Invited Speech

Prof. Ahmed Abdelgawad, IEEE Northeast Michigan Section Chair
Central Michigan University, USA

Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad received his M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and 2011 and subsequently joined IBM as a Design Aids & Automation Engineering Professional at Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In Fall 2012 he joined Central Michigan University as a Computer Engineering Assistant Professor. In Fall 2022, Dr. Abdelgawad was promoted to the rank of Professor. He is a senior member of IEEE. His area of expertise is Internet of Things (IoT), distributed computing for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), data fusion techniques for WSN, low power embedded system, digital signal processing, Robotics, RFID, Localization, VLSI, and FPGA design. He has published two books and more than 100 articles in related journals and conferences. Dr. Abdelgawad served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences, including IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, and IEEE Transactions on I&M, Springer, Elsevier, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE SAS, and IEEE MWSCAS. He severed in the organizing committees of IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICIP, IEEE SiPS, IEEE MWSCAS, and GIoTS. In addition, he taught many short IoT courses in different countries. He was the keynote speakers for many international conferences and conducted many webinars. He is currently the IEEE Northeast Michigan section chair and IEEE SPS Internet of Things (IoT) SIG Member. In addition, Dr. Abdelgawad served as a PI and Co-PI for several funded grants from NSF.


Prof. Haixin Sun
Xiamen University, China


Prof. Qingchun Chen
Guangzhou University, China

Qingchun Chen received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (with Hons.) from Chongqing University, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, the Ph.D. degree from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 2004. He was with Southwest Jiaotong University from 2004 to 2018. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the SEAS, Harvard University. He is currently a Professor with Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, where he is the Deputy Dean of School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, the Director of the Research Center of Intelligent Communication Engineering, Huangpu Research & Graduate School. He has authored and coauthored over 130 research articles, two book chapters, and over 40 patents. His research interest includes wireless communication, wireless network, information coding, and signal processing. He was the recipient of the 2016 IEEE GLOBECOM Best paper award.


Prof. Li Wang,
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Li Wang (S'08-M'14-SM'16) received the Ph.D. degree from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2009. She is currently a Full Professor with the School of Computer Science(National Pilot Software Engineering School, BUPT, where she is also an Associate Dean and heads the High Performance Computing and Networking Laboratory. She is also a member of the Key Laboratory of the Universal Wireless Communications, Ministry of Education, China. She also held Visiting Positions with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA, from December 2013 to January 2015, and with the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, from August to November 2015 and July to August 2018. She has authored/coauthored almost 70 journal papers and four books. Her current research interests include wireless communications, distributed networking and storage, vehicular communications, social networks, and edge AI. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Computer Networks, and China Communications. She was the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking,the Symposium Chair of IEEE ICC 2019 on Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium and a Tutorial Chair of IEEE VTC 2019-fall. She also serves as the vice chair of Meetings and Conference Committee (MCC) for IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific Board (APB) for the term of 2020-2021, and chairs the special interest group (SIG) on Sensing, Communications, Caching, and Computing (C3) in Cognitive Networks for IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. She was the recipient of the 2013 Beijing Young Elite Faculty for Higher Education Award, Best Paper Awards from several IEEE conferences, e.g., IEEE ICCC 2017, IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, IEEE WCSP 2019, and so forth. She was also the recipient of the Beijing Technology Rising Star Award in 2018. She has served on TPC of multiple IEEE conferences, including IEEE Infocom, Globecom, International Conference on Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in recent years.



Prof. Guoqiang Xiao
Southwest University, China


Prof. Juan Fang
Beijing University of Technology, China

Fang Juan, female, Ph.D., professor of the Department of Informatics, doctoral supervisor. He is currently the deputy director of the Department of Informatics of Beijing University of Technology, the director of the Institute of Architecture of the School of Computer Science, and the person in charge of the Internet of Things Engineering. In 2005 and 2012, he was sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for two years for academic exchange visits in the United States, and he went to the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and other countries and regions for exchanges or visits many times. He has won the title of Outstanding Talents in Beijing and the backbone of young and middle-aged people in Beijing. He has served as a letter evaluation expert of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, a letter evaluation expert of the Beijing Natural Science Foundation, a director of the Information Technology New Engineering Industry-University-Research Alliance, a director of the Beijing Internet of Things Society, and the China Computer Federation. He is a member of the High-performance Special Committee, a member of the Architecture Special Committee, a member of the Internet of Things Specialized Committee, and a senior member of the Chinese Institute of Electronics. Served as "Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems", "IEEE Internet of Things Journal", "IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing", "Journal of supercomputing", "Journal of Computer Science & Technology", "Journal of Computer", "Journal of Electronics" , "Journal of Communications", "Journal of Electronics and Information" and other important domestic and foreign journal reviewers.


Prof. Jianbiao Zhang
Beijing University of Technology, China


Prof. Xingquan Zuo,
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Xingquan Zuo is a Professor in the School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and a member of the Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Distributed Computing and Service of Ministry of Education. His research directions include intelligent optimization, artificial intelligence, data mining and intelligent transportation. He has published over 110 papers, some of which have been published in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He has authored two books and several book chapters. He holds four patents and 8 software copyrights. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, a Senior Member of China Computer Federation, and currently serves as Associate Editor of the international journal of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He is Committee Member of Transportation Model and Simulation Society and Intelligent Simulation Optimization and Scheduling Society of Chinese Association for System Simulation. He served in Program Chair or Committee of more than 20 international conferences.


Assoc. Prof. Chenglin Li
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Chenglin Li is currently a Tenure-Track Associate Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from SJTU, respectively. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS4) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. From 2017 to 2018, he was a Senior Researcher in the Chair of Media Technology (LMT) at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. His current research interests include: 1) reinforcement learning (RL) theories and applications, 2) rotation-equivariant representation learning for non-Euclidean data, 3) model predictive control and RL-based adaptive streaming, and 4) distributed and federated learning for large-scale heterogeneous clusters. He was awarded the Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Fellow in 2011, and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in 2017. He became the PI of the Shanghai Rising-Star Program in 2020, and the PI of the Excellent Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Yang YI
Sun Yat-sen University, China


Assoc. Prof. Jie Gong
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Jie Gong received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Department of Electronic Engineering in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. From Jul. 2012 to Jan. 2013, he visited Institute of Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. From Jul. 2013 to Oct. 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Tsinghua University. He is currently an associate professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He is serving as an editor for IEEE Trans. Green Commun. Netw., and Publicity Co-chair for Workshop on Intelligent Computing and Caching at the Network Edge in IEEE WCNC since 2018. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award from IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013, and the Best Paper Award of the 5th EAI International Conference on IoT as a Service in 2019. His research interests include Age of Information, reinforcement learning, mobile edge computing and green communications and networking.


Assoc. Prof. Ang Gao
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Ang Gao received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Automation, Northwest Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, respectively. He was a Visiting Scholar with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the School of Electronics and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University and the Deputy Director of the National and Local Joint Laboratory of the Internet of Things. His research interests include QoS control, resource management and deep reinforcement learning in wireless communication networks.


Assoc. Prof. Bruce Leow Chee Yen
University of Technology Malaysia

Dr. Chee Yen LEOW (Bruce) obtained the B.Eng. degree in Computer Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Since July 2007, he has been an academic staff with the School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UTM. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty and a Research Fellow in the Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Higher Institution Centre of Excellence, UTM and UTM-Ericsson Innovation Centre for 5G. His research interests include non-orthogonal multiple access, UAV communication, integrated terrestrial and aerial network, intelligent reconfigurable surface, MIMO, hybrid beamforming, physical layer security, and prototype development using software defined radio, for beyond 5G and IoT applications. He is among the pioneers of 5G initiatives in Malaysia and activity involved in standardisation activities. He is currently the Secretary of Malaysia IMT and Future Networks Working Group under the Malaysia Technical Standards Forum Berhad.


Assoc. Prof. Razali Ngah
University of Technology Malaysia