Keynote Speakers

Prof. YAN Hong, City University of Hong Kong
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Hong Yan received his PhD degree from Yale University. He was Professor of Imaging Science at the University of Sydney and currently is Chair Professor of Computer Engineering and Wong Chung Hong Professor of Data Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He is a former Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at CityU. Professor Yan's research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, and bioinformatics. He has over 600 journal and conference publications in these areas. Professor Yan is an IEEE Fellow and IAPR Fellow. He received the 2016 Norbert Wiener Award from the IEEE SMC Society for contributions to image and biomolecular pattern recognition techniques. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Prof. Nobuo Funabiki, Okayama University, Japan
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Nobuo Funabiki received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984 and 1993, respectively. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. From 1984 to 1994, he was with the System Engineering Division, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Japan. In 1994, he joined the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1995. He stayed at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2000-2001, as a visiting researcher. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Communication Network Engineering (currently, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering) at Okayama University as a professor. His research interests include computer networks, optimization algorithms, educational technology, and Web technology. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, and IPSJ. He has been the associate editor-in-chief in Journal of Communications since 2016. He was the chairman at IEEE Hiroshima section in 2015 and 2016.