Keynote Speakers

Prof. Junshan Zhang (Arizona State University)

Junshan Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from the School of ECE at Purdue University in 2000. He joined the School of ECEE at Arizona State University in August 2000, where he has been Professor since 2010. His interests include cyber-physical systems, communications networks, and network science. His current research focuses on fundamental problems in information networks and energy networks, including modeling and optimization for smart grid, network optimization/control, mobile social networks, crowdsourcing, cognitive radio, and network information theory.

Prof. Zhang is a fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2005 and the NSF CAREER award in 2003. He received the Outstanding Research Award from the IEEE Phoenix Section in 2003. He co-authored a paper that won IEEE ICC 2008 best paper award, and one of his papers was selected as the INFOCOM 2009 Best Paper Award Runner-up. He was TPC co-chair for a number of major conferences in communication networks, including INFOCOM 2012, WICON 2008 and IPCCC'06, and TPC vice chair for ICCCN'06. He was the general chair for IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2007. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an editor for the Computer Network journal and an editor IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. He is currently serving as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and an editor for IEEE Network Magazine. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society.


Prof. Zhi (Gerry) Tian (Michigan Technological University)

Prof. Zhi (Gerry) Tian received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 1994, and the M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, in 1998 and 2000 respectively. From 1994 to 1995, she studied in the graduate program of the department of Automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. From 1995 to 2000, she was a graduate research assistant in the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) of George Mason University. Since August 2000, she has been on the faculty of Michigan Technological University, where she is a Professor.

Her general interests are in the areas of signal processing, communications, detection and estimation. Her specific areas of expertise have included ultra-wideband communications, MIMO systems, statistical sensor array processing, adaptive filtering, multi-target tracking, data fusion, Bayesian inference, and decision network theory and applications. Her current research focuses on compressed sensing for random processes, statistical inference of network data, cognitive radio networks, and distributed wireless sensor networks. She is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOMTC). She served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002 – 2008) and IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing (2006 – 2009). She received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2003. Prof. Zhi Tian is an IEEE Fellow.