THE SPCC OFFICERS (January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)


Jingxian Wu
University of Arkansas

Jingxian Wu (S’04-M’06-SM’15) received the B.S. (EE) degree from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1998, the M.S. (EE) degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001, and the Ph.D. (EE) degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Missouri, USA, in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His research interests mainly focus on signal processing for large scale networks and wireless communications, including energy efficient information sensing and processing, interference-limited wireless networks, high mobility communications, green communications, and statistical data analytics, etc.

Dr. Wu was appointed as a distinguished lecture by the IEEE Vehicular Society in 2008. He served as symposium or track co-chairs for a number of international conferences, such as the 2012 and 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, the 2009, 2015, and 2017 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, etc. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2007 to 2011 an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2011 to 2016, and is now serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE ACCESS.

Vice Chair:


Ana Garcia Armada
University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Ana Garcia Armada received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid in February 1998. She is currently a Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, where she has occupied a variety of management positions (Head of Signal Theory and Communications Department, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of International Relations, among others). She is leading the Communications Research Group at this university. She has participated and coordinated several national and international research projects related to wireless communications. She is the co-author of eight book chapters on wireless communications and signal processing. She has published more than 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and she holds four patents. She has contributed to international standards organizations such as ITU and ETSI. She has served on the editorial boards of Physical Communication (2008-2017), IET Communications (2014-2017). She serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communications Letters since 2016 (Exemplary Editor Award 2017 and 2018). She has served on the TPC of more than 40 conferences and he has been/is part of the organizing committee of IEEE Globecom 2019 and 2021, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2018, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Spring 2018 and 2019, IEEE 5G Summit 2017, International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNET) 2017, IEEE Third Women´s Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing 2016, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2015, and the International Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems (Mobilight) 2010. She has received a Young Researchers Excellence Award and an Award to Best Practices in Teaching, both from University Carlos III of Madrid. She was awarded the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014 for shaping the future of information and communications technology. Her main interests are multi-carrier and multi-antenna techniques and signal processing applied to wireless communications.


Yuanwei Liu
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Yuanwei Liu received the Ph.D. degree from QMUL in 2016. Prior to that, he received the M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 2014 and 2011, respectively. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in  School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) , London, U.K. (Aug. 2021-present), where he started as a Lecturer at Sept. 2017. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London (KCL) , London, U.K. (Sep. 2016- Aug. 2017). He currently serves as a Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, the 2020 Early Achievement Award of the IEEE ComSoc – Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee, and the recipient of the 2021 IEEE CTTC Early Achievement Awards.

Standards Liaison:

Richie Leo
ZTE Corporation, China

Richie Leo (S’14-M’20) received the B.S. and M.S. degree (with honors) in electronic engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2016 and 2019 respectively. He is now a senior researcher in the wireless research institute of ZTE Corporation, responsible for long-term research as well as standardization. His research interests include reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, wireless positioning, visible light communications and quantum communications. He is the author or co-author of one book and one book chapter. He has authored and submitted more than 220 technical documents to 3GPP TSG RAN4, where he serves as the feature lead of IAB RRM and 2-step RACH RRM. He organized several sessions, workshops, symposia and industrial panels in IEEE conferences as the chair or co-chair and received the Best Workshop Award from IWCMC 2020. He serves as the Editor of ITU Journal of Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU J-FET) and the Associate Editor of IET Quantum Communication. He is the Standardization Officer for IEEE ComSoc ETI on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces.

Newsletter Editor:


Roberto Corvaja
University of Padova

Roberto Corvaja graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Padova (Italy) in 1990. He received the PhD in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of Padova in 1994. Since 1994 he has been with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova as assistant professor in telecommunications.

In the first years after his PhD research regarded coherent optical communications systems.
From 1995 his research activity moved to wireless communication systems, in particular to the analysis of the phase noise on different types of wireless communications, spending also some months at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol (UK). From 2006 until now his research concerned OFDM and MIMO-OFDM wireless systems: implementation activities of receiver structures on DSP boards, analysis of receiver perfomance and algorithms with combined channel estimation and phase noise reduction, cooperative base station transmissions with precoding: analysis of power assigment schemes and cell clustering. Finally in the last years his research focused on quantum optical communications and satellite otpical communications.

He is the co-author of several publications on book chapters, international journals, conference proceedings and of two international books. He served as reviewer for several international journals of IEEE and he is currently associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communication Society.

