James She is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is also the founding director of Asia’s first social media lab, HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab, and spearheads multidisciplinary research and innovation in cyber-physical social media systems, viral media analytics and mobile media broadcast systems. Celebrated as a thought leader in new media and emerging cyber-physical societies, James is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council (Social Media) and joins other government and business leaders to develop solutions to key social media issues on the global agenda.
Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems at University of Cambridge since October 2001. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols. Current active research areas are Opportunistic Communications, Social Networks, and techniques and algorithms to scale infrastructure-free mobile systems. He leans towards a "build and learn" paradigm for research. He is a Fellow the Royal Society, a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the IET and the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Pin-Han Ho received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the Electrical Engineering department in National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University at Kingston. He is now an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Prof Pin-Han Ho is the author/co-author of more than 250 refereed technical papers, several book chapters, and the co-author of a book on optical networking and survivability. He is the recipient of Distinguished Research Excellent Award in the University of Waterloo, Early Researcher Award (Premier Research Excellence Award) in 2005, the Best Paper Award in SPECTS'02, ICC'05 Optical Networking Symposium, and ICC'07 Security and Wireless Communications symposium, and the Outstanding Paper Award in HPSR'02.