Prof. Chong-Yung Chi (Fellow IEEE)
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Bio: Chong-Yung Chi (祁忠勇) received B.S. degree from Tatung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1975, Master degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1977, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, in 1983 all in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He has published more than 240 technical papers (with citations more than 5400 times by Google-Scholar), including more than 85 journal papers (mostly in IEEE Trans. Signal Processing), more than 140 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters, and 2 books, including a rescent textbook (432 pages), Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Communications from Fundamentals to Applications, CRC Press, 2017 (which has been popularly used in a series of invited intensive short course at the top-ranking universities in Mainland China since 2010 before its publication). Recently, he received 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, entitled “Outage Constrained Robust Transmit Optimization for Multiuser MISO Downlinks: Tractable Approximations by Conic Optimization,” IEEE Tran. Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 21, Nov. 2014. His current research interests include signal processing for wireless communications, convex analysis and optimization for blind source separation, biomedical and hyperspectral image analysis, and graph signal processing.
He is an IEEE Fellow. He has been a Technical Program Committee member for many IEEE sponsored and co-sponsored workshops, symposiums and conferences on signal processing and wireless communications, including Co-organizer and General Co-chairman of 2001 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), and Co-Chair of Signal Processing for Communications (SPC) Symposium, ChinaCOM 2008 & Lead Co-Chair of SPC Symposium, ChinaCOM 2009. He was an Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Trans. Signal Processing for 9 years (5/2001~4/2006, 1/2012~12/2015), and he was a member of Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM-TC) (2005-2010), a member of Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) (2011-2016), and a member of Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM-TC) (2013-2018), IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Prof. Vassilis C. Gerogiannis
University of Thessaly, Greece
Bio: Dr. Vassilis C. Gerogiannis holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics, as well as a PhD in Software Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He is a full time Professor in the Department of Digital Systems of the School of Technology at the University of Thessaly, Greece. His academic subject is “Analysis and Design of Systems and Projects with Emphasis on Decision Making”. In the recent past, he was a full time Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece. From 2004, he is also Adjunct Professor, teaching Software Engineering at the Hellenic Open University and Module Leader, teaching (Software) Project Management at Postgraduate Programs of Studies offered by the University of Thessaly. He is a visiting Professor at foreign Higher Education Institutes/Universities, among them at the IPAG Business School, Paris & Nice, France, and at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
At present, Prof. Gerogiannis serves as Member of the Management Board of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), Member of the Regional Council for Research and Innovation in the Region of Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Institute in the Research Center IASON of the University of Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Technical Chamber of Engineers in the Region of Central and Western Greece, Member of the Central Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece, as well as Member of the Scientific Committee of Electronics Engineers in the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Distinguished Prof. Anu Gokhale
Illinois State University, USA
Bio: Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). She has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017; and a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China during spring 2017 where she focused on data analytics and e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous stream for 20 years of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2019 International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis, Maui, USA; 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; and 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and leveraging e-technologies. She has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as “STEM for All” public policy.
