Keynote Speakers



Prof. Stanislav Zvanovec received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering,Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague in 2002 and 2006,respectively. To date,he works as a full professor and deputy head of the Department of Electromagnetic Field and chairperson of PhD branch at CTU. His current research interests include Free Space Optical and fiber optical systems,Visible Light Communications,OLED,RF over optics and electromagnetic wave propagation issues for millimeter wave band. He is the head of Free-space and fiber optics group at CTU ( Till 2014 he was a chair of the Joint MTT/AP/ED/EMC chapter of the IEEE Czechoslovakia Section and he is head of the Commission F „Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing“ of the Czech National URSI Committee. He leads research and participates within in the frame of international projects ESA PECS no. 98069,ESA 4000105298/12/NL/CLP,ACE 2,EU COST projects IC1101 OPTICWISE (Optical Wireless Communications - An Emerging Technology) as vice chair of WG1,IC0802,IC0603,CA16220,Centre for quasi-optical systems and terahertz spectroscopy,holder of projects national TACR and GACR projects,Visible light based Interoperability and Networking (ViSioN) European ITN MSCA project etc. He is author of two books (co-author of recent book Visible Light Communications: Theory and Applications),several book chapters and more than 200 journal and conference papers,and holder of patent for All-optical packet switch.


Dr. Mohammad-Ali Khalighi is Associate Professor in Ecole Centrale Marseille and head of “Telecommunications and Antenna Processing” in Fresnel Institute research lab. His main research areas of interest 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. So far he has served as the Technical Program Committee member for more than 20 international conferences and workshops in the communications area and is currently serving as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. Also,he was the Vice Chair of WG2 of the FP7 IC1101 COST Action on optical wireless communications and is the project coordinator for the H2020 ITN MSCA “VISION” on visible-light communications. Dr. Khalighi is the recipient of the Scientific Excellence Award from the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education for the period of 2009–2017.