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Distinguished Lecturer Program

Our Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) connects renowned authorities on communications technology with ComSoc chapters. 

From intimate gatherings to large-scale events, DLP affords senior IEEE ComSoc members the opportunity to share their knowledge, expertise, and insights into the future of communications technology. IEEE ComSoc provides up to USD $1,000 to each chapter which desires to take advantage of this program for its member base.

Distinguished Lecturer Tour

The Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) provides a platform for speakers to address multiple groups in a region. Groups eligible to participate in a DLT include: 

●    established IEEE ComSoc chapters
●    local conference organizers
●    IEEE ComSoc members in an area where no IEEE ComSoc chapter exists

DLTs involve a series of lectures addressing at least three groups in three separate locations within a reasonable geographic proximity to each other. IEEE ComSoc provides up to USD $3,000 to co-sponsor a tour within one of IEEE ComSoc’s four regions: Asia/Pacific, Europe-Africa-Middle East, Latin America, and North America. For more information about covered expenses, review the IEEE ComSoc Policies & Procedures (Section 7.2.6.4, page 119).

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 at a much reduced cost to ComSoc.

Request a Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker

These programs are considered an important and valuable benefit of membership and Chapters are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. To request a lecturer for your chapter or for a tour, complete and email the appropriate request form to your chapter region's DLP/DLT Coordinator and Director for approval:

Distinguished Speaker Program (DSP) Request Form

Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) Request Form

Please copy Carol Cronin, Executive and Volunteer Services Administrator, on all correspondence. To find your DSP Coordinator and Director, visit the Member & Global Activities Board.

Speakers who have expenses should complete the IEEE Expense Form and submit it along with receipts to Carol Cronin.

Nominate a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Senior (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 of IEEE. Self-nominations are also 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.

Submissions for the 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer Program are now closed. Please contact the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee Chair, George Rouskas, with questions.

2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturers

Country
DL Term
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Portugal
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Networked Entertainment
  • IPTV Technologies and Content Delivery
  • Over-the-Top Video and Streaming
Turkey
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Texas
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Wireless Communication and Mobile Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • VANETS
  • 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
France
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Physical Layer MIMO Millimeter-wave Communications
  • Ultra-Dense Millimeter-wave Cellular Networks: Beam Discovery, Association, and Handover
  • Machine Learning for Cognitive Radios
  • Advances in Spectrum Sensing and Signal Classification
  • Massive MIMO and Interference Management in Spectrum Sharing networks
  • Energy-efficient Massive IoT Communications over Shared Spectrum
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Next generation CDMA and its performance in frequency selection fading channels
  • Code hoping multiple access and its performance based on complementary codes
  • Performance of smart grid communication networks coexisting with WLANs
Taiwan
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Indoor localization and tracking: from theoretical foundations to practical applications
  • Backscatter-based communication and localization: the future of battery-less radio identification and positioning in IoT networks
  • Massive antenna arrays at mmWave: opportunities in localization and mapping
  • Joint localization and navigation in UAV networks
  • Crowd-based estimation in wireless sensor networks
Italy
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Game theory and wireless networks
  • Cognitive networks
  • Recent advances in dynamic spectrum access
  • Network sharing and the virtualisation of the wireless access
Ireland
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
France
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
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 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Security for SDN/NFV and Virtualized Networks
  • 5G Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization
  • Next Generation Mobility Networks
New Jersey
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE)
  • Broadband Access
  • Telecommunication Standards
Mississippi
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Networking for Big Data
  • Cloud Networking
Brazil
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Texas
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Virginia
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Utah
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Optical Wireless Communications
  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access
  • Communications in the THz band
  • Low Power Wide Area Networks
Greece
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 5G and Mobile Network
  • Network Softwerization, Network Virtualization, SDN, NFV
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Network Slicing
France
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 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
California
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 5G wireless networks
  • Spectrum and energy efficient wireless network design
  • Wireless network modeling and simulations
  • Wireless security and network security
  • Cyber security
  • Vehicular networks
  • Smart grid communication infrastructures
  • Big data and cloud computing
Nebraska
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Towards Connectivity for the Next Billion Devices in IoT
  • 5G - Massive, Ultra-Dense, Delay, and Computing
  • Proactive Network Management meets Network Intelligence
  • Fog Computing & Networking - A New Paradigm for IoT and 5G
  • Cloud Radio Access Networks - When Cloud Computing meets CoMP
  • Ultra Dense Networks
Singapore
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
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
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensor Networks
  • e-Health and Mobile Health Technologies
  • Vehicular Networks
Brazil
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Spectrum Sharing
  • White Space Networking
  • LTE- WiFi Coexistence 4. Heterogeneous Network Integration and Analysis
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Molecular Communication for Future Nanonetworks
  • Wireless Powered Communication Systems: Overview, Recent Results, and Challenges
  • Buffer-aided relaying: Introduction, Recent Advances, and Challenges
Germany
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Optical networks
  • Green network communications
  • Network survivability
  • Fiber-wireless integration
  • Content delivery networks (CDN)
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 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
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Data center networking
  • Elastic/flex-grid optical networks
  • Performance optimization in cloud computing
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Power line communications: from vehicular to smart grid applications
  • Power line beyond communications: sensing and diagnostics for power networks
  • The role of communications, sensing and computing in smart grids
  • Filter bank modulation, waveforms and friends for wireless and wireline communications
  • Multiple antenna radio localization: challenges, techniques and applications from smart cars to UAVs
  • The role of communication, localization and control in UAV systems
Austria
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Netherlands
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • 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
Ottawa
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Security issues in cognitive radio networks
  • Machine learning and deep learning in wireless communications engineering
  • Undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering
New Jersey
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2018
Lecture Topics
  • Wireless Physical Layer Security for the Connected World
  • Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks: A New Frontier for Communications
  • Coded Caching for Next Generation Content Delivery
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy: State-of-Art, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Networking for Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Australia
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Learning to Optimize in Information and Communications Systems
  • Randomized Message Passing in Ultra Dense Wireless Networks
  • Stochastic Optimization and Learning in Smart Grids
Hong Kong
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Lecture Topics
  • Network function virtualization (NFV) in optical networks;
  • Network softwarization in 5G;
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) with Protocol Oblivious Forwarding (POF);
  • Service provisioning in elastic optical networks (EONs);
  • Knowledge-defined multilayer optical networks.
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019