IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
6-9 November 2016 – J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Speakers-Banquet Speech-20161007


Stories from a Globetrotting IEEE Volunteer

By Vijay Bhargava
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Canada

As an IEEE Volunteer for over three decades, the speaker has been fortunate to visit well over sixty countries. In this light hearted presentation, the speaker will recount a few interesting IEEE stories from his visit to India, Japan, USA, Russia, Argentina, and time permitting, China. The presentation is suitable for a general audience.

Vijay Bhargava is a Professor at UBC in Vancouver where he served as the Department Head during 2003-2008. As a distinguished speaker for IEEE entities he has lectured in 66 countries and has rudimentary knowledge of several languages. He received PhD from Queen’s University, Canada. Vijay has held visiting appointments at Ecole polytechnique, NTT Research Lab, Tohuku University, HKUST and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg. He is an Honorary Professor at UESTC, Chengdu and Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay.

He is a co-author/co-editor of seven books, the latest of which is Wireless-Powered Communications Networks: Architectures, Protocols and Applications, a forthcoming Cambridge University Press Book. Vijay’s current area of research is on fifth generation wireless systems.