2021 Editorial Board

David J. Allstot Oregon State University, USA

David J. Allstot received B.S.E.S., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Portland (1969), Oregon State University (1974), and UC Berkeley (1979). He has held positions including Boeing-Egtvedt Chair of Engineering at the Univ. of Washington (1999-2012) and Chair of EE (2004-2007). He was a Visiting Professor of EE at Stanford (2012) and the MacKay Professor in Residence and Executive Director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center at UC Berkeley (2013-2016). He is currently a Professor of EECS at Oregon State University. He advised 75 M.S. and 40 Ph.D. graduates and published >300 papers. Teaching awards include: IEEE CASS Education Award (2018) and Semiconductor Research Corp. Aristotle Award (2005). Research awards include: IEEE TBioCAS Best Paper (2015), IEEE CASS Van Valkenburg (2011) and Desoer (2004) awards, CASS Darlington Award (2010 1995), Semiconductor Industries Assoc. University Research Award (2008), and IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award (1980), and Life Fellow of IEEE.

Moeness Amin Villanova University, USA

Moeness Amin received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in electrical engineering in 1984. Since 1985, he has been with the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, where he became the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications in 2002. Dr. Amin is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE); Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He is the Recipient of: the 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Defense Science and Technology; Recipient of the 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award; Recipient of the 2016 IET Achievement Medal; Recipient of the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award; Recipient of the 2009 Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing; and Recipient of the 2015 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering. He is the Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. Dr. Amin is the past Chair of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts. His research covers the areas of Wireless Communications, Radar, Sonar, Satellite Navigations, Ultrasound, and Healthcare. Dr. Amin is the Editor of three books titled, Through the Wall Radar Imaging, Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar, Radar for Indoor Monitoring, published by CRC Press in 2011, 2014, 2017, respectively.

Göran Andersson ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Göran Andersson obtained his M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Lund, Sweden. In 1980 he joined ASEA’s, now ABB’s, HVDC division in Ludvika, Sweden, and in 1986 he was appointed professor in electric power systems at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2000 he is full professor in electric power systems at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research interests include power system dynamics, control and operation, power markets, and future energy systems. Göran Andersson is Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, and foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Educator Award, the 2010 George Montefiore International Award 2010, and the 2016 IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award.

Ronald Arkin Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Ronald C. Arkin is Regents' Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech and is the Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory. He served as STINT visiting Professor at KTH in Stockholm, Sabbatical Chair at the Sony IDL in Tokyo, and in the Robotics and AI Group at LAAS/CNRS in Toulouse. Dr. Arkin's research interests include behavior-based control and action-oriented perception for mobile robots and UAVs, deliberative/reactive architectures, robot survivability, multiagent robotics, biorobotics, human-robot interaction, machine deception, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems. His books include Behavior-Based Robotics, Robot Colonies, and Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots. He has provided expert testimony to the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Pentagon and others on Autonomous Systems Technology. Prof. Arkin served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) AdCom, and is a founding co-chair of IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robot Ethics. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and a Fellow of the IEEE.

John Baillieul Boston University, USA

John Baillieul holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Boston University where he has held appointments in three departments. He is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Baillieul is active in the IEEE Control Systems Society where he served as President in 2006. He has also served in various capacities on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. From 1992 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of this journal, which was the most highly cited of all journals in Electrical Engineering in both 2006 and 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to nonlinear control theory, robotics, and the control of complex mechanical systems. He received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is also Fellow of SIAM and a Fellow of IFAC. Baillieul has held leadership positions in both TAB and PSPB, including past IEEE VP of Publication Services and Products. Professor Baillieul has published extensively in systems and control, robotics, machine autonomy, optimization, and applied differential geometry.

Claudio A. Cañizares University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a University Professor and Hydro One Endowed Chair at the ECE Department of the University of Waterloo, where he has been since 1993. His highly cited research focuses on modeling, simulation, computation, stability, control, and optimization of power and energy systems. He is the IEEE Trans. Smart Gird EIC; PES Delegate-Elect to the IEEE Board; a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and has received the 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal, and multiple awards and recognitions from PES Technical Committees.

Gert Cauwenberghs UC San Diego, USA

Gert Cauwenberghs is Professor of Bioengineering and Co-Director of the Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego, La Jolla CA. His research focuses on micropower integrated biomedical circuits, neuron-silicon and brain-machine interfaces, neuromorphic engineering, and adaptive intelligent systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He served IEEE in a variety of roles including as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, as General Chair of the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2011, San Diego), as Program Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2012, San Diego), and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

Jocelyn Chanussot Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Jocelyn Chanussot received the Ph.D. degree from the Université de Savoie, France, in 1998. Since 1999, he has been with Grenoble INP, where he is currently a Professor of signal processing. His research interests include image analysis, data fusion and machine learning in remote sensing. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA), KTH (Sweden). He is an Adjunct Professor of the University of Iceland and of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beiing, China. In 2015-2017, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chanussot is the founding President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing French chapter which received the 2010 IEEE GRS-S Chapter Excellence Award. He has received multiple outstanding paper awards. He was a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society AdCom. He is the General Chair of the Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Evolution in Remote sensing (WHISPERS). He was a member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the Program Chair of the IEEE MLSP Workshop (2009). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (2011-2015). In 2014 he was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Raja Chatila Sorbonne University, France

Raja Chatila is Professor Emeritus of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IT Ethics at Sorbonne University in Paris. He is former director of the SMART Laboratory of Excellence on Human-Machine Interactions and of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics. He contributes in several areas of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous and interactive Robotics and is author of about 170 publications. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award. He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, co-chair of the Responsible AI Working group of the Global Partnership in AI.

Hsiao-Hwa Chen National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Hsiao-Hwa Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1991. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books, and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications. He served as the general chair, TPC chair, and symposium chair for many international conferences. He served or is serving as an Editor or Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal. He is the recipient of the best paper award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and the recipient of IEEE 2016 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications from 2012 to 2015. He was an elected Member-at-Large of IEEE ComSoc from 2015 to 2016. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET.

Diane Cook Washington State University, USA

Diane Cook is a Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. Dr. Cook received her B.S. from Wheaton College in 1985, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1987 and 1990. Dr. Cook's research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, time series, robotics, and smart environments. She heads the CASAS smart home project and directs the NSF-funded IGERT program as well as the NIH Training Program in Gerontechnology. She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of FTRA, and a member of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Cook was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics from 2005 to 2009, serves on the editorial board for ten international journals, and has chaired conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, the IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, and the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.

Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

Jack Dongarra holds an appointment as University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee and holds the title of Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Turing Fellow at Manchester University; and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Rice University. He specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. His research includes the development, testing and documentation of high quality mathematical software. He has contributed to the design and implementation of the following open source software packages and systems: EISPACK, LINPACK, the BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, Netlib, PVM, MPI, NetSolve, Top500, ATLAS, and PAPI. He has published approximately 300 articles, papers, reports and technical memoranda and he is coauthor of several books. He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award; IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing; SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing's award for Career Achievement; IEEE Charles Babbage Award; ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award SIAM/ACM Prize in Computation Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

James S. Duncan Yale University, USA

James S. Duncan is the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT. USA. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1982. His research is focused in biomedical image analysis, including segmentation, non-rigid motion deformation/tracking and image-guided intervention/surgery, often based on machine learning strategies. From 1973-1983, he worked for Hughes Aircraft Company, Electro-Optical and Data Systems Group, El Segundo, California, and joined the Yale faculty in 1983. Professor Duncan is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi, is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering(AIMBE) and a Fellow of the MICCAI Society. In 2012, he was named to the "Council of Distinguished Investigators" by the Academy of Radiology Research and in 2014 was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging from 1991-2015, and is a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Image Analysis (Elsevier). Dr. Duncan has served on numerous NIH study sections.

