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Research field：Deep Learning; Convolutional Neural Networks; Graph Convolutional Networks; Attention Networks; Explainable AI; Biomedical Image Analysis; Bio-Inspired Computing; Pattern Recognition; Transfer Learning; Medical Sensor.
Professor, IEEE/ACM/IES Senior Member, University of Leicester, UK.
Prof. Yudong Zhang serves as a Chair Professor at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, UK. He is the Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS. He is the Senior Member of IEEE, IES, and ACM. He is the Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He was included in Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Computer Science) by Elsevier from 2014 to 2018. He was 2019, 2021 & 2022 recipient of Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He is included in World’s Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University from 2020 to 2022. He won Information Fusion 2022 Best Paper Award, etc. His three papers are included in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. He has (co)authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles in the journals: Ann Oncol, JACC, JAMA Psychiatry, IJIM, Inf Fus, IEEE TFS, IEEE TII, IEEE TIP, IEEE TMI, IEEE IoTJ, Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, Pattern Recognition, IEEE TGRS, IEEE JBHI, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TETCI, IEEE TCSS, IEEE JSTARS, IEEE TNSRE, IEEE SJ, ACM TKDD, ACM TOMM, IEEE/ACM TCBB, IEEE TCAS-II, IEEE JTEHM, ACM TMIS, etc. There are more than 60 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 5 ESI Hot Papers in his (co)authored publications. His citation reached 24192 in Google Scholar (h-index 86). He is the editor of Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, IEEE TCSVT, etc. He has conducted many successful industrial projects and academic grants from NIH, Royal Society, GCRF, EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, Hope, British Council, Fight for Sight, and NSFC. He has given over 120 invited talks at international conferences, universities, and companies. He has served as (Co-)Chair for more than 60 international conferences and workshops (including more than 20 IEEE or ACM conferences). His research outputs have been reported by more than 50 news press, such as Reuters, BBC, Telegraph, Physics World, UK Today News, EurekAlert! Science News, India Times, Association of Optometrists (AOP) news, Medical Xpress, etc.
Research field：Communication Network; Nonlinear Circuits and Systems.
Professor, IEEE Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Ljiljana Trajković is Professor with the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University in Canada. She graduated from University of Pristina in 1974, got her master's degrees in electrical engineering (1979) and computer engineering (1981) from Syracuse University and PhD in electrical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 1986. She was an National Science Foundation Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, and a research scientist and member of technical staff at Bell Labs and Bell Communications Research. She was the President of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and she currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. In 2005, she was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for contributions to computer aided design tools for circuit analysis".
Research field：Collaboration Systems; Human-Machine Systems; Computational Social Systems; Collective Intelligence; Multi-Agent Systems; Software Engineering; and Distributed Intelligent Systems.
Professor, IEEE/ACM Senior Member, Nipissing University, Canada.
Dr. Haibin Zhu is a Full Professor and the Coordinator of the Computer Science Program, the Founding Director of the Collaborative Systems Laboratory, a member of Arts and Science Executive Committee, Nipissing University, Canada. He is an affiliate professor of Concordia Univ. and an adjunct professor of Laurentian Univ., Canada. He received a BSc degree in computer engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, China (1983), and MSc (1988) and PhD (1997) degrees in computer science from the National Univ. of Defense Tech. (NUDT), China. He has accomplished (published or in press) over 230+ research works including 40+ IEEE Transactions articles, six books, five book chapters, four journal issues, and four conference proceedings. He is a fellow of I2CICC (International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing), a senior member of IEEE, a senior member of ACM, a full member of Sigma Xi, and a life member of CAST-USA (Chinese Association of Science and Technology, USA). He was AE of IEEE SMC Magazine (2018-2021), Associate Vice President (AVP), SSE (2021), IEEE SMCS, a Conference (Co-) Chair and Program (Co-)Chair for many international conferences, and a PC member for 140+ academic conferences. He has offered 20+ keynote and plenary speeches for international conferences and 90+ invited talks internationally.
Research field：Control System Synthesis; Lyapunov Methods; Nonlinear Control Systems; Uncertain Systems; Time-Varying Systems; Observers and Delays.
Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Hamid Reza Karimi is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Karimi’s original research and development achievements span a broad spectrum within the topic of automation/control systems, and intelligence systems with applications to complex systems such as wind turbines, vehicles, robotics and mechatronics. Karimi is an ordinary Member of Academia Europa (MAE), Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Fellow of The International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM), Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), Member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control, and the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control. Karimi is the recipient of the 2021 BINDT CM Innovation Award, the 2016-2021 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship Award, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Award, and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung research Award, for instance. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Subject Editor, Technical Editor or Associate Editor for some international journals and Book Series Editor for Springer, CRC Press and Elsevier. He has also participated as General Chair, keynote/plenary speaker, distinguished speaker or program chair for several international conferences in the areas of Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics.
Research field：Computer Vision; Image/ Video Processing; Human Computer Interaction; Wi-Fi Signal Processing; Egg Signal Processing; Machine/ Deep Learning; Multimodal Systems; Pattern Recognition; Event/ Action/ Affect Recognition; Action; Scene Understanding; Body Lan.
