Prof. Xiang-Gen Xia
Biography: Xiang-Gen Xia received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, and his M.S. degree in mathematics from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1983, 1986, and 1992, respectively. He is currently the Charles Black Evans Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA. Dr. Xia was the Kumar’s Chair Professor Group Professor (guest) in Wireless Communications, Tsinghua University, during 2009-2011, the Chang Jiang Chair Professor (visiting), Xidian University, during 2010-2012, and the WCU Chair Professor (visiting), Chonbuk National University, during 2009-2013. Dr. Xia’s current research interests include space-time coding, MIMO and OFDM systems, digital signal processing, and SAR and ISAR imaging. He is the author of the book Modulated Coding for Intersymbol Interference Channels (New York, Marcel Dekker, 2000). Dr. Xia received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award in 1997, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 1998, and the Outstanding Overseas Young Investigator Award from the National Nature Science Foundation of China in 2001. He is currently serving and has served as an Associate Editor for numerous international journals including IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Science China -- Information Sciences. Dr. Xia is Technical Program Chair of the Signal Processing Symp., Globecom 2007 in Washington D.C. and the General Co-Chair of ICASSP 2005 in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Prof. Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan
Biography: Prof. Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan is University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California, where he is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and Research Director of the Information Sciences Institute. Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. His research focuses on human-centered information processing and communication technologies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE, ISCA, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is a recipient of several honors including the 2015 Engineers Council's Distinguished Educator Award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, the 2005 and 2009 Best Journal Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and serving as its Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-11, a 2018 ISCA CSL Best Journal Paper award, and serving as an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16, Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecturer for ASHA in 2017, and the Ten Year Technical Impact Award in 2014 and the Sustained Accomplishment Award in 2020 from ACM ICMI. He has published over 900 papers and has been granted seventeen U.S. patents. His research and inventions have led to technology commercialization including through startups he co-founded: Behavioral Signals Technologies focused on the telecommunication services and AI based conversational assistance industry and Lyssn focused on mental health care delivery, treatment and quality assurance.
Prof. Chip Hong Chang
Biography: Chip Hong Chang received the B.Eng.
(Hons.) degree from the National University of
Singapore, in 1989, and the M. Eng. and Ph.D.
degrees from Nanyang Technological University
(NTU), Singapore, in 1993 and 1998,
respectively. He served as a Technical
Consultant in industry prior to joining the
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(EEE), NTU, in 1999, where he is currently an
Associate Professor. He held joint appointments
with the university as Assistant Chair of Alumni
of the School of EEE from June 2008 to May 2014,
Deputy Director of the 100-strong Center for
High Performance Embedded Systems from 2000 to
2011, and Program Director of the Center for
Integrated Circuits and Systems from 2003 to
2009. He has coedited five books, published 13
book chapters, more than 100 international
journal papers (>70 are IEEE) and more than 180
refereed international conference papers. His
research interests are hardware security, AI
security, residue and unconventional number
systems, low-power arithmetic circuits, digital
filter design and digital image processing. He
has delivered more than 50 keynotes, plenary,
tutorials and invited seminars.