Yuanwei Liu, Queen Mary University of London, UK (email@example.com) (co-chair)
Yuanwei Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Queen Mary University of London, U.K., in 2016. He was with the Department of Informatics, King’s College London, from 2016 to 2017, where he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He has been a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, since 2017. His research interests include NOMA, RIS, 5G/6G networks, machine learning, and stochastic geometry. He is an Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON Wireless COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. He serves as the leading Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC special issue on Next Generation Multiple Access, a Guest Editor for IEEE JSTSP special issue on Signal Processing Advances for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Next Generation Wireless Networks. He received IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA in 2020. He serves as the chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee on the topic of signal processing Techniques for next generation multiple access (NGMA), the vice-chair of SIG Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) on the topic of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Smart Radio Environments (RISE).
Ertugrul Basar, Koç University, Turkey (firstname.lastname@example.org) (co-chair)
Ertugrul Basar received the B.S. degree (Hons.) from Istanbul University, Turkey, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey and the director of Communications Research and Innovation Laboratory (CoreLab). His primary research interests include MIMO systems, index modulation, intelligent surfaces, waveform design, visible light communications, and signal processing for communications. Dr. Basar currently serves as a Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Academic Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces.
Daniel Benevides da Costa, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan (email@example.com)
Daniel Benevides da Costa was born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Area: Telecommunications, from the University of Campinas, SP, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D thesis was awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Electrical Engineering by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES) at the 2009 CAPES Thesis Contest. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. In 2019, he was awarded with the prestigious grant of Nokia Visiting Professor. Since 2010, he has been with the Federal University of Ceará, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Recently, he joined as Full Professor the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan. Prof. da Costa is currently Executive Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, Area Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communication Society - Area: Green, Cognitive, and Intelligent Communications and Networks, and Specialty Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Communications and Networks - Wireless Communications Section. He has served as Vice-Chair of the SIG on “REconFigurabLE Intelligent Surfaces for Signal Processing and CommunicatIONS” (REFLECTIONS) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee (SPCC).
Miaowen Wen, South China University of Technology, China (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Miaowen Wen received the Ph.D. degree from Peking University, China, in 2014. From 2012 to 2013, he was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator with Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor with South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. He has published two books and more than 110 journal papers. His research interests include a variety of topics in the areas of wireless and molecular communications. Dr. Wen was a recipient of the IEEE Asia–Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2020, and four Best Paper Awards from the IEEE ITST’12, the IEEE ITSC’14, the IEEE ICNC’16, and the IEEE ICCT’19. He served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. Currently, he is serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing for Local and Private 5G Networks).
Qingqing Wu, University of Macau, China (email@example.com)
Qingqing Wu is currently an Assistant Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, University of Macau. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore. His current research interest includes intelligent reflecting surface (IRS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications, and MIMO transceiver design. He was the recipient of the IEEE WCSP Best Paper Award in 2015, the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Funding in SJTU in 2016, the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award of China Institute of Communications in 2017. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society, and IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology. He is the Lead Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on “UAV Communications in 5G and Beyond Networks”, and the Guest Editor for IEEE Open Journal on Vehicular Technology on “6G Intelligent Communications” and IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society on “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Based Communications for 6G Wireless Networks”. He serves as the Workshops and Symposia Officer of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative and Research Blog Officer of Aerial Communications Emerging Technology Initiative.
George C. Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (firstname.lastname@example.org)
George C. Alexandropoulos received the Engineering Diploma, M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He has held research positions at various Greek universities and research institutes, as well as at the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France, and he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. His research interests span the general areas of algorithmic design and performance analysis for wireless networks with emphasis on multi-antenna transceiver hardware architectures, active and passive reconfigurable metasurfaces, millimeter wave communications, as well as distributed machine learning algorithms. He has filed 2 international patents and authored over 130 papers at international journals and conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional in Industry Award 2018, and currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, Elsevier Computer Networks, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, and the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies.
Cunhua Pan, Queen Mary University of London, UK (email@example.com)
Cunhua Pan received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Research Associate at the University of Kent, U.K. He held a post-doctoral position at Queen Mary University of London, U.K., from 2016 and 2019, where he is currently a Lecturer. He is an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE ACCESS. He also serves as a leading Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP) Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-aided 6G Networks, leading Guest Editor of IEEE ACCESS Special Issue on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided Communications for 6G and Beyond. He is currently the Workshops and Symposia officer for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative.
Hongliang Zhang, Princeton University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hongliang Zhang received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University, China, in 2014 and 2019, respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, USA. His current research interest includes reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, aerial access networks, and game theory. He received the best doctoral thesis award from Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2019. He is an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2020. He has served as a TPC Member for many IEEE conferences such as Globecom, ICC, and WCNC. He is currently an Editor for IET Communications and Frontiers in Signal Processing. He also serves as a Guest Editor for IEEE IoT-J special issue on Internet of UAVs over Cellular Networks.
Naofal Al-Dhahir, University of Texas at Dallas, USA (email@example.com)
Naofal Al-Dhahir is Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor and ECE Dept. Associate Head at UT-Dallas. He earned his PhD degree from Stanford University and was a principal member of technical staff at GE Research Center and AT&T Shannon Laboratory from 1994 to 2003. He is co-inventor of 43 issued patents, co-author of about 460 papers and co-recipient of 4 IEEE best paper awards. He is an IEEE Fellow, received the 2019 IEEE SPCC technical recognition award and a 2021 Qualcomm faculty award. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Communications from Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2019. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Octavia A. Dobre, Memorial University, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Octavia A. Dobre is a Professor and Research Chair at Memorial University, Canada. She was a Royal Society and a Fulbright Scholar, and a Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include technologies for beyond 5G, as well as optical and underwater communications. She published over 300 referred papers in these areas. Dr. Dobre serves as the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. She was the EiC of the IEEE Communications Letters, a senior editor and an editor with prestigious journals, as well as General Chair and Technical Co-Chair of flagship conferences in her area of expertise. Dr. Dobre was the recipient of diverse awards, such as Best Paper Awards at IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, and IEEE WCNC conferences, as well as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. She is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece (email@example.com)
Angeliki Alexiou is a professor at the department of Digital Systems, ICT School, University of Piraeus. She received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1994 and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in 2000. Since May 2009 she has been a faculty member at the Department of Digital Systems, where she conducts research and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of Broadband Communications and Advanced Wireless Technologies. Prior to this appointment she was with Bell Laboratories, Wireless Research, Lucent Technologies, (later Alcatel-Lucent, now NOKIA), from January 1999-April 2009, in Swindon, UK, first as a member of technical staff and later as a Technical Manager. Professor Alexiou is a co-recipient of Bell Labs President’s Gold Award in 2002 for contributions to Bell Labs Layered Space-Time (BLAST) project and the Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award in 2004 for role model teamwork and technical achievements in the IST FITNESS project.