Keynote Speakers for ICMECG 2021

Prof. Xiaojiang (James) Du, IEEE Fellow, Temple University, USA

Dr. Xiaojiang (James) Du received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Automation Department) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Du is a tenured Full Professor and the Director of the Security And Networking (SAN) Lab in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. His research interests are security, wireless networks, and systems. He has authored over 500 journal and conference papers in these areas, as well as a book published by Springer. He won the best paper award at IEEE ICC 2020, IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 and the best poster runner-up award at the ACM MobiHoc 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of three IEEE journals. Dr. Du is an IEEE Fellow and a Life Member of ACM.

Prof. Ephraim Feig, IEEE Life Fellow, The City College of New York, USA

Dr. Feig is an IEEE Life Fellow, received his BS in Mathematics from The City College of New York and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was Research Staff Member and Manager of Signal Processing and Coding at IBM’s Watson Research Center; CTO and CMO at Kintera, an early cloud company that he helped take public in 2003; Senior Director of Services Architecture at Motorola; and Associate CIO for Vision and Strategy at Social Security Administration. He is inventor on 33 US patents and author on over 100 research publications. He has researched and written on mathematical algorithms, complexity theory, signal processing, coding for communication, MRI, radar, digital image and video technologies, web services, and cloud computing. He was a founding member and chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, founding editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and general co-chair of numerous IEEE conferences related to Services Computing, Cloud and Web Services. He was adjunct professor at Columbia University, SUNY and CUNY. Currently, he is researching and consulting on blockchain technologies and is on the scientific advisory board of the Israeli Blockchain Association.

Prof. Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

WOJCIECH CELLARY received the M.Sc. (1974), Ph.D. (1977) and Dr. Hab. (1981) degrees all from the Technical University of Poznan (Poland). In 1989 he received the title of Professor. From 1974 to 1992 he was with the Technical University of Poznan, from 1987 to 1991 serving as the scientific director of the Institute of Computing Science. From 1992 to 1996 he served as the vice-president responsible for research of the Franco-Polish School of New Information and Communication Technologies. In 1996 he joined the Poznan University of Economics. Currently he is head of the Department of Information Technology. He has been a visiting professor at the following universities: University of Nancy I, University of Nancy II, University of Paris-Sud, University of Paris-Dauphine, France, University of Genova, University of Ancona, Italy, United Nations University in Macao and United Nations University in Guimaraes (Portugal). He has lead numerous industrial projects on the development of hardware and software of computer systems and their applications in telecommunications, the computer industry, the electric power industry, and education. The projects were supported by Polish, French and American industry, Polish Ministry for Research and Higher Education, as well as UE Framework Programmes. He is co-author of 3 European patents. He served as a consultant to the Polish Ministries of: Science, Education, Telecommunications, Interior, Administration, Digitization and Regional Development, Polish Parliament and Senate, as well as many research institutes and governmental projects. He has been a main organizer of 50 scientific national and international conferences and he has been a member of the program committees of additional 350 conferences. He is author or co-author of 10 books, an editor or co-editor of 10 books, author of 22 chapters in books, and over 150 articles in journals and conference proceedings. Currently his department is specializing in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Internet of Things.