Prof.Yonghui Li, the University of Sydney, Australia, IEEE FELLOW


Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of theAustralian Research Council (ARC)Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and ARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to cooperative communications technologies.

His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields.

Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and guest editors for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE IoT Journals, IEEE TII, IEEE Communications Magazine. He currently serves as the Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers Signal Processing Journal. He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.

He has published one book, more than 200 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 200 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 13000 times, with an h-index of 56. Several of his papers have been included as ISI high cited papers by ESI Web of Science, defined as top 1% of papers in the field. Several of his papers have been the top most 10 most cited papers in the respective journals since the year it was published. He has been listed as AMINER AI2000 Most Influential Scholars in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).

Li has attracted more than $8 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years, including more than 10 ARC grants. He has participated in $500 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks.

He is the founder and director of IoT undergraduate major at the University of Sydney.




Prof. Hiroaki Nishi, Keio University, Japan






Prof. Chuan-Ming Liu, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, China


Dr. Liu's research focuses on the data management and processing in various emerging computing environments, such as wireless broadcasting, mobile ad hoc networks, cloud computing, IoT, edge computing, and etc. As the processed data sets become so big and complex, the traditional data-processing approaches are inadequate to deal with them. In his research, different aspects are considered when processing the current data sets, including the 5V’s of big data: volume, variety and velocity veracity and value as well as the processing architectures and tools. To support efficient responses when manipulating the data in different computing environments, Dr. Liu’s research considers many types of queries, such as point query, rectangle query, nearest neighbor query, skyline query, top-k query, and etc. The objectives of his research are to (1) provide effective and efficient ways for uses to access and analyze the data easily and (2) suggest better solutions for big data processing architectures.





Prof. Paulo Batista, University of Évora, Portugal


Paulo Batista is PhD Researcher at CIDEHUS.UÉ-Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies of the University of Évora, Portugal, where is the coordinator of the research group 2: Heritage and Literacies. Currently works as a higher technician in the Municipal Archives of Lisbon, and professor at the Iscte-IUL (Master in Architecture and Visual Culture in Lisbon) and Autonomous University of Lisbon, where is coordinator and professor of the Postgraduate in Promotion and Cultural and Educational Dynamization of Archives and Libraries, and the Postgraduate in Architectural Archives.
He has lectured in the MS program in Information Science and Documentation at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and has held senior technician positions at the Portuguese Institute of Cultural Heritage, the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage, and the Torre do Tombo Archives. He has also worked as researcher at the Center for the Study of History and Ancient Cartography of the Institute of Tropical Scientific Research.
Paulo Batista holds a Ph.D. in Documentation (University of Alcalá, Madrid-UAH), an MS in Information Science and Documentation - Archival Studies (UNL), and an MA in Documentation (UAH). As part of his doctorate, he also received a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Bibliography and Documentation Retrospective in Humanities (UAH), and he also holds a postgraduate degree in Information Society Law (University of Lisbon) and Information and Documentation Science - Librarianship and Archival Studies (UNL), and a specialization in Good Practices in Patrimonial Management (UNL) and Information Science and Documentation - Archival Studies (UNL). He holds an undergraduate degree in History (University of Lisbon).
Paulo Batista is author of several books and about 90 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He was also keynote speaker and invited speaker at various international conferences (Portugal, Argentina, Ecuador, Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, China, South Korea and India).





Prof. Gyu Myoung Lee, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


Gyu Myoung Lee is a professor at the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. He is also affiliated with KAIST, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea, as an Adjunct Professor since 2012. Before joining the LJMU in 2014, he worked at the Institut Mines-Telecom from 2008. Until 2012, he was invited to work at ETRI, Rep. of Korea. He worked as a research professor at KAIST, Rep. of Korea and as a guest researcher at NIST, USA, in 2007.
His research interests include Internet of Things, digital twin, computational trust, blockchain with privacy preservation, data and AI governance, knowledge centric networking and services considering all vertical services, Smart Grid, energy saving networks, cloud-based big data analytics platform and multimedia networking and services.
Prof. Lee has been actively participating in standardization meetings including ITU-T SG 13 and SG20, IETF and oneM2M, etc., and currently serves as a Working Party chair and the Rapporteur of Q16/13 on trustworthy networking and services and Q4/20 on data analytics, sharing, processing and management in ITU-T. He is the Vice-Chair of ITU-T FG-AN and FG-AI4A as well as the Convenor of CG-AIoT and Web3-adhoc. He was also the chair of ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management (FG-DPM). He has contributed more than 500 proposals for standards and published more than 200 papers in academic journals and conferences. He received several Best Paper Awards in international and domestic conferences and served as a reviewer of IEEE journals/conference papers and an organizer/member of committee of international conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Prof. Lee received his BS degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, in 1999 and MS, and PhD. degree from KAIST, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea, in 2000 and 2007, respectively.




Prof. Amir Akramin bin Shafie, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia


AMIR AKRAMIN SHAFIE is a Professor in the Department of Mechatronics at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) where he has been since 2005. He received his B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dundee and Master of Science in Mechatronics from University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland. He has been conferred a doctorate in the field of Engineering by University of Dundee, Scotland in 2000. Current research interest span both autonomous mechatronic system and intelligent system.