Prof. Erol Gelenbe
Professor Erol Gelenbe, Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the International Federation of Information Processing, the Royal Statistical Society, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, was born in Istanbul. He graduated from TED Ankara Koleji, and was awarded the BS (1966) by METU (Ankara), the MS (1968) and PhD (1970) by the Tandon School at NYU, and the DSc (1973) degree by Sorbonne University, Paris. Professor at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Chair of the Informatics Section of Academia Europaea, he was previously Chaired Professor at Imperial College, University of Central Florida, Duke University, NJIT, Université Paris-Descartes and Paris-Orsay, and Université de Liège (Belgium). Renowned for pioneering mathematical models of computer systems and networks, inventing G-Networks and Random Neural Networks, he graduated over 95 PhDs, including 24 women. He has contributed to industry by developments that include the Queueing Network Analysis Package, the XANTOS fiber-optics local area network, the SYCOMORE distributed voice-packet switch, the manufacturing simulator FLEXSIM, and the C2 (Command and Control) Agents software. Awards include “honoris causa” degrees from Università di Roma II (1996), Bogazici University (Istanbul) (2004), and Université de Liège (Belgium) (2006), the Parlar Foundation Science Award (1994), Grand Prix France Télécom of the French Acad. of Sciences (1996), ACM SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award (2008), IET Oliver Lodge Medal, (2010), the “In Memoriam Dennis Gabor Prize” of the Novofer Foundation, Hungary (2013), and the Mustafa Prize (2017). He was elected Fellow of Academia Europaea, the French National Acad. of Technologies, the Science Acad. of Turkey, the Royal Acad. of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Belgium, the Polish Academy of Science, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Islamic Academy of Sciences. He received the honors of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, and Commandeur du Mérite of France, and Commendatore al Merito and Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella of Italy, as well as Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne of Belgium. He serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Acta Informatica, and Performance Evaluation. His consultancies have included INRIA, France-Telecom, Bull, IBM, Thomson CSF, Bell Labs, BT, General Dynamics UK, and Huawei. Principal Investigator of many European Union research projects, Coordinator of FP7 NEMESYS and H2020 SerIoT, he is currently PI of the H2020 IoTAC and DOSS project. He has also won numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, industry and other organizations.
Prof. Panos Nasiopoulos
Professor Panos Nasiopoulos, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, has been an active member of the Standards Council of Canada, MPEG, SMPTE and IEEE. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. He is a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the former Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems and the Master of Software Systems at UBC. Before joining UBC, he was the President of Daikin Comtec US (co-founder of DVD) and Executive Vice President of Sonic Solutions. His research interests are primarily in the area of Digital Video Processing and Coding, he is the author or co-author of more than 250 research publications, and holds several patents. Dr. Nasiopoulos is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Canada.
Prof. F. Richard Yu
Professor F. Richard Yu, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, IEEE, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Distinguished Speaker of IEEE, Board Member (2016-2022) and and Vice President (2017-2019) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has been named in the Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for four consecutive years (2019-present),and received several Best Paper Awards from some first-tier conferences. He has published over 700 papers. His work has been cited over 40,000 times on Google Scholar, with an H-index of 98. His research fields include autonomous machine intelligence, information networking, and blockchain. He serves as an editor for IEEE Comm. Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Trans. Veh. Tech., and IEEE Trans. Green Comm.&Netw. His recent publication is a book titled “A Brief History of Intelligence”.
Prof. Jiangchuan Liu
Jiangchuan Liu is currently a Full Professor (with University Professorship) in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow, and an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow. He is also an EMC-Endowed Visiting Chair Professor of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2013-2016), an Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua Shenzhen Graduate School (2016-2017), and a Distinguished Guest Professor of Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (2022-2024). He was a Microsoft Research Fellow and worked at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in the summers of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2011. His research interests include Internet architecture and protocols, media streaming, wireless ad hoc networks, and service overlay networks. He serves as TPC member for various international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM and IWQoS. He was Information System Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’04, and a guest-editor for ACM/Kluwer Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Special Issue on Energy Constraints and Lifetime Performance in Wireless Sensor Networks. He is an editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, and an elected member of Sigma Xi.