Tülay Adali received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in 1992 and joined the faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, the same year. She is currently a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UMBC. She has been very active in conference and workshop organizations. She was the general or technical co-chair of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) and Neural Networks for Signal Processing Workshops 2001−2008, and helped organize a number of conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). She has served or currently serving on numerous editorial boards and technical committees of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. She was the Technical Program Chair for MLSP, 2003−2005, 2011−2013, and for ICASSP 2017. Prof. Adali is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIMBE, a Fulbright Scholar, recipient of a 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2013 University System of Maryland Regents' Award for Research, and an NSF CAREER Award. She was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 and 2013. Her current research interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, machine learning, and and applications in medical image analysis and fusion.
Moeness G. Amin received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, in 1984. He joined Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, in 1985, where he is now the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications. He has over 700 journal and conference publications in signal processing theory and applications. He coauthored 20 book chapters and is the editor of the three books Through the Wall Radar Imaging, Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar, and Radar for Indoor Monitoring (Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, 2011, 2014, and 2017, respectively). Dr. Amin is a Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the European Association for Signal Processing. He is a Recipient of the 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the 2009 Individual Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing, the IEEE Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the 2010 NATO Scientific Achievement Award, the 2010 Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award, the Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1997, and the IEEE Philadelphia Section Award in 1997. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2003–2004), and is currently the Chair of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts.
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.
Silvio E. Barbin received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil, in 1974 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the same institution. He worked for AEG-Telefunken in Germany and Brazil and served as CTO of Microline RF-Multiplexers and Deputy Director of Center for Information Technology RenatoArcher from the Ministery of Science and Technology in Brazil. He was a research scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and a research professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. He has published more than 90 papers in conferences and journals. In 1987 he joined the Telecommunications and Control Engineering Department at University of Sao Paulo, where he is a Professor in Electromagnetics and other related subjects. His research interests are in the areas of cognitive radio, reconfigurable and smart antennas, microwave circuits, and electromagnetic modeling. Dr. Barbin is a co-founder of the Brazilian Microwave Society and a member of several other scientific societies. He was honored professor for a number of times at his university. He is a member-at-large of the Products Services Publications Board and an Associated Editor for Antennas Wireless and Propagation Letters.
Dr. Sankar Basu is a program Director at the NSF. Prior to NSF he was at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He has visited the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, and the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) for extended periods. During 2012 he served as an Embassy Science Fellow at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany on detail to the State Department. At NSF his primary responsibility includes Design Automation for Micro and Nano- Electronic systems. Most recently, he co-chaired the OSTP committee on Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing and has been involved with the Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures program in response to the OSTP Grand Challenge mentioned above. Dr. Basu's own research interests had been in the general area of circuits, systems, signal processing and machine learning including cyber physical systems. He authored over one hundred refereed publications, a dozen patents, edited several volumes, and has given keynote talks at a number of international conferences. He served on editorial boards of about 10 journals including being the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and currently serves on the editorial board of Proceedings of the IEEE. He has organized and chaired, several major conferences including a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Statistical Learning and Applications, resulting in a co-edited the book, Advances in Learning Theory: Methods, Models, and Applications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the AAAS.
Jón Atli Benediktsson received the Cand.Sci. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, in 1984, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He is currently President/Rector of the University of Iceland and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in remote sensing, biomedical analysis of signals, pattern recognition, image processing, and signal processing, and he has published extensively in those fields. Prof. Benediktsson was the 2011-2012 President of the IEEE Geoscience and and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and has been on the GRSS AdCom since 2000. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) from 2003 to 2008 and has served as Associate Editor of TGRS since 1999 and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing.Letters since 2003. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS) 2007-2010. Prof. Benediktsson is a co-founder of the biomedical start up company Oxymap. Dr. Benediktsson has received many awards for his research papers. He received the Stevan J. Kristof Award from Purdue University in 1991 as outstanding graduate student in remote sensing. In 1997, Dr. Benediktsson was the recipient of the Icelandic Research Council's Outstanding Young Researcher Award, in 2000, he was granted the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, in 2004, he was a co-recipient of the University of Iceland's Technology Innovation Award, in 2006 he received the yearly research award from the Engineering Research Institute of the University of Iceland, and in 2007, he received the Outstanding Service Award from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SPIE.
Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a Professor and the Hydro One Endowed Chair at the ECE Department of the University of Waterloo, where he has held different academic and leadership positions since 1993. His highly cited research activities focus on modeling, simulation, computation, stability, control, and optimization issues in power and energy systems in the context of competitive energy markets, smart grids, and microgrids. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the Royal Society of Canada, and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal and of other various awards and recognitions from IEEE-PES Technical Committees and Working Groups, in which he has held several leadership positions.
Kun-Shan Chen received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990. From 1992 to 2014, he was on the faculty of National Central University, Taiwan, where he held a distinguished chair professorship from 2008-2014. He joined the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences under the 1000 Talent Program in 2014, where his research interests include electromagnetic wave scattering and emission, imaging and sensing theory, remote sensing image processing, data analytics and information retrieval. He has authored and co-authored over 300 referred journal and conference papers, contributed 7 book chapters, co-author (with A. K. Fung) of “Microwave Scattering and Emission Models for Users”, Artech House, 2010, and author of “Principles of Synthetic Aperture Radar: A System Simulation Approach,” CRC Press, 2015. His academic activities include as a Guest Editor for the IEEE TGARS 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), URSI Council committee member, 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). A Fellow of IEEE, Dr. Chen has served as a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE since 2014.
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.
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.
Yogesh B. Gianchandani received a B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on microelectronics and MEMS. He is presently a Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, with a primary appointment in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and a courtesy appointment in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He also serves as the Director for the Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS). Dr. Gianchandani’s research interests include all aspects of design, fabrication, and packaging of micromachined sensors and actuators. He has published about 250 papers in journals and conferences and has about 30 US patents issued or pending. He was a Chief Co-Editor of Comprehensive Microsystems: Fundamentals, Technology, and Applications, published in 2008. He serves several journals as an editor or a member of the editorial board, and served as a General Co-Chair for the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in 2002. From 2007 to 2009 he also served at the National Science Foundation as the program director for Micro and Nano Systems within the Electrical, Communication, and Cyber Systems Division (ECCS). Dr. Gianchandani is a Fellow of IEEE.
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.
Mike Golio has held a variety of positions in both the microwave and semiconductor industries, and within academia. As Director of Engineering at both Rockwell Collins and Motorola, he directed large R&D organizations, coordinated corporate IP policy, and chaired committees to achieve successful corporate spin-offs. Mike was responsible for pioneering work in the area of large signal microwave device characterization and modeling. After completion of his PhD from North Carolina State University, he served as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University where he developed a microwave characterization and modeling laboratory and conducted research in nonlinear modeling. He later directed a microwave characterization and modeling group for Motorola. This work resulted in numerous publications including 1 book and a commercially available software package. The IEEE recognized his work by making Dr. Golio a Fellow of the Institute in 1996. He is inventor or co-inventor on 15 patents. Dr. Golio has served in a variety of volunteer roles for IEEE and the IEEE MTT-Society including: Member of the Fellows Committee, Member of PRAC, Chair of MTT Membership Services Committee, Founding Co-editor of IEEE Microwave Magazine, and MTT-Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is author of hundreds of technical papers, book chapters, presentations and editor of eight engineering handbooks. He has also authored Engineering Your Retirement.. He has been the recipient of both the IEEE MTT-Society’s N. Walter Cox Award and the IEEE MTT Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the Executive Director of the Duke Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility, a Duke shared cleanroom and characterization facility. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the OSA. Her awards include an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal, and the IEEE/HP Harriet B. Rigas Medal. She has published over 200 refereed journal and conference publications, and has 7 issued patents. The Jokerst group focuses on modeling, fabrication, and test of optoelectronic materials and devices, heterogenous integration, optical system design, optoelectronic device and system design, and biophotonic instrumentation for medical applications.
