Plenary Speakers

Flavio Cucchietti 

Talk Title: Energy Challenges and Opportunities for Telecom Provider Networks

Flavio Cucchietti, within Telecom Italia Innovation Center in Turin (Italy), is managing energy efficiency and sustainability aspects related to standardization across the whole spectrum of the ICT, ranging from the energy efficiency of home and network equipment to e-waste to Smart Grids and Smart Cities.

From 1988 is active in standardization and is currently member of many standardization groups acting on Energy Efficient and Sustainable ICT.

He has been working along these years to foster cooperation among all stakeholders and looking at standardization as a natural endpoint of research and development activities in order to accelerate the availability of more economically viable and socially responsible equipment and services.

He cooperates with EC and Energy Star on energy efficiency initiatives.

He is vice Chair of ITU-T Study Group 5 (environment and climate change), vice Chair of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Board member of CEI, the Italian standardization institution in the electrical, electronic and telecommunications area.

John Bowers

Talk Title: Reducing Datacom Power Consumption Using Integration and Circuit Switching

John Bowers holds the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology, and is the Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and a Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials at UCSB. He is a cofounder of Aurrion, Aerius Photonics and Calient Networks.  Dr. Bowers received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Honeywell before joining UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Bowers is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, OSA and the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the OSA/IEEE Tyndall Award, the OSA Holonyak Prize, the IEEE LEOS William Streifer Award and the South Coast Business and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He and coworkers received the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Most Promising Technology for the hybrid silicon laser in 2007.
Bowers’ research is primarily in optoelectronics and photonic integrated circuits.  He has published ten book chapters, 600 journal papers, 900 conference papers and has received 54 patents.  He has published 180 invited papers and conference papers, and given 16 plenary talks at conferences.  

Chenyang Yang

Talk Title: Energy efficient Resource Utilization in 5G wireless systems

Chenyang Yang received her Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Beijing, China, in 1997. She has been a full professor with the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beihang University since 1999. Dr. Yang has published over 200 international journal and conference papers and filed over 50 patents in the fields of green communication, coordinated multi point transmission, interference management, cognitive radio, and relay, etc. She was nominated as an Outstanding Young Professor of Beijing in 1995 and was supported by the 1st Teaching and Research Award Program for Outstanding Young Teachers of Higher Education Institutions by Ministry of Education during 1999-2004. Dr. Yang was the chair of the IEEE Communications Society Beijing chapter during 2008-2012, and the MDC chair of APB of IEEE Communications Society during 2011-2013. She has served as Technical Program Committee Member for a numerous IEEE conferences, and was the publication chair of IEEE ICCC 2012 and special session chair of IEEE ChinaSIP 2013. She was an associate editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, a guest editor of IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING, and now is an associate editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Communications and the Chinese Journal of Signal Processing. Her recent research interests include green radio and interference control for 5G wireless systems.

Victor C. M. Leung

Talk Title: Green Internet of Things

Victor C. M. Leung is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  His research is in the areas of wireless networks and mobile systems, where he has co-authored more than 750 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, several of which had won best-paper awards. Dr. Leung is a Fellow of IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc. He is serving or has served on the editorial boards of IEEE JSAC, Transactions on Computers, Wireless Communications, and Vehicular Technology, Wireless Communications Letters, and several other journals. He has provided leadership to the technical committees and organizing committees of numerous international conferences. Dr. Leung was the recipient of an APEBC Gold Medal, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, a 2012 UBC Killam Research Prize, and an IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Award.





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