Invited Short Talks

(Speakers listed below in name alphabet order)

Kevin C. Almeroth

Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Talk Title: Trust 2.0: Who to Believe in the Flood of Online Data?


Kevin C. Almeroth is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara where his main research interests include computer networks and protocols, wireless networking, multicast communication, large-scale multimedia systems, and mobile applications. He has published extensively with more than 200 journal and conference papers. He is also heavily engaged in stewardship activities for a variety of research outlets including journal editorial boards, conference steering committees, new workshops, and the IETF. He is a Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Mung Chiang

Professor, Princeton University, USA

Talk Title: Better Energy-Delay Tradeoff via Server Resource Pooling


Mung Chiang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, and an Affiliated Faculty of Applied and Computational Mathematics and of Computer Science. He received the B.S. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999, 2000, and 2003, respectively, and was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University 2003-2008 and a tenured Associate Professor 2008-2011. His research areas include optimization, distributed control, and stochastic analysis of communication networks, with applications to the Internet, wireless networks, broadband access networks, content distribution, and network economics. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009:

Chiang received U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 2008 from the White House, TR35 Young Innovator Award 2007 from Technology Review, Young Investigator Award 2007 from ONR, Young Researcher Award Runner-up 2004-2007 from Mathematical Programming Society, CAREER Award 2005 from NSF, Frontiers of Engineering Symposium participant 2008 from NAE, and Engineering Teaching Commendation 2007 from Princeton University. He was a Princeton University Howard B. Wentz Junior Faculty and a Hertz Foundation Fellow. His paper awards include ISI citation Fast Breaking Paper in Computer Science and IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper three times. 

Chiang has 5 US patents issued and sits on Technical Advisory Board of 4 US startup companies. His guest and associate editorial services include IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw., IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, IEEE J. Sel. Area Comm., IEEE Trans. Comm., IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., and J. Optimization and Engineering. He co-chaired 38th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems and 9th IEEE WiOpt Conference.

Hossam Hassanein  (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer)

Professor, Queen's University, Canada

Talk Title: Towards a global IoT: Resource Re-utilization in WSNs


Hossam Hassanein is a leading authority in the areas of broadband, wireless and mobile networks architecture, protocols, control and performance evaluation. His record spans more than 400 publications in journals, conferences and book chapters, in addition to numerous keynotes and plenary talks in flagship venues. He is also the founder and director of the Telecommunications Research (TR) Lab at Queen's University School of Computing, with extensive international academic and industrial collaborations. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and is currently chair of the IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (TC AHSN). Dr. Hassanein is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker (Distinguished Lecturer 2008-2010).

Arunita Jaekel

Professor, University of Windsor, Canada

Talk Title: Strategies for Fault Tolerance in Optical Grid Networks


Arunita Jaekel received her B. Engg. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, and her M.A. Sc  and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada.  Since 1995, she has been working as a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, where she is currently a tenured professor. Her research is supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada. She has served as an external reviewer for NSERC strategic grant proposals and as a member of the NSERC PGS Scholarships and Fellowships Committee for Math and Computer Science from 1998-2001. She has been a member of the organizing committee for a number of international conferences such as Boradnets, ICCCN and TridentCom. She has also served as TPC co-chair of the Optical Networking Symposium in Globecom 09. Her current research interests include design of survivable WDM networks, use of advance reservation techniques for efficient resource allocation and energy-aware routing protocols for wireless sensor networks.

Hamid Jafarkhani  (IEEE/AAAS Fellow)

Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA

Talk Title: Distributed Beamforming in Relay-Interference Networks


Hamid Jafarkhani received the B.S. degree in electronics from Tehran University in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 and 1997, respectively.

From June 1996 to Sept. 1996, he was a summer intern at Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs). He joined AT&T Labs-Research as a Senior Technical Staff Member in Aug. 1997. Later he was promoted to a Principal Technical Staff Member. While at AT&T Labs, he and his colleagues invented space-time block coding, a MIMO technology, that has become an active area of research and is widely used in practice. He was with Broadcom Corp. as a Senior Staff Scientist from July 2000 to Sept. 2001. Currently, he is a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine where he is also the Director of Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing and the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair.

Hamid Jafarkhani ranked first in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities in 1984. He was a co-recipient of the American Division Award of the 1995 Texas Instruments DSP Solutions Challenge. He received the best paper award of ISWC in 2002 and an NSF Career Award in 2003. He received the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research in 2006 and the School of Engineering Fariborz Maseeh Best Faculty Research Award in 2007. Also, he was a co-recipient of the 2006 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications and the 2009 best paper award of the Journal of Communications and Networks.

He was an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Letters form 2001-2005, an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2002-2007 and an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2005-2007. He was a guest editor of the special issue on "MIMO-Optimized Transmission Systems for Delivering Data and Rich Content" for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing in 2008. He has been an area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2007.

Hamid Jafarkhani is listed as a highly cited researcher in According to the Thomson Scientific, he is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of "computer science" during 1997-2007. He is a Fellow of AAAS, an IEEE Fellow, and the author of the book Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice.


Yuming Jiang

Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Talk Title: Stochastic Network Calculus for Performance Analysis of Internet Networks - An Overview and Outlook


Dr. Yuming Jiang is presently a Professor in the Department of Telematics and the Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems (Q2S), at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He received his B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Peking University in 1988, M.E. degree in computer science and engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1991, and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001. From 1996 to 1997, he worked with Motorola. He was a Research Engineer at the ECE Department, NUS, from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore as a Member of Technical Staff / Research Scientist. He joined NTNU in 2004. He visited Northwestern University, USA from 2009 to 2010. He is recipient of a fellowship from the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). He was Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom2005— General Conference Symposium, TPC Co-Chair of 67th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2008, and General/TPC Co-Chair of International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 2007-2010. He is author of the book ”Stochastic Network Calculus” published by Springer in 2008. His research interests include network measurement and the provision and analysis of quality of service guarantees in communication networks. In the area of network calculus, his focus has been on developing fundamental models and investigating their basic properties for stochastic network calculus (snetcal), and recently also on applying snetcal to performance analysis of wireless networks.

Dilip Krishnaswamy

Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Inc, USA

Talk Title: Concurrent Bandwidth Aggregation over Wireless Networks


Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy is a senior staff systems engineer in the office of the chief scientist at Qualcomm in San Diego. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the best paper award for the 1997 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium for research related to his thesis in the parallel processing area. He was a Platform Architect at Intel where he worked on various projects including the Pentium4 processor development, system-on-chip mobile platform architectures (lead architect for Intel's first cellular SoC - PXA800F), and cross-layer wireless multimedia optimizations in the digital home.  He taught courses related to parallel computer architecture, and advanced digital systems design, at the University of California, Davis, where he now serves on the Industrial Board of Advisors. At Qualcomm, he has worked on adhoc heterogeneous tunneled access technologies, data-mining, heterogeneous cooperative techniques; wireless distributed computing, and concurrent bandwidth aggregation technologies. He serves as the Associate Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.  He chairs the IEEE comsoc emerging technical subcommittee on Applications of Nanotechnologies in Communications. His current research interests include m2m technologies/services/applications, heterogeneous wireless networks, distributed cooperative processing, parallel processing, nano-interconnects, and distributed/non-linear optimization.

Kevin A. Kwiat 

US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Talk Title: Surviving in Cyberspace


Kevin A. Kwiat has been with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, New York for over 28 years. He received the BS in Computer Science and the BA in Mathematics from Utica College of Syracuse University, and the MS in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He holds 4 patents. In addition to his duties with the Air Force, he is an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York at Utica/Rome, an adjunct instructor of Computer Engineering at Syracuse University, and a Research Associate Professor with the University at Buffalo.  He completed assignments as an adjunct professor at Utica College of Syracuse University, a lecturer at Hamilton College, a visiting scientist at Cornell University, and as a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research “Window on Europe” program. He has been by recognized by the AFRL Information Directorate with awards for best paper, excellence in technology teaming, and for outstanding individual basic research. His main research interest is dependable computer design. 

Victor C. M. Leung  (IEEE/EIC/CAE Fellow)

Professor and Mobility Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Canada

Talk Title: Applications of Fiber-connected Distributed Antenna Systems in Broadband Wireless Access


Victor C. M. Leung received the B.A.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in 1977, and was awarded the APEBC Gold Medal as the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science. He attended graduate school at U.B.C. on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and completed the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1981.

From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Leung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at MPR Teltech Ltd., specializing in the planning, design and analysis of satellite communication systems. In 1988, he started his academic career at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics. He returned to U.B.C. as a faculty member in 1989, currently holds the positions of Professor and TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at U.B.C. He also holds adjunct/guest faculty appointments at Jilin University, Beijing Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Dr. Leung has co-authored more than 500 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and several of these papers had been selected for best paper awards. His research interests are in the areas of architectural and protocol design, management algorithms and performance analysis for computer and telecommunication networks, with a current focus on wireless networks and mobile systems.

