IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications

ComSoc Young Professionals Event

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Time: 17:30-20:30
Location: Suzhou-Wuxi-Guilin, Shangri La Hotel

Organizers: ComSoc Young Professionals

Contacts: Nury Ramirez and Shashank Gaur

Open to all Students, Graduate Students and Young Professionals Members

IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals invite you to join a session on “Communicating Your Next Idea" with our guest speaker Urbashi Mitra. The session will be a unique opportunity for Young Researchers and Practitioners to learn about challenges and best practices from the leaders of the Communications industry. Our audience will include esteemed professors, tech leaders from industry and cutting edge researchers. We hope to provide a unique platform to our audience to ask the questions that matters to them most.

After the speaker session, join us for food and drinks for a Networking Mixer where we have planned some fun activities to engage you.

Tentative Agenda:

17:30-17:45: Welcome and Introductions

17:45-19:00: Speaker Session

17:45-18:15: Urbashi Mitra

18:15-18:45: Ray Wang

19:00-20:30: Networking Session


Urbashi MitraUrbashi Mitra

Urbashi Mitra received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is currently a Dean’s Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California and previously at the Ohio State University and Bellcore. Specific to IEEE ComSoc, she is the inaugural editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society, 2017 Vice Chair of the Communication Theory Technical Committee, 2017 Chair of the Transactions on Wireless Communications Steering Committee, a former associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and a Technical Co-Chair for the ICC 2003 Communication Theory Symposium. She received the 2016 ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Mentoring Award. She is an IEEE Fellow. Other awards include: being a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a U.S. National Academy of Engineering Lillian Gilbreth Lectureship, a GLOBECOM Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Best Paper Award, Texas Instruments Visiting Professor, the Okawa Foundation Award, the OSU College of Engineering Research Award, the OSU College of Engineering Teaching Award, and a NSF CAREER Award.

Ray WangRay Wang

Ray Wang is Head of Business Development for Asia at Sasol Ltd. He holds a PhD in Material Science from Virginia Tech. Ray has worked on Joint venture creation (500 million - 1 billion USD range), Strategic partnership creation and Government relations (Embassy and MOFCOM level) during his career.

Ray Wang graduated with a Ph.D degree in Materials Science from Virginia Tech in the United States. Dr. Wang has worked in both the National Energy Technology Laboratory and multinational corporations. Dr. Wang has a wide range of research interests from physical chemistry to industrial manufacturing, especially in chemical and energy technologies. In the past 10 years, Dr. Wang did research including clean coal technologies, natural gas hydrate, enhanced oil recovery and shale gas recovery. Dr. Wang has experience from technology development to commercialization.  Ray was invited to give trainings at energy workshops jointly held by US Trade and Development Agency and National Energy Administrative of China. Dr. Ray Wang has much experience in managing overseas / cross-culture joint venture company. Ray is currently the business development manager for Asia for Sasol Co. Ltd., focusing on joint venture creation, M&A and new business development in Asia.

In 2016 Dr. Ray Wang was awarded ‘Future Leader of the year – US/China Business Exchange Award’ by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Dr. Wang has also been a guest instructor for Peking University Business School. He is a board member of the ‘Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation’ in the United States, dedicated for the exchange of culture, economy and education between US and China. In 2017 Ray received the “Rising Star” award by UK’s Reed Business Information ICIS. Dr. Wang is also a triathlete and sabre fencer.