Xi Zhang, Ph.D. Professor, IEEE Fellow
Texas A&m University, USA
Professor Xi Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, the M.S. degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA all in electrical engineering and computer science, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (Electrical Engineering-Systems) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dr. Zhang is currently a Full Professor and the Founding Director of the Networking and Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station. Professor Zhang is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to Quality of Service (QoS) theory in mobile wireless networks. He has published more than 400 research papers in the areas of wireless networks and communications systems, mobile computing, network protocol design and modeling, statistical communications, random signal processing, information theory, and control theory and systems. He received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004 for his research in the areas of mobile wireless and multicast networking and systems. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in both IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He received the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2020, IEEE ICC 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, and IEEE WCNC 2010, respectively. One of his IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Papers has been listed as IEEE BEST READINGS PAPERS in Cognitive Radio Networks and QoS Provisioning in Mobile Wireless Networking. He also received the TEES Select Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Performance from College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2006, and Outstanding Professor Award from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Texas A&M University in 2020. Professor Zhang was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, James Cook University, Australia, under a Fellowship from the Chinese National Commission of Education. He was with the Networks and Distributed Systems Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hills, NJ, and with AT&T Laboratories Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA.
Professor Zhang is serving or has served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "Broadband Wireless Communications for High Speed Vehicles", a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS for the special issue on "wireless video transmissions", an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, a Leading Guest Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING for the special issue on " AI-Driven 6G Mobile Wireless Networks: Key Enabling Theories, Architectures, Protocols, and Techniques" and IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Advances in Cooperative Wireless Networking", a Leading Guest Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine for the special issue on "Underwater Wireless Networking: Theory and Applications", a Guest Editor for the IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE for the special issue on "next generation of CDMA versus OFDMA for 4G wireless applications" an Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING, an Editor for the JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, NETWORKING, AND COMMUNICATIONS, and an Associate Editor for the JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, an Area Editor for the ELSEVIER Journal on Computer Communications, and a Guest Editor for JOHN WILEY'S JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING for the special issue on "next generation wireless communications and mobile computing".
Professor Zhang is serving or has served as the TPC Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, TPC Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2010, TPC Area Chair for INFOCOM 2012, TPC Chair for the IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Virtulization, Hong Kong, General Chair for IEEE ICC 2011 - Workshop on Advanced Networking Technologies for Smart-Services Based Clouding Computing, TPC Co-Chair for the IEEE ICDCS 2011 - Workshop on Data Center Performance, Panel/Demo/Poster Chairs for the ACM MobiCom 2011, General Chair for the ACM QShine 2010, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Mini-Conference, Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - Wireless Communications Symposium, Symposium Co-Chair for the IEEE ICC 2008 - Information and Network Security Symposium, Symposium Chair for IEEE/ACM International Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks Symposium 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the TPC Chair for IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively, the Poster Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the Student Travel Grants Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2007, the Panel Co-Chair for IEEE ICCCN 2007, the Poster Chair for IEEE/ACM MSWiM 2007 and IEEE QShine 2006, Executive Committee Co-Chair for QShine, the Publicity Chair for IEEE/ACM QShine 2007 and IEEE WirelessCom 2005, and the Panelist on the Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Networks and Multimedia Communications at IEEE ICCCN 2007 and WiFi-Hotspots/WLAN and QoS Panel at IEEE QShine 2004. He has served as the TPC members for more than 100 IEEE/ACM conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE/ACM QShine, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ICCCN, etc.
Sonia Aissa,, Ph.D. Professor, IEEE Fellow
University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sonia Aïssa received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1998. Since then, she has been with INRS (InstitutNational de la Recherche Scientifique), Montreal, Canada, where she is a Full Professor and known as one of its most distinguished professors for her excellence in research, education, and outreach. Prof Aïssa’s research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication systems and networks and include the modeling, design and performance analysis, and wireless power technology. Her awards include the NSERC University Faculty Award 1999, the FRQNT Strategic Faculty Fellowship 2001-2006, the INRS Performance Award for outstanding achievements in research, teaching and outreach multiple times since 2004, the FRQNT-SYTACom Technical Community Service Award 2007, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award 2013, and multiple Best Paper Awards in the IEEE and the Japanese IEICE. She was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) 2013-2016. She is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Aïssa has an outstanding record of service to the IEEE. She was a Member-At-Large of ComSoc’s Board of Governors 2014-2016, and serves regularly on many of its standing committees. Her editorial activities include: Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2014-2019, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2004-2012, Associate Editor and Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine 2004-2015, Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 2006-2010, and Associate Editor of Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal 2007-2012. She currently serves as Editor-At-Large for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. She has been involved in organizing many flagship conferences, including the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications for which she served as TPC Chair. She is active in promoting women in engineering, and is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Montreal.