Michelle Effros California Institute of Technology, USA

Michelle Effros received the B.S. degree with distinction in 1989, the M.S. degree in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in 1994, all in electrical engineering from Stanford University. During the summers of 1988 and 1989 she worked at Hughes Aircraft Company, researching modulation schemes, real-time implementations of fast data rate error-correction schemes, and future applications for fiber optics in space technology. She is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology; from 1994 - 2000 she was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; and from 2000 - 2005, Associate Professor. Her research interests include information theory, data compression, communications, pattern recognition, speech recognition, and image processing.Professor Effros received Stanford's Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award (for excellence in engineering) in 1989, the Hughes Masters Full-Study Fellowship in 1989, the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 1990, the AT&T Ph.D. Scholarship in 1993, the NSF CAREER Award in 1995, the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Award in 1997, and the Richard Feynman-Hughes Fellowship in 1997. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and IEEE Information Theory, Signal Processing, and Communications societies. She served as the Editor of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter from 1995-1998, as Co-Chair of the NSF Sponsored Workshop on Joint Source-Channel Coding in 1999, and has been a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society since 1998.

Yuguang (Michael) Fang Yuguang (Michael) Fang University of Florida, USA

Yuguang “Michael” Fang received an MS degree from Qufu Normal University, China in 1987, a PhD degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1994, and a PhD degree from Boston University in 1997. He joined Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida in 2000 and has been a full professor since 2005. He holds a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship (2017-2020, 2006-2009), University of Florida Term Professorship (2017-2019), a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship (Xidian University, Xi’an, China, 2008-2011; Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, 2015-2018), and Overseas Academic Master (Dalian University of Technology, China, 2016-2018). Dr. Fang received the NSF Career Award in 2001, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2002, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc CISTC Technical Recognition Award, the 2014 ComSoc WTC Recognition Award, the Best Paper Award from IEEE ICNP (2006), a 2010-2011 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, and the 2009 UF College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013-2017) and IEEE Wireless Communications (2009-2012), and serves/served on several editorial boards of journals including Proceedings of the IEEE (2018-present), ACM Computing Surveys (2017-present), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2003-2008, 2011-2016), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2000-2011), and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002-2009). He served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’2014 and the Technical Program Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM'2005. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Georges Gielen KU Leuven, Belgium

Georges G.E. Gielen received the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He currently is Full Professor in the MICAS research division at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT). From August 2013 till July 2017 he was appointed as Vice-Rector of KU Leuven, responsible for the entire Group of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, as well as for academic Human Resource Management. His research interests are in the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and especially in analog and mixed-signal CAD tools and design automation. He is a frequently invited speaker/lecturer and coordinator/partner of several (industrial) research projects in this area, including several European projects. He has (co-)authored 10 books and more than 600 papers in edited books, international journals and conference proceedings. He is a 1997 Laureate of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in the discipline of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, and received numerous IEEE awards, including the IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg career award in 2015. He served as President of the IEEE Circuits And Systems society in 2005.

Maya Gokhale Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Maya Gokhale is Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA. Her career spans research conducted in academia, industry, and National Laboratories. Maya received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Her current research interests include near data computing, data intensive architectures and reconfigurable computing. Maya is co-recipient of an R&D 100 award for a C-to-FPGA compiler, co-recipient of three patents related to memory architectures for embedded processors, reconfigurable computing architectures, and cybersecurity, and co-author of more than one hundred technical publications. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Lawrence O. Hall University of South Florida, USA

Lawrence O. Hall is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida and the co- Director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence + X. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Florida State University in 1986 and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1980. He is a fellow of the IEEE. He is a fellow of the AAAS, AIMBE and IAPR. He received the Norbert Wiener award in 2012 and the Joseph Wohl award in 2017 from the IEEE SMC Society. He is a past President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, former EIC of what is now the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and currently a member of the IEEE Publications, Products and Services board (PSPB), serving as Treasurer and part of a joint TAB/PSPB strategic planning committee. His research interests lie in learning from big data, distributed machine learning, medical image understanding, bioinformatics, pattern recognition, modeling imprecision in decision making, and integrating AI into image processing. He continues to explore un and semi-supervised learning using scalable fuzzy approaches. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications in journals, as well as many conference papers and book chapters. He has received over $6M in research funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, DARPA, and NASA.

