Dr. Harold Liu is a research scientist and project manager at IBM Research - China. He holds a PhD degree from Imperial College, U.K., and a BEng degree from Tsinghua University, China. Before joining IBM Research - China, he worked as a PostDoc researcher at Deustsche Telekom AG in Berlin, Germany, where he was involved in the GlobalSense and ThinSense projects on social networks and collaborative sensing. He also has been involved in EU-FP6 MEMBERANE Project, and the US Army-UK MoD co-funded ITA Project on sensor and mesh networks. In 2009, he was a visiting researcher at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, USA. His current research interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), context-aware computing, and protocol designs for ad-hoc, sensor and mesh networks. He has published more than 30 prestigious conference and journal papers, technical reports, and project deliverables. He also has filed a few EU/China patent. Harold also has served as Founder and General Chair of the International Workshop on IoT Enabling Technologies (IoT-ET 2012), in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2012, International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things (NOMe-IoT 2011), in conjunction with ACM UbiComp, and the TPC, Session Chair, Industry Chair of many conferences, including IEEE Infocom M2MCN 2011, IEEE ICEBE 2011/2012, PESARO 2011/2012, etc. He is now actively participating the standardization activities. Recently, Harold has been interviewed by EEWeb.com as a featured engineer. He is a peer reviewer of more than 30 journals and conferences, and a member of IEEE and ACM.
Dr. Melike Erol-Kantarci is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. During her Ph.D., she was a Fulbright visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of California Los Angeles.Her main research interests are wireless sensor networks, underwater sensor networks, smart grid communications and cyber-physical systems. She has over 40 journal articles and conference papers. She has delivered invited talks at various venues including Communications Research Center (CRC) of Canada, Turkish Naval Research Center, National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, University of Ottawa and University of Carleton. She has served as a TPC member for many IEEE conferences. Currently she is serving on the TPC of European Signal Processing Conference 2012 (EUSIPCO), IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2012 (ISCC), GLOBECOM - Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium 2012, Local Computer Networks 2012 (LCN), International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies 2012 and the Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (WWASN) 2012. She is the publicity co-chair of ISCC 2012 and Int. Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing 2012 (WCSP). She is an IEEE member.
Yunxin (Jeff) Li holds degrees of Ph.D. from University of Sydney, Master from University of New South Wales and Bachelor from Chongqing University. He currently works in National ICT Australia (NICTA) as a Principal Researcher and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney. He is a senior member of IEEE and currently serves as its editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is the inventor of 13 issued patents and the author of more than 45 publications. He has extensive experience in the ICT industry and served more than 9 years at Motorola/Freescale in its Australian Research Centre and Hong Kong Development Centre in various roles of Researcher, Senior Research Engineer, Principal Research Engineer, Principal Staff Engineer, Team Leader, Research Lab Manager and Senior Customer Project/Account Manager. He served 2 years at Agere Systems (renamed LSI) Australia Development Centre as Senior Technical Consultant and Project Manager. He has organised and chaired many conferences and workshops.
Prof. Yan Zhang is currently the senior research scientist at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. He received his PhD degree in School of Electrical and 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. He serves as guest editor for IEEE Intelligent Systems, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, Elsevier Computer Communications, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He serves as conference committee chairs in a number of prestigious international conferences (e.g. AINA 2011, WICON 2010, IWCMC 2010/2009, BODYNETS 2010, BROADNETS 2009, ACM MobiHoc 2008, CHINACOM 2009/2008). He has extensive experience and a long research and publication track record in the field of distributed wireless systems and its diversified applications. He is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society.
Dr. Rainer Schoenen received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Germany in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and 2000, respectively. His research interests include stochastic Petri nets and queuing systems, ATM, TCP/IP, switching, flow control, QoS, tariffs, User-in-the-loop, wireless resource and packet scheduling and the MAC layer of 4G systems. In particular, his PhD thesis was on aSystem Components for Broadband Universal Networks with QoS Guaranteea with the ISS group of Professor Meyr at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, from 1995-2000. Dr. Schoenen was a senior researcher/lecturer at Communication Networks (ComNets) Research Group, RWTH Aachen with Professor Walke from 2005 to 2009, teaching topics on computer networks, queuing theory and networks, Petri nets, channel coding, OS kernel management while performing research on LTE-Advanced, FDD relaying, scheduling, OSI layer 2 (MAC) and IMT-Advanced Evaluation within WINNER+. He has been a visiting PDF and later a research associate and industry project manager at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, from January 2010 and January 2011, respectively. working with Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu.