Current Officers

2020–2021

Chair

Andrew Eckford, York University, Canada

Vice-chair

Lin Lin, Tongji University, China

Secretary

Adam Noel, University of Warwick, UK

 


Chair

Andrew Eckford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University, Toronto, Ontario. He received the B.Eng. degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1996, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto in 1999 and 2004, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Andrew held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Toronto, prior to taking up a faculty position at York in 2006. Andrew’s research interests include the application of information theory to nonconventional channels and systems, especially the use of molecular and biological means to communicate. Andrew’s research has been covered in media including The Economist and The Wall Street Journal, and was a finalist for the 2014 Bell Labs Prize. Andrew is also a co-author of the textbook Molecular Communication, published by Cambridge University Press.

Vice-chair

Lin Lin is an Associate Professor in the College of Electronics and Information Engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University, China in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2012. Lin is an EU Marie Curie Fellow. Lin’s research interests includes molecular communication, Internet of Nanothings (IoNTs), Body Sensor Networks (BSNs), etc. He received several research grants from NSF China and Shanghai government on the topic of molecular communication and IoNTs. He hosted the 1st China-Germany Molecular Communication Workshop in 2019. He served as the TPC co-chair for BICT 2020.

Secretary

Adam Noel is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering (Systems and Information Stream) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, which he joined in 2018. He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2009 from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, Canada. He received the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015, both from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Digital Communication at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa (2016-2018). Adam is an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications. He has received several awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, including a Postdoctoral Fellowship. He also received a Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society).