IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

WICE Program

WICE Program Schedule

WICE @ ICC’2024

Monday, 10 June

Time

Session

2:30 - 4:00 pm

How to become a Fellow? Developing a successful application

Speakers:

 

  • Sinem Cohleri
  • Rose Hu

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Is the penetration of AI in our sector, an ally or an adversary for equality and diversity?

Panelist:

 

  • Toktam Mahmoodi, Session Chair
  • Eirini Eleni
  • Melike (Mel) Erol-Kantarci
  • Rose Hu
  • Maria Rita Palattella

 

MENTORING PROGRAM SESSION

Thank you for being a mentor at this year’s WICE/YP Mentoring Session at ICC.

Date: Sunday, 9 June
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Location: Plaza Ballroom A, Concourse Level

Motivation and Background:

This Mentoring Session is organized jointly by Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) of IEEE Communications Society Membership and Geographic Activities Council (MGA-C). This will feature invited mentors with diverse backgrounds to speak on mentoring. The program would expose participants (both mentors and mentees) to benefits such as supporting career development, expanding professional network, further developing skill set or competency, seeing another person’s perspective, sharing knowledge and experiences, and enhancing a personal brand.

After (i) a brief introduction, (ii) participants will be able to meet and speak with invited mentors in a small group setting. Participants are encouraged to (iii) identify and agree on a longer-term mentor-mentee relationship by the end of the session. The round-table discussion could cover the topics of mutual interest and the longer-term relationship could follow IEEE Mentoring Program via Collabratec.

Mentoring Program Format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Small Group discussion (example areas of mutual interest)
    1. Career path: Academia vs. Industry
    2. Starting a career at a new institution
    3. Funding (Federal or industrial funding)
    4. People networking and communication skills
    5. Collaboration issues
    6. Job interviews (Academia and industry)
    7. Other
  3. Going forward - longer term relationship

Mentors:

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

Eirini Eleni TsiropoulouDr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou is an Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Chair, and Director of Recruiting and Admissions at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico. She obtained her Diploma, MBA, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2008, 2010, and 2014, respectively. Her main research interests lie in the area of integrated communications and computing systems, with emphasis on network modeling and optimization. Five of her papers received the Best Paper Award and she was selected by the IEEE ComSoc N2Women as one of the top ten Rising Stars of 2017 in communications and networking.

Moayad Aloqaily, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), UAE

Moayad AloqailyMoayad Aloqaily received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2016. He has been with different industries, he was a Senior Researcher and Data Scientist with Gnowit Inc., 2016 to 2019. He also worked with Cheetah Network Canada from 2019 to 2020. He is the Managing Director of xAnalytics Inc., Canada, since 2019. He was an Instructor with the SYSC Department, at Carleton University, Canada, in 2017. From 2018-2019, he was an assistant professor at the American University of Middle East (AUM), Kuwait. From 2019-2021, he was the Cybersecurity Program Director and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Al Ain University, UAE. He is currently with the Machine Learning Department, at Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), UAE. He was the recipient of many honors and awards, such as best paper awards of 2020 Ad Hoc Networks Journal, 2021 Computer Networks, 2022 IEEE IWCMC, 2022 IEEE MeditCom, 2022 IEEE Globecom, and 2023 IEEE Metaverse. His current research interests include the applications of AI and ML, blockchain solutions, and sustainable energy and data management. Dr. Aloqaily has chaired and co-chaired many IEEE conferences and workshops. He serves on the Editorial Board of many prestigious journals and guest editor in many journals. He was appointed the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE CommSoft TC eLetter in 2020. He started his Special Interest Groups on Blockchain and Applications as well as the Internet of Unmanned Aerial Networks. He is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member, and a Professional Engineer Ontario (P.Eng.). He is the founder and director of artifitialleap.ai laboratory.

Yessica Saez, Researcher Professor, Technological University of Panama

Yessica SaezYESSICA SAEZ BARRIOS is an electronics and telecommunications engineer, graduated from the Technological University of Panama and a specialist in higher education from the University of the Isthmus of Panama. She holds an MEng and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. She currently works as a researcher professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Technological University of Panama, where she serves as the Research Coordinator of the Azuero Region Branch. She is the coordinator of the Research Group on Telecommunications Engineering and Intelligent Systems Applied to Society (ITSIAS), where she collaborates in several research projects financed by different institutions.

She is a member of the National Research System (SNI) of Panama. Dr. Sáez is the Student Competition Representative for the Women in Communication Engineering Committee (WICE). She was the Chair of the Communications Society (COMSOC) of the IEEE – Panama Section from 2021-2022 and is a member of the board of directors of the IEEE – Panama Section for 2023-2024. Dr. Sáez is the Director for IEEE ComSoc Latinamerican Region for 2024-2025.

M. Fátima Domingues, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi UAE; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro

M. Fátima DominguesM. Fátima Domingues, at present, is an Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Department at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi UAE and a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro.

