Prof. Moshe Zukerman
City University of Hong Kong
Short Bio: Prof. Moshe Zukerman received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and his M.Sc. in Operation Research from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from The University of California Los Angeles in 1985.
Dr. Zukerman was an independent consultant with IRI Corporation and a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA during 1985-1986. In 1986 he moved to Australia and joined Telecom Australia. During 1986-1997 he served in Telecom (Telstra from 1993) Research Laboratories (TRL), first as a research engineer and between 1988-1997 as a project leader managing a team of researchers providing expert advice to Telstra on network design and traffic engineering, and on traffic aspects of evolving telecommunications standards.
He was a co-recipient of the TRL Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990.
Between 1990-2001, he also taught and supervised graduate students at Monash University. Between 1997-2008 he was with The University of Melbourne, as a senior research fellow (1997-1998), associate professor (1998-2001), and professor (2001-2008). Since December 2008 he has been with the Electronic (now Electrical) Engineering Department of City University of Hong Kong as a Chair Professor of Information Engineering and a team leader.
He has served on editorial boards of various journals, and as member of technical and organizing committees of numerous national and international conferences. He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. He submitted contributions to and represented Australia in several ITU-T/CCITT standards meetings. Professor Zukerman has over 400 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded several national and international patents. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2007.
Prof. Zhu Han
University of Houston, USA
Short Bio: Zhu Han (S’01–M’04-SM’09-F’14) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor at Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as in the Computer Science Department at the University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, big data analysis, security, and smart grid. Dr. Han received an NSF Career Award in 2010, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communication Society in 2011, the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing in 2015, IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communications Systems (best paper award in IEEE JSAC) in 2016, and several best paper awards in IEEE conferences. Dr. Han was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2015-2018, AAAS fellow since 2019 and ACM distinguished Member since 2019. Dr. Han is 1% highly cited researcher since 2017 according to Web of Science. Dr. Han is also the winner of 2021 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, for outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications, with the following citation: "for contributions to game theory and distributed management of autonomous communication networks."
2019 Keynote Speaker
PROF. HSI-PIN MA,
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN
Title: IoT Development and Applications in Sports
Short Bio:Hsi-Pin Ma (M’98) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1995 and 2002. At the summer of 2000, he interned at Siemens Telecommunication Systems Limited, for feasibility study and establishment of a dual-mode base station for WCDMA and cdma2000. Since 2003, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently as a Professor. In NTHU, Dr. Ma has served as Associate Chair and Interim Chair of EE Department, and is currently Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of IC Design Technology Center. Dr. Ma’s research interests include communications system design and SoC implementation, power efficient/energy efficient signal processing, and biomedical signal processing and system applications.
He has served previously Secretary of Asia Pacific Region in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), TC Liaison for Standard Development Board, secretary, and vice chair of e-Health Technical Committee in IEEE ComSoc. He is currently the chair of e-Health Technical Committee. Dr. Ma was the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications & Services (IEEE Healthcom2014) and e-Health Track of Selected Area in Communications in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC2015). He is a life member of Taiwan IC Design Society, Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering, and a member of the IEEE.
Prof. Yutaka Ishibashi
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Fellow of IEICE
“Advanced Remote Cooperation among Humans and Robots with Force Feedback”
Abstract: Recently, a number of researchers focus on studies on cooperative work by employing multiple remote robot systems with force feedback over networks. In a remote robot system, for example, a human can operate a remote robot with force sensors over a network by using a haptic interface device while watching video. Each human can perceive reaction force via the haptic interface device when the robot arm hits/touches some objects. Therefore, by using multiple systems, we can do various types of work which only humans cannot do or only robots cannot do. In such work, we need to enhance cooperation among humans and robots (that is, between robots and robots, between robots and humans, and between humans and humans) by using force feedback as well as voice and video over a network. To realize stable and high-quality remote robot control with force feedback, we need to integrate and enhance stabilization control and QoS (Quality of Service) control which have independently been studied in the robot & control engineering field and in the communications & network engineering field, respectively, so far. In the speech, we will explain the current state of study on advanced cooperation among humans and robots by using multiple remote robot systems with force feedback and present new directions of the study.
Short Bio:Yutaka Ishibashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1990, respectively. In 1983, he joined the Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (currently, NTT). From 1993 to 2001, he served as an Associate Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. From June 2000 to March 2001, he was a visiting researcher, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida (USF), USA. He was the Head of Department of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology from 2005 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2009. He is currently one of the four College Directors at Nagoya Institute of Technology. His research interests include multisensory communications, QoS (Quality of Service) control, and remote robot control with force feedback.
He was the Chair of the IEICE Communication Quality Technical Committee from 2007 to 2009. He served as TPC Chair of IEEE CQR (Communications Quality and Reliability) Workshop in 2011 and 2012. He also served as NetGames (Network and Systems Support for Games) Workshop Co-Chair in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2017, Executive Committee Chair of Tokai-Section Joint Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Information, and Related Engineering in Japan, Chair of IEEE MAW 2017 (Metro Area Workshop in Nagoya, 2017), Conference Co-Chairs of IEEE ICCC 2017 and 2018 and ICECE 2018, Conference Chair of ICCCS 2018, Technical Program Chair of IEEE ICCE-TW 2018, and Conference Co-Chairs of ICFCC 2019 and ICCET 2019. He was IEEE Nagoya Section Secretary in 2015 and 2016 and IEEE Nagoya Section Chair in 2017 and 2018, and he is currently IEEE Nagoya Section Past Chair. He is further a Steering Committee Member of NetGames. He is a Fellow of IEICE, a Senior member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM, ITE, IPSJ, VRSJ, and IEEJ.
SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, JAPAN