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Distinguished Lecturer Program

Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) connects senior IEEE ComSoc members, who are renowned communications technology experts, with ComSoc chapters so they can share their knowledge, expertise, and insights into the future of communications technology.

During the Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT), speakers address at least three groups in three separate locations within a reasonable geographic proximity to each other.

Groups eligible to participate in a DLT include: 

  • Established IEEE ComSoc Chapters
  • Local conference organizers
  • IEEE ComSoc members in areas where no IEEE ComSoc Chapter exists

For 2022, IEEE ComSoc offers the DLT in both online/virtual and in-person formats.

Distinguished Speaker Program

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.

 

Request a Distinguished Lecturer or Speaker

To maximize participation at each session, Regional Coordinators will work with the Distinguished Lecturers and Chapter Chairs to schedule sessions co-hosted by interested Chapters across the region and globe. Additional requests will be considered based upon availability. (An announcement will be made if in-person sessions become available).

View the Distinguished Lecturers FAQ page.

In-Person Sessions Virtual Session

To request an in-person lecturer for your Chapter, or for a speaker to request a tour, please fill out the form below. To find your DSP Coordinator and Director, visit the ComSoc VDL Chapter Resource Center.

Request a Distinguished Lecturer

Request a Distinguished Speaker

For Distinguished Lecturer Tour information, please reach out to your regional coordinator and Carol Cronin.

To request a virtual lecture for your Chapter, please fill out the form below. To find your DSP Coordinator and Director, visit the ComSoc VDL Chapter Resource Center.

Request a Virtual Distinguished Lecturer

For Virtual Distinguished Lecturer questions, please reach out to your regional coordinator and Cindy Tiritilli.

 

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Senior member grade (or higher) IEEE ComSoc members are eligible to serve as a Distinguished Lecturers. IEEE ComSoc members who nominate a speaker must also be a Senior member or higher grade of IEEE. Self-nominations are permitted. IEEE ComSoc technical communities are encouraged to nominate up to four candidates every year.

Distinguished Lecturers are appointed to a term of two years, can be appointed more than once, and can continue to serve for an additional two-year term at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

To nominate a candidate to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer from 1 January 2023-31 December 2024, please complete this form:

Nominate a Distinguished Lecturer

Submissions for the 2023-2024 Distinguished Lecturer Program will be open July through 30 September 2022. Please contact the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee Chair, Junshan Zhang, with questions.

 

