COMMITTEES

Steering Committee
  • Lajos Hanzo (University of Southampton), UK
  • Jie Wu (Temple University), US
  • Xu Li (Huawei), CA
  • Ngọc-Dũng Đào (Huawei), CA

General Chairs
  • Casimer DeCusatis (Marist College, US)
  • Zhong Fan (Toshiba), UK
  • Simon Fletcher (NEC), UK

Technical Program Chairs

  • Ngọc-Dũng Đào (Huawei), CA
  • Xu Li (Huawei), CA
  • Ioannis Papapanagiotou (Purdue University), US
  • C.J. Sher DeCusatis (NYC College of Tech.), US
  • Zongming Fei (University of Kentucky), US
  • Meikang Qiu (San Jose State Univ.), US


Publicity Chair

  • Ioannis Papapanagiotou (Purdue University), US


Biography

Steering Committee

Dr. Lajos Hanzo (http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk) FREng, FIEEE, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, DSc received his degree in electronics in 1976 and his doctorate in 1983.  In 2009 he was awarded the honorary doctorate “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the Technical University of Budapest. During his 38-year career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the chair in telecommunications.  He has successfully supervised 80+ PhD students, co-authored 20 John Wiley/IEEE Press books on mobile radio communications totaling in excess of 10 000 pages, published 1400+ research entries at IEEE Xplore, acted both as TPC and General Chair of IEEE conferences, presented keynote lectures and has been awarded a number of distinctions. Currently he is directing a 100-strong academic research team, working on a range of research projects in the field of wireless multimedia communications sponsored by industry, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK, the European Research Council's Advanced Fellow Grant and the Royal Society's Wolfson Research Merit Award. He is an enthusiastic supporter of industrial and academic liaison and he offers a range of industrial courses. He is also a Governor of the IEEE VTS. During 2008 - 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Press and a Chaired Professor also at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His research is funded by the European Research Council's Senior Research Fellow Grant. For further information on research in progress and associated publications please refer to http://www-mobile.ecs.soton.ac.uk Lajos has 19 000+ citations.

Dr. Jie Wu (Temple University, USA) is the chair and a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and Distinguished Professor at Florida Atlantic University. His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless networks, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, network trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was general co-chair/chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008 and IEEE ICDCS 2013, as well as program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. Currently, he is serving as general chair for ACM MobiHoc 2014. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Dr. Wu is a CCF Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dr. Xu Li (Huawei, Canada) is research engineer at Huawei Technologies Canada. He received a PhD (2008) degree from Carleton University, Canada, a MSc (2005) degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a BSc (1998) degree from Jilin University, China, all in computer science. His current research interests are in 5G networking, along with 70+ refereed publications. He is/was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, and Parallel and Distributed computing and Networks. He is/was a guest editor of Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, IEEE TPDS, Mobile Networks and Communications, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Journal of Communications, Computer Communications and Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks. He was a co-founder of the successful WiSARN workshop series. He was TPC co-chair of Globecom 2013 – AHSN symposium, IoT-ET 2012, ADHOC-NOW 2011, SCNC 2011, WiSARN 2011&2010, and LOCAN 2010&2009 and in different chairing positions for IEEE EUC 2012, IEEE MASS 2011&2007, IEEE DCOSS 2011, IEEE UIC 2011, IEEE TSP 2010, etc. He was among the TPC of many conferences, e.g. Mobiquitous, SmartGridComm, IPCCC, MASS, LCN, EUC, PIMRC, IWCMC, ALGOSENSORS, etc.

Dr. Ngọc-Dũng Đào (Huawei, Canada) is a senior research engineer of Huawei Technologies Inc., Canada. He received the B.Eng. degree from the Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 1995, the M.Eng. degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from the Univerisity of Alberta, Alberta, Canada in 2006. He has been with Siemens Communications Networks in Vietnam from 1995 to 2000, Toshiba Research Europe in the UK from 2007 to 2010, and currently with Huawei Technologies Inc. Canada since December 2010. His recent research interests include technologies for software-defined radio access networks, interference management in heterogeneous and dense networks, and reliable video communications for 5G mobile networks. He was a track co-chair of Multiple Antenna Systems and Space-Time Processing of IEEE VTC-Fall 2010, a co-chair of the First and Second GreeNet Workshop (co-located with VTC-Fall 2010, VTC-Spring 2011). Dr. Ngoc-Dung Dao is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, and guest editor of 5G Special Issue of Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He was among top editors of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2011 and 2012.


