Dr. Xingdong Fang

Founder and President, ChinaLabs in Beijing, China;

Dean, Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication;

Dean, International Institute for Internet, Shantou University in Guangdong, China

Professor Sascha Meinrath

Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State and director of X-Lab, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Dr. Bu Zhong

Senior Partner of CyberLabs;

Associate Editor, Computers in Human Behavior;

President of Chinese Communication Association, U.S.A.;

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Board Members

Danil Kerimi

LLB, Shandong University; studies in international business, diplomacy and democracy, Prague, Budapest and Vienna; Master's in Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna; 2011, Executive Master in Global Leadership, Global Leadership Fellowship, World Economic Forum.

Formerly with: Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; International Organization for Migration; other international and regional organizations. 2008, joined the World Economic Forum; 2008-11, led engagement with governments and business leaders in Europe and Central Asia; since 2011, in charge of developing the global public sector outreach strategy on various projects on cyberspace (cyber resilience, data, digital ecosystem, ICT and competitiveness, hyperconnectivity, among others).

Interests: technology, history, international relations, development and basketball.

Lynn St. Amour

President and CEO, Internet-Matters, Boston, MA,U.S.A.

Lynn St.Amour is President/CEO of the Internet Society. She joined the Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division, and has been responsible for the organisation's international expansion. She became the Internet Society's global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in March of 2001.St.Amour has extensive experience in global IT and international business. Her background includes positions at the highest levels in international sales and marketing, strategic planning, partner management and manufacturing. She also has considerable experience in corporate restructuring and start-up management. 


Greg Austin

Professorial Fellow and former Vice President for the Worldwide Security Initiative, EastWest Institute, New York City, U.S.A.

Greg has a 30-year career in international affairs, including senior posts in academia and government. He has also held senior posts at the International Crisis Group and the Foreign Policy Centre London. Greg is the author of several highly reviewed books on international security, especially on Asia. His latest book is Cyber Policy in China (Cambridge: policy 2014). In 2003-04, he led a major review for the United Kingdom Cabinet Office on UK conflict prevention policies. He is a Visiting Professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the University of New South Wales.

George Anghelcev

School of Communication, Northwestern University – Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

George Anghelcev brings an array of international teaching and research experience to his position. He previously worked as assistant professor of advertising at Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) and was visiting lecturer at University of Nantes (France) and Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary). His industry experience highlights include working in strategic planning for Campbell-Mithun Advertising in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for Romania’s Ministry of Public Information.

His research lies at the intersection of psychology and strategic communication. He studies how advertising can be used to promote ideas and social values in addition to products and brands. He has examined how emotions and mood influence psychological responses to advertisements in multiple social advertising domains (including public health, volunteering, environmental protection and the support of charitable organizations) as well as in the area of product and brand advertising. His most current research focuses on cultural differences in emotional and cognitive responses to environmental communication and public health advertising.


Frank Biocca

Professor and Director of M.I.N.D. Lab, The Newhouse School, Syracuse University, U.S.A

Biocca is interested in how mind and media can be coupled to extend human cognition and enhance human performance. He has conducted research on the psychology of presence in virtual environments, spatial cognition and information organization in high-bandwidth and mobile system collaborative augmented reality systems and adapting interfaces to cognitive styles and sub-cultural differences. He is the author of "Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality." He holds patents on augmented reality technology. He participated in the introduction of the first portable computer.


Erik P. Bucy

Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication – Advertising, Texas Tech University, U.S.A

Erik Bucy`s research interests include analysis of nonverbal communication in political news, cognitive and emotional processing of televised leader displays, and user experiences with new communication technologies. His work has been widely published in leading communication and technology journals. He is the co-author of Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections (Oxford, 2009), winner of two outstanding book awards, and editor of the Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques (Routledge, 2011). Bucy is the editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Politics and the Life Sciences (www.journals.cambridge.org/PLS), the flagship journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences published by Cambridge University Press. 


Nikil Dutt

Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Computer Science, Department of EECS, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A

Dutt's research is in the area of embedded systems and computer-aided design, with a specific focus on the exploration, evaluation and design of domain-specific embedded systems spanning both software and hardware. His group has developed a novel architectural description language that facilitates rapid exploration of programmable embedded systems, as well as automatic generation of software toolkits supporting embedded systems development (including optimizing compilers and simulators). Other projects within his group include cross-layer design and optimization of reliable, distributed embedded systems, memory architecture exploration for embedded systems, and brain-inspired architectures and computing.


Xingdong Fang

Xingdong Fang, co-founder & CEO of Chinalabs, Blogchina.com and Global Network. He received Ph.D from Tsinghua University on Communication. He is Postdoctoral of Global Entrepreneurship Research Center Zhejiang University and Network security Postdoctoral of National Information Center. Since 1996, he has been involved in the development of Chinese Internet, known as the "Internet Bannerman" and "Blog Godfather". His research interests include cyberspace governance, media convergence, Internet culture, Internet industry transformation, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Luigi Gambardella

Founder &President, ChinaEU Association for Digital, Brussels, Belgium.

Luigi Gambardella has long and extensive experience as an international leader in the telecoms field, and in all things digital. Besides President of ChinaEU, he is Telecom Italia’s Vice President for Relations with International Institutions and Organizations and Board Member of the Executive Board of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO). He joined the Telecom Italia Group in 1999, in charge of relations with the Italian national telecommunications regulatory authority, having previously run regulatory and Institutional affairs for Olivetti. He also serves as President of EUBrasil, the association for development of relations between Europe and Brazil; as a Board member of the Transatlantic Business Council and as President of Puntoit, the Italian association for development of the digital economy. In addition Mr. Gambardella is the BIAC Vice Chair to the OECD ICCP Committee, and a member of the Advisory and Support Group of BUSINESSEUROPE. Gambardella holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, and pursued advanced graduate studies in EU affairs at the College of Europe.


Urs Gasser

Professor of Practice, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Boston, U.S.A.

Dr. Urs Gasser, recently appointed as a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Executive Director.

Urs Gasser's research and teaching focuses on information law and policy and the interaction between law and innovation. Current research projects explore policy and educational challenges for the future generation of digital natives, the regulation of digital media and technology (with emphasis on IP law), ICT interoperability, the institutional settings for fostering entrepreneurship, and the law’s impact on innovation and risk in the ICT space.


Christian Hocepied

Senior Research Fellow, Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Societe, University of Namur, Belgium

Christian Hocepied has more than 27 years of experience in Telecom and internet regulation. He is also active as senior research fellow at the CRIDS from the university of Namur (Belgium). Before joining the CRIDS, he worked more than 27 years for the European Commission and as a consultant with Cullen International (Brussels), where he designed and launched the new competition law service. This service provides an overview of all EU and national competition decisions in the eCommunications area. Before that, Christian Hocepied was Principal Expert in the Antitrust Media Unit of the Competition Directorate General of the EU Commission. In this position he was dealing among other, with the granting of rights of spectrum use in the media sector in the framework of the ‘digital switchover’.

Zhengrong Hu

President, Chinese University of Communication, Beijing, China.

 Zhengrong Hu`s research interests include  communication theory,  broadcast television communication,  media research, political economy of communications and new media. He teaches Theory of Journalism and Communication, basic theory of communication and media research. He also hosts the master of developing countries international communication program in Chinese University of Communication.


Zan Huang

Vice President, Quantitative Modelling Research & Global Macro Strategies, Prudential Fixed Income, New York City, U.S.A.

Zan Huang, Ph.D., CFA, is a Portfolio Manager in Global and Macro Strategies at PGIM Fixed Income, Newark, NJ. He is in charge of developing and managing quantitative global macro strategies and currently participates in managing currency and global rates strategies for global and emerging market fixed income investment products with combined asset under management over $14 billion. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income (then named Prudential Fixed Income) in 2015, he worked for another top asset management firm AllianceBernstein in New York since 2011, where he developed and managed quantitative currency strategies and asset allocation strategies in the Currency Strategies group and Quantitative Investment Solutions group. In Zan Huang’s prior career in academia, he was a professor in Information Systems in the Smeal College of Business in Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He joined Penn State in 2005 and was tenured in 2011. His expertise was in the areas of business data mining, machine learning, recommender systems, and social networks research. His work was published in many top journals in the field such as Management Science, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Intelligent Systems and Decision Support Systems and won several Best Paper Awards and the 2005 Best Dissertation Award in Information Systems. Zan Huang graduated from School of Economics and Management in Tsinghua University in 2000 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona in 2005.


