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Program Co-Chairs

Nirwan Ansari
New Jersey Institute of Technology
United States

Brief Bio
Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, MSEE from the University of Michigan, and BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors. He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (Wiley-IEEE, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 600 technical publications. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He has served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals including as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, drone-assisted networking, and various aspects of broadband networks. He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired some ComSoc technical and steering committees, is current Director of ComSoc Educational Services Board, has been serving in many committees such as the IEEE Fellow Committee, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses, distinguished lectures, tutorials, and invited talks. Some of his recognitions include several excellence in teaching awards, a few best paper awards, the NCE Excellence in Research Award, several ComSoc TC technical recognition awards, the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award, the NCE 100 Medal, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He has also been granted more than 40 U.S. patents. ... More >>

Andreas Ahrens
Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design

Brief Bio
Andreas Ahrens received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rostock in 1996. From 1996 to 2008, he was with the Institute of Communications Engineering of the University of Rostock, from which he received the Dr.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. habil. degree in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2008, he became a Professor for Signal and System theory at the Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany. His main fields of interest are error correcting codes, multiple-input multiple-output systems and iterative detection for both wireline and wireless communication. ... More >>


Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Mario Alves, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Lúcio Angnes, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
Muneer Bani Yassein, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Giuseppe Barillaro, University of Pisa, Italy
István Bársony, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, MTA EK MFA, Hungary
Rajdeep Bhowmik, Cisco Systems Inc., United States
Alberto Cerpa, University of California Merced, United States
Xuemin Chen, Texas Southern Univ., United States
Haiming Chen, Ningbo University, China
Chia Chong, Sunway University, Malaysia
Victor Cionca, NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Ireland
David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Carlos Cruz, University of Granada, Spain
Belur Dasarathy, , United States
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
Hossein Fotouhi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Sanket Goel, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Prosanta Gope, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University, United States
Qammer H. Abbasi, Glasgow College, United Kingdom
Niina Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Carmen Horrillo, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI), Spain
Agostino Iadicicco, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Ozlem Incel, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Bill Karakostas, City University, United Kingdom
Anis Koubaa, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
You Li, The University of Calgary, Canada
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benny Lo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Beatriz Lopez, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Antonio Lopez-Martin, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Monika Maciejewska, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Pilar Marin, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Carlos Marques, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Francisco Martins, University of Azores, Portugal
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Ravibabu Mulaveesala, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
Emmanuel Nataf, Université de Lorraine, France
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series Ltd, United Kingdom
Arve Opheim, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway
Gabor Paller, Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Meng-Shiuan Pan, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Pangun Park, Chungnam National University, Korea, Republic of
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Erwin Pesch, University Siegen, Germany
Davide Polese, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, Italy
Reinhard Posch, , Austria
Dilip Pratihar, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Maneesha Ramesh, Amrita University, India
Cyril Ray, Ecole Navale, France
Susan Rea, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Sain Saginbekov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Emiliano Schena, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Anuj Sharma, National Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Fernando Solano, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
David Sundaram, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, United States
Chao Tan, Tianjin University, China
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Sergio Trilles, Geotec, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Spain
Mateusz Tykierko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
RangaRao Venkatesha, Delft University of Technology TU Delft, Netherlands
José Luis Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
Andrea Vitaletti, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Klaus Volbert, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
Jiacun Wang, Monmouth Univ., United States
Weng-Fai Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fang-Jing Wu, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Jie Wu, Temple University, United States
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Qiang Wu, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Jacek Wytrebowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sergey Y. Yurish, IFSA Publishing, S.L., Spain
Adnan Yazici, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Yu Zhang, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Zhenghao Zhang, Florida State University, United States
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France
Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Michael Zyda, University of Southern California, United States