Bodhaswar T. Maharaj (Sunil) is the current Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria. He is also the SENTECH Chair in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Communications (BWMC) in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He holds a MEng in Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Operational Telecommunications, and a PhD in Electronic Engineering with specialisation in wireless communications. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) and Deputy President of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). He is Senior Member of IEEE and South Africa Chapter Chair for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). He has over 30 years; industry, consulting, research and academic experience and his research interests are in cognitive radio networks, MIMO systems, sensor wireless networks resource allocation and rural broadband communications systems. Dr Maharaj has over 140 peer reviewed journal articles and full conference papers in proceedings and 2 international patents. He has been the conference Chair for IEEE Wireless Africa 2019 conference and the General Conference Chair for the World Engineering Education (WEEF) and Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) 2020 Conference.
Babatunde. S. Awoyemi received a Bachelor’s degree (with Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (2008), a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2014) and a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2017). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Pretoria. His research interest is in next-generation wireless communications, with niche for solving resource allocation and network restoration problems for next-generation networks. His work cuts across fifth-generation networks, cognitive radio networks, internet-of-things networks, advanced wireless sensor networks, etc. He is an active researcher and has published articles, conference papers and book chapters in his area of research interest in the field of Electronic Engineering and wireless communications. He is a regular reviewer for journals in his field, and works efficiently with other colleagues in organising conferences, seminars, symposiums, etc. in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. His drive is to become a leading voice in the advancement of next-generation wireless communications for Africa and beyond.