5th ICCIS 2021: Chongqing, China

Keynote Speakers for ICCIS 2021

Prof. Kin K. Leung, IEEE Fellow, Imperial College London, UK

Biography: Kin K. Leung received his B.S. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Los Angeles. He worked AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey for 19 years. Since 2004, he has been the Tanaka Chair Professor at Imperial College London. He is the Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group at Imperial. His research focuses on protocols, optimization and machine learning in communication networks. He also works on multi-antenna systems and cross-layer optimization of wireless networks.

He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award from AT&T Bell Labs in 1994, and was a co-recipient of the 1997 Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award. He is an IEEE Fellow (2001). He received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merits Award (2004-09) and became a member of Academia Europaea (2012). He also co-received best paper awards at major conferences, including the IEEE ICC 2019, ICDCS 2013 and PIMRC 2012. He was a member (2009-11) and the chairman (2012-15) of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for Communications Society. He has served on the editorial boards of 10 technical journals. Currently, he chairs the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and is an editor for the ACM Computing Survey and International Journal on Sensor Networks.


Prof. Xiang-Gen Xia, IEEE Fellow, University of Delaware, USA

Biography: Xiang-Gen Xia received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, and his M.S. degree in mathematics from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1983, 1986, and 1992, respectively. He is currently the Charles Black Evans Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA. Dr. Xia was the Kumars Chair Professor Group Professor (guest) in Wireless Communications, Tsinghua University, during 2009-2011, the Chang Jiang Chair Professor (visiting), Xidian University, during 2010-2012, and the WCU Chair Professor (visiting), Chonbuk National University, during 2009-2013. Dr. Xias current research interests include space-time coding, MIMO and OFDM systems, digital signal processing, and SAR and ISAR imaging. He is the author of the book Modulated Coding for Intersymbol Interference Channels (New York, Marcel Dekker, 2000).

Dr. Xia received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award in 1997, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 1998, and the Outstanding Overseas Young Investigator Award from the National Nature Science Foundation of China in 2001. He is currently serving and has served as an Associate Editor for numerous international journals including IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Science China -- Information Sciences. Dr. Xia is Technical Program Chair of the Signal Processing Symp., Globecom 2007 in Washington D.C. and the General Co-Chair of ICASSP 2005 in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Prof. Yi Qian, IEEE Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Biography: Yi Qian received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry, academia, and government. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several startup companies, an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

His research interests include wireless communications and networks, and information and communication network security. More specifically, he has research and industry experience in wireless communications and networks, wireless sensor networks, vehicular communication networks, information and communication network security, smart grid communications, broadband satellite communications, optical communications, high-speed communications and networks, and Internet of Things.

Prof. Yi Qian is a Fellow of IEEE. He was previously Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications 2018. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals and magazines, including as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communications Society.


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