IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020
A Multi-Event Conference

Standards Week

What is it about?: IoT Standards Week is part of the Program for the IEEE Virtual World Forum on the Internet of Things – WF- IoT 2020, is sponsored by the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative in collaboration with the IoT Community. It addresses subjects of importance to IoT ecosystem formation, practice, and adoption. The emphasis is on issues of societal impact, governance, standards, use of best practices, open source, common frameworks, reference designs, legislation, policies and regulations, reliable and vetted sources of information about IoT solutions, approaches to collaboration within the IoT ecosystem, and the sharing of data.

What can you expect?: The format of each session is a moderated panel and discussion led by an experienced IoT practitioner. The Panel follows on-demand and live talks by experts on the subject designated for each day of the week by speakers from industry, the public sector, and academia. They will be sharing their experiences, observations, and ideas about the opportunities and challenges for successful IoT deployments.  Please join us during the week of August 24th for the two-hour sessions at 11:00 am -1:00 pm Eastern US Time. You will find an informative and lively program and we encourage you to participate and be part of the dialog. The program will be conducted on the WebEx platform – as a live event.


 Date/Time  Title


August 24th

11:00 am –1:00 pm EDT

STD-01: “Review of IoT Standards”

Moderator:  Dennis Brophy, Mentor, a Siemens Business

Talk 1:  “IEEE Architectural Framework for IoT and Future Roadmap” – Oleg Logvinov, IoTecha

Talk 2:  “Overview Time Sensitive Networks and its Emergence in New Verticals”- Glenn Parsons, Ericsson

Talk 3:  “The Role of Edge Computing in the Connected World” – Syam Madanapalli, NTT Data Services

Talk 4:  “Why Should We Care About Security (A Viewpoint From Biometrics and its Applications)? – John Callahan, Veridium  


August 25th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

STD-02:  “Issues in IoT and Smart Cities”

Moderators: Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited and Srikanth Chandrasekaran, IEEE Standards Association

Talk 1:  “Mapping the Landscape and Capacity” – Lindsay Frost, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Talk 2:  “IEEE 802.11 Standards: Wi-Fi 6 and beyond” – Dorothy Stanley, Wireless Standards Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Talk 3:  “Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, and the SmartAmerica Challenge” – Sokwoo Rhee,  National Institute of Standards and Technology (INST)

Talk 4:  “Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart Cities” – Subramanian Chidambaram, Intel Corporation


August 26th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

STD-03:  “IoT Policy, Regulations, and Legislation”

Moderator: Adam Drobot, OpenTechWorks, Inc.

Talk 1:  Legal and Regulatory Framework: Internet of Things and AI-Enabled Technologies”Martin M. Zoltick and Jennifer Maisel, Rothwell Figg

Talk 2:  “The Future of IoT Security:  Baselines, Standards, and Regulatory Domain” – Amit Elazari, Intel Corporation, UC Berkeley and Anahit Tarkhanyan, Intel Corporation


August 27th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

STD-04:  “Issues in IoT and Healthcare”

Moderator: Zubair Fadlullah, Lakehead University and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

Talk 1: “A Secure Platform for Spatial Computing” – Hirozumi Yamaguchi Osaka University, Japan

Talk 2: “Efficient Monitoring and Contact Tracing for COVID-19: A Smart IoT based Framework” – Navrati Saxena, San Jose State University 

Talk 3: “Potential of Spintronic Sensors in Healthcare IoT” – Muftah Al-Mahdawi, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan


August 28th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

STD-05:  “Issues in IoT and Edge Computing”

Moderator: Tao Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Talk 1: Edge Computing and The Edge Marketplace” – Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade, Inc.

Talk 2: “Edge Intelligence in IoT Ecosystem: A Continual Edge Learning Perspective” – Junshan Zhang, Arizona State University

Talk 3: “The Journey towards Mission Critical Edge Computing” – Flavio Bonomi, Lynx Software Technologies

Talk 4: “Debunking the IoT Edge: Why One Needs the Other for True Ubiquity” – Ben Davis, Phizzle

Who should attend?:
We have structured the program so that it will be informative for a general but knowledgeable audience. If you are a manager, an administrator, in charge of an IoT project, designing IoT solutions, applications, services, or products, a researcher, a student contemplating a career in IoT, an IoT enthusiast, or just curious you will find that the IoT Standards Week sessions will provide you with a panoramic view of the exciting developments in IoT and of the complex IoT ecosystem.

