Keynote Speakers

Prof. Zhisheng Niu
IEEE Fellow
Tsinghua University, China

Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-94, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His major research interests include queueing theory and traffic engineering, wireless communications and mobile Internet, and green communication and networks.

Dr. Niu has served IEICE as a council member in 2009-2010, and IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) as Chair of Beijing Chapter (2000-2008), Director of Asia-Pacific Board (2008-2009), Director for Conference Publications (2010-2011), Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee (2014-2015), Director for Online Contents (2018-2019), and currently as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks (2020-2022). He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009, Best Paper Awards from ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board in 2013 and from Journal of Communications and Information Networks (JCIN) in 2019, Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award from IEEE Green Communications & Computing Committee in 2018, and Harold Sobol Award from ComSoc in 2019. He is distinguished lecturer for ComSoc (2012-2015) as well as Vehicular Technologies Society (2014-2018). He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.

Prof. Emil Björnson
IEEE Fellow
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Emil Björnson is a Professor of Wireless Communication at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is an IEEE Fellow, Digital Futures Fellow, and Wallenberg Academy Fellow. He has a podcast and YouTube channel called Wireless Future. His research focuses on multi-antenna communications and radio resource management, using methods from communication theory, signal processing, and machine learning. He has authored three textbooks and has published a large amount of simulation code.

He has received the 2018 and 2022 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Awards in Wireless Communications, the 2019 EURASIP Early Career Award, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award, the 2020 Pierre-Simon Laplace Early Career Technical Achievement Award, the 2020 CTTC Early Achievement Award, and the 2021 IEEE ComSoc RCC Early Achievement Award. He also received six Best Paper Awards at the conferences.

Prof. Wen-Chung Kao
IEEE Fellow
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Prof. Wen-Chung Kao received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Department Manager at SoC Technology Center, ERSO, Taiwan. From 2000 to 2004, he was an AVP in Foxlink Group. In 2002, he was also invited to form SiPix Technology Inc., Taiwan. Since 2004, he has been with National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, where he is currently a Chair Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering and the Dean of College of Technology and Engineering. His current research interests include system-on-a-chip (SoC) as well as embedded software design, flexible electrophoretic display, machine vision system, digital camera system, and color imaging science.

He chaired eight IEEE Conferences and served as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics as well as an Associate Editor of Consumer Electronics Magazines. Currently, he is the President-Elect and VP Publications of IEEE Consumer Technology Society. He is the Chair of Fellow Evaluation Committee of IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Shugong Xu
IEEE Fellow
Shanghai University, China

Shugong Xu is an IEEE Fellow, a professor at Shanghai University, China. In his 20+ years career in research (over 15 years in industrial research labs), he had over 40 issued US/WO/CN patents and published more than 140 peer-reviewed research papers. He was awarded "National Innovation Leadership Talent" from China government in 2013, IEEE Fellow in 2015. Shugong also won 2017 Award for Advances in Communication from IEEE Communication Society. His current research interests include V2X, wireless communication systems, and machine learning etc.

Prof. Keiichi Kaneko
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Keiichi Kaneko received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1985, 1987 and 1994, respectively. His main research areas are pedagogical systems, functional programming, parallel and distributed computation, partial evaluation, and dependable systems.
He received the Takahashi Award from Japan Society for Software Science and Technology in 1993, the Best Paper Award at the ISCA 3rd Int'l Conf. Advanced Computing and Communications in 2013, the Best Paper Award at the IADIS Int'l Conf. Applied Computing 2013 in 2013, the First Prize Award in Software Innovation Contest of E-Applications in the 2014 3rd ICT Int'l Student Project Conf. in 2014, the Best Paper Award at the 2nd Int'l Symp. Computing and Networking in 2014, the Distinguished Paper Award at the 2014 Int'l Conf. e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology -- Fall Session in 2014, the First Prize Award in Poster and Demo session of E-Applications in the 2015 4th ICT Int'l Student Conf. in 2015, and the 2nd Prize Award in Poster and Demo session of Computer Systems in the 2015 4th ICT Int'l Student Conf. in 2015.