Invited Talk for IEEE SOLI 2022

1. Dr. Anna Lau, Laxcen Technologies, Singapore
Topic RFID technology and applications
Biography Pui Yi Lau (Senior Member, IEEE) received the bachelor’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively.,She was a Research Fellow of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, City University of Hong Kong, a Scientist of A*STAR, a governmental institute in Singapore, and the Technical Director of Invengo Technology Pte Ltd. She is the CTO of Laxcen Technology Ltd., the CEO of the firm’s subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Singapore, and an expert in radio-frequency identification (RFID) and antenna technology. Dr. Lau is a Board Member of AIM Global, which is an international industry association with 50 years history that connects, standardizes, and advances automatic identification technologies included RFID, the IoT, blockchain, and data capture. She is the Founder and the Chairperson of AIM Asia covering its chapters in China, Japan, and other Asian regions. She serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification RFID and the former Chairperson of the IEEE RFID Singapore Chapter.


2. Prof. Maode Ma, College of Engineering at Qatar University in Qatar
Topic Security Enhancements by Machine Learning for IOT Systems
Biography Maode Ma, a Fellow of IET, received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Currently, he is a research professor in the College of Engineering at Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University, he was a faculty member at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for over 20 years. He has over 460 international academic publications including more than 220 journal papers and over 230 conference papers. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and the Journal of Communications. He also serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and the International Journal of Communication Systems. He is currently the Chair of the ACM, Singapore Chapter.


3. Dr. Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Topic An Open Blockchain Development Platform: DevLeChain Introduction and Design
Biography Weizhi Meng [sm'19] is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research interests include AI security, intrusion detection, smartphone security, biometric authentication, blockchain, trust management, and IoT security.


4. Dr. Quan Zhou, University of Birmingham, UK
Topic Artificial intelligence and its applications in automotive design and control
Biography Dr Quan Zhou is Assistant Professor in Automotive Engineering at the University of Birmingham and leads the research on Connected

and Autonomous Systems for Electrified Vehicles (CASE-V). He obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2019. He is the sole recipient of the Ratcliffe Prize in 2019 which is awarded by UoB for the best postgraduate research in the Science. His work has received an award from Innovate UK ICURe programme. PhD position applications are welcome.

Dr Zhou aspires to harness the emerging power of AI to reshape the design and control of vehicles, helping to attain a more sustainable society. His research interests include fuzzy inferences, evolutionary computation, deep and reinforcement learning, and their applications in automotive engineering. With a track record of more than 50 research papers published in international journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Applied Energy) and conference proceedings and 9 patent inventions, Dr Zhou has gained recognition from industry and academia. He has close collaboration with several world-leading research institutes, e.g., EU Joint Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua, RTWH Aachen.

Dr Zhou serves several editorial roles for SCI/EI journals including Automotive Innovation (academic editor), eTransport (guest editor), IET Intelligent Transport Systems (associate editor), and International Journal of Powertrains (editorial assistant). He actively reviews papers for more than 20 journals including IEEE Transactions and Applied Energy. He has successfully contributed to the organization of international conferences including the IEEE/CAA International Conference on Vehicular Control and Intelligence, IFAC Conference on Engine and Powertrain Control Simulation and Modelling, International Conference on Applied Energy, Applied Energy Symposium on Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Systems, and IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control.


5. Prof. Smail Tedjini, Universite Grenoble – Alpes, Grenoble – INP, France
Topic Trends in RFID implementation
Biography Smail Tedjini (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from Grenoble University, Grenoble, France, in 1985.,From 1981 to 1986, he was an Assistant Professor with the Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, and a Senior Researcher of Research French National Center (CNRS) from 1986 to 1993. He became a Full Professor in 1993. He founded the LCIS Laboratory, Valence, France, and served as the Director. He has more than 35 years of experience in Education, Research and Management of University Affairs. He has more than 300 publications and patents.,Dr. Tedjini is a URSI Fellow. He was elected as the Vice-Chair of URSI Commission D Electronics & Photonics in 2008. He served as the Chair for URSI Commission D for the Triennium 2011–2014. In 2015, he was an Elected President of URSI-France. Since 2020, he has been the Chair of the MTT-TC26 on RFID, wireless sensors, and IoT.


6. Dr. Justin Dauwels, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherland
Topic Perception error modelling for autonomous driving
Biography Justin Dauwels starts in January 2021 as Associate Professor at TU Delft. Prior to this, he was Associate Professor with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtained a PhD degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in December 2005. Next, in 2006-2007 he was a postdoc at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan (Prof. Shun-ichi Amari and Prof. Andrzej Cichocki), and a research scientist during 2008-2010 in the Stochastic Systems Group (SSG)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), led by Prof. Alan Willsky. He joined NTU in 2010. His research interests are in Bayesian statistics, iterative signal processing, and computational neuroscience.


7. Prof. Eng Hock Lim, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Topic Miniaturization Techniques for Metal-mountable UHF Tag Antennas
Biography Eng-Hock Lim (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Malaysia. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan Ocean University, in 1997, the M.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the City University of Hong Kong, in 2007. He is currently a Professor with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He was the Founding Chair of the IEEE Malaysia Council on RFID. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, from 2013 to 2016. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification. Since April 2021, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Council on RFID. He is a fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. His current research interests include RFID antennas, smart and re-configurable antennas, and multifunctional antennas.


8. Dr. Nasimuddin, Institute for Infocomm Research, A-STAR, Singapore
Topic Antenna Design Considerations for RF energy harvesting system
Biography Nasi muddin ( is a scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. His research interests include multilayered microstrip-based structures; millimeter waves; radio-frequency (RF) identification readers; GPS/Global Navigation Satellite System satellites; TV white space; RF energy-harvesting systems; and ultrawideband, beam-scanning/beamforming, metamaterial, circularly polarized microstrip antennas. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


9. Dr. Dawei Chen, InfoTech Labs, Toyota Motor North America, California, USA
Topic  Edge Computing and Its Applications in Vehicular Networks
Biography Dawei Chen (Student Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2015. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. His research interests include deep learning, federated learning/analytics, edge computing, and wireless networking.