Committee

Chair – Lola Awoniyi-Oteri

Board Members
Sarang Shaikh
Imran Shafique Ansari
Angela Sara Cacciapuoti
Richard Cziva
Aaron Yi Ding
Vydeki Vijayakuma
Rentao Gu


Lola Awoniyi-Oteri

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Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri currently works as a Systems R&D engineer within the Qualcomm Research organization.  In her role there, she conducts research on various wireless communication networks and devices. Her research interests span Wide Area Network technologies, such as Cellular (e.g. HSPA and LTE) and Satellite networks; and Local Area Network technologies, such IEEE 802.11 WLANs; and Bluetooth networks.  Her focus is on mobile network and device enhancements for improving connectivity performance, reducing network and device power consumption and enhancing user experience. Prior to joining Qualcomm, she worked at Texas Instruments developing chipsets for HSPA and HSPA+ handsets. At Qualcomm and TI, she also worked on 3GPP standardization activities for HSPA and LTE technologies.

Lola received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  She is also the author/co-author of 21 approved patents and 19 patent pending applications.


Angela Sara Cacciapuoti

sara Angela Sara Cacciapuoti is an Assistant Professor in Wireless Communications at the University of Naples Federico II, co-founder and member of the research group “FLY: Future Communication Laboratory”, DIETI Department.
She received the D.Eng. (summa cum laude) degree in Telecommunications Engineering and the Ph.D. (Hons.) degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 2005 and 2009, respectively. She was a Visiting Researcher with the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, from 2010 to 2011, and the NaNoNetworking Center, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2011. In 2011 and in 2012, she joined again the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory as a visiting researcher. She received different awards including “the Most Cited Ad Hoc Networks Articles since 2011 award”. Since 2014, she has been an Area Editor of Computer Networks (Elsevier) Journal. She has served as journal guest editor for different special issues and on the technical program committee of several leading IEEE conferences in wireless communications and networking.

Richard Cziva

Richard Cziva is a PhD candidate at the Network System Research Laboratory (Netlab) at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Richard received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary in 2013. His research focuses on the efficient allocation of resources in Cloud Data Centre networks through the exploitation of converged network-server resource management and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Recently, he has also been working on lightweight, container-based Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and increasing the programmability of next-generation networks. Richard has two best paper awards (CloudNet’14, HPSR’15) and many publication in top conferences (INFOCOM, SIGCOMM, etc.) and journals (TNSM).


Aaron Yi Ding

Dr. Aaron Yi DING is a Postdoc Researcher at TU Munich, Germany. He obtained his MSc (2009) and PhD (2015) both with distinction from the University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux). His PhD was supervised by Professor Sasu Tarkoma at University of Helsinki and Professor Jon Crowcroft at University of Cambridge. Before joining TUM, he was employed by University of Helsinki (2007 — 2016) as Postdoc, PhD and project researcher, respectively. He also worked at Columbia University, New York in 2014 guided by Professor Henning Schulzrinne, and at University of Cambridge UK in 2013 under Professor Jon Crowcroft. In 2014, Aaron is awarded the ACM SIGCOMM ”Best of CCR”. He is a two-time recipient of the highly competitive Nokia Foundation Scholarships in 2012 and 2013, and awarded ”Staff Member of the Year” by the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki in 2013. As a member of ACM, IEEE and IETF, Aaron Co-Chaired the ACM MobiSys PhD Workshop ’14 and served as the Publicity Chair for IEEE INFOCOM GI ’16. He is a TPC member for the IFIP Networking ’16 and Shadow TPC for ACM CoNEXT ’15 and ACM EuroSys ’15. He has been served on the Executive Committee of IEEE Finland (01.2014-12.2015). In IETF, he serves on Global Design Team and IAB/IESG NomCom 2012-2013, responsible for nominating and selecting IETF leadership.

Imran Shafique Ansari

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Imran Shafique Ansari (S’ 07-M’ 15) completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2009 (with First Honors) and M.Sc. and PhD from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). From May 2009 through Aug. 2009, he was a visiting scholar with Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, USA, and from Jun. 2010 through Aug. 2010, he was a research intern with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
He has been affiliated with IEEE and IET since 2007 and has served in various capacities. He is serving on the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals (YP) Board since April 2016. He has served on IET CC-EMEA (Communities Committee-Europe, Middle-East and Africa) for a complete term from Oct. 2010-Sep. 2013 and has been re-elected to serve for another term from Oct. 2015-Sep. 2018. He is an active reviewer for various IEEE Transactions and various other journals. He has served as a TPC for various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of TAMUQ Research Excellence Award 2016, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by Elsevier Optics Communications in 2015, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by OSA Publishing in 2014, a recipient of appreciation for an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) in 2014, a recipient of post-doctoral research award (PDRA) (first cycle) with Qatar national research foundation (QNRF) in 2014, a recipient of KAUST academic excellence award (AEA) in 2014, and a recipient of IEEE Richard E. Merwin student scholarship award in Jul. 2013.