Plenary Speakers

Monday, 16 May: Prof. Zhu HAN (GAMECOMM)

Monday, 16 May: Prof. Anthony Paul QUINN (NCMIP)

Tuesday, 17 May: Prof. Roberto TEMPO

Wednesday, 18 May: Prof. Jeff S. SHAMMA

Thursday, 19 May: Prof. Tamer BASAR

Thursday, 19 May: Prof. Iddo ELIAZAR

Friday, 20 May: Prof. Vincent POOR (SECURENETS)

Friday, 20 May: Prof. Matthieu Bloch (SECURENETS)

Prof. Hann

Prof. Zhu Han
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston.
Monday, 16 May. (Gamecomm)


Zhu Han received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, and security. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient 2010. Dr. Han has 2 best paper awards (ICC09 and Wiopt 09), and 4 NSF awards plus one DoD award.

Prof. Quinn

Prof. Anthony Paul QUINN
Professor at the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Dept.
Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin

Monday, 16 May. (NCMIP)

Anthony Quinn is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He completed a degree in electronic engineering at University College Dublin in 1988, and a PhD in the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in 1992. Since 1993, he has lectured in signal processing and communication theory at Trinity, and was honoured with Fellowship there in 2008. He specializes in Bayesian methodology for signal processing, with particular interest in fundamental topics such as Ockham regularization, prior elicitation, and distributional approximation. He is particularly interested in the design of non-stochastic online schemes for Bayesian computation. He has written many articles on these topics, and a book on the variational Bayes approximation in signal processing (Springer, 2006). He held a visiting professor position at the State University of New York (1997), and was invited researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, in 2004-5. He has also held invited professor positions at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, in 2009, and again in 2010-11. Recent lecture invitations include the French aerospace agency (ONERA), and a course on Bayesian signal processing at Lennart Ljung's department in Linköping University, Sweden. He has secured personal funding of about EUR 700,000 for his research programmes to date. In June 2011, he will chair the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) in Dublin.

Prof. Roberto Tempo

Prof. Roberto TEMPO
Director of Research

Tuesday, 17 May. (VALUETOOLS)


Roberto Tempo was born in Cuorgne', Italy, in 1956. In 1980 he graduated in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. After a period spent at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) at the research institute IEIIT, Torino, where he is a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering since 1991. He has held visiting and research positions at Kyoto University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, German Aerospace Research Organization in Oberpfaffenhofen and Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Tempo's research activities are mainly focused on complex systems with uncertainty, and related applications. On these topics he has given plenary and semi-plenary lectures at various conferences and workshops, including the European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, 2007 and the Robust Control Workshop, Delft, The Netherlands, 2005. He has been an invited speaker at the NATO Lecture Series on "Advanced Autonomous Formation Control and UAV Applications", University of Strathclyde, UK, University of Pamplona, Spain and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 2008.

Dr. Tempo is author or co-author of more than 150 research papers published in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book "Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems", Springer-Verlag, London, 2005. He is a recipient of the "Outstanding Paper Prize Award" from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for a paper published in Automatica, and of the "Distinguished Member Award" from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for "Contributions to Robust Identification and Control of Uncertain Systems" and a Fellow of the IFAC for Contributions to the Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, for Pioneering the Probabilistic Approach to Robustness.

Dr. Tempo is an Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Automatica. He has been Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2005-2009. He has served as member of the program committee of several IEEE, IEE, IFAC and EUCA (European Union Control Association) conferences, and as Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005. He has been Vice-President for Conference Activities of the IEEE Control Systems S ociety during the period 2002-2003 and a member of the EUCA Council in 1998-2003.

He is currently President of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

Prof. Jeff Shamma

Prof. Jeff S. Shamma
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Controls

Wednesday, 18 May. (VALUETOOLS)


Jeff Shamma's research interest is feedback control and systems theory. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1983 and a PhD in Systems Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. He has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; University of Texas, Austin; and University of California, Los Angeles; and visiting positions at Caltech and MIT. In 2007, Jeff returned to Georgia Tech where he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control.

He is a recipient of the NSF Young Investigator Award (1992) and the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award (1996), and a Fellow of the IEEE (2006). He is currently serving on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B.

Prof. Tamer Basar

Prof. Tamer Basar
Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, 19 May. (VALUETOOLS)


Tamer Basar was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 19, 1946. He received B.S.E.E. degree from Robert College, Istanbul, in 1969, and M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and applied science from Yale University, in 1970, 1971 and 1972, respectively. After stints at Harvard University, Marmara Research Institute (Gebze, Turkey), and Bogazici University (Istanbul), he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1981, where he is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and holds the positions of Swanlund Endowed Chair, Center for Advanced Study Professor, Research Professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Research Professor with the Information Trust Institute. He has spent sabbatical years at Twente University of Technology (the Netherlands; 1978-79), and INRIA (France; 1987-88, 1994-95).

Dr. Basar has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and over 300 conference publications in the general areas of optimal, robust, and adaptive control; large-scale and decentralized systems and control; dynamic games; stochastic control; estimation theory; stochastic processes; information theory; communication systems and networks; security and trust; and mathematical economics. He is co-author of the text Dynamic Noncooperative Game Theory (Academic Press, 1982; second edition, 1995; latest edition in SIAM Series in Classics in Applied Mathematics, 1999), editor of the volume Dynamic Games and Applications in Economics (Springer-Verlag, 1986), co-editor of Differential Games and Applications (Springer-Verlag, 1988), co-editor of Advances in Dynamic Games and Applications (Birkhauser, 1994), co-author of the text H-infinity Optimal Control and Related Minimax Design Problems (Birkhauser, 1991; second edition, 1995), Editor of the centennial volume Control Theory: Twenty-Five Seminal Papers (1932-1981) (IEEE Press, 2001), and co-author of the forthcoming book Network Security: A Decision and Game Theoretic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2011 (in production; pre-publication copy can be accessed at the site). His current research interests include stochastic teams and games; routing, pricing, and congestion control in communication networks; control over wired and wireless networks; mobile and distributed computing; risk-sensitive estimation and control; and game-theoretic approaches to security in computer networks, including intrusion detection and response.

