Professor (Kit) Kai-Kit Wong
  IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
  Full Professor and Chair in Wireless Communications

Biography: Kai-Kit Wong received the BEng, the MPhil, and the PhD degrees, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. His PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Ross Murch (Primary Supervisor) and Professor Khaled Ben Letaief (Co-Supervisor), focused on the optimisation of multiuser MIMO antenna systems in the downlink. His paper in WCNC 2000 (Chicago, USA) marked the first ever research work on multiuser MIMO in the field. After graduation, he worked closely with Professor Tung-Sang Ng at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong (HKU) as a Research Assistant Professor, to continue his multiuser MIMO research. From July 2003 to December 2003, he paid a visit to the Wireless Communications Research Department of Lucent Technologies, Bell-Labs, Holmdel, NJ, U.S., to learn and collaborate with Dr. G. J. Foschini and Dr. R. Valenzuela. After that, he spent time in the Smart Antennas Research Group of Stanford University as a Visiting Assistant Professor conducting research on overloaded MIMO detection, under the supervision of Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj. His life in the UK began in December 2004 when he joined the Department of Engineering, University of Hull, to work as a Lecturer. Since August 2006, he has been with University College London (UCL), first at the Adastral Park Campus in Martlesham Heath and then from July 2009 the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in Bloomsbury, where he has become Chair in Wireless Communications (i.e., Chair Professor) since October 2015. Professor Wong is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IET. He is Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and the Subject Editor-in-Chief for IET Electronics Letters - Wireless Communications. He also served as Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2012-2019, Editor for IEEE ComSoc/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks from 2010-2017, IET Communicationsfrom 2009-2016, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2005-2011 and IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2009-2012.



 Prof. Chong-Yung Chi
 IEEE Fellow, AAIA Fellow
 National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Biography: Chong-Yung Chi (祁忠勇) received B.S. degree from Tatung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1975, Master degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1977, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 1983 all in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He has published more than 240 technical papers (with citations more than 6400 times by Google-Scholar), including more than 85 journal papers (mostly in IEEE Trans. Signal Processing), more than 140 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters, and 2 books, including a textbook, Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Communications from Fundamentals to Applications, CRC Press, 2017 (which has been popularly used in a series of invited intensive short courses at 10 top-ranking universities in Mainland China since 2010 before its publication). He received 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, entitled “Outage Constrained Robust Transmit Optimization for Multiuser MISO Downlinks: Tractable Approximations by Conic Optimization,” IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 21, Nov. 2014. His current research interests include signal processing for wireless communications, convex analysis and optimization for blind source separation, biomedical and hyperspectral image analysis, and graph based learning and signal processing.

He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA). He has been a Technical Program Committee member for many IEEE sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, symposiums and conferences on signal processing and wireless communications, including Co-Organizer and General Co-Chairman of 2001 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). He was an Associate Editor (AE) for four IEEE Journals, including IEEE Trans. Signal Processing for 9 years (5/2001~4/2006, 1/2012~12/2015), and he was a member of Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM-TC) (2005-2010), a member of Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) (2011-2016), and a member of Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM-TC) (2013-2018), IEEE Signal Processing Society.


  Distinguished Prof. Shien-Kuei Liaw
  National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Biography: Shien-Kuei Liaw (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in photonics engineering from National Chiao-Tung University and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University. He joined Chunghua Telecommunication, Taiwan, in 1993. Since 1993, he has been working on optical communication and fiber based technologies. He was a Visiting Researcher with Bellcore (now Telcordia), USA, in 1996. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), in 2000. He has been the Director of the Optoelectronics Research Center and the Technology Transfer Center, NTUST. He was a Visiting Professor with the University of Oxford, U.K., in 2011. He is a Distinguished Professor and the Vice Chairman of the ECE Department, NTUST. He owned seven U.S. patents. He has authored or coauthored for more than 250 journal articles and international conference presentations. He is a Senior Member of OSA and SPIE. He received many national honors, such as the Outstanding Professor of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2015, The 7th Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, in 2009, the Best Project Award of the National Science and Technology Program for Telecommunication, in 2006, the Outstanding Youth Award of The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, and the Outstanding Youth Academic Award of the Optical Engineering Society of the Republic of China. He has been actively contributing for numerous conferences as a Technical Program Chair, the International Advisory Committee, a Session Chair, a Keynote Speaker, and the Invited Speaker. He is also the Vice President of the Optical Society (OSA) Taiwan Chapter and a Secretary-General of the Taiwan Photonic Society. He serves as an Associate Editor for Fiber and Integrated Optics.


  Prof. Girija Chetty
  University of Canberra, Australia

Biography: Dr. Girija Chetty has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from India, and PhD in Information Sciences and Engineering from Australia. She has more than 40 years of experience in Industry, Research and Teaching from Universities and Research and Development Organizations from India and Australia, and has held several leadership positions including Head of Software Engineering and Computer Science, Program Director of ITS courses, and Course Director for Master of Computing and Information Technology Courses. Currently, she is a Full Professor in School of Information Technology and Systems, as well as the HDR Convenor-Technology, in Faculty of Science and Technology, at the University of Canberra, Australia, and leads a research group with several PhD students, Post Docs, research assistants and regular International and National visiting researchers. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, and senior member of Australian Computer Society, and her research interests are in the area of multimodal systems, computer vision, pattern recognition, data mining, and medical image computing. She has published extensively with more than 200 fully refereed publications in several invited book chapters, edited books, high quality conference and journals, and she is in the editorial boards, technical review committees and regular reviewer for several IEEE, Elsevier and IET journals in the area related to her research interests. She is highly interested in seeking wide and interdisciplinary collaborations, research scholars and visitors in her research group.