Our Advisory Board

To help guiding on research trends, providing input and feedbacks to the project work, the EU-China FIRE project partners decided to set up an Academic and Industry Advisory Board (AIAB). It comprised of 5 EU and 9 Chinese top experts with state of the art expertise in FIRE and/or IPv6 and coming from different areas such as from academia, industry and SDOs.

Jiguang Cao - Vice chief of Division of network development, Department of telecommunication development, Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Dr. Jiguang Cao is the vice chief of Division of network development, Department of telecommunication development, Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Cao has been engaged in Optical transport technology research, such as SDH and MSTP, in IP bearer network technology research, such as IP QoS, IPv6, NGN transport stratum, and NGI, and in policy research on telecom industry. He has published the book “MSTP Technology and Application”. He actively participates in ITU-T activities since 2003, attends SG13 meetings since 2005, has submitted more than 20 contributions, and is the editor of Y.2612, Y.2613, Y.2614 and Y.2615. He also takes part in the activities of SG16 and SG17. As the leader of the work group 4 in China telecommunication Standard Association,he presides and participates in the standard research of new IP technologies in China. Since 2004, as a Chinese government delegation participates in United Nations Internet Governance process, he attends all WSIS meetings and WGIG consultation meetings. Now he attends IGF meetings, and involves in editing and proofreading of the book of “Internet governance”.

Serge Fdida - World class FIRE expert, University Pierre Marie Curie

Serge Fdida received his PhD in 1984 and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 1989, both from the University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6, France). His research interests are related to the Internet technology and protocols, with an emphasis on innovative wireless networks, large-scale content distribution systems as well as the design of federated testbeds to support experimentally driven research. From 1991 to 1995, he was a Full Professor at the University Rene Descartes (Paris, France). He was a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research (North Carolina, USA) during the 1994/95 academic year and then joined the University Pierre & Marie Curie in 1995. He has been leading or involved in many research projects in High Performance Networking in France and Europe, and the coordinator of WIP, ONELAB, ONELAB2 and OPENLAB projects.

Patrick Guillemin - Standardisation expert, ETSI

Patrick Guillemin is Senior Research Officer responsible within the ETSI Secretariat (Services – Innovation) for the development, co-ordination and management of new standardization initiatives including the Internet of Things (IoT). Patrick has 27 years of experience in IT and Telecommunications Project Management and 19 years in Standardization. Patrick was until recently the standardization coordinator of the IoT FP7 Research Cluster (IERC) and actively participated in EU FP7 Projects related to RFID and the Internet of Things. He was previously ETSI Technical Officer in charge of a number of ETSI\\\’s standardization committees and activities (RFID/IoT/M2M, GRID/CLOUD, xDSL, BRAN, PowerLine, Plugtests, IPv6, ENUM, SIPit…) and, previous to this, he worked for 2 years as ETSI Plugtests (interop testing events) Technical Manager and was ETSI IT System Group Manager & Security Technical Manager.

Christian Jacquenet - Head of “Strategies for IP Networking” Office, France Telecom Orange

Christian Jacquenet graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille. In 1989, he joined the national directorate of France Telecom where he was in charge of the specification and of the technical support related to the deployment of the first internetworking service offerings of France Telecom. In 1993, he joined the research labs of France Telecom (FTR&D). From 1997 to 2002, he’s been the head of an R&D team which was in charge of the conception, the specification, the development and the validation of new IP service offerings, including IP multicast networks, and dynamic provisioning techniques. From 2002 to 2005, he’s been the head of the “IP services and architectures” team. From 2005 to 2008, Christian Jacquenet was the Director of Standards for France Telecom R&D. He’s now the Director of the Strategic Program Office for the evolution of the IP backbones operated by France Telecom’s Group, and he’s responsible of the Group-wise IPv6 Program that aims at defining (and driving the enforcement of) the IPv6 strategy of France Telecom.

