2022-2023 Officer Election

This page contains information regarding the election of MBMC-TC Officers for the 2022-2023 term. Further information on the voting process will be announced to the membership in due course.

The election is being managed by the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee (NES), which has the following members:

For the officers’ duties, eligibility to vote in elections, and the election process, please see our P&P (Section 3 Elected and Appointed Officers & Section 4 Nominations and Elections) available at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/129q1JUuCKvllD0mKmaJE-3K4TcbGgS34nvvj1xHgVXI/edit?usp=sharing

The following are the candidates for MBMC-TC Officers for the 2022-2023 Term:

Chair:

  • Lin Lin, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Vice-Chair:

  • Adam Noel, University of Warwick, UK

Secretary:

  • Nan Yang, Australian National University, Australia
  • Qiang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Prabhat Sharma, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India

Biographies and Statements from each candidate can be found below.


Candidate for Chair

Lin Lin, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Bio:

Lin Lin is an Associate Professor in the College of Electronics and Information Engineering at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degree from Tianjin University, China in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2012. He was an EU Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include molecular communication, neural communication, and internet of nanothings. He hosted the 1st China-Germany Molecular Communication Workshop in 2019. He served as the TPC co-chair of BICT 2020 and Workshops Chair of BICT 2021. Lin is currently the vice-chair of the Technical Committee on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications.

Statement:

It is my great honor to be nominated as the chair of the Technical Committee (TC) on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (MBMC). As the vice-chair of the current MBMC TC, I actively participated in the routine work, including participating in the formulation of the TC P&Ps, assisting the chair in arranging TC meeting and selecting MBMC track chair of IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM, etc. Through these TC work and my own research in this field in the past 9 years, I deeply realize that this new interdisciplinary field has great prospects and will become one of the most important directions within ComSoc. My goal is to further develop the TC based on the establishment and maintenance of the healthy MBMC research community by the TC predecessors.

My plans are as follows:

  • Keep growing the TC. Currently our committee is still small compared with many other established TCs within ComSoc. We will organize more workshops and tutorials on IEEE flagship conferences, so that researchers within ComSoc could have more chance to know this novel research field. Some of them may start to do research in this area. The TC will also endorse more related activities to increase impact, so as to attract a broader range of researchers.
  • Promote development of MBMC research. In the past few years, there is a trend that the MBMC research transits from theoretical research to experimental research, but there is still a big gap between the current research and technology landing and industrialization. The TC will support and encourage cross-field discussion and collaboration, to make up for this gap. For example, I plan to coordinate with IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM TPC chairs, to add invited cross-domain talks in the MBMC tracks. I also plan to coordinate with our own IEEE Transactions for cross-domain special issues. 
  • Continue promoting TC research award. The TC will nominate award committee, and establish one or more awards. Giving research awards to high-quality research and researchers in this novel area will give our members guidance, inspiration, and directions.

I believe that through our efforts, we will provide better service to all our members, promote the development of MBMC research, and expand the influence of our TC among all ComSoc TCs.


Candidate for Vice-Chair

Adam Noel, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Bio:

Adam Noel is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering (Systems and Information Stream) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Digital Communication at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany. He has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa and the University of Montreal (2016-2018). His research interests are in the prediction and control of biophysical systems at a microscopic level, and his work has received funding from the EPSRC (UK). Dr. Noel is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications. He is also serving as Secretary for the IEEE ComSoc’s Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Technical Committee (2020-2021). He has received awards including a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada and a Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications.

Statement:

It has been my pleasure to serve the Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Technical Committee (MBMC-TC) as Secretary over the past 2 years, despite the challenges imposed by the COVID19 pandemic. In fact, these challenges have emphasised the importance and relevance of the work of our community, and should remain evident as society returns to a more normal state and the MBMC-TC can become more active. In addition to my direct service to the MBMC-TC, I have worked on fostering greater connections within our field, including helping to arrange the first formal endorsements by the MBMC-TC of several events (ACM Nanocom 2021, MBCom 2021, and the 2021 MC Workshop). These connections are important to nurture growth, diversity, and impact, especially as the field continues to expand beyond its communications-centric core, while maintaining our community’s cohesiveness. I am excited to continue this support and engagement as Vice-Chair, especially as we return to more in-person events, and I welcome on-going feedback on how the MBMC-TC can continue to serve its membership and promote the field. 


