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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic, IEEE Fellow
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.

She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.

Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019-2020) and served as IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018-2019), Junior Past President (2016-2017), President (2014-2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012-2013, 2010-2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008-2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004-2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004-2005, 2001-2003). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She is General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and SMC 2020 Workshop on BMI Systems and served as General Co-Chair of SMC 2019 and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004-2005, 1993-1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002-2003, 1999-2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001-2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020-2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010-2011, 2002-2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

Prof. Yang Yang, IEEE Fellow
ShanghaiTech University, China

Dr. Yang Yang is currently a full professor at ShanghaiTech University, China, serving as the Director of Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). He is also an adjunct professor with the Research Center for Network Communication at Peng Cheng Laboratory, China. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he has held faculty positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University (UK), University College London (UCL, UK), and SIMIT, CAS (China).
Yang’s current research interests include fog computing networks, service-oriented collaborative intelligence, wireless sensor networks, IoT applications, and advanced testbeds and experiments. He has published more than 260 papers and filed more than 80 technical patents in these research areas. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) since January 2019. In addition, he is a General Co-Chair of the IEEE DSP 2018 conference and a TPC Vice-Chair of the IEEE ICC 2019 conference. Yang is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Prof. Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Vice Dean of the College of Optical Science and Engineering; Director of Joint International Lab of Photonics