Keynote &Plenary Speakers

Prof. Yingchang Liang, 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. Fang Zheng, Tsinghua University, China

Professor Thomas Fang Zheng from Tsinghua University, he is a research professor and vice dean of the Research Institute of Information Technology (RIIT), Tsinghua University and director of Center for Speech and Language Technologies (CSLT), Division of Technical Innovation and Development, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology. For more information about Professor Thomas Fang Zheng, please visit: