Robert W. Heath Jr.
University of Texas at Austin; UT SAVES
Robert W. Heath Jr. is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of ECE at The University of Texas at Austin, and Director of UT SAVES. He has received several paper awards including recently the 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award and the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize. He also received the 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement Award and is co-recipient of the 2019 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. He authored "Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall in 2017) and "Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP” (National Technology and Science Press in 2012). He co-authored “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall in 2014) and Foundations of MIMO Communications (Cambridge 2019). He is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, a Private Pilot, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the IEEE.
University of Toronto
Wei Yu received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto since 2002, where he is now Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. Prof. Wei Yu serves as the Second Vice President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2019, and has served on its Board of Governors since 2015. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16), an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017-20), and chaired the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2017-18). He received the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication in 2019, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2019, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2017 and 2008, the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award in 2017, an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 2015, and an IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2015. Prof. Wei Yu is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher.
National University of Singapore
Haizhou Li received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was the Principal Scientist and Department Head of Human Language Technology in the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (2003-2016). Prof. Li’s research interests include speech information processing, natural language processing, and human-machine interface. Prof. Li has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2015-2018), a Member of the Editorial Board of Computer Speech and Language (2012-2018), and a Member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2013-2015). He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA, 2015-2017), the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (2015-2016), and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (2017-2018). He was the General Chair of ACL 2012, INTERSPEECH 2014, and IEEE ASRU 2019. Prof. Li is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of ISCA. He was a recipient of the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. He was named one of the two Nokia Visiting Professors in 2009 by the Nokia Foundation, and U Bremen Excellence Chair Professor in 2019 by Bremen University, Germany.
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Min Wu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001. At UMD, she leads the Media and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests on information security and forensics and multimedia signal processing. Her research and education have been recognized by a U.S. NSF CAREER award, a TR100 Young Innovator Award from the MIT Technology Review, an U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award, a Computer World "40 Under 40" IT Innovator Award, University of Maryland Invention of the Year Awards, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer recognition, IEEE SPS Meritorious Service Award, and several paper awards from IEEE SPS, ACM, and EURASIP. She was elected IEEE Fellow and AAAS Fellow for contributions to signal processing, multimedia security, and forensics. Dr. Wu chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013), and has served as Vice President - Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012), Founding Chief Editor of the IEEE SigPort initiative (2013-2014), and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015-2017).