2022 IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium (APWCS) Keynote

We are pleased to inform that Prof Tony Quek will be one of the keynote speakers (on Day 3 26th Aug. Friday, 10:00~10:45) at the 2022 IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium (APWCS).

Title: Wireless Federated Learning – A Look at Interference


Machine learning is playing an increasingly crucial role in the field of wireless communications due to its high efficiency in dealing with complex computations and models. In this talk, we provide a comprehensive coverage of a distributed learning paradigm based on federated learning, including the general architecture, model training algorithm, and an analytical framework that quantifies the convergence rate. Specifically, we investigate wireless federated learning, where wireless channels are usually subject to interference and noise. Furthermore, we provide a new look at interference in wireless federated learning through introducing some of our recent works in this area.


Tony Q.S. Quek received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, respectively. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He also serves as the Head of ISTD Pillar, Director for Future Communications R&D Programme, Sector Lead for SUTD AI Program, and the Deputy Director of SUTD-ZJU IDEA. His current research topics include wireless communications and networking, 6G, network intelligence, URLLC, and IoT.

Dr. Quek has been actively involved in organizing and chairing sessions and has served as a TPC member in numerous international conferences. He is currently serving as an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee. He was an Executive Editorial Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

Dr. Quek received the 2008 Philip Yeo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Research, the 2012 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2017 CTTC Early Achievement Award, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2020 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2020 Nokia Visiting Professorship, and the 2016-2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher. He is a Fellow of IEEE.