Christofer Hierold ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Christofer Hierold has been Professor of Micro and Nanosystems at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, since April 2002. Before, he was 12 years in industry, namely with Siemens and Infineon Technologies. He was Head and Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering from 2009 until 2011, and from 2011 until 2014, respectively. He held visiting scientist and visiting professor positions at MIT and at Stanford University, respectively, both in 2015. Christofer Hierold published more than 300 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings (WoS) and he is author or co-author of more than 35 granted or published patents. He was General Chair of TRANSDUCERS 2019, and Co-Chair of MEMS 2009. From 2012 until 2019, he was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Christofer Hierold is Board member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW, and IEEE Fellow.

Adrian Ionescu Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Adrian M. Ionescu is a Full Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received the BS & MS in Electronics and Telecommunications in 1989 from University ‘Politehnica’ Bucharest, Romania. He holds two PhDs: in Microelectronics, from UPB (1994) and in Physics of semiconductors from National Polytechnic Institute Grenoble (1997). He is director of Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory of EPFL, Switzerland. His group pioneered steep slope devices, novel sensors and MEMS resonators for energy efficient Edge AI applications. He published more than 600 articles. He is recipient of IBM Faculty Award 2013 and of André Blondel Medal 2009. In 2015 he was elected member of Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. He received an ERC Awardee (2015). He received the EDL IEEE George Smith Award in 2017. He is an IEEE Fellow and he served as Editor of IEEE TED and as member of PUB committee of EDS.

Pramod Khargonekar University of California, Irvine, USA

Pramod Khargonekar has been on faculty at the University of Florida, the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Irvine. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1997 to 2001 and also held the position of Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Michigan. From 2001 to 2009, he was Dean of the College of Engineering and Eckis Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida till 2016. He also served briefly as Deputy Director of Technology at ARPA-E, U. S. Department of Energy in 2012-13. He served as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation and head of the Directorate of Engineering (ENG) from 2013 till 2016. He is currently the Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Ivine. He has been recognized as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. He is a recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Award, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the American Automatic Control Council’s Donald Eckman Award, the Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellowships, World Automation Congress Honor, the IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award, the IEEE CSS George Axelby Best Paper Award, the Hugo Schuck ACC Best Paper Award, and the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Service Awards from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and AAAS.

Agnieszka Konczykowska ADesign, France

Agnieszka Konczykowska received her M.S. (1971) in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1977) from Warsaw University of Technology. She worked with Warsaw University of Technology (1971-1981) on CAD tools and design methodologies in particular using graph theory, symbolic analysis and artificial intelligence in analog circuit design. From 1981 to 1999 she was with CNET research Laboratory of France Telecom working on tools and methodologies of semiconductor device modeling combined with characterization of passive and active components of integrated circuits. During 1999-2005 she was with Alcatel R&D Laboratory and worked on circuit design (switched-capacitor circuits, microwave circuits, very high speed analog and digital circuits). From 2005 to 2018, she was in charge of microelectronic design activity at III-V Lab, joint laboratory of Nokia Bell Labs, Thales Research and Technology and CEA/Leti, France. She is presently with ADesign working in the domain of components and circuits for telecommunication systems (optical and wireless).

Khaled Letaief Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Dr. Letaief is an internationally recognized leader in wireless communications and networks with research interest in artificial intelligence, mobile cloud and edge computing, resource allocation, 5G systems and beyond. He is currently a Chair Professor and the New Bright Professor of Engineering at HKUST, Hong Kong where he held key positions, including Dean of Engineering, Head of the Electronic and Computer Engineering department, and Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology. He served as consultants for different organizations and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is also well recognized for his dedicated service to professional societies and in particular IEEE where he has served in many leadership positions. These include IEEE Communications Society President, elected member of IEEE Product Services and Publications Board, and IEEE Communications Society Vice-President for Technical Activities. Dr. Letaief is an IEEE Fellow, HKIE Fellow, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and recipient of many honors including 2019 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Best Paper Award; 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award; 2016 IEEE Marconi Prize Award; 2011 IEEE Harold Sobol Award, 2010 Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, and 2007 IEEE Joseph LoCicero Publications Exemplary Award. Dr. Letaief received the BS degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, in December 1984. He received the MS and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, in Aug. 1986, and May 1990, respectively.

