Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Prof. Andrew Sung, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Speech Title: To be announced later

Andrew H. Sung received B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, M.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has been a faculty of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and Management in three public research universities in the U.S. for over 30 years. He has supervised more than a dozen Ph.D. students and has served as the PI or co-PI of dozens of grants and contracts funded by government agencies and industry, with total funding of more than ten million USD. Since 2014, he has been the Director and Professor of the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Sung has over 250 publications and his current research interest includes computational intelligence, big data analytics and mining, cybersecurity, multimedia forensics, and blockchain. He has delivered keynote, plenary, and invited lectures in several international conferences and workshops in the U.S., Europe, South America, and India.

Prof. Tianrui Li, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
教授/主任 李天瑞 四川省云计算与智能技术高校重点实验室/西南交通大学

Speech Title: To be announced later

Tianrui Li received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and P h.D. degree from the Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1992, 1995 and 2002 respect ively. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK • CEN), Belgium from 2005-2006, a visiting professor at Hasselt University, Belgium in 2008, t he University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 2009 and the University of Regina, Canad a in 2014. And, he is presentl y a Professor and the Director of the Key Lab of Cloud Computing and Intelligent Technique of Sichuan Province, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Since 2000, he has co-edited 6 books, 10 special issues of internationa l journals, 15 proceedings, received 5 Chinese invention patents and published over 240 research papers (e.g., IEEE TKDE, IEEE TEC, IEEE TFS, IEEE TIFS, IEEE ASLP, IEEE TIE, IEEE TC, IEEE TVT) in refereed journals and conferences (e.g., KDD, IJCAI, UbiComp). Three papers were ESI Hot Papers and Ten papers was ESI Highly Cited Papers. His Google H-index is 32. He serves as the area editor of International Journal of Computational Intell igence Systems (SCI), editor of Knowledge-based Systems ( SCI) and Information Fusion ( SCI), etc. He is an IRSS fellow, a distinguished member of CCF, a senior member of ACM, IEEE, CAAI, ACM SIGKDD member, Chair of IEEE CIS Chengdu Chapter, Treasurer of ACM SIGKDD China Chapter and CCF YOCSEF Chengdu Chair (2013- 2014). Over fifty graduate students (including 8 Post- Docs, 12 Doctors) have been trained. Their employment units include Microsoft Research Asia, Sichuan University, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei. They have received 2 "Si Shi Yang Hua" Medals, Best Papers/ Dissertation Awards 13 times, Champion of Sina Weibo Interac tion-prediction at Tianchi Big Data Competition (Bonus 200,000 RMB), Second Place of Social Influence Analysis Contest of IJCAI-2016 Competitions.

Prof. Yan Yang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
副院长/教授 杨燕 西南交通大学信息科学与技术学院

Speech Title: To be announced later

Dr. Yan Yang is currently Professor and vice dean of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University. She worked as a visiting scholar at the Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) in Waterloo University of Canada for one and half year. She is an Academic and Technical Leader of Sichuan Province. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, big data analysis and mining, ensemble learning, cloud computing and service. Prof. Yang has participated in more than 10 high-level projects recently. And have taken charge of two programs supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one NSFC International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchanges program, one Project of National Science and Technology Support Program, and one Supporting Program for Science and Technology of Sichuan Province. She has authored and co-authored over 180 papers in journals and international conference proceedings, 1 special issue of international journal, 1 proceeding and 2 books. She also serves as the Vice Chair of ACM Chengdu Chapter, a distinguished member of CCF, a senior member of CAAI, a member of IEEE, ACM, ACM SIGKDD, CCF Education Work, CCF Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, CCF Theoretical Computer Science, CCF Task Force on Big Data, CAAI Machine Learning, CAAI Grain Calculation and Knowledge Discovery Committee, Vice-Chairman General of Sichuan Province Computer Society, Vice Chair of Big Data Industry University Research Council of Sichuan Institute of Electronics and Standing Director of Sichuan Artificial Intelligence Alliance.

Asst. Prof. REN Hongliang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Speech Title: To be announced later

Hongliang Ren
is currently an assistant professor and leading a research group on medical mechatronics in the Biomedical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore (NUS). He is an affiliated Principal Investigator for the Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute, and Advanced Robotics Center at National University of Singapore (NUS). Dr. Ren received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (Specialized in Biomedical Engineering) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2008. Prior to joining NUS, he was a Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, Children's Hospital Boston & Harvard Medical School, and Children's National Medical Center, USA. His main areas of interest include Biorobotics & Intelligent Control, Medical Mechatronics, Computer-Integrated Surgery, and Multisensor Data Fusion in Surgical Robotics. Dr. Ren is IEEE Senior member and currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering (T-ASE) and Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC). He is the recipient of IAMBE Early Career Award 2018 & Interstellar Early Career Investigator Award 2018.