WCBD 2020 Speakers

 

Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado

University of Salamanca, Spain

 

Biography:

Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971, Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Chosen twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He is the Director of BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology), which was created in the year 2000 and also the director of the IOT Digital Innovation Hub and a Member of the AIR Institute. J.M. Corchado is a Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL).

He has also been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter and the academic coordinator of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca. Juan M. Corchado has also been a researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He also oversees Master´s Degrees in: Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z Systems, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca. J.M Corchado is Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology). J. M. Corchado works on projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sentiment Analysis, etc.

 

 

Chair Prof. Hong Shen

University of Adelaide, Australia

 

Biography:

Hong Shen is Professor (Chair) of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. He received his B.Eng. degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, M.Eng. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.Lic. and Ph.D. degrees from Abo Akademi University, Finland, all in Computer Science. He has extensive academic experiences internationally including 10 years service at Griffith University (Australia) from Lecturer to Professor and 5 years service at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as Professor and Chair of the Computer Networks Laboratory. He received numerous honours, and holds the titles of China National Endorsed Expert and Chinese Academy of Sciences Hundred Talents. Served as a guest professor on various visiting appointments in USA, UK, Hong Kong and China, he is currently a specially-appointed professor in Sun Yat-sen University. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, high performance networks, privacy and security, data mining and multimedia systems, he has published more than 300 papers, including over 100 papers in major journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM Transactions. Hong has received over 10 research grants, including national competitive grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) and Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). He has been an editor/associate editor /editorial-board member for 7 international journals; chaired numerous international conferences; served on Program Committee for more than 100 international conferences. He was the co-recipient of National Education Commission Science and Technology Progress Award and Chinese Academy of Sciences Natural Sciences Award.

 

 

Prof. Yonghui Li ( IEEE Fellow )

The University of Sydney, Australia

 

Biography:

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 the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian 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 130 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 100 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 7000 times, with an h-index of 35. 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. He is the inventor of four issued patents on 3G CDMA system design, with three patents pending on distributed coding and low-complexity channel decoding, filed by the University of Sydney in 2010. Li has attracted more than $6 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years, including 10 ARC grants. He has participated in $100 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. Xiaodong Liu ( HEA Fellow )

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Biography:

Xiaodong Liu is a Professor in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He received his MSc in Information Systems, Renmin University of China in 1991 and his BEng in Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1988. He is currently leading the Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering research group in Edinburgh Napier University. Prof Liu is an active researcher in software engineering with leading expertise, focusing on its emerging themes including pervasive systems (Internet of Things), software architecture, microservices, semantic modelling, and evolution of cloud services. He has led 12 externally funded projects as the PI, and published 125 papers in established international journals and conferences, 5 book chapters and 3 research handbooks. He is the inventor of 1 patent registered in UK and USA and the founder of a spin-out company. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE International Conferences. He is the associate editor of 1 international journal, the editorial board member of 4 international journals, editor of 3 research books and 3 journals special issues. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and a member of British Computer Society

 

 

 

Prof. Tatsuya Yamazaki

Niigata University, Japan

 

Biography:

Tatsuya Yamazaki received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in information engineering from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, in 1987, 1989 and 2002, respectively. He joined Communications Research Laboratory (at present, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) as a researcher in 1989. Since August 2013, he has been with the Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, Niigata, where he is currently a Professor. Currently, he is also the director at the Big Data Activation Research Center of Niigata University. From 1992 to 1993 and 1995 to 1996 he was a visiting researcher at the National Optics Institute, Canada. From 1997 to 2001 he was a senior researcher at ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories. His research interests include pattern recognition, statistical image processing, sensing data analysis, and communication service quality management. He served as general co-chair of IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Media Networking (KMN'02) and general chair of the 5th International Conference On Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2007).

He is a member of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, and the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.