James Lyke US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Jim Lyke is a research program manager to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation and an AFRL Fellow. Jim has lead over one hundred in-house and contract research efforts involving advanced microelectronics packaging, radiation-hardened circuits, and scalable, modular, and reconfigurable architectures. He has authored over 150 publications, four receiving best paper awards and has been awarded eleven US patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and associate fellow of AIAA. His BSEE is from the University of Tennessee, MSEE from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and PhD from the University of New Mexico.

Muriel Médard Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Muriel Médard is the Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. From 1995 to 1998, she was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Optical Communications and the Advanced Networking Groups. Professor Médard received B.S. degrees in EECS and in Mathematics in 1989, a B.S. degree in Humanities in 1990, a M.S. degree in EE 1991, and a Sc D. degree in EE in 1995, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Optical Communications and Networking Series of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and the OSA Journal of Optical Networking. She has served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, the Joint special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking on Networking and Information Theory and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security: Special Issue on Statistical Methods for Network Security and Forensics. She serves on the board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society as well as having served as President. She has served as TPC co-chair of ISIT, WiOpt and CONEXT. Professor Médard’s research interests are in the areas of network coding and reliable communications, particularly for optical and wireless networks. She was awarded the 2009 Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking and the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award 2002 [2]. She was co- awarded the Best Paper Award DRCN 2003. She received a NSF Career Award in 2001 and was co-winner 2004 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award, [3] established in 1982 to honor junior faculty members “for distinction in research, teaching and service to the MIT community.” In 2007 she was named a Gilbreth Lecturer by the National Academy of Engineering.

Michal Mrozowski Michał Mrozowski Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Michał 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, Head of the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering and the Director of Center of Excellence for Wireless Communication Engineering and Head of NVIDIA’s CUDA Research Center for Computational Electromagnetics. His research interests are concerned with computational electromagnetics and photonics and microwave engineering. His current work is focused on the development of new fast numerical techniques for solving 2D and 3D boundary value problems in time and frequency domain using multicore architectures and GPU units, automated microwave filter design, microwave filter synthesis, reduced order models for grid based numerical techniques (e.g. FDTD and FEM), surrogate model construction and SPICE model generation Prof. M. Mrozowski is a Fellow of IEEE, member of MTT-1 and MTT-15 Technical Committees, Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy. Prof. Mrozowski is a past vice-dean for research of ETI Faculty, past chairman of the Polish AES/AP/MTT Chapter and in 2004-2005 he served as Associate Editor for IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters He published one book and over 70 peer reviewed papers in IEEE journals. He has developed several modules that were then integrated into commercial microwave CAD software used all over the world and consulted for companies in the US and Canada.

Dalma Novak Octane Wireless, USA

Dalma Novak is VP of Engineering at Octane Wireless (formerly Pharad) where she develops high-performance RF-over-fiber technologies. She received the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with First Class Honors and PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 – 2004 she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at The University of Melbourne, Australia. From July 2000 to January 2001 Dr. Novak was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, and at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. From June 2001 – December 2003 she was a Technical Section Lead at Dorsál Networks, Inc. and later at Corvis Corporation, where she led cross-disciplinary R&D teams developing WDM hardware for long-haul transmission systems. From January – June 2004 she was Professor and Chair of Telecommunications in the EEE Department at The University of Melbourne. Dr. Novak’s research interests include hybrid fiber radio systems, microwave photonics applications, high speed optical communication systems, wireless communications, and antenna technologies and she has published more than 300 papers in these and related areas, including seven book chapters. She was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2007. Dr. Novak is Division X Director for 2021 – 2022 and past President of the IEEE Photonics Society. She is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and a former Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

Damir Novosel Quanta Technology, USA

Damir is president and founder of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US. Dr. Novosel is also an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Novosel is elected to National Academy of Engineers in 2014. He served as IEEE Power and Energy Society President (2016-2017) and Vice President of Technical Activities (2011-2012). He is also a member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate award. He is presently chairing Industry Technical Support Task Force organization responsible for IEEE cooperation with global regulatory agencies. Damir holds 17 US and international patents and published over 140 articles in Transactions, Journals and Proceedings, receiving IEEE PES 2011 and 2013 Prize Paper Awards, and CIGRE distinguished paper award in 2006. He contributed to 5 books. Damir Novosel, IEEE Fellow since 2003, holds PhD and MSc, BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Novosel was selected Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2015.

