York - Zhejiang Summer School 
on Cognitive Communications

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

25 - 31 October 2010

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Summer School Lecturing Team

Ten expert lecturers equally split from UK and China will deliver the week long Summer School.  

UK Team

Dr David Grace, University of York, dg@ohm.york.ac.uk  

Dr David Grace is Head of Communications Research Group and Senior Research Fellow within the Department of Electronics at the University of York. He is also a Co-Director of the York - Zhejiang Lab on Cognitive Radio and Green Communications. Current research interests include cognitive radio, particularly applying distributed artificial intelligence to spectrum assignment, and cognitive networking, interference management and coexistence. Currently, he is a co-investigator of the FP7 BuNGee project dealing with broadband next generation access, and recently he was the principal investigator of a UK MOD project on 'Cognitive Routing for Tactical Ad Hoc Networks'. From 2003-7 he was the technical lead for the 14-partner FP6 CAPANINA project. He is currently chair of the Worldwide Universities Network Cognitive Communications Consortium, which has members from 60+ organisations worldwide. He is an author of 160+ papers, and a member of COST IC0902 and the IEEE Committee on Cognitive Networks. From 2005-9 he was COST 297 WG1 chair which dealt with radio communications for high altitude platforms. In 2000, he jointly founded SkyLARC Technologies Ltd, and was one of its directors.

Dr Paul Mitchell, University of York, pdm@ohm.york.ac.uk

Dr Paul Mitchell is a Lecturer in the Communications Research Group at the University of York. He received his MEng and PhD degrees from York in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Doctoral research on medium access control for satellite systems was supported by BT, with other industrial experience gained at QinetiQ. Dr Mitchell is an author and reviewer of refereed journal papers, is General Chair of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (2010), has served on numerous international conference programme committees, and has been an invited speaker at the IET and the University of Bradford. He is an editor of the IET Wireless Sensor Systems journal and a member of the IET Technical and Professional Networks Steering Committee. His research expertise and interests include medium access control, sensor networks, queuing theory, traffic modelling and system level simulation in which he has over ten years experience.

Mr Tim Clarke, University of York, tim@ohm.york.ac.uk

Tim is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronics at the University of York. His research focus is strongly interdisciplinary, moving from strong control-theoretical work, focused on aerospace applications (but still maintaining a small recognisable activity), industrial control, modelling and simulation, into the area of distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) and applied evolutionary computing (EC). He is now applying his experience and knowledge of DAI to cognitive communications, which started with an investigation of a deliberative multiagent approach to routing in tactical ad-hoc networks and is now being extended to applications in cognitive radio and cognitive networks. He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committees 7.5 (Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles) and 5.4 (Large Scale Complex Systems) and has published over 70 papers in refereed journals and conferences.

Dr Oliver Holland, King’s College London (KCL),  oliver.holland@kcl.ac.uk

Oliver obtained his B.Sc. with first class honours from Cardiff University , and his Ph.D. from King's College London. His research is on dynamic spectrum access for green communications, and spectrum awareness, among other topics. Oliver participates in Cognitive Radio (CR) related standards, was a technical editor of the IEEE 1900.4 standard, and is a voting member and officer of IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 41 (“Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks”). He serves on the management of an EU “Network of Excellence” on CR, and holds various management positions within two EU collaborative “COST” efforts, both broadly based on CR. He is on the technical programme committee and is a reviewer and organiser/editor of various major international conferences and journals. He is a guest editor of an IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology special issue on the topic of CR, is an Associate Editor of that journal, and is co-chair of the "Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Communications" track of IEEE VTC 2010-Fall.

Dr Maziar Nekovee, BT/University College London (UCL), maziar.nekovee@bt.com

Dr. Maziar Nekovee is a Theme Leader at BT (British Telecom) where he leads research in cognitive radio technology with applications to ultrafast mobile broadband, smart grids and rural broadband. Other areas of research include vehicular communication networks for intelligent transport, and theory and applications of complex social networks. He is also involved in a number of EU and international collaborative projects in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access. Maziar received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Delft University of Technology and his Ph.D. in theoretical Physics from the University of Nijmegen, both in the Netherlands. He is the author of over 70 papers in international journals and refereed conferences, and the holder of a number of patents. Dr Nekovee is the recipient of a prestigious Industry Fellowship from the Royal Society (UK Academy of Science), and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University College London. His new book "Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principle and Practices" has been published recently.


