Keynote Speakers

Prof. Takaya Yamazato

Dr. Takaya Yamazato is a Professor at the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan. He received a Ph.D. degree from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1993. From 1993 to 1998, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Electronics, Nagoya University, Japan. From 1997 to 1998, he was a visiting researcher of the Research Group for RF Communications, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

In 1998, he gave a half-day tutorial entitled “Introduction to CDMA ALOHA” at Globecom held in Sydney, Australia. In 2006, he received the IEEE Communication Society's Best Tutorial Paper Award. He served as the co-chair of the Wireless Communication Symposia of ICC 2009 and is the co-chair of Selected Areas in Communication Symposia of ICC 2011. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the chair of the Satellite and Space Communication Technical Committee. In 2011, he gave a half-day tutorial entitled “Visible Light Communication” at ICC 2011 held in Kyoto, Japan. From 2016 to 2017, he was the Director of Asia/Pacific Board, IEEE Communication Society.

His research interests include visible light communication (VLC), intelligent transport system (ITS), stochastic resonance (SR), and open educational resources (OER).

Prof. Polly Huang

Polly Huang is a nerd and a geek. She enjoys observing systems of complexity and loves the process of finding out their true nature. She is super fond of taking machines apart and restoring them with twists of her own. Otherwise, she is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU EE). Polly received her PhD from USC (CS 1999) and her BS from NTU (Math 1993). Before returning to NTU, she spent the early days of her career at AT&T Labs-Research, ETH Zurich, and UCLA. Polly was also a visiting professor at MIT CSAIL 2013-2014 and Keio U. ICS 2017-2018.

Over the past 20+ years, Polly has random walked a number of projects under the big umbrella of network and system research, including multicast routing, network simulation, Internet measurement, performance modeling, QoS, sensor networking, indoor localisation, delay-tolerant networking, time synchronisation, mobile system, event/activity inference, ubiquitous and wearable computing, e-health, and etc (long list, I know...). The experience has nurtured her interest in design, analysis, and applications of communication networks and systems in general. Her recent interest spans the following 3 areas: multimedia networking, sensor networking, and mobile computing.

Polly has (co-)authored over 100 technical articles and over 10 US patents. She has served as a PC member and/or helped organizing a number of high-profile network/system conferences, including ACM Sensys, ACM MobiSys, ACM MobiCom, and ACM Sigcomm. She is currently an associate editor of ACM IMWUT and was formerly an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks.