-       Organizing Committee:

 

Dr. Eduard Jorswieck (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

 

Eduard Jorswieck is a Full Professor at Dresden University of Technology. His main research interests are in the area of signal processing for communications, applied information theory and communication theory. He is a member of the IEEE SPCOM Technical Committee (2008-2013). He was the PHY symposium co-chair of VTC’13-Spring. He acts as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and Senior Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters. In 2006, he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. Prof. Jorswieck has led research projects on physical layer security for more than four years. He has coauthored a number of papers and two book chapters on this topic. He is a Guest Editor for the 2013 special issue on Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Physical Layer Security in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

 

Personal webpage: http://www.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/tnt/jorswieck

 

Dr. Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA)

 

Zhu Han is an Associate Professor at University of Houston. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, physical layer security, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, and smart grid communication. He was the MAC symposium vice chair of IEEE WCNC’08, Wireless Communications symposium co-chair of VTC’11-Fall, and organizers of various workshops. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is an NSF CAREER award recipient in 2010 and he has received several Best Paper Awards in recent years, including IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Best Paper Award. Prof. Han has significant publications in the area of communication security and has given a Tutorial on Resource Allocation in Wireless Physical Layer Security at WCNC’13.

 

Personal webpage: http://www2.egr.uh.edu/~zhan2


Dr. Stefano Tomasin (University of Padova, Italy)

Stefano Tomasin received the Laurea degree and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He joined University of Padova first as contractor researcher for a national research project (2002) and then as Assistant Professor (2005). In 2013 he received the national academic qualification (abilitazione scientifica nazionale) to the role of associate professor. His current research interests include physical layer security, signal processing and scheduling for wireless communications, and optimization techniques for smart grids. He is member of IEEE since 1999 and senior Member since 2011, and since 2013 he is in the IEEE Italy Section board. He was co-recipient of a best paper student award in 2009. Stefano Tomasin has participated in various industrial and academic research projects, receiving grants from the Italian Ministry for Education (FIRB project), collaborating with the Italian broadcasting company RAI and with companies in both Europe and Asia.

Personal webpage: http://dgt.dei.unipd.it/people/read/Stefano+Tomasin/


Dr. Walid Saad (University of Miami, USA)

 

Walid Saad is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. His research interests span various areas including wireless networks, physical layer security, game theory, heterogeneous networks, optimization, and smart grids. In the past, he held several research appointments at institutions such as the University of Illinois and Princeton University. He was the Wireless Networks symposium co-chair of VTC’11-Fall and the main organizer of various workshops. Prof. Saad is an NSF CAREER award recipient in 2013. He received several Best Paper Awards in recent years including the Best Paper Award at WiOpt 2009 for his work on cooperative game theory for physical layer security. He was the lead Guest Editor for the 2013 special issue on Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Physical Layer Security in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

 

Personal webpage: http://resume.walid-saad.com

 

Dr. Xiangyun Zhou (Australian National University, Australia)

 

Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou is a Lecturer at the Australian National University. His research interests are in the fields of communication theory and wireless networks. He has been an active researcher in the field of physical layer security since 2009 and received the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2011 for his work on security attack in wireless networks. Dr. Zhou is the local chapter chair of IEEE ComSoc in the ACT Section, Australia. He serves on the editorial board of the following journals: IEEE Communications Letters, Security and Communication Networks, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks. He has a large number of publications in the area of physical layer security, including an edited book entitled “Physical Layer Security in Wireless Networks” by CRC Press in 2013.

 

Personal webpage: http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~xyzhou/Default.html

 

 

-       Steering Committee:

 

Dr. Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

 

Matthieu Bloch is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of information theory, error-control coding, wireless communications, and cryptography. He is the current chair of the Online Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He has served on the organizing committee of several international conferences and workshops, including the workshop on physical layer security at ICC’11. He is the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Information Theory Society 2011 Joint Best Paper Award for his seminal work on physical layer security. Prof. Bloch published a large number of papers in physical layer security and co-authored the textbook Physical-Layer Security: From Information Theory to Security Engineering published by Cambridge University Press.

 

Personal webpage: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/mbloch

 

Dr. Ashish Khisti (University of Toronto, Canada)

 

Ashish Khisti is an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto and a Canada Research Chair in Wireless Networks. His research interests are in the areas of information theory and communication theory. He is a recipient of the Hewlett-Packard Innovation Research Award in 2011 and 2012 and an Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2012. He is a well-known researcher with significant publications in physical layer security and was the organizer of the workshop on physical layer security at Globecom’11. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications (Specific Area: Information Theory and Physical Layer Security).

 

Personal webpage: http://www.comm.utoronto.ca/~akhisti/index.htm