Dr. Leung is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Wireless Communications Series, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and is serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, Computer Communications, the Journal of Communications and Networks, as well as several other journals. He has guest-edited several journal special issues, and served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He is a General Co-chair of FutureTech 2012, CSA 2011, Chinacom 2011, and MobiWorld and GCN Workshops at IEEE Infocom 2011. He is a TPC co-chair of the MAC and cross-layer design track in IEEE WCNC 2012. He chaired the TPC of the wireless networking and cognitive radio track in IEEE VTC-fall 2008. He was the General Chair of AdhocNets 2010, WC 2010, QShine 2007, and Symposium Chair for Next Generation Mobile Networks in IWCMC 2006-2008. He was a General Co-chair of BodyNets 2010, CWCN Workshop at Infocom 2010, ASIT Workshop at IEEE Globecom 2010, MobiWorld Workshop at IEEE CCNC 2010, IEEE EUC 2009 and ACM MSWiM 2006, and a TPC Vice-chair of IEEE WCNC 2005.

Weifa Liang

Associate Professor, Australian National University, Australia

Talk Title: Constrained Resource Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks


Weifa Liang (M'99--SM'01) received the PhD degree from the Australian National University in 1998, the ME degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1989, and the BSc degree from Wuhan University, China in 1984, all in computer science. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. His research interests include design and analysis of energy-efficient routing protocols for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, information processing in wireless sensor networks, routing protocol design for WDM optical networks, design and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms, query optimization, and graph theory. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Tomoaki Ohtsuki

Professor, Keio University, Japan

Talk Title: Wireless Security and Monitoring System Using Array Sensor


Tomoaki Ohtsuki received the B.E., M.E., and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1990,1992, and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1995 he was a Post Doctoral Fellow and a Visiting Researcher in Electrical Engineering at Keio University. From 1993 to 1995 he was a Special Researcher of Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Japanese Junior Scientists. From 1995 to 2005 he was with Science University of Tokyo. In 2005 he joined Keio University. He is now a Professor at Keio University. From 1998 to 1999 he was with the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California, Berkeley. He is engaged in research on wireless communications, optical communications, signal processing, and information theory. Dr. Ohtsuki is a recipient of the 1997 Inoue Research Award for Young Scientist, the 1997 Hiroshi Ando Memorial Young Engineering Award, Ericsson Young Scientist Award 2000, 2002 Funai Information and Science Award for Young Scientist, IEEE the 1st Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award 2001, and the 5th International Communication Foundation (ICF) Research Award.

He served a Chair of IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics Technical Committee. He served a technical editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He is now serving an editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He has served symposium co-chair of many conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM 2008, SPC, and IEEE ICC2011, CTS. He gave tutorials and keynote speech at many international conferences including IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, and so on. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEICE.

Emanuel Radoi

Professor, University of Brest, France

Talk Title: An overview on synchronization algorithms for IR-UWB systems


Emanuel Radoi was born in 1968. He graduated in radar systems at the Military Technical Academy of Bucharest, in 1992. In 1997 he received the M.S. degree, in electronic engineering, and in 1999 the Ph.D. degree, in signal processing, both from the University of Brest. He is currently Professor of Signal Processing in the Electronics department of the University of Brest. His main research interests include superresolution methods, time-frequency analysis, fast digital filtering algorithms and UWB signal processing. He co-authored 7 books and more than 75 journal and conference papers.

June-Koo Kevin Rhee

Associate Professor, KAIST, Korea

Talk Title: Green IP over WDM Network Design Considering Energy-Load Proportionality


June-Koo Kevin Rhee ( is an associate professor at KAIST, Korea and a graduate of Seoul National University, with a B.E. (1988) and M.Sc. (1990), and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Ph.D. (1995), all in electrical engineering. Prior to his current position, he has been with Princeton University (1995-1996), NEC Research Institute (1996-1998), Corning Incorporated (1998-2002), and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (2003-2005). Early in his career, he made contributions in the area of optical communications including the first system demonstration of the ROADM concept, the first introduction of DPSK optical data transmission in WDM systems, and the first demonstration of a WDM optical protection switching network. Recently, his research interest advanced with wireless and green networking. His publications have been cited more than 600 times in various major technical articles. His current research interests include wireless mesh networking, green IP/WDM networking, carrier-class Ethernet, and optical packet switching.

