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Conference Speakers


Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Kwang-Cheng Chen, University of South Florida, USA (IEEE Fellow)

Dr. Chen's research interests lie in information communication technology essential to digital society, particularly in large networks and computations. Specific interests include large communication networks: Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Edge Computing, 5G Mobile Communications and Beyond, Ad Hoc Sensor Networking, In-Network Computations and Approximate Computing, Cognitive Radio Networks, Secure Communications and Resilient Networks; Large Information Networks: Social Networks, Big Data Analytics, Multi-Agent Systems and Collective Behavior, Fusion and Decision on Heterogeneous/Multimodal Data, Biochemical Reaction Networks and Applications to Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology, Decision under Uncertainty, and Cybersecurity and Privacy.


Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Xudong Jiang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (IEEE Fellow)

Xudong Jiang (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), and the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany. From 1986 to 1993, he was a Lecturer with UESTC. From 1998 to 2004, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore, as a Lead Scientist, and the Head of the Biometrics Laboratory. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a Faculty Member in 2004, where he served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. He is currently a professor with the School of EEE, NTU and serves as the Director of the Centre for Information Sciences and Systems. He has authored over 200 papers with over 50 papers in the IEEE journals, including 9 papers in T-PAMI, 17 papers in T-IP and 18 papers in top conferences CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/ AAAI. He served as IFS TC Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and Associate Editors for IEEE SPL and IEEE T-IP. Currently Dr. Jiang is an IEEE Fellow and serves as Senior Area Editor for IEEE T-IP and Editor-in-Chief for IET Biometrics. His current research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning and biometrics.


Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Tan Ying, Peking University, China

Tan Ying is a professor in the Department of Machine Intelligence, School of EECS, Peking University and has served as a PhD advisor and the Director of Computational Intelligence Laboratory. He is the inventor of Fireworks Algorithm (FWA). He obtained his B.Eng. from Electronic Engineering Institute in 1985, and M.Eng. from Xidian University in 1988, and Ph.D. from Southeast University in 1997, respectively. His research interests include computational intelligence, swarm intelligence, machine learning and data mining, and information security application. Dr. Tan has published 6 monographs by Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier), Springer, Wiley & IEEE, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, IGI Global and Science Press, respectively, and published more than 260 research papers, and most of them are published in top-tier journals and conferences, such as IEEE TEC, TNN, TKDE, TCyb, TIFS, TITS, and CVPR and AAAI. In addition, he authored/co-authored more than 10 books and 12 chapters in book. He has served as a Leading Editor to coordinate and edit more than twenty volumes of Springer LNCS books. He got four invented patents of China. He was awarded a National 2nd-Class Natural Science Prize of China in 2009. He is/was the founder and general chairs of ICSI conferences since 2010. He is a general chair of DMBD2016-2017, ICMEB2017 and ICMEB2017. He was the program chair of IEEE WCCI’2014, ISNN2008 and ICACI2012, and publicity chair of IEEE SSCI’2016, etc.


Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Prabhas Chongstitvatana, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Prabhas Chongstitvatana is a professor in the department of computer engineering, Chulalongkorn University. He earned B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 1980 and Ph.D. from the department of artificial intelligence, Edinburgh University, U.K. in 1992. His research involves robotics, evolutionary computation, computer architecture, bioinformatics and quantum computing.  He is a lifetime member of Thailand Engineering Institute, senior member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology, senior adviser of Thai Robotics Society, founding member of Thai Embedded System Association.  He was the president of ECTI Association of Thailand 2012-2013.  He has been awarded "National Distinguished Researcher" by National Research Council of Thailand in 2009.  His current interest is in building a Quantum computer.


Keynote Speaker V
Prof. Chidchanok Lursinsap, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chidchanok Lursinsap received the B.Eng. degree (honors) in computer engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Patumwan, Thailand, in 1978 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. He was a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, in 1979. In 1986, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1987 to 1996, he worked at The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as an Assistant and Associate Professor. After that, he came back to Thailand to establish Ph.D. program in computer science at Chulalongkorn University and became a Full Professor. His major research interests include neural learning and its applications to other science and engineering areas.