IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gateway to a Connected World

YP/WIE Panel Session

The YP session features a Fireside Chat with Professor Muhammad Imran of the University of Glasgow, and Dr. Walid Saad of Virginia Tech. The title of the session is “Challenges For Young Professionals (YP) in Communications.”

Fireside Chat on "Challenges for Young Professionals (YP) in Communications"

Speaker 1: Professor Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow

Muhammad Ali Imran

MUHAMMAD ALI IMRAN is Professor of Communication Systems in University of Glasgow. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA and a visiting Professor at 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He has over 18 years of combined academic and industry experience, working primarily in the research areas of cellular communication systems. He has been awarded 15 patents, has authored/co-authored over 400 journal and conference publications, and has been principal/co-principal investigator on over £6 million in sponsored research grants and contracts. He has supervised 40+ successful PhD graduates.

Speaker 2: Dr. Walid Saad, Virginia Tech 

Walid SaadWALID SAAD (S'07, M'10, SM’15) received his Ph.D degree from the University of Oslo in 2010. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include wireless networks, machine learning, game theory, cybersecurity, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Saad was the author/co-author of six conference best paper awards and of the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize. He is also the recipient of the IEEE ComSoc Best YP in Academia in 2017.





18:00 – 19:00

WIE Session

ADNEC: Conference Hall A, Part C

19:00 – 20:00

YP Session

ADNEC: Conference Hall A, Part C

20:00 – 21:30

Networking & Reception

ADNEC: Conference Hall A, Part D


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