Keynote Speakers

Prof. YAN Hong, City University of Hong Kong

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. Tianrui LI, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Tianrui Li received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and P h.D. degree from the Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1992, 1995 and 2002 respect ively. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK • CEN), Belgium from 2005-2006, a visiting professor at Hasselt University, Belgium in 2008, t he University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 2009 and the University of Regina, Canad a in 2014. And, he is presentl y a Professor and the Director of the Key Lab of Cloud Computing and Intelligent Technique of Sichuan Province, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Since 2000, he has co-edited 6 books, 10 special issues of internationa l journals, 15 proceedings, received 5 Chinese invention patents and published over 240 research papers (e.g., IEEE TKDE, IEEE TEC, IEEE TFS, IEEE TIFS, IEEE ASLP, IEEE TIE, IEEE TC, IEEE TVT) in refereed journals and conferences (e.g., KDD, IJCAI, UbiComp). Three papers were ESI Hot Papers and Ten papers was ESI Highly Cited Papers. His Google H-index is 32. He serves as the area editor of International Journal of Computational Intell igence Systems (SCI), editor of Knowledge-based Systems ( SCI) and Information Fusion ( SCI), etc. He is an IRSS fellow, a distinguished member of CCF, a senior member of ACM, IEEE, CAAI, ACM SIGKDD member, Chair of IEEE CIS Chengdu Chapter, