Alok Srivastava, Microsoft, USA

Alok Srivastava is working as CTO for ISV practice at Microsoft Corporation. As CTO, he is responsible for working with Microsoft partners to help them design and architect their products for scale performance while taking advantage of emerging technology trends. As ISV CTO he makes sure that ISV consulting team is ready to tackle emerging technologies before they become main stream. Keeping track of technical evolutions, assessing its impact on current partner products and guiding ISV business team to be ready for business impacts is also part of his responsibilities. Before becoming CTO, Alok worked as technology and business advisor to a number of Microsoft ISV partners enabling them to bring successful products to their respective markets. Alok has worked with advance technology companies building future medical device, medical information management systems, hospital management systems, POS solutions, insurance processing solutions, trade management systems, security software providers and many others.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked for Sybase and Oracle Corporation, leading product development and R&D teams. His played a key role in distributed replication management systems, database extensibility, multi-media management in relational databases, location based services, formalization of web services, service-oriented architecture and collaboration platform. Alok worked as CTO with his startup focusing on sales process optimization and automation.

David G. Belanger, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. David Belanger is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology. In this role he continues his work in Big Data Technology, Applications, and Governance. He also teaches and helps lead in the Business Intelligence & Analysis MasterDegreeprogram and the Center for Big Data Innovation. In addition, he is involved in consulting related to Big Data in areas such as Health Care, security, and Networking. He was Chief Scientist of AT&T Labs, and Vice President: Information, Software, & Systems Research at AT&T Labs, and creator of the AT&T InfoLab, an early participant in “Big Data” research and practice.

Dave joined Bell Laboratories in 1979. He has led research in software systems and engineering, information mining, information visualization, and development in very large scale data systems. He built the Software Engineering Research Department which provided software tools and techniques used across AT&T Bell Labs, and via open source, across the world.

Prior to AT&T, Dave was associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of South Alabama, and co-founder of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). He received his B. S. from Union College (NY) in Mathematics, and an M. S. & Ph.D., in Mathematics, from Case Western Reserve University.

In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology. In 2006, he was named an AT&T Fellow for “lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining”.

Dr. Belanger received the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award.

Dan Holle, Chief Technology Officer of Data Platforms, Greenplum, a division of EMC

Dan Holle is the CTO of Data Platforms at Greenplum, a division of EMC. Recognized as a pioneer in parallel processing, databases and analytics, Mr. Holle is co-creator of the SQL language, and holds patents in data mining, semantic search, indexing and data profiling. He has extensive experience as a technology industry leader, was one of the founding engineers at Teradata, and has launched several start-up companies related to database management products and services in the data warehousing and big data analytics field.

Jerry Z. Xie, PhD, Scientist-in-Chief, China Telecommunications Corporation, China

Dr. Jerry Xie is currently horned as a Specialist of the National 1000 Plan by Chinese Government. He joined China Telecommunications Corporation in September 2011.He led and founded China Telecom Cloud Computing Company and served as the founding CEO. He is currently Scientist-in-Chief of China Telecommunications Corporation.

Prior to China Telecomm, he worked in the United States and held senior engineering and management positions with Intel, Sony Electronics, and Sun Microsystems. When served as General Manager of IT with Sony Electronics, he was instrumental to build RosettaNet based partner interface processes and the agile supply chain management systems to support Sony’s new VAIO business. When served as Senior Staff Engineering Manager at Intel, he led team delivered the first operational InfiniBand cluster; he was one of the initiators to establish the standard work groups at DMTF in Web service management WS-MAN and WS-CIM, and the contributor to the standard specifications. These works were implemented in Intel’s AMT products and led to the elastic cloud computing via Web service interfaces. He holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Director of the Internet Center, China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT, Member of the Ministry of Science and Technology Committee, Secretary-General of China Cloud Computing Promotion and Policy Forum, Vice Chairman of IP & Multimedia Communication Working Committee of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), Deputy Secretary General of China Next Generation Internet (CNGI) Expert Committee, Chairman of TGG China Committee.

Dr. He has long been engaged in the research of Internet-related technologies, standards, regulatory, policy and development strategy. Graduated from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and obtained aPh.D. of Computer Application Technology.

Mark Cusack, Chief Architect, RainStor, USA

Mark joined RainStor in 2004, and is a founding developer. He was formerly a senior scientist and team lead at QinetiQ, where he researched distributed simulation techniques, and developed physics-based models of human behaviour to support military training and operations. He also led government and industry projects in the areas of grid and pervasive computing.

Before joining QinetiQ, Mark worked in academia, where he combined cluster computing methods with quantum mechanics to predict the properties of semiconductor microstructures. Mark holds a Masters in Computing and a PhD in Physics from Newcastle University.

Dr. Hua-Ping (Kevin) Zhang 张华平博士, Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology & Collaborated Scientist with Comrise, USA

Dr. Hua-Ping (Kevin) Zhang is an Associate Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT), as well as the Director of Department of Web Search, Mining and Security. In addition, Dr. Zhang is an advanced member of China Computer Federation, and Guest Professor and Lecturer at Capital Normal University and Liaoning Normal University in China.

Dr. Zhang is also a reviewer of several publications and journals, such as Computer Research and Development, and China Online Scientific Paper. In terms of research, his primary focuses have been Micro-blog Computing, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and Recurity, and Big Data Search and Mining. Overall, Dr. Zhang and his team have been granted over 10 research projects by various government associations, such as the National Science Foundation, National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China, and the National Basic Research Program of China.

Finally, Dr. Zhang has published 3 books and 20+ papers throughout the course of his career, as well as developed Chinese lexical analysis system ICTCLAS, which ranked 1st in the International Chinese Word Segmentation Bakeoff. Consequently, Dr. Zhang was awarded the first prize of Qian Wei-Chang Chinese Information Science and Technology Award, the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Special President Award of Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS.

Dr. Jiebing Wang, Vice President, Data Management, Exar

Dr. Jiebing Wang joined the Company in April 2009 after the completion of Exar’s acquisition of Hifn and is Vice President, Data Management. Dr. Wang joined Hifn in March 2004 as President of Hi fn’s China Operations based in Hangzhou and was promoted to Vice President of Central Engineering, General Manager of China Development Center in March 2007. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Nevada, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Wang has held technical positions with Nishan Systems, Philips and Toshiba. Before joining Hifn, Dr. Wang was a founder and CTO of Hangzhou C-Sky Microsystems, where he led the development of a high performance 32-bit embedded CPU. Dr. Wang has extensive technical experiences in the area of networking, security and embedded systems.

Dr. Chunming Hu, Vice Dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University

Chunming Hu is an associate professor at School of Computer Science, Beihang University. He got his Ph.D degree on 2006 at Beihang University. Now he is the vice dean of School of Computer Science, Beihang University. He is elected as the Vice Chair of the Academic Committee of YOCSEF, and member of System Software Technical Committee of CCF. He is also serving for W3C China to promote the web standards in China. His research interests are distributed systems, software middleware, system virtualization and resource scheduling in cloud systems.

Dr. Wei Fan 范伟博士, Associate Director of Noah's Ark Lab, Huawei

Dr. Wei Fan is the associate director of Huawei Noah's Ark Lab. Prior to joining Huawei, he received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2001. His main research interests and experiences are in various areas of data mining and database systems, such as, stream computing, high performance computing, extremely skewed distribution, cost-sensitive learning, risk analysis, ensemble methods, easy-to-use nonparametric methods, graph mining, predictive feature discovery, feature selection, sample selection bias, transfer learning, time series analysis, bioinformatics, social network analysis, novel applications and commercial data mining systems. His co-authored paper received ICDM'2006 Best Application Paper Award, he led the team that used his Random Decision Tree method to win 2008 ICDM Data Mining Cup Championship. He received 2010 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his contribution to IBM Infosphere Streams. He is the associate editor of ACM Transaction on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (TKDD). Since he joined Huawei in August 2012, he has led his colleagues to develop Huawei StreamSMART – a streaming platform for online and real-time processing, query and mining of very fast streaming data,. In addition, he also led his colleagues to develop a real-time processing and analysis platform of Mobile Broad Band (MBB) data.

George Kong, Teradata, USA

George Kong is the Director of Consulting and Professional Services in the Teradata’s Aster Data Center of Innovation. George brings over 9 years of professional experience in the software industry, where he has successfully transformed several groups into high-achieving teams. George manages a team of consultants and analytic scientists who enable customers gain valuable insight from their data

Prior to Teradata’s purchase, George ran professional services, customer service, and customer training in Aster Data. Prior to taking on this role, George has led the deployment and value realization of some of the largest analytic platforms in the world, including multiple 100+ terabyte systems at Myspace, LinkedIn, and Barnes & Noble as an Aster Data lead consultant. George was also a key member of the Aster engineering team where he designed and implemented some of the features of the Aster nCluster product.

Prior to joining Aster Data, George was the founder and CEO of Proximoso, a location-based social networking startup. Prior to Proximoso, George was a Senior Engineer working in NetApp’s storage group. George holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

Adel S. Elmaghraby, University of Louisville, USA

Adel S. Elmaghraby is Professor and Chair of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Louisville. He has also held appointments at the Software Engineering Institute -Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He advised over 60 master's graduates and 20 doctoral graduates. His research contributions and consulting spans the areas of Intelligent Multimedia Systems, Neural Networks, PDCS, Visualization, and Simulation. His Research applications include medical Imaging, Bioinformatics, and Computer-Aided Diagnostics. He is a well-published author (over 200 publications), a public speaker, member of editorial boards, and technical reviewer. He has been recognized for his achievements by several professional organizations including a Golden Core Membership Award by the IEEE member of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the Computer Society, and Computational Intelligence Society. Dr. Elmaghraby continued collaborations, mentoring, and scientific contributions have resulted in published articles in many prestigious journals such as IEEE-TMI, Medical Physics, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and Protein Engineering. He is also an active member of the IEEE-CS Technical Activities Board and chair of the emerging technologies initiatives and is a proud Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Nikolaos Vasiloglou, Comrise, USA

Nikolaos Vasiloglou holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His thesis is focused on scalable machine learning over massive datasets, including dimensionality reduction within manifold methods of isometry and convexity. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he founded the companies Analytics1305 and Ismion. He then architected and developed the PaperBoat machine learning library, which has been successfully integrated and used in the LogicBlox and HPCC Systems platforms. Nikolaos has applied his skills and knowledge as a machine learning consultant to Predictix, Revolution Analytics, Damballa, Comrise Technology and LexisNexis.

Additional accomplishments include a pending patent on choice set modeling for retail forecasting problems, and developing applications of KD-trees in statistical analysis(2-point correlation), and kernel density estimation. His work with multidimensional indexing structures, including caching and parallelization, is focused on large-scale kernel algorithms such as Kernel PCA Support Vector Machines and Neural Networks.

Xuewen (Sean) Gong, Huawei Technologies, China

Xuewen (Sean) Gong has been working for Huawei more than 17 years, and he is working as director of Huawei reliability technology committee, leading research and development on RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability), especially on Fault tolerant, Failure Prediction and Self-Healing for emerging ICT technologies and solutions, before this position he was the head of architecture and DFX in Huawei USA R&D center. He received M.Sc degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology before joining Huawei.

Ben Kwang-Mong SIM, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

Professor Sim has extensive experience serving as Editor and Guest Editor of many international journals. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C since 2003. In addition, he serves as an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (InderScience) and many other international journals. He is the sole Guest Editor/Lead Guest Editor of five special journal issues, including a special issue on Grid resource management (IEEE Systems Journal) and a special issue on game-theoretic analysis and stochastic simulation of negotiation agents (IEEE Transactions on SMC).

He has delivered numerous keynote lectures on agent-based Cloud computing and automated negotiation at international conferences. He founded and directs the Multiagent and Cloud Computing Systems Laboratory at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. In addition to attracting many highly competitive national research grants in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, he has contributed many survey papers (including survey papers in IEEE Transactions). He publishes regularly in top journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on SMC, Computational Intelligence Journal, and Journal of Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems) and top conferences (e.g., International Conference on Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems and IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science).

He is a referee for many national research grant councils, including the National Science Foundation, USA, and has served as an external tenure and promotion reviewer for a preeminent research university in USA and a PhD thesis examiner for universities in Canada and Australia. He is a referee for Routledge Economics Book Series on Game Theory, Taylor & Francis, UK. Originating from Singapore, Professor Sim received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc.(Hon) degree from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Fengyi Yang, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China

Dr. Yang received his B.Sc. degree in Geophysics from the University of Xi’AN Petroleum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in Communication and Electronics System from China Academy of Post and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1987, respectively.

Dr.Yang’s research interests include mobile communication technology and service applications. From 1987 to 1998, he was on the 4th Research Institute of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Xi’AN. His works in this period include the development of the satellite communication earth station, TACS and IS-95A handset, and base stations. From 1988 to2001, he was the Vice President at the ERICSSON CATT R&D center, Beijing. He has developed the multiuser detector on WCDMA system. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Technical Expert at Huawei, Shanghai, responsible for WCDMA total solution and product planning. From 2005 to present, he is on China Telecom and currently is the Vice President of China Telecom Technology Innovation Center, Deputy Chief Engineer of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute.

Mr. Yang is the expert group member of national key project --the new generation broadband wireless communication network, Vice Chairman of CCSA TC5., Senior member of CIC, adjunct professor of BUPT. Mr. Yang has received the Second class prize of National Science and Technology Progress in 2003, the third class prize of Science and Technology Progress of MII in 1998, the first class prize of Science and Technology Progress of MPT in 1992. He has published 3 books and above 50 papers in the area of mobile communications.

Ren Jiankang, Huawei, China

Mr. Jiankang Ren has eighteen years of experience in IT and CT industry, and now he is director of Corp. Reliability RMG of CTO office.

Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Min Chen is a professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He was an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Seoul National University (SNU) from Sep. 2009 to Feb. 2012. He was the R&D director at Confederal Network Inc. from 2008 to 2009. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of British Columbia (UBC) for three years. Before joining UBC, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at SNU for one and half years. He received Best Paper Award from IEEE ICC 2012, and Best Paper Runner-up Award from QShine 2008. He has more than 180 paper publications. He serves as editor or associate editor for Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IET Communications, IET Networks, Wiley I. J. of Security and Communication Networks, Journal of Internet Technology, KSII Trans. Internet and Information Systems, International Journal of Sensor Networks. He is managing editor for IJAACS and IJART. He is Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2012-Communications Theory Symposium, and Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2013-Wireless Networks Symposium. He is General Co-Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT-2012). His research focuses on multimedia and communications, such as multimedia transmission over wireless network, wireless sensor networks, body sensor networks, RFID, ubiquitous computing, intelligent mobile agent, pervasive computing and networks, E-healthcare, medical application, machine to machine communications and Internet of Things, etc. He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2009.

Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Hee Yong Youn received the BS and MS degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1977 and 1979, respectively, and the PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,in 1988. From 1979 to 1984, he was on the research staff of Gold Star Precision Central Research Laboratories, Korea. He had been Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington until 1999. He is presently Professor of School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea, and Director of Ubiquitous computing Technology Research Institute.

His research interests include distributed and ubiquitous computing, system software and middleware, and RFID/USN. He has published morethan 350 papers in int'l journals and conference proceedings, and received Outstanding Paper Award from the 1988 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 1992 Supercomputing, and 2001 Korean Society Internet Information Spring Symposium, respectively. Dr. Youn has been actively contributing to the related society including General Chair of IEEE PRDC 2001, Int’l Conf. on Ubiquitous Computing Systems (UCS) in 2006 and 2009, UbiComp 2008, Program Chair of PDCS 2003 and UCS 2007. He has also been directing several Korean governmentprojects such as IT Infra Development for UEco City Project and USN Application Service Project, etc. He served as a lecturer of the ACM Distinguished Lectureship Series from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Youn is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society.

Huajie He, China Unicom, China

Huajie He received his Ph.D. from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications and a Master degree of Communication Management from University of Strathclyde. He also holds a Master degree of Information Management of Fudan University & BI Norway.

Starting from 1997, Dr. He worked for China Telecom Guangdong, China Netcom, and currently holds a position at China Unicom. The responsibilities cover network planning and product innovations. He is the general manager of Chinaunicom Broadband Online Ltd., which operates value added services for Chinauicom.

何华杰,教授级高级工程师,先后获得北京邮电大学博士学位、复旦大学-挪威管理学院信息管理硕士学位和英国University of Strathclyde管理硕士学位。1997年就职于中国电信广东公司,2000年就职于中国网通公司,后与中国联通公司融合。长期从事电信网络规划建设和新产品开发工作,现任中国联通宽带在线公司总经理,负责中国联通互联网创新产品的开发和运营工作。

Chi-Tsun (Ben) Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Chi-Tsun (Ben), Cheng received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 2009. He was a recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Calgary, Canada. From 2009 to 2012, he was involved in a GEOIDE project, which is supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centers of Excellence Programs. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is serving as the chair of the International Workshop on Smart Sensor Networks since 2012. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, bio-inspired computing, and meta-heuristic algorithms.

Mahmoud Daneshmand, PhD, Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Mahmoud Daneshmand is currently Professor of Business Intelligence & Analytics as well as Computer Science Departments at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is Co-Founder of the new Business Intelligence & Analytics Maters Degree program. In this role, he teaches graduate courses, conducts research and advises PhD students in areas of Big Data and in particular Sensors and Streaming Data. He is co-founder and chair of Steering Committee of the new IEEE Journal of Internet of Things (IoT), and Guest Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal SI. He is an expert in Big Data Analytics, IoT/Sensors & RFID Data Streams, Data Mining Algorithms, Machine Learning, Probability & Stochastic Processes, and Statistics.

Mahmoud has served as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Bell Labs as well as AT&T Shannon Labs-Research; Assistant Chief Scientist of the AT&T Labs; and Executive Director of the AT&T Labs university collaborations program. He has more than 35 years of teaching, research & publications, consultation, and management experience in academia & industry including: Bell Laboratories, AT&T Shannon Labs-Research, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran, New York University, and Stevens Institute of Technology.

He has published more than 91 Journal and conference papers; authored/co-authored three books; Holds two patents (2009 and 2010). He has been Guest Editor of several IEEE journals; keynote speaker of many IEEE conferences; Executive Committee of GLOBECOM as well as ICC; Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE ISCC; and General Chair and Technical Chair of many IEEE conferences.

He has a PhD and MS in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and MS and BS in Mathematics from the University of Tehran.

Dr. James Won-Ki Hong, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

James Won-Ki Hong is Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea. James worked as CTO and Senior Executive Vice President for KT from March 2012 to Feb. 2014, where he was responsible for leading the R&D effort of KT and its 50 subsidiary companies, and where he initiated R&D on SDN. He was Chairman of National Intelligence Communication Enterprise Association, and Chairman of Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) Standardization Board in Korea. His interests include network innovation (such as SDN and NFV), cloud computing, mobile services, Smart IPTV, and ICT convergence (such as Smart Home, Smart Grid, e-Health). He was co-founder and CTO of Netstech, a Palo Alto, USA-based startup developing network integrated ultra-dense, blade servers from 2000 to 2002.

Over the past 20 years, James has been an active volunteer in various committees in IEEE, ComSoc, and KICS. He has served as Steering Committee Chair of IEEE NOMS, IM and APNOMS, as well as Chair of CNOM and KNOM. He has also been serving as EiC of Wiley’s International Journal of Network Management (IJNM) as well as an editorial member of the IEEE TNSM, JNSM and JCN. He is the General Chair of IEEE NetSoft 2016 (

James received his HBSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1991.

Dr. Hao Li, senior engineer in Science and Technology, Electronic Information Control Laboratory, Chengdu, China

Dr. Hao Li received the Ph.D degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2009.

He is currently a senior engineer in Science and Technology of Electronic Information Control Laboratory, Chengdu, China. His research interests include wireless communication, Cyber security and data mining. He has directed several projects funded by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) and published more than 10 journal and conference papers.

Xiaolong Xu 徐小龙, PhD, Professor, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China

Dr. Xu is currently a professor in College of Computer, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications. He received his B.S. in computer and its applications, M.S. in computer software and theories and Ph.D. degree in communications and information systems, in 1999, 2002 and 2008, respectively. He is a senior member of China Computer Federation. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Information Security and Novel Network Computing Technologies.

As the leader of project teams, he has successfully completed a number of high-level research projects, including the projects sponsored by the National Science Fund of China and the project sponsored by the Doctoral Fund of Ministry of education of China, etc.

He has published more than 60 Journal and conference papers as the first author and co-authored three books. He is authorized 21 patents by the State Intellectual Property Office of China as the first inventor. He was rated as excellent young professor of Jiangsu Province in 2014, selected as the high-level creative talents of Jiangsu province in 2015, and won the title of outstanding expert in the area of computer science and technology.

Steering Committee

David Lu, AT&T Enterprise IT, USA

David H. Lu (陆惠晨), Vice President of Business Network & Corporate Solution IT, is specifically responsible for Global Service Assurance, Network Capacity Management, and Business Billing Solutions at AT&T.

David is an well respected leader in service assurance engineering and automation, software architecture, IT development and delivery, network performance and traffic management, large data DB implementation/mining/analytics, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering.

Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, he served in various lead positions in software development, systems engineering, platform architecture, software technology, network management standards, business planning, process engineering, and program management. Led and contributed to major AT&T transformation initiatives resulting in significant cost and network quality improvements. He is instrumental in promoting predictive and adaptive automation implementation in AT&T. He holds 17 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences.