M. Fátima Domingues received her PhD in Physics Engineering from University of Aveiro, and her research interests embrace new photonic based sensing solutions and its biomedical and e-Health applications. Dr. Domingues authored and co-authored more than +110 publications, resulting in the current H-index of 26 with a +2300 citations. She is part of the organizing committee of different conferences and scientific meetings, including IEEE HealthCom 2022 and IEEE ICC 2024. She is an IEEE Senior Member and an active member of several IEEE Societies.

Jaime Galán Jiménez, Associate Professor, University of Extremadura

Jaime Galán JiménezJaime Galán-Jiménez received the Ph.D. in computer science and communications from the University of Extremadura in 2014. He is currently with the Computer Science and Communications Engineering Department, University of Extremadura, as Associate Professor. His main research interests are energy efficiency in SDN networks, application of AI/ML techniques for computer networks, UAV-based networks, digital twin networks and mobile ad-hoc networks.

Session #1: How to become a Fellow? Developing a successful application

Date: Monday, 10 June 2024
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location: Terrace

Abstract: This will be a combination of talks and a working session for those interested to becomeIEEE fellow in the near future. In the first 30-40 mins, a number of our fellows will each talk about their journey. In the second half, they will work with attendees, in smaller groups, on developing a successful application.

Speakers:

Rose Hu, Utah State University

Rose HuRose Hu is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Associate Dean for research of College of Engineering at Utah State University. She also directs Communications Network Innovation Lab. Her research interests include next-generation wireless system design and optimization, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical system, artificial intelligence in wireless networks. She is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer, NIST Communication Technology Laboratory Innovator 2020. She is currently serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, IEEE Wireless communication. Together with her students, her work received prestigious Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, the IEEE ICC 2015, the IEEE VTC Spring 2016, and the IEEE ICC 2016.

Sinem Cohleri, Koc University

Sinem CohleriSinem Coleri is Professor in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. She is also the founding director of Wireless Networks Laboratory (WNL). Her research interests are in wireless communications and networking with applications in machine-to-machine communication, sensor networks and intelligent transportation systems. Sinem has been Area Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society since 2019, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017 and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2016. She is an IEEE Fellow.

Session #2: Is the penetration of AI in our sector, an ally or an adversary for equality and diversity?

Date: Monday, 10 June 2024
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Location: Terrace

Abstract: Coming Soon

Speakers:

Toktam Mahmoodi (Session Chair), King’s College London

Toktam MahmoodiToktam Mahmoodi is a Professor of communication Engineering and Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR) in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London. Her research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes AI enabled 5G/6G networks, Edge networking and intelligence, and ultra-low latency communications. She also works on applications of mobile communications in healthcare, smart cities, emergency services, industrial networks, and intelligent transportation. She has contributed to the ETSI, IETF and 3GPP standards, and has played an active role within 5GPPP in defining 5G vision for vertical industries. Toktam is the current chair of ComSoc WICE.

Eirini Eleni , New Mexico

Eirini EleniDr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou is an Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Chair, and Director of Recruiting and Admissions at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico. She obtained her Diploma, MBA, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2008, 2010, and 2014, respectively. Her main research interests lie in the area of integrated communications and computing systems, with emphasis on network modeling and optimization. Five of her papers received the Best Paper Award and she was selected by the IEEE ComSoc N2Women as one of the top ten Rising Stars of 2017 in communications and networking.

Melike (Mel) Erol-Kantarci, University of Ottawa and Ericsson

Melike (Mel) Erol-KantarciMelike (Mel) Erol-Kantarci is a highly cited prolific researcher and an influential industry leader in AI in telecom. She is the Chief Cloud RAN AI\ML Data Scientist at Ericsson and Canada Research Chair in AI-enabled Next-Generation Wireless Networks and Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Throughout her 15+ years of career in communications, she has received numerous awards and recognitions from technical societies. Dr. Erol-Kantarci is the co-editor of three books on smart grids, smart cities and intelligent transportation. She has over 200+ peer-reviewed publications with citations over 8000 and h-index 43. She is also the Vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc emerging technologies initiative on Machine Learning for Communications. Her main research interests are AI-enabled wireless networks, 5G and 6G wireless communications, smart grid and Internet of Things. She is an IEEE Senior member and ACM Senior Member. She was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer between 2021 and 2023.

Rose Hu, Utah State University

Rose HuRose Hu is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Associate Dean for research of College of Engineering at Utah State University. She also directs Communications Network Innovation Lab. Her research interests include next-generation wireless system design and optimization, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical system, artificial intelligence in wireless networks. She is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer, NIST Communication Technology Laboratory Innovator 2020. She is currently serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, IEEE Wireless communication. Together with her students, her work received prestigious Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, the IEEE ICC 2015, the IEEE VTC Spring 2016, and the IEEE ICC 2016.

Maria Rita Palattella , Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Maria Rita PalattellaMaria Rita Palattella is a Senior Researcher and Technology (R&T) Associate with the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). She is leading the work on the design of innovative communication systems and network architectures for the different Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. She was the Secretary of the IEEE 5G Mobile Wireless Internet Technical Subcommittee. She has served as a TPC member for several IoT-related conferences, recently the Tutorial Co-Chair for ICC2024.

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