2022-2023 Distinguished Lecturers

Country
DL Term
Lecture Topics
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and smart radio environments.
  • Metasurfaces antenna arrays and hybrid analog and digital beamforming
  • Full duplex transceiver architectures and integrated access and backhaul systems
  • Algorithms and protocols for joint communication, localization, and sensing
  • Millimeter wave and THz communications in 5G NR and beyond
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and smart radio environments.
  • Metasurfaces antenna arrays and hybrid analog and digital beamforming
  • Full duplex transceiver architectures and integrated access and backhaul systems
  • Algorithms and protocols for joint communication, localization, and sensing
  • Millimeter wave and THz communications in 5G NR and beyond
Greece
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • DDA and Converged Interconnect Network
  • Optical Networks Optimization
  • Optical Networks Protection and Performance Mentoring
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • DDA and Converged Interconnect Network
  • Optical Networks Optimization
  • Optical Networks Protection and Performance Mentoring
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • IP-Based Mobility Management of Space Internet of Things
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicular Communications
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges and Solutions
  • Connected Autonomous Vehicles
  • Network Mobility in Space and Terrestrial Networks 
Oklahoma
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Machine Learning in NextG Networks via Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Wave-Controlled Metasurface-Based Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
  • Energy- and Spectral-Efficient Resource Allocation Algorithm for Heterogeneous Networks
  • Algorithms to Implement Diversity Coding for Near-Hitless Recovery from Link Failures in Communication Networks
  • Beating the Shannon Limit in Voiceband Modems: The Case of the 56K Modem
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Machine Learning in NextG Networks via Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Wave-Controlled Metasurface-Based Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
  • Energy- and Spectral-Efficient Resource Allocation Algorithm for Heterogeneous Networks
  • Algorithms to Implement Diversity Coding for Near-Hitless Recovery from Link Failures in Communication Networks
  • Beating the Shannon Limit in Voiceband Modems: The Case of the 56K Modem
California
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • 5G/6G Enable Edge Computing and Edge AI
  • The Future of smart ecosystem empowered by IoT Collaborative Technologies
  • Covid-19 Accelerate IoT and Collaborative Technologies adoption in Healthcare
  • Disruptive Technologies Enable Personalization of services
  • Cognitive Approach to Building a Safe and Smart Cities/Societies
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • 5G/6G Enable Edge Computing and Edge AI
  • The Future of smart ecosystem empowered by IoT Collaborative Technologies
  • Covid-19 Accelerate IoT and Collaborative Technologies adoption in Healthcare
  • Disruptive Technologies Enable Personalization of services
  • Cognitive Approach to Building a Safe and Smart Cities/Societies
Texas
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Converting your Ethernet Network to a Distributed, Indoor RFID Reader with Commodity SDRs and Intelligent, Real-Time Noncoherent Sequence Detection
  • Intelligently Wireless Batteryless RF-Powered Reconfigurable Surface: Theory, Implementation & Limitations
  • Robust RFID Localization in Multipath with a Moving Robot
  • Towards Ambiently-Powered, Batteryless, Internet-of-Things-That-Think with Asynchronous Principles
  • Recycling Radio Waves for the Wide Adoption of Precision Agriculture
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Converting your Ethernet Network to a Distributed, Indoor RFID Reader with Commodity SDRs and Intelligent, Real-Time Noncoherent Sequence Detection
  • Intelligently Wireless Batteryless RF-Powered Reconfigurable Surface: Theory, Implementation & Limitations
  • Robust RFID Localization in Multipath with a Moving Robot
  • Towards Ambiently-Powered, Batteryless, Internet-of-Things-That-Think with Asynchronous Principles
  • Recycling Radio Waves for the Wide Adoption of Precision Agriculture
Greece
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Federated Learning: Are Wireless Networks Ready for it?
  • Reduced Capability UEs and Passive IoTs: A missing link in 5G landscape
  • Machine Learning: Standardization roadmap for 6G
  • AI in 6G Networks: Path from Enabler to AI-Native Air Interface
  • Semantic Communication in future networks
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Federated Learning: Are Wireless Networks Ready for it?
  • Reduced Capability UEs and Passive IoTs: A missing link in 5G landscape
  • Machine Learning: Standardization roadmap for 6G
  • AI in 6G Networks: Path from Enabler to AI-Native Air Interface
  • Semantic Communication in future networks
Illinois
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • The rise of the Quantum Internet: From No-Cloning to Teleportation
  • How Deep the Theory of Quantum Communications Goes
  • Quantum Internet: from classical to quantum paths
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • The rise of the Quantum Internet: From No-Cloning to Teleportation
  • How Deep the Theory of Quantum Communications Goes
  • Quantum Internet: from classical to quantum paths
Italy
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • New protocol architecture for 6G
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Protocol Design for Intelligent Transportation
  • Directed percolation routing: Unlock multi-path diversity for ultra-reliable and low latency services
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • New protocol architecture for 6G
  • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Protocol Design for Intelligent Transportation