Manish Parashar University of Utah, USA

Manish Parashar Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, and Professor, School of Computing at the University of Utah. He is currently on an IPA appointment at the National Science Foundation where he is serving as Office Director of the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering and has published extensively in these areas. He has also deployed software systems that are widely used. Manish is the founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has received a number of awards for his research and leadership, and is Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE/IEEE Computer Society. For more information, please visit http://manishparashar.org.

Marios M. Polycarpou University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Marios Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He received the B.A degree in Computer Science and the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and learning control systems, fault diagnosis, machine learning, critical infrastructure systems and smart water networks. He has published more than 350 articles in refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 7 books. He received the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award and the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier). He served as the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012-2013), as the President of the European Control Association (2017-2019), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2004-2010). He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and an Honorary Professor of Imperial College London. His research work has been funded by several agencies and industry in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, the ERC Synergy Grant and the EU Teaming project. He is an elected Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts.

H. Vincent Poor Princeton University, USA

H. Vincent Poor (Ph.D., Princeton 1977) is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. From 1977 until he joined the Princeton faculty in 1990, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During 2006-16, he served as Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has also held visiting appointments at several other universities, including most recently at Stanford and Cambridge. His research interests are primarily in the areas of information theory, statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, with applications in wireless networks, smart grid and related fields. Among his publications in these areas is the recent book Mechanisms and Games for Dynamic Spectrum Allocation (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Dr. Poor is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering and the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society. He has served as the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. In 2002 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2005 he received the IEEE Education Medal. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2016 John Fritz Medal, the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and honorary degrees and professorships from a number of universities.

Zoya Popovic University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Zoya Popovic is a Distinguished Professor and the Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado. She obtained her Dipl.Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her Ph.D. at Caltech. In 2001/03 and 2014, she was a Visiting Professor with the Technical University of Munich, Germany and ISAE in Toulouse, France, respectively. She was a Chair of Excellence at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, in 2018-2019. Prof. Popovic graduated 58 PhDs and currently advises 12 doctoral students. Her research interests are in high-efficiency power amplifiers and transmitters, microwave and millimeter-wave high-performance circuits for communications and radar, medical applications of microwaves, millimeter-wave and THz quasi-optical techniques and wireless powering. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes for best journal papers, the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award, the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, the ASEE/HP Terman Medal and the German Humboldt Research Award. She was elected as foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2006. She was named IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator in 2013 and the University of Colorado Distinguished Research Lecturer in 2015.

Catherine Rosenberg Catherine Rosenberg University of Waterloo, Canada

Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Waterloo. Since June 2010, she holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet. She started her career in ALCATEL, France and then at AT&T Bell Labs., USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member at the ECE Department, Ecole Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of ECE at Purdue University. She joined University of Waterloo on Sept 1st, 2004 as the Chair of the ECE Department for a three-year term. Dr. Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid 2015. She became its president in January 2013. She also became the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) B<>COM on multimedia and networking in 2014. She was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from January 2007 to December 2009. She was an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and served as IEEE Communications Surveys and Series co-Editor for the Series on Adhoc and Sensor Networks for IEEE Communications Magazine. She joined the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE in 2016. She was elected an IEEE Fellow for contributions to resource management in wireless and satellite networks on 2011 and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. She has authored over 150 papers on broadband and wireless networking, traffic engineering and smart grids, and has been granted eight US patents.

Robert Schober Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Robert Schober received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU), Germany, in 2000. From 2002 to 2011 he was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Since January 2012 he is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor and the Chair for Digital Communication at FAU. His research interests fall into the broad areas of Communications, Information Theory, and Signal Processing. Robert received several awards for his work including the 2002 Heinz Maier–Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG), the 2004 Innovations Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research in Mobile Communications, the 2006 UBC Killam Research Prize, the 2007 Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the 2008 Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research from UBC, a 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, and a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In addition, he has received several best paper awards. Robert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and since 2014, he is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communication. Furthermore, he is a Member at Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society.

