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Sonia Aissa
Sonia Aissa
Istitut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS),
Montreal, Canada
Full Professor

About Professor Aissa IEEE Fellow

Sonia Aissa received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1998. Since then, she has been with INRS (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique), Montreal, Canada, where she is a Full Professor and known as one of its most distinguished professors for her excellence in research, education, and outreach. Prof Aissa’s research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication systems and networks and include the modeling, design and performance analysis, and wireless power technology. Her awards include the NSERC University Faculty Award 1999, the FRQNT Strategic Faculty Fellowship 2001-2006, the INRS Performance Award for outstanding achievements in research, teaching and outreach multiple times since 2004, the FRQNT-SYTACom Technical Community Service Award 2007, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award 2013, and multiple Best Paper Awards in the IEEE and the Japanese IEICE. She was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) 2013-2016. She is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Prof. Aissa has an outstanding record of service to the IEEE. She was a Member-At-Large of ComSoc’s Board of Governors 2014-2016, and serves regularly on many of its standing committees. Her editorial activities include: Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2014-2019, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2004-2012, Associate Editor and Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine 2004-2015, Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 2006-2010, and Associate Editor of Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal 2007-2012. She currently serves as Editor-At-Large for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. She has been involved in organizing many flagship conferences, including the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications for which she served as TPC Chair. She is active in promoting women in engineering, and is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Montreal.
Anuradha Annaswamy
Anuradha Annaswamy
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Founder and Director, Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering

About Dr. Annaswamy IEEE Fellow

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.
Nirwan Ansari
Nirwan Ansari
New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.
Jun Cai
Jun Cai
Concordia University, Canada,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Professor and the PERFORM Centre Research Chair

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.
Kun-Shan Chen
Kun-Shan Chen
Guilin University of Technology,
Guangxi, China

About Dr. Chen IEEE Fellow

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.
J.-C. Chiao
J.-C. Chiao
Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, TX, USA
Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Chiao IEEE Fellow

J.-C. Chiao is the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. He was a Research Scientist in the Optical Networking Systems and Testbeds Group at Bell Communications Research; Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Hawaii, Manoa; and Product Line Manager and Senior Technology Advisor with Chorum Technologies. Dr. Chiao was Janet and Mike Greene endowed Professor and Jenkins Garrett Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas – Arlington from 2002 to 2018. Dr. Chiao has been chair for several international conferences including 2018 IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference and 2022 IEEE Sensors Conference. He was the chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee “Biological Effect and Medical Applications of RF and Microwave”, technical program chair of 2019 IEEE International Wireless Symposium and 2021 Wireless Power Transfer Conference. He has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques; the founding Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology; and Track Editor for IEEE Journal of Microwaves.
Dr. Chiao has published and edited numerous peer-reviewed technical journal and conference papers, book chapters, proceedings and books. He holds 15 awarded and 8 pending patents. His research works have been covered by media extensively including Forbes, National Geographic magazine, National Public Radio and CBS Henry Ford Innovation Nation. Dr. Chiao was the recipient of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award; Tech Titans Technology Innovator Award; Research in Medicine award in the Heroes of Healthcare; IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator award; IEEE Region 5 Excellent Performance award; 2012-2014 IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer; 2017-2019 IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer; and the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.
M. Jamal Deen
M. Jamal Deen
McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Distinguished University Professor

About Dr. Deen IEEE Fellow

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
John W. Evans
Washington, DC, USA
Program Executive, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance

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
Shaikh Anowarul Fattah
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET),
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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.
Melinda Hodkiewicz
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.
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.
Chih-Lin I
Chih-Lin I
China Mobile Research Institute,
Beijing, China
Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies

About Chief Scientist I IEEE Fellow

Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, and 2015 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks. She is the Chair of O-RAN Technical Steering Committee and an O-RAN Executive Committee Member, the Chair of FuTURE 5G/6G SIG, the Chair of WAIA (Wireless AI Alliance) Executive Committee, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G and Future Networks Initiatives, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. She has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds over 100 patents. She is co-author of the book “Green and Software-defined Wireless Networks – From Theory to Practice” and has also Co-edited two books: “Ultra-dense Networks – Principles and Applications” and “5G Networks – Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management”. Her current research interests center around ICDT Deep Convergence: “From Green & Soft to Open & Smart”.
Yumi Iwashita
Yumi Iwashita
NASA-JPL California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA, USA
Robotics Technologist, Mobility and Robotics Systems Section