David currently leads an organization with over 3,000 people across the globe.

Anup Kumar, PhD, Professor, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Anup Kumar ( completed his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and is currently a Professor of CECS Department at the University of Louisville. He is also the Director of Mobile Information Network and Distributed Systems (MINDS) Lab. His research interests include web services, wireless networks, distributed system modelling, and simulation. He has co-edited a book titled, “Handbook of Mobile Systems: Applications ands Services” published by CRC press in 2012. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He is also the Associate Editor of Internal Journal of Web Services Research and International Society of Computers and Their Application Journal. He is a member of IEEE Distinguished Visitor Program (2006-2008). He was the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical committee on Simulation (TCSIM) (2004-2007). He has published and presented over 150 papers. Some of his papers have appeared in ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, several IEEE Transactions, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications etc. He was the Associate Editor of International Journal of Engineering Design and Automation 1995-1998. He has served on many conference program and organizing committees such as IEEE ISCC 2007, IEEE ICSW-2006, IEEE MASS-2005, IEEE SCC-2005, IEEE ICWS-2005, CIT-2005, IEEE MASCOTS, ADCOM 97 and 98. He has also edited special issues in IEEE Internet Magazine, and International Journal on Computers and Operations Research. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Summit Organizer: Chi-Ming Chen PhD, AT&T Labs, USA

Chi-Ming Chen joined AT&T in 1995. His current responsibility is the operations support system (OSS) architecture. Prior to joining AT&T, Chi-Ming was with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) from 1985 to 1995. He was a faculty member at TsingHua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1975 to 1979.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985; M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981; M.S. and B.S. in Physics from TsingHua University, Taiwan, in 1973 and 1971 respectively.

Chi-Ming Chen is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He is an Advisory Board Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR) and a member of the IEEE GLOBECOM ICC Management & Strategy (GIMS) Standing Committee. He has chaired several GLOBECOM and ICC Industry Forums.

Chung-Min Chen, PhD , Chief Scientist, Applied Communication Sciences, USA

Chung-Min is a Chief Scientist of Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Applied Research of Telcordia Technologies and earlier Bellcore). He has driven innovations in software supporting telecom network and business operations by introducing technologies in big data analytics, telematics, and M2M communications. He headed Telcordia’s applied research center in Taiwan during 2006-2011 and was an Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University (2008-2011). He has led research and software projects funded by major US carriers and government.

Chung-Min’s research interests span across data management and mobile networks. His research results have appeared in The Journal of the ACM, ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks, ACM Wireless Networks, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Networks, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge & Data Engineering, and in conferences such as INFOCOM, KDD, ICDE, SIGMOD, PODS, ICDCS, and VLDB. He received the Newcomer Paper Award of 2002 ACM PODS and was an invited lecturer at Rutgers University’s 2001 Data Mining Summer School.

Chung-Min received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park and a B.S. in Computer Science & Information Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Bin Xie, PhD, Founder & President, InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA

Dr. Bin Xie received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2003 and 2006 respectively. His book tiltled Handbook/Encyclopedia of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (World Scientific: ISBN-10: 981283348X) is one of the bestselling handbooks at World Scientific Publisher. Dr. Xie is also the author of books: Handbook of Applications and Services for Mobile Systems (Auerbach Publication, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 9781439801529, 2012) and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks- Networking Protocol to Security (VDM Publishing House: ISBN: 3836419270, 2007). He has published 70+ papers in the IEEE conferences, magazines, official governmental reports, and journals. Some of papers have appeared in the most-cited journals in the areas of Telecommunication and Computer Architecture. His research interests are focused on cyber security, network management, wireless communication, and user performance. In particular, he has performed substantial research works on the fundamental aspects of network deployment, intrusion detection, performance evaluation, and Internet/wireless infrastructure security. He also studied many issues of coding theory, information process, Quality of Service (QoS), clustering, and image reconstruction.

Dr. Xie is the founder of InfoBeyond Technology LLC and current is the president of the InfoBeyond. InfoBeyond has delivered advanced solutions for wireless mobile ad hoc communications, network security, information process, and data protection in support of unique needs of our customers, maintaining a stable increase of business in the past few years. Dr. Xie is an IEEE senior member. He is an editor member of the Journal of International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (IJITCC). He is the Guest edit chair of several journal special issues. Dr. Xie was invited as the program chair or TPC member of a number of international conferences.