Invited Speakers

Prof. Wen-Jer Chang
National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Wen-Jer Chang is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Marine Engineering and the Vice President of Research and Development Office of National Taiwan Ocean University. He is now a life member of the IEEE, CIEE, CACS, TSFA, and SNAME. In 2003, he also won the Outstanding Young Control Engineers Award granted by the Chinese Automation Control Society. In 2005 and 2013, he was selected as an excellent teacher of the National Taiwan Ocean University. In 2014 and 2022, he got the Outstanding Research Teacher Award from National Taiwan Ocean University. From 2016 to 2020, he was the Dean of Academic Affairs, National Taiwan Ocean University. From 2016 to 2021, he was the Executive Supervisor of Taiwan Open Courseware Consortium. From 2018 to 2023, he was a member of a council of Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association. Since 2021, he was the Chairman of the Association of Marine Affairs. From 2021 to 2023, he was a member of a council of International Association of Electrical, Electronic, and Energy Engineering. Dr. Chang has authored more than 140 published journal papers and 130 refereed conference papers. His recent research interests are intelligent control, fuzzy control, robust control, and marine engineering.

Assoc. Prof. Yong Niu
Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Yong Niu (Senior Member, IEEE) received B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, China in 2011, and his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University. During November 2014 to April 2015, he visited University of Florida, FL, USA as a Visiting Scholar. During October 2018 to October 2019, he visited University of Helsinki as a Visiting Scholar.
His research interests are in the areas of networking and communications, including millimeter wave communications, device-to-device communication, medium access control, and high-speed railway communications. He has published over 90 academic research papers in his research area. He received the Ph.D. National Scholarship of China in 2015, Outstanding Ph. D Graduates and Outstanding Doctoral thesis of Tsinghua University in 2016, and the Outstanding Doctorate Dissertation Award from the Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2017. He was the recipient of the 2018 International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award and Second prize of science and technology award of Chinese Institute of Electronics (Natural Science). He was also appreciated as IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewers in 2018.