IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
8–11 January 2022 // Virtual Conference

IEEE ComSoc Young Professional Event

IEEE ComSoc Young Professional Event

Day: January 09, 2022
Time: 11:45 - 13:15  (EST)

Theme of the Discussion: Strategizing Your Career in the "New Normal"

Abstract of the Discussion: IEEE ComSoc YP presents the panel of speakers for young professionals where the panelists will talk about industry and academic work culture in the "new normal". We will discuss how young professionals, starting a career in the "new normal", can strategize different aspects of professional life such as : choosing best productive home-office, preparing for online meetings, compensating for "in-person" interactions, achieving work-life balance. We provide an open platform to the audience for both their generic and specific questions to a diverse set of panelists.


Nageen Himayat, Intel Labs

Mingyan Liu, Professor, U. of Michigan

Mingyan LiuMingyan Liu is the Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000. Her research interests are in optimal resource allocation, sequential decision theory, incentive design, and performance modeling and analysis, within the context of large-scale networked systems. Her most recent research activities involve cyber risk quantification and cybersecurity incentive mechanisms using large-scale Internet measurement and machine learning techniques. Technologies she developed in this space have been successfully transitioned. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2002) and several best paper awards. From the University of Michigan she received the Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award (2003, 2014), the College of Engineering Excellence in Education (2015) and Excellence in Service (2017) awards, and the Distinguished University Innovator Award (2018). She served on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Transactions on Mobile Computing, and Transactions on Sensor Networks. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.


Charles Schroeder, Business and Technology Fellow, National Instruments

Charles SchroederAs an NI Fellow, Charles Schroeder works across the company on key business and technology-driven initiatives. Schroeder consults with executive leaders and department heads, including those from marketing, sales, and R&D, to drive the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. With a focus on long-term innovation best practices and processes, he currently leads NI’s efforts to find ground-breaking solutions to the test challenges introduced by the adoption of 5G and 6G cellular technologies.


John Kaewell, Advisor to the CTO, Interdigital, Inc.

John KaewellJohn Kaewell co-founded InterDigital Communications’ wireless engineering department in 1986. He has led the development of multiple generations of wireless communications technology. John’s current research is focused on the application of quantum computers to improve wireless signal detection.



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