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Photo of Derek Abbott DEREK ABBOTT
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Univ. of Adelaide, SA, Australia

Derek Abbott was a Research Engineer with the GEC Hirst Research Centre, London, U.K., from 1978 to 1986, and a VLSI Design Engineer with Austek Microsystems, Adelaide, SA, Australia, from 1986 to 1987. Since 1987, he has been with The University of Adelaide, where he is currently a Full Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He co-edited Quantum Aspects of Life (London, U.K.: Imperial College Press, 2008), and has co-authored Stochastic Resonance (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Terahertz Imaging for Biomedical Applications (New York, NY, USA: Springer-Verlag, 2012). His interest is in the area of multidisciplinary physics and electronic engineering applied to complex systems.

His research programs span a number of areas of stochastic, game theory, photonics, biomedical engineering, and computational neuroscience. He was a recipient of a number of awards, including the South Australian Tall Poppy Award for Science (2004) and the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012).

Photo of Ram Adapa RAM ADAPA
HVDC & Power Electronics
Power Delivery and Utilization Sector, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Ram Adapa (S’82-M’85-SM’90-F’12) received the B.S. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, the M.S. degree from IIT Kanpur, India, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, all in electrical engineering.

He is a Technical Executive in the transmission and substations area with the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector. His research activities focus on high voltage direct current (HVdc) transmission, flexible ac transmission systems, fault current limiters, dynamic circuit ratings to increase transmission capacity, and transmission system reliability performance metrics.

He joined EPRI in 1989 as a Project Manager in the Power System Planning and Operations program. Later, he became Product Line Leader for Transmission, Substations, and Grid Operations, where he developed the research portfolio and business execution plans for the grid operations and planning areas, a portfolio that focused on the needs of a deregulated utility environment. Some of the tools in this portfolio included market restructuring, transmission pricing, ancillary services, and security tools to maintain the reliability of the grid.

Before joining EPRI, he was with the Systems Engineering Department, Cooper Power Systems as a Staff Engineer.

He has been honored several times by the IEEE for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He has authored or co-authored over 125 technical papers and is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is an Individual Member of CIGRE, a Technical Advisor of IEC TC115-HVdc Transmission Standards Development, and a Registered Professional Engineer.

Photo of Murat Arcak MURAT ARCAK
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Murat Arcak (S’97-M’00-SM’05-F’12) received the B.S. degree from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

He is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. His research is in dynamical systems and control theory with applications to biological networks, power systems, communication networks, and cooperative robotics. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2008, he was a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Dr. Arcak received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2003, the Donald P. Eckman Award in 2006, and the SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize in 2007. He is Fellow of IEEE and a member of SIAM.

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Elta Systems Ltd.
Ashdod, Israel

Shmuel Auster (M’89-SM’99) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1980 and 1986, respectively, and the degree in Engineering Management (Summa Cum Laude) in 1993.

He has been with Elta Microwave Systems, Ashdod, Israel, since 2006 as R&D Coordinator. He previously served as the RF&MW Chief Scientist at Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (1980-2006). He established and headed the Millimeter-Wave Technology and MMIC design activities at Elisra, was responsible for new developments in these fields and also for the design and development of passive and active microwave components and devices, RF, microwave and millimeter-wave receivers, transmitters, synthesizers, antennas, modules and sub-systems. From 1993 to 2000 he represented Elisra as a Director of the Israeli GaAs/MMIC Consortium and was also elected as Chairman of the Technical (R&D) Committee at this Consortium.

Since 2010, Mr. Auster has served as Chairman of the Israeli Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Director at the Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel and Member of The Council of Engineering & Architecture, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Israel. In 2011 he received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the engineering faculty of the Ben Gurion University, and an "Honorary Member Certificate" from the Shenkar College of Engineering. Previously he received IEEE MTTS (twice), IEEE EMCS and IEEE Region 8 certificates of appreciation.

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Boston University
Boston, MA, USA

John Baillieul (M’83-SM’89-F’93) has held appointments in three departments at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. He is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the former chairman of two departments.

Prof. Baillieul is active in the IEEE Control Systems Society where he served as President in 2006. He has also served in various capacities on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. From 1992 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of this journal, which was the most highly cited of all journals in Electrical Engineering in both 2006 and 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to onlinear control theory, robotics, and the control of complex mechanical systems. He received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is also a Fellow of SIAM and a Fellow of IFAC. He also has held leadership positions in both TAB and PSPB, including past IEEE Vice President of the Publication Services and Products Board.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Kevin Bowyer (S’77-M’80-SM’92-F’98) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. He is currently Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. His research interests are in the general areas of computer vision, pattern recognition, data mining and biometrics. He has contributed intellectual and technical support for a number of government-sponsored “challenge programs” in biometrics, including the Face Recognition Grand Challenge, the Iris Challenge Evaluation, the Face Recognition Vendor Test and the Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge. He has also been active in data mining research, especially the development of classifier ensemble techniques for problems that exhibit “extreme” characteristics, such as a high imbalance between classes, unusually large training data, or noise in the class labels.

Dr. Bowyer is an IAPR Fellow.

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Energy Storage Systems Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM USA

Babu Chalamala (S’96–M’96–SM’00–F’14) is Manager of the Energy Storage Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to joining Sandia in August 2015, he was a Corporate Fellow at SunEdison (formerly MEMC Electronic Materials) for five years, where he led R&D and product development in grid scale energy storage. Before that, he founded two startup companies commercializing large format lithium batteries and digital x-ray sources. Earlier, as a research staff member at Motorola, Research Triangle Institute, and Texas Instruments, he made contribution to the development of materials and device technologies for flat panel displays, vacuum microelectronics, and flexible electronics. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University and his PhD degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Academy of Sciences St Louis, a Life Member of the Electrochemical Society, and a Member of the Materials Research Society. As chair of the IEEE Photonics Society Technical Committee on Displays, he was instrumental in launching the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology. He has been an active member of the Materials Research Society for twenty years and served as General Chair of the 2006 MRS Fall Meeting. He was a guest editor of the MRS Bulletin, Proceedings of the IEEE, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and served on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Access. He is the recipient of the 2015 James Eads Award of the Academy of Sciences St Louis.

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Department of Engineering Science
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

Hsiao-Hwa Chen (S’89–M’91–SM’00–F’10) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, in 1991.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, University, Taiwan, and he was the founding Director of the Institute of Communications Engineering of the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books, and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications, communications, including the books entitled "Next Generation Wireless Systems and Networks" and "The Next Generation CDMA Technologies," both published by Wiley.

Dr. Chen has served as the General Chair, the TPC Chair, and the Symposium Chair for many international conferences. He has served or is serving as an Editor or/and a Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal. He received the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and the IEEE Radio Communications Committee Outstanding Service Award in 2008. He is a Fellow of IET and BCS.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California
San Diego, CA

Jorge Cortés (M’04–SM’06–F’14) received the Licenciatura degree in mathematics from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering mathematics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2001. He held post-doctoral positions with the University of Twente and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California at Santa Cruz, from 2004 to 2007. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego. He has co-authored papers that have won the 2008 IEEE Control Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the 2009 SIAM Review SIGEST selection from the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and the 2012 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award in the Theory category. His research interests include cooperative control, network science, distributed decision-making, game theory, and geometric mechanics. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2006 and the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics Young Researcher Prize in 2006. He is the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA, USA

Aura Ganz (M’88-SM’90-F’08) is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Director of the 5G Mobile Evolution Laboratory with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She has more than 25 years experience in research and development of wireless and sensor networks, system architecture design, and software on mobile platforms. This work resulted in more than 250 journal and conference publications in highly respected refereed journals (the IEEE, IEE, ACM, Kluwer, and Elsevier) with multiple papers that won best paper awards. This research was continuously funded by federal agencies, such as NSF, NIH, ARO, AFOSR, and DARPA, state agencies, such as MassDOT, and industry, such as Microsoft, Intel, and EMC. She was selected to serve on leading roles in many professional conferences and workshops.

