class groups and continuously well-funded. His interest includes x-ray CT, MRI, optical molecular tomography, multimodality fusion, artificial intelligence and machine learning for medical imaging. He is the Lead Guest Editor of the five IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Special Issues, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, IEEE Access, IEEE Trans. Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, Medical Physics, and other journals. He is Fellow of the IEEE, SPIE, OSA, AIMBE, AAPM, and AAAS.
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
About Dr. Weisshaar
Andreas Weisshaar received the Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis in 1986 and 1991, respectively. In 1991, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (now School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) at Oregon State University, where he is a Full Professor. He also serves as Director of the Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC). From April 2008 to August 2011 he served as Program Director for Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems at the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Prof. Weisshaar’s current research interests include integrated passive RF/microwave circuits and components, electronic packaging, and wireless communications. Prof. Weisshaar is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Mines ParisTech (France), Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Paris, France, Milano, Italy
About Professor Zio
Enrico Zio has a MSc degree in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, 1991 and in mechanical engineering from UCLA, 1995; Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano and MIT in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Director of the Chair on Systems Science and the Energetic Challenge of the Foundation Electricite' de France at CentraleSupélec, France, full professor and President of the Alumni Association at Politecnico di Milano, distinguished guest professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, adjunct professor at University of Hong Kong, Beihang University and Wuhan University, China and Co-Director of the Center for Reliability and Safety of Critical Infrastructures and the Laboratory on Risk Science and Egnineering, Beijing, China, Eminent Scholar at Kyungyung Hee University, Korea.
Research on the modeling of the failure-repair-maintenance behavior of components and complex systems, for the modeling and analysis of their reliability, maintainability, safety, vulnerability, resilience characteristics, by Monte Carlo simulation methods, artificial intelligence techniques and optimization heuristics.