Invited Speakers

 | Post date: 2019/08/25 | 
International Speakers
 
Prof. Marcos Katz, University of Oulu

Topic:
Demonstrating the Concept of Light-based IoT (LIOT)

Biography:
Prof. Marcos Katz is a Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, since Dec. 2009. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. He worked in different positions at Nokia, Finland between 1987 and 2001. In 2001–2002 he was a Research Scientist at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu. In the years 2003–2005 Dr. Katz was the Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Advanced Research Lab., Telecommunications R&D Center, Suwon, Korea. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as a Chief Research Scientist at VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland. Prof. Katz served as the chair of Working Group 5 (on short-range communications) for the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in 2008-2012. Prof. Katz has written and edited six books in different areas of mobile and wireless communications. He has written more than 170 publications and holds more than 50 patents.
Prof. Rafael Pérez Jiménez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Topic:
Optical Camera Communications, a solution to integrate VLC on smartphones

Biography:
Prof. Rafael Pérez Jiménez, Born in Madrid in 1965. Eng & MSc (UPM-1991) PhD (ULPGC 1995, Honors), and recently PhD in History (ULL, 2020). Full Professor at the School of Telecommunication Engineering of the ULPGC (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) from 2003, Chairman of IDeTIC (University Institute for Technological Development and Innovation in communications) from 2010-2020. Currently, he coordinates the Communication Technologies & Photonics area in the Spanish Research Agency. He has participated or directed 12 transnational projects, over 25 official national projects in competitive calls, and a score of relevant contracts with companies and administrations. He has published 4 teaching books, 5 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed papers on journals and international technical conferences. He is a frequent reviewer in different international magazines and symposia. Its main area of specialization corresponds to the development of wireless optical communication systems, especially for IoT sensor networks and medium/low speed links, including both the vehicular and domestic environment, and the characterization of optical channels in indoor and mobile systems. He is also working on applications of OWC and the internet of things over Smart Cities, especially those known as tourism destinations.
Dr. Wasiu O Popoola, Edinburgh University, UK

Topic:
Advanced Signal Processing for Enhancing Optical OFDM Systems

Biography:
Biography: Dr. Wasiu O. Popoola is currently a University Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, U.K. He has published over 100 journal articles/conference articles/patents and over seven of those are invited articles. He co-authored the book Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modeling with MATLAB and many other book chapters. His primary research interests include digital and optical communications, including VLC, FSO, and fiber communication. One of his journal articles ranked No. 2 in terms of the number of full text downloads within IEEE Xplore, in 2008, from the hundreds of articles published by IET Optoelectronics, since 1980. Another article co-authored with one of his Ph.D. students received the Best Poster Award at the 2016 IEEE ICSAE Conference. Popoola is a science communicator appearing in science festivals and on the ‘BBC Radio 5live Science’ program in Oct. 2017. His publications have over 5000 citations and an h-index of over 30 on Google Scholar. He is a senior member of IEEE and an associate editor of the IEEE Access journal. He was an Invited speaker at various events including the 2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals. He currently leads the Optical Communication Research Group at Edinburgh University.
Prof. Ismael Soto Gómez, University of Santiago, Chile

Topic:
VLC/RF hybrid positioning and monitoring system for a mining tunnel

Biography:
Prof. Ismael Soto Gómez was born in Punta Arenas, Chile. He received an Engineering degree from the University of Santiago of Chile, in 1982, the M.Eng. degree from University Federico Santa Maria, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Staffordshire, U.K., in 1997, respectively. He has taught in the Departments of Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, University of Santiago of Chile. He is currently an Associate Professor of Telecommunications and Signal Processing with the Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He has been the National Director of IEEE and a member of the International Speech Communication Association. He has participated in several national and international research projects on radio and visible light communication technology. He registers patents in several countries and innovation award from the Association of Electrical Engineers (AIE). His research interests include security, DSP, visible light communications, and Big Data. He has been the ITC of CSNDSP and the Chairman of the organizing committee of the SACVLC. He has been a reviewer for multiple journals such as Optimization, IET communications, OPTIK, among others.
Dr. Hamdi Torun, Northumbria University, UK

Topic:
Microsystem-Based Detectors and Sensors Operating at Microwave, THz and Infrared Bands

Biography:
Dr. Hamdi Torun is an associate professor at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Before joining the university in 2017, he was an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and affiliated with the Center for Life Sciences and Technologies at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Also, he is a co-founder and a board member of GlakoLens, a biomedical spinoff company. He received his B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2003, his M.S. degree from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the USA in 2009, all in electrical engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology during 2009-2010. He received Technology Award from Elginkan Foundation, Turkey in 2016, Young Scientist Award from The Science Academy, Turkey in 2016, Innovator Under 35 Award from MIT Tech Review in 2014, and Marie Curie Fellowship (MC-IRG Grant) in 2011.
 
National Speakers
 
Prof. Abdolali Abdipour, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Topic:
Electromagnetic Active Device Modeling in MMw and THz Frequency Range

Biography:
Prof. Abdolali Abdipour was born in Alashtar, Iran, in 1966. He received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, in 1989, his M.Sc. degree in electronics from Limoges University, Limoges, France, in 1992, and his Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Paris XI University, Paris, France, in 1996. He is currently a professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran. He has authored five books, Noise in Electronic Communication: Modeling, Analysis, and Measurement (Amirkabir University Press, 2005, in Persian), Transmission Lines (Nahre Danesh Press, 2006, in Persian), Active Transmission Lines in Electronics and Communications: Modeling and Analysis (Amirkabir University Press, 2007, in Persian-top selected book of the year), Communication Circuits (Nonlinear Analysis, Design and Simulation (Nass Press, 2013) and High Frequency Field Effect Transistors (Electronic-electromagnetics Modeling & analysis, Amirkabir University Press, 2013, in Persian). His research areas include wireless communication systems (RF technology and transceivers), RF/microwave/ millimeter-wave/THz circuit and system design, electromagnetic (EM) modeling of active devices and circuits, high-frequency electronics (signal and noise), nonlinear modeling, and analysis of microwave devices and circuits. He has authored or coauthored over 360 papers in refereed journals and local and international conferences.
Dr. Hamzeh Beyranvand, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Topic:
The Role of Optical Wireless Communications in Future Access Networks

Biography:
Dr. Hamzeh Beyranvand is an assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2014. He received the 14th Iran National Khwarizmi Youth Award, Dec. 2012 (Ranked 2 in Applied Research), and the best PhD thesis award from IEEE Iran Section, 2015. His research interests are: fiber optic communications and networking, elastic optical networks, optical wireless communications, broadband access networks, and network planning and optimization.

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