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G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor (M’87-SM’96-F’99-LF’05) brings experiences from a career that spanned the technical and management disciplines. Early career involved upper atmosphere research at the University of Michigan, MI, USA; product development; a personal entrepreneurial venture; and 25 years of service at 3M in major engineering and executive assignments. During seven years of residence in Europe, Gaynor served as Chief Engineer of 3M Italy and Director of Engineering for 3M Europe and on the 3M Italy Board of Directors and 3M Europe Executive Committee. After retiring from 3M as Director of Engineering, Gaynor organized G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc., concentrating on managing engineering and technology.

Dr. Gaynor has published five books related to managing technology; over 40 papers; had two Fulbright Scholar appointments; served as Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN, USA; and served as lecturer with the graduate programs on Managing Technology and Innovation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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North America Radio Systems Research
Nokia Networks
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

Amitava Ghosh (M’86-SM’06-F’15) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He joined Motorola in 1990. Since joining Motorola, he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, CDMA-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX/802.16m, enhanced EDGE, and 3GPP LTE. He is currently the Head of North America Radio Systems Research with the Technology and Innovation Office, Nokia Networks. He is working on 3GPP LTE-advanced and 5G technologies. He has co-authored the book entitled Essentials of LTE and LTE-A. He has 60 issued patents and numerous external and internal technical papers. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing, and wireless communications.

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IEOR, EECS, School of Information,
UC Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA

Ken Goldberg (F’05) received the degrees in electrical engineering and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, in 1990. He is a Professor of IEOR with UC Berkeley, where he teaches and supervises research in robotics and automation. He is a Craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media, with secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, and the School of Information, and the UC San Francisco Medical School’s Department of Radiation Oncology. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information Filtering; his inventions have been awarded eight U.S. patents. He received the Presidential Faculty Fellowship by President Clinton in 1995, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, and the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media, the African Robotics Network, the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics, the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative, Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and the Moxie Institute.

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Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development University of Buffalo Buffalo, NY

Venu Govindaraju is an Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB). He is responsible for managing UB’s research enterprise, university/industry relations, and economic development.

His research focuses on machine learning and pattern recognition. His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the U.S. Postal Service. He has co-authored about 400 scientific papers, which includes over 70 journal papers. He belongs to a select group of computer scientists named fellows of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association of Pattern Recognition, and the International Society of Optics and Photonics.

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University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, USA

Lawrence O. Hall (S’85-M’86-SM’98-F’03) received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA, in 1986 and the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, in 1980.

He is a Distinguished University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. His research interests lie in distributed machine learning, extreme data mining, bioinformatics, pattern recognition, and integrating AI into image processing. The exploitation of imprecision with the use of fuzzy logic in pattern recognition, AI, and learning is a research theme.

Dr. Hall has authored or co-authored 70 papers in journals, as well as many conference papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a fellow of the IAPR.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA

Robert Heath (S’96-M’01-SM’06-F’11) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1996 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002, all in electrical engineering. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff with Iospan Wireless Inc., San Jose, CA, where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor, and is a member of WNCG. He is also the President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. His research has been cited more than 25 000 times according to Google Scholar.

He is an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA, and a Research Scientist at Army Cyber Institute, West Point, NY, USA. He firmly believes that cyber research is to seek the unknown and seek ways to utilize cyber as a policy option.

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Academic Research and Technology
University of California, San Francisco
Fresno, CA, USA

Donna Hudson (M’82-SM’94-F’01) received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California, Los, Angeles, in 1981, and has been on the Faculty of the University of California since then.

