Keynotes Speakers

Augmenting Internet of Underwater Things by Visible-Light Communications

Dr. Ali Khalighi

Ecole Centrale Marseille, Fresnel Institute research lab.

Mohammad Ali Khalighi (Senior Member, IEEE) received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications and Electronics in 1995 and 1997, respectively, from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and is Ph.D. degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor with École Centrale Marseille, Marseille, France, and a Head of “Optical Communications for IoT” group with Fresnel Institute Research Laboratory. He is currently a Project Coordinator for the H2020 ITN MSCA VisIoN project (Visible-light-based Interoperability and Networking) and an Action Chair for the COST Action CA19111 NEWFOCUS (European Network on Future Generation Optical Wireless Communication Technologies). He has coedited the book Visible Light Communications: Theory and Applications (CRC Press, 2017). His main research interests include signal processing for wireless communication systems with an emphasis on the physical layer aspects of free-space, underwater, and indoor visible-light optical communications.,Prof. Khalighi was the corecipient of the 2019 Best Survey Paper Award of the IEEE Communications Society. He is also the Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and was an Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letters as well as the Guest Editor for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society and Elsevier Optik journal.

Visible Light Positioning with Machine Learning

Dr L N. Alves

Institute De Telecommunications, Portugal

University of Aveiro

Luis Nero Alves ( graduated in 1996 and received his MSc degree in 2000, both in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Aveiro. In 2008, he obtained the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro. His PhD thesis was on high bandwidth gain product amplifiers for optical wireless applications. He is currently with the Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics from the University of Aveiro, where he lectures electronic related subjects to both graduate and undergraduate students. Since 2008, he has been the lead researcher at the Integrated Circuits Group from the Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro. His current research interests are on: i) design and performance analysis of visible light communications systems; ii) Visible Light communications systems applied to IoT scenarios; iii) IoT sensing devices, especially focused on SAW (surface acoustic wave) and memristive devices; iv) sensing and stimulation devices for implantable medical devices; v) analogue integrated circuit design for sensing and instrumentation applications. He has served as member of the COST actions IC1401 (MemoCiS), IC1101 (OPTICWISE) and CA19111 (NEWFOCUS). He has participated/leaded several research projects at both national and international levels, such as, NeuralStimSpinal (H2020/FET), VisIoN (H2020/MSCA-ITN), LITES (EU/CIP-ICT-PSP) SGH (P2020/SI I&DT), RTMGear (FP7/CleanSky), VLCLighting (IT/Internal), amongst others. Luis Nero Alves has participated in the technical program committee of several international conferences on optical communications. He has served as reviewer for several international journals ( IEEE/PTL, IEEE/JLT, IEEE/TCASI, IEEE/TCASII, IEEE/TCSVT, Elsevier/OC, amongst others). Luis Nero Alves as authored/co-authored several conference and journal papers on the aforementioned topics.