Takeo Kanade is the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics and the director of Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974. After holding a faculty position in the Department of Information Science, Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. He was the Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001. He also founded the Digital Human Research Center in Tokyo and served as the founding director from 2001 to 2010. Dr. Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi‐media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors. He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in these areas and holds more than 20 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Kanade has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, a Founding Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the former and founding editor of International Journal of Computer Vision. Awards he received include the Franklin Institute Bower Prize, ACM/AAAI Newell Award, Okawa Award, C&C Award, Tateishi Grand Prize, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award, FIT Accomplishment Award, and IEEE PAMI‐TC Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Accomplishment Award.
Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1987. He has been on the Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Dr. Kumar served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2000-2004. He directed the GRASP Laboratory, a multidisciplinary robotics and perception laboratory, from 1998-2004. He was the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from 2005-2008. He served as the Deputy Dean for Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2008-2012. He then served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2012 – 2013). Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2003), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2005) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2013). Dr. Kumar’s research interests are in robotics, specifically multi-robot systems, and micro aerial vehicles. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the Springer Tract in Advanced Robotics (STAR). He is the recipient of the 1991 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator award, the 1996 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (University of Pennsylvania), the 1997 Freudenstein Award for significant accomplishments in mechanisms and robotics, the 2012 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award, the 2012 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award , a 2012 World Technology Network Award, and a 2014 Engelberger Robotics Award. He has won best paper awards at DARS 2002, ICRA 2004, ICRA 2011, RSS 2011, and RSS 2013, and has advised doctoral students who have won Best Student Paper Awards at ICRA 2008, RSS 2009, and DARS 2010. More information about Kumar’s research can be found in his TED talks.
Joy Laskar is co-founder and CTO and SVP at Maja Systems, a gigabit wireless connectivity and sensor company in Silicon Valley and a Partner at Anayas360, an investment and advisory group in Silicon Valley, which he co-founded after serving two years at InSite Partners. From 1992 to 2011, Dr. Laskar held faculty positions at the University of Hawaii, HI, USA, and at Georgia Tech (GT), GA, USA. At GT, he was the Schlumberger Chair in Microelectronics and founded the Georgia Electronic Design Center. Dr. Laskar’s technical expertise and research contributions are at the intersection of Radio Frequency Electronics, Analog Electronics and Electromagnetics. He has co-authored five textbooks and has published more than 600 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 60 patents (issued or pending), and graduated 41 Ph.D. students. He has presented more than 50 invited or plenary talks and received nine best-paper awards. Dr. Laskar’s research has developed four product/technology segments: GaAs high performance EVM power amplifiers (designed in on the Intel Centrino Platform), CMOS Equalizer/Retimer Solution (designed in on the Apple Thunderbolt), CMOS RF Amplifier, Antenna Impedance Tuner for LTE (Qualcomm RF360), and Low-Power mmW Gigabit Wireless (for backhaul and wireless docking). The economic impact of these developments is more than $1 billion.
Insup Lee is the Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of PRECISE Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He received the B.S. in Mathematics with Honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests include cyber physical systems (CPS), real-time systems, embedded systems, formal methods and tools, medical device systems, run-time verification, assurance cases, and trust management. The theme of his research activities has been to assure and improve the correctness, safety, and timeliness of life-critical embedded systems. In collaboration with his colleagues and students, he has been working on: Temporal Scope and Timed Atomic Commitment for real-time systems; specification, analysis, and testing techniques based on real-time process algebra (ACSR); a hierarchical specification language for hybrid systems (CHARON); the first runtime verification (RV) system called (MaC) that that can be used to assure the correctness of a running system through monitoring and checking of safety and QoS properties; compositional analysis techniques for hierarchical real-time systems (CARTS); high-confidence medical device software and systems (HCMDSS); and quantitative trust management (QTM) that combines policy-based trust management with reputation-based trust management. His papers received the five best paper awards in conferences. Recently, he has been working in medical cyber-physical systems and security of cyber physical systems. He has served on various steering and advisory committees of technical societies, including CPSWeek, ESWeek, ACM SIGBED, IEEE TC-RTS, RV, ATVA. He has served on the editorial boards on the several scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computers, Formal Methods in System Design, Journal of ACM, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, and Real-Time Systems Journal. He is a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of KIISE Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE) since Sept 2007. He was a member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Networking and Information Technology (NIT). He is IEEE fellow and received IEEE TC-RTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in 2008.
James C. Lyke (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA in 1984, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, USA in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA in 2004. He was in active duty military service with the U.S. Air Force from 1984 through 1995. Since 1990, he has supported the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate Laboratory, 1990–1991, and Phillips Laboratory, 1991–1998), in a number of capacities. He is currently technical advisor to the AFRL Space Electronics Branch (Space Vehicles Directorate) and an AFRL Fellow since 2008. He has lead over 100 in-house and contract research efforts involving two- and three-dimensional advanced packaging, radiation-hardened microelectronics, and scalable, reconfigurable computational and systems architectures, with recent emphasis on modularity and the rapid formation of complex systems. He has authored over 100 publications (journal and conference papers, book chapters, and technical reports), four receiving best paper awards, and he has been awarded 11 U.S. patents. Dr. Lyke is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and serves on the AIAA Computer Systems Technical Committee. He was selected as recipient of the Federal Laboratory Consortium award for Excellence in Technology Transfer in 1992 and twice for the U.S. Air Force Science and Engineering Award in Exploratory and Advanced Technology Development (1997 and 2000).
Jianguo Ma received the B. Sc. degree from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, in 1982, and doctoral degree in engineering from Duisburg University, Duisburg, Germany. He was with Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Halifax, NS, Canada from April 1996 to September 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow. He was with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, from October 1997 to November 2005 as a faculty member, where he was also the founding director of the Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems, NTU. From December 2005 to Oct. 2009, he was with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China. He is the Technical Director for Tianjin IC Design Center since Nov 2008 concurrently. Dr Ma served as the Dean of School of Electronic Information Engineering of Tianjin University in Oct 2009~Aug 2016, Founding director of the Center for IC & Computing Systems of Tianjin in 2010~2016, Founding director for the Institute of Ocean Engineering of Tianjin University since April 2014, Founding director for the Key Lab on Microelectronic Technologies for Imaging & Sensing in 2015 and Director for the International Joint Research Center on IoT of Tianjin since 2015. He is now with Guangdong University of Technology of China. His research interests are: Microwave Electronics; Microwave Electronics and RFIC Applications; Microwave and THz Microelectronic Systems; as well as Industrial Internet-of-Things. In these areas, he has published 300 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, 7 U.S. patents granted and 40 filed/granted China patents, and 4 books. Dr. Ma served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from January 2004 to December 2005. Dr. Ma is the Changjiang Professor awarded by the Ministry of Education of China, he is also the Distinguished Young Investigator awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was the member for IEEE University Program ad hoc Committee (2011~2013). He is the Fellow of IEEE.
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, 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.
Dr. Nagle is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNC & NCSU. He was the Founding Chair of the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2003 to 2009. Dr. Nagle is widely published in data acquisition and signal processing, is coauthor of textbooks in digital logic design and digital control systems, and co-edited a handbook on machine olfaction. In recent years, he has focused his research on machine olfaction and experimented with its use in food processing, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnostics. Dr. Nagle received the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Alabama, the PhD degree (Electrical Engineering) from Auburn University, and the MD degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He served as IEEE President in 1994. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Sensors Journal from 2003 to 2009, and is currently Past President of the IEEE Sensors Council. He is a registered professional engineer.
Arokia Nathan (FIEEE, FIET) holds the Professorial Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following post-doctoral years at LSI Logic Corp., USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the University of Waterloo where he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology and subsequently the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. He was a recipient of the 2001 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2006, he moved to the UK to take up the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, where he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He has held Visiting Professor appointments at the Physical Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zürich and the Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK. He has published over 500 papers in the field of sensor technology and CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has over 60 patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.
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.
Marian W. Pospieszalski was awarded the M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Warsaw Institute of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, in 1967 and 1976, respectively. From 1967 to 1984, Dr. Pospieszalski was with the Institute of Electronics Fundamentals, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), during which time he held visiting positions with the Electronics Research Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley (1977-1978), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Charlottesville, VA (1978-1979), and the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1982-1984). Since 1984, he has been with the NRAO Central Development Laboratory, presently as Scientist with tenure. His research interests are in the fields of microwave, millimeter-wave, and high-speed circuits and systems. Dr. Pospieszalski has authored or co-authored over one hundred journals and conference papers. He has been a member of the IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Editorial Board since 1987 and Proceedings of IEEE Editorial Board since January 2013. Since 1992, Dr. Pospieszalski has been a member of the IEEE MTT Society Technical Committee on Microwave Low-Noise Techniques, serving as Chair of that Committee from 2001-2004. He has also been a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Microwave Symposium since 1992, a member of URSI Commissions D and J, and has served as a reviewer for many journals. Dr. Pospieszalski was elected Fellow of IEEE in 1992. He received in 2002, the NRAO Distinguished Performance Award and in 2006, the Microwave Application Award from IEEE MTT Society.
Anders Rantzer received a PhD in 1991 from KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. After postdoctoral positions at KTH and at IMA, University of Minnesota, he joined Lund University in 1993 and was appointed professor of Automatic Control in 1999. The academic year of 2004/05 he was visiting associate faculty member at Caltech and 2015/16 he was Taylor Family Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Minnesota. Since 2008 he coordinates the Linnaeus center LCCC at Lund University. Rantzer has been associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and several other journals. He is a winner of the SIAM Student Paper Competition, the IFAC Congress Young Author Price and the IET Premium Award for the best article in IEE Proceedings - Control Theory & Applications during 2006. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. For the period 2013-15 he was also chairman of the Swedish Scientific Council for Natural and Engineering Sciences. His research interests are in modeling, analysis and synthesis of control systems, with particular attention to uncertainty, optimization and distributed control.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed is the founder of Wireless @ Virginia Tech, and served as its Director until 2014. He is the Founding Faculty member of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and served as its interim Director when founded in 2010. His book, Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Design was published by Prentice Hall and his latest textbook Cellular Communications: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide was published by Wiley-IEEE in 2014. He is co-founder of Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), a company commercializing of the cognitive radio technologies; Allied Communications, a company developing spectrum sharing technologies; and for PFP Cybersecurity, a company specializing in security for embedded systems. In 2005, Dr. Reed became Fellow to the IEEE for contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education. In 2013 he was awarded the International Achievement Award by the Wireless Innovations Forum. In 2012 he served on the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology Working Group that examine ways to transition federal spectrum for commercial use. Dr. Reed is a member CSMAC a group that provides advice to the NTIA on spectrum issues.
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 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.
Gianluca Setti received a Dr. Eng. degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Bologna in 1992 and in 1997, respectively, for his contribution to the study of neural networks and chaotic systems. From May 1994 to July 1995 he was with the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems (LANOS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) as visiting researcher. Since 1997 he has been with the School of Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy, where he is currently a Professor of Circuit Theory and Analog Electronics. He held several position as Visiting Professor/Scientist at EPFL (2002, 2005), UCSD (2004), IBM T. J. Watson Laboratories (2004, 2007) and at the University of Washington in Seattle (2008, 2010) and is also a permanent faculty member of ARCES, University of Bologna. His research interests include nonlinear circuits, recurrent neural networks, implementation and application of chaotic circuits and systems, statistical signal processing, electromagnetic compatibility, and compressive sensing. He has served as an Associate Editor for several issues of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, was the Deputy-Editor-in-Chief, for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2004-2007) and Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part II (2006-2007) and of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I (2008-2009). He also served in the editorial Board of IEEE Access (2013-2015). In 2006 he was elected Fellow of the IEEE for "contributions to application of nonlinear dynamics to communications, signal processing, and information technology". He is co-editor of several books including Chaotic Electronics in Telecommunications, (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2000), Circuits and Systems for Future Generation of Wireless Communications (Springer, 2009) and Design and Analysis of Biomolecular Circuits (Springer, 2011).
