IEEE Fellow, Prof. David Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. Afterwards, he has moved to Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Founder and and Series Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the 1st International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. So far, he has published over 10 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 35 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. According to Google Scholar, his papers have got over 34,500 citations and H-index is 86. He was selected as a highly cited researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and in 2015, respectively. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. C. L. Philip Chen, Dean and Chair Professor of Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau
After having worked at U.S. for 23 years as a tenured professor, as a department head and associate dean in two different universities, he is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China and a Chair Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Science.
Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Fellow of Chinese Association of Automation, and Fellow of HKIE. He was the President of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2012-2013); has been the Treasurer, a Vice President of the Society. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2014-) and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and a steering committee member of IEEE Transactions on Big Data. He is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE SMCS and an Executive Committee member. He received Outstanding Service Awards 4 times. He is also the Chair of TC 9.1 Economic and Business Systems of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).
He has been an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education) Program Evaluator for Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs is the US. With this educational experience, he architects the success of the University of Macau Engineering and Computer Science programs accreditations from Washington Accord and Seoul Accord through Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), where he is also a Fellow member.
Dr. Chen has more than 400 archived publications in which more than 200 SCI journal papers and within which more than 100 IEEE Transactions papers. In addition, he has three US patents and publishes one book. He has 19 top 1% of Highly Cited papers in Web of Science (WoS) collections. He is listed in top 30 of Highly Cited papers author in WoS. He is well known in research areas in Systems and Cybernetics, Computational Intelligence, Hybrid Intelligence, and Data Science. See detailed SCI publications from Research ID at: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5451-7230
Dr. Chen received 2016 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineers (OECE) award from Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 after he received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1985. Dr. Chen is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies and has been the faculty advisor for Tau Beta Pi Engineering honor society.
Prof. Manuel Núñez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Biography: Manuel Núñez is a Professor in the Department of Computer Systems and Computation of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He holds a Doctorate degree in Mathematics & Computer Science, obtained in 1996. Additionally, he holds a Master degree in Economics, obtained in 2002.
He has done research in the broad field of formal methods. Currently, he is interested in the study of formal methods for testing complex systems. Specifically, he has three main lines of research:
* Formal analysis of systems with distributed testers, in particular, those where time and probabilities play an important role.
* Passive testing of multi-user systems with asynchronous communications.
* Specification and testing of health related systems.
Manuel Núñez belongs to the following scientific committees:
* IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence,
* Board of Directors of the Tarot Summer School on Software Testing,
* ICCCI Steering Committee,
* A-MOST Workshop Steering Committee
He is a member of several Editorial Boards of journals and has served in more than 130 Program Committees of international events in Computer Science. He has published more than 130 papers in international scientific journals and meetings.
Prof. Ning Xiong, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Ning Xiong obtained the Ph.D with outstanding distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2000. His research addresses various aspects of computational intelligence techniques, incuding machine learning and big data analytics, evolutionary computing, fuzzy systems, uncertainty management, as well as multi-sensor data fusion, for building self-learning and adaptive systems in industrial and medical domains. He is serving as editorial board members for three international journals. He has been lead guest editor for a special issue in the journal "Neural Processing Letters" (Springer). He also has been programme committee members for a number of conferences and invited referee for many leading international journals.
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