How will the event be conducted?: Each session consist of three presentations, accompanied by Power Point or PDF presentations that will be posted on the WF-IoT 2020 website and can be accessed by registrants after the talks are delivered. Each live session will be two (2) hours. We also have plans to accommodate additional presentations through on-demand material that will be posted at  the commencement of the IoT Standards Week. Each session has provisions for direct interaction with the moderator and speakers using the Q&A feature of the WebEx delivery platform.  We encourage registrants to forward questions to the speakers and moderators ahead of the live session. The daily sessions will be conducted live over WebEx and will be recorded. To effectively experience the sessions, we recommend that you have sufficient bandwidth available on your network.



STD-01: “Review of IoT Standards”

Moderator: Dennis Brophy, Mentor, a Siemens Business

Dennis Brophy is director of strategic business development in the Design Verification Technology division of Mentor, A Siemens Business where he manages a global interoperability program to promote product integrations with the company’s functional verification products.  He manages divisional standardization strategy and has a long history of successful collaboration with industry peers for end user benefit.

Dennis has been in the electronic design automation industry for the past 40 years.  He was first with Hewlett-Packard for five years where, as a software engineer, he worked on early PCB design automation systems and later became a product manager and launched HP’s electronic design automation services business.  He then joined Mentor where he has held several positions the past 35 years.

Dennis received a B.S. from the University of California at Davis in electrical engineering and computer engineering.


Oleg Logvinov, IoTecha

Oleg Logvinov is co-founder, President and CEO of IoTecha Corporation.  IoTecha provides software/hardware products and Cloud Platform as a Service, to power major Internet of Things market segments, including Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Smart Manufacturing. IoTecha is accelerating the Electric Vehicle revolution by providing critical hardware and software components for the Smart Charging infrastructure and enabling the integration of tens of millions of Electric Vehicles with the Power Grid leveraging Combined Charging System (CCS) and ISO/IEC 15118 communication protocol.

In 2018 Mr. Logvinov was appointed as a Spokesperson for CharIN in North America and now is serving as a board member of CharIN North America. CharIN is a worldwide alliance of leading automotive OEMs, charging equipment manufacturers, service providers, and technology developers driving the adoption of CCS. CCS covers all charging use cases for battery electric vehicles (EV) of all kinds, spanning from normal to fast-charging, and including AC and DC options.  CCS is well established as the technology of choice in North America, Europe, South Korea and most of Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining IoTecha, Mr. Logvinov was a Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division where he was deeply engaged in market and technology development activities in the area of Industrial IoT, including applications of IEEE 1901 powerline communication technology in harsh environments of Industrial IoT and EV Charging.

During the last 30+ years, Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries. After graduating from the Igor Sikorsky National Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Logvinov began his carrier as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.

Mr. Logvinov actively participates in IEEE’s standards development activities with a focus on IoT and Communications Technologies. Mr. Logvinov is the chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things’ Working Group” and the IEEE P1901.1 “Standard for Medium Frequency (less than 15 MHz) Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications”. Mr. Logvinov is also a past member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group, the IEEE-SA Standards Board, and the past chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative. Mr. Logvinov is a creator of a series of worldwide IEEE Startup Networking events. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past President and CTO of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. Mr. Logvinov has over 40 patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.


Glenn Parsons, Ericsson

GLENN PARSONS is an internationally known expert in networking, including 5G mobile transport and Ethernet.  He is a standards advisor with Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy for Ericsson, including network architecture for 5G radio transport networks. Previously, he has held positions in development, product management, and standards architecture in the ICT industry. Over the past number of years, he has held several management and editor positions in various standards activities including IETF, IEEE, and ITU-T.  He has been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board and its Committees since 2004, and in other IEEE OU boards as an SA liaison since 2014.  He is currently involved with 5G transport standardization in MEF, IEEE and ITU-T and is chair of IEEE 802.1.  In addition to being the founding Editor-in-chief for the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, he was a Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine and has been co-editor of several IEEE Communications Society Magazine feature topics.  He graduated in 1992 with a B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Syam Madanapalli, NTT Data Services

Syam leads the IoT Services at NTT Data Services and Subject Matter Expert for the Internet of Things. Co-authored a book on All IP Networks, filed for 22 patents, written 8 RFC standard for the Internet at IETF, contributed to various standards at IEEE and other SDOs. Syam lead the team that developed world’s first IPv6 ready logo certified TCP/IP stack. Mr. Madanapalli is the proposer and chair of IEEE P1931.1, the Roof Computing, a new standard for the Internet of Things.




John Callahan, Veridium

Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Veridium, a leading biometric authentication company.  Dr. Callahan recently served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) London UK office from 2010-2014 via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Laurel, Maryland USA. From 2000-2006, Dr. Callahan served as VP of Engineering and CTO of BDMetrics, Inc. and where he managed social networking systems for the world’s largest trade shows such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), PackExpo, and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Prior to 2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV USA and research director at the NASA Independent verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, WV USA. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park USA. Dr. Callahan has worked for Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto, CA USA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD USA, and IBM Corporation.


STD-02:  “Issues in IoT and Smart Cities”


Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited

CEO, DOMILA Limited, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Vice Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Consortium Smart Cities Working Group

Leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and since 2015 in Business Networking. His company, HoozAround Corp. is currently commercializing a mobile application called HoozAroundTM. This App offers very close-proximity networking for users to carry out business and social networking based on profile matching needs or interests in real-time, indoors and outdoors. Its aim is to bring people together that would otherwise never meet, face-to-face, in order to create new and more efficient opportunities to grow personally, socially as a city-wide community and in developing business. The app was successfully piloted at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade fair in 2017 and at the IEEE World Forum on IoT in February 2018 (Singapore).

Over the past few years Joel Myers has been focusing on the redefinition of the “Internet of People” exploring the goals of the smart city industry movement juxtaposed with the need for humanity to remain connected as physical people.

The work carried out by Joel Myers has been published in international newspapers and journals such as the BBC, New York Times, Hong Times, the Hindu Times, Wired, and Forbes Magazine.

Srikanth Chandrasekaran, IEEE Standards Association

Sri has been associated with the IEEE-SA and the IEEE India office for the past 4+ years with focus on standards engagements in India and executing the programs on the Emerging Technology programs within the IEEE-SA. In this strategic role, Sri drives standards related initiatives & programs globally across technology sectors which include amongst others IoT, Smart Cities, Sensors, eHealth and VLSI domains, and also to engage Indian engineering community to global IEEE standards development efforts.

Prior to joining IEEE, Sri was associated with Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (formerly Motorola Inc.) for 18 years, managing a global R&D team focused on Electronic Design Automation.

Sri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Madras University, India and a Post Graduation degree in Electrical Communication from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Lindsay Frost, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, Board member of ETSI, and ETSI delegate to the Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as delegate to a sub-group of the Digitizing European Industry activity. His previous roles included board member of HGI, co-chairman of HGI Smart Home group, Chair of ETSI TISPAN WG5 Home Networks, Chair of WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in experimental physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.

Dorothy Stanley, Wireless Standards Strategy Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Fellow and Head, Wireless Standards Strategy Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Her work in standards development and industry interoperability programs has and continues to enable not only HPE Aruba but the WiFi industry to innovate and provide disruptive solutions into the marketplace. She has been involved in wireless LAN product strategy and standards activities at Aruba since 2005, leading and participating in IEEE 802.11, Wi-Fi Alliance, Wireless Broadband Alliance and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards developments. She has also served as the liaison from IEEE 802.11 to the IETF for many years. Decisions being made at IEEE 802.11, WFA and IETF strongly impact current and future products HPE Aruba, product features and compliance requirements.

She currently serves as IEEE 802.11 Vice Chair (3.5 years), and is chair of Task Group TGmd (Maintenance). She has served as chair of the IEEE 802.11v (IEEE Std 802.11v™-2011), IEEE 802.11 TGmb (IEEE Std 802.11™-2012) and IEEE 802.11 TGmc (IEEE Std 802.11™-2016) task groups.

She has led and contributed to numerous Wi-Fi Alliance Task Groups, has received Outstanding Contribution Awards from the WFA and now holds leadership roles in the WFA Location Marketing and Security Marketing groups. She is a member of the IEEE Standards Association New Standards and Patent Committees and is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board.

In her career, Dorothy has worked in multiple wired and wireless product development, systems engineering and standards roles, previously with Agere Systems.

Sokwoo Rhee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

As Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, Sokwoo Rhee covers innovation programs for Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. He manages Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), a U.S. federal government program to develop a global ecosystem of major business and technology stakeholders to create replicable and scalable IoT/smart city projects. Since its launch in 2014, GCTC has facilitated and incubated over 250 innovation projects and business models in collaboration with more than 200 cities and 400 corporations, universities, non-profits and foreign governments in over 25 countries. He previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow on Cyber-Physical Systems, a program by the White House. During his tenure, he co-led the SmartAmerica Challenge, which brought together IoT technologies and organizations across the nation to demonstrate how they can collaborate to create IoT projects with the focus on socio-economic benefits. Prior to joining the US government, he was a co-founder and CTO of Millennial Net, Inc., one of the first to successfully commercialize low-power wireless sensor network and IoT technologies from academia. He also worked on wireless medical sensors as a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His work and achievements have been recognized through multiple awards including MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators under 35. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Subramanian Chidambaram, Intel Corporation

He is a blend of technologist, entrepreneur, product architect and engineering manager, I lead the cloud platform & machine learning architecture group, provide inputs to strategic product planning and manage software vendors and SI’s.

Deep domain expertise in creating API based products with innovative business models, building SaaS and big data analytics solution. Experience in taking solutions through privacy, legal & security life cycle milestones.

He actively track technology trends and provide strategic inputs in go-to-market strategies, investment opportunities, channel partner evaluation & structuring the solution terms sheet for partnerships.

He have around 20+ years of experience and pride myself being a hands-on technologist. I do have extensive experience in taking to production many solution offerings and managing the operations in cloud.

My hands-on experience is in building solutions in the technology space include Developing Micro Services for Internet of Things, Identity management for Single Sign-On, License Key Management & DRM for Content Protection, Enterprise Solutions varied Industry verticals.


STD-03:  “IoT Policy, Regulations, and Legislation”

Moderator: Adam Drobot, OpenTechWorks, Inc.

Dr. Adam Drobot is an experienced technologist. His activities are strategic consulting, start-ups, and industry associations. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. In the past he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies, the President of the Applied Research at Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore) and the company’s CTO. Previous to that, he managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International (SAIC/Leidos) and was the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at SAIC during part of his service.

Adam is a member of the FCC Technological Advisory Council. In the past he was on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he Chaired the Technology Committee, the US DoT ITS Program Advisory Committee; and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute External Advisory Board. In 2017 and 2018 he chaired the IEEE IoT Activities Board. He has published over 100 journal articles and holds 27 patents. His degrees include a BA in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Martin M. Zoltick, Rothwell Figg

Martin M. Zoltick is a technology lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors. Marty has a degree in computer science and, prior to attending law school, he worked for several years as a software developer and engineer. His formal training in computer science and technical experience as a practicing software developer and engineer has enabled him to handle complex software-related legal matters successfully in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Marty’s practice is focused primarily on intellectual property (IP) matters, transactions, and privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. He is a registered patent attorney, and a substantial part of his practice involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications and, along with that, developing with his clients IP strategic plans designed to maximize value and satisfy both legal and business objectives. Marty also has significant experience handling contested cases and disputes on behalf of his clients. He regularly serves as trial counsel in major patent disputes in the U.S. federal district courts and as lead counsel in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Talk Title:  “Legal and Regulatory Framework: Internet of Things and AI-Enabled Technologies”

Abstract:  Regulators, policymakers, and the public at large have taken notice of IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies, especially in view of the proliferation of personal data generated and transmitted by such devices, as well as class action data breach lawsuits stemming from exploitation of security vulnerabilities.  This session, presented by Marty Zoltick and Jen Maisel, will provide an overview of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies, including enforcement actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission against IoT companies, as well as the current landscape of US, EU, and other privacy, data protection, and industry-specific laws pertaining to IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies.  The presentation concludes with guidance on best practices, steps to build a compliance program, and a framework for risk management.

Jennifer Maisel, Rothwell Figg

Jennifer Maisel An emerging thought leader on the intersection of artificial intelligence and the law, Jen makes use of her technical background in information science and operations research in her practice focusing on intellectual property and privacy law issues involving cutting edge technology. Her practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation, patent prosecution, transactions, opinions, and counselling. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US) and counsels clients on privacy and data security matters. She has been selected to the Washington, DC Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Jen joined the firm full time in 2012 after graduating with honors from The George Washington University Law School. She also graduated cum laude from Cornell University’s College of Engineering with a B.S. degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology with a specialization in Operations Research and Information Engineering. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Talk Title:  “Legal and Regulatory Framework: Internet of Things and AI-Enabled Technologies”

Abstract:  Regulators, policymakers, and the public at large have taken notice of IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies, especially in view of the proliferation of personal data generated and transmitted by such devices, as well as class action data breach lawsuits stemming from exploitation of security vulnerabilities.  This session, presented by Marty Zoltick and Jen Maisel, will provide an overview of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies, including enforcement actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission against IoT companies, as well as the current landscape of US, EU, and other privacy, data protection, and industry-specific laws pertaining to IoT devices and AI-enabled technologies.  The presentation concludes with guidance on best practices, steps to build a compliance program, and a framework for risk management.