She is currently Director of Academic Research and Technology at the University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Clinical and Translational Informatics (UCSF) and Professor, Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley/UCSF. She is on the Executive Committees of Biological and Medical Informatics and CTI Graduate Groups at UCSF. She is past-president of the International Society for Computers and Their Applications and Vice-President of the World Academy of Biotechnology. She has over 230 refereed publications in the areas of computer-assisted medical decision making, biosignal analysis, neural network modeling, telemedicine for home healthcare, and complex analysis of biomedical data applied to cardiology, neurology, and cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine
School of Engineering, University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom

Christopher James was born in Malta. He received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1997.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the EEG Department, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 1997 to 1998 and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK. From 2004 to 2010, he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. He now has a chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and is Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

He is immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Healthcare Technology Network, is on the IET TPN Steering Committee and has advised IET on Healthcare Technology matters for the Faraday Lectures, and has presented for IET at outreach activities. He represents the IET on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s UK Biomedical Engineering focus committee.

Professor James is Series Editor for the Biomedical Signals and Systems book series of Artech House Publishers; Editor in Chief of the Open Medical Informatics Journal. He has instigated and organizes the PGBIOMED series of biomedical engineering student conferences which have taken place from 2003 to date.

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OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
Berkeley, CA, USA

Suganda Jutamulia (M’89-SM’95) was born in Indonesia. He received the B.S. degree in Physics from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, the M.S. degree in Opto-Electronics from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

He was a post-doctorate fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; a principal investigator for small-business innovation research at several companies; a manager at Kowa Company Ltd.; a senior engineer at Blue Sky Research; and CTO at Newtonics Spectra Inc., prior to serving as an in-house patent agent previously at Oplink Communications Inc. and currently at OmniVision Technologies Inc. He teaches part time at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA. He is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Northern California, Petaluma, CA, USA.

Dr. Jutamulia has 12 patents, over 125 publications, and eight books to his credit. He is a Senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of Optical Society of America, and SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering.

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United States Military Academy
West Point, NY, USA
Army Cyber Institute at West Point
West Point, NY, USA

Jan Kallberg received the J.D./LL.M. degree from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and the M.A. degree in political science and the Ph.D. degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA. He did his post-doctoral research as a Research Scientist with the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, under Dr. B. Thuraisingham guidance.

He has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Forces Quarterly, the Air and Space Power Journal, Military Review, the IEEE IT Professional, and the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.

He has served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE ACCESS for the last three years.

He has served on the Editorial Board for three years and acquired an understanding of the aims and targets for the future IEEE Access development. He has an emphasis of maintaining and further support IEEE Access unique position as a peer-reviewed rapid publishing journal. As a Researcher in cyber, with focus on societal and national security implications, he sees firsthand the need for a multidisciplinary rapid turnaround journal that enables research that are in the intersections of different disciplines to have a high quality venue that also matches the need for rapid publishing in an ever changing research environment.

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Polytechnic School of Engineering
New York University
Brooklyn, NY

Ramesh Karri received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors, high assurance nanoscale IC architectures and systems, very large scale integration (VLSI) design and test, and interaction between security and reliability.

He has authored over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in the IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article in digital logic design using memristors in the PROCEEDINGS OF IEEE and an invited article in the IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems. He was a recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the Area Director of Cyber Security with the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies, NYU-Poly, a Hardware Security Lead of the Center for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy, and the Co-Founder of the Trust-Hub, and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge.

He co-founded the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He was the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust. He was the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of the IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He was the General Chair of the 2009 and 2013 NANOARCH. He is the General Co-Chair of ICCD 2015, RFIDSEC 2015, and WISEC 2015. He serves on several program committees. He co-founded and served as the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale Architectures.

He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY (2010–2014), and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN since 2014, the ACM Journal of Emerging Computing Technologies since 2007, and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems since 2014. He has been the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor since 2013. He is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference leading the Security@DAC initiative.

He organized/delivered-invited tutorials on Hardware Security and Trust (the VLSI Test Symposium in 2012 and 2014, the International Conference on Computer Design in 2012, the IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop in 2013, the Design Automation and Test in Europe in 2013, the IEEE International Test Conference in 2014, the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference in 2014, and the IEEE LATW in 2014).

