Zeynep Celik

Zeynep Çelik holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of Rochester, NY. She was an IBM Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1983 to 1984, and an Eastman Kodak Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1985 to 1987.

Prof. Çelik has received several awards including the Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award (2010), the University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2006), IEEE-Dallas Section Electron Devices Society (EDS) Outstanding Service Awards (1995, 1997), IEEE-EDS Service Recognition Certificates (1995, 2014), IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer Appreciation Award (2006), Outstanding Electrical Engineering Graduate Faculty Awards (1996, 1997, 2001), and SMU-Sigma Xi Research Award (1997).

Her research interests include noise and reliability in electron devices, and novel flexible sensors and nano energy harvesters. She has 10 patents, 10 book chapters, and over 225 journal and conference publications. She serves as an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Sensors Journal and as a topical editor for the Elsevier Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. She is an IEEE Fellow and a life member of Eta Kappa Nu.

J.-C. Chiao

J.-C. Chiao is the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Prior to joining SMU in 2018, he was Greene endowed professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) at UT-Arlington (2002-18). He is an IEEE Fellow and SPIE Fellow. He has authored/edited over 300 publications and holds 24 US patents (15 issued, 9 pending). He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology; and Chair for 2018 IMBioC conference. He is the recipient of O’Donnell Award in Engineering, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST); Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award; Tech Titans Technology Innovator Award; Heroes of Healthcare Research in Medicine award; IEEE Region-5 Outstanding Educator award; IEEE Regiod-5 Excellent Performance award; IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer; and Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer.

Rolland Vida

Rolland Vida obtained his PhD in Computer Networks at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Head of HSN Lab, a research laboratory that is a strategic partner of Ericsson for 30 years. In the last 10 years Dr. Vida had leading roles in the IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Smart Cities. He was the TPC Co-chair of the IEEE Sensors conference in 2019 and 2020, he is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Letters, and a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE IoT Journal. His research area is wireless sensor networks, sensor communications and IoT.

Jeong Bong (JB) Lee

JB Lee received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Hanyang University (Korea) in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993 and 1997. He was an assistant professor at the Louisiana State University before he moved to the University of Texas at Dallas in 2001, where he is currently a Professor and an Associate Department Head for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests include MEMS, sensors, and biomedical devices. He has published more than 260 journal/conference papers with a total citation over 5,200. Dr. Lee received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001 and served as an Executive Advisory Board member for the Microsystems Division at the Sandia National Laboratory. He has also served as a member of the Executive Program Committee for Transducers, a track chair for the IEEE Sensors Conference, and an editorial board member for several journals.

Changzi Li

Changzhi Li received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, in 2009. He is a Professor at Texas Tech University. His research interest is microwave/millimeter-wave sensing for healthcare, security, energy efficiency, structural monitoring, and human-machine interface.


Dr. Li is the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Distinguished Microwave Lecturer, Tatsuo Itoh class of 2022-2024. He was a recipient of the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Technical Achievement Award, the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award, the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Professional Award, the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award, and the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES and the IEEE JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETICS, RF AND MICROWAVES IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY.

Chonggang Wang

Chonggang Wang received the Ph.D. degree from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 2002. He is currently a Principal Engineer with InterDigital Communications. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of wireless communications, networking, and computing, including research, development, and standardization. His current research interests include future wireless systems, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, decentralized and pervasive intelligence, and quantum internet. He participates in industry standardization activities with IETF/IRTF, ETSI, oneM2M, 3GPP and IEEE. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network – The Magazine of Global Internetworking. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to internet of things enabling technologies.

Christina Schober

Christina Schober is a retired Honeywell Engineer after 40 years.  She was a Product Lead for the Tactical Ring Laser Gyro Aerospace Division of Honeywell supporting multiple ring laser gyro products and MEMS gyro development.  She supported 3 phases of the DARPA Atomic clock program, receiving 7 patents from her work.  As Lead Process Engineer, she was responsible for the successful transitions from design to production for both the Integrated Flight Management Unit and the Stinger Roll Frequency Sensor.  At Honeywell’s Solid-State Electronics Division, she worked in MOS VLSI Design, as Project Lead for CMOS standard cell library development, and a CAD trainer for circuit simulation, logic and circuit design.  


Notable highlights include: 16 US patents, 24 foreign patents, Professional Masters and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Minnesota), and Honeywell 2015 Outstanding Engineer / 2005 Aerospace Quest for Excellence team award / Certified Honeywell Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Cuiling (Sue) Gong

Dr. Cuiling (Sue) Gong received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1999.  She joined the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) development team at Texas Instruments in 2000.  She was the core designer of three generations of DMD pixels that had enabled a variety of DLP® products in the market including pico-projectors, projectors in classrooms, conference rooms, and movie theaters.  She has 9 issued US patents.  In 2011 she joined the faculty of the College of Science and Engineering at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.  Her current research work includes using DMD as a spatial light modulator for underwater imaging and hyperspectral imaging of coastal land and water.

Shawana Tabassum

Shawana Tabassum is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she directs the Biosensors and Bioinformatics Laboratory. Her research is focused on micro/nano-optics, electronics, microfluidics, and their applications in biomedicine and precision agriculture. She received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA, USA, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Tabassum is a recipient of several prestigious awards including Science breakthrough of the Year: Emerging Talent from Falling Walls (2020), Robert J. Menges award for outstanding research in educational development (2020), Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence award for teaching and mentoring students (2020), Best global impact innovation prize from ISU’s Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship (2020, 2019), Biomedical Engineering Society’s career development award (2019), Research Excellence Award (2018), and the Best paper award finalist at IEEE Sensors conference (2016).

Hamida Hallil Abbas

Hamida HALLIL, Ing. PhD, is an Assoc. Prof. in electrical engineering at the Bordeaux University and affiliated with IMS lab. (CNRS, UMR 5218) in France. Her current research interests include the design of innovative devices and sensors using electromagnetic and acoustic transduction modes. In 2018 for 2 years, she was assigned as Adjunct research scientist at School EEE NTU and CINTRA lab. (CNRS, UMI 3288) in Singapore and her work focuses on the development of 2D based acoustic and microwave devices. She is Fellow of the French National council of universities since 2015, Chair of IEEE Sensors Council France Chapter and of WiSe committee of the IEEE Sensors Council since 2021. She also serves on the organizing or technical committees of several conferences, including IEEE : SENSORS ‘19 & ‘21, DTIP, NMDC ‘17,‘18,’19, ‘20 and IEEE ICECS ’20, IEEE COINS ‘21.