Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ray Sheriff

University of Bradford, United Kingdom


Ray E. Sheriff is Professor of Electronic Engineering at University of Bradford, where he received his PhD in 1995 and MBA in 2010. He received his BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Leeds in 1986. Upon graduation, Prof. Sheriff worked in the satellite communications industry before joining University of Bradford as a lecturer in 1991. His research interests include mobile and satellite communications, with an emphasis on network layer solutions. He has participated on a number of large-scale, multi-organisational telecommunications research projects, principally funded under the EC's Framework Programmes. Under the UK's research framework, he was co-investigator on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Village eScience for Life (VeSel) project, which considered how wireless sensors and Internet technology could be used to improve the quality of life of Kenyan rural farming communities. He has previously played a lead role in the EC's Satellite Communications Network of Excellence (SatNEX). He is a Visiting Professor at Sichuan University and co-Director of the University of Bradford-Sichuan University Joint Innovation Laboratory on Advanced Communications and Signal Processing Technologies. In collaboration with Sichuan University, he recently organised Workshops in Chengdu (2016) and Bradford (2017) for early career researchers on the Employment of ICT in Cities and Homes for the Health and Wellbeing of Older People. He recently concluded a decade's membership of EPSRC's Peer Review College and is now a member of the British Council Newton Fund Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher Links and Institutional Links Review Panel. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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