Keynote Speakers

Prof. Shugong Xu, IEEE Fellow
Shanghai University, China

Shugong Xu is an IEEE Fellow,a specially-appointed professor at Shanghai University, head of the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Communication and Data Science (SICS). In his 20+ years career in research (over 15 years in industrial research labs), he had over 40 issued US/WO/CN patents and published more than 140 peer-reviewed research papers. He was awarded "National Innovation Leadership Talent" from China government in 2013, IEEE Fellow in 2015. Shugong also won 2017 Award for Advances in Communication from IEEE Communication Society. His current research interests include V2X, wireless communication systems, and machine learning etc.


Prof. Ce Zhu, IEEE Fellow
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Ce ZHU is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China, where he leads the Lab of Advanced Visual Communications & Computing as the Founding Director. He was with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for 14 years from 1998 to 2012, where he was a Research Fellow, a Program Manager, an Assistant Professor and then promoted to an Associate Professor in 2005. He also held visiting positions at Queen Mary University of London (UK) in 2008, and Nagoya University (Japan) in 2011. Before that, he pursued postdoctoral research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1995, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and the University of Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 1998. He received the B.S. degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 1989, and the M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, all in electronic and information engineering.

His research interest lies in the general areas of visual information processing, multimedia signal processing and systems, specializing in image/video coding and communications, 3D video, visual analysis, perception and applications. He has authored or co-authored 240+ publications receiving 5500+ citations in Google Scholar. As a lead editor, he has edited three books and contributed four book chapters. His recently co-authored book entitled “Tensor Computation for Data Analysis” (Springer) is pending publication. He has filed 70+ patents (40+ granted and 5 transferred). He has also contributed 70+ proposals (30+ adopted) to the JVET, JCT-3V, MPEG IVC, and AVS2 standardizations (mainly on encoding optimization, with proposed techniques adopted in the standard reference software). He has been a Principal Investigator for a number of R&D projects (funded by government and industry) on image/video coding, communications and processing.

He has served on the editorial boards of eight journals, including as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, an Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2012-2015), an Area Editor of Signal Processing: Image Communication(Elsevier), an Associate Editor of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing(Elsevier), and an Associate Editor of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing(Springer), and an Editorial Board Member of Multimedia Tools and Applications(Springer). He also served as a Guest Editor in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. He has served a number of international conferences, including IEEE BMSB 2021 as a General Chair, and IEEE ICME 2017 as a Technical Program Chair at which he received the Outstanding Leadership Award. He also served as a member of the IEEE ICME Steering Committee (2019-2020). He has given three-hour tutorials at international conferences, including at the IEEE ISCAS 2015, IEEE VCIP 2014, PCM 2014, and has also been invited to deliver keynote speeches at a dozen of international conferences.

He is a Co-Chair of the Interest Group of Multimedia Processing for Communications (MPCIG) of Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC), IEEE ComSoc, and a Chair of Special Interest Group on Big Multimedia of Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing, IEEE CS. He was an elected member of the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC, 2015-2020), the Chair of Webmaster Subcommittee of MMSP-TC, IEEE SPS, and an elected member of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee (MSA-TC, 2004-2012, 2015-2023), IEEE CASS.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2017, “for contributions to video coding and communications”), and a Fellow of the IET (2014). He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of CASS (2019-2020) and of BTS (2012- ), and He was a Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2019-2020) and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (2012-2019). He is also an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2021-2022). He has received two best paper awards (IEEE BMSB 2014, IIH-MSP 2013), a best paper runner up award (IEEE ICME 2020), and three best student paper awards (IEEE BMSB 2018, IEEE ICME 2017, MobiMedia 2011). He was ranked among the Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively, by Elsevier (in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering).


Prof. Inkyu Lee, IEEE Fellow,
Korea University, Korea

Inkyu Lee received the B.S. degree (Hons.) in control and instrumentation engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 2002, he was a member of the Technical Staff with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, where he studied high-speed wireless system designs. Since 2002, he has been with Korea University, Seoul, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering. He has also served as the Department Head for the School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, from 2019 to 2021. In 2009, he was a Visiting Professor with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. He has authored or coauthored more than 190 journal articles in IEEE publications and holds 30 U.S. patents granted or pending. His research interests include digital communications, signal processing, and coding techniques applied for next-generation wireless systems. Dr. Lee was a recipient of the IT Young Engineer Award at the IEEE/IEEK Joint Award in 2006, the Best Paper Award at the Asia–Pacific Conference on Communications in 2006, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in 2009, the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems in 2013, the Best Research Award from the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences in 2011, the Best Young Engineer Award from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2013, and the Korea Engineering Award from the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2017. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS from 2001 to 2011 and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2007 to 2011. In addition, he was a Chief Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (Special Issue on 4G Wireless Systems) in 2006. He currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Communications and Networks. He has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2015, and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE and an IEEE Fellow.


Prof. Guoqiang Mao, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
Xidian University, China

Guoqiang Mao (S'98-M'02-SM'08-F'18) is a Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Research Institute of Smart Transportation at Xidian University. Before that he was with University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. He has published over 200 papers in international conferences and journals that have been cited more than 10,000 times. He is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (since 2018), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2014-2019), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2010-2020) and received “Top Editor” award for outstanding contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2011, 2014 and 2015. He was a co-chair of IEEE Intelligent Transport Systems Society Technical Committee on Communication Networks. He has served as a chair, co-chair and TPC member in a number of international conferences. He is a Fellow of IET. His research interest includes intelligent transport systems, Internet of Things, wireless localization techniques, wireless sensor networks, and applied graph theory and its applications in telecommunications.






Prof. Xiaojun Yuan,
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Xiaojun Yuan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a research fellow at the Department of Electronic Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong. He was also a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Hawaii at Manoa in spring and summer 2009, as well as in the same period of 2010. From 2011 to 2014, he was a research assistant professor with the Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2017, he was an assistant professor with the School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. He is now a state-specially-recruited professor with the Center for Intelligent Networking and Communications, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

His research interests cover a broad range of signal processing, machine learning, and wireless communications, including but not limited to multi-antenna and cooperative communications, sparse and structured signal recovery, Bayesian approximate inference, network coding, etc. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers in the leading international journals and conferences in the related areas. He has served on a number of technical programs for international conferences. He is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017, and also an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2018. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, and also a co-recipient of the Best Journal Paper Award of IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC) 2017.