Dr. Shuo-Yan Chou 2018

Distinguished Professor of Industrial Management

Prof. Dr. Shuo-Yan Chou

Director of Centre for Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Shuo-Yan Chou is a distinguished professor of industrial management, the director of the Center for Internet of Things Innovation (CITI) at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), member of the Investment Review Committee of the National Development Fund of Taiwan, and an advisor to Taipei City Government on smart city. His research interests include Internet of Things innovation, technology-enabled services, big data analytics, blockchain, intelligent system modeling and applications, smart logistics, geometric algorithms, as well as smart city and Industry 4.0 development.

Besides fostering a broad spectrum of R&D and projects on IOT, Dr. Chou also runs an IOT University-Industry Consortium and engages in many international cooperation activities. He has served as the dean of international affairs at Taiwan Tech, the national coordinator of the European Union Framework Programme National Contact Point Taiwan Office, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers published by Taylor and Francis as well as on the editorial boards of IJFS, ASCE JEE, JIPE, among others.

Dr. Chou was a visiting professor/scholar at MIT Media Lab, Aalto University (Finland), ETH (Switzerland), Hanyang University (Korea), Peking University (China), Nagoya University (Japan), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Washington (USA). He has also served as the general chair for CE2009, 2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference, MCP AP2010, and CE2014 and as the organizer of more than 25 major international events locally or internationally. Dr. Chou received his BBA in industrial management from National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan in 1983, his MS and PhD in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan in 1987 and 1992, respectively.


Dr. Khoirul Anwar

Assoc. Professor of Information Theory & Signal Processing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khoirul Anwar

Director of Center for Advanced Wireless Technologies (AdWiTech)
Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia

Dr. Anwar graduated (cum laude) from the department of Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia in 2000 for his Bachelor degree (S.T.). He received Master and Doctor Degrees from Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Nara, Japan, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received best student paper award from the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium 2006 (RWS'06), California, USA, Best Paper Award of Indonesian Student Association (ISA 2007), Kyoto, Japan in 2007, Best Paper Presenter for the Advanced Technology in International conference on Sustainability for Human Security (SUSTAIN), Kyoto, October 2011, Indonesian Diaspora "Award for Innovation", Congress of Indonesian Diaspora, Los Angeles, USA, July 2012, Achmad Bakrie Award 2014, Jakarta, December 2014, and Anugerah of Internationally Recognized Contributions from the Governor of West Java, Indonesia, December 2016, National Achievement Award by UKP-PIP Pancasila, Jakarta, August 2017.

Dr. Anwar was in University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2007, University of Oulu, Finland, in 2010, and Cranfield University, United Kingdom, in 2018, as a visiting researcher. In September 2008, he was with the School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as an assistant professor. Since September 2016 Dr. Anwar is with the school of electrical engineering, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia as an associate professor and the director of the Center for Advanced Wireless Technologies (AdWiTech).

Dr. Anwar's technique is adopted by the international telecommunication union (ITU), ITU-R standard No. ITU-R S.2173 "Multi-carrier-based transmission techniques" also in ITU-R S.1878 "Multi-carrier Based Transmission Techniques for Satellite Systems". Dr. Anwar is the chairman of WG Radio and Technologies of Indonesia 5G Forum (i5GF) and also the chairman of Asia Pasific Telecommunity Wireless Group (AWG) Service and Applications (SA) since 2016.

His research interests are network information theory, error correction coding, iterative decoding, coding for super-dense networks and signal processing for wireless communications. He serves asa reviewer for a number of main journals and conferences in the area of wireless communications, coding theory and signal processing. Dr. Anwar is a senior member of IEEE (Information Theory society, Communications society) and a member of IEICE, Japan.

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