Shashank Gaur
Chair

Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

Shashank is a researcher at CISTER research institute in Porto, Portugal. His research interests are Wireless Sensor networks and Software Defined Radio. He has extensively worked on various industrial and research projects in the past with organizations such as GNURadio, EADS, Infineon Technologies, Ansaldo STS(Finmeccanica Group), Aldebaran Robotics, etc.

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Imran Shafique Ansari
Member at Large

Assistant Professor, University of Glassgow

Imran Shafique Ansari (S’ 07-M' 15), since August 2018, is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. He has been affiliated with IEEE since 2007 and has served in various capacities. He has been serving on the IEEE Communication Society Young Professionals (ComSoc YP) Board since April 2016. He is a recipient of IEEE Richard E. Merwin student scholarship award in Jul. 2013. Dr. Ansari has authored/co-authored 90+ journal and conference publications. His current research interests include free-space optics (FSO), channel modeling/signal propagation issues, relay/multihop communications, physical layer secrecy issues, full duplex systems, and secure D2D applications for 5G+ systems, among others.

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Shashi Raj Pandey
Member at Large

PhD Student, Kyung Hee University

Shashi Raj Pandey is a Ph.D. student at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. His research interests include network economics, game theory, wireless communications, edge computing, and machine learning. He has worked as a Network Engineer at Huawei Technologies in Nepal from 2013 to 2016.  He likes walking and often tweets @shashirajpandey.

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Haitham Afifi
Member at Large

PhD student, Paderborn University

Haitham Afifi holds a and a master degree in communications engineering (2015), both from the German University in Cairo (GUC). He worked as a network engineer at Orange, and currently, he is a research assistant in computer networks group at Paderborn university. His research interests include Wireless Communications, Network Optimization and Machine Learning

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Saurab Dulal
Member at Large

Research Assistant, University of Memphis

Saurab Dulal is a Ph.D. student at the University of Memphis (UofM), Memphis, Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the Tribhuvan University, IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal. Before joining Ph.D., he was a senior software engineer at the Logic and worked primarily on Data Analytics and Business intelligence. His areas of research are Named Data Networking and Distributed Computing.

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Cristian Daniel Chiñas Palacios
Member at Large

PhD Candidate, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Cristian Chiñas is a second-year PhD student and a part-time Associate Professor in the Water and Energy Studies Department and Basics and Applied Sciences Department at Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Tonala. His main research interests are Smart Grids, Power Converters, and Bio-inspired Algorithms.

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John Benedict Boggala
Online Content

Manager,
Amazon

John Benedict Boggala works for Amazon in India as its Manager for Amazon Digital and Devices Support and Development program. He has been part of IEEE for about 9 years now. He has been with the Communications Society since his college days to a Young Professional now. He likes to code and read in his free time.

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Roua Touihri
Social Media

Cloud/DevOps Project Manager, Devoteam

Roua graduated with Master of Engineering degree from Pierre et Marie Curie University and Télécom Paristech in Paris. In 2016, She started working on her PhD degree where she was appointed as a Cloud Architect and IT referent at Devoteam R&D department. Roua currently works as a cloud, DevOps and SDN project manager in the same company.

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Michele Polese
Partnerships

Research Scientist, Northeastern University

Michele Polese (M’20) is a Research Scientist at Northeastern University, Boston. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Padova in 2019, where he also was an adjunct professor and postdoctoral researcher in 2019/2020. His research involves protocols, architectures and performance of 5G and beyond.

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Yuanming Shi
Awards

Associate Professor, ShanghaiTech University

Yuanming Shi (S’13-M’15) received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), in 2015. Since September 2015, he has been with the School of Information Science and Technology in ShanghaiTech University, where he is currently a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Shi is a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, and the 2016 Young Author Best Paper Award by the IEEE Signal Processing Society. His research areas include optimization, statistics, machine learning, signal processing, and their applications to 6G, IoT, AI.

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Josua Pena
Special Projects

R&D Consultant, ektrum technology

Nury Ramirez
Past Chair 2018-2019

Technical Project Leader, Continental Automotive

Nury Gabriela Ramirez currently works at Continental Automotive as a Technical Project Leader for the Body and Security unit of the Interior Division in Mexico. She is in charge of a global team for the development of door control units. She worked at Cisco Systems as an Advanced Services Program Manager leading the effective delivery of routers and switches solutions to support the main internet service provider from Mexico, Megacable. She had 9 years of experience at Intel working for Intel Xeon based projects from being a Hardware Design Engineer up to an Engineering Program Manager. She is a Senior Member of IEEE with leadership role managing women’s technical outreach and professional awareness projects.

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Lola Awoniyi-Oteri
Past Chair 2016-2017

Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm

Ricardo Veiga
ComSoc Board of Gov Rep

Associate Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires