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  • Hao Wang. Assistant Professor in the CSE Division of Louisiana State University. Research Interests: Distributed Computing, Distributed Machine Learning, Large-scale Data Analytics, Data Center Networking.

  • Xu Yuan. Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Informatics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Research Interests: security and privacy, AI and machine learning, wireless networks, and mobile computing.

  • Don Towsley. Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Professor Towsley’s research spans a wide range of activities from quantum and classical networking and secure communications to distributed learning and inference. He pioneered the area of network tomography and the use of fluid models for the analysis and control of large networks. More recently he pioneered the theoretical study of covert communications and is one of the leading researchers in the area of quantum networking. He is one of the highly cited computer scientists with over 250 articles in leading journals.

  • Shiqiang Wang. Staff Research Scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA. His current research focuses on the intersection of distributed computing, machine learning, networking, and optimization, with a broad range of applications including data analytics, edge-based artificial intelligence (Edge AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and future wireless systems. He has made foundational contributions to edge computing and federated learning that generated both academic and industrial impact.