Plenary Speakers
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last names.)

Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiueh

Vice President and General Director
Information and Communications Research Laboratories, ITRI

Title: TBD


Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh is the Secretary General of Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (CCAT), the Generatl Director of Cloud Computing Center for Mobile Applications (CCMA) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Professor of Computer Science Department of Stony Brook University. He is the main architect of the ITRI Cloud OS, an end-to-end data center software stack for cloud computing that is recently ported to the Essex distribution of OpenStack. Previously, he served as the Director of Core Research at Symantec Research Labs. Dr. Chiueh received his Master's and Ph.D. degree from Stanford and Berkeley, respectively, and has published over 180 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of storage system, network architecture, virtualization and software security.


Invited Speakers
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last names.)

Dr. Cheng-Shang Chang

Chair Professor , IEEE Fellow
Electrical Engineering and Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University

Title: TBD


Cheng-Shang Chang received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University", Taipei, Taiwan, in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University", New York, NY, in 1986 and 1989, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1989 to 1993 he was employed as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In 1993, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C., where he is a Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor. He is the author of the book Performance Guarantees in Communication Networks (Springer, 2000) and the coauthor of the book Principles, Architectures and Mathematical Theory of High Performance Packet Switches (Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2006). His current research interests are concerned with network science, high-speed switching, communication network theory, and mathematical modeling of the Internet.
Dr. Chang served as an Editor for Operations Research from 1992 to 1999, an Editor for the IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING from 2007 to 2009, and an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING from 2014 to 2017. He is currently serving as an Editor-at-Large for the IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING. He is a member of IFIP Working Group 7.3. He received an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award in 1992, an IBM Faculty Partnership Award in 2001, and Outstanding Research Awards from the National Science Council, Taiwan, in 1998, 2000, and 2002, respectively. He also received Outstanding Teaching Awards from both the College of EECS and the university itself in 2003. He was appointed as the first Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor in 2002. He received the Merit NSC Research Fellow Award from the National Science Council, R.O.C. in 2011. He also received the Academic Award in 2011 and the National Chair Professorship in 2017 from the Ministry of Education, R.O.C. He is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award.


Dr. Chong-Yung Chi

Professor
Institute of Communications Engineering & Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University

Title: Blind Deconvolution Based Super-resolution Imaging with ROSIS/HYDICE/AVIRIS Sensors via Big Data Convex Optimization


Chong-Yung Chi received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 1983. From 1983 to 1988, he was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. He has been a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering since 1989 and the Institute of Communications Engineering (ICE) since 1999 (also the Chairman of ICE during 2002-2005), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He has published more than 220 technical papers (with citations more than 3900 times by Google-Scholar), including more than 80 journal papers (mostly in IEEE Trans. Signal Processing), more than 130 peer-reviewed conference papers, 4 book chapters, and 2 books, including a new textbook (432 pages), Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Communications, CRC Press, 2017 (which has been popularly used in an invited 2-week intensive short course 15 times in 8 major universities in China since 2010 before its publication). His current research interests include signal processing for wireless communications, convex analysis and optimization for blind source separation, biomedical and hyperspectral image analysis.
Dr. Chi is a senior member of IEEE. He has been a Technical Program Committee member for many IEEE sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, symposiums and conferences on signal processing and wireless communications, including Co-organizer and General Co-chairman of 2001 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), and Co-Chair of Signal Processing for Communications (SPC) Symposium, ChinaCOM 2008 & Lead Co-Chair of SPC Symposium, ChinaCOM 2009. He was an Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Trans. Signal Processing (5/2001~4/2006, 1/2012~12/2015), IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II (1/2006-12/2007), IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I (1/2008-12/2009), AE of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (6/2006~5/2010), and a member of Editorial Board of Signal Processing (6/2005~5/2008), and an editor (7/2003~12/2005) as well as a Guest Editor (2006) of EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. He was a member of Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM-TC) (2005-2010), IEEE Signal Processing Society, a member of Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) (2011-2016). Currently, he is a member of Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM-TC), IEEE Signal Processing Society.


Dr. James Hwang

Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering, Lehigh University

Title: TBD


Dr. James Hwang is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Cornell University. After twelve years of industrial experience at IBM, Bell Labs, GE, and GAIN, he joined Lehigh in 1988. He cofounded GAIN and QED; the latter became a public company (IQE). He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University, and University of Science and Technology in China, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. Most recently, he was a Program Officer for GHz-THz Electronics at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has published approximately 350 refereed technical papers with the impact factor h > 40 according to Google Scholar. He has been granted eight U. S. patents. He has researched on the design, modeling and characterization of microwave, optical and micro-electromechanical devices and integrated circuits. His current research interest focuses on RF MEMS, electromagnetic sensors for individual biological cells, 2D atomic-layered materials and devices, and scanning microwave microscopy.


Dr. Yu-Dong Yao

Professor , IEEE Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Title: TBD


Yu-Dong Yao received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, in 1988, all in electrical engineering. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting student at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 2000, he was with Carleton University, Spar Aerospace Ltd., Montreal, Canada, and Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, USA. Since 2000, he has been with Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA, where he is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds one Chinese patent and 13 U.S. patents. His research interests include wireless communications, cognitive radio, and machine learning and deep learning. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS (2000 to 2008) and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY (2001 to 2006) and as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2001 to 2005). For his contributions to wireless communications systems, he was elected a Fellow of IEEE (2011), National Academy of Inventors (2015), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (2017).


Dr. Yong-Xing Zhou

Vice President
Huawei Wireless Radio Access Technology Department

Title: TBD


Yongxing Zhou is Vice President of Huawei Wireless Radio Access Technology Department and Head of MIMO and Spectrum Research Competency Center. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Pro and 5G technologies. Prior to 2014, he headed Huawei 3GPP LTE Standardization Team and particularly led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as MIMO, FD-MIMO, CoMP, 3D channel modeling, ePDCCH and FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation etc. Dr. Yongxing Zhou has more than 100 issued patents. Before joining Huawei, he was with Samsung from 2002 to 2009 working on IEEE 802.22, IEEE 802.11n standard and implementations as well as TDD related research. He received his Ph.D degree from Tsinghua University, China.