Robert Caiming Qiu

Professor, Tennessee Technological University, USA

Talk Title: Towards A Large-Scale Cognitive Radio Network: Testbed, Intensive Computing, Frequency Agility and Security


Robert Caiming Qiu (IEEE S'93-M'96-SM'01) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from New York University (former Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY). He is currently Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Manufacturing Research, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, where he started as an Associate Professor in 2003 before he became a Full Professor in 2008. His current interest is in wireless communication and networking,  machine learning and the Smart Grid technologies. He was Founder-CEO and President of Wiscom Technologies, Inc., manufacturing and marketing WCDMA chipsets. Wiscom was sold to Intel in 2003. Prior to Wiscom, he worked for GTE Labs, Inc. (now Verizon), Waltham, MA, and Bell Labs, Lucent, Whippany, NJ. He has worked in wireless communications and network, machine learning, Smart Grid, digital signal processing, EM scattering, composite absorbing materials, RF microelectronics, UWB, underwater acoustics, and fiber optics. He holds over 5 patents in WCDMA and authored over 50 journal papers/book chapters. He contributed to 3GPP and IEEE standards bodies. In 1998 he developed the first three courses on 3G for Bell Labs researchers. He served as an adjunct professor in Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Qiu serves as Associate Editor, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY and other international journals. He is a co-author of Cognitive Radio Communication and Networking: Principles and Practice (John Wiley)—to be published. He is a Guest Book Editor for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Communications (New York: Wiley, 2005), and three special issues on UWB including the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOLOGY and IEEE TRANSACTION ON SMART GRID. He serves as a Member of TPC for GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, MILCOM, ICUWB, etc. In addition, he served on the advisory board of the New Jersey Center for Wireless Telecommunications (NJCWT). He is included in Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Chad M. Spooner

Senior Scientist, NorthWest Research Associates, USA

Talk Title: Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio: A Signal Processing Perspective on Signal-Statistics Exploitation


Chad M. Spooner received the BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, and the MS and PhD degrees from University of California at Davis in 1988 and 1992, all in electrical engineering. Over the past twenty years Dr. Spooner has held research positions at Mission Research Corporation, Statistical Signal Processing Incorporated, Alliant Techsystems, and NorthWest Research Associates. Research sponsors include the Naval Research Laboratory, DARPA, Lockheed-Martin Company, Tektronix, BAE Systems, and SDSI. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at Virginia Tech and an occasional lecturer in electrical engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Dr. Spooner's research interests include weak-signal detection and parameter estimation, automatic modulation classification, the theory of the higher-order statistics of communication signals, interference mitigation in satellite communications, spectrum sensing for cognitive radio, and pattern classification for biomedical applications.  Dr. Spooner received the 1992 Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research from the UC Davis Chapter of Sigma Xi and the 1995 UC Davis Allen G. Marr Prize in the Physical Sciences and Engineering for his 1992 doctoral work.

Dr. Spooner has published more than thirty papers in reputable journals, conferences, and technical books. Most recently, Dr. Spooner is co-author of the chapter “Spectrum Sensing Based on Spectral Correlation” in the 2009 book entitled Cognitive Radio Technology, Second Edition, edited by Dr. Bruce Fette.  Dr. Spooner is currently with NorthWest Research Associates in Monterey, California.

Xiaodong Wang  (IEEE Fellow)

Professor, Columbia University, USA

Talk Title: Group Decoding for Interference Channels


Xiaodong Wang received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Wang's research interests fall in the general areas of computing, signal processing and communications,and has published extensively in these areas. Among his publications is a recent book entitled ``Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception'', published by Prentice Hall in 2003.  His current research interests include wireless communications,   statistical signal processing, and genomic signal processing.   Dr. Wang received the 1999 NSF CAREER Award,   the 2001 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society's Paper Award on New Communication Topics. He has served as an Associate Editor for the  IEEE Transactions on Communications, the  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,    the  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,  and   the  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and listed as an ISI Highly-cited Author.

Tilman Wolf

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Talk Title: Security Issues in Network Virtualization for the Future Internet


Tilman Wolf is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received a Diplom in informatics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1998. He also received a M.S. in computer science in 1998, a M.S. in computer engineering in 2000, and a D.Sc. in computer science in 2002, all from Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Wolf is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of computer networks, computer architecture, and embedded systems. His research interests include network processors, their application in next-generation Internet architectures, and embedded system security. His research has attracted substantial funding from both industry and the federal government, including an NSF CAREER award.

Dr. Wolf is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He is an associate editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and for IEEE Micro. He has been active as program committee member and organizing committee member of several professional conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM and ACM SIGCOMM and has served as TPC chair and general chair for ICCCN 2009 and 2010. He currently serves as TPC chair for ANCS 2011 and as general chair for ANCS 2012. He has served as treasurer for the ACM SIGCOMM society since 2005. At the University of Massachusetts, he received the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2006, the College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008, and the IEEE/HKN Student Branch Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010.