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Technical Programme Committee

Local Conference Chair and General Co-Chair:


Dr. Alex Mason, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Dr. Alex Mason graduated from the University of Liverpool, UK,
with a first class honors degree in Computer and Multimedia
Systems, after which he went on to complete a PhD in
Wireless Sensor Networks and their Industrial Applications at
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. Since
completing the PhD in 2008, he has progressed on a research
focused career path, work as a Research Fellow, Senior
Lecturer and, since 2013, Reader in Smart Technologies. In
that time his research interests have broadened, with a
developing expertise in non-invasive sensing using novel
electromagnetic structures which have been demonstrated in
defence, medical and a variety of industrial applications. More
recently Dr. Mason's research focus has been toward wellbeing in both humans and livestock, and he has a variety of
on-going interests in these areas.
Dr. Mason is also responsible for supervising a number of PhD students in the areas of
sensing and electronics, has co-authored over 140 publications (including 4 patents), has
helped to organise national and international conferences, and has given a number of invited
talks on his work. He is also an active member of the IET in the UK, and has achieved
Chartered Engineer status with them.
See full profile here: http://www.staff.ljmu.ac.uk/enramaso/
Founding Chair and General Co-Chair:
Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay graduated from the
Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University,
Calcutta, India in 1987 with a Gold medal and received the
Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore, India in 1989. He obtained the PhD
(Eng.) degree from Jadavpur University, India in 1994 and
Doctor of Engineering degree from Kanazawa University,
Japan in 2000. Currently, he is working as a Professor of
Sensing Technology with the School of Engineering and
Advanced Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North,
New Zealand. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and
Sensing
Technology,
Wireless
Sensors
Network,
Electromagnetics, control, electrical machines and numerical
field calculation etc.
He has authored/co-authored over 300 papers in different international journals and
conferences, edited eleven conference proceedings. He has also edited ten special issues of
international journals and twenty books with Springer-Verlag as guest editor. He is currently

the Series editor for the Smart Sensing, Measurements and Instrumentation of SpringerVerlag. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET (UK), a Topical editor of IEEE Sensors
journal. He is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and
Measurements and a Technical Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics. He was a
Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Sensors council. He is Chair of the Technical Committee 18,
Environmental Measurements of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurements Society. He is
in the editorial board of many international journals. He has organized many international
conferences either as a General Chair or Technical Programme Chair.
email : S.C.Mukhopadhyay@massey.ac.nz

Personal web: http://seat.massey.ac.nz/personal/s.c.mukhopadhyay

Technical Programme Chairs:


Dr. Octavian Postolache, Instituto de Telecomunicaes, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache (M99, SM06) graduated in
Electrical Engineering at the Gh. Asachi Technical University of
Iasi, Romania, in 1992, and received the PhD degree in 1999
from the same university. In 2000 he became principal
researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicaes and Assistant
Professor of EST/IPS Setubal and ISCTE-IUL Lisbon in 2001
and 2012, respectively. His fields of interests are smart sensors
for environmental and biomedical applications, pervasive
sensing and computing. Dr. Postolache is author and co-author
of 9 patents, 7 books, 15 book chapters, 61 papers in
international journals with peer review, more than 195 papers in
proceedings of international conferences. He is IEEE Senior
Member and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE I&M Society, chair
of IEEE I&MS TC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements, member of
IEEE_I&MS TC-17, IEEE_I&MS_TC-18, IEEE I&MS TC-25, IEEE EMBS Portugal Chapter.
He is chair of IEEE MeMeA 2014, Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal. He received
IEEE I&M outstanding reviewer and IEEE Best Associate Editor awards.
Email: octavian.postolache@gmail.com
Dr. Olga Korostynska, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Dr Olga Korostynska has a BEng (1998) and MSc (2000) in Biomedical Engineering from
National Technical University of Ukraine (KPI), PhD (2003) in Electronics and Computer
Engineering from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland for developing a personal
gamma-radiation sensor using thin/thick film technologies; and LLB (2011) from the
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer in Advanced
Sensor Technologies at the School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University,
Liverpool, UK. Before that she was an engineer in the National Telecommunication Institute
in Ukraine; then a Postdoctoral Researcher in the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland,
working on a number of projects, including funded by IRCSET, EI and EU FP7. She was a
Lecturer in Physics in Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, before being awarded a

EU Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Liverpool John


Moores University, Liverpool, UK to develop an electromagnetic
wave sensor systems operating at microwave frequencies for
real-time water quality monitoring. She has over 10 years
lecturing experience in Ireland and UK at both undergraduate
and postgraduate levels. Dr. Korostynska has co-authored a
book, 11 book chapters, 2 UK patents and over 200 scientific
papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
She is also a member of the editorial board for two journals and
a regular reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed international
journals.
Email: o.korostynska@ljmu.ac.uk

Dr. Krishanthi Jayasundera, Massey University, New Zealand


Dr. Krishanthi P. Jayasundera graduated from University of
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with honors degree in Chemistry. She
obtained her both Master and PhD in Organic Chemistry from
Kanazawa University, Japan. After completing PhD she worked
as researcher nearly 14 years in New Zealand involving various
projects related to organic synthesis. Currently, she is working
as a Post-doctoral researcher with the Institute of Fundamental
Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. She has published
over 30 papers in different international journals and conference
proceedings. She has also edited a few conference proceedings
and books.
Email: k.p.jayasundera@massey.ac.nz

