Keynote Speakers

Unobtrusive Smart Sensing and Pervasive Computing for Healthcare

Prof. Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache

Distinguished Lecturer (May, 2017 thru 12/31/2020); TC-13 Co-Chair; IMS Portugal Chapter Chair, TIM Associate Editor (2016-2017)

Distinguished Lecturer (May, 2014 thru 12/31/2017)


Biography: Prof. Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache (M’99, SM’2006),, graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in 1992 and he received the PhD degree in 1999 from the same university, and university habilitation in 2016 from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. In the period 1992-2000 he served as assistant professor at Technical University of Iasi. In 2000 he became principal researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações where he is now Senior Researcher. He served as invited professor at EST/IPS Setubal, Portugal between 2001 and 2012 when he joined Instituto Universitario de Lisboa/ ISCTE-IUL Lisbon where he is currently A. Professor. His fields of interests are smart sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, pervasive sensing and computing, wireless sensor networks, signal processing with application in biomedical and telecommunications, non-destructive testing and diagnosis based on eddy currents smart sensors, computational intelligence with application in automated measurement systems. He was principal researcher of different projects including EHR-Physio regarding the implementation of Electronic Health Records for Physiotherapy and he is currently principal researcher of TailorPhy project Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Physiotheraphy.He served as technical principal researcher in projects such Crack Project related non-destructive testing of conductive materials. He is director of Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL delegation, director of PhD program Science and Communication Technologies at ISCTE-IUL, and he was leader of several collaboration projects between the Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes and the industry such as Home TeleCare project with Portuguese Telecommunication Agency for Innovation (PT Inovação), Integrated Spectrum Monitoring project with National Communication Agency (ANACOM). He is active member of national and international research teams involved in Portuguese and EU and International projects. Dr. Postolache is author and co-author of 10 patents, 10 books, 18 book chapters, 320 papers in international journals proceedings of international conference with peer review, He is IEEE Senior Member I&M Society, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE IMS with more than 30 DLP actions, chair of IEEE I&MS TC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements, member of IEEE I&M TC-17, IEEE I&M TC-18, IEEE I&MS TC-25, IEEE EMBS Portugal Chapter and chair of IEEE IMS Portugal Chapter. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, and IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurements (2016-2017) guest editor of several special issues of Sensors MDPI. He was general chair of IEEE MeMeA 2014, and TPC chair of ICST 2014, Liverpool, ICST 2015 Aukland and ICST2017 Sydney. He received IEEE best reviewer and the best associate editor in 2011 and 2013 and other awards related to his research activity in the field of smart sensing for healthcare.

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Optical Microfiber Based Sensing Devices


Sulaiman Wadi Harun received the B.E degree in Electrical and Electronics System Engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 1996, and M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Photonic Technology from University of Malaya in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Nearly 15 years of research experience on the development of optical fiber devices including fiber amplifiers, fiber lasers and fiber optic sensors. He was a primary guest editor of IEEE Selected Topic of Quantum Electronics special issue on Fiber Lasers in 2014. Prof. Harun has published more than 600 ISI journals and his papers have been cited more than 4000 times with an h-index of 31, showing the impact on the community. He has received about 10 research grants of value over RM2M from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. He has successfully supervised 45 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising another 15. He is currently working as a full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and also an associate dean of postgraduate research in the Faculty of Engineering. He received a prestigious award of Malaysian Rising Star 2016 from the Ministry of Higher Education for his contribution in international collaboration.

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