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shahidul Islam Khan (S’86-M’86-SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, on power electronics in 1986.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh. He served as the Head of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Director of the Centre for Energy Studies, BUET. He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. His research is focused on renewable energy (solar PV, wind energy, and hybrid systems) and sustainable technologies. He authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and at international and national conferences. He has led projects on solar energy and energy efficiency funded by the Government of Bangladesh and international agencies such as USAID, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), European Union, etc. He served in numerous governmental committees on energy projects and makes regular national media appearances on power, energy, and technology policy issues.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, ALUSA

Hulya Kirkici (S’89-M’89-SM’97) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1990.

She is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, where she teaches and conducts research. She was a visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA (1999-2000). Her research interests are in electrical insulation and high-frequency dielectric breakdown in space and aerospace environments, cold plasmas, repetitive pulsed power, and high-voltage engineering. She has published numerous journal and conference papers and given invited talks in these related topics (in the USA, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and China).

Dr. Kirkici is a member of American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was the President of IEEE DEIS (2009 and 2010), members of the TAB Finance and IEEE Conferences Committees (2011 and 2012), and has been the IEEE PSPB Treasurer since 2012.

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Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur, India

Cheruvu Siva Kumar (M’12) was born in India in 1966. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 1987 and the doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

He is currently a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He works primarily in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and also in areas of CAD-CAM and Computer Networks. He worked briefly in the manufacturing industry in 1987 and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Science and Technology Agency (now JSPS) at AIST (formerly Electro Technical Laboratory), Tsukuba, Japan, in 1999. His research areas span control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, flexure-based micro-grippers, humanoid robots, and direct digital manufacturing of metals using additive processes and in computer networks.

Dr. Kumar is a member of professional international organizations, namely IEEE, ASME, and AUVSI. In India he is serving in national bodies as an expert member in the Marine Systems panel of the Naval Research Board, as an advisor for the Additive Manufacturing Society of India, and member of a telecom engineering center working group on QoS networks. He has over 50 archived publications in international journals, conferences, and book chapters and has filed two patents.

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Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd.
Kawasaki, Japan

Hideo Kuwahara (M’79-SM’93-F’06-LF’14) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1972, 1974, and 1984, respectively.

He is a Fellow of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. headquartered in Japan. He joined Fujitsu in 1974 and has since enjoyed a long career in optical communications R&D, including high speed TDM, coherent, optical amplifier, and WDM technologies. From 2000 to 2003, he led the Photonics Networking Lab, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., Richardson, TX, USA. He was a Board Member of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. from 2004 through 2006. In his current position, he leads the direction of photonics technologies R&D at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

In Japan, Dr. Kuwahara is a Fellow of the IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers), where he served as director of finance, and he is currently serving as an auditor. He received the IEICE Achievement Award in 1998. In 2007, he was General Co-Chair of OECC (Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference), and a member of the International Advisory Committee. He also is an active participant in the OITDA (Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association of Japan) and received the Sakurai Memorial Award in 1990. He has participated in some government related committees and activities in Japan. In China, he served as a guest professor position at the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications from 2008 to 2012.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Yilu Liu received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

She is currently a Governor’s Chair Professor with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN. She is also the Deputy Director of the DOE/NSF-co-funded engineering research Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks. Prior to joining UTK/ORNL, she was a Professor with Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. She led the effort to create the North American Power Grid Monitoring Network, Virginia Tech, which is currently operated at UTK and ORNL as FNET/GridEye. Her current research interests include power system wide-area monitoring and control, large interconnection level dynamic simulations, electromagnetic transient analysis, and power transformer modeling and diagnosis. She received sponsorships of over U.S. $11 million in personal funding research and over U.S. $31.5 million jointly with other PIs.

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Department of Bioengineering
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH, USA

Jian-Yu Lu (S’86-M’88-SM’99-F’08) received the B.S. degree in 1982 from Fudan University, Shanghai, China; the M.S. degree in 1985 from Tongji University, Shanghai, China; and the Ph.D. degree in 1988 from Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He was a postdoctoral research fellow from 1988-1990 at Mayo Clinic/Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA.