Roberto Sorrentino is a Professor at University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. His research activities have been concerned with numerical methods and CAD techniques for passive microwave structures, and with the analysis and design of microwave and millimetre-wave circuits including filters and antennas, the design of Radio Frequency Microelectromechanical Systems (RF-MEMS) and their applications on tuneable and reconfigurable circuits and antennas. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 technical papers in international journals and 200 refereed conference papers. He has edited a book for IEEE Press (Numerical Methods for Passive Microwave Structures, 1989) and co-authored four books: Advanced Modal Analysis (with M. Guglielmi and G. Conciauro), J. Wiley, 2000; RF and Microwave Engineering (in Italian) (with G. Bianchi) McGrawHill, 2006; Electronic Filter Simulation and Design (with G. Bianchi) McGrawHill, 2007, RF and Microwave Engineering, (with G. Bianchi) J. Wiley, 2010. In 1990 he has become a Fellow of the IEEE “for contribution to the modelling of planar and quasi-planar microwave and millimetre-wave circuits”. He has received several international awards and recognitions: in 1993 the IEEE MTT-S Meritorious Service Award, in 2000 the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, in 2004 the Distinguished Educator Award from IEEE MTT-S, in 2010 the Distinguished Service Award from the European Microwave Association, in 2012, together with S. Bastioli and C. Tomassoni, the Microwave prize for the paper “A New Class of Waveguide Dual-Mode Filters Using TM and Nonresonating Modes”. In 2015 he was awarded the Microwave Career Award from the IEEE MTT-Society.
Prof. Ioannis Stavrakakis (IEEE Fellow,) is Professor in the Dept of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and his PhD in the same field from University of Virginia, USA. He served as Assistant Professor in CSEE, University of Vermont (USA), 1988-1994; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston (USA), 1994-1999; Associate Professor of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), 1999-2002; and as Professor since 2002. His research has been published in over 220 scientific journals and conference proceedings and was funded by USA-NSF, DARPA, GTE, BBN and Motorola (USA) as well as Greek and European Union (IST, FET, FIRE) funding agencies. He has received 2 Marie-Curie grants for training post and has supervised about 20 Ph.D. graduates. He has served repeatedly in NSF and EU-IST research proposal review panels and involved in the TPC and organization of numerous conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM, ITC and IFIP societies. He has served as chairman of IFIP WG6.3 and elected officer for IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). He has been in the editorial board of Proceedings of IEEE (2015-), Computer Communications (2008-), IEEE/ACM transactions on Networking, ACM /Springer Wireless Networks and Computer Networks journals. He has served as head of the Communications and Signal Processing Division, Director of Graduate Studies and Dept Chair.
A. Murat Tekalp received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He has been with Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, from 1984 to 1987, and with the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, from July 1987 to June 2005, where he was promoted to Distinguished University Professor. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. He served as Dean of Engineering between 2010-2013. His research interests are in digital image and video processing, including video compression and streaming, video filtering, super-resolution, video analysis, multi-view and 3D video processing. Prof. Tekalp is a Fellow of IEEE. He has been elected a member of Academia Europaea. He was named Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the TUBITAK Science Award (highest scientific award in Turkey) in 2004 and Koç University Outstanding Faculty Award in 2016. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP journal Signal Processing: Image Communication published by Elsevier between 1999-2010. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing (1990-1992) and IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (1994-1996). He has been on the editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2007-2010). He is serving in the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the IEEE since 2014. He has chaired the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing between Jan. 1996 - Dec. 1997. He was also a Founding member of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing in 1997 and served in the committee until 2002. Prof. Tekalp was the General Chair of IEEE ICIP 2002. He authored the Prentice Hall book Digital Video Processing (1995), the substantially revised second edition of which is published in 2015.
