2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Chengxiang Wang, Southeast University, China

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, IEEE, IET and China Institute of Communications

Biography: Cheng-Xiang Wang received the B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in communication and information systems from Shandong University, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in wireless communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004.
He was a Research Assistant with the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, from 2000 to 2001, a Visiting Researcher with Siemens AG Mobile Phones, Munich, Germany, in 2004, and a Research Fellow with the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, from 2001 to 2005. He was with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., from 2005 to 2018, where he was promoted to a professor in 2011. He has been with Southeast University, Nanjing, China, as a professor since 2018, and he is now the Executive Dean of the School of Information Science and Engineering. He is also a professor with Pervasive Communication Research Center, Purple Mountain Laboratories, Nanjing, China. He has authored 4 books, 3 book chapters, and over 520 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including 27 highly cited papers. He has also delivered 25 invited keynote speeches/talks and 16 tutorials in international conferences. His current research interests include wireless channel measurements and modeling, 6G wireless communication networks, and electromagnetic information theory.
Dr. Wang is a Member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), IEEE, IET and China Institute of Communications (CIC), an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2019 and 2020, a Highly-Cited Researcher recognized by Clarivate Analytics in 2017-2020. He is currently an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. He has served as an Editor for over ten international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, from 2007 to 2009, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, from 2011 to 2017, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, from 2015 to 2017. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networks (Lead Guest Editor), Special Issue on Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks, and Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks. He was also a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIG DATA, Special Issue on Wireless Big Data, and is a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, Special Issue on Intelligent Resource Management for 5G and Beyond. He has served as a TPC Member, a TPC Chair, and a General Chair for more than 30 international conferences. He received 16 Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, IEEE ICCT 2011, ITST 2012, IEEE VTC 2013 Spring, IWCMC 2015, IWCMC 2016, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2016, WPMC 2016, WOCC 2019, IWCMC 2020, WCSP 2020, CSPS2021, WCSP 2021, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2022, and IEEE ICCT 2023.

Prof. Wei Zhang, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Fellow of IEEE, IET & Vice President, IEEE Communications Society

Biography: Wei Zhang received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. He was Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006-2007. In May 2008, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is currently a Professor. His current research interests include space information networks, mmWave communications, and massive MIMO.
Currently, he is Vice President of IEEE Communications Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Communications and Information Networks and Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters from 2016 to 2019. He also served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2015-2018), IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (2015-2017), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series in 2012-2014 and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2010-2015). He was Chair of IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee in 2019-2020 and Vice Director of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board from 2016 to 2021. He is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the IET.

Prof. Mohamad Sawan, Westlake University, China

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, lEEE, Canadian Academy of Engineering

Biography: Mohamad Sawan received the Ph.D. degree from University of Sherbrooke, Canada. He is currently a Chair Professor in Westlake University, Hangzhou, China, and Emeritus Professor in Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. He is founder and director of the Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Research of Advanced Integrated-on-chips Neurotechnologies (CenBRAIN Neurotech) in Westlake University, Hangzhou, China. He founded the Polystim Neurotech Laboratory, and the Eastern Canadian IEEE-Solid State Circuits Society Chapter. He is cofounder of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, the International IEEE-NEWCAS and the International IEEE-BioCAS Conferences. Also, he is Co-Founder, Associate Editor, member of the steering committee and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS) (2016-2019). He is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME). He was Deputy Editor-in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on circuits and systems II (TCAS-II), Editor and Associate Editor of several other International Journals such as the Springer Mixed-signal Letters. Dr. Sawan is member of the board, editor, guest editor and associate editor of several other prestigious scientific Journals. He is cofounder of several other IEEE International conferences such as IEEE-ICECS and IEEE-ICM. He was General Chair of both the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and the 2020 IEEE International Medicine, Biology and Engineering Conference (EMBC), and was VP Publications of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2019-2022). He was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices (2001-2015) and was leading the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ), Canada (1999-2018), receiving membership support from 11 Universities. His scientific interests are the design and implementation of hybrid and mixed-signal (analog, digital, RF, MEMS and optic) circuits and Microsystems: integration, assembly and validations. These topics are mainly oriented toward the biomedical fundamental and applied sciences. Dr. Sawan published more than 1000 peer reviewed papers, two books, 13 book chapters, and 12 patents and 27 other patents are pending, and has offered around 350 invited talks pertaining to the field of biomedical engineering. He received several awards, among them Chinese Government Friendship Award, the Hangzhou Outstanding Talent Award, the Zhejiang Westlake Friendship Award, the Qianjiang Friendship Ambassador Award, the Shanghai International Collaboration Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Medal of Merit from the President of Lebanon, the J.A. Bombardier and Jacques-Rousseau ACFAS Awards for technology transfer and research contributions, the Barbara Turnbull Award for medical research in Canada, and the achievement Award from the American University of Science and Technology. Dr. Sawan is Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Engineering Institutes of Canada, and “Officer” of the National Order of Quebec.




Previous Speakers


Prof. Franco Maloberti
Division I Director of IEEE, Life Fellow of IEEE

Univeristy of Pavia, Italy

Biography: Franco Maloberti received the Laurea degree in physics (summa cum laude) from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1968, and the Dr. Honoris Causa Ph.D. in electronics from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Inaoe), Puebla, Mexico, in 1996.
He is Emeritus Professor, University of Pavia, Italy and Visiting Chair Professor, University of Macau, China SAR. In 1993, he was a Visiting Professor at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-PEL), Zurich, Switzerland and in 2004 Visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2000 to 2002 he was the TI/J.Kilby Analog Engineering Chair Professor at the Texas A&M University and from 2002 to 2004 the Distinguished Microelectronic Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.
His professional expertise is in the design, analysis, and characterization of integrated circuits and analog digital applications, mainly in the areas of switched-capacitor circuits, data converters, interfaces for telecommunication, sensor systems, portable power management, and CAD for analog and mixed A/D design. He has written about 600 published papers, seven books and holds 36 patents.
He is Director of the Division I of IEEE. He was President of the IEEE CAS Society, VP Region 8 of IEEE CAS (1995-1997), Associate Editor of IEEE-TCAS-II, President of the IEEE Sensor Council (2002-2003), IEEE CAS BoG member (2003-2005), VP Publications IEEE CAS (2007-2008). He was DL IEEE SSC Society (2009-2010) and DL IEEE CAS Society (2006-2007; 2012-2013). He received the 1999 IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2000 CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the IEEE Millenium Medal. He received the 1996 IEE Fleming Premium, the ESSCIRC 2007 Best Paper Award and the IEEJ Workshop 2007 and 2010 Best Paper Award. He received the IEEE CAS Society 2013 Mac Van Valkenburg Award.

Prof. Massimo Alioto
Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program for the IEEE CAS Society, Fellow of IEEE

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biography: Massimo Alioto is a Professor at the ECE Department of the National University of Singapore, where he leads the Green IC group, the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems area, and the FD-fAbrICS center on intelligent & connected systems. Previously, he held positions at the University of Siena, Intel Labs – CRL (2013), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2011-2012), University of California – Berkeley (2009-2011), EPFL - Lausanne.
He is (co)author of 350+ publications on journals and conference proceedings, and four books with Springer (with two more coming this quarter). His primary research interests include ultra-low power and self-powered systems, green computing, circuits for machine intelligence, hardware security, and emerging technologies.
He was the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. He is currently the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program for the IEEE CAS Society, and was a Distinguished Lecturer for the SSC and CAS Society. Previously, Prof. Alioto was the Chair of the “VLSI Systems and Applications” Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010-2012). He served as Guest Editor of numerous journal special issues (JSSC, TCAS-I, JETCAS…), Technical Program Chair of several IEEE conferences (ISCAS, SOCC, PRIME, ICECS), and TPC member (ISSCC, ASSCC). His research group contribution has been recognized through various best paper awards (e.g., ISSCC, ICECS), and in the ten technological highlights of the TSMC 2020 annual report, among the others. Prof. Alioto is an IEEE Fellow.

Prof. Gui-Lu Long

Tsinghua University, China

Biography: Gui-Lu Long, chair professor at Tsinghua University & Vice-President, Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences. He received his BS from Shandong University in 1982 and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 1987. He has been working in Tsinghua since 1987. Between 1989-1993, he worked as a research fellow in the University of Sussex working in Prof. J. P. Elliott’s group. During June-July 2002, he visited Prof. Anton Zeilinger’s group.
Notably among his various achievements, he proposed the quantum secure direct communication (QSDC), which transmits secure information directly using quantum states, developing reliable transmission of information through noisy channel into reliable and secure transmission of information through a channel with both noise and eavesdropping; the linear combination unitaries (LCU) quantum computing paradigm; the WISE (Wavefunction Is the System Entity) interpretation of quantum mechanics; and developed a quantum exact search algorithm and quantum algorithms for cryptography analysis and so on. He was former AAPPS President and C13 vice-chair of IUPAP. He has been invited to give talks on quantum information in various venues of IEEE such as VTC, GLOBECOM and ICC. He is fellow of America Physical Society & Institute of Physics of UK.

Prof. Qiang Li
Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
Founding Chair of IEEE Chengdu SSCS/CASS Joint Chapter

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Biography: Qiang Li received the B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has been working on analog/RF and mixed-signal circuits in both academia and industry, holding positions of Engineer, Project Leader & Technical Consultant in Singapore. He has been an Associate Professor at the Aarhus University, Denmark during 2011-2014, and the Vice Dean of the School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, UESTC during 2014-2018. He is currently a full Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), heading the analog group. His research interests include low-voltage and low-power analog/RF circuits, data converters, and mixed-mode circuits for biomedical and sensor interfaces.
He has founded and is currently heading the UESTC Institute of Integrated Circuits and Systems. In January 2018, The Institute is accredited as an international collaboration platform (111 Project) co-supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education and SAFEA.
Prof. Li serves as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), a member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), a member of the Technical Program Committee of European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), and a member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (ASSCC). He was a member of the Student Research Preview (SRP) committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the TPC Chair of 2018 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS). He served/serves as a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I) and an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems (OJCAS). He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Chengdu SSCS/CASS Joint Chapter.