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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 Services Board.

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 2020-2021 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
  • Flexible and cognitive radio access technologies for 5G and beyond
  • Beyond 5G Radio Access Technologies
  • 5G and Beyond Waveform Design
  • Non-orthogonal waveforms, hybrid waveforms, flexible waveforms
  • Cognitive Radio and Adaptive Wireless Systems
  • Interference awareness, modeling, avoidance, and cancellation for 5G and beyond
  • PHY and cross-layer security for secure wireless communication
  • NOMA (non-orthogonal multiple access)
  • Centralized RAN, Distributed Multi-antenna Systems, and CoMP for 5G and Beyond
  • Flexible OFDM for 5G and Beyond
  • Spatial Modulation, Index Modulation and other modulation options for OFDM and beyond
  • Channel, Interference, and Signal modeling and estimation using sparsity and machine learning
  • Channel and Interference control Mechanisms (including LIS)
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Early deployment use cases for 5G
  • Collaborative IoT from Sensing to Analytics
  • IoT, 5G, Time Slicing, and AI/ML/DL enable personalization of services
  • How Will 5G Impact Smart Ecosystems?
  • Cognitive Approach To Building a Safe and Smart Communities/Cities
  • Collaborative IoT, 5G, and AI Empowered Solutions for Healthcare
  • Developing IoT Solutions for Smart Homes/Buildings, Smart Car and Smart Energy
  • Developing IoT Solutions for Mobility and Public Safety
  • Cognitive analytics - road to personalized services 
  • Autonomous Vehicles/Drone and security
  • IOT and machine-to-machine learning
  • Is there a common vision for IoT, 5G and Virtualization by 2020?
  • Sample use cases of wearables, IoT, drone, virtualization/time slicing, blockchain
Texas, USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • AI-enabled edge computing
  • Mobile networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Dynamic spectrum access networks
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Network Virtualization, SDN, NFV
  • Elastic/flex-grid Optical Networks
  • Network Survivability
  • Intelligent Sensing and Applications in Secure Cyber Systems
GA, USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Complementary Coded Code Hopping Multiple Access - A NOMA Scheme;
  • Resource Allocation for PHY-Layer Security in Cellular Underlay V2V Communications.
Taiwan
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Random massive access
  • Coded cooperation
  • Green heterogeneous networks
  • Vehicular communications
China
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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 2021
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
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
  • 5G and Mobile Network
  • Network Softwerization, Network Virtualization, SDN, NFV
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Network Slicing
France
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Massive Internet of Things (mIoT)
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) Enhanced Wireless Networks
  • Communication Technologies for Industrial IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Technologies for 5G and beyond wireless networks
  • Molecular Communications
UK
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Network Protocols: Myths, Missteps, and Mysteries
  • How to Build an Insecure System out of Perfectly Good Cryptography
  • Distributed Trust: Is “Blockchain” the best approach?
Washington, USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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 2021
Lecture Topics
  • AI: A Networking and Communication Perspective
  • Modelling, Learning, and Control in Future Wireless Networks
  • Towards Massive, Ultra-Reliable, and Low-Latency Communications
  • Machine Learning for Future Wireless Systems
  • Start thinking about 6G
Singapore
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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
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)
Maryland, USA
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • The Digital Transformation
  • Smart Cities
  • Symbiotic Autonomous Systems
Italy
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
Lecture Topics
  • Data center networking
  • Elastic/flex-grid optical networks
  • Performance optimization in cloud computing
United States
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Germany
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2020
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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
Lecture Topics
  • Service scheduling and Resource Management for future wireless communication networks
  • Dynamic mobile edge caching: applications and theories
  • Channel allocation for Vehicular ad-hoc Networks
  • Energy efficiency maximization with multi-channel communications
DL Term: Term effective through 31 Dec 2021
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 2021