Dr. Lu became a full professor at The University of Toledo (UT), Toledo, OH, USA, in 1997 and an adjunct professor in College of Medicine in 1998. Before joining UT, he was an associate professor at Mayo Clinic. His research interests are in medical ultrasound.

Dr. Lu served as the President of IEEE UFFC Society from 2014-2015, EIC of IEEE Transactions on UFFC from 2002-2007, General Chair of 2008 IEEE IUS, TPC Chair of 2001 IEEE IUS, and an Elected AdCom member of IEEE UFFC-S from 2009-2011.

Dr. Lu is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


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Deakin University
Geelong, Vic, Australia

Saeid Nahavandi (M’92-SM’07) received B.Sc. (Honors), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from Durham University, Durham, UK in 1985, 1986, and 1991, respectively.

He then joined Massey University, Palmerstown North, New Zealand, where he taught and led research in robotics and intelligent systems. In 1998, he joined Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia, where he currently holds the titles of Alfred Deakin Professor and the Chair of Engineering. He is the director for the Center for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University with 60 researchers.

Prof. Nahavandi has been an active researcher in the area of intelligent systems since the late 1980s. He received the Prince & Princess of Wales Science Award in 1994 and won the title of Young Engineer of the Year in 1996. He has carried out industry-based research with companies and organizations such as ABB, Air-International, Australian Defence Force, BNP, Boeing, Bosch, FESTO, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan, Omron, Pacifica, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, and Vestas.

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School of Information & Telecommunications
Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Beijing, China

Mugen Peng has been a Full Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, since 2012. In 2014, he was also an Academic Visiting Fellow with Princeton University, USA. He has authored or co-authored over 60 refereed IEEE journal papers and over 200 conference proceeding papers. His main research areas include cooperative communication, radio network coding, self-organizing network, heterogeneous networks, and cloud communication. He was a recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the best paper award in GameNets 2014, CIT 2014, ICCTA 2011, IC-BNMT 2010, and IET CCWMC 2009. He received the First Grade Award of Technological Invention Award and the Second Grade Award of Scientific and Technical Advancement in China. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE ACCESS for 18 months and hosted two Special Sections in the IEEE ACCESS. Meanwhile, he has been on the Associate Editorial Board of the IEEE Communications Magazine.

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Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, USA

Ali Pezeshki (S’95–M’05) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, in 2004.

In 2005, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Colorado State University. From January 2006 to August 2008, he was a postdoctoral research associate with The Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Since August 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University. Since October 2012, he is also an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University. His research interests are in statistical signal processing and coding theory and their applications to distributed sensing, active/passive sensing, and bioimaging.

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Axel Richter (S’82-M’85-SM’02) received the Dr. Ing. degree in micro electro mechanical systems from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

He is a Senior Technical Manager and Engineering Management consultant. He has served as Technical Director within large multinational companies like Invensys and ABB and is also active as Consultant and Interim Manager in the areas of product and software development, engineering and R&D. He holds over 20 patents and was a distinguished researcher at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Germany.

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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Tapan Saha received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Queensland, in 1994. He has been with the University of Queensland since 1996, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005. He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor with Xi’an Jiaotong University and Hunan University, China. He has established himself as an Internationally Recognized Research Expert in power and energy systems. He has authored over 400 papers in the IEEE, IET, and Elsevier Transactions and major power engineering peer-reviewed conferences. He has successfully supervised 29 Ph.D. and eight M.Phil. students as the Principal Adviser and currently advises 13 Ph.D. students. His research interests include power systems analysis, renewable energy integration to the grid, and intelligent diagnostics of aged electrical asset. He has received numerous research grants from the Australian Research Council and other competitive agencies and also from the electricity industry.

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University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, USA

Marwan A. Simaan (S’69-M’72-SM’79-F’88-LF’12) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (UI), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, in 1972.

