Prof. Shigang Chen | IEEE Fellow
University of Florida, United States

Dr. Shigang Chen ( is a professor with Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After graduation, he had worked with Cisco Systems for three years before joining University of Florida in 2002. He served as CTO for Chance Media Inc. during 2012-2014. His research interests include computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing. He published more than 180 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. He received IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award and NSF CAREER Award. He holds 12 US patents. He was an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and a number of other journals. He served in various chair positions or as technical committee member for numerous conferences. He is a Fellow of IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communication Society.

Prof. Anu Gokhale
Illinois State University, United States

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale has completed twenty-five years of university teaching and is currently a professor and coordinator of the computer systems technology program at Illinois State University. She is named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017; and a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China during spring 2017. Dr. Gokhale was honored with the 2011 University Outstanding Researcher Award. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. She presents and publishes her peer-reviewed research, and pursues multi-year projects funded by agencies like the US Department of Education, US Department of State, and National Science Foundation. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan; 2014 International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, Singapore; and 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering in Maldives. She consults for businesses and has delivered multiple workshops. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Prof. Sen Zhang
State University of New York College at Oneonta, United States

Sen Zhang received his B.S. M.S. and Ph.D., all in Computer Science, respectively from Tianjin University (1992), South China University of Science and Technology (1994) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (2004). He joined State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2004 and currently is Professor of Computer Science.
Dr. Zhang's research interests include data mining and databases, and their related data, data modeling, data structures and algorithms. In particular, his work focuses on practical algorithms related to sequences, trees and graphs. The results of his research have appeared in computer science journals such as ACM Transactions on Information Systems, ACM Transactions on Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and IEEE Transactions on Computers.
His conference papers have appeared in proceedings of IEEE ICDE, IEEE DCC, SIAM SDM, CPM, WADS, LCN, etc.


Assoc. Prof. Donald S. Zinger
Northern Illinois University, USA



Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (1988)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (1983)

Research Interests

Alternative Energy
Power Electronics
Electric Machine Control
Industrial Controls

Work Experience

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (1993-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Akron (1988-1993)
Design Engineer, Midway Manufacturing, Franklin Park, IL (1978-1981)

Assoc. Prof. Lichuan Liu
Northern Illinois University, USA

About: Dr. Lichuan Liu is an Associate Professor with Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University. She received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1995 and 1998 respectively. She received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2006. She joined Northern Illinois University of Florida in 2007. Her research interests include real-time signal processing, digital signal processing, active noise control, wireless communications, and artificial intelligence. She published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. She holds 3 US patents. She served in various chair positions or as technical committee member for numerous conferences. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.