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Distinguished Lecturers

The IEEE Communications Society's Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) provides the means for ComSoc chapters and other organizations to identify and arrange lectures by renowned authorities on communications and networking-related topics. ComSoc’s Distinguished Speaker Program enables current and past distinguished lecturers as well as ComSoc officers, IEEE Fellows, and prominent speakers to schedule lectures while traveling on business trips at a much reduced cost to ComSoc. The Distinguished Lecturer Program owes its success to the many volunteers of the Communications Society who generously contribute their time and talent. Meet the Selection Committee.

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Sonia Aissa Sonia Aissa
  • Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Energy Harvesting Communication Networks
  • Wireless Power Transfer
Mohamed-Slim Alouini Mohamed-Slim Alouini
  • ​Addressing spectrum scarcity through optical wireless communications
  • Pushing the envelope of wireless sensor networks​
Albert Banchs Albert Banchs
  • Offloading Cellular Traffic through Opportunistic Communications
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of wireless networks
  • An Overview of 5G mobile networks
  • Applying control and game theory to wireless networking
Ali Begen
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Networked Entertainment
  • IPTV Technologies and Content Delivery
  • Over-the-Top Video and Streaming
Anthony Chan Anthony Chan
  • 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Changes and Challenges
  • Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization for Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Mobility for Future Mobile Internet
  • Role of Communication and Networking in Developing Countries and Digital Divide
Shigang Chen Shigang Chen
  • Virtual Sketches and Space Sharing: A Tool Box for Big Data
  • Compact and Fast Network Measurement Methods
  •  Infrastructural RFID Systems and Their Impact on Internet of Things
Yu Cheng Yu Cheng
  • Optimizing wireless networks in a uniformed multi-dimensional resource framework
  • Real-time intrusion detection for multimedia application over wireless networks​​
  • Towards a secure and efficient vehicular ad hoc network​
Shuguang Cui Shuguang Cui
  • An integrated approach to big data analytics and networking
  • Renewable energy powered communication system design
  • Big data aware next-generation cellular design
Luiz DaSilva Luiz DaSilva
  • Game theory and wireless networks
  • Cognitive networks
  • Recent advances in dynamic spectrum access
  • Network sharing and the virtualisation of the wireless access
Tarek El-Bawab Tarek El-Bawab
  • Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE)
  • Broadband Access
  • Telecommunication Standards
Jaafar Elmirghani Jaafar Elmirghani
  • Energy efficient core networks
  • Green content distribution networks
  • Network and data centre virtualization
  • Data centre disaggregation
  • Optical networks in data centres
  • Energy efficient core networks
  • Renewable energy in core and data centre networks
  • Energy efficient Peer-to-Peer and IPTV networks
  • Visible light communications
  • Optical wireless communication systems
  • Multigigabit indoor optical wireless multi-user and cooperative systems
Nelson Fonseca Nelson Fonseca
  • Networking for Big Data
  • Cloud Networking
Song Guo Song Guo
  • Cross-Cloud Resource Management for Big Data
  • Traffic-aware Geo-distributed Big Data Analytics with Predictable Performance
  • Robust Incentive Mechanisms for Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Device-to-Device Communication in Cellular Networks
Andrei Gurtov Andrei Gurtov
  • Software Defined Mobile Networks: Beyond LTE Network Architecture
  • Introduction to Host Identity Protocol and Its Practical Applications
  • Security and Smartness for Medical Sensor Networks*Design and Implementation of Secure Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Fair bandwidth allocation in datacenters
Bechir Hamdaoui Bechir Hamdaoui
  • Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access networking
  • Green datacenters
  • Cloud computing resource management
  • Network virtualization and cloud of things
  • Heterogeneous networks
Zhu Han Zhu Han
  • Big Data In Smart Grid
  • Resource Management for Device-to-Device Communications
  • Physical Layer Security: A Network Optimization Point of View
  • Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Communication and Networks
  • Smart Grid Communications and Networking
  • Game Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Contract Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Matching Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Compressive Sensing and its Application
  • RF Energy Harvesting Networks
Mahbub Hassan Mahbub Hassan
  • Vehicular Communications and Networking
  • Content Streaming for Mobile Devices
  • Nano-scale Communications and Networking
Tom Hou Tom Hou
  • Advances on Interference Management in Wireless Networks
  • MIMO in Multi-hop Wireless Networks
  • New Spectrum Sharing and Cooperation Paradigms for Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Wireless Energy Transfer for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks
Rose Qingyang Hu Rose Qingyang Hu
  • Design and performance of 5G wireless communications and Networks
  • Spectral efficient and energy efficient wireless network design and tradeoff
  • Device to Device communications underlay cellular networks
Jianwei Huang Jianwei Huang
  • Incentive Mechanisms for User-Provided Networks
  • Mobile Data Offloading
  • Graphical Congestion Games
  • Cognitive Virtual Network Operator Games
  • Economics of Cooperative Spectrum Sharing
  • Economics of TV White Space
Anura Jayasumana Anura Jayasumana
  • Network Aware Nodes:  A Novel  Self-Organization Approach for Internet of Things
  • Topology Coordinate Systems - A Localization Free Approach for Self-Organization of  Large-Scale  2D and 3D Sensor Networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks: File Sharing to Collaborative Computing
  • Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems using Resource Aggregation and Community Caching
Admela Jukan Admela Jukan
  • Design and Performance of Ethernet-over-Optical Network Systems
  • A Network Management Perspective on Internet-optical Service Convergence
  • Theory and Practice of Network Technology Migration to Software Defined Networking
Nei Kato Nei Kato
  • Ad Hoc & Mesh & Sensor Networks: Recent Trends and Future directions
  • D2D: Research Trends and Future Perspective
Mohsen Kavehrad Mohsen Kavehrad
Ying-Dar Lin Ying-Dar Lin
  • Research Roadmap Driven by Network Benchmarking Lab: Deep Packet Inspection, Traffic Forensics, Embedded Benchmarking, WLAN/LTE, and Beyond
  • Traffic Forensics: Capture, Replay, Classification, Detection, and Analysis
  • Benchmarking Smartphones: Methodologies, Tools, and Results
  • Open Source Resources for Networking
  • Software Defined Networking: Why, Where, When, and How
  • Experience Sharing on International Academic Services and Research
Jiajia Liu Jiajia Liu
  • Fundamental Performance Analysis in Two-Hop Relay Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Cooperative Jamming in Wireless Networks with Eavesdroppers at Arbitrary Locations
  • Device-to-Device Communication for Load Balancing and Coverage Extension in LTE-Advanced Networks
  • Advanced Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks: From Theoretical to Practical
Maode Ma Maode Ma
  • Security Enhancements over the Communication Networks in Smart Grid
  • Security Enhancement for M2M in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Enhance Security Functionality for M2M in 6LoWPANs
  • Migration of IP Network to the SDN Network
  • Bandwidth Efficient Multicast in HetNets
Athanassios Manikas Athanassios Manikas
  • Wireless positioning, localisation and tracking using large aperture antenna arrays
  • Antenna array manifolds and channel capacity
  • Spatiotemporal channel estimation and interference cancellation
  • Space-time beamformers with massive mainlobe gain using an antenna array with limited number of antennas
  • Massive and spatiotemporal MIMO: comparative studies of “non-parametric” and “parametric” approaches
  • Designing and analysing current and future communication systems using Differential Geometry
Urbashi Mitra Urbashi Mitra
  • Biological Communication Systems: Engineered and Natural
  • Sparse Approximation for Large Scale Wireless Network Learning and Control
  • Wireless channel Estimation: Opportunities for Exploiting Structure and Sparsity
Dusit Niyato Dusit Niyato
  • Economic Analysis and Pricing Models of Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Powered Communications Networks: Architectures, Protocol Designs, and Standardization
Jalel Ben Othman Jalel Ben Othman
  • Wireless Communication and Mobile Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless, Mobile Ad hoc and Mesh Networks
  • QoS in Heterogeneous Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Security: Ad hoc, Sensor and ubiquitous Networks
  • Performance Evaluation: Markovian Process, SAN, Queuing Networks
  • Cloud Computing
Abdallah Shami Abdallah Shami
  • Achieving High Availability for Multi-Tiered Cloud-Based Applications
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Wireless Network Virtualization
Lingyang Song Lingyang Song
  • Full-Duplex Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Applications
  • Device-to-Device Communications and Networks
  • Smart Grid Communications and Networking
  • Signal Processing and Resource Allocation for Physical-Layer Security
  • Game-theoretic Methods for Wireless Communications
Tarik Taleb Tarik Taleb
  • Towards 5G: Carrier-Grade Programmable Virtual Mobile Networks
  • Congestion Management in 5G Mobile Systems
  • Mobile Networks As A Cloud Service
  • Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization: From Architecture to Implementation
Zhi Tian Zhi Tian
  • Compressive Sensing: Theory, Algorithms and Applications
  • Cognitive Radio Communications
  • Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios
  • Cooperative and Distributed Sensing for Wireless Sensor Networks
Rath Vannithamby Rath Vannithamby
  • 5G Evolution and Candidate Technologies
  • M2M Communications for Internet of Things
Chonggang Wang Chonggang Wang
  • Internet of Things Architecture, Protocols, and Standards
  • Service Platform for Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Content Management in Information-Centric Networks
Tilman Wolf Tilman Wolf
  • Economic Principles for Future Internet Architecture
  • Attacks and Hardware Defenses for Network Infrastructure
  • Attack Containment in Off-by-Default Networks
  • Runtime Management of Multicore Network Processors
Liuqing Yang Liuqing Yang
  • Underwater Communications and Networking
  • Resource Optimization in Wireless Communications
Halim Yanikomeroglu Halim Yanikomeroglu
Yu-Dong Yao Yu-Dong Yao
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Security issues in cognitive radio networks
  • Analytical methods in cognitive radio research
  • Undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering
Wei Yu Wei Yu
  • Cloud Radio-Access Networks
  • Interference Mitigation with Cooperative Relay
  • Massive MIMO vs. Network MIMO
  • Interference Alignment for Cellular Networks
Wei Zhang Wei Zhang
  • Interference Coordination in 5G Cellular Networks 
  • Spectrum Sharing in Ultra Dense Networks 
  • Signal Transmission Techniques for Massive MIMO
  • Energy Harvesting Communications and Networks