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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Moshe Zukerman, IEEE Fellow
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Moshe Zukerman received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and his M.Sc. in Operation Research from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from The University of California Los Angeles in 1985.

Dr. Zukerman was an independent consultant with IRI Corporation and a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA during 1985-1986. In 1986 he moved to Australia and joined Telecom Australia. During 1986-1997 he served in Telecom (Telstra from 1993) Research Laboratories (TRL), first as a research engineer and between 1988-1997 as a project leader managing a team of researchers providing expert advice to Telstra on network design and traffic engineering, and on traffic aspects of evolving telecommunications standards.

He was a co-recipient of the TRL Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990.

Between 1990-2001, he also taught and supervised graduate students at Monash University. Between 1997-2008 he was with The University of Melbourne, as a senior research fellow (1997-1998), associate professor (1998-2001), and professor (2001-2008). Since December 2008 he has been with the Electronic Engineering Department of City University of Hong Kong and as a Chair Professor of Information Engineering and a team leader.

He has served on editorial boards of various journals, and as member of technical and organizing committees of numerous national and international conferences. He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. He submitted contributions to and represented Australia in several ITU-T/CCITT standards meetings. Professor Zukerman has over 400 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded several national and international patents. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2007.


Prof. Guu-Chang Yang, IEEE Fellow
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Guu-Chang Yang received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1985, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

From 1988 to 1992, he was a Research Assistant in the System Research Center, University of Maryland. In 1992, he joined the faculty of the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, where he is currently a Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering. He was the Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2004. He co-authored the first-of-its-kind technical book on optical coding theory and its applications to code-division multiple access (CDMA), Prime Codes with Applications to CDMA Optical and Wireless Networks (Norwood, MA: Artech House), in 2002. He contributed one chapter on optical codes to another technical book, Optical Code Division Multiple Access: Fundamentals and Applications (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis), in 2006. In 2013, he coauthored a classical reference book, Optical Coding Theory with Prime (NY: CRC Press). His research interests include wireless and optical communication systems, modulation and signal processing techniques, and applications of CDMA.

Dr. Yang received the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council in 2004 and 2014, and the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award and the Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2003 and 2012, respectively. He also received the Best Teaching Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University from 2001 to 2004 and in 2008. He served as the Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2013 to 2014, the Vice Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2011 to 2012, the Chairman of the IEEE Information Theory Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2003 to 2005, and the Vice Chairman of the IEEE Information Theory Society (Taipei Chapter) from 1999 to 2000. He also served as the Area Coordinator of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Telecommunications Program in 2014, the Area Coordinator of the National Science Council’s Telecommunications Program from 2012 to 2013, and the Co-Coordinator of the National Science Council’s National Networked Communication Program from 2010 to 2014. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for contributions to optical CDMA. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and serves as the Co-Coordinator of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Development and Applications of Advanced Communications Networking Technologies Program from 2014 to 2018 and Coordinator of the Ministry of Education’s A Talent Cultivation Program for 5G Mobile Broadband Technology from 2018 to 2021.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Edmund Lai, FIET, SMIEEE
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Professor Edmund Lai is currently head of department Information Technology and Software Engineering, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Before coming to AUT, Professor Lai worked at Massey for nine years in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. Before then, his career was like a bouncing ball – from Australia to Hong Kong and back again. 

He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. He returned to Hong Kong to work as a semiconductor test engineer, specialising in digital watch chips. Back in the early eighties, that was considered advanced work. Love drew him back to Perth though – his college girlfriend (now wife) lived there, and Professor Lai returned to University of Western Australia to complete his PhD. The topic was automatic speech recognition. That’s where his career started to cross over between engineering, software and IT. After completing his PhD, he then returned to Hong Kong and worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in its newly opened information engineering department. Then, he returned to Perth again; this time to work and teach. He then worked as an independent consultant for a couple of years, developing industrial engineering training courses and writing optimization software for the mining industry in Australia. 

Then at the year of 1999, by chance, on the way back to holiday in Hong Kong, he stopped in Singapore and decided to visit Nanyang Technological University. What he thought was a visit turned into an interview and a job offer. He stayed there until moving to New Zealand in 2006.

His research interests include Computer Communications Networks, Wireless Communications, Signal Processing, Information Engineering and Theory, Optimisation, Dynamical Systems In Applications, and Image Processing.


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