Zhu Han (S’01–M’04-SM’09-F’14) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor at Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as in the Computer Science Department at the University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, big data analysis, security, and smart grid. Dr. Han received an NSF Career Award in 2010, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communication Society in 2011, the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing in 2015, IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communications Systems (best paper award in IEEE JSAC) in 2016, and several best paper awards in IEEE conferences. Currently, Dr. Han is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer.
Samson Lasaulce is a CNRS Director of Research in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (joint lab between CNRS, CentraleSupélec, and Univ. Paris Sud). He is the holder of the RTE Chair entitled "The Digital Transformation of Electricity Networks". He has also been a Professor with the Department of Physics at Ecole Polytechnique. Before joining CNRS he has been working for five years in private R&D companies (Motorola Labs and Orange Labs). Dr. Lasaulce is the recipient of several awards, which includes several best paper awards and the SEE Blondel Medal Award. Dr. Lasaulce has been serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. His current research interests lie in distributed networks with a focus on game theory, network information theory, learning, distributed optimization, network control for communication and energy networks. He is a co-author of several books including the book "Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks: Fundamentals and Applications