Tamer Basar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (of the USA), and also carries memberships in several scientific organizations, among which are SIAM, SEDC (Society for Economic Dynamics and Control), ISDG (International Society of Dynamic Games), GTS (Game Theory Society), AMS (American Mathematical Society), European Academy of Sciences, and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 1983, and has served its Control Systems Society in various capacities, among which are: Past President (2001), President (2000), President-Elect (1999), Vice-President for Financial Affairs (1998), Vice-President for Publications (1997), the Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence for its Transactions on Automatic Control (1992-1994), and as the general chairman (1992) and program chairman (1989) of its flagship conference (Conference on Decision and Control). He has also been active in IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), in the organization of several workshops and symposia, and as Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal Automatica Automatica, from 1992 until 2003, and since 2004 as Editor-in-Chief and Chair of its editorial board. During the period 1990-1994, he was the President of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG) , and is currently the Series Editor of the Annals of ISDG (published by Birkhauser), the Series Editor of Systems & Control: Foundations and Applications (published by Birkhauser), and Honorary Editor of Applied and Computational Mathematics. He is also a subject editor of Wireless Networks and an associate editor of Systems and Control Letters, and is on the editorial and advisory boards of a number of other international journals. Currently, he is also the President of the American Automatic Control Council (2010-2011). Among some of the recent honors and awards he has received are (in reverse chronological order): Isaacs Award of ISDG (2010); Honorary Professorship from Northeastern University, Shenyang (2008); Swanlund Endowed Chair at UIUC (2007), Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Dogus University, Istanbul (2007), Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award of the American Automatic Control Council (2006), Giorgio Quazza Medal of IFAC (2005), Outstanding Service Award of IFAC (2005), IFAC Fellow (2005), Center for Advanced Study Professorship at UIUC (2005), Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2004), Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award of the College of Engineering of UIUC (2004), election to the National Academy of Engineering (of the USA) (2000), IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Distinguished Professorship at UIUC (1998), Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (1995) and Distinguished Member Award (1993) of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and Medal of Science of Turkey (1993).

Prof. Iddo Eliazar

Prof. Iddo Eliazar
Professor of Mathematics and Operations Research
Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Thursday, 19 May. (VALUETOOLS)


Iddo Eliazar is a Professor of Mathematics and Operations Research at the Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. Iddo is a graduate of Tel Aviv University holding a BSc degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Statistics, an MSc degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Operations Research (under the supervision of Professor Uri Yechiali), and a PhD degree in Probability Theory (under the supervision of Professors Uri Yechiali and Robert Liptser). Iddo held postdoctoral positions at Cambridge University and at the Technion, and faculty positions at Tel Aviv University and at Bar Ilan University.

Iddo is the recipient of the BSc Nimrod Lapid prize (1992), the MSc Nimrod Lapid prize (1994), the PhD Wolf prize (1997), the PhD Blecher prize (1998), and the HIT award for excellence in research (2009, 2010). Iddo organized and co-organized several national and international conferences on Operations Research and Statistical Physics, and served as the Academic Secretary of the Israeli Operations Research Society (2006-2008).

Iddo's research is in the fields of Operations Research, Stochastic Modeling, and Statistical Physics. In recent years a key theme in Iddo's research is the exploration of fractal phenomena in the context of random processes, a topic on which he published over 35 scientific research papers.

Prof. Vincent Poor

Prof. Vincent POOR
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. 1977, Princeton University

Friday, 20 May 2011. (SECURENETS)


In addition to his role as dean, H. Vincent Poor (Ph.D. in EECS, Princeton, 1977) is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, where his interests lie in the areas of statistical signal processing and stochastic analysis, and their applications in wireless networking, finance and related fields. He is also affiliated with Princeton's Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics and its Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. From 1977 until joining the Princeton faculty in 1990, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also held visiting appointments at a number of universities and research institutions in the USA and abroad, including recently Imperial College (London), Stanford and Harvard.

Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Optical Society of America, and other scientific and technical organizations. He has served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and currently as Chair of Section 7 (Electronics) of the NAE. In 2005 he received the IEEE Education Medal, and in 2008 he was named an Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2007 Marconi Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Communications S ociety, the 2007 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2008 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Information Theory. He has also recently received Best Paper Awards at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications (Beijing) and at the 2008 IEEE Global Communications Conference (New Orleans).

Prof. M. Bloch

Prof. Matthieu Bloch
Assistant Professor
Unité Mixte Internationale - 2958 Georgia Tech - CNRS
Georgia Tech Lorraine, Office 214
57070 Metz, France

Friday, 20 May 2011. (SECURENETS)


Matthieu Bloch received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvettes, France, the M.S.E.E. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2003, the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon, France, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008.

In 2008-2009, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA. Since July 2009, Dr. Bloch has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is currently an Assistant Professor based at the Georgia Tech Lorraine campus, Metz, France. His research interests are in the areas of information theory, error-control coding, wireless communications, and cryptography.

Dr. Bloch currently serves as the Chair of the Online Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He is the Co-Chair of the ICC 2011 Workshop on Physical-Layer Security and the co-author of Physical-Layer Security: From Information Theory to Security Engineering, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in July 2011.