Gaogang Xie - Professor and Director, Network Technology Research Center, Institute of Computing Technology, China Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Dr. Gaogang Xie is currently a full Professor and the Director of Network Technology Research Center at Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT/CAS). He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Hunan University and then joined ICT/CAS as assistant professor in 2002. He received FFCSA fellowship in 2005-2006 with INRIA. His research interests include programmable virtual router platform, Internet measurement, and Future Internet architecture. Dr. Xie has published over 90 scientific papers in refereed journals and conferences and held 19 patents granted. Now he is leading Future Internet group in ICT. He has received numerous research grants from, among others, the NSFC, MOST, NDRC, France Telecom R&D, China Mobile, Agilent, Huawei, ZTE. He led the IPv6 Protocol Conformance Test project, which has been granted to Agilent, GN NetTest and Navtel and sold to major vendors, such as Cisco, Juniper and Huawei. The network measurement and monitoring system developed in his team has been deployed in several carrier’s networks and campus networks. He has been awarded the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2010, the Second Prize of Technology Innovation of Hunan Province in 2006, Nokia Excellent Advisor Award 2008, ICT Excellent Advisor Award 2007, and ICT Excellent Researcher Award 2003, 2004 and 2005, ICT Excellent Manager Award 2010.

Yan Zen - Vice Director of the Network & Information Division, Center for Science and Technology Development, Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) and General Secretary, Internet Innovation Union (IIU)

Ms. Yan Zen is the Vice Director of the Network & Information Division of the Center for Science and Technology Development of the Chinese Ministry of Education. She in charge of the transformation of academia scientific and technological achievements, the administration of CERNET, and authorization of university laboratory. She is also the General Secretary of the Internet Innovation Union.


Sebastian Ziegler
 - Project Coordinator of the EU-funded FP7 IoT6 project, International cooperation expert

Sébastian Ziegler is graduated in International relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, followed by a Master in environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. Seébastian created two foundations supporting the international cooperation: Mandat International and Eduki. He has initiated and coordinated several national and international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on IPv6 and multiprotocol interoperability. He is currently coordinating the European FP7 IoT6 project on IoT, IPv6 and cloud computing, and he is contributing to two other European research projects: Hobnet, on IPv6 for green buildings, and EAR-IT, on audio sensing in smart cities and buildings. He also has organized several international conferences and has been invited to speak in several international fora on IoT, IPv6 and ICT for green, including in the frame of the International Telecommunication Union.

Qian Wang - Senior Network Engineer, China Telecom

Ms Qian Wang has experience in telecommunication field for over 10 years. She was in charge of IP network planning and new technology estimation of China Telecom as a network engineer in Beijing research institute. She also previously take part in the network designing projects of China Telecom’s CN2 Network, which is the second largest IP Backbone Network (AS4809) of China Telecom and the largest MPLS enabled Backbone Network in China. She is now in charge of IPv6 network evolution strategy policy making and IPv6 trial network deployment in China Telecom, and she is one of the promoters of transition technologies in China. She has published one book about IPv6 deployment and network evolution, as well as a number of papers in such publications as Telecommunications Science, developed and published telecommunications industry standards of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA).

Kun Yang - Head of Network Convergence Laboratory, School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, the U.K

Kun Yang received his PhD from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering of University College London (UCL), UK. He is currently a full Professor in the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK, and the Head of the Network Convergence Laboratory (NCL) in Essex. His main research interests include wireless networks/communications, fixed mobile convergence, future Internet technology such as ICN and network virtualization. He has published 150+ papers in the above research areas. He has participated in about ten EU research projects in the past seven years and managed many national research projects. He serves on the editorial boards of both IEEE and non-IEEE journals and (co-)chairs of IEEE conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IET. He is a founding member and one of the six executive members of IEEE InterCloud.