Student Competition Representative:

Rui Dinis
Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal

Rui Dinis received the Ph.D. degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2001 and the Habilitation in Telecommunications from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), in 2010. From 2001 to 2008 he was a Professor at IST. Currently he is an associated professor at FCT-UNL and a senior researcher at IT (Instituto de Telecomunicações). During 2003 he was an invited professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Rui Dinis is an IEEE Senior Member and is or was editor at IEEE Open Journal on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Elsevier Physical Communication, as well as guest editor for special numbers of several journals.
He was part of the Organizing Committee of multiple IEEE conferences (ICT’2014, VTC’2017-Fall, VTC’2018-Spring, ISWCS’2018, VTC’2019-Spring, VTC’2020-Spring, VTC’2020-Fall, GLOBECOM’2020). He is also president of VTS Portugal Chapter since 2016 and a member of several IEEE technical committees (CTTC, SPCC, RCC and WCT).
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and IEEE Information Theory Society. Since 2018, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was Invited Lecturer, Invited Speaker and Invited Panelist at several international events and PhD schools.
Rui Dinis has been actively involved in several international and national research projects in the broadband wireless communications area. He was involved in pioneer projects on the use of mm-waves for broadband wireless communications and his main research activities are on modulation and transmitter design, nonlinear effects on digital communications and receiver design (detection, equalization, channel estimation and carrier synchronization), with emphasis on frequency-domain implementations, namely for MIMO systems and/or OFDM and SC-FDE modulations. He is also working on cross-layer design and optimization involving PHY, MAC and LLC issues, as well as indoor positioning techniques.

SIG Coordinator:

Fang Fang
Western University, Canada

Dr. Fang Fang (S’16-M’18) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, in 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, Western University, Canada. Prior to joining Western, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Durham University, Durham (UK) from 2020 to 2022. From 2018 to 2020, she was a Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK. Her current research interests include machine learning for intelligent wireless communications, Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), intelligent reflecting surface (IRS), multi-access edge computing (MEC), machine learning for intelligent communications, blockchain and Edge AI. Dr. Fang has been serving as a technical program committee (TPC) Member for IEEE flagship conferences, e.g., IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, and IEEE VTC. She received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificates of the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2017 and 2022. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society.

Former Officers:

  • 2019-2021:
    • Chair: Xianbin Wang (Western University, Canada)
    • Vice Chair: Jingxian Wu (University of Arkansas)
    • Secretary: Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
  • 2017-2018:
    • Chair: Octavia A. Dobre (Memorial University, Canada)
    • Vice Chair: Xianbin Wang (Western University, Canada)
    • Secretary: Jingxian Wu (University of Arkansas)
  • 2015-2016:
    • Chair: Hai Lin (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
    • Vice Chair: Octavia A. Dobre (Memorial University, Canada)
    • Secretary: Xianbin Wang (Western University, Canada)
  • 2013-2014:
    • Chair: Nallanathan Arumugam (King’s College London, UK)
    • Vice Chair: Hai Lin (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
    • Secretary: Octavia A. Dobre (Memorial University, Canada)
  • 2010-2012:
    • Chair: Hung Nguyen (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
    • Vice Chair: Nallanathan Arumugam (King’s College London, UK)
    • Secretary: Hai Lin (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • 2008-2010:
    • Chair: Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan)
    • Vice Chair: Hung Nguyen (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
    • Secretary: Nallanathan Arumugam (King’s College London, UK)
  • 2006-2008:
    • Chair: Tomohiko Taniguchi (Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Japan)
    • Vice Chair: Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan)
    • Secretary: Hung Nguyen (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
  • 2004-2006: Chair: Bin Qiu (Monash University, Australia)
  • 2002-2004: Chair: Ron P. Smith (NGC, USA)
  • 2000-2002: Chair: Jaafar Elmirghani (University of Wales, Swansea, UK)
  • 1998-2000: Chair: Naohisa Ohta (Sony, Japan)
  • 1996-1998: Chair: Trevor Clarkson (King’s College London, UK)
  • 1992-1996: Chair: Stamatios Kartalopoulos (AT&T/Lucent, USA)
  • 1988-1992: Chair: Curtis Siller (AT&T/Lucent, USA)
  • 1984-1988: Chair: Don Puckette (T.J. Watson / IBM, USA)