Keynote Speakers



Prof. Nirwan Ansari, IEEE Fellow
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, M.S.E.E. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude, with a perfect gpa) from NJIT, Newark, respectively. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors.
He authored with Tao Han with Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (2017, Wiley-IEEE), with J. Zhang Media Access Control and Resource Allocation for Next Generation Passive Optical Networks (2013, Springer), with E.S.H. Hou Computational Intelligence for Optimization (1997, Springer), and edited with B. Yuhas Neural Networks in Telecommunications (1994, Springer). 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. 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 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.


Prof. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
IEEE Fellow

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (M’97–SM’02–F’09) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1990. He is a University Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on network resource management, wireless network security, Internet of Things, 5G and beyond, and vehicular networks. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, a Chinese Academy of Engineering Foreign Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.

Dr. Shen received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research from the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT) in 2021, the R.A. Fessenden Award in 2019 from IEEE, Canada, Award of Merit from the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) in 2019, James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2018 from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Joseph LoCicero Award in 2015 and Education Award in 2017 from the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), and Technical Recognition Award from Wireless Communications Technical Committee (2019) and AHSN Technical Committee (2013). He has also received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006 from the University of Waterloo and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. He served as the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom’16, IEEE Infocom’14, IEEE VTC’10 Fall, IEEE Globecom’07, and the Chair for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. Dr. Shen is the President Elect of the IEEE ComSoc. He was the Vice President for Technical & Educational Activities, Vice President for Publications, Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, and Member of IEEE Fellow Selection Committee of the ComSoc. Dr. Shen served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE IoT JOURNAL, IEEE Network, and IET Communications.


Prof. Hongbo Jiang , Vice Dean, College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Deputy Director, Trusted Systems and Networking Key Laboratory of Hunan Province
Director, Hunan International Technical Cooperation Base of High Performance Computing and Applications
Hunan University, China

Hongbo Jiang is currently a Distinguished Professor and Vice Dean of the College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), Hunan University. He is also the deputy director for the trusted systems and networking key laboratory of Hunan Province (可信系统与网络湖南省重点实验室), the director of Hunan international technical cooperation base of high performance computing and applications (湖南省高效能计算与应用国际科技合作基地). Prior to Hunan University, he was a tenured professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science working with Prof. Shudong Jin, Case Western Reserve University. He ever interned at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, as well as AT&T Labs Research. He was a Hong Kong Scholar Research Fellow at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, working with Prof. John C. S. Lui. Hongbo has been serving in the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Wiley Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks. He has also been guest editors for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Springer Mobile Networks and Applications. He is an elected Fellow of IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), Fellow of BCS (The British Computer Society), Fellow of EAI (European Alliance for Innovation), Senior Member of ACM, Senior Member of IEEE, Distinguished Member of CCF, and Full Member of IFIP TC6 WG6.2. Now his research focuses on computer networking, especially, wireless networks, and mobile computing.


Prof. Haixia Zhang, Shandong University, China

Haixia Zhang received the Ph.D. degrees in communication and information systems from Shandong University, China, in 2008. Shew is currently a Full Professor with the School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China. From 2006 to 2008, she was with the Institute for Circuit and Signal Processing, Munich University of Technology, as an Academic Assistant. From 2016 to 2017, she was a Visiting Professor with the University of Florida, USA. Her current research interests include industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), radio resource management, and intelligent communication and network technologies.
Dr. Zhang serves on editorial boards of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, and China Communications, etc. She has been actively participating in many professional services. She has been serving as Symposium chair, TPC member, session chair and invited speaker for conferences.



Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Yanhan Zeng, Guangzhou University, China

Yanhan Zeng received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2010 and in communication and signal systems from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, in 2015, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with Guangzhou University, China and is the Vice President of School of Communication and Electronics Engineering. Her current research interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design, wireless energy transmission technology, IoT chips and system applications, integrated circuit optimization algorithms.
Dr. Zeng now is the IEEE member, committee member of IEEE SSCC Guangzhou Chapter, academic committee member of CCF YOCSEF Guangzhou, review expert of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province. He serves on editorial boards of TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TVLSI, IEE Access, MEJ, IoTJ, IET CDS and has been serving as TPC member, session chair and invited speaker for conferences. In recent years, he has presided over 8 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, and the Guangdong Science and Technology Plan. He has published more than 30 SCI/EI papers and authorized more than 20 Chinese invention patents, 1 American invention patent and 1 Japanese invention patent.

Assoc. Prof. Jinghua Wu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Wu jinghua,associate professor,phd,Sichuan agricultural university,research is mainly focused on intelligent teaching system,digital economy.