International Advisory Committee


Prof. Ahmed Al-Shammaa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Prof. Ken Grattan, City University London, UK
Prof. Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Aim Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy
Dr. Elfed Lewis, University of Limerick, Ireland
Prof. Chinlon Lin, Lightel, USA
Dr. Asad Madni, BEI Technologies, Inc., USA
Prof. Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Prof. Shoogo Ueno, Kyushu University, Japan

Regional Programme Chairs


United States: Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Europe: Prof. Ignacio Matias, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Middle-East: Dr. Chinthaka Gooneratne, King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology, Saudi Arabia
Asia: Prof. Ray Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Special Session Chair


Dr Adriana Wilde, University of Southampton, UK

Publicity Chair
Dr. Kevin Kuo, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan

Webmasters
Dr. Jeff Cullen, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Lisa Lightband, Massey University, New Zealand

Technical Programme Committee


Dr. Mohd Syaifudin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute
(MARDI), Malaysia
Dr. Badr Abdullah, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Bahadly, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Mahmoud Alahmad, UAEU, UAE
Prof. Francisco Arregui, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Dr. Takehito Azuma, Utsuminiya University, Japan
Mr. Keith Betterridge, Agresearch Ltd., New Zealand
Dr. Prahlada Rao Bhaskara B, Joint Director, India
Dr. Aniruddha Bhattacharjya, Amrita School of Engineering Bangalore, India
Mr. Chirabrata Bhaumik, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dr. Serge Camou, NTT Corporation, Japan
Prof. Dale Carnegie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Prof. Goutam Chakraborty, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Dr. Tapas Chakravarty, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, NASA-JPL, Caltech, USA

Dr. Chia-Pang Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Dr. Nan-Kuang Chen, National United University, Taiwan
Prof. Bryan Chin, Auburn University, USA
Dr. Komkrit Chomsuwan, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Dr. Cheng-Hsin Chuang, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Cheng-Long Chuang, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation, Taiwan
Dr. Grazia Cicirelli, National Research Council, Italy
Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Jeff Cullen, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, Italy
Dr. Tiziana D'Orazio, National Research Council, Italy
Dr. Saakshi Dhanekar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India
Ms. Lisa Dunn, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Robin Dykstra, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Bernd Eichberger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Dr. Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
Prof. Elena Gaura, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Dr. Boby George, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Mr. Avik Ghose, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dr. Boris Ginzburg, NRC Soreq, Israel
Dr. Chinthaka Gooneratne, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Michael Haji-Sheikh, Northern Illinois University, USA
Dr. Yusuke Hioka, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Prof. Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Dr. Chi-Hung Hwang, Instrument Technology Research Center, Taiwan
Prof. Ikuo Ihara, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Satoshi Ikezawa, Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Gotan Jain, KKHA Arts, GML Comm. & Science College, Chandwad, Nashik, India
Dr. Krishanthi Jayasundera, Massey University, New Zealand
Prof. Joe-Air Jiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mr. Keith Jones, Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand
Prof. Dah-Jing Jwo, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Prof. Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Dr. Olga Korostynska, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Soami Daya Krishnananda, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Dr. Jagadeesh Kumar V, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Dr. Kevin Kuo, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
Prof. Aime' Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy
Prof. T. S. Liu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dr. Alayn Loayssa, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Dr. Yasser Maghrbi, Texas A&M University, Qatar
Prof. Iliana Marinova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Dr. Alex Mason, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dr. Ignacio Matias, Universidad Pblica de Navarra, Spain
Dr. Mohd Amri Md Yunus, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia
Dr. Tanveer Mir, University of Toyama, Japan
Proff. Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim, University Rennes, France
Prof. Kazuo Mori, Mie University, Japan
Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Prof. Mustapha Nadi, Universit de Lorraine-CNRS, France
Dr. Vijaya Kumar Narayanan, Government Engineering College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Dr. Stoyan Nihtianov, Technical University - Delft, The Netherlands
Prof. Jose Pereira, ESTSetbal, Portugal
Dr. Ian Platt, Lincoln Ventures Ltd, New Zealand
Prof. Octavian Postolache, Instituto de Telecomunicaes, Lisboa/IT, Portugal

Dr. Daluwathu Preethichandra, Central Queensland University, Australia


Dr. Ramesh Rayudu, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Candid Reig, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, Centre for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology, IIIT Hyderabad,
India
Mr. Anish Sathyan, DeiTy, Govt. of India, India
Dr. Veronica Sberveglieri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Prof. Norbert Schwesinger, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Germany
Dr. Mohamed Serry, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Pavel Shuk, Emerson, USA
Dr. Akash Singh, IBM, USA
Dr. Mateusz Smietana, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Rakesh Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, India
Dr. Dan Mihai Stefanescu, Romanian Measurement Society, Romania
Prof. Haoru Su, University of Science and Technology Beijing, P.R. China
Dr. Qingquan Sun, The University of Alabama, USA
Mr. Nagender Suryadevara, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Akshya Swain, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Liqiong Tang, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. K. Tashiro, Shinshu University, Japan
Dr. Om Thakur, NSIT, Delhi University, India
Dr. Andrew Tickle, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Prof. Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Dr. Ioan Tuleasca, The Open Polytechnic in New Zealand, New Zealand
Mr. Ion Tutanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Mr. Arijit Ukil, TCS, India
Prof. Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Dr. Kevin I-Kai Wang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Daniel Watzenig, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Prof. Wei Wei, Xi'an University of Technology, P.R. China
Prof. Quincy Wu, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Prof. Ruqiang Yan, Southeast University, P.R. China
Prof. Arcady Zhukov, Basque Country University, UPV/EHU, Spain
Mr. Asif Zia, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Jun Zou, The Chinese University of Hongkong, Hong Kong