Keynote Speaker

Professor (Kit) Kai-Kit Wong
IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
University College London, UK

Biography: Kai-Kit Wong received the BEng, the MPhil, and the PhD degrees, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. His PhD thesis was on multiuser MIMO wireless communications, supervised by Professor Ross Murch (Primary Supervisor) and Professor Khaled Ben Letaief (Co-Supervisor). After graduation, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant Professor, working closely with Professor Tung-Sang Ng. From July 2003 to December 2003, he visited the Wireless Communications Research Department of Lucent Technologies, Bell-Labs, Holmdel, NJ, U.S., to study the optimization in broadcast MIMO channels, under the supervision of Dr. G. J. Foschini and Dr. R. Valenzuela. After that, he then joined the Smart Antennas Research Group of Stanford University as Visiting Assistant Professor conducting research on overloaded MIMO signal processing, under the supervision of Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj. From 2005 to August 2006, he was with the Department of Engineering, the University of Hull, U.K., as Communications Lecturer. Since August 2006, he has been with University College London, first at Adastral Park Campus and at present the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, where he is Professor of Wireless Communications.

Prof. Arumugam Nallanathan
IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Biography: Arumugam Nallanathan is Professor of Wireless Communications and the founding head of the Communication Systems Research (CSR) group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London since September 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London from December 2007 to August 2017, where he was Professor of Wireless Communications from April 2013 to August 2017. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include 6G Wireless Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Molecular Communications. He published more than 500 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC’2016), IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (GLOBECOM’2017) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 (VTC’2017). He is an Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Communications and a senior editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2006-2017), IEEE Signal Processing Letters and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). He served as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC-TC) of IEEE Communications Society and Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in numerous IEEE conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society SPCE outstanding service award 2012 and IEEE Communications Society RCC outstanding service award 2014. He has been selected as a Web of Science (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

Prof. Chip-Hong Chang
IEEE Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Chip-Hong Chang received the B.Eng. degree (Hons.) from the National University of Singapore in 1989, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 1993 and 1998, respectively.,He held joint appointments with NTU as the Assistant Chair of Alumni from 2008 to 2014, the Deputy Director of the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems from 2000 to 2011, and the Program Director of the Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems from 2003 to 2009. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), NTU. He has coedited five books, published 13 book chapters, more than 100 international journal articles (more than 70 are IEEE) and more than 180 refereed international conference papers (mostly in IEEE), and delivered over 50 keynotes, tutorials, and invited seminars. His current research interests include hardware security, unconventional number systems, and low-power and fault-tolerant digital signal processing algorithms and architectures. He is an IET Fellow. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and IEEE Transactions on Computer–Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems from 2016 to 2019, IEEE Access from 2013 to 2019, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems— I: Regular Papers from 2010 to 2013, Integration, the VLSI Journal from 2013 to 2015, Journal of Hardware and System Security (Springer) from 2016 to 2020, and Microelectronics Journal from 2014 to 2020. He currently serves as a Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems. He guest edited around ten special issues and served in the organizing and technical program committee of more than 60 international conferences (mostly IEEE). He is a 2018–2019 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.