Keynote Speaker

PhD. Tom Coughlin

2024 IEEE President

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant. He has more than 40 years in the data storage industry with engineering and senior management positions at several companies.

An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents. He is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Tom is a regular storage and memory contributor for and media and entertainment organizations. Coughlin Associates consults and publishes books and market and technology reports, including The Media and Entertainment Storage Report and an Emerging Memory Report, and puts on digital storage-oriented events.

Tom has served in numerous IEEE volunteer leadership roles, including President of IEEE-USA, Director of IEEE Region 6, Vice President and Board member of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society,  Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section, and Chair of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley. He is also active with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Dejan S. Milojicic is an established researcher with a full career in industry, and a long-term IEEE Computer Society volunteer. As a Computer Society Board of Governors member, he participated in developing the Computer Society 2011 Strategic Plan. He is the founding editor in chief of Computing Now and an IEEE Internet Computing editorial board member. He was appointed first Special Technical Communities chair and served as past chair of the Computer Society Technical Committee on Operating Systems and on many program committees (ICDCS, CLOUD, and EDOC, among others). An IEEE-CS, ACM, and Usenix member for more than 20 years, Milojicic is an IEEE Fellow, Computer Society Golden Core Member, and ACM Distinguished Engineer. He has received a Computer Society Outstanding Contribution award.

At Hewlett Packard (HP) Labs since 1998, Milojicic is a senior researcher and managing director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Testbed. Previously, he was with OSF Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Institute Mihajlo Pupin in Belgrade, Serbia. He teaches cloud management at San Jose State University, California.

Milojicic received a Ph.D. from Kaiserslautern University, Germany. He has served on six thesis committees and guided 40 interns. He has published two books, more than 120 papers, and been awarded 11 patents and 22 patent applications.

PhD. Dejan Milojicic

Distinguished Technologist of HP Labs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Falko Dressler

Technische Universitat Berlin

Falko Dressler is full professor and Chair for Telecommunication Networks at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceTU Berlin. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of Erlangen in 1998 and 2003, respectively.

Dr. Dressler has been associate editor-in-chief for IEEE Trans. on Network Science and EngineeringIEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing and Elsevier Computer Communications as well as an editor for journals such as IEEE/ACM Trans. on NetworkingElsevier Ad Hoc Networks, and Elsevier Nano Communication Networks. He has been chairing conferences such as IEEE INFOCOMACM MobiSysACM MobiHocIEEE VNCIEEE GLOBECOM. He authored the textbooks Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks published by Wiley & Sons and Vehicular Networking published by Cambridge University Press. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer as well as an ACM Distinguished Speaker.

Dr. Dressler is an IEEE Fellow as well as an ACM Distinguished Member. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). He has been serving on the IEEE COMSOC Conference Council and the ACM SIGMOBILE Executive Committee. His research objectives include next generation wireless communication systems in combination with distributed algorithms for applications in the Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems, and the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things.

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is a Senior Director of Measurement Devices at Quanta Technology. He has developed several techniques and devices for power system measurement, protection, and monitoring. Farnoosh was a co-founder of NxtPhase Corporation, developing and deploying innovative environmentally-friendly optical sensor technologies for accurate measurement of voltage and current in high-voltage AC and DC systems. Farnoosh has developed a number of advanced applications for protection and monitoring of the electric power grid and HV substation equipment using novel sensor technologies. He has traveled extensively and worked with a number of senior utility engineers and managers in more than 30 countries and 45 states.

Dr. Rahmatian has contributed to a number of IEEE, IEC, CIGRE, and CSA standards, guides, tutorials, and reports. Currently, he is the vice chair of IEEE/PES Power Systems Instrumentation and Measurement (PSIM) Committee, the chair of the IEEE working group on optical instrument transformers, a member of IEC working group on electronic instrument transformers, the secretary of CIGRE working group A3.15 working on non-conventional instrument transformers, a member of Systems Protection Subcommittee (C) of IEEE-PES-PSRC, and active in Performance and Standards Task Team (PSTT) of the North American Synchro Phasor Initiative (NASPI).

Dr. Rahmatian is a Senior Member of IEEE, has published over 50 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings, and holds 11 US patents. Farnoosh has received a number of awards, including an R&D 100 Award for the NXVCT Optical Voltage and Current Sensor, judged to be among the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year in 2002. Dr. Rahmatian’s focus at Quanta Technology is on phasor measurement devices and systems as well as on-site energized testing of high-voltage substation equipment.