Amit Elazari, Intel Corporation, UC Berkeley 

Dr. Amit Elazari is a Director, Global Cybersecurity Policy at Intel Corporation (Governments, Market, Trade) and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Information Master in Information and Cybersecurity. She holds a Doctoral Degree in the Law (J.S.D.) from UC Berkeley School of Law and graduated summa cum laude three prior degrees. She currently serves as one of the editors of ISO/IEC 27402 on IoT Device security and privacy baseline requirements, at JTC1 SC27. Her work on security law, computer crime, privacy and intellectual property has been published in leading law and computer science journals and presented at top conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, USENIX Security, IEEE Security & Privacy, and featured at leading news sites such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the New York Times. Among others her work was awarded the USENIX Security Distinguished Paper Award, the Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award Academic Paper Honorable Mention and the Casper Bowden PET award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. In 2018, she received a Center for Long Term Cybersecurity grant for her work on private ordering regulating information security, exploring safe harbors for security researchers. She practiced law in Israel.

Anahit Tarkhanyan, Intel Corporation 

Anahit Tarkhanyan is Platform Architect at Intel and leads IoT hardware-based security product architecture. She joined Intel in 2011 and has over 20 years of industry experience delivering the security solutions to the market. Her area of expertise covers silicon-based Edge to Cloud systems security, AI/ML protection. Anahit is a recognized contributor to Intel’s hardware security and trusted advisor for the Intel’s partners. She has PhD in Distributed Computer Systems and Networks, holds several patents and has publications in diverse security technology areas


Talk Title: “The Future of IoT Security Baselines, Standards, and Regulatory Domain”

Abstract: Security is one of the most dynamic and impactful landscapes in the regulatory sphere, and proposed initiatives and standards in IoT security are shaping the industry at a breakneck pace, on a global scale. With the potential for marked impact to the researcher community, this evolving landscape also serves as an opportunity for technology innovation and collaboration. This talk, presented through the lens of a policy expert and an IoT security architect, will introduce the audience to a variety of regulatory concepts and baseline proposals shaping the future of IoT security. We’ll focus on recent trends including: NISTIR 8259, C2, international standards, supply chain transparency, researchers’ collaboration, proposed legislation, Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure, and the innovative, technical capabilities that can support and enhance development from the foundations up.

STD-04:  “Issues in IoT and Healthcare”

Moderator: Zubair Fadlullah, Lakehead University and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

Zubair Md. Fadlullah is currently an Associate Professor with the Computer Science Department, Lakehead University, and a Research Chair of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, Japan, from 2017 to 2019. He also served at GSIS as an Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2017. His main research interests are in the areas of emerging communication networks including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and beyond networks, deep learning applications on solving computer science and communication system problems with a focus on smart health technology. He was a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s and President’s Awards from Tohoku University in March 2011, and the IEEE Asia Pacific Outstanding Researcher Award in 2015 and NEC Tokin Award for research in 2016, for his outstanding contributions. He has also received several best paper awards at conferences including IWCMC, Globecom, and IC-NIDC. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).

Hirozumi Yamaguchi Osaka University, Japan

Hirozumi Yamaguchi received his Ph.D. in information and computer science from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1998. He is currently an associate professor at Osaka University. He has been working in mobile and pervasive computing and networking research areas. He has served on several conferences such as IEEE PerCom as TPC/TPC-vice chairs, and organizes ICDCN and EAI Mobiquitous in 2021 as general chairs. He has also served on many mobile computing and wireless communication conferences of IEEE as technical committee members. He was awarded Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2018.

Navrati Saxena, San Jose State University 

Prof. Navrati Saxena is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of San Jose State University (SJSU), USA. Prior to joining SJSU, during 2007-2019 she was an Assistant and Associate Professor in SKKU, Korea and director of Mobile Ubiquitous System Information Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2005 from Univ. of Trento Italy. Her research interests include 5G/6G wireless networks, IoT, Smart Grids and Vehicular networks. She has more than 70 International journal publications, with more than 2,500 citation count in Google scholar. She works in the program committee of many International conferences. She is a member of IEEE Communications Society.