Spyros Denazis - Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece

Spyros Denazis received his B.Sc in Mathematics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 1987, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bradford, UK, in 1993. In 1996, he joined the R&D Department of Intracom SA in Athens as Project Coordinator, and in 1998, he joined the Information Technology Laboratory of Hitachi Europe in Cambridge UK, as a Senior Research Engineer while serving for 3 years (1998-2001) as an Industrial Research Fellow in the Centre for Communications Systems Research , of Cambridge University, UK. For the period 2003-2010 he had also been a Consultant for the Hitachi Europe Sophia Antipolis Laboratory, in France; during this period he has collaborated in a number of research projects both internal and European. Currently, Prof. Denazis leads a quite active research group, the Network Architecture & Management Group where he coordinates a range of research activities in the areas of P2P Live Streaming, Future Internet Research Experimentation and SDN. He has published over 70 papers in journals and conferences, and served as chair and member of a large number of conferences and workshops. He has been involved in many EU projects since 1996 acting also as Project Coordinator. He is one of the authors of the book “Programmable Networks for IP Service Deployment “, Artech House, and the owner of one patent.

Xiaohong Huang - Associate Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and director of Network and Information Center of Institute of Network Technology, BUPT

Dr. Xiaohong Huang received her BE degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 2000 and Ph.D degree from the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2005. She is now an active research staff in BUPT, mainly working in the area of next generation Internet. She has involved in several research projects, including National 973 project, NSFC, EU FP6-GO4IT, EU FP7-Probe-IT, CNGI projects, and so on. Dr. Huang and her team have participated the Grid Plugtests contest, which is organized by ETSI, for 3 years, and won several prizes. She is also actively involving in the organization of International Plugtest event, for example 6LoWPAN and CoAP plugtest. Dr. Huang has more than 100 papers to different conferences and journals dedicated to key technologies in next generation Internet, performance analysis and network management. She is the reviewer for various journals and the TPC member and reviewer for several international conferences. She is currently one of the steering group members in ASIA FI, and member of CCF (China Computer Federation) and CAAI (Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence).

Jilong Wang - Professor, Tsinghua University

Dr. Jilong Wang is Professor in Institute of network science and cyberspace at Tsinghua University of China, and director of network operation center of TEIN, CERNET2 and Tsinghua campus network. His research focused in network management and measurement and present many China national research projects. He is the co-founder of DragonLab federation testbed and co-founder of Internet Innovation Union which is based on DragonLab. ( http://www.iiu.edu.cn ). He is also co-founder of ZhongGuanCun Cloud Computing Union. Since 2011, he started the research on location based service and present several important projects and invent Web of Location Based Service.

Jinyao Yan - Professor, Communication University of China

Jinyao Yan received the B.S. degree from Tianjin University, the M.S. and Doctor (in engineering) degrees from Beijing Broadcasting Institute, the Ph.D (in science) degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. Since 2010, he has been a Professor at Communication University of China, Beijing, P.R.China. Currently, he is also a guest professor in the communication system group at ETH Zurich. His research interests are in the areas of future network, multimedia communication, and media cloud computing. He received Chinese awards of science and technology in film and TV awarded by Chinese society of film and TV technology in 2014, and awards of “New Century Excellent Talents in University” by Ministry of Education in 2009.

Geyong Min - Chair and Director of High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Research Group at the University of Exeter, UK

Professor Geyong Min is a Chair in High Performance Computing and Networking at the University of Exeter, UK. His recent research has been supported by European FP6/FP7, UK EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and industrial partners including Motorola, IBM, Huawei Technologies, INMARSAT, and InforSense Ltd. Prof. Min is the Co-ordinator of two recently funded FP7 projects: 1) Quality-of-Experience Improvement for Mobile Multimedia across Heterogeneous Wireless Networks; and 2) Cross-Layer Investigation and Integration of Computing and Networking Aspects of Mobile Social Networks. As a key team member and participant, he has made significant contributions to several EU funded research projects on Future Generation Internet. He has published more than 200 research papers in leading international journals including IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and at reputable international conferences, such as SIGCOMM-IMC, ICDCS, IPDPS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He is an Associated Editor of several international journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is the Technical Areas Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). He served as the General Chair/Program Chair of a number of international conferences in the area of Information and Communications Technologies.

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