Keynote/Invited Speakers

Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Prof Tony Wasserman, Professor of Software Management Practice, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley and Executive Director of Center for Open Source Investigation (COSI) at the University

Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is a Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of its Center for Open Source Investigation (COSI). Earlier in his career, Tony was Professor of Medical Information Science at the University of California, San Francisco, and concurrently served as a Lecturer in the Computer Science Division at the University of California, Berkeley. Tony is best known as the Founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), which built the innovative Software through Pictures (StP) multiuser modeling environment. IDE was one of the first companies to include open source software in a commercial software product. In 2000, Tony became VP of Bluestone Software (later acquired by Hewlett-Packard), responsible for its West Coast Labs, where he led the creation of the award-winning open source Total-e-Mobile toolkit for building mobile web apps. Tony is currently a Director of the Open Source Initiative, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Open Source for America. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of CollabNet, Inc. He earned a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM. He was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Educator award from the IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering, and the 2013 recipient of the Influential Educator Award from the ACM Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT).

Bio of Prof Wasserman

Topic to be confirmed


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ke-Li Wu, Professor and the Director of the Radiofrequency Radiation Research Laboratory (R3L), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Wu received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada, in 1989. From 1989 to 1993, he was with the Communications Research Laboratory, McMaster University, as a Research Engineer and a Group Manager. In March 1993, he joined the Corporate R&D Division, COM DEV International, the largest Canadian space equipment manufacturer, where he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff. Since October 1999, he has been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, where he is a Professor and the Director of the Radiofrequency Radiation Research Laboratory (R3L).

He has authored or coauthored numerous publications in the areas of EM modeling and microwave passive components, microwave filter and antenna engineering. His current research interests include PEEC and DPEC electromagnetic modeling of high speed circuits, RF and microwave passive circuits and systems, synthesis theory and practices of microwave filters, antennas for wireless terminals, LTCC-based multichip modules (MCMs), and RF identification (RFID) technologies.

Prof. Wu is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of IEEE MTT-8 subcommittee (Filters and Passive Components) and also serves as a TPC member for many prestigious international conferences including International Microwave Symposium. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on MTT from 2006 to 2009. He was the recipient of the 1998 COM DEV Achievement Award for the development of exact EM design software of microwave filters and multiplexers and Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Prize in 2008 and 2012.

Bio of Prof Wu

Keynote Topic: The challenges of antenna technologies in smart phones for future wireless communications (subject to final confirmation)


Invited Speaker: Dr Wanli Min, Director for Data Science, Alibaba Group

Dr. Wanli Min received his Ph.D in Statistics from The University of Chicago in 2004.

Thereafter he has held several positions:  Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (New York) Research Scientist and Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Singapore,Senior Statistician at Google (Mountain View). In 2013 he joined Alibaba group as Director for Data Science. His research  interests include  probability theory,  stochastic process inference, signal processing and network dynamics.


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