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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 US$ 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 US$ 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, Shiwen Mao, with questions.

2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturers

Country
DL Term
Lecture Topics
  • Green communications and networking
  • Edge/Fog computing
  • Drone-assisted networking
  • Various aspects of broadband networks
New Jersey
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • 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
  • Random massive access
  • Coded cooperation
  • Green heterogeneous networks
  • Vehicular communications
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • 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 2020
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
  • Technologies for 5G and beyond wireless networks
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access for massive machine-type communications
  • Automatic signal identification: Classical approaches and new trends
  • Signal processing for coherent optical communications
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE)
  • Broadband Access
  • Telecommunication Standards
Mississippi
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC):  Computation Offloading and Activation of MEC Servers
  • Machine Learning for Wireless Networks: Basics, Applications, and Trends
  • Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • Massive Wireless Connectivity and Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
  • Game Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Energy Harvesting in Wireless Networks and and Self-Sustainability
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Software Defined Networking and Security
  • Moving Target Defense
  • Intelligent Internet Edge (Networking, Computing, and Security)
  • Distributed Access Control and Privacy Protection in Blockchain
  • Attribute-Based Access Control
Arizona
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Active Learning and CSI acquisition for mmWave Initial Alignment and Cognitive Radio
  • Learning and Optimization for Next Generation Communication Networks
  • Information Acquisition, Controlled Sensing, and Active Learning
  • Social and Federated Learning
California
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • Machine to Machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Energy Efficient Networking for 5G Networks
  • Anomaly Detection/Prediction for Internet of Things
  • Performance Modeling of Mobile Networks
Taiwan
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Intra-Body Sensor Networks of Miniaturized Implantable Devices
  • Toward a Wireless Underwater Internet of Things: Algorithms, Architectures, Devices
  • The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Program: Wireless Experimentation for 5G and Beyond
  • New Approaches for 5G Software-Defined Wireless Networking
  • A Unified Optimization Framework for 5G Network Slicing
  • Secure-by-Design Polymorphic IoT Platforms with Artificial Intelligence
Massachusetts
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • Machine Learning for Wireless Networks with Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
  • Wireless Communications and Networking with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Virtual Reality over Wireless Networks: Modeling and Optimization
  • Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC): Learning, Networking, and Control
  • Wireless Communications for Autonomous Vehicular Systems
  • The Internet of Things: Enablers, Technologies, and Applications
  • Wireless Networking with Human-in-the-Loop
  • Towards Resilient Smart Cities
  • Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems
  • Security of the Internet of Things
  • Context-Aware Wireless Networks
  • Online Optimization for Fog Computing
  • Game Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Resource Management in Millimeter Wave Networks
  • Social Network-Aware Wireless Communication
  • Prospect Theory for Wireless and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Caching in Wireless Networks
  • Smart Grid Energy Management and Security
  • Wireless Physical Layer Security
  • Modeling and Optimization of Cyber-Physical Systems
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Italy
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • Data center networking
  • Elastic/flex-grid optical networks
  • Performance optimization in cloud computing
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2019
Germany
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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 2020
Lecture Topics
  • General Non-Stationary Wireless Channel Models for 5G and Beyond
  • High-Speed Train Wireless Channel Measurements and Models
  • Massive MIMO Wireless Channel Measurements and Models
  • Spectral -Energy Efficiency Trade-off of 5G Wireless Communication Systems
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Smart and Connected health, eHealth and wireless health
  • Security, privacy and trust for connected Health services/applications
  • Body area networks
  • Integration of medical devices with wireless health
  • IoT for Smart and Connected Health
  • Internet of Things: Sensor and Devices, Communication and Networking, Applications
  • Communication System or Decision Support System design for connected health
  • Wearables & Bioelectronics
  • Communication/network infrastructures, and protocols
  • Software, systems and performance engineering for Connected Health
  • Multimedia E-health
  • Multimedia streaming over Wireless Networks, QoS and Multimedia applications
  • Cloud-based Video Processing and Content Sharing
Massachusetts
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-type communications
  • Fog computing and mobile edge computing
  • Smart grid communications and networking
Canada
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • UAV communications for 5G and beyond
  • Intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless communication
  • Wireless powered communication: theory and practice
Singapore
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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