2019 Editorial Board
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
Kofi Makinwa is a Professor at Delft University of Technology, Head of the Microelectronics Department and an IEEE fellow. After studying electrical engineering in Nigeria (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) and The Netherlands (M.E.E.), he spent 10 years as a research scientist at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, before obtaining a Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and joining academia. His main research interests are in the design of analog circuits, smart sensors and sensor interfaces. This has resulted in 10+ books, 25+ patents and 200+ publications. At the 60th anniversary of ISSCC (the flagship conference of the Solid-State Circuits Society), he was recognized as one of its top ten contributing authors. Together with his students, he has received 14 best paper awards from various IEEE conferences and journals. He is an alumnus of the Young academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
Dr. Nelson Martins is Assistant to the Director General of CEPEL and active in IEEE-PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee and CIGRÉ SC C2. His research interests include: small- signal stability, large-scale eigenvalue methods, controller design, power flow controls, FACTS & HVDC controls, power system harmonics, model reduction, blackouts and system restoration. He was elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2015 and received the 2015 IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award.
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 . 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,  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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabor C. Temes received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1961, and an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, in 1991. He held academic positions at the Technical University of Budapest, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He worked in industry at Northern Electric R&D Laboratories, Ottawa, Canada, as well as at Ampex Corp. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of UCLA, and a Professor at Oregon State University. He coedited and coauthored many papers and books; the most recent one is Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters, 2nd ed. (IEEE Press/Wiley, 2005). Dr. Temes received many teaching and research awards. He received the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award in 1998, the 2006 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award. He received the 2017 Semiconductor Iindustry Association - SRC University Researcher Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Stefano Galli received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome (Italy). He currently is a Lead Scientist in the New Jersey Research Center of Futurewei Technologies. Previously, he has served as Director in ASSIA and Panasonic, and as Senior Scientist in Bellcore (now Ericsson). He currently Chairs the ITU-T Q15/15 “Communications for Smart Grid” standardization group. He is co-inventor of 27 issued/pending patents, co-author of 110+ papers, co-author of one book and five book chapters, and co-recipient of three IEEE best paper awards including the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Best Paper Award. He is currently serving as the IEEE Fellow Committee Chair and the IEEE Communications Society Vice-President for Industry and Standards. He has also served as the first Chair and Founder of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Powerline Communications.
Jay Giri is an Independent Consultant with GGM Consulting - a sole proprietorship. Former Director of GE Grid Software Solutions and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. In 1978, Jay and 11 other engineers co-founded ESCA in Bellevue, WA. Over time, ESCA became Alstom Grid and eventually GE Grid Solutions in 2015. Jay created the software for the ESCA automatic generation control (AGC) and dispatcher training simulator (DTS). Today this AGC controls over 50% of North American generation and in many other countries, and the DTS is one of the predominant simulators used worldwide. B.Tech – IIT Madras (Siemens gold medalist). PhD – Clarkson University, NY. IEEE Fellow 2002. IEEE Power & Energy Society Governing Board 2011-2016. Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences 2015. Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2017: “for contributions to utility control center technologies to enhance grid situational awareness and reliability.”
Dr. Rajiv V. Joshi is a key technical lead at T. J. Watson research center, IBM. He received his B.Tech I.I.T (Bombay, India), M.S (M.I.T) and Dr. Eng. Sc. (Columbia University).. He received 3 Outstanding Technical Achievement (OTAs), 3 highest Corporate Patent Portfolio awards for licensing contributions, and has over 235 US patents and over 354 including international patents. He has authored and co-authored over 200 papers. He has given over 50 invited/keynote talks and given several Seminars. He is awarded prestigious IEEE Daniel Noble award for 2018 and Industrial pioneer award from IEEE CAS. He is IEEE, ISQED and World Technology Network fellow.
Gabriele Manganaro holds a Dr.Eng. and a Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Catania, Italy. In 1994-95, he did research with ST Microelectronics and in 1996-97 at Texas A&M University. He worked in data converters' IC design at Texas Instruments, Engim Inc, and as Design Director at National Semiconductor. Since 2010 he has been with Analog Devices, as an Engineering Director for High-Speed Data Converters, and more recently as a Technology Director for the Communication Products Division. He served in the technical sub-committee for Data Converters of the ISSCC for 7 years. He was Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems - Part II and then Associate Editor, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and finally Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems - Part I. He co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, three books (notably “Advanced Data Converters”, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been granted 17 US patents. He was recipient of the 1999 IEEE Circuits and Systems Outstanding Young Author Award and the 2007 IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award. He is an IEEE Fellow (2016), a Fellow of the IET (2009), Member of the scientific honor society Sigma Xi and was with the Board of Governors for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2016-18). He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2019-20) and a recurring guest lecturer for professional courses in data converters design and mixed-signal design at the University of Oxford (UK).
Dalma Novak is Vice President of Engineering at Pharad, LLC located in Hanover, MD, USA, where she develops high-performance RF-over-Fiber technologies. She has over 25 years of experience in the fields of optical and wireless communications and was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2007. 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 Dr. Novak 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 she 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. She has published more than 300 papers in these and related areas, including seven book chapters. Dr. Novak was President of the IEEE Photonics Society during 2014 – 2015. She is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters as well as for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.
Nalini Ratha is a Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, M.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering also from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph. D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He has authored more than 100 research papers in the area of biometrics and has been co-chair of several leading biometrics conferences and served on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. on PAMI, IEEE Trans. on SMC-B, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition journal. He has co-authored a popular book on biometrics entitled Guide to Biometrics and also co-edited two books entitled Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems and Advances in Biometrics: Sensors, Algorithms and Systems. He has offered tutorials on biometrics technology at leading IEEE conferences and also teaches courses on biometrics and security. He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IAPR and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He has been an adjunct professor at IIIT Delhi, Cooper Union and NYU. During 2011-2012 he was the president of the IEEE Biometrics Council. At IBM, he has received several awards including a Research Division Award, Outstanding Innovation Award and Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award along with several patent achievement awards. Recently he was designated as an IBM Master Inventor. His research interests include biometrics, pattern recognition and computer vision.