Houlin Zhao was elected deputy secretary-general of ITU-T at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in November 2006. He was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2010. He graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex.
From 1986 to 1992, he was a senior staff member in the CCITT. From 1993 to 1998, he was a senior staff member in TSB. From 1999 to 2006, he was the director of the ITU telecommunication standard bureau. Among his responsibilities as counselor for ITU-T study groups, he coordinated international technical bodies, including ISO and IEC. Prior to joining ITU, Mr Zhao was an engineer in the Design Institute of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, China. He contributed important articles to a number of prestigious Chinese technical publications. In 1985 he was awarded a prize for his achievements in science and technology in the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
Huifang Sun received his BSc degree from Harbin Military Engineering Institute. He received his PhD degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada. In 1990, he was an associate professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 1990, he also joined Sarnoff Corporation. In 1995, he joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and was promoted to vice president, deputy director, and fellow (2003). He has co-authored two books and published more than 140 journal and conference papers. He holds more than 60 US patents. In 1994, Huifang Sun received a Technical Achievement award for the optimization and specification of the Grand Alliance HDTV video compression algorithm. In 1992, he won the Best Paper award from IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. In 1996, he won the Best Paper award at ICCE; and in 2003, he won the Best Paper award from IEEE Transactions on CSVT. He was the associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and was the chair of the Visual Processing Technical Committee of IEEE’s Circuits and System Society. He is also an IEEE Fellow.
Ke-Li Wu (M’90-SM’96-F’11) received his BS and MEng degrees from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1982 and 1985. He received his PhD degree from Laval University, Quebec, in 1989. From 1989 to 1993, he was a research engineer at the Communications Research Laboratory, McMaster University. In March 1993, he joined the Corporate R&D Division, COM DEV International. Since October 1999, he has been the director of the radio frequency radiation research Laboratory (R3L) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He has authored or coauthored numerous publications. His 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.
Professor Wu is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the IEEE MTT-8 subcommittee. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on MTT from 2006 to 2009.
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Shi Lirong holds a bachelor’s degree in radio electronics and information technology from Tsinghua University and a master’s degree in communications and electronics engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Shiduan Cheng is a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). She graduated from BUPT in 1963 continued there as an assistant professor. From 1984 to 1987 and in 1994 she was a visiting scholar at Alcatel Bell, Belgium. In 1987 she was the vice dean of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, BUPT. From 1992 to 1999 she was the director of the State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology of BUPT. During the same period, she was also the head of the Expert Group on Networking and Switching in 863 program of China. From 1999 to February 2006, she was the vice director of Academic Committee of BUPT.
She has published more than 200 academic papers and four books. She also holds dozens of patents on ATM and IP technology. Her research interests include IP network performance, QoS and new applications, broadband wireless networks, NGN, and NGI.
Wen Gao received his PhD degree in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he was chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Harbin Institute of Technology. From 1996 to 2005, he was a professor at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). During his career at CAS, he was the managing director of the ICT from 1998 to 1999, the executive vice president of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2000 to 2004, and the vice president of University of Science and Technology China from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Gao currently researches video coding and processing, facial recognition, image retrieval, and multimodal interfaces. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Wenjun (Kevin) Zeng is director of the Mobile Networking and Multimedia Communications Labs in the Computer Science Department of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He received his BE degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua university, his MS degree from the University of Notre Dame, and his PhD degree from Princeton University. His research interest include mobile computing, social media analysis, semantic search, distributed source/video coding, 3-D analysis and coding, multimedia networking, and content and network security. He is the editor “Multimedia Security Technologies for Digital Rights Management” (Elsevier, 2006), and has been granted 15 US patents.
Prior to joining the University of Missouri in 2003, he worked for PacketVideo Corp., Sharp Labs America, Bell Labs, and Panasonic Technology. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He is also on the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. He is a fellow of the IEEE.
Zhenge (George) Sun received his masters and doctoral degrees from North Polytechnics University, Xi’an, China. He then continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Zhengkun Mi received his BSc degree from Fudan University in 1967 and his masters degree from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) in 1981. He is a professor at the College of Communication and Information Engineering, NUPT. He held a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey, UK for six months and a visiting scholarship at the University of Arizona for twelve months. His research interests include next-generation networks, ubiquitous networks, and Internet of things, with an emphasis on heterogeneous network convergence for QoS and QoE, ubiquitous service provisioning, and joint resource management. He is a member of the Chinese expert delegation to the ITU. His work has contributed to one ITU-T SG11 recommendation and one Chinese Communication Standards Association (CCSA) standard, both on intelligent networking. He has published more than 50 academic papers and is the author of six monographs on telecommunication switching, signaling, and services. He is a fellow of the Communication Association of China (CAC)