Keynote Speakers/特邀报告专家-ICCIA2024

Prof. Jianguo Zhang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Biography: Jianguo Zhang is currently a Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was a Reader in Computing, the Head of Internationalisation with School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, UK; a lecturer with Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast, UK; a researcher with Department of Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London, the Lear group of INRIA Rhône-Alpes in France, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He received a PhD in National Lab of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2002. He has considerable experience in machine learning and image processing with sustained interests in multimodal visual recognition, and medical image analysis. His team maintains a strong record of winning international challenges of visual recognition in both natural and medical images. He has published widely in top journal and conferences including IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal of Computer Vision, Medical Image Analysis, IEEE Trans. Image Processing, CVPR, ICCV, AAAI, IJCAI, ICML, NeurIPS, ECCV, MICCAI etc. His first-author most-cited paper has received over 2.7K citations (Google Scholar), with an overall citation of 12.9K+. He was the general chair of the Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision (PRCV) 2022.

Prof. Lifang Wu, Beijing University of Technology, China

Biography: 毋立芳,教授,博士生导师,北京工业大学信息学部智能媒体计算研究所所长。1991年、1994年、2003年分别于北京工业大学获得工学学士、工学硕士、工学博士学位。1994年至今在北京工业大学工作,2005年9月-12月英国伯明翰大学访问学者,2009年10月-2010年5月美国纽约州立大学布法罗分校访问学者。近年来承担科技部重点专项课题、国家自然科学基金、北京市科技计划项目等20余项,在IEEETAFFC、IEEE TCSVT、PR等发表论文100余篇,获授权发明专利40余项,获PRCV2021 最佳论文提名奖,ICCV2021 HTCVW 最佳论文。获北京市科学奖励2项,相关学会的科学技术奖励3项,入选2022年度首都最美巾帼奋斗者,2020年中国电子学会优秀科技工作者称号。中国图象图形学学会(CSIG)理事,中国计算机学会(CCF)杰出会员,CCF计算机视觉专委会常务委员兼副秘书长,CSIG视觉大数据专委会常务委员。《信号处理》、《中国科技论文信息卷》、《中国图象图形学报》编委,参与组织PRCV2019、NCIG2020、ChinaMM2020、PRCV2021、PRCV2022、ChinaMM2023等。

Prof. Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Biography: Ning Zhong obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. He currently holds positions as the Co-director & Co-chairman of the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), CEO & Chief Scientist of the Web Intelligence Lab, Professor Emeritus/Visiting Professor, and previously served as a professor in the Department of Life Science and Informatics at Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. Prof. Zhong is a foreign fellow of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ).

Prof. Zhong's present research interests include Web Intelligence (WI), Brain Informatics (BI), Data Mining, Granular Computing, and Intelligent Information Systems. In 2000 and 2004, Zhong and colleagues introduced WI and BI as new research directions, respectively. Currently, he is focusing on "WI meets BI" research with three aspects: (1) systematic investigations for complex brain science problems; (2) BI studies based on WI research needs; and (3) new information technologies for supporting systematic brain science studies. The synergy between WI and BI advances our ways of analyzing and understanding of data, information, knowledge, wisdom, as well as their interrelationships, organizations, and creation processes, to achieve human-level Web intelligence reality. In 2010, Zhong and colleagues extended such a vision to develop Wisdom Web of Things (W2T) as a holistic framework for computing and intelligence in the big data era. Recently Zhong and colleagues have been working on brain big data based wisdom service project, in which the fundamental issues include how brain informatics based big data interacts in the social-cyber-physical space of the W2T and how to realize human-level collective intelligence as a big data sharing mind, a harmonized collectivity of consciousness on the W2T that uses brain-inspired intelligent technologies to provide wisdom services.

Prof. Aijun An, York University, Canada

Biography: Aijun An Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada (aan@cse.yorku.ca). Dr. An received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada. She is a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada. She has authored and coauthored extensively in various well-respected journals and conferences on data mining, databases, machine learning, and NLP.

Prof. Duoqian Miao, Tongji University, China

Biography: Duoqian Miao, Professor of College of Electronics and Information Engineering of Tongji University, Fellow of International Rough Set Society (IRSS), Fellow of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI), Prof. Miao works in Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tongji University, and Key Laboratory of Embedded System and Service Computing Ministry of Education as vice director.

Prof. Miao's research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis, Granular Computing and Rough Sets, etc. Prof. Miao has published about 180 scientific articles in "IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics", "IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security", "IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems", Pattern Recognition", "Information Sciences" and so on. Over 100 articles have been cited by SCI or EI, 8 of which are ESI papers. In addition, he has published 10 academic books and owned 12 patents.

Prof. Miao leads 6 projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2 project supported by Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education. He also participates in other projects as a key member, such as 1 project supported by 973 Program, 1 project supported by 863 Program, 1 project supported by National Major Research Program 1 project supported by National Key R&D Program, 2 courses sponsored by Shanghai Education Commission. Representative awards include the Second Prize of Wuwenjun AI Science and Technology(2018),the First Prize of Natural Science of Chongqing(2010), the First Prize of Technical Invention of Shanghai(2009), the First Prize of Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award(2007).

Prof. Miao is president of International Rough Sets Society (IRSS), vice president of Shanghai Computer Federation, vice president of Shanghai Association for Artificial Intelligence, appraisal expert of Department of Information Sciences of National Natural Science Foundation, chair of CAAI Granular Computing and Knowledge Discovery Technical Committee and standing member of CCAI Machine Learning Technical Committee, distinguished member of China Computer Federation(CCF), vice chair of teaching guidance committee for computer science and technology in Shanghai. Prof. Miao is editors of International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, Journal of Computer Research and Development, Journal of Electronics and Information Technology, Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science & Technology, Journal of Tongji University (Natural Science), etc.