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Kamran Sayrafian
National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Kamran Sayrafian is a Senior Scientist at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is leading a strategic program related to the application of Pervasive Technology in Healthcare Information Systems. Prior to this, he was the cofounder of Zagros Networks, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company based in Rockville, Maryland where he served as President and senior member of the architecture team. Dr. Sayrafian has been an adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland since 2003. He has served as an invited member of the technical program committee of several international conferences. He has also been the Technical Program Committee and Executive co-chair of the IEEE PIMRC 2014 and organizer of several other IEEE ComSoc Conferences and workshops focused on the applications of wireless communication in healthcare. His research interests include medical body area networks, mobile sensor networks and RF-based indoor positioning. He has published over 100 conference and journal papers, and book chapters in these areas. He was the recipient of the IEEE PIMRC 2009 & SENSORCOMM 2011 best paper awards, and has been a Guest Editor for a number of journal special issues focusing on the pervasive healthcare technologies and sensor networks. Dr. Sayrafian is a contributing member of the COST Action IC1004 “Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments; and, his research results have been included in the final report of this Action. He was also a contributing member and the co-editor of the channel modeling document of the IEEE802.15.6 international standardization on body area networks. He is the co-inventor/inventor of four U.S. patents; and, the recipient of the 2015 US Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contribution to the field of body area networks. Dr. Sayrafian holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, Villanova University and Sharif University of Technology, respectively, and he is a senior member of IEEE.

Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost
NICT, Tokyo, Japan

Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost is a Senior Researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. He joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Japan in 2003 (now, NICT), and has been engaged in research on Ultra WideBand (UWB) and on Wireless Body Area Network (BAN) technology. He is currently working at Dependable Wireless Laboratory, Wireless Network Research Institute, NICT, Japan. He is an adjunct Professor with University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland and he is a recipient of Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FIDIPRO) Fellow. He is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and life member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He was the IEEE Chair in the Committee for Channel Modeling of Body Area Network Standardization and co-editor of the channel modeling documents of the IEEE.802.15.6 on Body Area Network Standardization. He was a representative of the NICT to the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, COST2100 Action and representative to the COST-IC1004 Action and chairing the Body Environment Group of this Action. He is also a Member of European Microwave Association. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology. He is a co-author of the book Wireless Body Area Network and recipient of the best paper awards of the IEEE PIMRC 2009 and the IEEE ISMICT 2014 conferences. He has published over 100 conference and journal papers, book chapters, and is holding 9 patents. He is the recipient of the “Extra Ordinary Achievements Medal" from President of NICT, 2013. He served in various positions as: workshop chair, Track chair, session organizer, steering committee member, and technical committee member for over 50 international conferences. He was guest editor of several international journals.  












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