  • Directed percolation routing: Unlock multi-path diversity for ultra-reliable and low latency services
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Macro/nano-scale molecular communications
  • mmWave/sub-THz: metasurface, RF architecture, and transmission strategies
  • Full/flexible duplex radios
  • VR/haptic wireless communications
  • Deep learning for wireless communications
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Macro/nano-scale molecular communications
  • mmWave/sub-THz: metasurface, RF architecture, and transmission strategies
  • Full/flexible duplex radios
South Korea
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • AI-enabled edge computing
  • Edge/Fog computing
  • Network virtualization, SDN, NFV
  • Vehicular communications
  • Technologies for 5G and beyond wireless networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • AI based Machine-to-Machine Communications in 6G
  • AI Based Ultra-Reliable Wireless Networked Control Systems in 6G
  • AI Based Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks in 6G
  • AI Based Zero Energy Communication in 6G
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • AI based Machine-to-Machine Communications in 6G
  • AI Based Ultra-Reliable Wireless Networked Control Systems in 6G
  • AI Based Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks in 6G
  • AI Based Zero Energy Communication in 6G
Turkey
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Wi-Fi Sensing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Standard
  • Millimeter-wave Wi-Fi: Communications, Ranging, and Sensing
  • IEEE 802.11: A Look Under the Hood
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Wi-Fi Sensing: Fundamentals, Applications, and Standard
  • Millimeter-wave Wi-Fi: Communications, Ranging, and Sensing
  • IEEE 802.11: A Look Under the Hood
Oregon
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Technologies for 5G
  • SDN, OpenFlow and Virtualization
  • Cloud and Crowd Computing (Human Augmented Cloud Computing)
  • Network Protocols and Next Generation Networks
  • Multi-sensory Human Bond Communication
  • Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communication
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • System and Channel models for frequencies from 0.5 to 100 GHz
  • 3D data and 3D simulation modeling concepts
  • Massive MIMO, 3D beamforming and spatial multiplexing
  • Fundamentals of Intrusion detection system (IDS)
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • System and Channel models for frequencies from 0.5 to 100 GHz
  • 3D data and 3D simulation modeling concepts
  • Massive MIMO, 3D beamforming and spatial multiplexing
  • Fundamentals of Intrusion detection system (IDS)
Virginia
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Learning from Decentralized Datasets – Optimization and Communication Aspects
  • UAV Communications for Data-Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence in Wireless Communications
  • Distributed Estimation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks – Sensor Deployment and Wireless Charging Problems
  • Secret Communications in the Physical Layer – Impact of Training and Limited Channel State Information
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Learning from Decentralized Datasets – Optimization and Communication Aspects
  • UAV Communications for Data-Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence in Wireless Communications
  • Distributed Estimation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks – Sensor Deployment and Wireless Charging Problems
  • Secret Communications in the Physical Layer – Impact of Training and Limited Channel State Information
Taiwan
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Efficient and Robust Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Learning and Network Control
  • Online Learning and Optimization
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Efficient and Robust Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Learning and Network Control
  • Online Learning and Optimization
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Conquering the Terahertz Band for 6G Systems: From Theory to Practice
  • Nanonetworking in the Terahertz Band (and Beyond): From Nanomaterials to Macrosystems
  • Wireless Nano-Bio Communication Networks enabled by Optogenomic Interfaces
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Conquering the Terahertz Band for 6G Systems: From Theory to Practice
  • Nanonetworking in the Terahertz Band (and Beyond): From Nanomaterials to Macrosystems
  • Wireless Nano-Bio Communication Networks enabled by Optogenomic Interfaces
Massachusetts
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Mobility
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Wireless Networks
  • Resource Allocation for B5G/6G Wireless Networks
  • Federated and Split Distributed Learning
  • Networked and Distributed Computing for AR/VR/MR Systems
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Mobility
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Wireless Networks
  • Resource Allocation for B5G/6G Wireless Networks
  • Federated and Split Distributed Learning
  • Networked and Distributed Computing for AR/VR/MR Systems
South Korea
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Control and Management of Communication Networks
  • Optimized Resource Allocation and Computation in Wireless Networks
  • Federated Learning for Edge Computing with Resource Constraints
  • Communication and Sensor Networks: From Stochastic Models, Distributed Optimization to Machine Learning
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Control and Management of Communication Networks
  • Optimized Resource Allocation and Computation in Wireless Networks
  • Federated Learning for Edge Computing with Resource Constraints
  • Communication and Sensor Networks: From Stochastic Models, Distributed Optimization to Machine Learning
United Kingdom
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics

TBA

Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Deployment and measurement experience with LPWAN
  • Sensing with WiFi - theory, practice, challenges, and limits
Singapore
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • ITU and IEEE Standards in Optical Access
  • Optical Access Technologies for 5G Wireless Network Fronthaul
  • Passive Optical Network Technologies and applications
  • Ultra-low Latency Services over Fiber Access
  • 50 Gbit/s Passive Optical Network (50G-PON): Standards Progress and Applications in 5G
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • ITU and IEEE Standards in Optical Access
  • Optical Access Technologies for 5G Wireless Network Fronthaul
  • Passive Optical Network Technologies and applications
  • Ultra-low Latency Services over Fiber Access
  • 50 Gbit/s Passive Optical Network (50G-PON): Standards Progress and Applications in 5G
New Jersey
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Massive Internet of Things (mIoT)
  • Massive Ultra-Reliable Connectivity in 6G
  • Multiple Access Schemes for Massive IoT
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) Enhanced Wireless Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Massive Internet of Things (mIoT)
  • Massive Ultra-Reliable Connectivity in 6G
  • Multiple Access Schemes for Massive IoT
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) Enhanced Wireless Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
United Kingdom
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Empowering DDoS Attack Prediction through Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • From Modeling to Experimentation - Predicting and Detecting DDoS and zero-day attacks
  • Data Science for Cybersecurity: An Overview Focused on Networking
  • Security, Privacy and Resilience in the Internet of Health Things
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Empowering DDoS Attack Prediction through Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • From Modeling to Experimentation - Predicting and Detecting DDoS and zero-day attacks
  • Data Science for Cybersecurity: An Overview Focused on Networking
  • Security, Privacy and Resilience in the Internet of Health Things
Brazil
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Distributed Learning for Software-Defined Edge Networks in B5G/6G
  • Edge Intelligence for Autonomous and Connected Cars
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Distributed Learning for Software-Defined Edge Networks in B5G/6G
  • Edge Intelligence for Autonomous and Connected Cars
Taiwan
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Machine Learning in Digital Medicine
  • Big Health Data with Wearables: Sensing, Processing and Outcomes
  • Device-to-Device Communication in 5G
  • Cellular and Device-to-Device Networks: towards Non-orthogonal Coexistence
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • DETECT: Wearable Sensor Data to Predict COVID-19 and Viral Illnesses
  • Machine Learning in Digital Medicine
  • Big Health Data with Wearables: Sensing, Processing and Outcomes
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Autonomy and Multi-Agent Communications
  • Physical Layer Fingerprinting By Design: Authentication and Security
  • A New Perspective on Lower-VHF 
  • Driverless Cars: Alice or Bob?  (For general audiences)
  • Pandemic Puppy: An Exercise in Reinforcement Learning
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Physical Layer Fingerprinting By Design: Authentication and Security
  • A New Perspective on Lower-VHF Communications
  • Driverless Cars: Alice or Bob?
  • Pandemic Puppy: An Exercise in Reinforcement Learning
Maryland
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Machine Learning Based Post-Shannon Cognition Communications
  • Non-Terrestrial Massive-Satellite Communications Networks
  • Wireless Network Sensing and Meta-Reality Modeling
  • Zero-Knowledge based Trustworthiness Communications
  • Topics on Pre-6G Proof of Concept Field Trials
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Machine Learning Based Post-Shannon Cognition Communications
  • Non-Terrestrial Massive-Satellite Communications Networks
  • Wireless Network Sensing and Meta-Reality Modeling
  • Zero-Knowledge based Trustworthiness Communications
  • Topics on Pre-6G Proof of Concept Field Trials
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • WiFi can do more: towards ubiquitous wireless sensing
  • Wireless indoor positioning
  • mmWave/radar based sensing
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • WiFi can do more: towards ubiquitous wireless sensing
  • Wireless indoor positioning
  • mmWave/radar based sensing
Maryland
USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • UAV-Aided Secure Communications with Reinforcement Learning Against Smart Jamming
  • Reinforcement Learning Aided Privacy Protection for IoT
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • UAV-Aided Secure Communications with Reinforcement Learning Against Smart Jamming
  • Reinforcement Learning Aided Privacy Protection for IoT
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023
Lecture Topics
  • Radio Resource Management in 6G Networks
  • Deep Learning/Machine Learning in 6G Network Optimization
  • AI enabled 6G Networks
  • Key Technologies for 6G Networks
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Radio Resource Management in 6G Networks
  • Deep Learning/Machine Learning in 6G Network Optimization
  • AI enabled 6G Networks
  • Key Technologies for 6G Networks
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2023