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.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Minho Jo, IEEE Senior Member
Korea University, South Korea
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS)

Minho Jo is the professor in the Department of Computer Convergence Software, Korea University, Sejong Metropolitan City, South Korea. He is the Director of the IoT & AI Lab, Korea University ( Prof. Jo currently serves for the South Korea’s Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

He received a BA from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Chosun University, South Korea, in 1984, and received a PhD from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, USA, in 1994, respectively.

He was a recipient of the 2018 IET Best Paper Premium Award by the United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of Engineering and Technology. He received the Headong Outstanding Scholar Prize in 2011. He received the Stone Pagoda Award for Outstanding Research by Korea University in Year 2018, 2019, respectively.

He is one of the founders of the Samsung Electronics LCD Division. He has published over 100 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals/magazines and for international conferences. He was Vice President of the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE) and is currently the Vice President of the Korean Society for Internet Information (KSII). He is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (SCI/JCR and SCOPUS indexed. and is the Founder of IEIE Transactions on Smart Processing and Computing (SCOPUS indexed. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Journal, an Associate Editor of IEEE Access, an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, respectively. He is an Associate Editor of Electronics, an Editor of Security and Communication Networks, and an Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, respectively.

His current research interests include IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence and deep learning, big data, network security, cloud/edge computing, wireless energy harvesting, autonomous vehicles, and LTE-Unlicensed.


Prof. Zhun Fan, Shantou University, China

Zhun Fan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in control engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1995 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA, in 2004. He is currently a Full Professor with Shantou University (STU), Shantou, China. He also serves as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Digital Signal and Image Processing. His major research interests include intelligent control and robotic systems, robot vision and cognition, MEMS, computational intelligence, design automation, optimization of mechatronic systems, machine learning and image processing. He has published more than 190 scientific articles, such as the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

Before joining STU, he was an Associate Professor with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) from 2007 to 2011, first with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, then with the Department of Management Engineering, and as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the same university from 2004 to 2007. He has been a Principle Investigator of a number of projects from Danish Research Agency of Science Technology and Innovation and National Natural Science Foundation of China. His research is also supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Assoc. Prof. Yanhan Zeng, Guangzhou University, China

Prof. Zeng Joined Guangzhou University in July 2015, served as associate professor in January 2018, and head of the Department of Internet of Things Engineering in July 2018. Research directions include analog/mixed-signal IC design, wireless energy transmission technology, IoT chips and system applications, integrated circuit optimization algorithms, and industrial Internet. Member of IEEE, Member of IEEE SSCC Guangzhou Chapter, Head of Guangzhou University of Guangzhou Semiconductor Association, Head of RF and Analog IC Team of National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Internet of Things Chips and System Application Technology of Sun Yat-sen University, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science of Guangdong Province Fund review expert, reviewer of TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TVLSI, IEE Access, MEJ, EL, IET CDS and other international journals and related 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 ten SCI papers in integrated circuit design and Internet of Things related fields, including ISCAS, APCCAS, and VLSI-SoC There are nearly ten conference papers and more than 20 Chinese invention patents have been authorized.