2023 Keynote Speakers

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker I:


Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu---IEEE Fellow

University of Florida, USA

 

Biography: Dapeng Oliver Wu received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003. Since 2003, he has been on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, where he is currently Professor. His research interests are in the areas of networking, communications, video coding, image processing, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning.
He received University of Florida Term Professorship Award in 2017, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, the Best Paper Award in GLOBECOM 2011, and the Best Paper Award in QShine 2006. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.

     
 

Keynote Speaker II:


Prof. Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan---IEEE Fellow


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Biography: Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan finished schooling at Union College (Tellippalai, Jaffna) and subsequently received the B.A degree, Postgraduate Certificate and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an honorary doctorate (i.e. Doctor Honoris Causa) in 2020 from University of Maribor, Slovenia. After completing his PhD research in 1995, he served as a pre-doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995–96 and a lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996–99. He was an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal, MIT Press (2013-2018) and an associate editor of the IEEE Trans on Cybernetics (2012 - 2018) and IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation (2005 -2021). He is an associate editor of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier, 2018- ), Neurocomputing (Elsevier, 2018- ), Information Sciences (Elsevier, 2009 - ), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier, 2001 - ), Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2022-) and IEEE Trans. on SMC: Systems (2020 - ). He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (2010 - ), an SCI Indexed Elsevier Journal. His co-authored SaDE paper (published in April 2009) won the "IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation outstanding paper award" in 2012. His former PhD student, Dr Jane Jing Liang, won the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award, in 2014. IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the best chapter award in Singapore in 2014 for its achievements in 2013 under his leadership. His research interests include swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, forecasting, randomized neural networks, deep learning and applications of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms. His publications have been well cited (Googlescholar Citations: ~56k). He was selected as one of the highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters every year from 2015 to 2021 in computer science. He is ranked by Exaly.com. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE SSCI 2013. He is an IEEE CIS distinguished lecturer (DLP) in 2018-2021. He has been a member of the IEEE (S'91, M'92, SM'00, Fellow’15) since 1991 and an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) in 2014-2016.

     
 

Keynote Speaker III:


Prof. Shuanghua Yang


Southern University of Science and Technology, China

 

Biography: Shuang-Hua Yang received the B.S. degree in instrument and automation and the M.S. degree in process control from the China University of Petroleum (Huadong), Beijing, China, in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in intelligent systems from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991. He is currently the Head of Department of Computer Science at University of Reading, UK, and the director of Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Safety and Security for Next Generation of Industrial Internet at Southern University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, wireless network-based monitoring and control, and safety-critical systems. He is a senior member of IEEE and a fellow of IET and InstMC, U.K. He is also an Associate Editor of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications.

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