Prof. Shengjie Zhao
Dean of the School of Software Engineering at Tongji University
IEAS Academician, IEEE Fellow
Bio: Shengjie Zhao is Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Dean of the School of Software Engineering at Tongji University. He was a recipient of China’stop science award in 2014; he is a researcher at Bell Labs; he is a member of the Institute of International Technology and Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council, China. Prof. Zhao has more than 20-year experience in AI, big data analytics, intelligent video processing, digital signal processing, and network communications. He has led and participated in many research and development projects related to electronics and computers. Until now, Prof. Zhao has published over 60 papers in many top international journals in this field, including IEEE leading journals, Scientific Reports, and Bell Labs Technical Journal, and international conferences, such as IEEE conferences. He is holding over 30 US or China invention patents or applied patents. He is the winner of the Best Paper Award for the workshop on 2016 Big Data Sciences, Technologies, and Applications.
Prof. Zhao is also holding various positions, including: •Reviewer of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs for the key talent introduction projects; •Reviewer of the high-level innovation and entrepreneurship talents program supported by the CPC Central Commission; •Reviewer of the high-level foreign talents program supported by the CPC Central Commission; •Reviewer of the high-level talent consultation group of the CPC Central Commission; •Communications specialist of the high-level youth talents project supported by the CPC Central Commission; •Communications specialist of the top young talents project supported by the CPC Central Commission; •Executive director of the 7th National Council of the China Association of Inventions.
Prof. Weijia Jia
Vice President at United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow
Bio: Prof. Jia holds a Ph.D. in Science from the University of Mons in Belgium. He was a professor in the department of computer science at the City University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2017, he served as a full-time Zhiyuan Chair Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before joining Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, he was a lecturer at the University of Macau and deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (University of Macau).
In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of science, Prof. Jia has been selected as an IEEE Fellow, and CCF Fellow; he is also an ACM member. Prof. Jia has achieved numerous international research achievements, including research on physical object sensing in cyberspace, human-computer-object knowledge-based fusion, big data processing, and next-generation wireless communication protocols. Currently, he is holding two US and 12 China patents; he has published more than 500 papers (H-index = 54) in top international journals and academic conferences; he has written or co-authored 14 books; he has participated in 973 Program and 863 Program supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, China; he has served as the chair of a number of scientific, applied research and development funds supported by Macao and Hong Kong governments.
Prof. Changle Li
Bio: Changle Li is a professor at Xidian University and serves as the head of the first-level disciplines of information and communication engineering; he is IEEE Fellow. Prof. Li graduated from Xidian University in June 2005, with a doctoral degree in engineering. He has been teaching since his graduation and has worked in the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks (ISN). He is an IEEE senior member; head of the first-level discipline of transport engineering; Level II Professor; and project manager of the National Key R&D Program. He has been conducting postdoctoral research in wireless communications in Canada and Japan from 2006 to 2009, and continued his study as a visiting scholar at Sydney University of Science and Technology from 2015 to 2016. He was included in Xidian University’s first program of support to assist excellent young teachers. He was elected an outstanding returned overseas student in 2009 and was funded by the innovation fund. Meanwhile, he has also been funded by the scientific research start-up fund for returned overseas students of the Ministry of Education, China. At present, he serves as a master’s tutor in the two subjects—communication and information system, and traffic information engineering and control, as well as a doctor’s tutor in communication and information system. He has built a team for the research on wireless communication systems and intelligent transportation.
Prof. Li has delivered more than 100 papers in several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is the editor of two academic book chapters, and he has published one translation. He has applied for over 30 national invention patents as well as 4 international patents. He also led many scientific research projects, among which, the scientific research achievements completed in 2005, 2013, and 2016 were awarded the first prize of Shaanxi Provincial Science and Technology Award and the second prize of Shaanxi Provincial Science and Technology Award in 2018 (ranked first). The team under his guide was selected as University Youth Innovation Team in 2019.
In addition, Prof. Li also served as a review expert for the National Natural Science Foundation of China; he was involved in technical committees of various international conferences such as GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, VTC, PIMRC, and served as a reviewer of many international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Systems Journal, IET Communications, Wiley Journal Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Sensors, and Wireless Networks.
Prof. Yongxiang Han
Shenzhen Institute for Advanced Study, UESTC, Guangdong Province
Bio: Prof. Han graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in1984 and obtained his master’s degree in 1986. In 1993, he obtained his Ph.D. in computer and information science from Syracuse University in New York. He used to teach at Huafan University, National Chi Nan University, and Taipei University. From August 2010 to January 2017, he taught at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, where he became a Chair Professor in June 2011, and then retired at the beginning of 2017. From February 2017 to February 2021, he was appointed as a Distinguished Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering & Intelligentization, Dongguan University of Technology. Since February 2015, he has also been an adjunct lecturer at Taipei University and an adviser to Huawei. His research interests include error control coding, wireless networks, and information security. Prof. Han has been working on advanced error control coding and decoding for over 30 years. Thirty years ago, he first developed a continuous decoding algorithm based on the A * Search Algorithm. At the time, the algorithm attracted a lot of attention because it was the most efficient maximum-likelihood soft-decision decoding for binary linear block codes. This decoding algorithm has been incorporated into classic textbooks related to error control coding. Prof. Han also successfully applied coding theory in wireless sensor networks and published several highly-cited books in this field. One of his works on random key pre-distribution schemes has been cited more than 2,200 times. He also serves as an editor of several international journals. He was a winner of the Ph.D. Dissertation Award at Syracuse University in 1994. Besides, he was also a test-of-time award winner for CCS 2013, which had the greatest impact on security research and practice over the past decade.
