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General Chairs:

Dr. Tommy Svensson (S'98--M'03--SM'10), Professor,  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,

Dr. Svensson is leading the Wireless Systems research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. He was involved in the European WINNER and ARTIST4G projects that made important contributions to the 3GPP LTE standards, the recently finished EU FP7 METIS 5G project and is currently heavily involved in the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC project and the ChaseOn antenna systems excellence center as Chalmers targeting mm-wave solutions for 5G access, backhaul and V2X scenarios. His main research interests are in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks and satellite networks. He has co-authored three books, 58 journal papers, 110 conference papers and 45 public EU projects deliverables. He is editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Chairman of the IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/Communications/Information Theory Societies chapter, and just finished his sixth year as coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master's Program at Chalmers.

Dr. Wei Yu, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada,

Wei Yu received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he is now Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His main research interests include network information theory, optimization, wireless communications, and broadband access networks. Prof. Wei Yu served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2010-13). He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2007), and a Guest Editor for several special issues for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a member of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2008. Dr. Yu is a Fellow of IEEE.

Dr. Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow, Leader of Huawei Global 5G Research Program, Canada

Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow and Senior Director of North American Wireless Research and Standards. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies for LTE/LTE-A and beyond. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into WiMAX /LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying has more than 150 granted patents in those areas. She was actively involved in IEEE 802.16 and LTE standards development, served as IEEE 802.16j Relay Task Group vice chair, various ad-hoc chairs, and IEEE 802.16 Working Group Secretary positions. She is a WiFi Alliance Board member and Treasurer. Dr. Zhu is currently serving as a guest editor for the SPM Special Issue on Signal Processing for the 5G Revolution. Dr. Zhu received her Ph.D. degree in electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Canada and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

 TPC Chairs:

Dr. Lingjia Liu, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, USA,
Lingjia Liu received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He spent the summer of 2007 and spring of 2008 in the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory. Prior to joining the ECE Department at Virginia Tech (VT), he was an Associate Professor in the EECS Department at the University of Kansas (KU). He spent 3+ years working in the Standards & Mobility Innovation Lab of Samsung Research America (SRA) where he got Global Samsung Best Paper Award twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was leading Samsung’s efforts on multiuser MIMO, coordinated multipoint (CoMP), and heterogeneous networks in LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. He is currently an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Associate Editors for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems. He is co-editor of special issues of many journals including Elsevier Journal on Computers & Electrical Engineering and IEEE Wireless Communications. He has 40+ journal publications, 60+ conference papers, 40+ US patent applications (20+ granted), and numerous technical contributions to 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.16m.

Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu, Professor, Carleton University, Canada,

Dr. Yanikomeroglu’s research interests cover many aspects of the physical, medium access, and networking layers of wireless communications with a special emphasis on 5G/5G+ networks. In recent years, Dr. Yanikomeroglu’s research has been funded by Huawei, Blackberry, Samsung, Communications Research Centre of Canada, Telus, DragonWave, Allen Vanguard, Nortel, NSERC, and TUBITAK. Dr. 
Yanikomeroglu has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) since its inception, and over the years, he has served in various capacities including Steering Committee Member and the Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of WCNC 2004, 2008, and 2014. Dr. Yanikomeroglu was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010 held in Ottawa (VTC2010-Fall). Dr. Yanikomeroglu has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He is a former chair of IEEE's Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Communications Technical Committee). He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 5G wireless technologies. Dr.  Yanikomeroglu is a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Charlie Jianzhong Zhang, VP, Samsung  Research America

Charlie Jianzhong Zhang is a VP and head of Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab with Samsung Research America, where he leads research and standards for 5G cellular systems and next generation multimedia networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.  From Aug 2009 to Aug 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE, etc. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007 working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IEEE.

TPC Members:
RavirajAdve, University of Toronto
İbrahim Altunbaş, Istanbul Technical University
Sergey Andreev, Tampere University of Technology
Imran Ansari, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)
Jonathan Ashdown, United States Air Force
HadiBaligh, Huawei Technologies Canada co. Ltd.
EbrahimBedeer, Carleton University
Daniel Calabuig, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Emilio CalvaneseStrinati, CEA-LETI
HoudaChafnaji, INPT Rabat
Julian Cheng, University of British Columbia
Oussama Damen, University of Waterloo
Subhrakanti Dey, Uppsala University
Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University
LutfiyeDurak-Ata, Istanbul Technical University
Salman Durrani, The Australian National University
OzgurErtug, Gazi University
Carlo Fischione, KTH
RamyGohary, Carleton University
Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba
SalamaIkki, Lakehead University
Hazer Inaltekin, Princeton University
Toufiqul Islam, Huawei Canada Research Center
OmneyaIssa, Communications Research Centre Canada
AmanJassal, Huawei
GunesKarabulut Kurt, Istanbul Technical University
WitoldKrzymień, University of Alberta
Michel Kulhandjian, University of Ottawa
Yicheng Lin, Huawei Technologies Inc.
Liang Liu, University of Toronto
Behrooz Makki, Chalmers University of Technology
Nicholas Mastronarde, University at Buffalo
Hani Mehrpouyan, Boise State University
Nader Mokari, TarbiatModares University
Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari, Sharif University of Technology
KeivanNavaie, Lancaster University
Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University
Benoit Pelletier, InterDigital Canada
Yinan Qi, Samsung R & D Institute UK
S. Mohammad Razavizadeh, Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST)
Sandra Roger, UniversitatPolitècnica de València
Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs
Karim Seddik, American University in Cairo
Nima Seifi, APT College
Cong Shen, University of Science and Technology of China
GokulSridharan, Rutgers University
David Steer, Huawei Technologies Co
Mehrdad Taki, University of Qom
ChinthaTellambura, University of Alberta
Milos Tesanovic, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK
Antti Tölli, University of Oulu
Stefan Valentin, Huawei Technologies
Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute
Xiaodong Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Di Yuan, Linköping University
KeyvanZarifi, Huawei Technologies
Wolfgang Zirwas, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH&CoKG
Yaning Zou, TechnischeUniversität Dresden