Ken-ichi Sato
AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technologies)
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Ken-ichi Sato is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, an NTT R&D Fellow, and currently with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Before joining the Nagoya University in April 2004, he was an Executive Manager of the Photonic Transport Network Laboratory at NTT. He has been a leading researcher in the field of telecommunications; his most significant achievements lie in two of the important transport network technology developments. One is ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network technology, which includes the invention of the Virtual Path concept. The other is photonic network technology, which includes the invention of the optical path concept and various networking and system technologies. He has authored/co-authored more than 550 research publications in international journals and conferences. He holds 50 granted patents and more than 100 pending patents. His contributions extend to serving on numerous committees of international conferences including OFC 2016 General Chair and OFC 2014 Program Chair. Prof. Sato is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan and a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as the president of the IEICE during 2016-2017. He received numerous awards from the IEICE and IEEE. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2002, and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japan’s Cabinet Office in 2014.

Rajkumar Buyya
University of Melbourne, Australia
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 750 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=135, g-index=300, 97,000+ citations). "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for four consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier, and the “Best of the World”, in Computing Systems field, by The Australian 2019 Research Review. Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established ~50 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:

Jianwei Huang
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Jianwei Huang is a Presidential Chair Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He is also the Vice President and Director of the Research Center of Crowd Intelligence, the Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science, and the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Prof. Huang has published 270+ papers in leading international journals and conferences in the area of network optimization and economics, with a total Google Scholar citations of 12000+ and an H-index of 56. He is the co-author of 9 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cognitive Network Technical Committee and Multimedia Communications Technical Committee.

Falko Dressler
TU Berlin, Germany
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Falko Dressler is full professor and Chair for Data Communications and Networking at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Erlangen in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Dressler has been associate editor-in-chief for IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing and Elsevier Computer Communications as well as an editor for journals such as IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, IEEE Trans. on Network Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, and Elsevier Nano Communication Networks. He has been chairing conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiSys, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE VNC, IEEE GLOBECOM. He authored the textbooks Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks published by Wiley & Sons and Vehicular Networking published by Cambridge University Press. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer as well as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Dressler is an IEEE Fellow as well as an ACM Distinguished Member. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). He has been serving on the IEEE COMSOC Conference Council and the ACM SIGMOBILE Executive Committee. His research objectives include adaptive wireless networking (radio, visible light, molecular communications) and embedded system design (from microcontroller to Linux kernel) with applications in ad hoc and sensor networks, the Internet of Things, and cooperative autonomous driving systems.

For further information on Dr. Dressler, please visit his webpage: