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IEEE PIMRC'16 TRACK CO-CHAIRS

Fundamentals and PHY:

Buon Kiong Lau
Lund Univ., Lund Sweden


Buon Kiong Lau received the B.E. degree from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, and the Ph.D. degree from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, in 1998 and 2003, respectively, both in electrical engineering. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, where he is now an Associate Professor. His primary research interests are in various aspects of multiple antenna systems, particularly the interplay between antennas, propagation channels, and signal processing. Dr. Lau is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, for which he was also a Guest Editor of the 2012 Special Issue on MIMO Technology and is the Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Characteristic Modes. He was the Lead Guest Editor of the 2013 Special Cluster on Terminal Antenna Systems for 4G and Beyond for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He was a Co-Chair of Subworking Group 2.2 within COST Action 2100 (2007-2011) and the Chair of Subworking Group 1.1 within COST IC1004 (2011-2015). He is a member of the Education Committee within the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the Coordinator for the IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest during 2012-2015.

Michael Jensen
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, USA


Michael A. Jensen received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT, in 1990 and 1991, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, all in electrical engineering. Since 1994, he has been at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, BYU, where he is currently a University Professor. His research interests include antennas and propagation for communications, microwave circuit design, multi-antenna signal processing, and physical layer security. Dr. Jensen is currently President-Elect of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation as well as an Associate Editor for the same journal and for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He has been a member and Chair of the Joint Meetings Committee for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, a member of the society AdCom, a member of the society Publications Committee, and Co-Chair or Technical Program Chair for eight different symposia. In 2002, he received the Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2008 for his contributions on multi-antenna communication.

Chenyang Yang
Beihang Univ., Beijing, China


Chenyang Yang received her Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Beijing, China, in 1997. She has been a full professor with the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beihang University since 1999. Dr. Yang has published over 200 international journal and conference papers and filed over 60 patents in the fields of green communication, coordinated multi point transmission, interference management, cognitive radio, and relay, etc. She was nominated as an Outstanding Young Professor of Beijing in 1995 and was supported by the 1st Teaching and Research Award Program for Outstanding Young Teachers of Higher Education Institutions by Ministry of Education during 1999-2004. Dr. Yang was the chair of the IEEE Communications Society Beijing chapter during 2008-2012. She has served as Technical Program Committee Member for a numerous IEEE conferences. She was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing and of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Her recent research interests include green radio, local caching, and interference control for 5G wireless systems.



MAC and Cross-Layer Design:

Jose Monserrat
iTEAM-UPV, Spain


Dr.-Ing. Jose F. Monserrat (jomondel@iteam.upv.es) received his MSc. degree with High Honors and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He was the recipient of the First Regional Prize of Engineering Studies in 2003 for his outstanding student record receiving also the Best Thesis Prize from the UPV in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded with the best young researcher prize of Valencia. He is currently an associate professor in the Communications Department of the UPV. His current research focuses on the design of future 5G wireless systems and their performance assessment. He has been involved in several European Projects, being especially significant his participation in NEWCOM, PROSIMOS, WINNER+ and METIS where he led the simulation activities. He also participated in 2010 in one external evaluation group within ITU-R on the performance assessment of the candidates for the future family of standards IMT-Advanced. He co-edited the July 2015 special issue on 5G spectrum published in IEEE Communications Magazine and is co-author of the Wiley book “Mobile and wireless communications for IMT-Advanced and beyond”. Jose Monserrat is senior member of the IEEE and has published more than 40 journal papers.

Erik Ström
Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden


Erik G. Ström received the M.S. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology-KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1994, both in electrical engineering. He is now a Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology, which he joined in 1996 after a postdoc stint at KTH. Dr. Ström currently heads the Division for Communications Systems and leads the competence area Sensors and Communications at the traffic safety center SAFER, which is hosted by Chalmers. His research interests include signal processing and communication theory in general, and constellation labelings, channel estimation, synchronization, multiple access, medium access, multiuser detection, wireless positioning, and vehicular communications in particular. He was a co-guest editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE special issue on Vehicular Communications (2011) and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issues on Signal Synchronization in Digital Transmission Systems (2001) and on Multiuser Detection for Advanced Communication Systems and Networks (2008). Dr. Ström was a member of the board of the IEEE VT/COM Swedish Chapter 2000–2006. He received the Chalmers Pedagogical Prize in 1998 and the Chalmers Ph.D. Supervisor of the Year award in 2009.



