Address: Room 211, New building, of Control Science and Engineering
Time: 14:00, April.15
Topic: The research activities in Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University.
Speaker: Kato Nei
Tohoku University, Japan
Topic: The Value of State Awareness in A Changing World: Tackling Dynamics in Wireless Networks and Smart Grids
Speaker: Junshan Zhang,
Arizona State University, USA
Topic: Geometrical Probability and Wireless Networks
Speaker: Jianping Pan
University of Victoria, Canada
short bio of the spearkers:
Nei Kato received his M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He joined Computer Center of Tohoku University at 1991, and has been a full professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences since 2003. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, image processing and neural networks. He has published more than 200 papers in journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
Nei Kato currently serves as the chair of IEEE Satellite and Space Communications TC, the secretary of IEEE Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks TC, the vice chair of IEICE Satellite Communications TC, a technical editor of IEEE Wireless Communications(2006~), an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications(2008~), an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology(2009~). He served as a co-guest-editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine SI on “Wireless Communications for E-healthcare”, a symposium co-chair of GLOBECOM’07, ICC’10, ICC’11, ChinaCom’08, ChinaCom’09, and WCNC2010-2011 TPC Vice Chair.
His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), and best paper awards from many prestigious international conferences such as IEEE GLEBECOM, IWCMC, etc.
Besides his academic activities, he also serves as a member on the expert committee of Telecommunications Council, the special commissioner of Telecommunications Business Dispute Settlement Commission, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan, and as the chairperson of ITU-R SG4, Japan. Nei Kato is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and a senior member of IEEE.
Junshan Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from the School of ECE at Purdue University in 2000. He joined the EE Department at Arizona State University in August 2000, where he has been Professor since 2010. His research interests include network optimization/control, cyber-physical systems, stochastic analysis, and complex network dynamics. He is a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2005 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2003. He co-authored a paper that won IEEE ICC 2008 best paper award, and one of his papers was selected as the Runner-up for the INFOCOM 2009 Best Paper Award. He was general chair for Communication Theory Workshop 2007, and he will be TPC co-chair for INFOCOM 2012.
Jianping Pan is currently an associate professor of computer science at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He received his Bachelor's and PhD degrees in computer science from Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, and he did his postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also worked at Fujitsu Labs and NTT Labs. His area of specialization is computer networks and distributed systems, and his current research interests include protocols for advanced networking, performance analysis of networked systems, and applied network security. He is a senior member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.