Prof. Benjamin W. Wah
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow of IEEE; Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
Bio: Wah was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Queen Elizabeth School, Hong Kong. He received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University, USA, then furthered his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, obtaining an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Databases. Wah began his teaching career in Purdue University in 1979. He later joined the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985, which he served until his retirement at the end of 2011. In 1985-2011, he was the Franklin W. Woeltge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. In 2008-2009, he also served as Director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore, a US$50 million research center established by the University of Illinois in Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore government's Agency for Science, Technology and Research. In 1998–1999, Wah was Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and in that year received an Exemplary Teaching Award. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at CUHK. Between 2009-2019, he served as Provost of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Wah is an expert on non-linear programming, multimedia signal processing and artificial intelligence. He has published numerous research articles in top professional journals, such as Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Trans. in Computers, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Technology, IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He is also the author of two books, and Editor-in-Chief of Wiley's Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering (published in 2008), and has contributed to many edited books and book chapters. He has served on many journal editorial boards. He also holds many Endowed Professorships and Honorary Professorships in leading universities in the United States of America and in Asia. Professor Wah was elected President of IEEE Computer Society in 2001. He was a member of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong between 2005 and 2009 and Chairman of its Engineering Panel between 2006 and 2009. He has been a member of the HK Research Grants Council since 2011. Professor Wah has received numerous honors and awards for his distinguished academic and professional achievements, including the Tsutomu Kanai Award, the W. Wallace McDowell Award, and the Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award, all from the IEEE Computer Society, the Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Outstanding Research Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been elected: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Prof. Gordon Morison (FHEA FBCS)
Head of Department
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Bio: Gordon Morison received a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and PhD in Signal and Image Processing from the University of Strathclyde. He has held industrial positions in embedded software and post-doctoral positions in Communications at the University of Strathclyde and in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow. Currently he is a Professor of Data Science and Head of Department of Computing at Glasgow Caledonian University. His research interests are in Data Science, Signal Processing and Machine Learning .
Prof. Yonghui Li
ARC Future Fellow, IEEE Fellow
The University of Sydney, Australia
Bio: Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of theAustralian Research Council (ARC)Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 andARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to cooperative communications technologies.
His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields.
Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and guest editors for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE IoT Journals, IEEE Communications Magazine. He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014. He has published one book, more than 160 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 100 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 8000 times, with an h-index of 42. Six of his papers have been included as ISI high cited papers by ESI Web of Science, defined as top 1% of papers in the field. Several of his papers have been the top most 10 most cited papers in the respective journals since the year it was published.
Li has attracted more than $6 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years, including 10 ARC grants. He has participated in $500 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks. He is the founder and director of IoT undergraduate major at the University of Sydney.
Prof. Nikolaos Freris
Vice Dean of the International College
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Bio: Nick Freris is Professor in the School of Computer Science at USTC, and Vice Dean of the International College. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 2005, and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the M.S. degree in Mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2007, 2008, and 2010, respectively. His research lies in AIoT/CPS/IoT: machine learning, distributed optimization, data mining, wireless networks, control, and signal processing, with applications in power systems, sensor networks, transportation, cyber security, and robotics. Dr. Freris has published several papers in high-profile conferences and journals held by IEEE, ACM, and SIAM. He holds three patents and two patent applications. His research has been sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Anhui Dept. of Science and Technology, Tencent, and NSF, and was recognized with the National High-level Talent award, the USTC Alumni Foundation Innovation Scholar award, and the IBM High Value Patent award. Previously, he was with the faculty of NYU and, before that, he held senior researcher and postdoctoral researcher positions at EPFL and IBM Research, respectively. Dr. Freris is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE, and a member of CCF and SIAM.
Prof. Zhihan Lv
ACM Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Senior Member and British Computer Society Fellow
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Bio: Dr. Zhihan Lv, ACM Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Senior Member and British Computer Society Fellow. He received joint PhD. degree from Ocean University of China and the University of Paris. He has served as a research engineer at the French National Research Center in France, a postdoctoral fellow at Umeå University in Sweden, a experienced researcher at the FIVAN Foundation in Spain, a postdoctoral fellow at University College London in UK, a postdoctor at the University of Barcelona in Spain, and an research assistant professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Marie Curie Fellow in European Union's Seventh Framework Program LANPERCEPT. He has published more than 270 high-quality papers in virtual reality, Internet of Things, big data and other fields, in which 43 papers were published in the top journal IEEE/ACM Transactions.
Research in recent years has been published in IEEE TII, IEEE TITS, IEEE TFS, IEEE TSMC, IEEE TETC, IEEE TBD, IEEE JSAC, IEEE JSTSP, IEEE IOTJ, IEEE COMMAG, IEEE Network, ACM TOMM, ACM TOIT, ACM TIST, and conferences such as ACM MM, ACM CHI, ACM Siggraph Asia, ICCV, IEEE Virtual Reality. Published more than ten highly cited papers and one hot paper.
He won the "Best idea" award in the UMINOVA academic business competition in Sweden, the grand prize in the "Challenge Cup" entrepreneurial plan competition in China, the "Chunhui Cup" award in the innovation and entrepreneurship competition for Chinese overseas students, the third prize in the China "Challenge Cup" extracurricular academic technology competition, the third prize of Shandong Province Graduate Student Outstanding Scientific and Technological Innovation Achievement Award, the third prize of Shandong Province Higher Education Institution Humanities and Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2020 Qingdao University Outstanding Graduate Supervisor Award.
Dr. Zhihan Lv served as editorial board member of journals, including Plos one, IEEE Access, IET Image Processing, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and Neurocomputing. Served as the Lead Guest Editor of several well-known journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Sensors, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Future Generation Computer Systems, Neurocomputing and Applications, Neurocomputing, etc., organized more than 40 special issues. Served as the vice chair and TPC members of ACM IUI 2015-2021, IEEE INFOCOM 2020 workshop, ACM MobiCom 2020 workshop, IEEE VTC2017-Fall, IEEE CHASE Workshop 2016, 2017, IEEE/CIC WIN Workshop 2016, ISAIR2021. In 2018, he won the IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor Award.
Dr. Zhihan Lv has reviewed more than 260 manuscripts for high-level journals and conferences, including IEEE TMM, ACM TOMM, IEEE TII, IEEE TBD, IEEE TMC, IEEE TLT, IEEE TETC, IEEE TC, IEEE TVCG, IEEE TITS, IEEE/ACM TCBB, ACM TOIT, IEEE Network, IEEE MultiMedia, IEEE IOTJ and other journals and ACM MUM, ACM CHI, ACM DIS, IEEE EuroVis, ACM UIST, ACM MobileHCI, ACM CHIPLAY, ACM CSCW, ACM SUI, ACM ITS, IEEE VAST, IEEE VR, ACM IUI, IEEE 3DUI, ACM TVX, ACM Creativity & Cognition, ACM EICS, ACM IDC, IEEE ICSIPA, GI, IEEE ITSC, IEEE Sensors, ACM ACI, ACM VRST, ACM ISS, ACM HRI and other conferences. He is the reviewer of the Swiss National Natural Science Foundation.
Assoc. Prof. Gabriela Mogos
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bio: Dr. Gabriela Mogos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing, School of Advanced Technology at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China.
She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. She followed this with postdoctoral research position at the University of Oradea, Romania.
Her research interests are in the areas of Quantum cryptography, Cybersecurity and Information Security, and are driven by a strong desire to bridge computer science and quantum physics, to design new quantum cryptographic protocols, and, to embed quantum-safe equipment in large networks.