Keynote Speakers | 主讲嘉宾


Prof. Dr. Shum Ping,  OSA Fellow
Director, Centre for Optical Fibre Technology,  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

P. Shum received the B. Eng. and PhD degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from of the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. After PhD graduation, he stay in the same university as an honorary postdoctoral research fellow. In 1996, he carried out research in semiconductor laser and high speed optical laser communication in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University. Since July 1997, Dr. P. Shum joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong. In 1998, he has received the IEEE EDS/MTTS India Chapter best paper award for his paper in Photonics-98. In 2002, he received the best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology. In 1999, Dr. Shum joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He is the founding member of IEEE LEOS chapter in Singapore. Since 2002, he has been appointed as the Director of Network Technology Research Centre. He received the Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2002. Dr. Shum has published more than 300 international journal and conference papers. He is the technical program chair of ICOCN 2003 and committee members and international advisor of many international conferences. His research interests are concerned with optical communications, nonlinear waveguide modelling, fibre gratings and WDM communication systems.


Prof. Ma Huadong
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Dr. Huadong Ma is a Chang Jiang Scholar Professor and Executive Dean, School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China. He is also Director of Beijing Key Lab of Intelligent Telecommunications Software and Multimedia, BUPT. He is Chief Scientist of the project “Basic Research on the Architecture of Internet of Things” supported by the National 973 Program of China from 2010 to 2013. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science in 1995. From 1999 to 2000, he held a visiting position in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. His current research focuses on sensor networks and Internet of things, multimedia computing, and he has published over 200 papers in journals (such as ACM/IEEE Transactions) or Conferences (such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MM) and 4 books on these fields. As a co-author, he got the best paper award in IEEE ICPADS2010 and the best student paper award in IEEE ICME2016. He was awarded National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists in 2009. He serves for Chair of ACM SIGMOBILE China.


Prof. Dr. Gerhard P. Hancke, IEEE Fellow
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Gerhard P. Hancke is a Fellow of the IEEE “for contributions to wireless sensor networks”. He received the BSc, BEng and MEng from the University of Stellenbosch, and the DEng from the University of Pretoria (1983), both universities in South Africa. He is associated with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, where he is a Professor and Head of the Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN) Research Group.
He is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leading scholar in advanced sensor networks research, especially aimed at industrial applications. He co-authored around 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. 4 of these papers are among the top 1% within a research field in the latest ESI (Essential science indicators) update, based on citations received within the last 10 years.
He has been a Guest Co-Editor of Special Sections on topics such “Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks” in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and “Information Technologies in Smart Grids”, “Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks” and “Healthcare Systems and Technologies” in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is and Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and IEEE Access.


Prof. Dr.  Ho Pui, Aaron HO, SPIE Fellow
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong

Dr Ho received his BEng and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1986 and 1990 respectively. Currently a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), he has held positions as Associate Dean of Engineering, CUHK, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, and Senior Process Engineer for semiconductor laser fabrication in Hewlett-Packard. Started as a compound semiconductor materials scientist, his current academic interests focus at nano-sized semiconductor materials for photonic and sensor applications, optical instrumentation, surface plasmon resonance biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and biophotonics. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, 16 Chinese and 6 US patents. He is a Fellow of SPIE and HKIE, and a senior member of IEEE.