About Robotics Scientist Iwashita

Yumi Iwashita (S’04-M’07-SM2020) is a Robotics Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California and an adjunct associate professor at Kyushu University, Japan, since 2016. She received her M.S. degree and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University in 2004 and 2007 respectively. In 2007, she was a postdoctoral scholar at Imperial College London under Professor Maria Petrou. From 2007 to 2014, she was an assistant professor at Kyushu University. From 2011 to 2013, she was a visiting scientist at NASA JPL. From 2014 to 2016, she was an associate professor at Kyushu University. She has over 14 years of engineering experience in performing and leading research in computer vision and machine learning. Before 2020 she led six projects funded by the Japan government, six JPL sponsored projects, and three projects funded by a commercial company. Research topics include motion capture system, gait-based person recognition for CCTV cameras, terrain classification for future Mars rovers, localization of underwater vehicles, and forecast of Earth-based resource production.
Bruce Jacob
Bruce Jacob
Florida Polytechnic University,
Lakeland, Florida USA
Professor & Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering

About Professor Jacob IEEE Fellow

Bruce Jacob (Fellow, A.B. Harvard 1988, Ph.D. Michigan 1997) has worked in both industry and academia. In college he studied mathematics and astrophysics. Between college and graduate school, he worked in the start-up industry in Boston developing distributed systems for two different telecommunications companies, serving as a software engineer at Boston Technology and as the chief engineer and system architect at Priority Call Management. In graduate school, he studied the design of operating systems and computer systems. Jacob helped Micron design their new Hybrid Memory Cube DRAM architecture. He redesigned Cray’s memory controller for their Black Widow memory system. He helped Northrop Grumman design a system interconnect for their experimental ultra-low-power datacenter. He designed a high-performance memory system for the 1024-core Teraflux chip funded by the European Commission. He has collaborated with researchers at the Department of Energy on the design of their next-generation supercomputers. He currently works on the design of monolithic computer systems that integrate high-capacity restive RAMs directly into CMOS logic chips for high-performance, low power, single-chip systems.
Jacob has has written two textbooks on computer memory systems and over eighty articles on memory systems, computer design, embedded systems, operating system design, astrophysics, and algorithmic composition. He holds a patent in memory-systems design and three patents in the circuit design of electric guitars.
Abbas Jamalipour
Abbas Jamalipour
University of Sydney,
Sydney, Australia
Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking

About Professor Jamalipour IEEE Fellow

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.
Bahram Javidi
Bahram Javidi
University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT USA
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

About Professor Javidi IEEE Fellow

Prof. Bahram Javidi is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at University of Connecticut, the highest rank and honor bestowed on faculty by UConn, based on research, teaching, and service. His interests are in a broad range of transformative imaging approaches using optics and photonics, and he has made seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano to micro and macro scales. Prof. Javidi’s research has been recognized by awards and prizes from major scientific societies. He has been awarded The Optica Society (a. k. a. OSA) Emmett Leith Medal, and C. E. K. Mees Medal (2019); The IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award (2019); The Optica Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley Prize (2018); and the European Physical Society (EPS) Prize for Applied Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics (2015). He was awarded the IEEE Donald G. Fink Paper Prize (2008), chosen from among all, that is over 130 IEEE transactions, journals, and magazines; the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow Award (2008); the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prize (2007); the SPIE Technology Achievement Award (2008); and the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Wave Technologies (2005). He was named an IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2004 and 2005; and was the 2010 recipient of the George Washington University's Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, the university’s highest honor for its alumni in all disciplines. He has been named Fellow of several societies, including IEEE, Optica (OSA), SPIE, American Inst. for Medical & Biological Eng, European Optical Society, National Academy of Inventors, and Institute of Physics. Prof. Javidi was selected in 2003 as one of the nation's top 160 engineers between the ages of 30-45 by the National Academy of Engineering to be an invited speaker at The Frontiers of Engineering Conference. He is an alumnus of the Frontiers of Engineering of National Academy of Engineering since 2003. Early in his career, the National Science Foundation (USA) named him a Presidential Young Investigator; and he received the Engineering Foundation and IEEE Faculty Initiation Awards.
Prof. Javidi has over 1100 publications, including 9 books, 58 book chapters, 538 peer reviewed journal articles, and 522 conference proceedings. He has given over 250 plenaries, keynotes, and invited conference papers. His publications have been cited over 49000 times (h-index=104, i10-index=716) according to Google Scholar. He is on The Most Cited Researchers List in Electrical & Electronic Engineering according to Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. He has supervised 175 Master’s and PhD students, post-doctoral students, visiting professors and scholars. He is a strong believer in international scientific exchange and collaboration, and has co-authored publications with over 300 different students, scientists, and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East. Prof. Javidi has served on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE Journal (ranked number one among all electrical engineering journals with impact factor of 9.1); the Founding Editorial Board of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology; and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the IEEE Photonics Journal (impact factor of 2.6). In 2008-2011, he was elected by the members to serve on the Board of Directors of the SPIE. He is the founding chair of several conferences in optics & photonics sponsored by OSA, IEEE, and SPIE, and has chaired over 75 international conferences. His papers have appeared in Proceedings of the IEEE Journal, Journal of the Royal Society, Physics Today, Advances in Optics and Photonics, and Nature. His research has been cited in Nature Physics, IEEE Spectrum, Science, New Scientist, OE Magazine, SPIE Newsroom, Optics and Photonics News Magazine, IEEE Photonics, NASA, and National Science Foundation Newsletters. He received the BS degree from George Washington Univ, and PhD degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Weihua Jiang
Weihua Jiang
Nagaoka University of Technology,
Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

