IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
08-10 November 2017 – Guatemala City, Guatemala

Keynote Speakers


Pr. Moe Win

Moe Win is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the founding director of the Wireless Communication and Network Sciences Laboratory. Prior to joining MIT, he was with AT&T Research Laboratories for five years and with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for seven years. His research encompasses fundamental theories, algorithm design, and experimentation for a broad range of real-world problems. His current research topics include network localization and navigation, network interference exploitation, intrinsic wireless secrecy, adaptive diversity techniques, ultra-wide bandwidth systems, optical transmission systems, and space communication systems.

Professor Win was honored with two IEEE Technical Field Awards: the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. He received the Copernicus Fellowship, the Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the IEEE Communications Society Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award, the International Prize for Communications Cristoforo Colombo, the Laurea Honoris Causa from the University of Ferrara, the Technical Recognition Award of the IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee, and the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is elected Fellow of the AAAS, the IEEE, and the IET, and served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

Professor Win was an elected Member-at-Large on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors (2011-2013). He was the Chair (2004-2006) and Secretary (2002-2004) for the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He is currently an Editor-at-Large for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He served as Editor (2006–2012) for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and served as Area Editor (2003-2006) and Editor (1998-2006) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Pr. Luiz A. DaSilva

Luiz DaSilva holds the chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College Dublin. There, he is a co-Principal Investigator of CTVR, and of CONNECT, two telecommunications research centres funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. He also holds a research faculty position in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he was a tenured/tenure-track faculty member from 1998 to 2014. Prof DaSilva’s research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular cognitive radio networks and the application of game theory to wireless networks. He is currently a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission under Framework Programme 7. Recent research sponsors also include DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, Intel, and Microsoft Research. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and two books on wireless communications and has given numerous keynote speeches and invited talks in Europe, Asia, North and South America.