Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Fellow)
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Fellow, 1998) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In 2009 Dr. Pedrycz was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2007 he received a prestigious Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and 2019 Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society. His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data science, pattern recognition, data science, knowledge-based neural networks, and control engineering. He has published papers in these areas. He is also an author of 21 research monographs and edited volumes covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence, data mining, and Software Engineering. Dr. Pedrycz is vigorously involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Co-editor-in-Chief of Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer) and J. of Data Information and Management (Springer).  He serves on an Advisory Board of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and is a member of a number of editorial boards of international journals.

Keynote Speaker II

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

Dr. Xudong Jiang received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. 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, where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. 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, where he developed a system that achieved the most efficiency and the second most accuracy at the International Fingerprint Verification Competition in 2000. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, as a Faculty Member, in 2004, and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, he is a professor in NTU. Dr Jiang holds 7 patents and has authored over 150 papers with over 40 papers in the IEEE journals, including 11 papers in IEEE T-IP and 6 papers in IEEE T-PAMI. Three of his papers have been listed as the top 1% highly cited papers in the academic field of Engineering by Essential Science Indicators. He served as IFS TC Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2015 to 2017, Associate Editor for IEEE SPL from 2014 to 2018, Associate Editor for IEEE T-IP from 2016 to 2020 and the founding editorial board member for IET Biometrics form 2012 to 2019. Dr Jiang is currently 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.

Invited Speaker I

 Prof. Yudong Zhang
 University of Leicester, UK

Prof. Yudong Zhang works at University of Leicester. His research interests include deep learning and medical image analysis. He is the Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS. He is the Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He is the Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He was 2019-2023 recipient of Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He has (co)authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles. There are more than 60 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 6 ESI Hot Papers in his (co)authored publications. His citation reached 29604 in Google Scholar (h-index 97). He is the editor of Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE JBHI, etc. He has conducted many successful industrial projects and academic grants from NIH, Royal Society, British Council, GCRF, EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, Hope, and NSFC. He has served as (Co-)Chair for more than 60 international conferences (including more than 20 IEEE or ACM conferences). More than 70 news presses have reported his research outputs, such as Reuters, BBC, Telegraph, Mirror, Physics World, UK Today News, etc.

Invited Speaker II

Prof. Abhijit Sen
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

Dr. Abhijit Sen is a Professor of Computing Science and Information Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC, Canada. Holding a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, a Master of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, Dr. Sen brings a wealth of academic and industry expertise to his role.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Sen has made significant contributions in both academia and industry. He has held key roles in organizations such as Canadian Aviation Electronics, Montreal, Canada, and Microtel Pacific Research, Burnaby, Canada. His consulting experience includes notable projects with Canada Post, Montreal, and InfoElectonics, Montréal, Canada.
Dr. Sen's international impact extends beyond Canada. He has served as a visiting professor at prestigious institutions including Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand, University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), India, North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering, China, and Technical University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg, Germany.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sen has been a keynote speaker at various international conferences, demonstrating his thought leadership in the field. He has also contributed significantly to the academic community by serving as a reviewer and technical committee member for numerous international conferences, and notably, he has served on the editorial boards for a number of conference proceedings publications. Additionally, he has acted as an external examiner for Ph.D. theses at several universities.
His current research interests span diverse domains, including Wireless Networking and Security, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Computing Education and Teaching Methodologies, Distributed Systems and Databases, System Developments, DevOps, and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Sen's dedication to education is underscored by his receipt of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada. He is a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has actively served in the Executive Committee of IEEE, Vancouver Chapter. His contributions have been recognized by the IEEE, Vancouver chapter, highlighting his unwavering commitment and individual contributions to the organization.

Invited Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. Lei Miao
Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Dr. Lei Miao is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at MTSU. He earned Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Northeastern University of China, in 2006, 2001, and 1998, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was with Nortel Networks in Billerica, MA and developed ultra-high-speed Ethernet Routing Switches and several IEEE protocols, including IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges. From 2009 to 2011, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. From 2011 to 2014, he was a wireless networking and software engineer with NuVo Technologies/Legrand North America. In this role, he designed, optimized, and tested NuVo wireless whole-home audio systems in embedded Linux environment; he also implemented a product testing and registration database using Amazon EC2 and SimpleDB. From 2014 to 2015, he was an assistant professor at the State University of New York Farmingdale. He has had almost 20 years R&D experience in system control and optimization, information systems, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He has over 40 publications in referred conferences and journals, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. He is a member of the technical program committee of several international conferences and the guest editor of a Special Issue "Advances in Smart City and Intelligent Transportation Systems" of MDPI Journal Sustainability. 




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