Invited Speakers

Exploiting Visible Spectrum for Localization Services in Future 6G Networks

Dr. Anna-Maria Vegni

Roma Tre University, Italy

Anna Maria Vegni (Senior member, IEEE) is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy), since March 2020. She received the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electromagnetics and Telecommunications from the Department of Applied Electronics, Roma Tre University, in March 2010. She received the 1st and 2nd level Laurea Degree cum laude in Electronics Engineering at Roma Tre University, in July 2004, and 2006, respectively. In 2009, she was a visiting researcher in the Multimedia Communication Laboratory, directed by Prof. Thomas D.C. Little, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, where she worked on vehicular networking through the use of visible light communications (VLC). She a member of ACM and an IEEE Senior Member. In March 2018, she got the Italian Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) for Associate Professorship in Telecommunication Engineering. She is involved in the organization of several IEEE and ACM international conferences and is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Communications Magazine, Ad Hoc Networks, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Nanocomnet Elsevier journals, IEEE JCN, ITU J-FET and ETT Wiley journal. Her main research interests are VLC systems, wireless ad-hoc networks and Internet of Things.

Optical Camera Communications

Dr. Asghar Gholami

Isfahan University of Technology

Asghar Gholami was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1970. He received the B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (I.U.T.), Isfahan, Iran in 1993 and 1996 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in Gigabit Ethernet optical communication systems from the Supelec (Ecole Superieure d’Electricite), Gif-Sur-Yvette, France in 2007. From 1996 to 2002 he was working in a R&D laboratory in Isfahan, Iran. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Supelec in 2007, he has been working in Draka Communications in the Fiber Product Technology & Telecommunication Modeling group, Marcoussis, France.

Intelligent Reflective Surface Assisted Wireless Communication Systems

Dr. Rui Wang

Tongji University Shanghai, China

Rui Wang received the Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2013. From August 2012 to February 2013, he was a Visiting Ph.D. Student with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Riverside. From October 2013 to October of 2014, he was with the Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. From October 2014 to December 2016, he was with the College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, as an Assistant Professor, where he is currently an Associate Professor.,Dr. Wang received the Shanghai Excellent Doctor Degree Dissertation Award in 2015 and received the ACM Shanghai Rising Star Nomination Award in 2016. He has published over 60 articles. His research interests include wireless cooperative communications, MIMO technique, network coding, and OFDM. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

Advances in Visible Light Communication Systems Applied to Undeground Mining Environments

Dr. Cesar Azurdia-Meza

University of Chile

Cesar A. Azurdia-Meza (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala, in 2005, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Linnaeus University, Sweden, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and radio engineering from the Kyung Hee University, South Korea, in 2013. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Chile, as an Assistant Professor, in August 2013, where he is currently lecturing on wireless and mobile communication systems. His research interests include topics such as Nyquist’s ISI criterion, OFDM-based systems, SC-FDMA, visible light communication systems, vehicular communications, 5G and beyond enabling technologies, and signal processing techniques for communication systems. He is an IEEE Communications Society Member, as well as a member of the IEICE Communications Society. He is a co-recipient of the 2019 IEEE LATINCOM Best Paper Award, as well as the 2016 IEEE CONESCAPAN Best Paper Award. He has served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for multiple conferences, as well as a reviewer in journals such as the IEEE Communications Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Wireless Personal Communications, IEEE Access, IET Communications, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, among others.