Keynote Speakers

Donna Leclair, Chief Technology Officer, BC Hydro
On the Significance of UWB Wireless Technology for Industrial Users
Donna LeClair joined BC Hydro in March 2007 as Chief Technology Officer. Previously Donna held the roles of Senior Strategic Issues Manager, Senior Power Planning Specialist and Resource Integration Engineer. Donna has also worked for the Central Electricity Board in Mauritius as Managing Director/CEO and Corporate Planning & Research Manager, and has extensive Management Consulting experience. Donna holds both a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Sloan School of Management. Donna is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.
Dr. Salim Hanna, Manager, New Wireless Services, Spectrum Engineering Branch, Industry Canada
Ultra-wideband Rules Worldwide and in Canada
Salim Hanna received his PhD degree in 1987 from Imperial College of Science and Technology (England). He worked with Carleton University (Canada) from 1988-1991 in the field of wireless communications. Dr. Hanna has been with the Spectrum Engineering Branch of Industry Canada since 1992 where he is currently a manager of new wireless services. His areas of expertise include spectrum management and regulations, and ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and applications. Dr. Hanna was the chairman of the ITU-R Task Group 1/8 on UWB technology. He also headed the development of national UWB rules in Canada which were released in March 2009.
Prof. Moe Win, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location-Aware Wireless Networks
Moe Win is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining MIT, he was at AT&T Research Laboratories for five years and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for seven years. His research over the last two decades encompasses developing fundamental theory, designing algorithms, and conducting experimentation for a broad range of real-world problems. Professor Win is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and elected Fellow of the IEEE, cited for "contributions to wideband wireless transmission." He was honored with the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award (2006), an IEEE Technical Field Award for "pioneering contributions to ultra-wide band communications science and technology." Together with students and colleagues, his papers have received several awards including the IEEE Communications Society's Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award (2008) and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society's Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award (2003). His other recognitions include the Laurea Honoris Causa from the University of Ferrara, Italy (2008), the Technical Recognition Award of the IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee (2008), Wireless Educator of the Year Award (2007), the Fulbright Fellowship (2004), the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2004), and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2003).