2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Nirwan Ansari (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Title: "The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity"

Prof. Nirwan Ansari received the B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude with a perfect gpa) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, the M.S.E.E. degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He joined NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as Assistant Professor in 1988, tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1993, and has been Full Professor since 1997. He has also assumed various administrative positions at NJIT. He has visited several universities as Visiting (Chair) Professor. He authored Computational Intelligence for Optimization (Springer, 1997) with E.S.H. Hou, and edited Neural Networks in Telecommunications (Springer, 1994) with B. Yuhas. His current research focuses on various aspects of broadband networks and multimedia communications. He has contributed more than 400 technical papers, over one third of which were published in widely cited journals. He has also guest edited a number of special issues, covering various emerging topics in communications and networking.
Prof. Ansari has served on the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of eight journals, including as a Senior Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine (2006-2009). He has been serving the IEEE in various capacities such as Chair of IEEE North Jersey COMSOC Chapter, Chair of IEEE North Jersey Section, Member of IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors, Chair of IEEE COMSOC Networking TC Cluster, Chair of IEEE COMSOC Technical Committee on Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Chair/TPC Chair of numerous conferences/symposia. He is an IEEE Fellow, and some of his recent recognitions include IEEE Leadership Award (2007, from Central Jersey/Princeton Section), the NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award in Outstanding Professional Development (2008), IEEE MGA Leadership Award (2008), the NCE Excellence in Teaching Award (2009), a couple of best paper awards, a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award (2010), and designation as an IEEE COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer (2006-2009). He has also been granted over fifteen US patents.


Dr. Suresh Goyal (Bell Labs)

Title: "Some thoughts about Green Telecommunication Industry"

Dr. Suresh Goyal heads the Green Research theme at Bell Labs, involving cross-domain research on sustainable networks and energy-efficiency enablement. Bell Labs' green research involves more than fifty researchers and a large number of external collaborators. A center point of Bell Labs' green research is GreenTouch®—a global research consortium, formed under the leadership of Bell Labs, with the goal of inventing sustainable, ultra-energyefficient, ICT networks. Suresh led the Bell Labs research teams that performed the analyses leading to the formation of GreenTouch®. Dr Goyal also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland, with a research focus on mechanics and energy harvesting. He is a founding member of Bell Labs Ireland, and the Center for Telecommunications Value Chain Research (CTVR), where he co-led strategy development, and led the Test and Reliability research group for 5 years. He has previously held positions in optical networking research and wireless packaging research in Bell Labs. Suresh also served as Adjunct Professor at Carnegie- Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA. He obtained his PhD from Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, an MS from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.


Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University, USA)

Title: "Wireless network convergence: challenges and opportunities"

Prof. Andrea Goldsmith  is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and was previously an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. She co-founded Accelera Mobile Broadband, Inc. and Quantenna Communications Inc., and has previously held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Goldsmith is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and she has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society joint paper award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. Her research includes work on wireless information and communication theory, multihop wireless networks, cognitive radios, sensor networks, distributed control systems, “green” wireless system design, and applications of communications and signal processing to biology and neuroscience. She is author of the book "Wireless Communications'' and co-author of the books "MIMO Wireless Communications'' and "Principles of Cognitive Radio", all published by Cambridge University Press. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Goldsmith has served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and as editor for the Journal on Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and in Networks. She previously served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, as well as guest editor for several IEEE journal and magazine special issues. Dr. Goldsmith participates actively in committees and conference organization for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies and has served on the Board of Governors for both societies. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the student committee of the IEEE Information Theory society, and currently chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee in the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of its Faculty Senate, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate and on its Budget Group.