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PhD. Farnoosh Rahmatian

NuGrid Power Corp
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PhD. Nicanor Quijano Silva

Electronic Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Nicanor Quijano (IEEE Senior Member) is an Electronic Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ), Bogotá, Colombia. He received the degrees of M.S. and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In 2007, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes (UAndes), Bogotá, Colombia as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a Full Professor and director of the automation and production research group (GIAP, UAndes). On the other hand, he has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) in 2014, associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2018-2023), of the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (2016-2018), and Energy Systems (2018-2021). In turn, he was chair of the IEEE CSS, Colombia during the period 2011-2013. He has published more than 100 indexed journal articles, international conferences and book chapters. He co-supervised the best European doctoral thesis in the area of control in 2017, and obtained the best paper award from the ISA Transactions in 2018. In 2021 he obtained the “Experienced Researcher” award awarded by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Los Angeles. Andes.

Ignacio Castillo has been working for 28 years in telecommunications and computer industry and academia in 115 national and international projects, as team member or leader on technical and management positions in internet networks, data centers and engineering management.

In industry he worked for DICI, IFE, REDUNO-TELMEX and DATACENTER DYNAMICS, being now an independent consultant.

In academia he is full-time professor-researcher at Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) as Head of the Advanced Networking Laboratory. He was full time at UPAEP and UTM, and he was visiting professor or p time at UPS Ecuador, UDEFA (Military), UAM and BUAP. He wrote 4 books, and 50 journal and conference papers. He has lectured 142 undergraduate & graduate courses. His ADVNETLAB team developed the software UTILCON. He received 20 international and national awards and distinctions, He was, he offered 186 keynotes, invited talks and webinars, and 19 tutorials for conferences.


Ignacio Castillo is an IEEE Senior Member, he has served for the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer, also for IEEE Communications Society and IEEE R9, nowadays he is IEEE R9 Director Elect. He received his bachelor’s degree in sciences degree in Electronic Sciences and his M.Sc. Degree in Electronic Devices, both from the B. Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico. Ignacio Castillo Velazquez

Autonomous University of Mexico City Mexico
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PhD. Manuel Delgado-Restituto

Institute of Microelectronics of Seville

Manuel Delgado-Restituto received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Physics (Honors) from the University of Seville, Spain, in 1996. Since then, he has been working with the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE-Univ. of Sevilla) where he currently heads a research group on low-power medical microelectronics and works in the design of silicon and optoelectronic microsystems for understanding biological neural systems, the development of neural prostheses and brain-machine interfaces, the implementation of wireless body area network transceivers and the realization of RFID transponders with biomedical sensing capabilities.

Manuel served as an Associate Editor for different IEEE Publications (TCAS-I, TCAS-II and TBioCAS) and as Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE JOURNAL on EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (JETCAS). He also served as Vice President for Publications and President-Elect of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and during the period 2022-2033 served as President of this Society. He has also served (or is serving) in the Organizing Committee of different international conferences, including his role as General Co-Chair for ISCAS 2020 and as Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2022.

Benjamín Castañeda is a full professor at the University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering. He obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (2004) and his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Rochester (2009). Previously, he was a full professor of the Department of Engineering and Director of Academic Affairs of the School of Science and Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). In this university, he founded the Medical Imaging Laboratory and the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program. 

For his research work, he has been twice finalist for the Young Investigator Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2007, 2011). He obtained an honorable mention from the worldwide engineering contest of Mondialogo (sponsored by UNESCO and Daimler, 2007), obtained an honorable mention in the SPIE Medical Imaging International Conference (2008). In 2013, Dr. Castaneda received the Academic Innovator Award from the Peruvian Government for his continuous work in the development of medical technology (SINACYT/CONCYTEC, 2013). The same year, he won the Best Patent from the Peruvian Government (INDECOPI, 2013) for an automated staining system for tuberculosis detection. The same invention received a silver medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2014). 

He is also the founder of Medical Innovation & Technology, a Peruvian start-up focused on the development of telemedicine technology for rural areas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he led PUCP’s effort to build 350 mechanical ventilators which were used in more than 20 hospitals in Peru.

Dr. Benjamín Castañeda Aphan

Profesor Principal e Investigador de la PUCP
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