Dr. Bi got his M.S. from Shanghai JiaoTong University and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. After teaching at Utah State University as an assistant professor for one year, he joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in 1988. In 1995, he became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and two years later, he was promoted to Technical Manager.

Dr. Bi is a recognized expert in wireless communications. He received Awards of Excellence from the Advanced Technology Lab of AT&T in 1996 and 1997, and received Bell Labs President’s Gold Awards in 2000 and 2002. Under his leadership, his team was recognized for its outstanding contributions in innovations and was awarded the Bell Labs Innovation Team Award in 2003. In 2004, he received the Speaker of the Year Award from the IEEE New Jersey Coast Section.

Based on his pioneering contributions in wireless communications, he broke new ground in 2003 by becoming the first Chinese from mainland China since 1949 to receive the prestigious Bell Laboratories Fellow Award. In 2004, he was also recognized by the Chinese Institute of Engineers and was awarded the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award during Engineers Week in the United States.

Dr. Bi is also dedicated to international and social activities. From 1998 to 1999, he served as the technical chair for the Wireless Mobile ATM Conference. From 1999 to 2000, he organized the first and the second CDMA conferences at Lucent Technologies. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the technical chair for IEEE Globecom’s wireless program. In 2003, he served as the technical chair for the IEEE Wireless Communications and Network Conference. Currently, he serves as the chair and organizer for the Wireless and Optical Communications Conference.

Dr. Bi has published extensively in many technical journals and conferences and has served as editors in many technical publications. He was often invited as a keynote speaker in many international conferences and has filed more than 50 US patents. He was also the New York chapter president of the Alumni Association of the ChiaoTung University from 2002 to 2006. He has been listed in Who’s Who since 2003.


MengChu Zhou joined New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1990, and is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the MS Program in Computer Engineering and Director of Discrete-Event Systems Laboratory. He presently serves as Chair of Board of Trustees of WOCC, Inc.

His research interests are in computer-integrated systems, Petri nets, ad hoc network, and network security, and semiconductor manufacturing. He has over 260 publications including 6 books, over 90 journal papers, and 16 book-chapters. He co-authored with F. DiCesare Petri Net Synthesis for Discrete Event Control of Manufacturing Systems, Kluwer Academic, Boston, MA, 1993, edited Petri Nets in Flexible and Agile Automation, Kluwer Academic, 1995, co-authored with K. Venkatesh Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems: A Petri Net Approach, World Scientific, 1998, co-edited with M. P. Fanti, Deadlock Resolution in Computer-Integrated Systems, Marcel Dekker, 2005, and co-authored with H. Zhu, Object-Oriented Programming in C++: A Project-based Approach, Tsinghua University Press, 2005..

He was invited to lecture in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and US.He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation from 1997 to 2000 and currently Managing Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part C, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems. He was General Co-Chair of 2003 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics, Washington D.C., October 5-8, 2003, 2004 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensors and Control, Taipei, March 21-23, 2004, 2006 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics, Taipei, October 7-11, 2006, and General Chair of 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensors and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2006..He organized and chaired over 70 technical sessions and served on program committees for many conferences. He was Program Chair of 1998 and Co-Chair of 2001 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) and 1997 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, and Guest Editors for IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Dr. Zhou has led or participated in twenty-six research and education projects with total budget over $10M, funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Engineering Foundation, New Jersey Science and Technology Commission, and industry. He was the recipient of NSF’s Research Initiation Award, CIM University-LEAD Award by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Perlis Research Award by NJIT, Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists, Leadership Award and Academic Achievement Award by Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA, Asian American Achievement Award by Asian American Heritage Council of New Jersey, and Outstanding Contribution Award from IEEE SMC Society. He is named Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE SMC Society for 2005-2006. He is Fellow of IEEE and a life member of Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA.


Dr. Allen C. Chen was born in a rural village in Chang-Hua, Taiwan where he spent his childhood. He has had extensive industry experiences in the areas of computer architecture, minicomputer and VLSI design, and wireless communications (including AMPS, GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000). He was a lead engineer at NCR and Perkin Elma in developing minicomputer processors. He joined AT&T Bell Labs (later Lucent Technologies) in 1979 where he contributed significantly in developing the worldwide first 32-bit microprocessor (BELLMAC-32) technically and managerially. During the last 7 and half years of his career at Lucent Technologies, he was with the Network Wireless Business Unit where he contributed to the software development of AMPS, GSM and CDMA Base Stations. He led the First Call Team to make the first in-lab CDMA call successfully in April 1994. After retiring from Lucent Technologies in March 1998, Allen went to Silicon Valley to fulfill his entrepreneur dream by joining a startup company serving as a Senior Manager and later promoted as Director of Operations that developed VLSI chips, industrial controllers and PDAs and then returned to NJ in 2000 to start Teleion Wireless Inc. serving as Vice President of Engineering that developed CDMA2000 Data Modules using Qualcomm chipsets. Allen was instrumental in building a 25-engineer R&D team from scratch. Allen was an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ where he taught a course in Computer Architecture in 1981.Dr. Chen currently provides technical consulting in the area of wireless communications at Innovatech Solutions Inc., Holmdel, NJ.

