Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow
University of California Irvine, USA
Hamid Jafarkhani is a Chancellor's Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, where he is also the Director of Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, the Director of Networked Systems Program, and the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair. He is the 2020-2022 elected Faculty Chair of the UCI School of Engineering.
He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 2015 and a Visiting Professor at California Institute of Technology in 2018. Among his awards are the NSF Career Award, the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research, the School of Engineering Excellence in Research Senior Career Award, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award.
Dr. Jafarkhani is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher. According to the Thomson Scientific, he is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of "computer science" during 1997-2007.
He is the 2017 Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee at the University of Maryland's School of Engineering. He is a Fellow of AAAS, an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Fellow of IETI, and the author of the book "Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice."
Prof. Chong-Yung Chi, IEEE Fellow
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, China
Chong-Yung Chi (祁忠勇) received B.S. degree from Tatung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1975, Master degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1977, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 1983 all in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He has published more than 240 technical papers (with citations more than 6,000 times by Google-Scholar), including more than 85 journal papers (mostly in IEEE Trans. Signal Processing), more than 140 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters, and 2 books, including a recent textbook, Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Communications from Fundamentals to Applications, CRC Press, 2017 (which has been popularly used in a series of invited intensive short courses at 10 top-ranking universities in Mainland China since 2010 before its publication). He received 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, entitled “Outage Constrained Robust Transmit Optimization for Multiuser MISO Downlinks: Tractable Approximations by Conic Optimization,” IEEE Tran. Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 21, Nov. 2014. His current research interests include signal processing for wireless communications, convex analysis and optimization for blind source separation, biomedical and hyperspectral image analysis, and graph based learning and signal processing. He is an IEEE Fellow. He has been a Technical Program Committee member for many IEEE sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, symposiums and conferences on signal processing and wireless communications, including Co-organizer and General Co-chairman of 2001 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). He was an Associate Editor (AE) for four IEEE Journals, including IEEE Trans. Signal Processing for 9 years (5/2001~4/2006, 1/2012~12/2015), and he was a member of Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM-TC) (2005-2010), a member of Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) (2011-2016), and a member of Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM-TC) (2013-2018), IEEE Signal Processing Society