Yongato Ma – Co-Chair

Prof. Yongtao Ma (Co-chair, Asia Region) (M’12) was born in Weifang City, Shandong Province, China. He received the B.S. degree in Electronic Information Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in circuits and systems from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2001, 2005 and 2009, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the School of Microelectronics, Tianjin University. His current research interests include wireless localization, radio frequency identification, channel modeling, cognitive radio and microwave technology. He was a visiting scholar in WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, from Dec. 2013-Jun. 2014. He was a visiting scholar in Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from Dec.2016-Dec. 2017. He has published many papers in the area of RFID and localization in journals and conferences. He is the Associate Editor for International Journal of Wireless Information Networks. He serves as the reviewer for many IEEE Transactions and Journals, such as IEEE TMC, TVT, TII, TIE, T-ASE, TAP, TSP, AWPL, TIM, TNNLS, JIOT, etc. He served as the TPC member for IEEE VTC conference. He is a member of the IEEE from 2012.