Dr. Chen served as President of CIE-USA/GNYC in 1997 and 2004. With his expertise in wireless communications, he has bridged CIE-USA/GNYC and WOCC in that he is serving as Chairman of WOCC Board of Trustees. He was an invited speaker for the Wireless Communication Session of the 2004 Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC 2004) that was held in China in April 2004 and is an Organizing Committee member for the 2006 Modern Engineering and Technology Seminar (METS 2006) that will be held in Taiwan from September 22 to 27, 2006. He was invited by Taiwan ITRI to join a China’s 863 Plan Evaluation Team as an advisor to seek for possible collaboration between China and Taiwan ITRI in wireless communication area, specifically in TD-SCDMA technology in Beijing for one week in 2001.

Dr. Chen is active in other community and professional services including President of Association of Chinese Schools, an Officer of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), a Life Member of IEEE IES AdCom and a founding member and Advisor of WOCC. Served as General Chairperson of IEEE IECON’1995 and chaired many other technical sessions and co-organized many other IEEE IES conferences. Received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. Dr. Chen has published over 30 technical papers and has been frequently invited as a speaker and consultant/advisor in computers, VLSI design and wireless communications.



Dr. Belle Tseng is a Senior Research Staff Member in NEC Laboratories America. Dr. Tseng is currently the leader of the Social Information Mining Group at NEC Labs, where she manages the research projects on relational data mining, social network analysis, user behavior modeling, multi-modality information fusion, and data-behavior integration. Prior to joining NEC, Dr. Tseng spent seven years as a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson ResearchCenter.

Dr. Tseng was the pioneer architect of the IBM rich media semantic summarization and personalized content adaptation system. She was the primary contributor and the project coordinator of the IBM multimedia semantic mining team, which performed best in NIST TREC video concept detection benchmarking since 2002. She was the co-author of the IBM MPEG-7 Video Collaboration System and the IBM Real-Time Video Traffic Surveillance System. Her research interests included 3D stereoscopic systems, multi-viewpoint 3DTV applications, 3D interactive devices, MPEG-2 stereoscopic codec and immersive whiteboard collaboration systems. Her contributions include the MPEG-2 stereoscopic CODEC, immersive whiteboard collaboration system, MPEG-7 rich media summarization, and MPEG-21 personalized content adaptation.

Dr. Tseng published over 80 technical papers, holds four US patents, and has more than 10 patents pending in the area of multimedia understanding, stereoscopic system, and user behavior analysis. She serves on the Organizing Committees of ICME 2007, ACM Multimedia 2006, and MMSP 2006, and on the Technical Program Committees of ICME, ITRE, EMMA, and MIS. She is a receipt of the NSF Fellowship in 1992 and the IBM Invention Achievement Awards in 1999, 2001 and 2003.


Pingfan Wu was born, grew up in Nanjing, China and went to College in Zhejiang University. In 1994, he was awarded the Chu Kezhen scholarship, the highest award from Zhejiang University. In 2000, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. In Princeton, he took the classes from Nobel Laureate Daniel Tsui (崔琦) and former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine. He also had opportunities to see US President Bill Clinton and UN Secretary in General Kofi Annan. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the development of an MHz pulse rate Nd:YAG laser with 100 mJ per pulse for supersonic flow diagnostics.

After graduation, he joined ADC Telecommunications in Ewing, NJ as an optical design engineer in fiber optics components development. From May 2001 to August 2006, he was a senior optical engineer in General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. He had served customers from GE Energy, Aviation, Healthcare, Rail, Plastics, Sensing, Licensing, Equity, and Lockheed Martin. He had delivered systems in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and laser marking. He had also worked on projects in laser processing, LED package, lithography, Blu-ray, and holography. He was the project leader of the optical flow sensor project, and the principal investigator of the long-wave IR limiter project on the GE side. In August 2006, he joined 3M Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Wu has filed 18 US patents, four of them have been granted.


