Prof. Yifan Chen – Professor, South University of Science and Technology of China


Prof. Chen is a Full Professor at the South University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include fundamentals and applications of transient wireless systems, micro/nanoagent based electromagnetic imaging, sensing, theranostics, and small-scale communications, microwave medical imaging, diagnosis, and treatment, wireless propagation and network channel modelling, fundamentals and applications of integrated cognitive wireless systems. His currently is an active member of the IEEE 1906.1 – Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework.

Dr. Massimiliano Pierobon – Assistant Professor,  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Pierobon is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Pierobon holds also a courtesy appointment at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, effective from September 2014. He received the BWN Lab Researcher of the Year Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology for his outstanding research achievements in 2011. He was also named IEEE Communications Letters 2013 Exemplary Reviewer in appreciation for his service as referee. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and ACS. He is in the Editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, in the Area of Modulation & Signal Design, with the following designation: Biochemical and Molecular Communications. His current research interests are in molecular communication theory for nanonetworks, communication engineering applied to intelligent drug delivery systems, and biological circuit network engineering

Prof. Chun Tung Chou – Professor, University of New South Wales

Prof. Tung Chou is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He received his BA in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and his PhD in Systems and Control Engineering from the University of Cambridge. His broad research interests are in networks, optimisation, pervasive computing, and signals and systems. Currently, he is working in the following research topics: compressive sensing in wireless sensor networks, molecular communication and nano wireless sensor networks. He has prepare a number of courses, tutorials and books related to Molecular Communications for young researchers.

Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD – Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, in Pozzilli, Italy

Dr De Gaetano has directed a study of 25,000 Italians and their GP’s that aims to understand the equilibrium between genetics and environment, and its consequences on cardiovascular and cancer disease. Participants are analysed every three years regarding their health, diet, medicinal use and lifestyle habits. These epidemiological studies are very important in our understanding of all cause mortality, longevity and the role of lifestyle habits such as BMI, drinking, diet, exercise and smoking.