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

Dr. Cheng-Shang Chang

Tsing Hua 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. Tzi-Cker Chiueh

Vice President and General Director
Information and Communications Research Laboratories

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.

Dr. James Hwang

Professor , IEEE Life Fellow
Electrical And Computer Engineering
Lehigh University

Title: How Can RF MEMS be as Successful as Other MEMS?

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. Jia-Ming Liu

Distinguished Professor , IEEE Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Title: TBD

Jia-Ming Liu is Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He is also Chair Professor of Photonics at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He received the B.S. in Electrophysics from National Chiao Tung University in 1975 and became a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in 1977. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University, in 1979 and 1982, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo from 1982 to 1983 and was a senior member of the technical staff with GTE Laboratories from 1983 to 1986. He joined the faculty of the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department in 1986. Professor Liu's research interests cover nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, semiconductor lasers, photonic devices, optical wave propagation, nonlinear laser dynamics, chaotic communications, chaotic radar, optical imaging, biophotonics, and graphene photonics. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the IEEE, and the Guggenheim foundation.

Dr. Ness B. Shroff

Ohio Eminent Scholar in Networking and Communications Chaired Professor , IEEE Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University

Title: TBD

Ness B. Shroff received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, NY in 1994 and joined Purdue university immediately thereafter as an Assistant Professor. At Purdue, he became Professor of the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 and director of CWSA in 2004, a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications. In July 2007, he joined the ECE and CSE departments at The Ohio State University, where he holds the Ohio Eminent Scholar Chaired Professorship of Networking and Communications. From 2009-2012, he also served as a Guest Chaired professor of Wireless Communications at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and currently holds an honorary Guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and visiting position at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Dr. Shroff's research interests span the areas of communication, networking, storage, cloud, recommender, social, and cyberphysical systems. He is especially interested in fundamental problems in learning, design, control, performance, pricing, and security of these complex systems. He currently serves as editor-at-large in the IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, and as senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems. He also serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Network Magazine, and the Network Science journal. He has served on the technical and executive committees of several major conferences and workshops. For example, he was the technical program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM'03, the premier conference in communication networking, the technical program co-chair of ACM Mobihoc 2008, the General co-chair of WICON'08, and the conference chair of IEEE CCW'99. He has served as a keynote speaker and panelist on several major conferences in these fields. Dr. Shroff was also a co-organizer of the NSF workshop on Fundamental Research in Networking in 2003, and the NSF workshop on the Future of Wireless Networks in 2009.
Dr. Shroff is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee. His papers have received numerous awards at top-tier venues. For example, he received the best paper award at IEEE INFOCOM 2006, IEEE INFOCOM 2008, and IEEE INFOCOM 2016, the best paper of the year in the journal of Communication and Networking (2005) and in Computer Networks (2003). He also also received runner-up awards at IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and IEEE INFOCOM 2013. In addition, his papers have received the best student paper award (from all papers whose first author is a student) at ACM Sigmetrics 2017, IEEE WiOPT 2013, IEEE WiOPT 2012, and IEEE IWQoS 2006. Dr. Shroff is on the list of highly cited researchers from Thomson Reuters ISI (previously ISI web of Science) in 2014 and 2015, and in Thomson Reuters Book on The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. He received the IEEE INFOCOM achievement award for seminal contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks, in 2014.

Dr. Yu-Dong Yao

Professor and Department Chair , 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. Yongxing Zhou

Vice President
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.

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

Dr. Jen-Jee Chen

Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
National University of Tainan

Title: TBD

Jen-Jee Chen received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science and information engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2009. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, during the 2007–2008 academic year and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, during 2010–2011. Since 2011, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Tainan, Taiwan, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
His research interests include wireless communications and networks, mobile computing, cross-layer design, autonomous driving applications, and Internet of Things. Dr. Chen is a member of IEEE and Phi Tau Phi Society.

Dr. Chong-Yung Chi

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

Title: 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. San-Liang Lee

Distinguished Professor and Vice President
Electronic and Computer Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Title: TBD

San-Liang Lee received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1984, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), in 1995.
Dr. Lee joined the faculty of the Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, in 1988. He became an Associate Professor in 1995 and a Professor in 2002. He is currently the Chairman of the Department. He is also the Director of the program office for the National Innovative Education Program on Image Display Technology, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He was the Director of the Center for Optoelectronic Science and Technology, College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUST, from 2002 to 2005. He organized the Optic and Photonics Taiwan conference with more than 900 attendee in 2002. He served as the Technical Program Committee members for IEEE Globecom 2004 and OECC 2005.
His research interests include semiconductor optoelectronic components, photonic integrated circuits, nanophotonics, and optical switching technologies. He has published more than 70 referred papers in international journals and conferences and holds 14 patents.

Dr. Gong-Ru Lin

Distinguished Professor and Chairman
Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics
National Taiwan University

Title: TBD

Prof. Gong-Ru Lin received his B. S. degree of Physics from Soochow University in 1988, M. S. and Ph. D degrees of electro-optical engineering from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in 1990 and 1996, respectively. He joined National Lien Ho College of Technology in 1997 and Tatung University in 1998 as assistant professor, and became an associate professor with National Taipei University of Technology in 2002. He has promoted as a professor in 2004 with the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. Since 2006, He is the full professor with the Graduate Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research interests include ultrafast fiber lasers, silicon nanophotonics, fiber-optic communications, silicon carbide, graphene and carbon nanostructures. He has authored 3 invited papers, 10 book chapters, more than 300 SCI-ranked papers, over 500 international conference papers, and 25 invited talks. His publications has been cited up to 4400 times with a H-index of 32. He has served in SPIE as Award Commitee (since 2003), Secretary of Taiwan Chapter (since 2004), and Vice Chair of Taiwan Chapter (since 2006). He is also the treasurer (since 2004), Vice Chair (since 2006), and Chair (since 2008) of IEEE/LEOS Taipei Chapter. In 2009-2012, he was the Member-at-Large and Committee of the Membership and Education Services Council of OSA.

Dr. Hai-Han Lu

Lifetime Distinguished Professor
Department of Electro-Optical Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology

Title: TBD

Hai-Han Lu received the B.S. in the Electro-Physics Department of the National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, in 1987. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in the Institute of Optical Sciences of the National Central University, Taiwan, in 1991 and 2000, respectively. He has joined the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology as an Associate Professor since 2001. In 2003, he became a full professor. His current research interests include the applications of the lightwave communication and hybrid DWDM systems.
Professor Hai-Han Lu has contributed significantly to fiber optical CATV systems, visible light communication (VLC) systems, and hybrid lightwave subcarrier transmission systems in both academia and in industry. He is an Associate Editor for the Optical Engineering journal in the area of lightwave communication systems. In addition Prof. Lu has devoted himself to community services: he is a member of the CATV Deliberation Committee, which defines the national CATV standard in Taiwan, and is a member of the Review Board of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Bureau of Industrial Development for the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan. He has extensive research collaboration in the US, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. It will be clear from the brief summary below and his CV, that Prof. Hai-Han Lu has played a pivotal role in achieving outstanding advances in fiber optical CATV, VLC, and hybrid carrier subcarrier systems. These excellent achievements in research have stimulated and continue to widen horizons in newer, faster and integrated ways for high-speed communications, using the available infrastructure to its fullest. In teaching, and service to the community at NTUT and TNU, Prof. Lu has also demonstrated leadership, mentoring, and an unmatched management capability. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor at NTUT, was the Vice President at TNU, and the Chair of the Department of Electro-Optical Engineering at NTUT. He has 7 granted patent and 6 trchnologies transfer applications. Prof. Lu’s recognized research in optics and photonics in creating optimised cost-effective hybrid systems for high-speed communications of the future, his outstanding leadership in academia and in engineering, make his nomination most deserving of the prestegious election to Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Dr. Hsuan-Jung Su

Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University

Title: TBD

Hsuan-Jung Su received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1992, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
From 1999 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland. From 2000 to 2003, he was with the Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, New Jersey, where he received the Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award in 2002 and the Bell Labs President's Gold Award in 2003 for his contribution to the 3G wireless network design and standardization. In 2003, Dr. Su joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University, where he is currently a Professor. From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Su was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. Dr. Su is an Area Editor of the Physical Communication (PHYCOM) journal (Elsevier), and has guest edited special issues for journals such as IEEE Access. He has also served on the organizing committees and TPCs of many international conferences, including serving as the Finance Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2009, the Finance Co-Chair and a TPC Track Chair of IEEE VTC 2010 Spring, a TPC Co-Chair of WPMC 2012, a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE GreenCom 2014, and the TPC Chair of WOCC 2015. Su was the Chair of IEEE Information Theory Society, Taipei Chapter (2013-2015), the Secretary and Treasurer (2014-2015) and the Technical Affairs Committee Vice Chair (2016-2017) of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board . His research interests cover coding, modulation, signal processing, interference management, resource allocation, and MAC protocols of wireless communication, cognitive, M2M (IoT) and D2D networks.

Dr. Chia-Chien Wei

Associate Professor
Department of Photonics
National Sun Yat-sen University

Title: TBD

Dr. Chang-Yuan YU

Associate Professor
Electronic and Information Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Title: TBD

Dr. Changyuan YU received his B.S. in Applied Physics and B. Economics in Management from Tsinghua University, China in 1997, M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Miami, USA in 1999, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Optical Communications Lab at University of Southern California, USA in 2005. And he was a visiting researcher at NEC Labs America in Princeton, USA in 2005. He then joined Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 12/2005 and served as the founding leader of Photonic System Research Group in NUS till 12/2015. He was also a joint senior scientist with A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in this period. As the PI/co-PI, he secured over 4 million US dollars grants, and supervised 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students in Singapore. In 12/2015, he joined Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an associate professor.
His research focuses on photonic devices, subsystems, and optical fiber communication and sensor systems. Till 12/2015, he has authored/co-authored 1 US patent, 6 book chapters and over 260 journal and conference papers (46 invited, including OFC2012 in USA). He has served in technical program committee (TPC) or organizing committee for 50+ international conferences (including TPC member of OFC2014-2016, general chair of SPPCom2015, and TPC chair of SPPCom2014 in USA). His group won 6 best paper awards in conferences, and also the championship in biomedical area in the 3rd China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (out of 10,000+ competitors) in 2014.