Mobile and Wireless Networks:

Yan Zhang
SIMULA, Oslo, Norway


Yan Zhang is currently Head of Department, Department of Networks at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. He received a PhD degree in School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is an associate editor or on the editorial board of a number of well-established scientific international journals, e.g., Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC). He also serves as the guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Internet of Things journal, IEEE Systems Journal, and IEEE Intelligent Systems. He is currently serving the Book Series Editor for the book series on "Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications" (Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group). He serves as chair positions in a number of conferences, including IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE CCNC 2016, WICON 2016, IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, IEEE CloudCom 2015, IFIP Networking 2014, IFIP NTMS 2014, CHINACOM 2014, and IEEE GREENCOM 2013. He serves as TPC member for numerous international conference including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE WCNC. His current research interest include: wireless networks and reliable and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., healthcare, transport, smart grid). In the related topics, he has extensive research experience and publication track record in prestigious journals. He has received 5 Best Paper Awards. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, and IEEE VT society

Celimuge Wu
UEC, Tokyo, Japan


Celimuge Wu received the M.E. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2006, and the PhD degree from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, in 2010. Since 2010, he has been an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Systems, the University of Electro-Communications. He has been serving as an expert member of IEICE Technical Committee on Communication Quality since 2013, and as a technical program committee member for many prestigious conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC etc. He received IPSJ Digital Courier Funai Young Researcher Encouragement Award in 2011. His current research interests include wireless networks, networking architectures and protocols

Ramón Agüero
Univ. Cantabria, Santander, Spain


Ramón Agüero is an Associate Professor at the University of Cantabria, Spain. He got the MSc on Telecommunication Engineering (5-year degree) on 2001 from the same university (he was awarded as the 2nd best academic record at a National level) and the PhD in 2008 (Extraordinary PhD Award from the University of Cantabria). His research lines are focused on wireless communications, in particular over multi-hop networks and the application of Network Coding techniques, as well as on next-generation access network architectures. He has participated in various European research projects, belonging to the different Frameworks. Ramón Agüero has over 150 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and regularly participates as a member of different Technical Program Committees; he was the Mobile and Wireless Networks track chair of PIMRC’2015. Ramón Agüero belongs to the Editorial Board of the Wireless Networks (Springer) journal.



Services, Applications and Business:

Roberto Verdone
CNIT-Univ. Bologna, Bologna, Italy


Roberto Verdone was born in Bologna, Italy, on August 6, 1965. He received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering, and his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Since 2001 he is Full Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Bologna where he joined the Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems (DEIS). Formerly he was a researcher at CSITE (a research centre of the National Research Council, CNR), now IEIIT-BO, in Telecommunications. He collaborates to WiLab (the Wireless Communication Laboratory) activities.

Didier A. Bourse
Nokia, Paris, France


Dr. Didier Bourse currently holds the position of Director, European Research Cooperation inside ALU Bell Labs, coordinating the cross-locations cross-domains EU research co-operations. He received his diploma degree in telecommunications in 1992 from ENSTBr and obtained his PhD degree in 1997 from IRCOM. In 1997, he joined Thomson-CSF Communications and worked in the field of military tactical radio as technical manager and project manager. When working in Motorola Labs (2001-2008), he was coordinator of several EC IPs, e.g. the complete FP6 E2R Programme on Cognitive Radio Systems, and was also member of the eMobility ETP Steering Board. Since he joined ALU Bell Labs in 2008, he was key ALU contributor to the Cross-ETPs working group on Future Internet, the Future Internet PPP programme pre-definition, the EIT KIC ICT Labs proposal building and the 5G Infrastructure PPP programme pre-definition. He was member of the FIA and FuNeMS Steering Committees and is member of the DigitalEurope TRPG R&D Working Group, EuCNC Steering Committee and GEANT GN3+ External Advisory Committee. He has numerous publications and patents in the areas of communications.




 
 



 
 

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