Keynote &Plenary Speakers
Prof. Yingchang Liang, IEEE Fellow, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Biography: Dr Ying-Chang Liang is a Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China. He was a Principal Scientist and Technical Advisor in the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. His research interest lies in the general area of wireless networking and communications, with current focus on cognitive radio and intelligent wireless networks. Dr Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in December 2010, and was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES)s Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, and the IEEE Standards Associations Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award in 2011, for his contributions to the development of IEEE 802.22 standard. He has received numerous paper awards, with the recent ones including IEEE ICC Best Paper Award in 2017, IEEE ComSocs TAOS Best Paper Award in 2016, and IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014.
Dr Liang is now an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Cognitive Radio Series, key founder of the new journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. He has been Guest/Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Network. Dr Liang was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium since 2009. He served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair of CROWN’08 and DySPAN’10, Symposium Chair of ICC’12 and Globecom’12, General Co-Chair of ICCS’10 and ICCS’14. He serves as TPC Chair and Executive Co-Chair of Globecom17.
Prof. Albert WANG, IEEE Fellow, University of California, USA
Speech Title: Visible Light Communication Systems-on-Chip for Smart Cities
Biography: Albert Wang received his BS degree from Tsinghua University, China, and PhD degree in from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, both in Electrical Engineering, in 1985 and 1996, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Riverside, USA. His research covers AMS/RF ICs, integrated design-for-reliability, 3D heterogeneous integration, emerging nano devices and circuits, and LED visible light communications. He published one book and 260+ peer-reviewed papers, and holds fifteen U.S. patents. He has been on editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and Journal of Engineering. He has been IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Electron Devices Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He is Sr. Past President (2018-2019), and was Jr. Past President (2016-2017) and President (2014-2015) for IEEE Electron Devices Society. He was Chair for the IEEE CAS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee (ASPTC) and member of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) Committee. He is a member for IEEE 5G Initiatives Committee and IEEE Fellow Committee. He was General Chair (2016) of IEEE RFIC Symposium. Wang received CAREER Award from National Science Foundation, USA. Wang is IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Fellow of National Academy of Inventors.
Prof. Fang Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Thomas Fang Zheng is a research professor and Director of the Center for Speech and Language Technologies (CSLT), Tsinghua University. His research and development interests are on speech and language processing, having published 290+ papers and 13 books, holding over 16 patents.
He is an IEEE Senior member, APSIPA Vice-President, a CCF (China Computer Federation) Senior Member, a council member of Chinese Information Processing Society of China and chair of its Speech Information Technical Committee, a council member of the Acoustical Society of China, and founding chair of steering committee of National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communication (NCMMSC) of China, Vice Director of Subcommittee 2 on Human Biometrics Application of Technical Committee 100 on Security Protection Alarm Systems of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC100/SC2), head of the Voiceprint Recognition special topic group of the Chinese Speech Interactive Technology Standard Group, and a key drafter of voiceprint recognition related standard in mobile finance in China Financial Standardization Technical Committee (CFSTC, SAC/TC180) of the People's Bank Of China.
He is/was an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on ASLP, an editorial board member of Speech Communication, an associate editor of APSIPA Transactions on SIP, a series editor of SpringerBriefs in Signal Processing.
He ever served as General Co-Chair of OrientalCOCOSDA 2003, General Co-Chair of APSIPA ASC 2011, APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2012-2013), General Co-Chair of IEEE ChinaSIP 2013, Area Chair of Interspeech 2014, General Co-Chair of ISCSLP 2014, Publication Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2016, and will be General Co-Chair of APSIPA ASC 2019 and Interspeech 2020.