Keynote Speakers
  • Leandros Tassiulas

    John C. Malone Professor of Electrical Engineering, IEEE Fellow

    Yale University

  • Leandros Tassiulas is the John C. Malone Professor of Electrical Engineering at Yale University. His research interests are in the field of computer and communication networks with emphasis on fundamental mathematical models and algorithms of complex networks, architectures and protocols of wireless systems, sensor networks, novel internet architectures and experimental platforms for network research. His most notable contributions include the max-weight scheduling algorithm and the back-pressure network control policy, opportunistic scheduling in wireless, the maximum lifetime approach for wireless network energy management, and the consideration of joint access control and antenna transmission management in multiple antenna wireless systems. Dr. Tassiulas is a Fellow of IEEE (2007). His research has been recognized by several awards including the IEEE Koji Kobayashi computer and communications award (2016), the inaugural INFOCOM 2007 Achievement Award "for fundamental contributions to resource allocation in communication networks," several best paper awards including the INFOCOM 1994, 2017 and Mobihoc 2016, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award (1992), an NSF CAREER Award (1995), an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1997) and a Bodossaki Foundation award (1999). He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (1991). He has held faculty positions at Polytechnic University, New York, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Ioannina and University of Thessaly, Greece.
  • Lang Tong

    Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor of Engineering, IEEE Fellow

    Cornell University

  • Lang Tong joined Cornell University in 1998 where he is now the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor in Engineering and the Cornell site director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSerc).  He received the B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China in 1985, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana in 1991. He was a  Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University in 1991.  He held visiting positions at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and the 2001 Cor Wit Professor at TU Delft. Lang Tong's research interest lies in the intersection of optimization, data analytics, signal processing, and engineering economics.  His current research focuses on future challenges in energy, power, and transportation systems. Lang Tong is a Fellow of IEEE.   He received the 1993 Outstanding Young Author Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the 2004 best paper award  from IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2004 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society. He is also  a coauthor of eight student paper awards. He received Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology.