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Distinguished Lecturers

ComSoc'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 (DSP) 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. Meet the Selection Committee.

To Nominate a Distinguished Lecturer:
Fill out and submit the 2017 Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form.

To Request a Distinguished Lecturer:
Chapters should contact the desired Distinguished Lecturer, fill out the Distinguished Lecturer Tour Request Form, and send the completed DL Request Form to both your Chapter Region's DLT Coordinator and Director for approval. Their contact information can be found at the Member & Global Activities Board page. Please copy Carol Cronin at on all emails.

To Request a Distinguished Speaker:
Chapers should contact the desired Distinguished Speaker, fill out the Distinguished Speaker Program Request Form, and send the completed DS Request Form to both your Chapter Region's DSP Coordinator and Director for approval. Their contact infromation can be found at the Member & Global Activities Board page. Please copy Carol Cronin at on all emails.

Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker Expenses:
The Society provides an allotment to be used towards the expenditures of the Society appointed Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker. For more information about the covered expenses, please view the Distinguished Lecturer Policies & Procedures. Distinguished Lecturers/Speakers should fill out and submit the IEEE Expense Form for approved expenditures, along with receipts and send to Carol Cronin at

Rui Luis Aguiar Rui Luis Aguiar
  • An overview of 5G network research
  • 10 years of Future Internet research: where do we stand?
  • Reconsidering management challenges in chaotic telecommunication environments
  • Questioning Quality of Service in telecommunications today
Mohamed-Slim Alouini Mohamed-Slim Alouini
  • ​Addressing spectrum scarcity through optical wireless communications
  • Pushing the envelope of wireless sensor networks​
Saudi Arabia
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 Ali Begen
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Networked Entertainment
  • IPTV Technologies and Content Delivery
  • Over-the-Top Video and Streaming
Fawzi Behmann Fawzi Behmann
  • Advancement of IoT and  impact on the future of Healthcare and Wellness
  • Virtualization – a key driver for 5G and IoT
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – Innovative Applications for Smart, Connected Homes and Buildings
  • Cybersecurity and Cloud Technology
  • The Future of Collaborative Internet of Things 
United States
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
Hsiao-Hwa Chen Hsiao-Hwa Chen
  • Next generation CDMA and its performance in frequency selection fading channels
  • Code hoping multiple access and its performance based on complementary codes
  • Perfromance of smart grid communication networks coexisting with WLANs
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
United States
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​
United States
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
Marco Di Renzo Marco Di Renzo
  • Spatial modulation for MIMO wireless systems
  • System-level analysis and optimization: The magic of stochastic geometry
  • Ultra-dense heterogeneous cellular networks
  • Wireless powered communications and energy harvesting: Towards energy-neutral networks
Ashutosh Dutta Ashutosh Dutta
  • Security for SDN/NFV and Virtualized Networks
  • 5G Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization
  • Next Generation Mobility Networks


New Jersey
United States
Tarek El-Bawab Tarek El-Bawab
  • Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE)
  • Broadband Access
  • Telecommunication Standards
United States
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
Hong Kong
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
United States
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
United States
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
United States
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
United States
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
Hong Kong
Anura Jayasumana Anura Jayasumana
  • Internet of Things: A pervasive Technology  for Innovation
  • 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
  • On Modeling and Measurement of Networks and Network-based Information
  • Detection of   Anomalies and Weak Distributed Patterns in Networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks: File Sharing to Collaborative Computing
United States
Mohsen Kavehrad Mohsen Kavehrad
  • Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO); Potential Applications – Myth and Reality
  • Multi-band, Multi-service, Sensing Metamaterials; Myth & Reality
  • Optical Wireless Applications - A Solution to Ease the Wireless Airwaves Spectrum Crunch
  • Optical Wireless: Theory and Applications
  • Reconfigurable Optical Wireless Applications in Data Centers
  • Academic / Industrial Engineering Experience


United States
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
Liangping Ma Liangping Ma
  • QoE-based optimization for video communication over the Internet, Wi-Fi, LTE and 5G networks
  • Signal processing and medium access control for cognitive radios
  • 5G air interface
United States
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
United Kingdom
Dusit Niyato Dusit Niyato
  • Economic Analysis and Pricing Models of Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Powered Communications Networks: Architectures, Protocol Designs, and Standardization
Sumit Roy Sumit Roy
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • White Space Networking
  • LTE- WiFi Coexistence 4. Heterogeneous Network Integration and Analysis
United States
Robert Schober Robert Schober
  • Molecular Communication for Future Nanonetworks
  • Wireless Powered Communication Systems: Overview, Recent Results, and Challenges
  • Buffer-aided relaying: Introduction, Recent Advances, and Challenges
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
Rath Vannithamby Rath Vannithamby
  • 5G Evolution and Candidate Technologies
  • M2M Communications for Internet of Things
United States
Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad
  • Energy Harvesting IoTs and Context awareness
  • Use of Constructive Interference in Energy Harvesting IoTs
  • Virtual Sensing and Approximate services in Future IoTs - A perspective
  • Millimeter wave communications for small cell networks
  • Sensor Assisted Beam steering for 60GHz small cell networks
  • Energy Disaggregation in smart homes
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
United States
Liuqing Yang Liuqing Yang
  • Underwater Communications and Networking
  • Resource Optimization in Wireless Communications
United States
Halim Yanikomeroglu Halim Yanikomeroglu
  • Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G+ Wireless Networks
  • The New Frontier in RAN Heterogeneity: Drone-cells
  • The IoE (Internet of Everything) Revolution and 5G+
  • Promising PHY Research Directions for 5G+ Wireless
  • The HetHetNets Framework for 5G+ Wireless Networks: Highly Heterogeneous Traffic, Unprecedented Congestion, and Novel Solutions
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
New Jersey
United States
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