Welcome to the 9th CyberC, Nanjing, China!

CyberC 2017 Big Data and SDN/NFV Summit Invited Speakers


Dr. Shui Yu (余水)Deakin University, Australia

Shui Yu received his B.Eng (Electronic Engineering) and M.Eng (Computer Science) degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China , P. R. China in 1993 and 1999, respectively. He also obtained an Associate Degree in Mathematics from the same university in 1993. He received his PhD (Computer Science) from Deakin University in 2004. He is currently a Senior Lecturer of School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Before joining Deakin University , Dr Yu was a Lecturer of Computer College in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He has a good experience of industry, especially in network design and software development organization and implementation. His research interests include Big Data Theory and Application, Networking Theory and Application, and Mathematical Modelling. He dedicates himself in advance human understanding of networks and information, including their measurement, representation, analysis, and application. As a semi-mathematician, he targets on narrowing the gap between theory and application using mathematical tools.

Dr Yu is a Guest Professor of South West University of China, an overseas expert of the national 111 project at Beijing Jiaotong Univesity. Dr Yu is a Member of AAAS, ACM, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Shui Yu is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of AAAS and ACM, the Vice Chair of Technical Subcommittee on Big Data Processing, Analytics, and Networking of IEEE Communication Society, and a member of IEEE Big Data Standardization Committee.

Dr Yu’s research interest includes Security and Privacy in Networking, Big Data, and Cyberspace, and mathematical modelling. He has published two monographs and edited two books, more than 150 technical papers, including top journals and top conferences, such as IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TMC, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TETC, and IEEE INFOCOM. Dr Yu initiated the research field of networking for big data in 2013. His h-index is 22.

Dr Yu actively serves his research communities in various roles. He is currently serving the editorial boards of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of Internet of Things, IEEE Communications Magazine, and a number of other international journals. He has served more than 70 international conferences as a member of organizing committee, such as publication chair for IEEE Globecom 2015 and 2017, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 and 2017, TPC co-chair for IEEE BigDataService 2015, IEEE ATNAC 2014, IEEE ITNAC 2015; Executive general chair for ACSW2017

More information of Dr Yu can be found at http://www.deakin.edu.au/~syu/

Topic: Networking for Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities


Big Data is one of the hottest topics in our communities, and networking is an indispensable corner stone for the fancy big data applications. As a result, there is an emerging research branch, Networking for Big Data (NBD), in networking and communication fields. In this talk, we will firstly overview the current landscape of this energetic area, and then present the unprecedented challenges in this new domain, and finally discuss the current research directions in the main topics in networking for big data. We humbly hope this talk will shed light for forthcoming researchers to further explore the uncharted part of this promising land.

Prof. Dongfeng Yuan, Shandong University,China

Dongfeng Yuan, Ph.D., full professor and doctoral supervisor in the School of Information Science and Engineering with Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Professor Dongfeng Yuan received his M. S. degree from Shandong University in 1988 in electrical engineering and got his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in China in January 2000. Now, he is the director and chief scientist of Collaborative Innovation Center of China Rainbow Project, director of Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Wireless Communication Technologies, vice-dean of Institutes of Advanced Information Technology of Shandong University, and also the chairman of IEEE Shandong section. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 10 national scientific research projects and more than 20 provincial projects in recent years. Till now, he has published more than 400 high level academic papers, including top journals and top conferences, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TWC, IEEE TCOM, IEEE TVT, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC. He has applied for more than 110 national invention patents (54 patents have been granted, 1 patent has been successfully exploited in industrial products). He has won the second prize of State Natural Science Award of China, the first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Shandong Province, the second prize of Natural Science Award of Shandong Province, respectively.

He has been engaging in research on the new generation of information technologies, such as cloud computing, big data analysis and wireless communications.


Dr. Chang Tan,  Vice Director of the Research Institute of iFlyTech, iFlyTech, China

Dr. Chang Tan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the he University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, in 2014. He has founded Anhui RongData Co., Ltd. (national high-tech enterprises). He is currently Deputy Dean of iFLYTEK Bigdata Research Institute, responsible for bigdata technology research and application in the field of Smart City, Computing Advertising and Recommender System, etc.

