Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sherman Shen - University of Waterloo, Canada

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Dr. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (M’97–SM’02–F’09) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1990. He is currently a University Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on network resource management, wireless network security, Internet of Things, 5G and beyond, and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks.

Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, a Chinese Academy of Engineering Foreign Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society. Dr. Shen received the R.A. Fessenden Award in 2019 from IEEE, Canada, Award of Merit from the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) presents in 2019, James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2018 from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Joseph LoCicero Award in 2015 and Education Award in 2017 from the IEEE Communications Society, and Technical Recognition Award from Wireless Communications Technical Committee (2019) and AHSN Technical Committee (2013).

He has also received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006 from the University of Waterloo and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. He served as the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for the IEEE Globecom’16, the IEEE Infocom’14, the IEEE VTC’10 Fall, the IEEE Globecom’07, the Symposia Chair for the IEEE ICC’10, and the Chair for the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. Dr. Shen is the elected IEEE Communications Society Vice President for Technical & Educational Activities, Vice President for Publications, Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, Member of IEEE Fellow Selection Committee. He was/is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL, IEEE Network, IET Communications, and Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications.

Dr. Peiying Zhu, Huawei, Canada

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Dr. Peiying Zhu, Senior Vice President of Wireless Research, is a Huawei Fellow, IEEE Fellow and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is currently leading 5G and beyond wireless research and standardization in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced radio access technologies. She is actively involved in 3GPP and IEEE 802 standards development. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies. She led the team to contribute significantly to 5G technologies.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Dr. Zhu has more than 200 granted patents. 

 

Dr. Xinhui Wang, ZTE, China

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Dr. Sonia Aissa, INRS, Montreal, Canada

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Keynote Date: Friday, July 2, 2021

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Sonia Aïssa received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1998. Since then, she has been with INRS (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique), Montreal, Canada, where she is a Full Professor and known as one of its most distinguished professors for her excellence in research, education, and outreach. Prof Aïssa’s research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication systems and networks and include the modeling, design and performance analysis, and wireless power technology. Her awards include the NSERC University Faculty Award 1999, the FRQNT Strategic Faculty Fellowship 2001-2006, the INRS Performance Award for outstanding achievements in research, teaching and outreach multiple times since 2004, the FRQNT-SYTACom Technical Community Service Award 2007, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award 2013, and multiple Best Paper Awards in the IEEE and the Japanese IEICE. She was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) 2013-2016. She is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Aïssa has an outstanding record of service to the IEEE. She was a Member-At-Large of ComSoc’s Board of Governors 2014-2016, and serves regularly on many of its standing committees. Her editorial activities include: Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2014-2019, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2004-2012, Associate Editor and Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine 2004-2015, Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 2006-2010, and Associate Editor of Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal 2007-2012. She currently serves as Editor-At-Large for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. She has been involved in organizing many flagship conferences of the IEEE and is currently serving as the TPC Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications. She is active in promoting women in engineering, and is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Montreal.