Rod Tucker is a Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has previously held positions at the Plessey Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Agilent Technologies. He has served as the Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and as Treasurer and Vice-President Publications of the IEEE Photonics Society. Rod was Founding Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications and the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society. His research interests include energy-efficient telecommunications technologies and applications of broadband technologies for the benefit of society.
Ching-Kuang Clive Tzuang received a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1977; an M.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1980; and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA, in 1986. From 1981 to 1984, he was with TRW, Redondo Beach, CA, USA. He became an associate professor at Institute of Communication Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1986, and a full professor in 1991, and Acer-Endowed Chair 1999-2001. He joined the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, in February 2004, and became Professor Emeritus in January 2012. Since February 2012, he was invited to Tianjin University, China, as a distinguished professor.
Jan Van der Spiegel is a Professor of the Electrical and Systems Engineering, and the Director of the Rachleff Scholar’s program. He was elected President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society (2016-2017). Dr. Van der Spiegel received his Masters degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1974 and 1979, respectively. His primary research interests are in mixed-mode VLSI design, CMOS vision sensors for polarization imaging, biologically based image sensors and sensory information processing systems, and brain-machine interface electronics. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers, and is the co-author of 8 U.S. patents. He is a fellow of the IEEE, received the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, and is the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Education Chair and the Bicentennial Class of 1940 Term Chair. He received the Christian and Mary Lindback Foundation, and the S. Reid Warren Award for Distinguished Teaching, the IBM Young Faculty Development Award and the Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has served on several IEEE program committees (IEDM, ICCD, ISCAS and ISSCC) and was the technical program chair of the 2007 International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC 2007).
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 NSF 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. He has authored/co-authored numerous papers in these areas, and co-authored Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation, 4th Edition (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001). Prof. Weisshaar is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Sally L. Wood received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University with a minor in psychology driven by interest in the electrophysiological basis of perception. Currently she is the Thomas J. Bannan Professor in Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1985. She has served three three-year terms as chair of that department over a period of 16 years. She is a fellow of the IEEE, and her academic research in signal and image processing has included computational imaging, super-resolution, image reconstruction from projection measurements, three dimensional modeling from image data, and adaptive signal processing for medical and communications applications. Prior joining the faculty at Santa Clara University Dr. Wood worked in research and development in medical imaging, neural systems modeling, and development of automatic reading systems at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development Center and at a number of companies. In addition, she was a member of the electrical engineering faculty at Cornell University for a year before relocating to California. From 2008 to 2010 she served as a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Engineering Directorate’s Division of Engineering Education and Research Centers. Dr. Wood has always had a deep interest laboratory development and effective adaptation of new technology and new understanding of learning to improve engineering education. In 2014 she received the Brutocao Family Foundation Award for Curriculum Innovation at Santa Clara University in recognition of a three year design and deployment of a new course for all freshmen engineering students in all majors. In 2009 she received the ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division Distinguished Educator Award. She has served as a program evaluator for ABET for both national and international accreditation visits, and she has been active in the IEEE serving as VP of Awards and Membership for the Signal Processing Society, a member of the board of governors for both SPS and EMBS, and a member of several awards and medal committees.
Lixia Zhang is a professor in the Computer Science Department of UCLA. She received her Ph.D in computer science from MIT and was a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC before joining UCLA in 1995. She is a fellow of ACM and IEEE, the recipient of IEEE Internet Award, and the holder of UCLA Jon Postel Chair in Computer Science. Since 2010 she has been leading the effort on the design and development of Named Data Networking, a new Internet protocol architecture.