About Professor Jiang IEEE Fellow

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.
Lina Karam
Lina Karam
Lebanese American University,
Beirut, Lebanon
Dean of Engineering

About Dr. Karam IEEE Fellow

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.
Okyay Kaynak
Okyay Kaynak
Bogazici University,
Istanbul, Turkey
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About Dr. Kaynak IEEE Fellow

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.
Germano Lambert-Torres
Germano Lambert-Torres
Gnarus Institute,
Itajuba, Brazil
Director of R&D at PS Solutions, Brazil

About Professor Lambert-Torres IEEE Fellow

GERMANO LAMBERT-TORRES (S’87–M’90–SM’13–F’14) received the B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI), Itajuba, Brazil, the B.S. degree in economics from the South Minas Gerais Economic and Social Sciences Faculty, Itajuba, the B.S. degree in mathematics from the Itajuba Faculty of Sciences and Languages, Itajuba, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1990. From 1983 to 2012, he was a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, UNIFEI. From 2000 to 2004, he was the Prorector of Research and Graduate Studies at UNIFEI. He also serves a member of two high committees in Brazil, one for Education: Member of National Final Exam for undergraduate electrical engineers (PROVAO), 1998-2003, and other for Research: Member of National Council for Research (CA-EE CNPq), 2004-2007. From 1995 to 1996, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Currently, he is Director of R&D at PS Solutions, Brazil, and Member of the Scientific-Technical Council at Gnarus Institute, Brazil. He was a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee in the Industry Application Society (IEEE IAS) and the Education Society (IEEE EdSoc). Also, he was a member of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee. He also serves as a consultant for many power industries in Brazil and South America, with more than 150 R&D developed projects for power companies. He is a member of several committees in Brazilian Governmental and Regulatory Agencies, such as The Ministry of Education (MEC), The Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT), The National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), and The National Petroleum Agency (ANP). He has taught numerous IEEE and IFAC tutorials in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Dr. Lambert-Torres is a member of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems Applications to Power Systems (ISAP) international board. He serves on several committees related to intelligent systems, including IEEE and the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ). He served as the General Chair for ISAP in 1999 and 2009, as well as Vice-General Chair for ISAP in 2001 and the Congress on Logic Applied to Technology in 2003 and 2007.
He was a recipient of several awards, including the “Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award on New Technologies and Practical Applications” from the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) (2006), “Outstanding Leadership as Member of the ISAP Board of Directors” from the International Council of ISAP (2007), and “Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award on Multi-Agent Systems” from the IEEE-PES (2008). He has completed more than 100 M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis supervisions and published more than 600 journal and technical conference papers. He is also the author/editor or coauthor of ten books, more than 30 book chapters and 150 transactions papers on intelligent systems and nonclassical logic. Dr. Lambert-Torres is a Fellow of the IEEE, Class 2014, in the Engineer/Scientist category, with the following citation: for contributions to the application of intelligent systems to power systems.
Joy Laskar
Joy Laskar
Maja Systems,
Milpitas, California, USA
Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer

About Dr. Laskar

Joy Laskar (M’86-SM’02-F’05) 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. Dr. Laskar is the Co-Founder and CEO at Maja Systems, delivering Low-Power mmW Antenna and CMOS products for sensing and Gigabit Wireless Connectivity. He is an engineering executive with an established track record of innovation and industry impact, including developing successful R/D teams, bringing products from research to commercialization, and creating high-value IP. Dr. Laskar held various faculty positions at the University of Hawaii and most recently at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech he was the Schlumberger Chair in Microelectronics, and founded one of the largest mixed-signal design centers in the U.S. Dr. Laskar’s technical expertise and research contributions are at the intersection of Radio Frequency Electronics, Analog Electronics and Electromagnetics. Dr. Laskar has co-founded 5 start-up companies that have transferred results of his research to commercialization. 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
Gianluca Lazzi
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, California, USA
Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and Electrical Engineering

About Dr. Lazzi IEEE Fellow

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.
Victor Leung
Victor Leung
The University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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.
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.
Shengtao Li
Shengtao Li
Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment

About Professor Li

Shengtao 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.
Qilian Liang
Qilian Liang
University of Texas at Arlington,
Arlington, Texas, USA
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

About Dr. Liang IEEE Fellow

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.
Leda Lunardi
Leda Lunardi
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC, USA
Full Professor

About Dr. Lunardi IEEE Fellow

Leda Lunardi (S’82 F’02) holds a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. After graduate school, she spent several years doing R&D at AT&T (then Bell Labs), and JDS Uniphase where she led R&D in heterojunction devices, design of monolithically integrated photoreceivers for optical communications .and testing of optical and electrical components for long wavelength fiber optic communications.
In 2003, she joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC as full professor. From May 2005 to July 2007, she served as Program Director for the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division in the Engineering Directorate of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. She was the Director of Graduate Programs of the ECE Department in 2007, before joining the leadership team of NSF-ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center as the Education and Diversity Director from 2008 to 2011. She has served on several IEEE editorial boards including Proceedings of IEEE and the Photonics Journal (first online). She is the recipient of the 2000 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award (shared).
Michal Mrozowski
Michal Mrozowski
Gdansk University of Technology,
Gdansk, Poland
Full Professor and the Head of the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering. Director of the Doctoral School at Gdansk University of Technology

About Professor Mrozowski IEEE Fellow

Michal Mrozowski received the M.Sc. degree in Radiocommunication Engineering and PhD in Electronic Engineering, both with first class honors, from the Gdansk University of Technology in 1983 and 1990, respectively. In 1986, he joined Department of Electronics, Gdansk University of Technology where he is now a Full Professor, the Head of the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering. He is also the Director of the Doctoral School at Gdansk University of Technology. His research interests are concerned with the theory of guided electromagnetic waves, computational electromagnetics and photonics and microwave engineering. His current work is focused on the development of new fast numerical techniques for solving Maxwell’s equations in 3D boundary using multicore architectures and graphics processing units, automated microwave filter design using full-wave numerical methods, microwave filter synthesis, optimization techniques, CAD/EDA of passive microwave circuits, reduced order models for mesh-based numerical techniques (e.g. FDTD and FEM), surrogate model construction, and SPICE model generation Prof. M. Mrozowski is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and an elected corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a past vice-dean for research of ETI Faculty, past chairman of the Polish AES/AP/MTT Chapter. Between 2015 and 2021 he served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, and in 2004-2005 he was Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. He published one book and over 100 peer reviewed papers in IEEE journals and has developed several computational modules that were then integrated into commercial microwave CAD/EDA software. He was awarded almost 20 research grants from various agencies in Poland, European Union and the United States.
Michele Nappi
Michele Nappi
University of Salerno,
Fisciano, Italy
Professor of the Department of Computer Science at University of Salerno

About Professor Nappi

Michele Nappi received the laurea degree (cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, Italy, in 1991, the M.SC. degree in Information and Communication Technology from I.I.A.S.S. "E.R. Caianiello," in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1997. He is currently a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Salerno. Author of more than 200 papers in peer review international journals, international conferences and book chapters, He is co-editor of several international books. His research interests include pattern recognition, image processing, image compression and indexing, multimedia databases and biometrics, human computer interaction, vr\ar. Dr. Nappi serves as associate editor and managing guest editor for several international journals. He is also a TPC member of international conferences. He is team leader of the Biometric and Image Processing Lab (BIPLAB) and received several international awards for scientific and research activities. IEEE Senior Member, GIRPR/IAPR Member, He has been the President of the Italian Chapter of the IEEE Biometrics Council. In 2014 He was one of the founders of the spin off BS3 (biometric system for security and safety).
Hugo Proença
Hugo Proença
University of Beira Interior,
Covilhã, Portugal
Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science