Assistant Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Danilo Avola earned his Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Ultrastructural Imaging from University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, in 2014. Since 2021 he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Sapienza University of Rome, where he leads both the Robotics Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (TITAN Lab) and the Computer Vison Laboratory (VisionLab). In addition, since 2018 he is R&D Senior Engineer at the W•SENSE s.r.l., a spin-off of Sapienza University of Rome, where he leads the Computer Vision Team (CVT), and since 2010 he provides consultation and collaboration to companies engaged in computer science, computer vision, and artificial intelligence research projects. In addition, he is Associate Editor and Guest Editor of different ranked International Journals. His research interests include Computer Vision, Image/Video Processing, Human Computer Interaction, Wi-Fi Signal Processing, EGG Signal Processing, Machine/Deep Learning, Multimodal Systems, Pattern Recognition, Event/Action/Affect Recognition, Action, Scene Understanding, Body Language and Face Expression Interpretation, Robotics (UAVs, AUVs, ROVs, Humanoids), and has published around 100 papers on these topics. Since 2011, Danilo Avola is member of IAPR, CVPL, and IEEE.
Research field：Network Reliability; SSO and Soft Computing; Data Mining.
Professor, IEEE Senior Member, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC.
Dr. Yeh is currently a chair professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He is a MOST fellow, CIIE (Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers) fellow, and2021, 2022, top 2% of scientists worldwide according to Stanford University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. The majority of his current research and future work are focused around algorithms, including exact solution methods and soft computing to all kinds of network reliability problems and optimization problems (wireless sensor network, cloud computing, IoT, big data, energy), etc. He has published more than 320 research papers in highly ranked journals and conference papers and has been awarded the Outstanding Research Award twice, the Distinguished Scholars Research Project once, and an Overseas Research Fellowship twice by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. He has been invited to serve as an Associate Editor of the two top reliability-related journals, namely, the IEEE Transactions on Reliability and Reliability Engineering & System Safety. He proposed a novel soft computing algorithm called the Simplified Swarm Optimization (SSO) and theBinary-Addition-Tree Algorithm (BAT) demonstrated the simplicity, effectiveness, and efficiency of his SSO and BAT for solving NP-hard problems. He has been granted 57 patents and earns an International Fellow, the Guoguang Invention Medal as well as the titles of Outstanding Inventor of Taiwan and Doctor of Erudition, by the Chinese Innovation and Invention Society.
Research field：Wireless Sensor Networks; Internet of Things; Swarm Intelligence; Cloud Computing; Artificial Intelligence; Drones; Blockchain; Cyber Security; Healthcare Informatics; Big Data and Wireless Communications.
Professor, IEEE/ACM Senior Member, Duy Tan University, Vietnam.
Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 125+ Professional certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 175+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor- Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS/WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 11000+, H-Index: 55 and I-Index: 200. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member like: IEEE (Senior Member) and ACM (Senior Member). He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 50+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 600+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 7 German Patents, 4 Japanese Patents, 34 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 8 UK Patents, 1 USA Patent, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT, Healthcare, Drones, Robotics and Image Processing. Awarded 44 Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Best Senior Scientist, Asia Top 50 Academicians and Researchers, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching, Best Senior Scientist Award, DTU Best Professor and Researcher Award- 2019, 2020-2021, 2022, Distinguished Scientist Award by National University of Singapore, Obada Prize 2023 and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021, 2022) , Ad Index (Rank No:1 Duy Tan University, Rank No:1 Computer Science in Viet Nam) and Listed on Research.com (Top Scientist of Computer Science in Viet Nam- National Ranking: 2; D-Index: 31). He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Tech Science Press- IASC, Computers Materials and Continua (CMC), IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC, IJSIR. He is acting as Managing Editor of IGI-Global Journal, USA titled “International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)” and Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has reviewed more than 2500+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals. He is currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Healthcare Informatics, Big Data and Wireless Communications.
Research field：Big Data; Network Science and Computational Social Science.
Professor, IEEE Senior Member/ACM Member, Zhejiang University of Technoligy, China.
Dr. Xiangjie Kong is currently a Full Professor in the College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China, where he was the Head of the Department of Cyber Engineering. He is the Founding Director of City Science of Social Computing Lab (The CSSC Lab). He is/was on the Editorial Boards of 6 International journals. He has served as the General Co-Chair, Workshop Chair, Publicity Chair or Program Committee Member of over 30 conferences. Dr. Kong has authored/co-authored over 140 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. His research has been reported by Nature Index and other medias. He has been invited as Reviewers for numerous prestigious journals. Dr. Kong has authored/co-authored three books (in Chinese). He has contributed to the development of 14 copyrighted software systems and 20 filed patents. He is named in the2019 and 2020 world’s top 2% of Scientists List published by Stanford University. Dr. Kong received IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Best Land Transportation Paper Award, and The Natural Science Fund of Zhejiang Province for Distinguished Young Scholars. He has been invited as Keynote Speaker at 2 international conferences, and delivered a number of Invited Talks at international conferences and many universities worldwide. His research interests include big data, network science, and computational social science. He is a Distinguished Member of CCF, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Full Member of Sigma Xi, and a Member of ACM.
Research field：Personalization; E-Learning; Recommender Systems; Data Science; Data Mining; Artificial Intelligence Application and Educational Technology.
Associate Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.
Liyana Shuib obtained her Ph.D. from the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia in 2013 respectively. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has published a number of journal papers and proceedings locally and internationally. Her research interests include personalization, e-learning, recommender system, data science, artificial intelligence application, and educational technology. She has won more than 20 awards from reputable innovation competition internationally. She is also a Senior Member of IEEE computing society, and presently, the principal investigator of multiple research grant in the Faculty.