IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2022 // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications



Three keynote talks on the topics of channel coding beyond 5G.

Keynote Title: Capacity achieving generalized spatially coupled turbo-like codes

Prof. Jinhong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jinhong Yuan (M'02--SM'11--F'16) received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. In 2000, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is currently a Professor and Head of Telecommunication Group with the School. He has published two books, five book chapters, over 300 papers in telecommunications journals and conference proceedings, and 50 industrial reports. He is a co-inventor of one patent on MIMO systems and four patents on low-density-parity-check codes. He has co-authored four Best Paper Awards and one Best Poster Award, including the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Kansas City, USA, in 2018, the Best Paper Award from IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Cancun, Mexico, in 2011, and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, Trondheim, Norway, in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Communications. He served as the IEEE NSW Chapter Chair of Joint Communications/Signal Processions/Ocean Engineering Chapter during 2011-2014 and served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications during 2012-2017. His current research interests include error control coding and information theory, communication theory, and wireless communications.

Keynote Title: Generalized LDPC codes with Convolutional Code Constraints

Prof. Michael Lentmaier, Lund University, Sweden

Michael Lentmaier is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, which he joined in January 2013. His research interests include design and analysis of coding systems, graph based iterative algorithms and Bayesian methods applied to decoding, detection and estimation in communication systems. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from University of Ulm, Germany in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication theory from Lund University, Sweden in 2003. He then worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at University of Notre Dame, Indiana and at University of Ulm.  From 2005 to 2007 he was with the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, where he worked on signal processing techniques in satellite navigation receivers. From 2008 to 2012 he was a senior researcher and lecturer at the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems at TU Dresden, where he was heading the Algorithms and Coding research group.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and served as an editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2010-2013), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2014-2017), and IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2017-2020).  He was awarded the Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award (2012) for his paper “Iterative Decoding Threshold Analysis for LDPC Convolutional Codes”.

Keynote Title: U-UV Codes -- The Good Short-to-Medium Length Codes

Prof. Li Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Li Chen was awarded his PhD by Newcastle University in 2008 and now is a Professor of the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. From Aug. 2017 to Mar. 2020, he was the Deputy Dean of the School of Electronics and Communication Engineering. He specializes in channel coding, particularly in algebraic coding theory and techniques. From Jul. 2015 to Jun. 2016, he took sabbatical, visiting Ulm University in Germany and University of Notre Dame in U.S. He has also visited the Institute of Network Coding, the Chinese University of Hong Kong for several occasions.

He is a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Conference Committee and chairing the Conference Committee. He founded and chairs the IEEE Information Theory Society Guangzhou Chapter, which was awarded 2021 Chapter of the Year of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He was awarded The Chinese Information Theory Young Researcher award by the Chinese society of Electronics. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has been organizing several international conferences and workshops, including the 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) in Guangzhou and the 2022 IEEE East Asian School of Information Theory (EASIT) in Shenzhen, for which he is the General Co-Chair. He is also the TPC Co-Chair of the 2022 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC) in Foshan.

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