Professor Kin K. Leung

Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group

EEE and Computing Depts, Imperial College

United Kingdom


Kin K. Leung received his B.S. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

He joined AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1986 and worked at its successor companies until 2004. Since then, he has been the Tanaka Chair Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), and Computing Departments at Imperial College in London. He is the Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group in the EEE Department. His current research focuses on optimization and machine-learning techniques for system design and control of large-scale communication networks and computer systems.  He also works on multi-antenna and cross-layer designs for wireless networks.

He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award from AT&T Bell Labs (1994), and was a co-recipient of the Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award (1997).  He was elected an IEEE Fellow (2001), received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merits Award (2004-09) and became a member of Academia Europaea (2012). Along with his co-authors, he received several best paper awards, including the IEEE PIMRC 2012, ICDCS 2013 and ICC 2019. He served as a member (2009-11) and the chairman (2012-15) of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for ComSoc. He has served as a guest editor for the IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications and the MONET journal, and as an editor for the JSAC: Wireless Series, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications and IEEE Trans. on Communications. Currently, he chairs the Steering Committee for the IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, and is an editor for the ACM Computing Survey and International Journal on Sensor Networks.

Nikhil R. Pal, Ph. D., 

Past President, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, USA  

Head, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Professor, ECSU

Indian Statistical Institute



Nikhil R. Pal is a Professor in the Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit  and is the Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning of the Indian Statistical Institute. His current research interest includes brain science, computational intelligence, machine learning and data mining.

He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems for the period January 2005-December 2010. He has served/been serving on the editorial /advisory board/ steering committee  of several  journals including the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Neural Systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. 

He is a recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, He has given many plenary/keynote speeches in different premier international conferences in the area of computational intelligence. He has served as the General Chair, Program Chair, and co-Program chair of several conferences. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE  CIS  (2010-2012, 2016-2018.) and was a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE CIS (2010-2012). He has served as the Vice-President for Publications of the IEEE CIS (2013-2016) and the President  of the IEEE CIS (2018-2019).

He is a Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, Institution of Electronics and Tele Communication Engineers, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), The World Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the IEEE, USA.  (