Krishna Jayakar

Editor of the Journal of Information Policy, Associate Professor and Co-director of the Institute for Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Krishna Jayakar is an associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications, teaching telecommunications management and media economics. He also serves as co-director of the Institute for Information Policy, housed in the College of Communications. His areas of research cover telecommunications policy and media economics, with a special interest in universal access to telecommunications.

Jayakar is a past head of the Media Management and Economics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and currently serves on the boards of editors of The Information Society journal and the Journal of Information Policy. His research has been supported by grants from the Pacific Telecommunications Foundation, the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications, the Media Democracy Fund, and AT&T.

Before joining academics, Dr. Jayakar was a research officer in India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, drafting research reports and position papers on media policy.


Broadband Internet Access Telecommunications Policy Intellectual Property Rights Media Economics Broadband And Disabilities


Wolfgang Kleinwachter

ICANN Board Member, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation, Department for Media and Information Studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

He is involved in Internet Governance issues since 1997 and has participated - in various capacities - in 45 ICANN meetings. He served five years in the NomCom (2009/2010 as its chair) and was since 2011 a member of the GNSO Council, elected by the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) where he is a member of the NCUC.


Jiming Liu

Acting Dean of Science & Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. 

Jiming Liu received his B.Sc. from East China Normal University, M.A. from Concordia University, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. from McGill University. Prof. Liu has published numerous books and articles in several areas of computer science. He was named IEEE Fellow in 2011 for contributions to web intelligence and multi-agent autonomy-oriented computing.


John Lenhart

Director, Global Policy, The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Washington D.C., U.S.A.

John Lenhart is ITI’s director of global policy focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. In this capacity, John helps coordinate information and advocacy efforts related to ITI member company operations in China and other priority Asia markets.

John has been working in China business and policy related fields for over a decade. Beginning in 2003, John spent four years in Shandong province working as a liaison for an American furniture company with operations in the region. Following his years in Shandong, John worked analyzing Chinese policy and bilateral commercial relations between the U.S. and China, first as an analyst for political risk consulting firm The PRS Group, and later joining USCBC.


Herbert Lin

Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Herbert Lin is a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Hank J. Holland Fellow in cyber policy and security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests concern the policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace; he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is chief scientist emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, at the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and adjunct senior research scholar and senior fellow in cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Before his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986–90), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also a longtime folk and swing dancer and a poor magician. Apart from his work on cyberspace and cybersecurity, he has published on cognitive science, science education, biophysics, and arms control and defense policy. He also consults on K–12 math and science education.


Sascha Meinrath

Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State and director of X-Lab, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Professor Meinrath is a renowned technology policy expert and is internationally recognized for his work over the past two decades as a community internet pioneer, social entrepreneur and angel investor.

He was elected as an Ashoka Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship in 2012, and has been named to the Time Magazine “Tech 40” as one of the most influential figures in technology, to the “Top 100” in Newsweek's Digital Power Index, and is a recipient of the Public Knowledge IP3 Award for excellence in public interest advocacy.



Kevin M. Morooney

Vice President, Trust & Identity services, Internet2, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Kevin M. Morooney is Internet2 vice president of trust and identity programs. Scholar-focused trans-organizational trust, identity and global federation has become of vital importance to the mission and work of the Internet2 community and across the broader research and education landscape. Morooney leads the development of effective long-term trust and identity strategies as well as the design and delivery of Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program components. Morooney was deeply involved with other community members in the development of both InCommon and TIER.



Bruce W. McConnell,

Global Vice President, EastWest Institute, New York City, U.S.A. 

Bruce McConnell leads EWI’s relationship-building with government and businesses around the world. He also manages the institute’s Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative. In January 2016, he opened EWI’s San Francisco center, reflecting the institute’s increasing emphasis on addressing security risks from emerging technology and on the Asia-Pacific region.


Bu Zhong

President of Chinese Communication Association, and Associate Professor, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Dr. Zhong is an associate professor of journalism in the College of Communications. He is a faculty affiliate at Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT), the Media Effects Research Lab, and ICT4D Consortium. He is also a senior research fellow of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

His research applies decision making theories to studying how judgment and decisions may be altered by information use, ranging from news, sports information and the information shared on social media. Special attention has been paid to research projects with practical implications, such as how ICT may empower journalists or vegetable farmers, and how social media use may enhance healthcare and patients' life quality.


