Name Position Affilation


Prof. Hsi-Pin Ma

Chair National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


Prof. Honggang Wang

Vice Chair University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA


Prof. Andrea Sciarrone

Secretary University of Genoa, Italy


Prof. Zawer Dawy

Standard Liaison  American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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. Currently, he is the Chair of IEEE Comsoc e-Health Committee.

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 Vice-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 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).