Hsuan-Jung Su received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1992, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland. From 2000 to 2003, he was with the Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, New Jersey, where he was involved in the design and performance evaluation of adaptive coding/modulation, fast Hybrid-ARQ, scheduling, and Radio Link Control protocol for 3G wireless networks. In 2003, Dr. Su joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Su’s research interests cover coding, modulation, signal processing, power control and synchronization of narrowband and wideband communication systems. He has published over 45 technical papers in international journals and conferences, and has 15 granted/pending international patents. In addition, he has authored/co-authored over 100 technical contributions to the 3GPP standards. Dr. Su was the recipient of the Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award 2002, the Bell Labs President's Gold Award 2003, and was listed on Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2005-2006 and International Biographical Center’s Leading Engineers of the World 2006. He has been the organizer/technical program committee member of several international conferences including Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, IEEE International Conference on Communications, and IEEE Globe Telecommunications Conference, etc.


Dr. ChingYao Huang has his BS degree in Physics from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1987 and the Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NJIT and Rutgers University (WINLAB), the state university of New Jersey, in 1991 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Huang jointed AT&T Whippany, New Jersey and then Lucent Technologies in 1996, and was a system engineer (Member of Technical Staff) for AMPS/PCS Base Station System Engineering department until 2002. In the years of 2001 and 2002, Dr. Huang was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and NJIT. Since 2002, Dr. Huang joins the department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, as an assistant professor and then the director of NCTU Technology Licensing Office since 2003. Dr. Huang is the recipient of “Bell Labs Team Award” from Lucent in 2002 and “Best Paper Award” from IEEE VTC Fall 2004. Dr. Huang’s research areas include wireless medium access controls, radio resource management, scheduler control algorithms for wireless high-speed data systems, end-to-end performance, and provisioning strategies. Dr. Huang has been published more than 50 technical memorandums, journal papers, and conference papers and is a chapter author of the book of “Handbook of CDMA System Design, Engineering and Optimization”. Currently, Dr. Huang also has ten US patents and 20 pending patents.

Dr. Huang has been actively involved with multiple technical conferences and organizations. Conferences include IEEE conferences, Wireless and Optical Communications Conference and Multi-Media, Networking Technologies Conference, ICICS-PCM, WirelessCom 2005, IWCMC 2006 where he has served as an organizer, planning committee member, session chair, and vice chair. Dr. Huang had also served multiple positions, the member of executive committee and the board director in Chinese Institute of Engineers of Great New York Chapter (CIE-GNYC). Currently, Dr. Huang serves as the vice chair for IEEE VT Taipei Chapter and is the consulting member for TW-4G/Taiwan 4G.


Ying Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1993, 1996, and 2003, respectively.

Since March 2003, Dr. Li has been with IBMT.J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member. Her research interests include digital image processing, content-based image analysis and retrieval, multimodal-based video content analysis, indexing and representation, pattern recognition, multimedia and e-Learning applications. Dr. Li is an author of tens of conference and journal papers, as well as four book and book chapters on various multimedia related topics. She currently holds 8 US patents.

Dr. Li is the guest editor for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Special Issue on Multimedia Database Management, and serves on the technical program committee of various IEEE conferences such as ICME, ICIP, ICASSP, as well as ACM Multimedia. Besides, she is on the program committee of various conferences and workshops. Dr. Li is listed on Who's Who of American Women (25th Silver Anniversary Edition) and Who's Who in American (60th Diamond Anniversary Edition).


Zhiyuan Yan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. He joined the faculty of Lehigh University after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2003. He was a research intern at the Nokia Research Center in the summers of 2000 and 2002. His research interests include coding and modulation, digital communications, VLSI implementation of communication and DSP systems, and cryptography. He is the Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-chair for 2007 Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI. He was a member of the TPC for Globecom 2006, 2006 Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, and 2005 Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI. He is a member of IEEE Information Theory, Communications, Circuits and Systems, and Computers societies.


Dr. Changyuan Yu has been an assistant professor at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Univ. of Singapore since December 2005.He received Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Bachelor of Economics in Management from Tsinghua Univ., China in 1997, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Univ. of Miami, USA in 1999, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Southern California, USA in 2005.And he was a visiting researcher at NEC Labs America in 2005.His research focuses on diffractive and integrated photonic devices for optical interconnection, and the physical layer of high-speed reconfigurable WDM optical fiber communication systems. Dr. Yu has authored and co-authored 54 research papers on the peer reviewed journals and the prestigious conferences. In 2004, He won IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship Award.


Wei Luoreceived the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1995, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

Between 1999 and 2003, he was a Member of Technical Staff with Performance Analysis Department, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. At Lucent, he worked on wireless cellular system design, including system architecture, protocol and algorithm design, and 3GPP standard contributions. He is currently a principal system scientist with Broadcom Corporation Mobile Wireless Business Unit, Matawan, New Jersey, where he is the key architect and engineer designing and developing wireless cellular baseband system on chip used for multimode GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA and HSDPA handsets. He has published more than 20 technical papers in the prestigious international journals and conferences. He holds six U.S. and international patents with two additional pending. Dr. Luo is an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology.