CCAT 2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Zheng YAN
Xidian University, China


闫峥 教授,西安电子科技大学 (“华山学者”领军教授

Dr. Zheng Yan is currently a Huashan distinguished professor at the Xidian University, China. She is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, and AAIA. She received the B. Eng in electrical engineering and M. Eng in computer science and engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1994 and 1997. She received a second M. Eng in information security from National University of Singapore in 2000. She earned the Licentiate of Science and the Doctor of Science in Technology in electrical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 2005 and 2007. She joined the Nokia Research Center, Helsinki in 2000, working as a senior researcher until 2011. She worked as a visiting professor and a Finnish Academy Fellow at the Aalto University, Finland for over seven years. Her research interests are in cyber trust, security, privacy, and data analytics. She has led 30+ projects, sponsored by EU, Academy of Finland, NSFC, MOST, telecom industry, etc. At the helm of a research team with 60+ members, she has supervised 160+ post-doctoral researchers and graduates. She has authored 380+ publications, with 260+ first and corresponding authorships, featured prominently in top-tier venues. Nine of them are top 0.1% or 1% highly-cited ESI papers. She is the sole author of two books on trust management, utilized in teaching for a decade. 130+ patents (including 73 independent inventions) invented by her have been adopted by industry, a few of them have been incorporated into international standards and widely used in practice with billions of users. She has delivered 40+ invited keynote speeches and talks at international conferences and world-leading companies. Her Google Scholar citation is more than 14,000 with an H-index of 60.
Zheng served and is serving as an area/associate/guest editor for 60+ reputable journals, a steering committee member of several conferences, a general/program chair for 30+ international conferences. She is a founding steering committee co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, which becomes a leading venue in the field.
Dr. Yan is recognized as a Stanford World Top 2% Scientist since 2019 and an Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researcher since 2020. She has earned many accolades, including Distinguished Inventor of Nokia for significant technology contributions, N²Women Star in Computer Networking and Communications, IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, ELEC Impact Award for patent contributions to Finnish society, the Best Journal Paper Award issued by IEEE ComSoc and several other Best Paper awards, 18 times IEEE Distinguished/Outstanding Leadership/Service awards, three EU awards, Excellent PhD Dissertation Supervisor Award of Chinese Society of Electronic Education, etc. Her students have been rewarded more than 50 national or international awards. Her excellence has been covered by the media on numerous occasions.

Miaowen Wen
South China University of Technology

World’s Top 2% Scientists (Stanford List), 2019-2022; Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researchers, 2020-2023

温淼文 教授,华南理工大学

Dr. Wen received the B.S. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2014. From 2012 to 2013, he was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator with Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. From 2019 to 2021, he was a Hong Kong Scholar with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Since 2014, he has been with South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, currently as a Professor. He has published two Springer books entitled Index Modulation for 5G Wireless Communications and Index Modulation for OFDM Communications Systems, 6 book chapters, and 310+ research papers, which include 220+ journal papers and 90+ conference papers. His research interests include a variety of topics in the areas of wireless and molecular communications. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Dr. Wen was a recipient of the IEEE Asia-Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2020, and 6 Best Paper Awards from the IEEE ITST’12, the IEEE ITSC’14, the IEEE ICNC’16, the IEEE ICCT’19, the IEEE ISWCS’22, and the EAI QSHINE’22. He was the winner in data bakeoff competition (Molecular MIMO) at IEEE CTW'19, Selfoss, Iceland. He served as a Guest Editor for many journals including the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING (two special issues), and the IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY. Currently, he is serving as an Editor/Senior Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOLECULAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND MULTISCALE COMMUNICATIONS, and the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS.

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Northeastern University, China
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