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Welcome to ICWOC | 2024年第12届智能计算与无线光通信国际会议

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Keynote Speakers


King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Boon S. Ooi (FNAI, FIEEE, FOSA, FSPIE and FInstP) is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at KAUST. He was Director of KACST-Technology Innovation Center at KAUST from 2012-2020. His research interests include high-speed optoelectronics and optical wireless communications. To date, he has trained 38 PhD students and 17 postdocs, and placed them in top places in academia, industry, and government all over the world. He is an inventor of 41 issued US Patents and the recipient of the following selected awards: the OSA/OSK Sang Soo Lee Award (OSA/OPTICA, 2024), the Khalifa International Award (UAE, 2023), the International Date Palm Innovation Prize (KSA, 2022), the PIFI Distinguished Scientist Award (CAS-China, 2021), as well as many paper awards. He served as Associate Editor of the Optics Express, Senior Editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal, and Chair/Co-chair/TPC of OFC, CLEO, IPC, ISLC, and IEDM. He is currently serving or has served on the IEEE Fellow Committee, the SPIE Fellow Selection Committee, and the IEEE Women in Photonics Award Committee. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

Speech Title: Gbps Laser-based underwater wireless optical communication

Abstract: The ocean is key to human survival, providing natural resources, most of the global oxygen supply, and economic development through mineral, gas, and oil deposits. Although the sea is primarily considered a silent world, it is abundant with the natural sounds of marine life communication and geological processes. Human activities, especially active sonars, water polluting, shipping traffic, and underwater vehicles, have significantly affected the aquatic ecosystem and environment. In this talk, recent development and advances in underwater wireless optical communication will be presented. I will focus my discussion on optoelectronic device and system challenges facing long distance, multiple-Gbps underwater wireless optical communication. The future perspective of the underwater photonics will also be discussed.


Peter Chong, IET Fellow
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Professor Peter Han Joo Chong is the Associate Head of School (Research) at the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Between 2016 and 2021, he was the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at AUT. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2000. He has visited Tohoku University, Japan, as a Visiting Scientist in 2010 and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, between 2011 and 2012. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, CUHK. He is an Honorary Professor at Amity University, India. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), UK. Prof. Chong is listed in the World's Top 2% Scientists published by Stanford University in 2022.

Before joining AUT in 2016, Professor Chong was an Associate Professor (tenured) from July 2009 to April 2016 and Assistant Professor from May 2002 to June 2009 at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Between 2011 and 2013, he was the Assistant Head of Division of Communication Engineering. Between 2013 and 2016, he was the Director of Infinitus, Centre for Infocomm Technology. He was the recipient of ‘EEE Teaching Excellence Award’ and ‘Nanyang Award Excellence in Teaching’ in 2010, and ‘Nanyang Education Award (College)’ in 2015. In 2015, he became a Fellow of the Teaching Excellence Academy in NTU. From February 2001 to May 2002, he was with the Radio Communications Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Between July 2000 and January 2001, he worked in the Advanced Networks Division at Agilent Technologies Canada Inc., Canada. He co-founded P2 Wireless Technology in Hong Kong in 2009 and Zyetric Technologies in Hong Kong, New Zealand and US in 2017.

His current research projects focus on machine learning techniques applied to vehicular networks. He has been developing techniques of deep reinforcement learning (DRL)-based resource management for future 5G-V2X networks. His research interests are in the areas of wireless/mobile communications systems including radio resource management, multiple access, MANETs/VANETs, green radio networks and 5G-V2X networks. He has published over 300 journal and conference papers, 2 edited books, 13 book chapters and 4 US patents in the relevant areas.



Zhengyuan Xu (徐正元)
University of Science and Technology of China, China


Zhengyuan Xu (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He was a Tenured Full Professor with the University of California at Riverside and later with Tsinghua University, before he joined the University of Science and Technology of China. He was the Founding Director of the multi-campus Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light, University of California, and the Founding Director of Wireless-Optical Communications Key Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Distinguished Expert and the Chief Scientist of the National Key Basic Research Program of China. He has published over 400 international journal and conference papers, and coauthored a book titled Visible Light Communications: Modulation and Signal Processing which has been selected by IEEE Series on Digital and Mobile Communication and published by Wiley-IEEE Press. His research focuses on Petahertz communications, optical wireless communications, mobile networking, artificial intelligence, wireless big data, sensing, ranging, and localization. He has been on the Elsevier annual list of Most Cited Chinese Researchers since 2014. He has served as an Associate Editor for different IEEE/OSA journals and was a Founding Co-Chair of IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications in 2010.




Liang Xia

China Mobile Research Institute, China

Liang Xia received the M.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering in 2008 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a technical manager in the Future Research Laboratory, China Mobile Research Institute. He is in charge of research and verification of 6G wireless technologies including millimetre-wave, THz, visible light communication and networking.