Lei Meng is Professor with the School of Software, Shandong University. He received the B.Eng.’s degree in 2010 from Shandong University, China, and obtained the PhD’s degree in 2015 from Nanyang Technological University. From 2015 to 2020, he worked successively at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include multimedia computing, deep learning, and its applications in healthcare and digital twin for social governance. He has published a book with Springer and fifty conference and journal papers at top and renowned venues, such as MM, AAAI, TKDE and TNNLS. He serves as the Associate Editor of Applied Soft Computing, and the (senior) program committee member of top-tier conferences, such as MM, AAAI, IJCAI, and SIGIR.
Dr. Li Xiaoli is the Department Head and Principal Scientist of the Machine Intellection (MI) department at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. He also holds adjunct full professor position at School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He has been a member of ITSC (Information Technology Standards Committee) from ESG Singapore since 2020 and has served as joint lab directors with a few major industry partners.
His research interests include AI, data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. He has been serving as the Chair of many leading AI/data mining/machine learning related conferences & workshops (including KDD, ICDM, SDM, PKDD/ECML, ACML, PAKDD, WWW, IJCAI, AAAI, ACL, and CIKM). He currently serves as editor-in-chief of Annual Review of Artificial Intelligence, and associate editor of Machine Learning with Applications (Elsevier).
He led his team to win various top AI and data analytics international benchmark competitions and works closely with government agencies and industry partners across different verticals, e.g., bank and insurance, healthcare, aerospace, telecom, audit firm, transportation etc, to create social and economic impact.
Dr Li has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers in top AI, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Bioinformatics conferences and journals with more than 13,000 citations (more than 2,000 annual citations in recent years; H-index 53) and won eight best paper awards.