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RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad
Delft University of Technology

Brief Bio
I am an associate professor at Embedded Software group of Delft University of Technology since 2013. My research interests are in the area of Tactile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Energy Harvesting and 60 GHz millimeter wave networks. I have supervised 18 PhD students (15 graduated, 3 ongoing) and more than 40 MSc students (36 graduated). I have participated in several European and Dutch national projects in the area of IoTs, 60 GHz communications, Smart-energy systems, Personal networks and Cognitive Radios. I have (co)authored more than 200 publications in the peer-reviewed international transactions/journals and conferences. I was responsible for the signing of an MoU between IISc-TUDelft.. In 2015, I received 4TU University Teaching Qualification diploma with distinction. I have served on the editorial board of many international journals and magazines including IEEE Transaction on Green Communication Networks, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Surveys and Tutorials and Elsevier-Communication Networks. I am a regular reviewer for many prestigious journals and conferences and serves as the TPC member for various conferences. I am also contributing to the academic community by leading many IEEE activities, such as memberships of standards boards, leading technical committees, etc. I was nominated as the vice-chair of IEEE Tactile Internet standardization group. For my excellent research contributions, I am selected as the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer on Internet of Things for the period 2016-2018. From 2005-12 I was a senior researcher and adjunct faculty at TU Delft working on the EU FP7 Magnet (and Beyond) Project and the Dutch project PNP-2008 on Personal Networks (PNs), Future Home Networks, etc. I completed my PhD from IISc, Bangalore, India in 2003. During my PhD research, a scalable VoIP conferencing platform was designed. Many new ideas including a conjecture were formulated and tested by developing an application suite based on my research findings. The work involved an understanding of network protocols, application design and human-computer interface. My thesis work lead to a startup venture, Esqube Communication Solutions. I was leading a team of engineers developing many real-time applications including bridging anonymous VoIP calls called Click-to-Talk for While at Esqube, eight patent applications and three PCT applications were filed along with my colleagues. Esqube was selected as top 100 IT innovators in India in 2006 by NASSCOM and top 100 in promising companies in Asia by RedHerring in 2008. I am a senior member of IEEE and ACM. ... More >>

Dirk Pesch
University College Cork

Brief Bio
Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology where he leads a number of research initiatives in the area of future networked systems for the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems with applications in smart and connected communities and smart manufacturing. Dirk is the Director of the Science Foundation Ireland funded Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies ( He is also a co-Principal Investigator and executive member of the SFI CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing (, a co-Principal Investigator of the SFI funded CONNECT Centre for Future Networks ( and a steering committee member of CONNECT's ENABLE research programme on smart communities. Dirk is also a steering committee member of the Cork Smart Gateway (, a smart communities initiative in Cork City and County. Since 2000, Dirk has been personally involved in Irish and European research grants totalling in excess of €80M of which approx. €16M have directly supported his own research. Dirk has (co-)authored over 220 scientific articles and book chapters. He co-edited the first book focused on Internet of Things technologies enabling energy-positive urban neighbourhoods, published by Academic Press. He is an editorial board member of Springer Nature Wireless Networks and MDPI Sensors. He also contributes to international conference organisation in his area of expertise including flagship conferences such as the IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE Globecom, IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things, IEEE Wireless Communication Networks Conference, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE VTC, and IFIP Networking as well as other conference and workshops. Prior to joining University College Cork in 2019, Dirk was with Cork Institute of Technology (now Munster Technological University), initially as a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. During his time in CIT, he developed research activities that led to the establishment of the Nimbus Research Centre of which he became the founding director in 2009. Under his leadership, Nimbus became a leading centre for application and industry-focused research in Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems. In December 2016, CIT designated him as a Professor. Before joining academia, Dirk was a design engineer with Nokia in Germany and the UK, developing and implementing communication protocols for a range of cordless telecommunication products. Dirk holds a Dipl.Ing (MEng) degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. ... More >>


Mario Alves, Electrical Engineering Department, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Xuemin Chen, Dept. of Engineering, Texas Southern Univ., United States
Wai Chong Chia, Computing and Information Systems, Sunway University, Malaysia
Gintautas Dzemyda, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Alberto Ferrante, IDSIA, Faculty Of Informatics, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Stefan Fischer, Institute of Telematics, University of Luebeck, Germany
Claude Frasson, Informatique et recherche operationnelle, University of Montreal, Canada
Carmen Horrillo, Grupo de Tecnología de Sensores Avanzados (SENSAVAN), Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI), Spain
Agostino Iadicicco, Department of Engineering, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Jadwiga Indulska, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Dept Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Antonio Lopez-Martin, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Monika Maciejewska, Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Carlos Marques, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Emmanuel Nataf, SIMBIOT, Université de Lorraine, France
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Gabor Paller, Information Society Research & Education Group, Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Meng-Shiuan Pan, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sain Saginbekov, Computer Science, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Anuj K. Sharma, Applied Sciences, National Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Goce Trajcevski, Dept. of EECS, Northwestern University, United States
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, United States
José Luis Verdegay, ETS de Ingenierías Informática y de Telecomunicación. Universidad de Granada, University of Granada, Spain
Klaus Volbert, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
Weng-Fai Wong, Computer Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fang-Jing Wu, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Jacek Wytrebowicz, Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sergey Y. Yurish, IFSA Publishing, S.L., Spain
Zhenghao Zhang, COMPUTER SCIENCE, Florida State University, United States

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