Prof. Honggang Wang
|Chair||University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA|
Prof. Andrea Sciarrone
|Vice Chair||University of Genoa, Italy|
Dr. Christos Verikoukis
|Secretary||Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain|
Prof. Zawer Dawy
|Standard Liaison||American University of Beirut, Lebanon|
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 Chair of IEEE Comsoc e-Health Committee.
Prof. Andrea Sciarrone is an Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy. He got his bachelor degree in 2007 and his master of science in 2009, both in in Telecommunication Engineering. In 2014 he got a Ph.D. in Science and Technology for Information and Knowledge at the University of Genoa. Currently, he is in the research staff of the Telecommunication Group and, in particular of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory at the DITEN department of the University of Genoa. His main research activities concern e-health applications, signal processing over Internet of Things and Context and Location Awareness.
Andrea Sciarrone has contributed with many papers to previous e-health tracks of the ComSoc flagship conferences and he has several publications on Journals/Magazines of interest for our community. Furthermore, he has been involved in several funded e-health projects, both national and international. In 2016 the IEEE Communication Society presents him the best paper award during the International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet 2016), 3-5 October 2016, Pisa, Italy. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of IEEE Comsoc e-Health Committee.
Dr. Christos Verikoukis received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2000. He joined the Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC) in 2004 and he is currently the Head of the SMARTECH department at CTTC and an adjunct associate professor at Barcelona University (UB). His area of expertise is in the design of energy efficient protocols and Radio Resource Management algorithms for wireless networks. He has published 131 journal papers and over 200 conference papers. He is also the co-author of 3 books, 20 chapters of different books and of 3 patents. Since 2004, he has successfully supervised 18 Ph.D. students and 5 Post Docs researchers. He received the best paper award of the Communication QoS, Reliability & Modelling Symposium (CQRM) symposium in the IEEE ICC 2011 & ICC 2014, of the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 , of the EUCNC 2016 conference, the EURASIP 2013 Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and the 1st prize in the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition (as a Mentor) 2015. Currently he is serving as the Founded Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Networking Letters and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, of the IEEE Networks Magazine and of the IEEE Transactions of Green Communications and Networking. He is also serving as a Steering Committee member of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (TSUSC) (2017-present). Moreover, he has served as a Guest Editor in 14 special issues in prestigious Journals and Magazines (IEEE Communications Magazine (e.g. IEEE Networks Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Access, IEEE Tran on Industrial Inforamtics etc..). He was an officer (Secretary 2013-2014, Vice-Chair 2014-2015 and Chair 2015-2018) of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modelling (CSIM). Currently he is the Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc eHealth TC.
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).