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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Anthony (Tony) Brown, IET & IMA Fellow
The University of Manchester, UK

Biography: Anthony (Tony) Brown is Professor of Communication Engineering in the MCS research group . He was Head of School for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (until Sept 2015) and, prior to that, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (until May 2012).

Tony is a Fellow of the IET and the IMA, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the IOD. He joined academia in 2003 as research group leader after a 30 year industrial career including senior Board level positions. He maintains strong industrial links and is currently CTO and Director of two companies.

In addition to his discipline specific research Tony has a keen interest in student education particularly in an international context . He has been an invited lecturer on academic and student development in China and elsewhere and has been a visiting Professor at Xidian University in Xian. He serves on the editorial Panel for the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Tony’s overall research interests are principally in antennas, electromagnetic propagation and computational electromagnetics as applied to radio astronomy instrumentation, radar and related imaging, and to communications (particularly in a indoor or complex environments). He has chaired numerous international conferences most recently the 2011 European Radar Conference , and he been a frequent invited speaker in South Africa, Australia, USA, China and across the EU.

Tony has acted as a international consultant on marine safety related radar matters (including Vessel Traffic Radar) and has served on numerous international committees. This has included as a member of the Technical Advisory Commission (TAC) to the Federal Communication Commission(USA) and the EUROCAE technical working group WG-41 .Tony has lectured widely on technical and managerial topics at the invitation of such organisations as the FAA and has been UK representative on various EU COST initiatives.

Professor Brown has acted as external advisor to UK Universities in course development. He has been External Examiner (Undergraduate and Masters programmes) for the University of Oxford , Cranfield, Sheffield, Surrey, Sussex, Brunel and Swansea.

Tony Brown has been involved directly with governments in Europe and the Far East as a technical advisor. He was a founder member of the EPSRC Communications College. Tony has had a career long involvement with computer based analysis techniques and was the first chairman of the UK Chapter of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (1986).

Prof. Dr. Shum Ping, OSA Fellow
Director, Centre for Optical Fibre Technology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: P. Shum received the B. Eng. and PhD degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from of the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. After PhD graduation, he stay in the same university as an honorary postdoctoral research fellow. In 1996, he carried out research in semiconductor laser and high speed optical laser communication in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University. Since July 1997, Dr. P. Shum joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong. In 1998, he has received the IEEE EDS/MTTS India Chapter best paper award for his paper in Photonics-98. In 2002, he received the best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology. In 1999, Dr. Shum joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He is the founding member of IEEE LEOS chapter in Singapore. Since 2002, he has been appointed as the Director of Network Technology Research Centre. He received the Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2002. Dr. Shum has published more than 300 international journal and conference papers. He is the technical program chair of ICOCN 2003 and committee members and international advisor of many international conferences. His research interests are concerned with optical communications, nonlinear waveguide modelling, fibre gratings and WDM communication systems.

Prof. Maode Ma
Associate Professor
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

Academic Qualifications:
· Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK
· Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communication Society
· IEEE Senior Member of IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Education Society and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
· Chair of IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter
· Member of the Executive Committee of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, Singapore Chapter
· Ph. D of Compyter Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, November 1999.
· Master of Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R. China, April 1991.
· Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, July 1982.

Dr. Maode Ma received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including wireless networking and network security. He has led and/or participated 18 research projects funded by government, industry, military and universities in various countries. He has been a general chair, technical symposium chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, publicity chair and session chair for more than 60 international conferences. He has been a member of the technical program committees for more than 150 international conferences. Dr. Ma has more than 250 international academic publications including more than 110 journal papers and over140 conference papers. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Network and Computer Applications, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and International Journal of Communication Systems. He had been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Ma is a Fellow of IET and a senior member of IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Education Society. He is the Chair of the IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter. He is serving as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer.

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