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. Xiaofeng Ding,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology,China

Ding Xiaofeng, professor of the School of Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and doctoral supervisor. His main research directions are big data management, cloud computing, data privacy protection methods, and data query processing technology. As a postdoctoral fellow, he worked in 2010 and 2013, he was engaged in research on big data management, privacy protection, query processing, and data-intensive service technology at the National University of Singapore and the University of South Australia in Australia. Currently, it has been included in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE Published or accepted more than 50 academic papers in international and domestic well-known academic journals and conferences such as International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Information Sciences, Knowledge Based Systems, Chinese Science: Information Science, Journal of Computer Science, Journal of Software.


Prof. Qian He
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Yong Xu
South China University of Technology, China


Assoc. Prof. Jianguo Chen
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Jianguo Chen is currently an Associate Professor and one of the Hundred Academic Talents in the School of Software Engineering of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University, China, in 2018. Before joining SYSU, he was a postdoc at the University of Toronto in Canada and a research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. His major research interests include distributed and parallel computing, artificial intelligence, and the application in the fields of intelligent transportation, intelligent robot, and intelligent medicine. He has published more than 50 research papers in international conferences and journals such as IEEE-TII, IEEE-TITS, IEEE-TPDS, IEEEE-TKDE, IEEE/ACM-TCBB, ACM-TIST, and ACM-TCPS. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor in the International Journal of Embedded Systems and Journal of Current Scientific Research and the Journal of Current Scientific Research, the guest editor of Information Sciences and Natural Computing and Applications, and the technical committee member of multiple international academic conferences.


Assoc. Prof. Ruijie Zhu,
Zhengzhou University, China

Ruijie Zhu is currently an associate professor in the School of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University. He received the PhD degree in the State Key Lab of Information Photonics and Optical Communication at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Prof. Jason P. Jue. He is a review editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is also a reviewer of IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Computer Networks and etc. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoTs), 6G satellite communication networks, and intelligent optical networks.