Plenary Talk Speakers


Prof. Xiaohu Tang, Changjiang Distinguished Professorship
Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Xiaohu Tang received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics from Northwest Polytechnic University, Xian, China, in 1992, the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, in 2001. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Visiting Professor with the University of Ulm, Germany. Since 2001, he has been with the School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include coding theory, network security, distributed storage, and information processing for big data. He was a recipient of the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, China, in 2003, the Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany, in 2007, and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award by NSFC, China, in 2013. He has served as an Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY and IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals. He has served on a number of technical program committees of conferences.


Prof. Pingyi Fan,
Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Pingyi Fan is a professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University. He received Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University in 1994. From 1997 to 1999, he visited the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Delaware in the United States. He also visited many universities and research institutes in the United States, Europe, Japan, China Hong Kong and Singapore. He has obtained many research grants, including national 973 Project, 863 Project, mobile special project and the key R&D program, national natural funds and international cooperation projects. He has published more than 190 SCI papers (more than 130 IEEE journals), and 4 academic books. He also applied for more than 30 national invention patents, 5 international patents and. He won seven best paper awards of international conferences, including IEEE ICC2020 and Globecom 2014, and received the best paper award of IEEE TAOS Technical Committee in 2020, the excellent editor award of IEEE TWC (2009), etc. He has served as the editorial board member of several Journals, including IEEE and MDPI. He is currently the editorial board member of Open Journal of Mathematical Sciences, the deputy director of China Information Theory society, the co-chair of China's 6G-ANA TG4, and the chairman of Network and Communication Technology Committee of IEEE ChinaSIP. His current research interests are in 6G wireless communication network and machine learning, semantic information theory and generalized information theory, big data processing theory, intelligent network and system detection, etc.


Prof. Pei Xiao, 
University of Surrey, UK

Pei Xiao is a Professor of Wireless Communications at the Institute for Communication Systems, home of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey. He is the technical manager of 5GIC, leading the research team in the new physical layer work area, and coordinating/supervising research activities across all the work areas within 5GIC ( Prior to this, he worked at Newcastle University and Queens University Belfast. He also held positions at Nokia Networks in Finland. He has published extensively in the fields of communication theory, RF and antenna design, signal processing for wireless communications, and is an inventor on over 10 recent 5GIC patents addressing bottleneck problems in 5G systems. (


Prof. Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali ,
University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, USA

I am an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. From 2007 to 2008, I was with the Wireless Technology Laboratories, Nortel Networks, Ottawa, ON, Canada. From 2008 to 2010, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley. From Sept. 2010 to Sept. 2020, I was a Communication Research Scientist at Nokia Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, USA. I am a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2015, the IEEE Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2016, IEEE International Conference on Communications Best Paper Award in 2014. I am an IEEE Fellow, class of 2024, “for contributions to information theory for interference management, coded caching, and computing”. I also served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2019-2022 and a lead editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory. I am currently a member of the award committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society.


Ms. Yuan Gao, ZTE Senior manager of standard integration in the Wireless Standardization Team,
ZTE Corporation, China

Yuan Gao is the Senior manager of standard integration in the Wireless Standardization Team, ZTE Corporation, focusing on technology research, standardization and application in verticals. She and her team is responsible for standardization related activities in the GSA, 3GPP PCG/OP, RAN Plenary and RAN2 meetings and mainly focuses on NTN, XR, SDT, RAN slicing, RedCap, Network energy saving, SON/MDT, QoE techniques and the applications in verticals. As a member of IMT-2030 promotion group, she participated in the 5G technology application scenario analysis project, the 5G business model research project and the 6G Drivers analysis project. She also cooperates with universities in developing ICT standardization curriculum to popularize standardization education. She holds many international patents or patent applications. She served as invited speakers for many domestic and international events.