Pr. Rachid El-Azouzi
University of Avignon, France
Pr. Mehdi Bennis
University of Oulu, Finland
Pr. Zouheir Rezki
University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Pr. Cheng Li
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Pr. Pr. Mehdi Bennis
Pr. Bennis is a full (tenured) Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, Academy of Finland Research Fellow and head of the intelligent connectivity and networks/systems group (ICON). His main research interests are in radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory and distributed machine learning in 5G networks and beyond. He has published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of Wireless Communications and Networks, the all-University of Oulu award for research, the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award and the 2020 Clarviate Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science. Dr Bennis is an editor of IEEE TCOM and Specialty Chief Editor for Data Science for Communications in the Frontiers in Communications and Networks journal. Dr Bennis is an IEEE Fellow.
Pr. Rachid El-Azouzi
Pr. El-Azouzi received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Mohammed V University, Morocco, in 2000. He joined INRIA Sophia Antipolis for post-doctoral and research engineer positions. Since 2003, he has been a Researcher at the University of Avignon, France. He is currently a Full Professor and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Federation attached to Avignon University and the CNRS. His areas of interests include network engineering games and social networks and their control, design of communication protocols for the wireless network, intelligent wireless networks and learning algorithms, stochastic games, and mean-field. He is a co-recipient of five Best Paper Awards, and he has authored or coauthored over 555 journal articles and book chapters and over 150 conference publications, in the general areas of game theory, networking games, wireless networks, network economics, stochastic control, delay-tolerant networks, video streaming, and biologically inspired networks. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transaction on Networking.
Pr. Cheng Li
Pr. Li (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Memorial University, St. John's, Canada, in 2004. He is currently a Full Professor and the Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Memorial University, St. John's, Canada. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, communications signal processing, underwater communication and networking, and mobile ad hoc and wireless sensor networks. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for the 2021–2022 term. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Network Magazine, and IEEE Systems Journal. He was the General Co-Chair of the ICNC’22, WINCOM’19, and AICON’19, and the TPC Co-chair for ICNC’20, MSWiM’14, WiMob’11 and QBSC’10. He was the Co-Chair for various technical symposia/tracks of many international conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, and WCNC. He was the recipient of Best Paper Award in IEEE Globecom’2017 and ICC’2010. Dr. Li is a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Canada and is a member of the IEEE Communication Society, Computer Society, Vehicular Technology Society, and Ocean Engineering Society.
Pr. Zouheir Rezki
Pr. Rezki is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). Before joining UCSC in July 2020, I have been an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho (August 2016 - June 2020), a Senior Research Scientist (July 2014 - June 2016), a Research Scientist (July 2012 - June 2014), a Postdoctoral Fellow (November 2009 - June 2012) in the Computer Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2008 - August 2009) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Pr. Rezki received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Engineering School in 2008. His thesis was nominated for “Best Thesis of the Year”. Pr. Rezki is a 2020 (2020 - 2025) NSF CAREER Awardee. During His appointment at UBC, I received the prestigious “Fonds Québecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies” Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant for research on Cognitive Radio Networks. Pr. Rezki is a Senior Member of IEEE (2013 - present). I have been an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2014 - 2017) and served as a Symposium Chair/Co-Chair of many IEEE flagship conferences in communication, signal processing, and networking. His current research covers a wide range of topics in wireless communications and networking including security and privacy of data networks, applying machine-learning techniques to design and optimize modern communication systems, information theory, millimeter wave (mmWave) communication, optical communication, and application of communication as an enabling technology for smart grids.