Candidates for Secretary

1. Nan Yang, Australian National University, Australia

Bio:

Nan Yang is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He received the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2011. He joined ANU in 2014 and is currently the Head of the Emerging Communications Laboratory and the leader of the multi-scale communications research team. He received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014 and the Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GlobeCOM 2016 and the IEEE VTC 2013-Spring. He also received the Top Editor Award from the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies and several Exemplary/Top Reviewer Awards from prestigious IEEE transactions and letters from 2012 to 2019. He is now serving in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. His research interests include molecular communications, terahertz communications, ultra-reliable low latency communications, cyber-physical security, and intelligent communications.

Statement:

As a technical committee (TC) of the IEEE Communications Society, the Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications TC (MBMC-TC) is a vibrant and inclusive hub for our MBMC community. Also, the MBMC-TC should act as a key venue to serve our MBMC community, especially early career researchers and research students, and engage them to foster innovation. To provide the most benefits to our members, the MBMC-TC should be more innovative, proactive, and collaborative in connecting with other communities and advancing MBMC technologies for bettering our society and humanity. If elected, I will devote myself to:

  • Making effective on-site and remote arrangements on MBMC-TC meetings and broadcasting such arrangements to MBMC-TC members in a timely manner.
  • Providing high-quality secretarial and administrative support to MBMC-TC meetings and collaborating with relevant stakeholders (such as the Web Coordinator) to publicise meeting-related information and respond to enquiries.
  • Facilitate the Chair and Vice Chair to organize, support, and promote MBMC-TC activities in different countries.
  • Strengthen the globalisation of MBMC-TC by promoting engagement and opportunities to its members across the globe, including young generations, minorities, and underrepresented groups.

2. Qiang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Bio:

Qiang Liu received his B. S. (1996), M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) respectively. He has worked with School of Communication and Information Engineering, UESTC, China, and is an associate professor now. His researches focus on wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, broadband wireless networks and molecular communication. He has published 50+ papers and 20+ patents in these areas. He is the member of IEEE/IEEE ComSoc. He is the reviewer of IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS) etc. and TPC member of BICT2014, BICT2017, Publication chair of BICT2020 and BICT2021, excecutive chair of UCET2021, session chair of IEEE ICCC 2019.

Statement:

Serving in several roles at some journals and conferences, such as reviewer, chair and TPC member, I have been familiar with the running process of a journal and acquired some experience and knowledge about how to serve our members, make more effective work to coordinate each part , assist editors and members.If elected as secretary, it will be my honor to serve IEEE T-MBMC by exploiting my diverse experience to:

  • Improve service to our members and all staffs of IEEE T-MBMC.
  • Potentiate the role of secretary, Improve the efficiency of secretarial work.
  • Further improve and strengthen coordination work among the submission, review, publication and other links.

I’m an enthusiastic and hard-working person. It is precisely my time and dedication what I would like to offer to, with your help, contribute to an even better secretary work for all.

3. Prabhat Sharma, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India

Bio:

Prabhat Kumar Sharma (Senior Member, IEEE) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. Dr. Sharma is a recipient of the Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. In 2019, He was awarded the URSI/InRaSS Young Indian Radio Scientist Award by the International Radio Science Union. Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 journal and conference papers. His current research interests include physical layer aspects of wireless, molecular and biological, and quantum communications. Dr. Sharma has served as reviewer in highly reputed IEEE Journals, TPC members in various conferences like IEEE ICC, Globecom, NCC, ANTS etc. He was Workshop co-chair in IEEE ANTS 2020, Organizing Secretary IEEE INDISCON 2021 and is currently serving IEEE Nagpur sub-section as secretary of Executive Committee. He was the Organizing secretary of First International Symposium on Molecular and Biological Communications held at Nagpur India during Feb 01-05, 2021.

Statement:

The technical committee on Molecular Biological and Multi-scale communications (MBMC-TC) provides a forum for its members to discuss, interact and collaborate in  the areas of Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale communications. Its scope being highly interdisciplinary, the MBMC-TC serves the members who not only come conventionally under the purview of IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), but also those who work in the areas which are at present considered outside the scope of ComSoc.  If elected to the position of the Secretary of  MBMC-TC, I will work closely with all the office-bearers and  various stakeholders to

  1. Complete all my responsibilities as secretary.
  2. Strengthen the community through increasing the participation of existing members and by adding more members through membership drives with a focus on expanding the base in the areas not considered at present under the scope of ComSoc.
  3. Support and encourage the organization of various events such as conferences and workshops in the relevant areas.
  4. Contribute to the growth of TC journal, TMBMC.

My sincere dedication and extensive volunteer experience with the IEEE at different levels will certainly help me promote and strengthen our technical committee for the benefit of all its members throughout the world.