General chairs

Dr. Casimer DeCusatis (Marist College, US) is an assistant professor at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US. He was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and technical executive based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and SPIE, and acting chair of the ISSIP working group on SDN and NFV. He is an IBM Master Inventor with over 130 patents, and recipient of several industry awards, including the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, the Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, the EDN Innovator of the Year Award, the Mensa Research Foundation Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement, the Penn State Outstanding Scholar Alumnus Award and Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture, and the IEEE/HKN Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer award (including a citation from the President of the United States and an American flag flown in his honor over the U.S. Capitol). He is co-author of over 150 technical papers, book chapters, and encyclopedia articles, and editor of the Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication (now in its 4rd edition). Dr. DeCusatis received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and the B.S. degree magna cum laude in the Engineering Science Honors Program from the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) in 1986.

 

Dr. Zhong Fan (Toshiba, UK) is a Chief Research Fellow with Toshiba Research Europe in Bristol, UK. Prior to joining Toshiba, he worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at Cambridge University, a Lecturer at Birmingham University and a Researcher at Marconi Labs Cambridge. He was also awarded a BT ShortTerm Fellowship to work at BT Labs. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and his PhD degree in Telecommunication Networks from Durham University, UK. His research interests are wireless networks, IP networks, M2M, and smart grid communications. He has been actively involved in FP7 and TSB projects and served on the TPC of many international conferences. He is also an external reviewer for Belgian and Portuguese research funding agencies on smart grid and M2M proposals.

 

Mr. Simon Fletcher (NEC, UK) is Senior Manager at NEC and Director at mVCE, UK. He has responsibility for the development of technology strategy and emerging communications infrastructure platforms for NEC’s Global Market product portfolio. Simon has core interests in Sustainability, 3GPP Radio access technologies, and the management of innovation processes. Simon represents NEC in CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface), NGMN Ltd., and steered NEC engagement in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI) as NECs Board member. Simon is the Industrial Chairman for the MVCE Green Radio Programme, a Director of mVCE and the ICT-KTN. In the past Simon has worked on behalf of NEC in various project management and consultant roles within NEC global market joint venture activities, and leading core technology development projects.


Program co-chairs

Dr. Ngọc-Dũng Đào (Huawei, Canada)

Dr. Xu Li (Huawei, Canada)

Dr. Ioannis Papapanagiotou (Purdue University, US) received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006, and his M.Sc. degree and dual Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering and Operations Research from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He has been awarded the best paper awards in IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 and IEEE CAMAD 2010. He is also the recipient of the IBM PhD and Academy of Athens fellowships. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at NC State University. Previously, he was working in the Emerging Technology Institute in IBM, an in-house incubator team directly reporting to the CTO, and working in the areas of mobile and cloud computing.

Dr. C.J. Sher DeCusatis (N.Y. City College of Technology, US) is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering Technology Department of N.Y. City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA from Columbia College and MA from Stony Brook University (formerly SUNY Stony Brook) in Physics, and a Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing from Pace University. She is the co-author of the handbook Fiber Optic Essentials.

Dr. Zongming Fei (University of Kentucky, US) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. He is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include network protocols and architectures, software-defined networks, cloud computing, and network testbed design and monitoring. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and 40 peer-reviewed conference papers in well-reputed venues, such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE ICNP. He has been a member of Technical Program Committees of more than 50 international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, ICDCS, Globecom, ICCCN. His research has been supported by US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Treasury, and Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation. He has been involved in the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) projects extensively. He was a co-PI of four GENI projects (INSTOOLS, ShadowNet, GEMINI and GENI Desktop). Currently, he is the PI of the Adopt-A-GENI (AAG) project, which intends to provide SDN support in GENI Desktop so that users can easily include OVS nodes or physical OpenFlow switches in their experiments. 

Dr. Meikang Qiu (San Jose State University, US) received the BE and ME degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree of Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Currently, he is an associate professor of Computer Engineering at San Jose State University. He had worked at Chinese Helicopter R&D Institute, IBM, etc. for 9 years. Currently, he is an IEEE Senior member and ACM Senior member. His research interests include cloud computing, cyber security, big data, heterogeneous systems, embedded systems, sensor networks, etc. He has published 3 books, 180 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers (including 80 journal articles, 100 conference papers, 20+ IEEE/ACM Transactions papers), and 3 patents. He has won ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electrical Systems (TODAES) 2011 Best Paper Award. His paper about cloud computing has been published in JPDC (Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier) and ranked #1 in Top Hottest 25 Papers of JPDC 2012. He has won another 4 Conference Best Paper Award (IEEE/ACM ICESS12, IEEE GreenCom10, IEEE EUC10, IEEE CSE09) in recent years. His research is supported by US government such as NSF, Air Force, Navy and companies such as Nokia, TCL, and Cavium.