Dr. Ong Eng Hwee, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore.
(29 August 2019, 09:10-10:00)
Bio: Eng Hwee is a technology leader with experience in research, foresight and innovation. He had worked with organisations in Telecommunications industry such as telco, mobile devices, radio & access networks, and standardisation.
Prof. Yingchang Liang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China.
He specializes in wireless networks, MAC protocols, and cross-layer design. His research interests include future radio access technology, heterogeneous network (HetNet), radio resource management, network selection, quality of service, coexistence, machine communications, and cognitive cooperation architecture for future wireless networks. He is also proficient in wireless technologies such as IEEE 802.11xx WLAN, 3GPP LTE/LTE-A/5G NR, WiMAX, BTLE, ZigBee, and Weightless.
He received his B.E. (Hons. I) degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from The University of Newcastle, Australia. Upon earning his Ph.D., he was appointed as the Senior Researcher in Nokia Research Center Helsinki, Finland where he was actively involved in IEEE standards and radio access technology concept development involving WLAN, LTE and their coexistence. He was ranked as Top 20 inventors of Nokia in 2011.
He then joined Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore where he focused on strategic planning for wireless infrastructure and led the development of a nationwide heterogeneous network. He is currently leading the technology planning office in IMDA to develop technology foresight and masterplan for the Infocomm and Media sector. He had served as Head Secretariat for the Services and Digital Economy Technology Roadmap in 2018.
Dr Ong has (co)authored more than 30 publications in scientific journals, proceedings, book chapters, and standards submissions with over 900 citations. He also holds 40 patents including 13 patent families in the areas of wireless networking, mobile communications and telematics. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and IES.
(30 August 2019, 17:10-18:00)
Bio: Dr Liang's research interests lie in the general area of wireless networking and communications, with current focus on applying artificial intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning techniques to the design and optimization of wireless networking and communications. Dr Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in December 2010, and was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He received IEEE ComSoc's TAOS Best Paper Award in 2016, IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014, the First IEEE ComSoc's APB Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award in 2010. He also received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES)'s Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, and the IEEE Standards Association's Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award in 2011, for his contributions to the development of IEEE 802.22 standard. Dr Liang is now an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series, key founder of the new journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. He has been Guest/Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Network. Dr Liang was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium since 2009. He served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair of CROWN'08 and DySPAN'10, Symposium Chair of ICC'12 and Globecom'12, General Co-Chair of ICCS'10 and ICCS'14. He serves as TPC Chair and Executive Co-Chair of Globecom'17.