Keynote Speakers for IEMTRONICS 2023

Dr. Xiaodong Wang

Dr. Xiaodong Wang

Professor, Columbia University,New York

Bio : Dr. Xiaodong Wang is a professor of electrical engineering in Columbia University in the city of New York. His research interest includes statistical signal processing, genomic signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications, and information theory.
Among his publications is a book entitled “Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception”, published by Prentice Hall in 2003. He has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and listed as an ISI Highly-cited Author.
Wang received the 1999 NSF CAREER Award, the 2001 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Communication Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics.
Xiaodong Wang received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Kenneth Paterson

Dr. Kenneth Paterson

Professor, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Bio : Dr. Kenneth Paterson ob­tained a B.Sc. in 1990 from the Uni­ver­sity of Glas­gow and a Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don in 1993, both in Math­em­at­ics. He was then a Royal So­ci­ety Fel­low at the In­sti­tute for Sig­nal and In­form­a­tion Pro­cessing at the Swiss Fed­eral In­sti­tute of Tech­no­logy, Zurich, from 1993 to 1994. After that, he was a Lloyd’s of Lon­don Ter­cen­ten­ary Found­a­tion Re­search Fel­low at Royal Hol­lo­way, Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don from 1994 to 1996.

In 1996, he joined Hewlett-​Packard Labor­at­or­ies Bris­tol, be­com­ing a pro­ject man­ager in 1999.

He then joined the In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity Group at Royal Hol­lo­way in 2001, be­com­ing a Reader in 2002 and Pro­fessor in 2004. From March 2010 to May 2015, he was an EPSRC Lead­er­ship Fel­low work­ing on a pro­ject en­titled Cryp­to­graphy: Bridging The­ory and Prac­tice. In May 2015, he re­ver­ted to be­ing a Pro­fessor of In­form­a­tion Se­cur­ity.

In April 2019, he joined the De­part­ment of Com­puter Sci­ence at ETH Zurich. Since 1 Janu­ary 2021, he have held the role of As­so­ci­ate De­part­ment Head. In ad­di­tion, he is dir­ector of the CAS/DAS in Cy­ber Se­cur­ity and the Mas­ters pro­gramme in Cy­ber Se­cur­ity.
His re­search over the last two dec­ades has mostly been in the area of Cryp­to­graphy, with a strong em­phasis be­ing on the ana­lysis of de­ployed cryp­to­graphic sys­tems and the de­vel­op­ment of prov­ably se­cure solu­tions to real-​world cryp­to­graphic prob­lems. He co-​founded the Real World Cryp­to­graphy series of work­shops to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of this broad area and to strengthen the links between aca­demia and in­dustry. From 2014 to 2019, he was co-​chair of the IRTF’s re­search group on Cryp­to­graphy, CFRG. This group is work­ing to provide ex­pert ad­vice to the IETF in an ef­fort to strengthen the In­ter­net’s core se­cur­ity pro­to­cols.

His re­search on the se­cur­ity of TLS (the Lucky 13 at­tack on CBC-​mode en­cryp­tion in TLS and at­tacks on RC4) re­ceived sig­ni­fic­ant me­dia at­ten­tion, helped to drive the wide­spread ad­op­tion of TLS 1.2 with its sup­port for mod­ern en­cryp­tion schemes, and was an im­port­ant factor in the TLS Work­ing Group’s de­cision to aban­don leg­acy en­cryp­tion mech­an­isms in TLS 1.3.

He is lucky to have been the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral prizes and awards for my re­search. These in­clude a Google Dis­tin­guished Pa­per Award for his joint work with Nad­hem Al­Fardan present­ing plain­text re­cov­ery at­tacks against DTLS pub­lished at NDSS 2012; an Ap­plied Net­work­ing Re­search Prize from the IRTF for his work with Nad­hem Al­Fardan on the Lucky 13 at­tack; and an Award for Out­stand­ing Re­search in Pri­vacy En­han­cing Tech­no­lo­gies for his work with Mi­hir Bel­lare and Phil Rogaway on the Se­cur­ity of sym­met­ric en­cryp­tion against mass sur­veil­lance pub­lished at CRYPTO 2014. My work with Mar­tin Al­brecht, Jean Paul De­g­ab­ri­ele and Torben Hansen on sym­met­ric en­cryp­tion in SSH won a best pa­per award at ACM CCS 2016. In 2018, his work won best pa­per awards at CHES and IMC.