Mohammad Shahidehpour Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is the Bodine Chair Professor and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology. He fields of expertise include power system operation and control, smart grid research and development, and large-scale integration of renewable energy. His DOE Projects on Perfect Power Systems have converted the entire IIT Campus to an islandable microgrid. Dr. Shahidehpour was the 2009 recipient of the honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, and has served as a research professor in several technical universities globally. He served as the VP of Publications for the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He was the recipient of the IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award, IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, IEEE PES T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award for his contributions to hydrokinetics, and Edison Electric Institute's Power Engineering Educator Award. Dr. Shahidehpour is a Fellow of IEEE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and National Academy of Inventors. He is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher on the Web of Science (ranked in the top 1% by citations demonstrating significant influence among his peers). He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering. His complete biographical sketch is available at http://motor.ece.iit.edu/ms/RESUME.pdf.

Manos Tentzeris Manos Tentzeris Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Professor Tentzeris was born and grew up in Piraeus, Greece. He graduated from Ionidios Model School of Piraeus in 1987 and he received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude) from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece, in 1992 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1993 and 1998.  He is currently a Ken Byers Professor in the area of flexible electronics with the School of ECE, Georgia Tech and he has published more than 600 papers in refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings, 5 books and 25 book chapters. He has served as the Head of the Electromagnetics Technical Interest Group of the School of ECE, Georgia Tech. Also, he has served as the Georgia Electronic Design Center Associate Director for RFID/Sensors research from 2006-2010 and as the GT-Packaging Research Center (NSF-ERC) Associate Director for RF research and the leader of the RF/Wireless Packaging Alliance from 2003-2006. Also, Dr. Tentzeris is the Head of the A.T.H.E.N.A. Research Group (20 students and researchers). He was the 1999 Technical Program Co-Chair of the 54th ARFTG Conference and he is currently a member of the technical program committees of IEEE-IMS, IEEE-AP and IEEE-ECTC Symposia. He was the TPC Chair for the IMS 2008 Conference and the Co-Chair of the ACES 2009 Symposium. He was the General Co-Chair of the 2019 IEEE APS Symposium in Atlanta and the Chairman for the 2005 IEEE CEM-TD Workshop. He was the Chair of IEEE-CPMT TC16 (RF Subcommittee) and he was the Chair of IEEE MTT/AP Atlanta Sections for 2003. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of MTT-15 Committee, an Associate Member of European Microwave Association (EuMA), a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and a member of Commission D, URSI and of the the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is the Founder and Chair of the newly formed IEEE MTT-S TC-24 (RFID Technologies). He is one of the IEEE C-RFID DIstinguished Lecturers and he has served as one IEEE MTT-Distinguished Microwave Lecturers (DML) from 2010-2012.

Isabel Trancoso Isabel Trancoso University of Lisbon, Portugal

Isabel Trancoso is a full professor at IST (Univ. Lisbon), and the President of the Scientific Council of INESC-ID. She received the Licenciado, Mestre, Doutor and Agregado degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST in 1979, 1984, 1987 and 2002, respectively. She was the President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of IST. She was elected Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Member-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors, and President of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association). She chaired the INTERSPEECH 2005 conference. She chaired the IEEE James Flanagan Award Committee, and the ISCA Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee. She was a member of the IEEE Fellows Committee, and Vice-President of the ELRA Board. She currently integrates the ISCA Advisory Council, and chairs both the ISCA Fellow Selection Committee, and the Fellow Evaluation Committee of the Signal Processing Society of IEEE. She received the 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award. She was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2011, and to ISCA Fellow in 2014.

Chi K. (Michael) Tse City University of Hong, Hong Kong

Chi K. Tse received the BEng degree with first class honors and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He is presently Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining City University in October 2019, he was with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he assumed Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (2005-2012) and member of University Council (2013-2015). His research interests include network applications, power electronics and nonlinear systems. He was recipient of a number of research and invention prizes including a few Best Paper Prizes from IEEE and other journals, as well as a Grand Prize in Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (2019). In 2005, 2010 and 2018, he was selected and appointed as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. In 2006 he chaired the IEEE CAS Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems. He serves and has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (2016-2019), IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2013-2016), IEICE Nonlinear Theory and Applications (since 2013); as Editor of IJCTA (2014-2020) and associate editor of a few other IEEE journals. He has served on a number of IEEE committees including the IEEE Fellows Committee and the IEEE Awards Committee, and chaired the Steering Committee for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He has been appointed to honorary professorship and distinguished fellowship by a few Australian, Canadian and Chinese universities, including the Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Honorary Professor of Melbourne University, and Distinguished Professor-at-Large with the University of Western Australia.