Dr. Tan is mainly engaged in research and application of data mining and recommendation system technology. He has many years of research and practical experience in bigdata technology and personalized recommendation, with a focus on bigdata platform construction, user behavior analysis, mobile data analysis.

Dr. Tan has participated in more than 10 national research projects such as 863, National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published prolifically in refereed journals and conference proceedings, such as ACM TIST, IEEE ICDM and ACM CIKM. He led the R&D team to complete a number of technical cooperation projects for Alibaba, China Mobile, China Telecom, Beijing Railway Bureau and other well-known domestic enterprises. For his outstanding contributions to data mining, he was elected an expert committee of China Computer Federation Task Force on Big Data in 2016.

Big Data Summit Moderator: Chung-Min Chen, Ph.D. 陳仲民, VP of Data Science, iconectiv, USA

Chung-Min currently leads the exploration of data science techniques for telecom applications that aim at improving mobile user experiences and business intelligence.  Previously he was Chief Scientist with Applied Communication Sciences working on data analytics and privacy involving large sets of smart grid, financial, and web data. Prior to that, he was Chief Scientist and Director of Telcordia Technologies, during which he led and contributed to projects in OSS, telematics, and M2M. He also headed Telcordia’s applied research center in Taiwan, overseeing R&D, consulting, and customer engagement.

His research interest spans across areas in database systems, machine learning, parallel & distributed computing, mobile data, and mobile ad hoc network.   He has published over 50 research papers in journals and conferences including The Journal of the ACM, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, IEEE J. SAC, INFOCOM, ACM SIGMOD, KDD, EDBT, ICDE, and ICDCS. He received the Newcomer Paper Award of ACM PODS 2002.

Chung-Min was an Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University (2008-2011) and an invited speaker at the 2001 Data Mining Summer School at Rutgers University. He also served as the Chair of US ANSI expert group to Working Group 17 (Mobile Devices for ITS Applications) of ISO TC-204 (Intelligent Transportation System). He received PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park and B.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University.

Dr. Chih-Lin I 易芝玲, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program, and has won the 2015 Industrial Innovation Award of IEEE Communication Society for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.

In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an Area Editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. NET, an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee.

She was a Professor at NCTU, an Adjunct Professor at NTU, and currently an Adjunct Professor at BUPT. She is the Chair of FuTURE 5G SIG, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around “Green, Soft, and Open”.

Alok Srivastava, Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Alok Srivastava is a lead architect with Microsoft services focusing on Internet of Things global scale architecture. He is focused on data ingestion from devices, in-flight analytics and scale models for machine learning with security, performance and distributed intelligence models that drive the modern IOT implementations. Alok has worked as CTO in Microsoft services and established CTO office that focuses on in-operation solution lifecycle. He was CTO for ISV team at Microsoft where he was responsible for working with Microsoft partners on scale architecture that can absorb emerging technology trends. Alok has worked as technology and business advisor to a number medium and large businesses enabling them to bring successful products to their respective markets.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked for Sybase and Oracle Corporation, leading product development and R&D teams. His played a key role in distributed replication management systems, database extensibility, multi-media management in relational databases, location based services, formalization of web services, service-oriented architecture and collaboration platform. Alok worked as CTO with his startup focusing on sales process optimization and automation. His research interest include distributed high performance and scale computing, internet of things (M2M architectures), cloud computing, service oriented architectures, complex high scale knowledge systems, data architecture and business intelligence.

Alok graduated from University of Louisville in 1994 after getting his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1991. Alok is a seasoned technology executive, accomplished presenter and innovator with several patents. He has strong background in distributed large scale computing systems, transaction processing, data management, internet of things as well as complex system architectures.

