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ICCCAS 2018 Conference Speakers


Prof. Wei Xiang

James Cook University, Australia | 澳大利亚詹姆斯·库克大学

Biography: Wei Xiang is currently the Founding Professor and Inaugural Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. He is a TEDx Speaker, and an elected Fellow of the IET and Engineers Australia. He received the 2016 TNQ Innovation Award, 2017 Engineers Australia Cairns Engineer of the Year, and 2018 Pearcey Foundation Hall of Fame. He was a co-recipient of three Best Paper Awards at 2015 WCSP, 2011 IEEE WCNC, and 2009 ICWMC. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles. He was named a Queensland International Fellow (2010-2011) by the Queensland Government of Australia, an Endeavour Research Fellow (2012-2013) by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, a Smart Futures Fellow (2012-2015) by the Queensland Government of Australia, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (2014-2015). He is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Northern Australia Section. He was an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2015-2017), and is an Associate Editor for Springer’s Telecommunications Systems. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers, of which nearly 100 are IEEE journal articles. He has served in a large number of international conferences in the capacity of General Co-Chair, TPC Co-Chair, Symposium Chair, etc. His research interest falls under the broad areas of communications and information theory, particularly the Internet of Things, and coding and signal processing for multimedia communications systems. 
Title of Speech: An Australia’s First – Internet of Things from an Australian Perspective
Abstract: It is well known that the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is one of the most crucial digital infrastructure for the fourth industrial revolution that is revolutionizing the human society. Some consider IoT technology the frontend of big data. We would argue that IoT is a data-driven technology, which is composed of three layers, i.e., the data collection layer, data communications layer, and data processing layer. This three-layer stratification well explains why IoT technology serves as a foundation to and is inseparable from machine learning (ML) / artificial Intelligence (AI). James Cook University prides itself on providing Australia’s first IoT Engineering degree program that is accredited by Engineers Australia. Huawei also set up its first official laboratory with JCU, the JCU-Huawei Narrowband IoT Laboratory opened in February 2017. This talk will walk you through the first IoT course in Australia, projects, industry engagement from an Australian perspective.

Assoc. Prof. Guan Yong Liang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | 新加坡南洋理工大学

Biography: Dr. Yong Liang GUAN (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/eylguan/) obtained his PhD degree from the Imperial College of London, UK, and Bachelor of Engineering degree with first class honors from the National University of Singapore. He is a tenured associate professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is now leading two industry collaboration labs: NTU-NXP Smart Mobility Lab, Schaeffler Hub for Advanced Research (SHARE) at NTU. His research interests broadly include coding and signal processing for communication systems and data storage systems. He has published an invited monograph, 3 book chapters, and over 400 journal and conference papers. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has led 18 past and present externally funded research projects on V2V/V2I communication, wireless communication signal processing, coding for 10Tb/in^2 magnetic recording, acoustic telemetry for drilling application, etc., with total funding of over SGD 24 million. He has 2 granted patents and 1 licensed patent. 
Title of Speech: V2X Communication – Enabling Smart Mobility of the Future
Abstract: V2X (vehicle to everything) communication refers to a new vehicular networking technology that allows moving vehicles to directly communicate with each other in an “ad-hoc” or “machine-to-machine” manner, as well as with access points installed on lamp poles or roadside infrastructure. This technology promises to enhance road safety, cut driving time, save fuel, augment GPS, drive big data, enable gantry-less road pricing, connect AV and EV (autonomous/electric vehicles). International standards (DSRC, Cellular V2X) have been defined. Market products have emerged. In this talk, I will give an overview of a campus-wide V2X test-bed jointly developed by NTU and NXP, the full-stack applications that the testbed is capable of supporting, the V2X standardization landscape around the world, future outlook and challenges.

Zhihua Shi | 史志华

Guang Dong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd., China | 广东oppo移动通信有限公司

Biography: Zhihua Shi joined the Standards Research Center at OPPO in Sept. 2016, where he has been working on NR physical layer standardization, including initial access, MIMO and beam management. From Mar. 2009 to Sept. 2016, he was with the Research Institution of China Mobile, and working on LTE-Advanced standardization and joint optimization of mobile APPs and wireless network. He received B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2003, 2005, and 2009, respectively.
Title of Speech: Overview of NR MIMO design
Abstract: After the release of the 5G NR specifications, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. Lots of 5G demo or pre-commercial illustrations are emerging these days. Most of the mainstream operations are expected to provide 5G service in 2019 or 2020. MIMO is a key foundation for NR systems to achieve the challenging target of high peak date rate and exploit millimetre wave frequency band. This talk will give a high-level introduction to the NR MIMO design, including the re-design/evolution of traditional MIMO issues. The concept and framework of analogy beam management, which is introduced in 3GPP for the first time to address the coverage issue of high frequency band, will be presented as well.