His academic experience includes faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA. His industrial experience includes research appointments and consultancies with Bell Labs, Shell, Gulf Oil, and ALCOA. At Pitt (1976-2008), he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department and held the position of Bell of PA/Bell Atlantic Professor of Electrical Engineering. At UCF (2008-present), he served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and holds the position of Florida 21st Century Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Simaan served on numerous professional committees and editorial boards and received several awards including three best papers awards, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from ECE at UI (1995), and a Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the College of Engineering at UI (2008). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a member of NAE, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of ASEE and AAAS.

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Nanyang Technological University

Ah-Hwee Tan (M’04-SM’04) received the Ph.D. degree in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and the B.S. (First Class Honors) and M.S. degree in Computer and Information Science from the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

He is an Associate Professor and the Head of Division of Software and Information Systems at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NYU), Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, he was a Research Manager at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research I2R, leading the Text Mining and Intelligent Agents groups. His research interests include cognitive and neural systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, and text mining.

Dr. Tan has published more than 120 technical papers and six patents and has successfully commercialized a suite of business-intelligence technologies. He serves on the editorial boards of Applied Intelligence, Journal of Database Management, and Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. He is a member of ACM and INNS and a Senior member of IEEE.

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The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Leung Tsang was born in Hong Kong. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the University ofWashington, Seattle, from 1983 to 2014, and was the Department Chair from 2006 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, he was on leave from the University of Washington and was a Professor Chair with the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored four books, including Theory of Microwave Remote Sensing and Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves in volumes 1, 2, and 3. His current research interests are in microwave remote sensing, waves in random media, computational electromagnetics, signal integrity, and plasmonics.

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Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Edward Tunstel (S’92-M’96-SM’99-LF’12) received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, in 1996.

He is a Senior Robotics at the Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD, USA, and also served as its Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead. He leads and performs robotics and autonomy R&D for national security and space applications. He spent 18 years at NASA JPL where he was a Senior Robotics Engineer and Advanced Robotic Controls Group Lead focusing on Mars rover technology development and missions, including engineering and analysis team leadership roles for autonomous navigation and control capabilities. Research includes robot navigation, control and systems engineering, yielding over 140 publications and recognition via awards and media coverage.

He is a Fellow of IEEE and member of AIAA and NSBE, currently serving on several editorial boards of international engineering journals. He has held several positions with the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, including the Vice President for Systems Science and Engineering (2010-2014), the Vice President for Conferences and Meetings (2008-2009), and the Board of Governors and Member-at-Large (2006-2008). He has served on the IEEE ACCESS Editorial Board for three years and recently completed a term as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, mAN, aND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS, a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL; for which he was also an Associate Editor (2006-2010).

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Department of Information Engineering
Università degli Studi di Padova
Padova, Italy

Maria Elena Valcher (M’03-SM’03-F’12) received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering, both from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991 and 1995, respectively.

From November 1994 to October 1998, she was Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control area in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Padova. From November 1998 to October 2001, she was Associate Professor of System Theory on the Engineering Faculty, University of Lecce, Italy. From November 2001 to December 2004 she was Associate Professor of System Theory at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Padova. She is currently Full Professor of Control Theory at the University of Padova.

Dr. Valcher has been the author/co-author of about 65 papers that have appeared in international journals, about 80 conference papers and some book chapters. Her research interests include multidimensional systems theory, polynomial matrix theory, behavior theory, convolutional coding, fault detection and observer design, delay-differential systems, switched systems and positive systems.

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Innovation Lab
InterDigital Communications
King of Prussia, PA, USA

Chonggang Wang (S’99-M’04-SM’09) received the Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 2002. He is currently a Senior Staff Engineer with InterDigital Communications, King of Prussia, PA, USA. Prior to that, he held various research positions with NEC Laboratories America, AT&T Labs Research, University of Arkansas, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, respectively. His current research focuses on Internet of Things (IoT), mobile cloud computing and future Internet R&D activities including technology development and standardization. He (co-)authored more than 100 journal/conference articles and book chapters.

Dr. Wang is the co-founder and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J).


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