Prof. David Michelson

David G. Michelson received the BASc, MASc, and PhD in electrical engineering from the UBC. From 1996 to 2001, he served as a member of a joint team from AT&T Wireless Services, Redmond, WA, and AT&T Labs-Research, Red Bank, NJ, where he was concerned with the development of propagation and channel models for next-generation and fixed wireless systems. The results of this work formed the basis for the propagation and channel models later adopted by the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Standards. From 2001 to 2002, he helped to oversee the deployment of one of the world’s largest campus wireless local area networks at UBC while also serving as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since 2003, he has led the Radio Science Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC, where his current research interests include propagation and channel modeling for fixed wireless, ultra wideband, and satellite communications. Dr. Michelson is a registered professional engineer. He serves as the Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Technical Committee on Propagation and Channel Modeling and as an Associate Editor for Mobile Channels for IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. In 2002, he served as a Guest Editor for a pair of Special Issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications concerning propagation and channel modelling. From 2001 to 2007, he served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He currently serves as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Comunications. From 1999 to 2007, he was the Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Section’s Joint Communications Chapter. Under his leadership, the chapter received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the IEEE Communications Society in 2002 and 2005 and the Chapter of the Year Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2006. He received the E. F. Glass Award from IEEE Canada in 2009



Prof. Sushanta K. Mitra

Sushanta Mitra is the Associate Vice-President Research and Kaneff Professor in Micro & Nanotechnology for Social Innovation at the York University. His research interests are in the fundamental understanding of fluid transport in micro and nano-scale confinements with applications in energy, environmental monitoring, and bio-systems. For his contributions in engineering and sciences, he has been elected as the Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the Canadian Academy for Engineering (CAE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also a Fellow of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the recipient of 2015 Engineering Excellence Medal from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.



Prof. Rodney Vaughan

Rodney Vaughan (PEng, FIEEE) is the Sierra Wireless Chair in Communications at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. His university training was in New Zealand and Denmark. Most of his career has been as an electronics system designer, and he joined academia (SFU) in 2003. His research is in channels, propagation and scattering, signal theory and processing, acoustics, communications techniques and optimization, and compact antennas for mobile and satellite. Current antenna projects include systems for bicycle frames and on-chip, and arrays for satellite SAR and industrial food heating. He edited for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (compact elements, arrays, mobile antennas, multipath, and diversity/MIMO techniques), and has guest-edited Special Issues. He is a 2004 Fellow of the BC Advanced System Institute, an URSI Correspondent, and continues as the New Zealand URSI Commission B representative. In 2006, he served on the international panel for reviewing the funding and knowledge base for ICT in the UK; and in 2011 for the Canadian Communications Research Centre, and also for the ICT Centre of the CSIRO. He is a multi-term IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the VT Society.



Prof. James B Cole

James Cole is currently a professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He graduated from the University of Maryland, PhD physics (high energy and particle physics), and after a post-doctorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics) he went to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) , and then the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). At ARL he developed simulated annealing programs for pattern recognition, and at NRL he began his current research. Prof. Cole wrote parallel computer programs with advanced visualizations to model sound propagation in complicated ocean environments. He developed the first high accuracy nonstandard finite difference time domain (NS-FDTD) algorithms. In 1995, he became a professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. His main focus is to develop high precision algorithms with good numerical stability on coarse numerical grids, but which are simple enough to run on small computers.


Prof. Axel Krings

Axel Krings received his doctorate (1993) and master’s (1991) degrees in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, a Dipl. Ing. (1982) in electrical engineering from the FH-Aachen, Germany, and joined the University of Idaho Computer Science faculty in 1995. His research interests are in the area of computer and network resilience and survivability, fault tolerance and security. In short, it is all about how to design, defend, attack, model, and analyze networked computer systems operating in hostile environments. The research, which has been funded by DoT, DoE, DoD, NIST and CNRS, has led to over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. Current research, funded by DoT, focuses on the development of algorithms and analysis mechanisms for surviving attacks on vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), as well as designing inherently attack-resilient control systems.


Raj Jain

Prof. Raj Jain

Raj Jain received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Harvard University and an M.E. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr. Jain is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a winner of ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award,Center for Development of Advanced Computing – Advanced Computing and Communications Society (CDAC-ACCS) Foundation Award 2009, WiMAX Forum Individual Contribution Award 2008, 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Alumni Association, and ranks among the top 90 in CiteSeerX’s list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Previously, he was the CTO and one of the co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc – a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, Mass. and then a professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

James Giesbrecht

Dr. James Giesbrecht

Dr. James Giesbrecht (pronounced Geez-brek-t) is a native of Saskatoon Saskatchewan but has lived and worked in Australia for the last 16 years. He simultaneously received the BSc in electrical engineering and BSc in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1992. He received an MSc in electrical engineering from the same university in 1995. In 2008 he received a PhD (summa cum lauda) in electrical/electronic engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has core skills in electronics, wireless technologies, digital-signal-processing, embedded real-time systems, software engineering, lecturing, industry training, and project management. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a chartered Professional Engineer in Australia, and has international professional engineering status through listing as an APEC Engineer and International Professional Engineer – Australia. Over his 26-year career he has worked as a design engineer, research engineer, industry trainer, operations manager, project manager, and specialist in the field of modulation recognition and digital radio receivers. His current role is Project Manager and Engineering Specialist for Ebor Computing Pty Ltd; a company that specializes in custom hardware/software solutions for government and commercial clients.

Ruediger Gad

Dr. Ruediger Gad

Ruediger Gad is senior software engineer at Terma GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany in the field of space ground systems. He received a PhD degree (sobresaliente cum laude – best grade with honors) in Computer Science from the University of Cádiz, Spain . Before joining Terma GmbH, he was a member of the Research Group for Information Security, Network Security, and Privacy at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. His research interests include Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), Complex Event Processing (CEP), and computer networks. He was and still is involved in various Open Source Software projects and published his research and evaluation prototypes as Open Source Software.

Motoharu Fujigaki

Prof. Motoharu Fujigaki

Motoharu Fujigaki is a Professor in the Department of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems Division of Advanced Informatics and Machinery at University of Fukui, Japan. He obtained his Bacherlor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University and his Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2001. He is a SEM(Society for Experimental Mechanics) member,SPIE(The International Society for Optical Engineering) member,OSA(Optical Society of America) member and a The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan member. Prof. Fujigaki has over 50 papers published in reputable journals and conferences.

Takeo Sasaki

Prof. Takeo Sasaki

Born in 1965, Takeo Sasaki is a graduate of the Tokyo University of Science. In 1994, he received his doctorate from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He then joined Tohoku University as a Research Associate in Professor Minoru Matsuda’s laboratory. In 1996, he joined Oita University as an Associate Professor and began his research. Since 2000, he has been at the Tokyo University of Science as a Professor. He received the SPSJ Wiley Award (2004) and JLCS Best Paper Award 2004.