The Sixth Workshop on
Optical Wireless Communications
December 6, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Israel

Dr.Shlomi Arnon is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Israel. Professor Arnon's honors and awards include SPIE Fellow and Fulbright Fellow. During 1998-1999 Professor Arnon was a Postdoctoral Associate (Fulbright Fellow) at LIDS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. His research has produced more than eighty journal papers in the area of optical, satellite and wireless communication. During part of the summer of 2007, he worked at TU/e and PHILIPS LAB, Eindhoven, Nederland on a novel concept of a dual communication and illumination system. He was visiting professor during the summer of 2008 at TU Delft, Nederland. During the year 2011-2012 he took sabbatical leave at the Silicon nano photonic Lab, Cornell University, USA. He is/was an associate editor for the Optical Society of America - Journal of Optical Networks in 2006, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications for a special issue on optical wireless communication in 2009 and 2014. He is co-author of the book Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR, Taylor & Francis/ CRC, 2010 a co-editor of the book Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2012 and editor of the book Visible Light Communication Cambridge University Press, 2015. In addition to research, Prof Arnon and his students work on many challenging engineering projects with especial emphasis on the humanitarian dimension. For instance, a long-standing project has dealt with developing a system to detect human survival after earthquakes, or Infant respiration monitoring system to prevent cardiac arrest and Apnea.

Dr. Julian Cheng, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Julian Cheng is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada. He has published more than 120 journal and conference papers in the area of wireless and optical wireless communications. His current research focuses on optical wireless communications and 5G ultra dense networks. Currently, he serves as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and a Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications.

Dr. Yeong Min Jang, Kookmin University, Korea

Yeong Min Jang is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. He worked for ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) between 1987 and 2000. His research interests are in the areas of optical wireless communication, optical camera communications, 5G mobile communications, small cell networks, multi-screen display networks, and WPANs. He is chairman of IEEE 802.15.7r1 OWC Task Group. He currently serves as Co-EIC for ICT Express online journal. He has served as the Vice President of KICS (Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences) since 2015.

Dr. Murat Uysal, Ozyegin University, Turkey

Murat Uysal is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to joining Ozyegin University, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada) where he still holds an adjunct faculty position. Dr. Uysal's research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and signal processing with a particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication systems in radio, acoustic and optical frequency bands. He has authored more than 200 journal and conference papers on these topics and received more than 3500 citations. Dr.Uysal currently leads the EU COST Action OPTICWISE which is a high-profile consolidated European scientific platform for interdisciplinary research activities in the area of optical wireless communication. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) Journal, and Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). He is also the Guest Co-Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications which will be published in 2015.