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Invited Speakers (sorted by last name)


Prof. Pau-Choo Chung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Prof. Haibo He, University of Rhode Island , USA
Prof. Irwin King
, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Prof. James Kwok, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
Prof. Jun Wang
, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Prof. Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Xin Yao,  University of Birmingham, UK







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Pau-Choo Chung
Professor
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

 

Biography

Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung (S’89-M’91-SM’02-F’08) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, USA, in 1991. She then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in 1991 and has become a full professor in 1996. She served as the Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering (2008-2011), the Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2011), the Director of the Center for Research of E-life Digital Technology (2005-2008), and the Director of Electrical Laboratory (2005-2008), NCKU. She was elected Distinguished Professor of NCKU in 2005 and received the Distinguished Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2012. She currently serves as Chair of Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU.

Dr. Chung participated in many international conferences and society activities. She served as the program committee member in many international conferences. She served as the Publicity Co-Chair of WCCI 2014, SSCI 2013, SSCI 2011, and WCCI 2010. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning Systems.

Dr. Chung was the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) (2004-2005) in Tainan Chapter, the Chair of the IEEE Life Science Systems and Applications Technical Committee (2008-2009). She was a member in BoG of CAS Society (2007-2009, 2010-2012). She served as an IEEE CAS Society Distinguished Lecturer (2005-2007) and the Chair of CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (2012-2013). She is now an ADCOM member of IEEE CIS (since 2008), the Chair of IEEE CIS Women in Engineering. She is a Member of Phi Tau Phi honor society and is an IEEE Fellow since 2008.

 



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Haibo He
Ph.D., P.E.,
Robert Haas Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering
Associate Professor, Director,
Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems (CISA) Laboratory
University of Rhode Island

Biography

Dr. Haibo He is the Robert Haas Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive (CISA) Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. His primary research interests include computational intelligence, machine learning, cyber-physical system, and various application fields including smart grid, sensor networks, human-robot interaction, cognitive radio networks and biomedical applications. He has published one sole-author book (Wiley), edited 1 book (Wiley-IEEE) and 6 conference proceedings (Springer), and authored/co-authors over 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, including the most-cited paper in the IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Cover Page Highlighted paper in the IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, Best Readings of the IEEE Communications Society, and several highly-cited papers in IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery. He has advised 4 post-docs, 15 Ph.D. students, and numerous Master students and many undergraduate students, and hosted numerous Visiting Scholars/Professors. His research has been covered and interviewed by numerous national and international medias, such as IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!, Providence Business News, URI Big Thinkers, URI  Innovation, among others. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and he is also the Chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Neural Network Technical Committee (NNTC), Vice-Chair of the IEEE CIS Smart Grid Task Force, member of the IEEE CIS Data Mining Technical Committee, among others. He was a recipient of the IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award (2014), K. C. Wong Research Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011), Providence Business News (PBN) "Rising Star Innovator" Award (2011), and Best Master Thesis Award of Hubei Province, China (2002).



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James Tin-Yau Kwok
Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

 

Biography


Dr. Kwok received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was a consultant at the Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He then joined the Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong Baptist University as an Assistant Professor. He returned to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2000 and is now a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Prof. Kwok served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems from 2006-2012, and is currently serving as Associate Editor for the Neurocomputing journal. He is a Governing Board Member of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA).


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Irwin King
Associate Dean (Education), Engineering Faculty
Professor, Director
Rich Media and Big Data Key Laboratory, Shenzhen Research Institute
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Biography

Prof. King's research interests include machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing. In these research areas, he has over 210 technical publications in journals (JMLR, ACM TOIS, IEEE TNN, Neurocomputing, NN, IEEE BME, PR, IEEE SMC, JAMC, JASIST, IJPRAI, DSS, etc.) and conferences (NIPS, IJCAI, CIKM, SIGIR, KDD, PAKDD, ICDM, WWW, WI/IAT, WCCI, IJCNN, ICONIP, ICDAR, etc.). In addition, he has contributed over 30 book chapters and edited volumes. Moreover, Prof. King has over 30 research and applied grants. One notable patented system he has developed is the VeriGuide System, previously known as the CUPIDE (Chinese University Plagiarism IDentification Engine) system, which detects similar sentences and performs readability analysis of text-based documents in both English and in Chinese to promote academic integrity and honesty.

