Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

IEEE Life Fellow, Prof. Kai Hwang
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

Prof. Kai Hwang is presently a Presidential Chair Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shenzhen, China. He also serves as a Chief Scientist at the Cloud Computing Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has taught at the University of Southern California and at Purdue University for many years prior joining CUHK. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1972. Dr. Hwang has published extensively in the fields of computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and network security.

By 2018, his Google Scholar citation has exceeded 17,828 with an h-index of 55. His latest two books appeared in 2017: Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications (The MIT Press) and Big Data Analytics for Cloud/IoT and Cognitive Computing (Wiley, U.K.). The Chinese editions are both available from Huazhang Press in Beijing. An IEEE Life Fellow, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Computer Federation of China in 2004. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the IEEE CloudCom 2012 for his pioneering work in parallel computing and distributed systems. He has delivered numerous keynotes or distinguished lectures in many Conferences or research centers. Dr. Hwang has performed consulting work with IBM, MIT Lincoln Lab, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and INRIA in France. He has served as a visiting chair professor at Tsinghua University and Hong Kong University.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Changxu (Sean) Wu
University of Arizona, USA

Dr. Changxu (Sean) Wu received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Operational Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2007). He is currently a tenured full professor of Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering University of Arizona, starting from August 2017. Dr. Wu directs the Cognitive System Lab and he is interested in integrating cognitive science and engineering system design, especially modeling human cognition system with its applications in system design, improving transportation safety, promoting human performance in human-computer interaction, and inventing innovative sustainable and smart energy systems with human in the loop. Dr. Wu has published 116 papers in the field including 80 journal papers, 36 conference papers, 1 book chapter, and 2 patents in intelligent system design authorized. The journal papers include IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, Psychological Review (Impact Factor: 9.02), ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, as well as several other journals. He was the Chair of Human Performance Modeling Technical Group of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in USA. He is also Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems, and Behaviour & Information Technology. He received the Senior Researcher of the Year Award from the Dean of School the Engineering & Applied Sciences at SUNY Buffalo and Outstanding Student Instructor Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Yao Liang
Purdue University School of Science,
Indiana University Purdue University, USA

Yao Liang received his B.S. degree inComputer Engineering and M.S. degree in Computer Science from Xi’an JiaotongUniversity, Xi’an, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science fromClemson University, Clemson, USA, in 1997. Heis currently a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science,Purdue University School of Science, Indiana University Purdue University,Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA. His research interests include wireless sensornetworks, Internet of Things, cyberinfrastructure, multimedia networking,adaptive network control and management, machine learning, neural networks, datamining, data management and integration, data engineering, and distributedsystems. His research projects have been funded by NSF. Prior to joining IUPUI,he was on the faculty of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at VirginiaTech, USA. He also had extensive industrial R&D experiences as a TechnicalStaff Member in Alcatel USA. Dr. Liang has published numerous papers on variousprestigious journals and international conferences, and received two USpatents. He has received the 2019 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D., Research ScholarAward at IUPUI. He has served regularly on Program Committees for various majorinternational conferences, and served as a reviewer for numerous prestigiousjournals. Dr. Liang has given invited talks and lectures at variousuniversities in US, Europe and China. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and aMember of ACM.




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