China Team

Prof Honggang Zhang Zhejiang University, honggangzhang@zju.edu.cn

Dr Honggang Zhang is a Full Professor at the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kagoshima University, Japan, in March 1999. Prior to that, he received the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China, in 1989, and Lanzhou University of Technology, China, in 1992, respectively. From October 1999 to March 2002, he was with the Shin-Kawasaki Research Center, Telecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO) of Japan, as a TAO Research Fellow. From April 2002 to November 2002, he joined the TOYOTA IT Center, where he performed research and development on software-defined radio (SDR) with applications to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). From December 2002 to August 2004, he has been with the UWB Research Consortium, Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan, where his R&D responsibilities were focused on UWB wireless communications, IEEE 802.15.3a & 4a WPAN standardizations, Wireless 1394 and "1394-over-UWB" smart home networks. He was the founding member of UWB Forum and the principle author and contributor for proposing DS-UWB in IEEE 802.15 WPAN standardization task group, for which he initiated the "Soft-Spectrum Adaptation (SSA)" technique and contributed to its worldwide developments. From September 2004 to February 2008, he has been with CREATE-NET, where he leaded its wireless teams in exploring Cognitive Radio (CR) and its integration with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies for open-spectrum wireless communications and networks evolution (i.e. CR-UWB: Ultra-Wideband Cognitive Radio) while participated a number of European FP6/FP7 projects (EUWB, PULSERS 2). Dr. Honggang Zhang is taking a leading role in the Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) as Vice-Chair. He is the Co-Chairs of IEEE Globecom 2008 Symposium on the Selected Areas in Communications (SAC). He is the founding Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chairs of CrownCom 2006 (International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications 2006) as well as the Steering Committee Member of CrownCom 2006-2009.

Dr Xinbing Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, xwang8@sjtu.edu.cn

Xinbing Wang received the B.S. degree (with hons.) from the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 1998, and the M.S. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001. He received the Ph.D. degree, major in the Department of electrical and Computer Engineering, minor in the Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 2006. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. His research interests include resource allocation and management in mobile and wireless networks, TCP asymptotics analysis, wireless capacity, cross layer call admission control, asymptotics analysis of hybrid systems, and congestion control over wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Dr. Wang has been a member of the organizing committees of several conferences including IEEE INFOCOM 2011, IEEE ICC 2011, IEEE Globecom 2011.

Prof Lingyang Song, Peking University, lingyang.song@pku.edu.cn

Lingyang Song received the B.S. degree in communication engineering from Jilin University, China in 2002 and a PhD in differential space time codes and MIMO from the University of York, UK, in 2007, where he received the K. M. Stott Prize for excellent research. From January to September 2003 he worked as a software engineer in Hwasun Tomorrow Technology, Beijing. He worked at Philips Research UK from June to December 2005 as a research scientist. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, until rejoining Philips Research UK in March 2008. Now, he is with School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China.

Dr Wei Chen, Tsinghua University, wchen@tsinghua.edu.cn

Wei Chen received his BS and PhD degrees (both with the highest honors) from Tsinghua University , in 2002, and 2007, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, He was a visiting research staff in Dept. ECE, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Since July 2007, he has been with Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University , where he is currently an Assistant Professor. He visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Oct., 2007, HKUST from Aug. to Sep., 2008/2009, and University of Southampton from June to Sept. 2010. His research interests are in the broad areas of wireless communications, information theory, and applied optimizations. He won best paper awards from IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun. (2008), IEEE IWCLD 2007, IEEE ICC 2006. He served as student travel grant chair of ICC 2008, co-chair of CoCoNet 2008, TPC co-chair of ICC2010 WCS, and VTC 2011, Spring. H is an editor of Communications and Networks (Scientific Research Publishing).

Dr. Wei Wang, Zhejiang University, wangw@zju.edu.cn

Wei Wang received his B.S. degree in Communication Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Signal and Information Processing in 2004 and 2009 respectively, both from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), P.R. China. Now, he is an assistant professor with Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, P.R. China. From Sep. 2007 to Sep. 2008, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Real-Time Computing Lab (RTCL) of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S. He serves as the editor for Network Protocols and Algorithms, and International Journal of Research and Reviews in Computer Science. He is the TPC co-chair of International Workshop on Cognitive Radio Network (CRNet 2010). His research interest mainly focuses on cognitive radio networks and radio resource management for wireless networks.



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