Steering Committee

Name Position Affilation
Dr. Tsong-Ho Wu Steering Committee Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Prof. Joel Rodrigues Steering Committee Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Dr. Christos Verikoukis Steering Committee Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain
Prof. Hsi-Pi Ma 
Steering Committee National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Shiwen Mao Steering Committee Auburn University, USA
Prof. Honggang Wang Steering Committee UMass Dartmouth, USA
Prof. Andrea Sciarrone Steering Committee University of Genoa, Italy
Prof. Igor Bisio Steering Committee University of Genoa, Italy

Dr. Tsong-Ho Wu is CTO of Service Systems Technology Center in Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Prior to that, he was a Chief Scientist of Telcordia Applied Research Area. He is an IEEE Fellow, Chair of ComSoc eHealth TC and Chair of IEEE HealthCom Steering Committee. Dr. Wu has a 25+-year career moving from technology R&D, to technology management, and to technology commercialization through innovative solution development. He held several technical and management positions in AT&T Labs, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) and Sprint Data as well as served as CEO of 2 VC-funded high-tech start-ups. In addition, he was Principle Investigator (PI) and Task Leader for large-scale advanced research projects sponsored by U.S. DoD, DoD/DARPA and Army Research Laboratories during 1995-1999 and 2007-present. He published two technical pioneer books “Fiber (SONET/WDM) Network Service Survivability (1992)” [by Artech House] and “ATM Transport and Network Integrity (1997)” [by Academic Press] and more than 85 referred journal and conference papers. Dr. Wu holds 8 US patents in areas of network management, self-healing networks and content-aware QoS and security switch designs.

Prof. Joel Rodrigues is a Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He is an IEEE Senior Member, a licensed Professional Engineer, an ACM Member, and a member of the Internet Society. He is the leader of NetGNA Research Group from IT ( and the founder and leader of the IEEE ComSoc CSIM Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation Tools ( Joel is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (from IGI Global) and he has served as a guest editor for a number of journals including the Journal of Communications Software and Systems, and JCM – Journal of Communications. He is the Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Subcommittee on eHealth and of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software. He is member of many ComSoc Technical Committees related with his research areas and regularly participates on their meetings. He Chaired and organized several international Conferences (including International Workshop on Medical Applications Networking – MAN), he was member of many international program committees, and several editorial review boards. He chaired many technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences. He has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, a book and a patent.

Dr. Christos Verikoukis got his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2000. He is currently a Fellow Researcher at CTTC (Head of the SmartTech department) and an adjunct professor at UB. He has published 123 journal papers and over 180 conference papers (h-index 32). He is also co-author in 2 books, 16 chapters in different books and in 3 patents. He has supervised 15 Ph.D. students and 5 Post Docs researchers since 2004. Dr.Verikoukis has participated in more than 40 competitive projects while he has served as the Principal investigator in national projects in Greece and Spain. He has served as the technical manager of the ITN-GREENET, ITN-5GSTEPFWD and the CELTIC-GREEN-T projects. Dr.Verikoukis received the best paper award of in the IEEE ICC11, ICC 2014 & GLOBECOM 2015, in the EUCNC2016 and the EURASIP 2013 Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He was the general Chair of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 22nd IEEE CAMAD, and the TPC Co-Chair of the 15th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (Healthcom) and the 7th IEEE Latincom conferences. He has se also served as a co-chair in several symposia the IEEE ICC and Globecom conferences. He is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Networking Letters and an Associate Editor in IEEE COMST and in IEEE Trans on Green Communications and Networking, while he has served as a Guest Editor in several Special Issues. He was an officer (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary) of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling.

Prof. Hsi-Pin Ma received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1995 and 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently as a Professor. In NTHU, Dr. Ma has served as Associate Chair and Interim Chair of EE Department, and is currently Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Director of IC Design Technology Center. Dr. Ma’s research interests include communications system design and SoC implementation, power efficient/energy efficient signal processing, and biomedical signal processing and system applications. He has served previously Secretary of Asia Pacific Region in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), TC Liaison for Standard Development Board, secretary, vice chair, and chair of e-Health Technical Committee in IEEE ComSoc. Dr. Ma was the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications & Services (IEEE Healthcom2014) and e-Health Track of Selected Area in Communications in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC2015).

Prof. Shiwen Mao [S’99-M’04-SM’09-F’19] received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY in 2004. Currently, he is a Professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. His research interests include wireless networks, multimedia communications, eHealth, and smart grid. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2021-2022) and IEEE Council of RFID (2021-2022), and a Distinguished Lecturer (2014-2018) and a Distinguished Speaker (2018-2021) of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is on the Editorial Board of IEEE/CIC China Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, ACM GetMobile, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Multimedia, IEEE Network, and IEEE Networking Letters. He is a co-recipient of the 2021 IEEE Internet of Things Journal Best Paper Award, the 2021 IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Award, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, the IEEE ComSoc MMTC 2018 Best Journal Paper Award and the 2017 Best Conference Paper Award, the Best Demo Award of IEEE SECON 2017, the Best Paper Awards of IEEE GLOBECOM 2019, 2016, and 2015, IEEE WCNC 2015, and IEEE ICC 2013, and the 2004 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communications Systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the ACM.

Prof. 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 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 was born in Livorno, Italy in 1984. He got his Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2007 and the Master Degree Cum Laude in Telecommunication Engineering in 2009 in the same university. In 2014 he got the Ph. D. degree in Ambient Intelligence at University of Genoa where he is currently Assistant Professor and member of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory. His research concerns Signal Processing over Internet of Things, Context and Location Awareness and Safety and e-health Applications. Currently, he is Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc eHealth Technical Committee.

Prof. Igor Bisio got his “Laurea” degree at the University of Genoa, Italy in 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in “Information and Communication Sciences” at the University of Genoa in 2006. He is currently Associate Professor and member of the research staff of the Telecommunication Research Group and, in particular, of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory at the University of Genoa. He is IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Member. His research concerns Signal Processing over Internet of Things, Context and Location Awareness, Adaptive Coding, Safety and e-health Applications, Satellite Communication systems.