John E. Newhagen

professor emeritus, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, U.S.A. 

 B.A. & M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D. Stanford

John Newhagen worked as a foreign correspondent in Central America and the Caribbean for nearly 10 years. He served as bureau chief in San Salvador, regional correspondent in Mexico City, and foreign editor in Washington, D.C. for United Press International during the 1980s. Newhagen’s research on the effects of emotion in television and on the Internet have been published widely in a number of leading academic journals.  Newhagen holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in communication at Stanford University. He came to the University of Maryland to teach in the College of Journalism in July of 1990 and was named Associate Professor Emeritus during the summer of 2014.


Eli Noam

Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Garett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.

 Professor Noam focuses on the economics, management, and policy of media, Internet, and communications, both in America and around the world. He served as New York State's Public Service Commissioner, regulating the telecommunications and energy industries, and on the White House Presidential Board on information technology. His 30 books and over 400 articles cover telecom, film, TV, internet, e-finance, e-commerce and IT.


Puneeth Nagaraj

Senior Fellow, Global Internet Governance, Centre for Communication Governance, New Delhi, India.

Puneeth Nagaraj`s broad areas of interest include Global Governance, International Trade and Investment, and Policy Making at the International level. With CCG, he will be following International Institutions that govern the Internet and map emerging governance mechanisms in the regulation of the Internet. As a secondary focus, he will look at the overlap between trade rules and Internet rules, and the international governance of trade on the Internet.


Anthony Olorunnisola

professor and head of the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

He specifically studies media systems especially as they interact with and are influenced by political, economic, and cultural systems of nations. This dimension of his work has produced several journal articles and four (4) edited book volumes about the co-transformation of political, economic and media systems - with especial focus on media in African transitional societies

Dr. Olorunnisola's focus has embraced studies of segments of societies' systems that may -- when unchecked -- lead democratized nations toward dysfunctionality.


Tom La Porta

Director, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Evan Pugh Professor and William E. Leonhard Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Director, Institute of Networking and Security Research, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

He received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from The Cooper Union, New York, NY, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY. He joined Penn State in 2002. He was the founding Director of the Institute of Networking and Security Research at Penn State. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. La Porta was with Bell Laboratories for 17 years. He was the Director of the Mobile Networking Research Department in Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies where he led various projects in wireless and mobile networking. His research interests include mobility management, signaling and control for wireless networks, security for wireless systems, mobile data systems, and protocol design.


Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos

Professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo, Spain, and Editor of International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management.

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, organizational learning, human resources management, information technologies, semantic web, Asia (Bhutan, China, Myanmar), higher education and mobile and distance education.

Main Research Interests: knowledge management, human resource management, organizational learning semantic Web, learning technologies, Asia (Bhutan, China and Myanmar), higher education, mobile and distance education.


S. Shyam Sundar

S. Shyam Sundar is the founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, a leading facility of its kind in the country. He teaches courses in the psychology of communication technology, media theory, and research methodology.

 He earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in communication. He also holds bachelor's degrees in communication and engineering. His industry experience includes more than eight years as a journalist.

Prof. Sundar’s research investigates social and psychological effects of technological elements unique to online communication, ranging from websites to newer social and personal media. In particular, his studies experimentally investigate the effects of interactivity, navigability, multi-modality, and agency (source attribution) in digital media interfaces upon online users’ thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

His publications include Goodbye iSlave (U of Illinois Press, 2016), World’s Factory in the Information Era (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2013), New Media Events Research (Renmin U Press, 2011), Working-Class Network Society (MIT Press, 2009), Mobile Communication and Society (co-authored, MIT Press, 2006), some of which have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Portugese, and Korean. Associate Editor for Journal of Communication, he is on the editorial boards of a dozen international academic journals, including six indexed in the SSCI. He also works with grassroots NGOs and provides consultancy services for international organizations. His research Interests include Information & communication technologies (ICTs), Social Class, Globalization, Chinese society, Communication Policy and Communication and Development


Paul Wilson

Director General, Asia Pacific Network, South Brisbane, Australia.

