Chair: Nallanathan Arumugam
Bio: Nallanathan Arumugam is a Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London. He served as the Head of Graduate Studies in the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King's College London, 2011/12. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include Smart Grid, Cognitive Radio and Relay Networks. He published nearly 200 Journal and Conference papers in these areas with nearly 2000 citations and H-index of 22. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award presented at the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB’2007).
He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011) and a Guest Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networks: Special issue on UWB Communication Systems-Technology and Applications (2006). He currently serves as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Technical Committee of IEEE Communications Society, Technical Program Co-Chair (MAC track) for IEEE WCNC 2014 and Co-Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 (Communications Theory Symposium). He served as the Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2012 (Signal Processing for Communications Symposium), Co-Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 (Signal Processing for Communications Symposium), Technical Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on UWB 2011 (IEEE ICUWB 2011), Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2009 (Wireless Communications Symposium), Co-chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 (Signal Processing for Communications Symposium) and General Track Chair for IEEE VTC 2008. He received the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) outstanding service award 2012. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Vice-Chair: Hai Lin
Bio: Hai Lin is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. He received the B.E. degree from Shanghai JiaoTong University in 1993, and the Dr. Eng. degree from Osaka Prefecture University in 2005. Since 2000, he was a research associate in the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University. His research interests are in general area of signal processing in communication systems.
He is currently serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Dr. Lin has acted many times as session chair and technical program committee member for IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, VTC, PIMRC, as well as TPC Co-Chair for Wireless Communications Symposium, ICC 2011. He is a member of IEEE and IEICE.
Secretary: Octavia A. Dobre
Bio: Octavia A. Dobre is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, Canada. She was a Research Associate with New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, from 2002 to 2005. In 2001 she held a Fulbright fellowship at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, while in 2000 she was the recipient of a Royal Society scholarship at Westminster University, UK. Between 1998 and 2001 she was an Assistant Professor with the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (formerly Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest), Romania. Her research interests include cognitive radio systems, spectrum sensing techniques, blind signal recognition and parameter estimation techniques, transceiver optimization algorithms, dynamic spectrum access, cooperative wireless communications, network coding, and resource allocation. Dr. Dobre published over 100 journal and conference papers in these areas.
She is an Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and ELSEVIER PHYCOM, and served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Signal Processing and Lead Guest Editor of the ELSEVIER PHYCOM "Cognitive Radio: The Road for its Second Decade" special issue. She is the Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2013 and IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 (Signal Processing for Communications Symposium), and IEEE VTC Spring 2013 (Multiple Antenna Systems and Services). She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Former Chair (2010-2012): Hung Nguyen
Bio: Dr. Nguyen has been working in the field of communications and signal processing for more than 25 years, with several published papers and patents in both areas. He has been a member of various technical committees in IEEE ComSoc, served in many ICC and Globecom conferences and symposia, most recently as leading Co-Chair of the Signal Processing Symposium for Globecom 2010. Currently, he holds the position of Chair of the Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) Technical Committee in ComSoc. Dr. Nguyen was with a number of industrial companies such as ENSCO, Combustion Engineering, Raytheon, Orincon, Booze Allen Hamilton, ManTech and MedAcoustics before joining The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA where he is currently an Associate Director in the Engineering and Technology Group and provides technical direction and subject matter experts in the areas of wireless and optical communications, detection & estimation theory, modulation & coding theory, and networking for US government customers. Dr. Nguyen received his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Maryland, an MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Ph.D. from George Mason University where he was also a Visiting Research Scientist in Array Signal Processing, and Adjunct Professor teaching wireless and multimedia communications. Dr. Nguyen was a recipient of several industrial awards & patents and is an IEEE Senior Member.