Other ca­reer high­lights in­clude be­ing se­lec­ted as Pro­gramme Chair for EURO­CRYPT 2011, be­ing an in­vited speaker at ASIAC­RYPT 2014, and be­ing editor-​in-chief of the Journal of Crypto­logy from 2017 to 2020. He was made a fel­low of the IACR in 2017.

Dr. Gil Zussman

Dr. Gil Zussman

Professor, Columbia University, New York

Bio: Gil Zussman received the B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and the B.A. degree in Economics (both summa cum laude) from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1995. He received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Operations Research from Tel-Aviv University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. Between 1995 and 1998, he served as an engineer in the Israel Defense Forces. Between 2004 and 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Associate in LIDS and CNRG at MIT.

In 2008 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where he is now a Professor. His research interests are in the area of networking, and in particular in the areas of wireless, mobile, and resilient networks. He has been an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Ad Hoc Networks, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-chair of ACM MobiHoc’15, IFIP Performance 2011, and a member of a number of TPCs (including the INFOCOM, MobiCom, SIGMETRICS, and MobiHoc committees).

Gil received the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) award for distinguished students, the Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the DTRA Young Investigator Award, and the NSF CAREER Award. He was the PI of a team that won the 1st place in the 2009 Vodafone Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition. He is a co-recipient of seven best paper awards, including the ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance’06 Best Paper Award, the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, and the ACM CoNext’16 Best Paper Award.

Dr. Kin K. Leung

Dr. Kin K. Leung

Professor, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Bio: Dr. Leung had completed his Ph.D. in computer science, Univ. of California, Los Angeles in 1985; M.S. in computer science, Univ. of California, Los Angeles in 1982 and  B.S. in electronics, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 1980. His major Honors and Awards are:

  • IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, 2021
  • S.–UK Science and Technology Stocktake Award for the DAIS ITA Team, 2021
  • IET Fellow, 2021
  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2012
  • IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for Communications Society: Member 2009-2011, Chairman 2012-2015
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2004-2009
  • IEEE Fellow for contributions to “Performance analysis, protocol design and control algorithms for communications networks,” 2001
  • Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award, 1997
  • Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award, 1994

He is Journal Editor of the following:

  • ACM Computing Survey (2009-now)
  • Journal of Sensor Networks (2005-now)
  • IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Steering Committee Chairman (2020-2022) and Member (2014-2016)
  • IEEE Trans. on Communications (1997-2011)
  • IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications (2001-2009)
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: Wireless Series (1999-2001)
  • Guest editor: IEEE Wireless Communications, 2007
  • Guest editor: Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2005
  • Guest editor: Journal on Special Topics in Mobile Networking and Application (MONET), 2003
  • Guest editor: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 1997

His current Research Interests includes:

  • Machine learning, distributed optimization, stochastic modeling and queueing theory.
  • Wireless communications: resource allocation, power control, spread spectrum, MIMO/beamforming antennas, cross-layer designs, link adaptation, MAC, wireless TCP/IP, QoS, network protocols, and sensor, vehicular, ad-hoc and mesh networks.
  • Wireless technologies: GSM, EDGE, 3G, 4G and 5G cellular networks, and IEEE 802.11, 802.16 and 802.15 networks.
  • Communication networks: TCP/IP, mobility management, real-time applications, network control protocols, traffic modeling.

Dr. Dayan Ban

Dr. Dayan Ban

Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Bio: Dayan Ban is a full Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a researcher at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.

His expertise lies in the conversion of near infra-red light directly to visible light, design and fabrication of high-performance quantum devices and the development of ultra-sensitive surface plasmon sensors.

Professor Ban successfully improved the efficiency of hybrid organic/inorganic devices by more than one order of magnitude and applied time-domain terahertz spectroscopy to study the device physics of terahertz quantum cascade lasers. Professor Ban’s research has also accomplished the fabrication of prototype hybrid organic/inorganic devices by direct tandem integration and the study of the effects of interfacial states on device performance. These devices are responsible for the conversion of near-infrared light directly to visible light (green) at room temperature.

Professor Ban pioneered the development of new methods in scanning probe microscopy to observe, with nanometric spatial resolution, two-dimensional profiles of conductivity and potential inside actively-driven lasers. He also resolved the nanoscopic reason for anomalously high series resistance encountered in ridge waveguide lasers. In addition, Professor Ban reported the first direct experimental observation of electron overbarrier leakage in operating buried heterostructure multi-quantum-well –lasers. His work has provided the first experimental visualization of the inner workings of operating semiconductor lasers, and has also provided a platform for enabling tools for quantum semiconductor device and nanotechnology research.