Paul Wilson has 25 years’ involvement with the Internet, and over 16 years as the head of APNIC, the Regional Internet address Registry for the Asia Pacific. In this role, he has led APNIC’s development as a provider of critical Internet services and as a key contributor to Internet growth and development throughout the Asia Pacific. Paul has worked as an expert and leader across the full range of communities and organisations involved in Internet development, including ISPs and network operators, non-profit organisations, Governments and governmental agencies; and with many key organisations including RIRs, IETF, ICANN, ISOC, APEC-TEL, ITU and others. Previously as Technical Director and CEO of Pegasus Networks, the first private ISP in Australia, Paul worked with early Internet technologies, and helped to establish many early Internet services in developing economies of the region.


Marc Rotenberg

Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Washington D.C., U.S.A. 

Marc Rotenberg teaches information privacy and open government law at Georgetown University Law Center and frequently testifies before Congress on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels. He has authored many amicus briefs for federal and state courts. He is a founding board member and former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain.


Jan Aart Scholte

Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Jan Aart Scholte holds the Faculty Chair in Peace and Development at the School of Global Studies since 2013. His previous appointments were at the University of Sussex, the Institute of Social Studies, and the University of Warwick. He has also had visiting positions at Cornell University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Linköping University, the London School of Economics, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Moscow State University. His research covers globalization, global governance, civil society in global politics, global democracy, and methodologies of global studies. Much of his current research addresses questions of governing a more global world, with particular emphasis on democracy in this context. 

Amit Shejter

Professor, and head of Department of Communication Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Amit Schejter is Professor and Head of the department of communication studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Visiting Professor and co-director of the Institute for Information Policy at the College of Communications of the Pennsylvania State University. In 2014 he was appointed chair of the committee on the future of commercial audiovisual services in Israel, by communications minister Gilad Erdan.

Marilyn Wolf

Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing Systems and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Before joining Georgia Tech, Prof. Wolf was with Princeton University from 1989 to 2007 and with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She received her B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She co-founded Verificon Corporation in 2003. She has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. She received the ASEE/CSE and HP Frederick E. Terman Award in 2003 and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award in 2006. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.


Chengyu Xiong

 Chengyu Xiong, Chair Professor of Communication Studies ; Director, Center for New Media Studies; Director, National Research Center for Cultural Industries

Professor Xiong received his PhD from the BYU in the US in early 1990. He is professor of Tsinghua University, doctoral tutor, member of University academic committee, Director of National Research Center for Cultural Industries, Speaker Expert of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC, member of National Internet Development and Management senior advisory committee, member of Ministry of Finance`s Central Culture Enterprise Leading Group for The State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Office senior advisory committee, member of Ministry of Culture`s Culture Industries senior advisory committee, member of Ministry of Education's education and technology senior advisory committee, Chairman of Chinese Association of Communication and enjoys special allowance from the State Council. He was member of the State Council`s informatization advisory committee. Professor Xiong is also the director of many state sponsored research projects including the 863-project, major national scientific and technological research, national soft science, major national social science fund projects, national art science planning and some national research projects in other areas. In addition, he established wide range of contact with international academic communities.

He has published dozens of books involving new media studies, media and society and public policy for the information and culture industry, like "Situation and Trend of World Digital Content Industry Development", "Study on World Culture Industry", "Policy Research on Chinese Culture Industry", "Information Society 4.0", "New Media Encyclopedia", "New Media and Creative Thinking", "Media History" and " Xiong Chengyu Collection".

Yuan Xie

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.A. 

Prof. Yuan Xie is leading the Scalable and Energy-efficient Architecture Lab (SEAL) at UCSB. He joined UCSB in Fall 2014 after 11 years with Penn State University (2003-2014). He received B.S. degree from Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering DepartmentPrinceton University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2003, he worked as Advisory Engineer for IBM Microelectronics Division's Worldwide Design Center. He was also on-leave in 2012-13 to work with AMD Research Lab. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2006. He is a Fellow of IEEE. 


Yu Huang

Associate Vice President, Hong Kong Baptist University and Dean, School of Communication, HKBU, Hong Kong, China.

Prof. Huang Yu received his Ph.D from the University of Westminster, U.K in 1993. Since 1994, he has been teaching in the School of Communication. He has been appointed as Associate Vice President, Hong Kong Baptist University with effective from 1 January, 2014.  His current research interests include: Mass media in Hong Kong and mainland China, Media representation/construction, Social relation and media changes, Political economy of media/communication studies, News/media and social development, Media and Chinese.