Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers:

    1. Prof. Dr. -Ing. Thomas Eibert, Technische Universität München
    2. Prof. Dr. Arokiaswami Alphones, Nanyang Technological University

      A Alphones received his B.Tech. from Madras Institute of Technology in 1982, M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1984 and Ph.D. degree in Optically Controlled Millimeter wave Circuits from Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1992. He was a JSPS visiting fellow from 1996-97 at Japan. During 1997-2001, he was with Centre for Wireless Communications, National University of Singapore involved in the research on optically controlled passive/active devices. Since 2001 he is Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has 30 years of research experience. He has published and presented over 260 technical papers in peer reviewed International Journals/ Conferences. His current interests are electro-magnetic analysis on planar RF circuits and integrated optics, microwave photonics, metamaterial based leaky wave antennas and wireless power transfer technologies. He was involved many IEEE flagship conferences held in Singapore and General Chair of APMC 2009, MWP 2011 and TENCON 2016. He was the chairman of IEEE Singapore section during 2015-2016 and a senior member of IEEE. He is also the panel member of IEEE Conference Quality Committee.

      Impact of Electromagnetic Radiation on Humans

      Abstract: The main objective is to bring awareness about the basic knowledge to understand the effects of increasing use of electricity, cellular phones, security check, and medical applications of electromagnetic radiation. The content includes fundamental of electromagnetic radiation and impacts of radio transmission, wireless technologies, lasers and light sources, X-ray and THz technologies. Participants will gain basic understanding about (i) the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation on humans, (ii) the benefits and possible side effects of modern electronic technologies, and (iii) the principles of some major biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields.

      The lecture will start with the complete electromagnetic spectrum, and various wireless applications in the RF, Microwave and millimeter wave regime. This will be followed by visible, infrared, ultraviolet and X ray applications. The importance of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation effects will be discussed in detail including the characteristics of interaction on human organs. The relative absorption of radiation on various organs will be also discussed.

    3. Prof.Dr. Yifan Chen, Waikato University, New ZealandDr. Yifan Chen is a Professor of Engineering and the Associate Dean External Engagement for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Professor and the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, appointed through the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”). In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer with the University of Greenwich and Newcastle University, U.K. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Project Officer and then a Research Fellow with Singapore-University of Washington Alliance in bioengineering, supported by Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Washington at Seattle, USA. He received the B.Eng. (Hons I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2002 and 2006, respectively.Professor Chen’s current research interests include electromagnetic medical imaging and diagnosis, transient communication with application to healthcare, touchable communication and computation with application to targeted drug delivery and contrast-enhanced medical imaging, fundamentals and applications of nanoscale and molecular communications, and channel modelling for next-generation wireless systems and networks. He is the Coordinator of the European FP7 “CoNHealth” project on intelligent medical ICT, an elected Working Group Co-leader of the European COST Action TD1301 “MiMed” project on microwave medical imaging, an Advisory Committee Member of the European Horizon 2020 “CIRCLE” project on molecular communications, a Voting Member of the IEEE Standards Development Working Group 1906.1 on nanoscale and molecular communications, an Editor for IEEE ComSoc Best Readings in Nanoscale Communication Networks and IEEE Access Special Section in Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks/Communications, and a Vice Chair of the IEEE Nano-scale, Molecular and Quantum Networking Emerging Technical Subcommittee. He also served as a Tutorial and Special Session Chair of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems (IESES), a Technical Program Chair of the 2017 IEEE Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium (EDAPS), a Technical Program Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), a General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), a Technical Symposium Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), and a Technical Program Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China (ICCE China). He is a Fellow of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE.
    4. Dr.-Ing. Wahju Sediono,  International Islamic University Malaysia