Research Interests

  • Semiconductor quantum
  • devices
  • Photonics
  • THz technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Fiber-optical communication system
  • Silicon Devices
  • Terahertz Quantum
  • Cascade Lasers
  • Biophotonics
  • Scanning Probe
  • Microscopy
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Nanofabrication
  • IoT Devices
  • Application domains


  • 2003, Doctorate, Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • 1995, Master’s, MS, University of Science and Technology of China
  • 1993, Bachelor’s, BA, University of Science and Technology of China

Torsten Hoefler

Dr. Torsten Hoefler

Professor, ETH Zürich,Switzerland

Bio: Torsten Hoefler directs the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory (SPCL) at D-INFK ETH Zurich. He received his PhD degree in 2007 at Indiana University and started his first professor appointment in 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Torsten has served as the lead for performance modeling and analysis in the US NSF Blue Waters project at NCSA/UIUC. Since 2013, he is professor of computer science at ETH Zurich and has held visiting positions at Argonne National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, and Microsoft Research Redmond (Station Q).

Dr. Hoefler’s research aims at understanding the performance of parallel computing systems ranging from parallel computer architecture through parallel programming to parallel algorithms. He is also active in the application areas of Weather and Climate simulations as well as Machine Learning with a focus on Distributed Deep Learning. In those areas, he has coordinated tens of funded projects and an ERC Starting Grant on Data-Centric Parallel Programming.

He has been chair of the Hot Interconnects conference and technical program chair of the Supercomputing and ACM PASC conferences. He is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Computing (TPDS) and the Parallel Computing Journal (PARCO) and a key member of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) Forum.

He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals and co-authored the latest versions of the MPI specification. He has received best paper awards at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference in 2010, 2013, and 2014 (SC10, SC13, SC14), EuroMPI 2013, IPDPS’15, ACM HPDC’15 and HPDC’16, ACM OOPSLA’16, and other conferences. Torsten received ETH Zurich’s Latsis Prize in 2015, the SIAM SIAG/Supercomputing Junior Scientist Prize in 2012, the IEEE TCSC Young Achievers in Scalable Computing Award in 2013, the Young Alumni Award 2014 from Indiana University, and the best student award 2005 of the Chemnitz University of Technology. Torsten was elected into the first steering committee of ACM’s SIGHPC in 2013 and he was re-elected in 2016. His Erdős number is two (via Amnon Barak) and he is an academic descendant of Hermann von Helmholtz.

Dr. M. Jamal Deen

Dr. M. Jamal Deen

Distinguished University Professor , McMaster University, Canada

Bio: M. Jamal is a Distinguished University Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory. His research specialty are in the broad areas of electrical engineering and applied physics. He has done his Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A in 1985; M.S. (Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics), from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A in 1982 and B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics), from University of Guyana, Turkeyen, Guyana in 1978. His expertise includes Micro-/Nano-/Opto-Electronics, Nanotechnology and Data Analytics for Health and Environmental Applications, Bioimagers, Biosensor; his areas of specializations are Imaging, Sensing and Detection, Integrated Systems, Biomedical, Microelectronics, Communications, Biomedical. His achievements includes:
  • F.R.S.C., F.C.A.E., M.E.A.S.A., F.N.A.S.I., F.I.N.A.E., F.I.E.E.E., F.A.P.S., F.E.I.C., F.E.C.S., F.A.A.A.S.;
  • Distinguished University Professor; Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology ;
  • 2017 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from Royal Academy of Engineering, UK;
  • 2017 PIFI Distinguished Scientist Award from Chinses Academy of Sciences;
  • 2017 Overseas Academic Masters Scholar Award;
  • 2014 IEEE Canada Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award;
  • 2013 IEEE Canada AGL McNaughton Gold Medal;
  • 2013 UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Award;
  • 2013 Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award from McMaster University;
  • 2011 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Silver Medal Award;
  • 2011 Electronics and Photonics Divison (EPD) Award from the Electrochemical Society ;
  • 2009 Technology Achievement Award from the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce;
  • 2008 Eadie Medal from The Royal Society of Canada;
  • 2008 Guyana Award from the Academic Excellence Guyana Awards Council – Canada;
  • 2006 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation;
  • 2006 IBM Faculty Award from IBM Corporation, USA;
  • 2002 Distinguished Lecturer from IEEE Electron Device Society;
  • 2002 Thomas D. Callinan Award from the Electrochemical Society.
  • Doctor – Honoris Causa El Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico, 11 Nov 16.
  • Doctor – Honoris Causa Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, 7 March 2014.
  • Doctor – Honoris Causa Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, 25 May 2012.
  • Doctor of Engineering – Honoris Causa University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 18 June 2011.

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