Prof. Yong Yue, Fellow IET, FIMechE, FHEA, Head of Department
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bio: Position Professor Qualifications · Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 1994 · BEng, Northeastern University, China, 1982 Experience Professor Yong Yue, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIMechE, FHEA, has a comprehensive experience of learning and teaching, research and enterprise as well as management in both industry and academia. He has led over 20 research and professional projects supported by major funding bodies and industry with collaborative links in over 10 countries, and has 180 peer-reviewed international publications. He has supervised 16 PhD students to completion, and is currently supervising 7 PhD projects. Professor Yue has also lead curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in addition to his extensive experience in management of teaching and learning. Professor and Head of Department, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, (2013 - Now) Visiting Professor, Changchun University of Science and Technology, (2010 - Now) Concurrent Professor, Northeastern University, (2010 - Now) Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Principal Lecturer / Professor, Director, Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (2009-2011), Head, Department of Computer Science and Technology (2010-2013), University of Bedfordshire, (1998 - 2013) Project Manager, Cardiff University, UK, (1997 - 1998) Postdoctoral research Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK, (1994 - 1997) Trainee / Assistant Engineer / Engineer, Shenyang Aluminium & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute, China, (1982 - 1990)
Prof. Shigeo Akashi
Distinguished Instructors of Cisco Networking Academy
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Bio: Shigeo Akashi was certified as a Ph.D. holder by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and he is now a professor at Tokyo University of Science. He was the chair professor at the Department of Information Sciences at this university from 2015 through 2016. As for the academic and educational activities, he has been a member of the Experts Committee leading scientific education for Japanese senior high schools, which is authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japanese Government since 2016. He is interested in the interdisciplinary research area ranging from applied mathematics and information sciences. As for the aspect of applied mathematics, he was an invited speaker in Asian Mathematical Conference which was held at Busan City in Korea in 2013, and moreover, he was a member of Scientific Committee for Asian Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization which was approved as a satellite international conference of International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. As for the aspect of information science, he has been certified as Distinguished Cisco Certified Active Instructor by Cisco Networking Academy, which is administrated by Cisco Systems, since 2012, and moreover, he was awarded 2018 APSCIT Fellowship by Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology. His joint research work with RKC Instruments Co. Ltd., which is the largest company in all Japanese companies producing temperature-measuring instruments, named as "An algorithm for discriminating the inside of a closed curve from the outside" has been approved with Patent ID. 4760768 by Japan Patent Office attached to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japanese Government in 2011.
Prof. Nobuo Funabiki
Okayama University, Japan
Bio: Nobuo Funabiki received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984 and 1993, respectively. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. From 1984 to 1994, he was with the System Engineering Division, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Japan. In 1994, he joined the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1995. He stayed at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2000-2001, as a visiting researcher. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Communication Network Engineering (currently, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering) at Okayama University as a professor. His research interests include computer networks, optimization algorithms, educational technology, and Web technology. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, and IPSJ. He has been the associate editor-in-chief in Journal of Communications since 2016. He was the chairman at IEEE Hiroshima section in 2015 and 2016.
Prof. Hadi Sutopo, SMIEEE
Kalbis Institute, Indonesia
Bio:Hadi Sutopo is researcher of Kalbis Institute, Indonesia. He received his Doctor of Educational Technology from Universitas Negeri Jakarta in 2009, Master of Management Information Systems from Universitas Gunadarma in 1998, and Bachelor of Informatics from Universitas Persada Indonesia YAI in 1995. He has authored many books on multinedia, information technology and educational technology. Many articles on the topics were published in international journals and proceedings. He has reviewed many articles for international journals and conferences covering various emerging topics in information technology especially multimedia. His current research focuses on multimedia, computer graphics, and various aspects of educational technology. Hadi Sutopo alias Ariesto Hadi Sutopo alias Topaz has been a painting artist and graphic designer since the time before his activities as a lecturer began. He has been lecturing multimedia and educational technology since he had completed his study majoring in informatics. He decided to improve his skills with technology when he started studying informatics in his 46 year age. He is a realize painting artist and focuses on human painting, so that sometimes he creates a beautiful one that colors his life. He has unique competency in art and information technology that its integration brought him to deliver talk on multimedia in many countries and universities. Dr. Hadi Sutopo is senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also senior member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and member of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He has served as Conference Chair of many international conferences, chair of technical sessions, and organized many international conferences.
Dr. Paul Craig
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bio: Dr. Paul Craig has been a researcher working in the area of Information visualization and bioinformatics for over 15 years. He completed his PhD, studying the use of Animated Information Visualization for the Exploratory analysis of microarray time-course data, with Professor Jessie Kennedy at Edinburgh Napier University, and has since worked on research projects for the US National Science Foundation, Scottish enterprise, the European Community, the Mexican Conacyt and the Suzhou Local Government in the areas of taxonomy, bioinformatics and intelligent user interfaces. He is currently working on a collaborative research project with an international group of scientists to develop explainable AI interfaces that interpret and help with the analysis of data from bio-chips for antibiotic pollution detection.