Dr. Bin Xie, (谢彬), CEO of InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA

Dr. Xie received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2003 and 2006 respectively. He is the founder & CEO of the InfoBeyond. InfoBeyond offers (i) NXdrive for data security against data breach, and (ii) Security Policy Tool for access control cyber security. The business at InfoBeyond grows 35% per year averagely.

Dr. Xie has published 70+ papers in the IEEE conferences and journals. His research interests are focused on cyber security, wireless communication, big data, and user performance. He is/was the Principal Investigator of 20+ R&D projects that are supported by Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense), Department of Energy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, and Kentucky State. Dr. Xie is the author of books titled Handbook/Encyclopedia of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (World Scientific: ISBN-10: 981283348X, World Scientific Publisher), Handbook of Applications and Services for Mobile Systems (Auerbach Publication, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 9781439801529, 2012) and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks- Networking Protocol to Security, (VDM Publishing House: ISBN: 3836419270, 2007.

Dr. Xie severed as a member of NIH Special Emphasis Panel on System Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, ZRG1 HDM-Q (50), 2012-2015. He is an editor member of the Journal of International Journal of Information Technology, Communications, and Convergence (IJITCC). He was the Guest Edit Chair of Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) in a special issue on Mobile Computing, 2012. He delivered a number of speeches in the Army, Navy, Air Force, academic, and industrial societies. Dr. Xie is an IEEE senior member.

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SDN/NFV Summit Moderator: David Lu 陆惠晨, Vice President, D2 Platform and Systems Development, Technology Development, AT&T Services, Inc. USA

David, Vice President – Common Platform & Technology Services, and Business Solution Development, is responsible for integrated and common software platforms, tools, technology components, and services to enable the AT&T network and systems virtualization and software ecosystem transformation including API, common data frameworks, network management, dispatching, and policy control & orchestration platforms. He leads an organization with more than 5,000 people across the globe.

David is a well-respected leader in software architecture and engineering, network performance and traffic management, business solutions, large DB and big data implementation/mining/analytics, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering.

Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, he has served in various leadership positions at AT&T. He holds 36 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences throughout the world. He received numerous industry awards including the 2015 Chairman’s Award from IEEE Communication Society for Network and Systems Quality and Reliability. He has been very active in community organizations and activities including AT&T APCA, DFW-CIE, and DFW Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by AT&T APCA with the 2015 Corporate Leadership Award.

He was admitted to the world renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music but came to US to complete his college. He has an undergraduate degree in music, majoring in cello performance and graduate degree in Computer Science.

CyberC 2017 Summits Co-Organizer: Tzyh-Jong (TJ) Wang, PhD, AT&T, USA

Dr. TJ Wang is currently with AT&T since 2008. He is a system engineer for mobility operations support systems focusing on mobility network end-to-end performance and reliability. Prior to joining AT&T, TJ was with DEC, Bellcore, Lucent Technologies and UTStarcom between 1987 and 2008.

He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987; and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1978.

CyberC 2017 Summits Co-Organizer: Chi-Ming Chen Ph.D. 陳啟明, AT&T Labs, USA

Chi-Ming Chen joined AT&T in 1995. He is with the AT&T Labs architecture organization which designs the Enhanced Control Orchestration Management Platform (ECOMP).  Prior to joining AT&T, Chi-Ming was with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) from 1985 to 1995 and was a faculty member at Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1975 to 1979.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985; M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981; M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1973 and 1971 respectively.

Chi-Ming Chen is a Life Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of ACM. He is an Advisory Board Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR), a member of the IEEE GLOBECOM & ICC Management & Strategy (GIMS) Standing Committee. He has chaired several GLOBECOM and ICC Industry Forums and is serving as the GIMS Advisor for ICC 2019, Shanghai, China.

Chi-Ming is a Steering Committee member of the IEEE SDN Initiative and IEEE Big Data Initiative. He also co-chairs the Roadmap Working Group of IEEE 5G Initiative. In addition to CyberC, he also organizes the annual IEEE Emerging Technology Reliability Roundtable (ETR-RT) since 2014.