Prof. Nazim Agoulmine
|Chair||University of Evry Val d’Essonne, France|
Prof. Hsi-Pin Ma
|Vice Chair||National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan|
Prof. Honggang Wang
|Secretary||University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA|
Prof. Zawer Dawy
|Standard Liaison||American University of Beirut, Lebanon|
Professor Nazim AGOULMINE is full professor at the University of Evry, France. He is a Senior IEEE member. His research activities encompass fixed and wireless networks, autonomic network management, WSN, medical BAN, nano-communications, etc. Since 1989, he has been involved in several research projects on ICT funded by the European commission Framework programs FP5/FP6/FP7 (Advance, Pemmon, Forms, ICM, Adanets, Seimonet, Sumo, Wellcom, Expeshare) and the French government (Cesame, Amarrage). Since 1992, he is leading a research group on Networking and Multimedia Application. Prof Agoulmine has chaired and organized several international Conferences in the area of ICT (IEEE BCN, IEEE DANSM, IEEE GIIS, IEEE MMNS, IEEE HEALTHCOM, HPOV, GRES, SFBSID) and published more than 100 papers in conferences and international journals. He is was an area editor of Computer Nework International Journal and did serve as guest editor for several other journals. He is a technical member of several IEEE conferences TPC (CNSM, IM, NOMS, LANOMS, ASNOMS, MWCN, LAACS, GIIS, etc.). He is also a co-author of several books [Elsevier, Eyrolles] and book chapter [hermes, etc.] on wireless networks management, WSN, WBAN, QoS/QoE, autonomic networking, etc. Prof Agoulmine served as Programs officer for the French Funding Agency (ANR-2011-2016). He has served as vice chair then chair of the Digital and Mathematics departement of the ANR agency (2012-2016). He has been several times appointed as an expert for funding agency for the evaluation of research proposals in EU, France, Ireland, Italy, Korea and Canada.
Professor Hsi-Pin Ma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering/Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include communications system design and SoC implementation, power efficient/energy efficient signal processing, and biomedical signal processing and system applications. He was the PI of three NSoC national programs (WCDMA/HSDPA, WiMAX, DVB-T/H), one Telecom. National program (Development of a MIMO-OFDM advanced platform), two MOEA projects (Wireless Testing/HOY, Low Power Cell Library/Starfish DSP) and many industry collaboration projects from Intel, MediaTek, Skymedi, hTC, and ITRI. Recently, he has several NSC projects (PI/Co-PI) related to biomedical circuits and systems applications, including “Development of integrated electrophysiology instruments for basic research and biomedical uses”, NPIE project “Patient-centric medical environment”, NTHU-UC collaboration project “Molecular neuroscience: from basic research to translational development”, and Taiwan-France collaboration project (TecSan) “Innovating technology to characterize balance loss in ecological setting of daily life: application to Parkinson’ s disease (ECOTECH)”. He also participated in IEEE 802.16m standard contributions with ITRI and has submitted 15 contributions. He also has several cases of technology transfer to the industries. He is an IEEE member and currently the TPC member for SPCE TC/e-Health TC, e-Health TC liaison in standard development board in IEEE COMSOC, TPC member for CASCOM TC in IEEE CASS, and TPC member for IEEE VLSI-DAT.
Dr. Honggang Wang is an associate professor at UMass Dartmouth and is an affiliated faculty member of Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the faculty member of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Ph.D. program (BMEBT) at UMass Dartmouth. His research interests include Wireless Health, Body Area Networks (BAN), Cyber and Multimedia Security, Mobile Multimedia and Cloud, Wireless Networks and Cyber-physical System, and BIG DATA in mHealth. He has published more than 100 papers in his research areas, including more than 30 publications in prestigious IEEE journals such as IEEE TWC, IEEE TM, IEEE TVT, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TITB, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TSG, IEEE CM, IEEE NM, IEEE WCM, IEEE TNSM, IEEE TETC, IEEE System Journal and Pattern Recognition. He also published papers in prestigious conferences such as INFOCOM, ICDCS, CNS and ICME.
He is the winner of the Best Paper Award of the 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). He serves as the Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) (previous IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (TITB)) special issue on “Emerging Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) for Ubiquitous Healthcare” in 2013, the lead guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia special issue on “Cloud-based Video Processing and Content Sharing”, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, an Associate Editor of IEEE IoT (Internet of Things) Journal, an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine, an Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal, a Guest Editor of IEEE IoT Journal special issue on” IoT for Smart and Connected Health”, a Guest Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine SI on “Emerging Applications, Services and Engineering for Cellular Cognitive Systems”, a Guest Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, an Associate Editor of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks (SCN) Journal and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. He also serves as TPC Chair or Co-Chair for several conferences such as TPC Chair of 8th ICST/ACM International Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS 2013), TPC Co-chair of (BODYNETS 2015), TPC symposium Co-Chair of IEEE conference on communications 2015 (ICC 2015, Mobile and Wireless Networking symposium), TPC Co-chair of IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015, TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ISCC 2015, General Chair of ICST/ACM Mobimedia 2015, TPC track co-chair for the “Cognitive, Cellular and Mobile Networks (CCM)”of IEEE ICCCN 2014 and 2015, and TPC Co-chair of IEEE ICNC 2017. He also serves as the steering committee co-chair of IEEE CHASE and TPC co-chair of of IEEE CHASE 2016, which is a leading international conference in the field of connected health. He is the TPC member for IEEE INFOCOM 2013-2015, BSN 2014 (ETH, Zurich), BSN 2015 (MIT), IEEE ICDCS 2015, IEEE ICC 2011-2015, IEEE Globecom 2010-2014, IEEE ICME 2013-2014 and Area Chair of IEEE ICME 2016. He serves on NSF panel 2012-2016. He currently serves as a Board Co-Director of IEEE MMTC (Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications) E-Letter and received IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Outstanding Leadership Award (2015), and IEEE HEALTHCOM 2015 Outstanding Service Award. He was the standard Liaison of IEEE COMSOC e-Health Committee and currently is the Secretary of IEEE Comsoc e-Health Committee.
Prof. Zaher Dawy received the B.E. degree in computer and communications engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon, in 1998 and the M.E. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in communications engineering from Munich University of Technology (TUM), Munich, Germany, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Since 2004, he has been a faculty member at AUB, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research and teaching interests include wireless networking, cellular technologies, machine-to-machine communications, context-aware mobile sensing, mobile solutions for smart cities, computational biology, and biomedical engineering. He is currently serving as Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Elsevier Physical Communications, and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing. He has also served as Executive Editor for Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT) from 2011 to 2014. He received Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers in 2012, IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Young Researcher Award in Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region in 2011, AUB Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, Best Graduate Award from TUM in 2000, Youth and Knowledge Siemens Scholarship for Distinguished Students in 1999, and Distinguished Graduate Medal of Excellence from Hariri Foundation in 1998.
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Founding Member of the IEEE Communications Society Lebanon Chapter, and served as Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Lebanon Chapter between 2009 and 2012. He has co-authored a book on resource allocation in OFDMA wireless systems published by Wiley Press – IEEE Series on Digital and Mobile Communication. Moreover, he has over 150 research publications in the areas of wireless communications and computational biology. He acted as a Co-Principal Investigator for a TEMPUS Grant from the European Commission during 2004-2008 and as the Lead Principal Investigator for four major international research projects funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).