Keynote Speakers | 特邀报告


Prof. Jiangzhou Wang (王江舟 教授)
University of Kent, U.K.  

- IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize (2022)
- Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (FREng) (2018)
- Fellow of IEEE (2017)
- 中国工程院外籍院士 (2023)

Biosketch: Jiangzhou Wang is a Professor with the University of Kent, U.K. His research interest is in mobile communications. He has published more than 500 papers and five books. He was a recipient of the 2022 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2019), Shanghai, Executive Chair of the IEEE ICC2015, London, and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE WCNC2013. He is/was the editor of multiple international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1998 to 2013. Professor Wang is an International Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), U.K., Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the IET. 

Title of Speech: mmWave Integrated Communications and Sensing 

Abstract: Integrated communications and sensing (ISAC) has become very popular for the next generation mobile communications. This seminar will introduce the concept and challenges of using millimeter wave (mmWave) for ISAC. The latest research results in mmWave ISAC will be presented in conjunction with hybrid beamforming and rate splitting multiple access technologies.  


Prof. Yaochu Jin (金耀初 教授)
Westlake University, China (西湖大学) 

欧洲科学院院士, Fellow of IEEE  

Biosketch: Yaochu Jin obtained the BSc., MSc. and PhD degree all in automatic control from the Electrical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, China, in 1988, 1991, and 1996, respectively, and the Dr.-Ing. from the Institute of Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany in 2001. He is currently a Chair Professor of Artificial Intelligence with the School of Engineering, Westlake University. Before joining Westlake University, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence endowed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bielefeld University, Germany from 2021 to 2023, and a Surrey Distinguished Chair Professor in Computational Intelligence, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., from 2010 to 2021. He was a “Finland Distinguished Professor” of University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and “Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor”, Northeastern University, China from 2015 to 2017. He is a Member of Academia Europaea and Fellow of IEEE.  






Assoc. Prof. Yuanwei Liu (刘元玮 副教授)
Queen Mary University of London, London, UK  

IEEE Fellow, Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher 

Biosketch: Yuanwei Liu is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) , London, U.K. (Aug. 2021-present), where he started as a Lecturer at Sept. 2017. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King's College London (KCL) , London, U.K. (Sep. 2016- Aug. 2017). He received the Ph.D. degree from QMUL in 2016. He currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE ComSoc TC NewsLetter, an Area Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of AAIA, a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher, an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer, and an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2020 [IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region], the [2020 Early Achievement Award of the IEEE ComSoc - Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee], and the recipient of the [2021 IEEE CTTC Early Achievement Awards].  

Title of Speech: Simultaneously Transmitting And Reflecting Surface (STARS) for 360° Coverage 

Abstract: In this talk, the novel concept of simultaneously transmitting and reflecting surfaces (STARS) will be introduced. First, the STAR basics will be introduced. In particular, the fundamental signal modelling, performance limit characterization, practical operating protocols, joint beamforming design, and channel estimation will be discussed. Then, the multi-functional STARS platform for 6G will be introduced, including sensing STARS, amplifying STARS, and cache STARS. Furthermore, several promising case studies of employing STARS will be put forward, including STARS-NOMA, STARS-THz, spatial analysis for STARS, and federated learning with STARS. Finally, standardisation and commercial progress of STARS as well as research opportunities and problem will be discussed.  


Assoc. Prof. Yiyan Li
Fort Lewis College, USA  

Biosketch: Dr. Yiyan Li attained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Bioelectronics (Biomedical Engineering) from Henan University of Science & Technology and Chongqing University, respectively. In 2016, he completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Computer Engineering) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the guidance of Dr. Jacob Baker. Following this, from 2016 to 2017, Dr. Li played a pivotal role in Dr. Weian Zhao's team at UC-Irvine, leading an NIH R01 project focused on detecting antibiotic resistance. This involved employing an electrical-optical detector in conjunction with ddPCR technology. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Li joined Fort Lewis College as a faculty member specializing in Computer Engineering.
Dr. Yiyan Li's professional journey includes serving as the director of the NSF REU site at FLC between 2019 and 2022, acting as the Principal Investigator for three EPA P3 programs from 2020 - 2025, and presently holding the position of Principal Investigator for the NSF STROBE FLC site since 2022. Concurrently, he serves as the Co-PI for the NSF PREM program and as the Research and Development Director for various industry projects at FLC.
The NSF REU site facilitates research opportunities for over 10 undergraduate students annually, both during the academic year and summer, working closely with the college's faculty. The EPA P3 grant supports three students each year to contribute to the development of a portable PCR device for field water monitoring studies, focusing on the machine and chemistry aspects. The combined NSF STROBE and PREM projects provide support for more than 20 undergraduates at FLC each year.
Dr. Li has also been involved in several industrial projects on behalf of FLC, including the development of embedded systems for Mission Sports Group LLC, Amberstone Biosciences, the Pagosa Springs Resort, and Sony Hayes Inc. In 2022, he collaborated with Sony Hayes Inc to design and patent an innovative single-emitter, single-board air purification system with polarity switching for future use in motor vehicles. In addition to his research, development, and supervisory roles as a dedicated scholar and educator, Dr. Li contributes to the field by serving on the editorial board of the journal of SLAS Technology and the review board of the journal of Micromachines. He also plays a crucial role in coordinating with college leadership for the ABET accreditation of the program. 

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