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Keynote Speakers:

Mohammed Atiquzzaman

University of Oklahoma, USA

Mohammed Atiquzzaman is an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. He teaches courses in Data Networks and Computer Architecture. His research interests are computer networks, Internet protocols over satellite networks, wireless networks and optical communications, image processing and computer vision, non-destructive testing/inspection, multimedia. Many of his current research activities are supported by NSF, NASA and the US Air Force. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Communications Journal and Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Wireless and Optical Communications, International Journal of Communication Systems, International Journal of Sensor Networks, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, and Journal of Real-Time Image Processing.

Ying-Dar Lin

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

YING-DAR LIN is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1993. He served as the CEO of Telecom Technology Center in Taipei during 2010-2011 and a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose during 2007–2008. Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL, www.nbl.org.tw), which reviews network products with real traffic. NBL recently became an approved test lab of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. His research interests include design, analysis, implementation, and benchmarking of network protocols and algorithms, quality of services, network security, deep packet inspection, wireless communications, embedded hardware/software co-design, and recently software defined networking. His work on “multi-hop cellular” was the first along this line, and has been cited over 670 times and standardized into IEEE 802.11s, IEEE 802.15.5, WiMAX IEEE 802.16j, and 3GPP LTE-Advanced. He is an IEEE Fellow (class of 2013), an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2014&2015), and a Research Associate of ONF. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Computer (Associate Editor-in-Chief), IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine - Network Testing Series, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, Computer Communications, Computer Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, and IEICE Transactions on Communications. He has guest edited several Special Issues in IEEE journals and magazines, and co-chaired symposia at IEEE Globecom’13 and IEEE ICC’15. He published a textbook, Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach (www.mhhe.com/lin), with Ren-Hung Hwang and Fred Baker (McGraw-Hill, 2011). It is the first text that interleaves open source implementation examples with protocol design descriptions to bridge the gap between design and implementation. 

Vijay Raghunathan

Purdue University, USA

Vijay Raghunathan is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, where he leads the Embedded Systems Lab. His research interests include hardware and software architectures for embedded systems, wireless sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearable and implantable electronics, with an emphasis on low power design (at the board-level as well as system-on-chip), micro-scale energy harvesting, emerging memory technologies, and reliable/secure system design.

Vijay has co-authored three book chapters, numerous journal and conference papers, and has presented several invited talks and full-day/embedded tutorials on the above topics. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2010), the Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2005), and the Outstanding Masters Student Award from the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department (2002). He received the best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) in 2011, the design contest award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) in 2014 and 2005, the best student paper award at the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSID) in 2000, and a best paper award nomination at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) in 2006. Vijay has served on the organizing and technical program committees of several leading ACM and IEEE conferences. He has served as Technical Program Co-chair for the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), and the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). He is currently an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN).

Vijay received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Invited Speakers:

Javed I. Khan 

Kent State University, USA

Dr. Khan's research team specializes in applying multi-area expertise in cross-cutting problems in networking and communication. His lab is currently working on network based systems, next generation network architecture, cross-layer communication, semantic design & composition, complex community, active & programmable networking, perceptual video transcoding MPEG. In next generation architecture Dr. Khan's team is looking into dynamical model based routing with non-stationery infrastructure components with application in space and mobile communication. He is also looking into forms of n-n asynchronous communication with application in future flat core network architecture to peer-to-peer computing. His team has also worked on video/ image database, complex system exploration and visualization, content-based image search, associative information retrieval, medical imaging, holographic associative memory, fault-tolerant parallel algorithms. 

He is member of ACM, IEEE and Internet Society. He has authored 100+ reviewed publications, served as editor for 100+ journal articles in his area, as panelist in national panel on next generation communications. Khan is also active in international technology collaboration and serves as Fulbright Senior Specialist on high performance higher education networking and digital divide. He has successfully advised World Bank on investing in research and education networks (REN) for sustainable national development potentially making a dent in the growing digital divide. Dr. Khan has received his MS & PhD from University of Hawaii at Manoa and B.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). He was also a OG Doctoral Fellow at East West Center at Hawaii. 

Mahbubur Rahman Syed

Minnesota State University, USA

Mahbubur Rahman Syed is currently a professor of Computer Information Science Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), USA. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, in industry, in research and in academic leadership in the field of computer science, engineering and information technology. He worked in several universities in USA, Australia and Bangladesh in the above fields. He has been serving in different roles such as co-editor-in chief, associate editor, editorial review committee, member of several international journals. Dr. Syed has been involved in international professional activities including organizing conferences and serving as conference and program committee chair. He has co-edited several books in the area of e-commerce, software agents, distance education, multimedia systems and networking. He has more than 100 papers published in journals and conference proceedings.

Jelena Misic

Ryerson University, Canada

Dr. Misic received her PhD degree in Computer Engineering in 1993, from School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She is professor at department of Computer science at Ryerson University. From 2003 to 2009 she was with University of Manitoba. From 1995 till 2003 she was with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is senior member of IEEE. Her research interests are Networking in data centers, Performance evaluation of cloud computing centers, Vehicular ad hoc networks, Machine type communications, Communications and security in SmartGrid, Body area networks, Cognitive personal area networks networks, Dynamic spectrum allocation, Network security, WLANs, WPANs, wireless sensor networksm and Applications of wireless sensor networks in healthcare and environmental monitoring.

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Shahriar Nirjon

University of North Carolina, USA

Shahriar Nirjon is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shahriar is interested in building practical cyber-physical systems that involve embedded sensors and mobile devices, mobility and connectivity, and mobile data analytics. Research challenges that he deals with include practical issues in physical world sensing, user-contexts and mobility, real-time issues, and resource constraints of the embedded platform. His work has applications in the area of remote health and wellness monitoring, and mobile health.

Shahriar received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in 2014. Shahriar has won a number of awards, including two Best Paper Awards, at the Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MOBISYS 2014), and the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2012). Shahriar has worked as a Research Scientist in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA (2014 – 2015), and as a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA (Summer 2013) and at Deutsche Telekom Lab, Los Altos, CA (Summer 2010). Several of his work have been highlighted in the electronic and print media, including – the Economist, the New Scientist, and the BBC.


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