Edward Tunstel United Technologies Research Center, USA

Dr. Edward Tunstel is an Associate Director of Robotics in the Autonomous & Intelligent Systems Department of United Technologies Research Center. He joined UTRC in 2017 after a decade at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory where he was a Senior Roboticist in its research department and Intelligent Systems Center, and Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead in its space department. He was with NASA JPL for two decades prior as a Senior Robotics Engineer and Group Leader of its Advanced Robotic Controls Group. He earned B.S. and M.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico. His research interests include mobile robot navigation, autonomous control, cooperative robotics, robotic systems engineering and soft computing applications to autonomous systems. He has authored over 150 publications and co-edited four books in these areas. He worked on the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers mission as both a flight systems engineer responsible for autonomous rover navigation and as rover engineering team lead for mobility and robotic arm subsystems. At APL he was engaged in modular open systems development supporting advanced robotic systems programs, as well as robotics and autonomy research for future national security and space applications. At UTRC, he is engaged in human-collaborative robotics enabling operations within businesses spanning the aerospace and building industries. He is an IEEE Fellow, 2018-2019 President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, NSBE Professionals, and AIAA.

Peter Winzer Nubis Communications, USA

Peter J. Winzer received his Ph.D. (1998) and habilitation (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, joined Bell Labs in New Jersey, USA, in 2000, and was Bell Labs’ global Director of Optical Transmission Systems Research until the end of 2019. In 2020 he started a start-up company of which he currently is the CEO. At Bell Labs, he contributed to many fiber-optic transmission world records and milestone field trials and significantly shaped the evolution of commercial fiber-optic networks and the underlying test & measurement equipment market. He was part of the team estimating the nonlinear Shannon limit of fiber-optic communications in 2007 and has been pioneering coherent spatial multiplexing using multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) techniques to scale optical transport systems. Dr. Winzer holds over 80 granted patents and has published over 500 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. A Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, in some years the only one from an industrial lab in ‘engineering’, he has received several major awards including the 2018 John Tyndall Award. He is a Bell Labs Fellow, a Fellow of the IEEE and of the OSA, and an elected Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. In 2019 he received an honorary doctorate from TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Hoi-Jun Yoo Hoi-Jun Yoo Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo is the full professor of the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and the director of System Design Innovation and Applications Research Center. He graduated from Electronic Department of Seoul National University and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering, KAIST. He was the VCSEL pioneer in Bell Communications Research at Red Bank, NJ, and Manager of DRAM design group at Hyundai Electronics designing from 1M DRAM to 256M SDRAM. From 2003 to 2005, he was the full time Advisor to the Minister of Korean Ministry of Information and Communication for SoC and Next Generation Computing. He published more than 400 papers, wrote 5 books and 6 book chapters, and he holds 20 international and 60 Korean patents. He received numbers of awards including the National Medal for his contribution to Korean Memory Industry in 2011 and the Korean Scientist of the Month award in 2010.

C. Patrick Yue C. Patrick Yue Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Prof. C. Patrick Yue received his B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with highest honors and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is now a Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Between 2014 and 2015, he served as the Associate Provost for Knowledge Transfer of HKUST. His current research interests include optical communication and millimeter-wave system-on-chip design, visible light communication for IoT applications, and wireless power transfer for mobile devices. From 1998 to 2002, Prof. Yue was a co-founder of Atheros Communications (now Qualcomm-Atheros) and held a Consulting Assistant Professor position at Stanford. In 2003, he joined Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he moved to the University of California Santa Barbara and served as a Professor and the Associate Director of Computer Engineering. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and holds 15 U.S. patents. He was a co-recipient of the best student paper awards at the 2003 ISSCC and the 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium. He has served on various IEEE conference committees and was an Editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters and the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society Magazine. He is currently an AdCom Member, the Membership Chair, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society. Prof. Yue is an IEEE Fellow and an OSA Senior Member.