Prof. King is the Book Series Editor for “Social Media and Social Computing” with Taylor and Francis (CRC Press). He is also an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (ACM TKDD) and a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (TNN) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Open Information Systems Journal, Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, and Neural Information Processing–Letters and Reviews Journal (NIP-LR). He has also served as Special Issue Guest Editor for Neurocomputing, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (IJICC), Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS), and International Journal of Computational Intelligent Research (IJCIR). He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM, International Neural Network Society (INNS), and Asian Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA). Currently, he is serving the Neural Network Technical Committee (NNTC) and the Data Mining Technical Committee under the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (formerly the IEEE Neural Network Society). He is also a member of the Board of Governors of INNS and a Vice-President and Governing Board Member of APNNA. He also serves INNS as the Vice-President for Membership in the Board of Governors. Moreover, he is the General Chair of WSDM2011, General Co-Chair of RecSys2013, and in various capacities in a number of top conferences such as WWW, NIPS, ICML, IJCAI, AAAI, etc.

Prof. King is Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.



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Jun Wang
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

jun wang
Biography

Jun Wang is a Professor and the Director of the Computational Intelligence Laboratory. Prior to this position, he held various academic positions at Dalian University of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, and University of North Dakota. He also held various short-term visiting positions at USAF Armstrong Laboratory (1995), RIKEN Brain Science Institute (2001), Universite Catholique de Louvain (2001), Chinese Academy of Sciences (2002), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2006-2007), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2008-2011) as a Changjiang Chair Professor. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in systems engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His current research interests include neural networks and their applications. He published over 170 journal papers, 13 book chapters, 10 edited books, and numerous conference papers in these areas. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics Since 2014 and was an Associate Editor of the journal and its predecessor from 2003 - 2013 and a member of the editorial board of Neural Networks since 2012. He also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (1999-2009) and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C (2002-2005), a member of editorial advisory board of International Journal of Neural Systems (2006-2012), as a guest editor of special issues of European Journal of Operational Research (1996), International Journal of Neural Systems (2007), Neurocomputing (2008), and International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (2010, 2011). He was an organizer of several international conferences such as the General Chair of the 13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (2006) and the 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. He was also an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer (2010-2012) and served or is serving in several standing committees of professional associations such as the President of Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (2006), IEEE Fellow Committee (2011-2012), Awards Committee (2008, 2012) and Fellow Committee (2010) of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Board of Governors of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (2013-2015).



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Lipo Wang
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Division of Information Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

 

Biography

Dr. Lipo Wang’s research interest is computational intelligence with applications to bioinformatics, data mining, communications, and image processing. He is (co-)author of over 260 papers. He holds a U.S. patent in neural networks. He has co-authored 2 monographs and (co-)edited 15 books. He was/will be keynote/panel speaker for several international conferences. He is/was Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of 20 international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. He is an elected member of the AdCom (Board of Governors, 2010-2015) of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and served as IEEE CIS Vice President for Technical Activities (2006-2007) and Chair of Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (2004-2005). He is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society (2011-2016) and was a CIS Representative to the AdCom of the IEEE Biometrics Council (2011). He served as Chair, Education Committee, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2011, 2012). He was President of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) in 2002/2003 and received the 2007 APNNA Excellent Service Award. He was Founding Chair of both the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Singapore Chapter and IEEE Computational Intelligence Singapore Chapter. He serves/served as IEEE WCCI 2016 Technical Co-Chair, IEEE WCCI 2014 Technical Co-Chair, IEEE CIDM 2013 Program Co-Chair, IEEE EMBC 2011 & 2010 Theme Co-Chair, IJCNN 2010 Technical Co-Chair, IEEE CEC 2007 Program Co-Chair, IJCNN 2006 Program Chair, as well as on the steering/advisory/organizing/program committees of over 200 international conferences.

 



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Xin Yao
Professor
Computer Science in the School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham

 

Biography

Xin Yao is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA). He is also a Fellow of IEEEa Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL)Joint USTC-Birmingham Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its ApplicationsUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. His research interests include evolutionary computation (evolutionary optimization, evolutionary learning, evolutionary design), neural network ensembles and multiple classifiers (especially on the diversity issue), meta-heuristic algorithms, data mining, computational complexity of evolutionary algorithms, and various real-world applications. He was recently (2012) given a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and the 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award.

 



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