Muftah Al-Mahdawi, Tohoku University

Muftah Al-Mahdawi is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics, Tohoku University, Japan, where he joined in 2018. He was with the National Institute for Materials Science and Tohoku University from 2014 to 2018, as a postdoctoral fellow in Japan’s Cabinet’s Office “Society 5.0” ImPACT program. His expertise includes magnetism and spintronics, materials science,  telecommunication engineering, and oil drilling/exploration. His current research interests are the development of spintronics sensors and solutions, sensor-based computing, and magnetic memories. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and IEEE Magnetics Society.


STD-05:  “Issues in IoT and Edge Computing”

Moderator: Tao Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology 

For over 30 years, Dr. Zhang, an IEEE Fellow, has been leading research, product development, and corporate strategies to create disruptive innovations and transform them into practical solutions. He is managing the Emerging Networking Technologies Group in the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He was the CTO / Chief Scientist for the Smart Connected Vehicles Business at Cisco Systems, and the Chief Scientist and a R&D Director on wireless and vehicular networking at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore). He co-founded the OpenFog Consortium and served as a founding Board Director to spearhead global fog and edge computing efforts in the industry and academia. Tao holds over 50 US patents and coauthored two books “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy” and “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks”, and 70+ peer-reviewed papers. He served as the CIO and a Board Governor of the IEEE Communications Society and as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He co-founded and served on leadership roles for multiple international conferences and forums.

Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade, Inc.

Eric Simone is the Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc., an Edge Computing software company focused on Industrial IoT in several verticals including transportation, building facilities, and logistics. Prior to starting ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CEO/CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000 establishing them as a major player in enterprise consulting. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and is a recognized Distinguished Alumni. Eric resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.

Junshan Zhang, Arizona State University

Junshan Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from the School of ECE at Purdue University in 2000. He joined the School of ECEE at Arizona State University in August 2000, where he has been Fulton Chair Professor since 2015. His research interests fall in the general field of information networks and data science, including communication networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Fog Computing, social networks, smart grid. His current research focuses on fundamental problems in information networks and data science, including Fog Computing and its applications in IoT and 5G, IoT data privacy/security, optimization/control of mobile social networks, cognitive radio networks, stochastic modeling and control for smart grid.

Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2005 and the NSF CAREER award in 2003. He received the IEEE Wireless Communication Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2016. His papers have won a few awards, including the Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award of ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance 2016, the Best Paper Runner-up Award of IEEE INFOCOM 2009 and IEEE INFOCOM 2014, and the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2008 and ICC 2017. Building on his research findings, he co-founded Smartiply Inc in 2015, a Fog Computing startup company delivering boosted network connectivity and embedded artificial intelligence for IoT applications.

Prof. Zhang was TPC co-chair for a number of major conferences in communication networks, including IEEE INFOCOM 2012 and ACM MOBIHOC 2015. He was the general chair for ACM/IEEE SEC 2017, WiOPT 2016, and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2007. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an editor for the Computer Network journal, and an editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. He is currently serving as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and an editor for IEEE Network Magazine.

Talk Title: “Edge Intelligence in IoT Ecosystem: A Continual Edge Learning Perspective”

Flavio Bonomi, Lynx Software Technologies

Flavio Bonomi is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and industry visionary, who led the Cisco team that defined a new computing paradigm in 2010 – “Fog Computing”, now also known as Edge Computing. He is now actively driving a number of initiatives enabling the Mission Critical Edge, as a Technology Advisor for a number of companies, including Lynx Software.

In 2015, Flavio founded Nebbiolo Technologies, where he was the CEO until 2019, and then the CTO, until 2020. Prior to founding Nebbiolo Technologies, Flavio was a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California. He was co-leading the vision and technology direction for Cisco’s Internet of Things initiative.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and StratumOne. He received an Electrical Engineering degree from Pavia University in Italy, and a Master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Talk Title: “The Journey towards Mission Critical Edge Computing”

Ben Davis, Phizzle

After a decade in enterprise sales with Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Parametric Technology and EMC, Ben left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, following his passion for sports and technology.
Ben co-founded Pixiem in 2003, which was among the first of its kind as a developer and publisher of mobile video games. In 2005, Pixiem was acquired by WinWin Gaming. Ben co-founded Phizzle in 2006 and has led the company through major innovations and technology adaptations from consumer data to IoT machine data while raising $20 million in VC funding.
He is a board member at Elon University, School of Communications; member of the Alliance of Chief Executives; and advisory board member of Evidenced Based Associates. Formerly a professional basketball player in Europe, he currently resides in San Francisco. Ben is a graduate of Walsh University with a BA in Business.

Talk Title: Debunking the IoT Edge: Why One Needs the Other for True Ubiquity