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Biographies

Editor-in-Chief

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Jian Song
Tsinghua University

Dr. Jian Song received his B. Eng and PhD degrees from Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He is now professor of the Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University. He is also the Director of DTV Technology R&D Center which is one of the major technical contributors for the Chinese digital terrestrial television broadcasting standard.

Dr. Song is very active in serving the community, and has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Broadcasting since 2010 and the member of BTS Administration Committee member since 2011. He also has great involvement with International Telecommunication Union, and became WP 6A vice chairman in 2012.

Dr. Song’s current research interest is in the digital broadcasting, network convergence, and the integrated system of visible light and powerline communications. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the aforementioned areas.

Dr. Song is Fellow of IEEE, IET, and CIE, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries since March 2017.


Associate Editors-in-Chief

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Rajkumar Buyya
University of Melbourne

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 525 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=109, g-index=230, 58,300+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing."A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Recently, Dr. Buyya is recognized as "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters.

Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medal for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com.


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Jun Kyun Choi
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Prof. Jun Kyun Choi received the B.Sc. (Eng.) from Seoul National University in electronics engineering, Seoul, Korea in 1982, and M.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D degree in 1985 and 1988, respectively, in electronics engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

From June 1986 until December 1997, he was with the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI). In January 1998, he joined the Information and Communications University (ICU), Daejeon, Korea as Professor. At year 2009, he moves to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as Professor. From August 2011 to 2014, he worked for IT Convergence Center under KAIST Institute as Director. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, the executive member of The Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea (IEEK), Editor Board of Member of Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS), Life member of Korea Institute of Communication Science (KICS). His research interests are concerned with broadband network architecture and IPTV technologies particular emphasis on performance and protocol problems. Secondary interests include the international standard activities on broadband network architecture and protocol with mobility support.

Dr. Choi was an active member of ITU-T Study Group 13 as a Rapporteur or Editor from January 1993 on the ATM, MPLS, and NGN issues. He is Head of Korean Delegation (1993 - 2010) and the working group chairman of IPTV Focus Group (year 2006 – 2007). He had submitted more than 500 contributions at ITU-T and more than 50 drafts on IETF.


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Xiaolan Fu
University of Oxford

Xiaolan Fu is Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. She was President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and CEA (UK) (2010-2011). In 2015 and 2016 she was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Ten-Member High Level Advisory Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism and to the Governing Council of the UN's Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. Her recent books include China's Path to Innovation, China’s Role in Global Economic Recovery, and The Rise of Technological Power in the South. Her papers appeared widely in leading international journals. She received the European Commission Gate2Growth Academic Network 2005 ‘European Best Paper’ Award. She currently leads an ESRC/DFID funded project on The Diffusion of Innovation in Low Income Countries and an EC FP7 funded project on MNEs and Development. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Fudan University.
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Urs Gasser
Harvard University

Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues and the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age. Current projects – several involving the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, which he helped to incubate – focus on the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular interest in privacy and security issues and the broader implications of these technologies, including questions of agency and autonomy. As a longer term research interest, he studies the patterns of interaction between law and innovation, and innovation with the legal system in the digital age.

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Alison Gillwald
Research ICT Africa

Alison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA) an African digital policy and regulatory think-tank that works across 20 African countries. As adjunct- professor at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development, Policy and Practice she supervises transdisciplinary doctoral students. A former regulator she was appointed to the founding Council of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA) in 1997 having headed the policy department at the first broadcasting regulator, the Independent Broadcasting Authority established in 1994. She also served as chairperson of the South African National Digital Migration Advisory Body; the board of the public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation; and as deputy-chairperson of the National Broadband Advisory Council. She has worked extensively with policy makers, regulators and multilateral agencies such as the ITU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and served on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President’s Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation.

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Terry Kramer
University of California, Los Angeles 

Terry has a 30 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 30 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Officer and Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone's venture capital activities. Terry also sat on the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group Plc.

In June 2012, Terry received an appointment by President Obama to serve as Ambassador, Head of U.S. Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications which. This 100 person delegation comprised of members of U.S. Government, industry and civil society, formulated and communicated the U.S. policy regarding the criticality of a free and open internet, the criticality of inclusive, multi stakeholder governance, the need to proactively address cybersecurity threats and the need for liberalized, open markets which encourage accelerated broadband access globally.

Terry is currently a full time Adjunct Professor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching two courses—a foundational technology management course covering the impact of disruptive innovation on products, services, markets and competition and another course on the evolution and innovation in the global mobile communications industry and promising areas of innovation. Terry is also a Faculty Advisor in the Global Access Program and Strategic Management Research Programs. From 2011-13, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.

Terry sits on the Boards/Advisory Boards of TeleSign, TangoCard, RapidSOS and TextPert and also sits on the Boards of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, UCLA Economics Department Board of Visitors and Larkin Street Youth Services.

Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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Mostafa Hashem Sherif
AT&T 

A Principal Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T. He received a B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications and an M .Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 1972 and 1975 respectively, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980. In 1996, he obtained a Masters of Science in the Management of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He is a senior member of the IEEE.




Guest Editors

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Antoine Bigomokero Bagula
University of Western Cape

Professor Bagula obtained his doctoral degree from the KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He held lecturing positions at Stellenbosch University (SUN) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) before joining the Computer Science department of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in January 2014. Since 20016, Professor Bagula has consulted for the UNESCO, the World Bank and other international organizations on different communication networking projects. Professor Bagula has been actively involved in the training activities on wireless sensor networks and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in Africa for the last 10 years and recently co-authored the “IoT in 5 Days” book with colleagues from the ICTP and the Industry. Prof Bagula has been on the technical program committees of more than 70 international conferences and on the editorial board of international journals. He has also co-chaired international conferences in the field of communication networks and ICT. Professor Bagula has authored/co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed conferences, journals, and book chapters. Professor Bagula's current research interest lies in the communication and information technology with a specific focus on the Internet-of-Things, Cloud Computing, and Big Data Analytics and Technologies.
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Loreto Bravo
Universidad del Desarollo

Dr. Loreto Bravo is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Data Science Institute (sponsored by Telefónica R&D). She received her Engineering Degree in 2000 from the P. Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carleton University in Canada (2007). Dr. Bravo was a research fellow of the Database Group at University of Edinburgh from 2007 to 2008. She has served as PC member of international conferences such as VLDB and EDBT, and reviewed articles for VLDBJ, TODS and TKDE among others. Her research interests include data analytics, data integration, data cleaning, and management of incomplete and inconsistent data.
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Urs Gasser
Harvard University

Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues and the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age. Current projects – several involving the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, which he helped to incubate – focus on the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular interest in privacy and security issues and the broader implications of these technologies, including questions of agency and autonomy. As a longer term research interest, he studies the patterns of interaction between law and innovation, and innovation with the legal system in the digital age.
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Larry Holder
Washington State University

Dr. Larry Holder is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and smart environments. He has over 200 publications in these areas, and has led several related research projects funded by DOD, DHS, NASA and NSF. Dr. Holder is director of the WSU Smart Environments Research Center and co-director of the WSU Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is an associate editor for the journals IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Computing, Intelligent Data Analysis, and Social Network Mining. Dr. Holder received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE.
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Kazuo Sugiyama
NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Kazuo SUGIYAMA is the General Manager of Core Network Development Department, which department is developing for all of core network nodes and its operation system in the DOCOCMO’s commercial mobile network.

He as the head of this department is managing all projects since October in 2014.

He developed VoLTE Roaming system as the first world operator of providing bi-direction roaming with Korean mobile operator, KT in October 2015. He launched the first NFV/SDN system, virtual-EPC (vEPC) which realized by multi-vender’s configuration, to DOCOMO’s commercial network in March 2016 as the first world operator. And he is working on applying NFV/SDN technologies to all of core network nodes in DOCOMO mobile network.

He is also considering of systems and architectures of the next generation mobile core network, that are 5G, IoT, and future mobile networks.

He received a Bachelor and a Master degree from Waseda University in 1988 and 1990 respectively.

He joined NTT in 1990 and moved to NTT DOCOMO, which was established in 1992.

Since joining NTT, he has get engaged in several development projects, that are PDC system which was the second generation mobile system in Japan, PDC-P which was a mobile packet communication system on PDC, i-mode which was mobile Internet system in DOCOMO, and W-CDMA which is the third generation mobile system, and LTE which is the fourth generation mobile system.
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Daniel Zeng
University of Arizona

Dr. Daniel Zeng is Gentile Family Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona and a research professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial administration from a joint program between the Graduate School of Industrial Administration and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the B.S. degree in economics and operations research from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He is a Fellow of IEEE. His research interests include intelligence and security informatics, infectious disease informatics, social computing, recommender systems, software agents, spatial-temporal data analysis, and business analytics. He has published one monograph and more than 330 peer-reviewed articles. He currently serves as President of the IEEE ITS Society (2016-2017) and editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems (2013-2016). Zeng’s research has been mainly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Ministry of Health of China.




Outreach Chairman

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Stephen Ibaraki
International Federation for Information Processing

With more than 100 executive roles, lifetime achievement awards and recognitions, a few of Stephen Ibaraki's positions include: co-chair Practitioner Board Association for Computing Machinery; founding chair Global Industry Council and vice-chair board IP3 International Federation for Information Processing; top 5 blogger IDG-IT World (Canada); founding managing partner REDDS Venture Investment Partners; keynote at the International Conference on Software Engineering (Austin USA); founding chair Technology Advisory Council Financial Services Roundtable FinTech Ideas Festival (FSR: 91.7 trillion managed assets, 1.2 trillion annual revenue); invited board advisor within the IEEE divisions. There is more information as nominated founding fellow, past board chair and president government-chartered Canadian Information Processing Society at http://www.cips.ca/stephen-ibaraki.