McMaster University, Canada
Biography: Tim Davidson received the B.Eng. (Hons. I) degree in electronic engineering from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, in 1991 and the D.Phil. degree in engineering science from the University of Oxford, U.K., in 1995.
He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, where he is currently serving as Chair of the Department. Previously, he has served as Acting Director of the School of Computational Engineering and Science for two years, and as Associate Director for three years. His research interests lie in the general areas of communications, signal processing, and control.
Dr. Davidson received the 1991 J. A. Wood Memorial Prize from UWA, the 1991 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia, and a 2011 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. He has also served as a Guest Co-Editor of issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was a General Co-Chair for the 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, a Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2014 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, and the Technical Chair for the 2015 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. He will be a Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Dr. Davidson has previously served as the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Networking. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Biography: Jianwei Huang is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is a Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (ncel.ie.cuhk.edu.hk), in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007. His main research interests are in the area of network economics and games, with applications in wireless communications, networking, and smart grid.
Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011, and Best (Student) Paper Awards from IEEE WiOpt 2015/2014/2013, IEEE SmartGridComm 2012, WiCON 2011, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, and APCC 2009. He received the CUHK Young Researcher Award in 2014 and IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. He has served as an Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series, and Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Society Technology News. He has served as a Guest Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Network, and IEEE Communications Magazine. He also serves as a Co-Series-Editor of Wiley Information and Communication Technology Series, an Area Editor of Springer Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks, and a Section Editor for Springer Handbook of Cognitive Radio.
Dr. Huang has served as Chair of IEEE Communications Society Cognitive Network Technical Committee, Chair of IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, and a Steering Committee Member of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He has served as the General/TPC/Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE WiOpt 2018/2017/2012, IEEE SDP 2017/2016/2015, IEEE ICC 2020, IEEE ICCC 2015/2012, NetGCoop 2014, IEEE SmartGridComm 2014, IEEE GLOBECOM 2017/2013/2010, IWCMC 2010, and GameNets 2009. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010.
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea
Biography: Dong In Kim received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1990. He was a Tenured Professor with the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Since 2007, he has been with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Korea, where he is currently a Professor with the College of Information and Communication Engineering. Dr. Kim is a first recipient of the NRF of Korea Engineering Research Center in Wireless Communications for RF Energy Harvesting (2014-2021). From 2002 to 2011, he served as an Editor and a Founding Area Editor of Cross-Layer Design and Optimization for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters from 2012 to 2015. From 2001 to 2014, he served as an Editor of Spread Spectrum Transmission and Access for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is currently serving as an Editor-at-Large of Wireless Communication I for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.
Tsinghua University, China
Biography: Dr. Jian Song received his B. Eng and PhD degrees from Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China, and conducted Postdoctoral research work in Hong Kong and Canada in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He worked in USA for seven years, and joined Tsinghua University in 2005 as a full professor.
Dr. Song’s current research interest includes physical layer transmission technologies for wireless systems, network convergence, and integration of visible light and powerline communications. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting in 2015, and also the recipient of several Chinese national and provincial/ministry level awards.
Dr. Song has published over 240 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers with good citation record. He is the co-author of one English book as well as two Chinese books in DTV area. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of ITU academic Journal, ICT Discoveries and the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting.
Dr. Song is the Fellow of IEEE, IET, and Chinese Institute of Electronics.
Nagoya University, Japan
Biography: Dr. Takaya Yamazato is a professor at the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan. In 1998, he gave a half-day tutorial entitled “Introduction to CDMA ALOHA” at the IEEE Globecom held in Sydney, Australia. In 2006, he received the IEEE Communication Society's Best Tutorial Paper Award. He served as the co-chair of the Wireless Communication Symposia of the IEEE ICC 2009 and is the co-chair of Selected Areas in Communication Symposia of the IEEE ICC 2011. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the chair of the Satellite and Space Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society. In 2011, he gave a half-day tutorial entitled “Visible Light Communication” at the IEEE ICC 2011 held in Kyoto, Japan. He was served an as the editor editor-in in-chief of the Japanese Section of IEICE Transactions on Communications from 2009 to 2011. From 2016, he is the Director of Asia/Pacific Board, the IEEE Communication Society. His research interests include visible light communication, ITS, and e-learning.
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Dr Rui Zhang received the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in electrical engineering. He is now a Dean’s Chair Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. His current research interests include energy-efficient and energy-harvesting-enabled wireless communications, wireless information and power transfer, MIMO communications, cognitive radio, cooperative communication, UAV communication, wireless communication surveillance, and optimization methods. He has published over 270 papers, which have been cited more than 16,000 times. He was the recipient of the 6th IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award, and the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore. He was the co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, and the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award. He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters since 2015. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China | ShanghaiTech University, China
Biography: Dr. Yang Yang is currently a professor with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, serving as the Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication, and the Director of Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications (WiCO). He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. Prior to that, he has held faculty positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University, and University College London (UCL).
Yang is a member of the Chief Technical Committee of the National Science and Technology Major Project “New Generation Mobile Wireless Broadband Communication Networks” (2008-2020), which is funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. In addition, he is on the Chief Technical Committee for the National 863 Hi-Tech R&D Program “5G System R&D Major Projects”, which is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China. Since January 2017, he has been serving the OpenFog Consortium as the Director for Greater China Region.
Yang’s current research interests include wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, Fog computing, Open 5G, and advanced wireless testbeds. He has published more than 150 papers and filed over 80 technical patents in wireless communications.
Tsinghua University, China
Biography: (M'09, SM'14) Prof. Feifei Gao received the B.Eng. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 2002, the M.Sc. degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2007. He was a Research Fellow with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore in 2008 and an Assistant Professor with the School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany from 2009 to 2010. In 2011, he joined the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
Prof. Gao's research areas include communication theory, signal processing for communications, array signal processing, and convex optimizations, with particular interests in MIMO techniques, multi-carrier communications, cooperative communication, and cognitive radio networks. He has authored/ coauthored more than 100 refereed IEEE journal papers and more than 100 IEEE conference proceeding papers. Prof. Gao has served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He has also served as the symposium co-chair for 2015 IEEE Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2014 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC), as well as Technical Committee Members for many other IEEE conferences.