K.J. Ray Liu, University of Maryland, College Park; Origin Wireless
Keynote Title: Wireless AI: Smart Radios for Smart Life
Dr. K. J. Ray Liu was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, where he is Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology. He is the founder of Origin Wireless, Inc., a high-tech start-up developing smart radios for smart life. Dr. Liu was a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Award on graduate teaching and mentoring, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014 Society Award for “influential technical contributions and profound leadership impact”, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2009 Technical Achievement Award, and more than a dozen best paper awards. Recognized by Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher, he is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.
Dr. Liu is IEEE Vice President, Technical Activities. He was Division IX Director of IEEE Board of Director, President of IEEE Signal Processing Society, where he has served as Vice President – Publications and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He also received teaching and research recognition from University of Maryland including university-level Invention of the Year Award (three times), and college-level Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Outstanding Faculty Research Award, and Outstanding Faculty Service Award, all from A. James Clark School of Engineering (each award honors one faculty per year from the entire college).