About Professor 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.
Yi Qian
Yi Qian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.
Zhihua Qu
Zhihua Qu
University of Central Florida,
Orlando, Florida, USA
Pegasus Professor, SAIC Endowed Professor, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Dr. Qu IEEE Fellow

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.
Susanto Rahardja
Susanto Rahardja
Singapore Institute of Technology/Infocomm Technology Cluster,
Singapore, Singapore
Professor of Infocomm Technology Cluster at the Singapore Institute of Technology

About Professor Rahardja IEEE Fellow

Susanto Rahardja is a Professor of Infocomm Technology Cluster at the Singapore Institute of Technology. His research activities and interests are in multimedia, signal processing, wireless communications, discrete transforms, machine learning and signal processing algorithms and implementation. He contributed to the development of a series of audio compression technologies such as Audio Video Standards AVS-L, AVS-2 and ISO/IEC 14496-3:2005/Amd.2:2006, ISO/IEC 14496-3:2005/Amd.3:2006 in which some have been licensed worldwide. Dr Rahardja has published more than 300 papers and has been granted more than 70 patents worldwide out of which 15 are US patents. Professor Rahardja was past Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, past Senior Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and is currently serving as Associate Editors for the Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He was the Conference Chair of 5th ACM SIGGRAPHASIA in 2012 and APSIPA 2nd Summit and Conference in 2010 and 2018 as well as other conferences in ACM, SPIE and IEEE. Dr Rahardja is a recipient of several honors including the IEE Hartree Premium Award, the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Open Category Gold award, the Singapore National Technology Award, A*STAR Most Inspiring Mentor Award, Finalist of the 2010 World Technology & Summit Award, the Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor Award, the ACM Recognition of Service Award and the Thousand Talent Plan of People’s Republic of China. Professor Rahardja graduated with a B.Eng from National University of Singapore, the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees all in Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He attended the Stanford Executive Programme at the Graduate School of Business in Stanford University, USA. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore.
Mehrdad Saif
Mehrdad Saif
University of Windsor,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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.
Ali Serpengüzel
Ali Serpengüzel
Koç University,
Istanbul, Turkey
Professor of Physics

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 - ).
Levent Sevgi
Levent Sevgi
Okan University,
Istanbul, Turkey
Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

About Dr. Sevgi IEEE Fellow

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.
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu
NASA-JPL California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, California, USA
Chief Engineer, Mobility and Robotics Systems Section

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.
Daniela Tuninetti
Daniela Tuninetti
University of Illinois Chicago,
Chicago IL, USA
Professor and the Head of the University of Illinois Chicago's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

About Professor Tuninetti IEEE Fellow

Daniela Tuninetti (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from ENST/Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, in 2002, with work done at the Eurecom Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the School of Communication and Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2004. She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in 2005. She is currently a Professor and the Head of the UIC’s ECE department. Her research interests include the ultimate performance limits of wireless interference networks (with special emphasis on cognition and user cooperation), low-latency high-reliability networks, content-type coding, cache-aided systems, and distributed private coded computing. She was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the European Wireless Conference in 2002, an NSF CAREER Award in 2007. She was a University of Illinois Scholar in 2015. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter from 2006 to 2008. She was an Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS from 2006 to 2009, of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2011 to 2014, and of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY from 2014 to 2017. She is currently an Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. She is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Ge Wang
Ge Wang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, New York, USA
Clark & Crossan Chair Professor and Director of Biomedical Imaging Center

About Dr. Wang IEEE Fellow

Ge Wang ( is Clark & Crossan Chair Professor and Director of Biomedical Imaging Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA. He published the first spiral cone-beam method in 1991 and many follow-up papers in this area. Currently, there are ~200 million medical CT scans yearly with a majority performed in this scan mode. He presented the first perspective on deep tomographic imaging in 2016, and with his collaborators published a series of papers on diverse deep imaging topics. He wrote 500+ journal papers in PNAS, Nature, Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Communications, and other well-known journals. He received various awards including the 2021 IEEE EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award and the 2011 IEEE R1 Outstanding Teaching Award. He gave numerous talks including the 2021 SPIE O+P Plenary. His results were featured in Nature, Science, PNAS, and news media. He is Fellow of IEEE, SPIE, AAPM, OSA, AIMBE, AAAS, and National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Andreas Weisshaar
Andreas Weisshaar
Oregon State University,
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Professor and Director of Center for Design of Analog-Integrated Circuits

About Dr. Weisshaar IEEE Fellow

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.
Enrico Zio
Enrico Zio
Mines ParisTech (France), Politecnico di Milano (Italy),
Paris, France, Milano, Italy
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

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.