Prof. Jiwu Shu
Dean of the School of Informatics, Xiamen University
Bio: Jiwu Shu is a recipient of the National Outstanding Young Science Fund; member of China Computer Federation (CCF); Director of the CCF Committee for Information Storage Technology; Deputy Director of the National Engineering Research Center of DBR Deputy Director of CCF Task Force on Big Data; and Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Storage and IEEE Trans. on Computers.
Prof. Shu is currently conducting research on storage systems based on new non-volatile memory, flash memory storage systems, key technologies for distributed (network/cloud/big data) storage systems, reliability in data storage, and storage security. He has developed a mass storage network system TH-MSNS, with nearly 100 sets of applications in the National Audit Office, Public Security Bureau, Telecom, Oil Field, University, and other industries or departments before 2006. Another two systems developed by him, TH-SSS and TH-DPMS, have been widely applied for commercial use. He is the subject leader of the 863 Program major project—New Network Server System; deputy leader of the 863 Program major project—Key Technology of Mass Storage System; chief expert of the 863 Program major project—Advanced Storage Structure and Key Technology for Big Data; the project manager of the 963 Program—Terabytes of persistent memory storage technology and systems. His previous honors include one National Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Prize), one National Invention Technology Progress Award (Second Prize), and 5 provincial- and ministerial-level Science and Technology Awards (First prize; Second Prize). On September 24, 2020, Prof. Shu’s team won OlympusMons Award during Huawei Connect.
Prof. Kenli Li
Dean of the College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Hunan University
Director of the National Supercomputing Center in Changsha
Bio: Kenli Li is a professor and dean of the College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Hunan University. He is recipient of the National Outstanding Young Science Fund (2020) and director of the National Supercomputing Center in Changsha. He enjoys special government allowances from the State Council; he is a distinguished professor at the Ministry of Education and a candidate for the Innovative Talent Promotion Programme under the Ministry of Science and Technology, China. Prof. Li also serves as director of the High-Performance Computing Base for Talent Recruitment, Center for High-Performance Computing Applications, as well as Hunan Engineering and Technical Research Center for Data Analysis. Besides, he is also vice president of Supercomputing Innovation Alliance; member of the New Generation Artificial Intelligence Industry Technology Innovation Alliance; IEEE Senior Member; CCF Board Member; CCF Distinguished Member; chair of CCF Changsha; executive member of CCF High-Performance Computing Committee; and deputy editor or editorial board member of IEEE-TC, IEEE-TSUSC, and IEEE-TII. Prof. Li has chaired over 40 national-, provincial- or ministerial-level key projects that are supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. His previous honors include: •the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award (ranked first); •the first prize of the Hunan Science and Technology Invention Award; •the first prize of the Hunan Science and Technology Progress Award; •the first prize of the Hunan Patent Award; •second prize of Hunan Natural Science Award; •second prize of Teaching Achievement Award; the first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (ranked 13th). His main research interests include parallel and distributed processing, supercomputing and cloud computing, high-performance computing for big data, and artificial intelligence. Until now, he has published over 300 papers in internationally-recognized journals and conferences at home and abroad, of which more than 80 papers have been recommended by CCF for Class-A conferences or IEEE/ACM transactions; he was granted 18 patents and software copyrights.
Prof. Benlin Du
Dean at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Australia.
Bio: Benlin Du, IET Fellow, is a professor and dean at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Australia. Dr. Du is an expert in interactive design in virtual and augmented reality environments. He has a wealth of experience in cross-cutting research. He served as a visiting professor at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University; an adjunct professor at the School of Optics and Photonics, Beijing Institute of Technology; a part-time professor at the Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University; an assistant professor at School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; director of Keio-NUS CUTE Centre; a professor of School of Information and Communication Technology, University of Tasmania; and director of the Human Interface Technology Laboratory. The main contributions of Dr. Du focus on interaction design in virtual and augmented reality environments. He has published over 130 high-quality papers in top international journals and seminars related to virtual and augmented reality, interactive design, and digital media. The number of citations is more than 3,500, with an average of more than 26 citations per article. His paper rank in the top 70 in the world for citations in the field of augmented reality, according to Google Scholar. Dr. Du has delivered more than 15 international keynote addresses and more than 50 lectures. The team under his guide has won three iAwards by Australian Computer Society. Projects led by him in Australia and Singapore were funded by over $15 million. Currently, Dr. Du is an IEEE; BCS Fellow; Fellow of Engineers Australia; ACM Distinguished Speaker; IFIP Representative; as well as Chairman of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC).
Prof. Xinde Li
Southeast University, China
Academician of RAEN
Bio: Xinde Li earned his Ph.D. in Control Theory and Control Engineering, from Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST),Wuhan, China, in 2007. Afterwards, he joined School of Automation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, where he is currently an Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and a Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robot, Machine Perception and Understanding, and human-robot interaction, etc. He has published more than 80 high qulity papers and 2 books, and owns 17 national invention patents.