IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
21–24 April 2024 // Conrad Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Wireless Communications for Growing Opportunities

Keynotes

Schedule subject to change.

Monday, April 22, 2024

(Monday, 22 April, 11:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Grand Ballroom CD, 2nd Floor

Theodore (Ted) S. RappaportTheodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, New York University, USA

Title: Coming soon. 

Abstract: Coming soon. 

Bio: Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University (NYU), and is a professor in the NYU Courant Computer Science Dept. and the NYU School of Medicine. He founded the NYU WIRELESS research center in 2012 and the wireless research centers at the University of Texas Austin (WNCG) and Virginia Tech (MPRG) earlier in his career. His work has provided fundamental knowledge for wireless system design and radio propagation in wireless channels for the first IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard, the first U.S. digital TDMA and CDMA standards, the first public Wi-Fi hotspots, and proved the viability of millimeter wave, and then Terahertz frequencies for 5G, 6G, and beyond. He founded two businesses that were sold to publicly traded companies – TSR Technologies, Inc. (cellular/paging intercept and E911) and Wireless Valley Communications, Inc. (site-specific wireless network design, deployment and management), and was an advisor to Straight Path Communications which sold 5G millimeter wave spectrum to Verizon. He holds more than 100 patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the Wireless Hall of Fame, the US National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, and a life member of the American Radio Relay League. His amateur radio call sign is N9NB.

Tommaso MelodiaTommaso Melodia, Northeastern University, USA

Title: Coming soon. 

Abstract: Coming soon. 

Bio: Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome - La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. He was named a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 2017 and received the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award in 2018 - the highest research award in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. Prof. Melodia has served as Associate Editor fo IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Elsevier Computer Networks, among others. He has served as Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Infocom 2018, General Chair for IEEE SECON 2019, ACM Nanocom 2019, and ACM WUWnet 2014. Prof. Melodia is the Director of Research for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, a $100M public-private partnership to establish 4 city-scale platforms for wireless research to advance the US wireless ecosystem in years to come. The PAWR Project Office is co-lead by Northeastern University and US Ignite and is overseeing the overall deployment and operation of the PAWR Program. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of Internet-of-Things and wireless networked systems has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the Army Research Laboratory.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

(Tuesday, 23 April, 11:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Grand Ballroom CD, 2nd Floor

Wen TongWEN TONG, CTO, Huawei Wireless, Canada

Wen Tong is the CTO, of Huawei Wireless. He is the head of Huawei wireless research. In 2011, Dr. Tong was appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei, currently, he is the Huawei 5G chief scientist and led Huawei’s 10-year-long 5G wireless technologies research and development. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Dr. Tong was the Nortel Fellow and Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada. Dr. Tong is the industry-recognized leader in the invention of advanced wireless technologies, Dr. Tong was elected as a Huawei Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industry Innovation Award in 2014, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award for “pioneering technical contributions and leadership in the mobile communications industry and innovation in 5G mobile communications technology” in 2018. He is also the recipient of the R.A. Fessenden Medal. For the past three decades, he had pioneered fundamental technologies from 1G to 5G wireless and Wi-Fi with more than 500 awarded US patents. Dr. Tong is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and he serves as Board of Director of Wi-Fi Alliance.

Tara JavidiTara Javidi, University of California San Diego, USA

Title: Coming soon. 

Abstract: Coming soon. 

Bio: Tara Javidi (Fellow, IEEE) received her BS in electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. She received her MS degrees in electrical engineering (systems) and in applied mathematics (stochastic analysis) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science in 2002. In 2005, she joined the University of California, San Diego, where she is currently a Jacobs Family Scholar and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Founding Faculty and Fellow of Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. She also is a founding co-director of UCSD Center for Machine-Intelligence, Computing and Security.

Tara Javidi’s research interests are in theory of active learning, information acquisition and statistical inference, information theory with feedback, stochastic control theory, and wireless communications and communication networks. Tara served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2017/18) as well as Communications Society (2019/20). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Jorunal of Selected Areas in Information Theory. She and her Phd students are recipients of the 2021 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award. In addition to her many research awards, she has also received awards for her exceptional University service/leadership and for her sustained contributions to diversity.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

(Wednesday, 23 April, 11:00 GMT+4) 

Room: Grand Ballroom CD, 2nd Floor

Moeness AminMoeness Amin, Villanova University, USA

Title: Coming soon. 

Abstract: Coming soon. 

Bio: Moeness Amin received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1984. Since 1985, he has been with the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, where he became the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering, in 2002.

Dr. Amin is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE); Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Fellow of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He is the Recipient of: the 2022-IEEE Dennis Picard Gold Medal in Radar Technologies and Applications; the 2017-Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology; the 2016-Alexander von Humboldt Research Award; the 2016-IET Achievement Medal; the 2014-IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award; the 2009-Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing; the 2015-IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Warren D White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering. He is also the Recipient of the 2010-Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award, the 1997-IEEE Philadelphia Section Award, and the 1997-Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award. He is the Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Dr. Amin served as Chair/Member of the Electrical Cluster of Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Press. Dr. Amin has over 900 journal and conference publications in signal processing theory and applications, covering the areas of Wireless Communications, Radar, Sonar, Satellite Navigation, Ultrasound, Healthcare, and RFID. He is the Editor of four books on radar.

Mehdi BennisMehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland

Title: Coming soon. 

Abstract: Coming soon. 

Bio: Dr. Mehdi Bennis is a full (tenured) Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland and head of the intelligent connectivity and networks/systems group (ICON). His main research interests are at the intersection of  communication and ML in 5G/6G networks. He has published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of Wireless Communications and Networks, the all-University of Oulu award for research, the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award and the 2020-2021 Clarviate Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science. Dr Bennis is  a Specialty Chief Editor for Data Science for Communications in the Frontiers in Communications and Networks journal and an IEEE Fellow.

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