Keynote Speakers



Xi Zhang, Ph.D. Professor, IEEE Fellow 
Texas A&m University, USA

Xi Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, the M.S. degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA all in electrical engineering and computer science, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (Electrical Engineering-Systems) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Dr. Zhang is currently a Full Professor and the Founding Director of the Networking and Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. He was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Cook University, Australia, under a Fellowship from the Chinese National Commission of Education. He was with the Networks and Distributed Systems Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hills, NJ, and with AT&T Laboratories Research, Florham Park, NJ. He has published more than 300 research papers in the areas of wireless networks and communications systems, mobile computing, network protocol design and modeling, statistical communications, random signal processing, information theory, and control theory and systems.
Prof. Zhang is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to Quality of Service (QoS) theory in mobile wireless networks. He received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004 for his research in the areas of mobile wireless and multicast networking and systems. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in both IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He received the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE ICC 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, and IEEE WCNC 2010, respectively. One of his IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Papers has been listed as IEEE BEST READINGS PAPERS in Cognitive Radio Networks and QoS Provisioning in Mobile Wireless Networking. He also received the TEES Select Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Performance from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2006.
He is serving or has served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "Broadband Wireless Communications for High Speed Vehicles", a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "wireless video transmissions", an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, a Leading Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Advances in Cooperative Wireless Networking", a Leading Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Underwater Wireless Networking: Theory and Applications", a Guest Editor for the IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE for the special issue on "next generation of CDMA versus OFDMA for 4G wireless applications" an Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING, an Editor for the JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, NETWORKING, AND COMMUNICATIONS, and an Associate Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, an Area Editor for the ELSEVIER Journal on Computer Communications, and a Guest Editor for JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING for the special issue on "next generation wireless communications and mobile computing".
Prof. Zhang is serving or has served as the TPC Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, TPC Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2010, TPC Area Chair for INFOCOM 2012, TPC Chair for the IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Virtulization, Hong Kong, General Chair for IEEE ICC 2011 - Workshop on Advanced Networking Technologies for Smart-Services Based Clouding Computing, TPC Co-Chair for the IEEE ICDCS 2011 - Workshop on Data Center Performance, Panel/Demo/Poster Chairs for the ACM MobiCom 2011, General Chair for the ACM QShine 2010, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Mini-Conference, Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - Wireless Communications Symposium, Symposium Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2008 - Information and Network Security Symposium, Symposium Chair for IEEE/ACM International Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks Symposium 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the TPC Chair for IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the Poster Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the Student Travel Grants Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2007, the Panel Co-Chair for IEEE ICCCN 2007, the Poster Chair for IEEE/ACM MSWiM 2007 and IEEE QShine 2006, Executive Committee Co-Chair for QShine, the Publicity Chair for IEEE/ACM QShine 2007 and IEEE WirelessCom 2005, and the Panelist on the Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks and Multimedia Communications at IEEE ICCCN 2007 and WiFi-Hotspots/WLAN and QoS Panel at IEEE QShine 2004. He has served as the TPC members for more than 100 IEEE/ACM conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE/ACM QShine, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ICCCN, etc.




Yonghui Li, ARC Future Fellow, IEEE Fellow
Professor. Dr., The University of Sydney, Australia

Yonghui Li is a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory, in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and ARC Future Fellowship in 2012. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, Internet of Things, Wireless networks, 5G and wireless AI. He participated in $500million Australian national Smart Grid Smart City project, the world first large-scale demonstration project. He has published more than 300 papers in IEEE journals and conferences. Several of his journal papers have been included in ESI highly cited papers. According to google scholar, his research works have been cited more than 10000 times. He is now an editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He also served as a guest editor for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC special issue on Millimeter Wave Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine on Wireless AI, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access. He received several best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017 and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.


Wanyang Dai, Professor
SIR Forum President and CEO, U.S.A.

Wanyang Dai is a Distinguished Professor in Nanjing University and Chief Scientist in DepthsData Digital Economic Research Institute. He is the current President & CEO of U.S. based (Blockchain & Quantum-Computing) SIR Forum (Industrial 6.0 Forum), President of Jiangsu Probability & Statistical Society in China, Chairman of Jiangsu BigData-Blockchain and Smart Information Special Committee in China. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in USA. He was a MTS and principal investigator in U.S. based AT&T Bell Labs (currently Nokia Bell Labs) with some project won “Technology Transfer” now called cloud system. He published numerous influential papers in big name journals including Operations Research, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, and Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. He received various academic awards and has presented over 40 keynote/plenary speeches in IEEE/ACM, computational and applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, mathematics & statistics, and other international conferences. He has been serving as IEEE/ACM conference chairs, editors-in-chief and editorial board members for various international journals ranging from wireless engineering and technology, pure mathematics & statistics to their applications.

Speech Title: Blockchained quantum computing and massive MIMO communications with federated learning and cognitive radio
A generalized system model with federated learning and blockchained quantum computing for MIMO or Massive MIMO communications over a quantum or a wireless channel will be presented. Both multiuser MIMO uplink and MIMO downlink beamforming systems with cognitive radio will be covered. The blockchained quantum computing is targeted to enhance the security and efficiency of the current cloud computing in order to further support and interact with the future Internet, 6G (or beyond) wireless communication, IoT, and edge computing. Both optimization based and game-theoretical based evolving convolutional neural net algorithms for system resource coordination and cooperation with central model training and local learning via blockchain long memory history data will be designed and analyzed. Simulations and numerical examples will be presented to illustrate the effectiveness and usefulness of our studies.