Prof. Nei Kato, Tohoku University, Japan
Fellow of The Engineering Academy of Japan, IEEE, and IEICE
Nei Kato is a full professor (Deputy Dean) with Graduate School of Information Sciences(GSIS) and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication(ROEC), Tohoku University, Japan. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, UAV networks, smart grid, AI, IoT, Big Data, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 400 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the Vice-President (Member & Global Activities) of IEEE Communications Society(2018-2021), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology(2017-), and the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Sendai Chapter. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine (2015-2017), a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society(2014-2016), a Vice Chair of Fellow Committee of IEEE Computer Society(2016), and a member of IEEE Communications Society Award Committee (2015-2017). He has also served as the Chair of Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2010-2012) and Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee (2014-2015) of IEEE Communications Society. His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award(2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2014), Outstanding Service and Leadership Recognition Award 2016 from IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee, Radio Achievements Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (2016), IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award(2017), Prize for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan(2018), Award from Tohoku Bureau of Telecommunications, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2018), IEEE Communications Society Green Communications and Computing Technical Committee Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award(2019), and Best Paper Awards from IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of The Engineering Academy of Japan, IEEE, and IEICE.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Teng Joon Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Teng Joon (T. J.) Lim (S’92-M’95-SM’02-F’17) obtained the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering with first-class honours from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1996. From September 1995 to November 2000, he was a researcher at the Centre for Wireless Communications in Singapore, one of the predecessors of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). From December 2000 to May 2011, he was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, then Professor at the University of Toronto’s Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since June 2011, he has been a Professor at the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of NUS, where he served as a Deputy Head from July 2014 to August 2015. Since September 2015, he has served as Vice-Dean (Graduate Programs) in the NUS Faculty of Engineering.
Professor Lim was an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from September 2013 to September 2018, and previously served as an Associate Editor for the same journal. He has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), IEEE Signal Processing Letters and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has volunteered on the organizing committee of a number of IEEE conferences, including serving as the TPC co-chair of IEEE Globecom 2017. He chaired the Singapore chapter of the IEEE Communications Society in 2017 and 2018, and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2019-20.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University,Taiwan
Professor Chin-Chen Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao Tung University. His first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005. Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. And since his early years of career development, he consecutively won Institute of Information & Computing Machinery Medal of Honor, Outstanding Youth Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Talent in Information Sciences of Taiwan, AceR Dragon Award of the Ten Most Outstanding Talents, Outstanding Scholar Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Taiwan, Chung-Shan Academic Publication Awards, Distinguished Research Awards of National Science Council of Taiwan, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Top Fifteen Scholars in Systems and Software Engineering of the Journal of Systems and Software, Top Cited Paper Award of Pattern Recognition Letters, and so on. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over serval hundred papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.
Prof. Masahiro Fujita, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Masahiro Fujita received his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1985 on his work on model checking of hardware designs by using logic programming languages. In 1985, he joined Fujitsu as a researcher and started to work on hardware automatic synthesis as well as formal verification methods and tools, including enhancements of BDD/SATbased techniques. From 1993 to 2000, he was director at Fujitsu Laboratories of America and headed a hardware formal verification group developing a formal verifier for real-life designs having more than several million gates. The developed tool has been used in production internally at Fujitsu and externally as well. Since March 2000, he has been a professor at VLSI Design and Education Center of the University of Tokyo. He has done innovative work in the areas of hardware verification, synthesis, testing, and software verification-mostly targeting embedded software and web-based programs. He has been involved in a Japanese governmental research project for dependable system designs and has developed a formal verifier for C programs that could be used for both hardware and embedded software designs. The tool is now under evaluation jointly with industry under governmental support. He has authored and co-authored 10 books, and has more than 200 publications. He has been involved as program and steering committee member in many prestigious conferences on CAD, VLSI designs, software engineering, and more. His current research interests include synthesis and verification in SoC (System on Chip), hardware/software co-designs targeting embedded systems, digital/analog co-designs, and formal analysis, verification, and synthesis of web-based programs and embedded programs.
Prof. Junyu Dong, Ocean University of China, China
Prof. Junyu Dong received his BSc and MSc from the Department of Applied Mathematics at Ocean University of China in 1993 and 1999 respectively, and received his PhD in November 2003 in Heriot-Watt University, UK. He is currently a professor and the Deputy Dean of College of Information Science and Technology. His research interests include computer vision, underwater image processing and machine learning, with more than 10 research projects supported by NSFC, MOST and other funding agencies. He has published more than 100 major journal and conference papers. He is also the Chairman of Qingdao Section of China Computer Federation (CCF) and a Chairman of Qingdao Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).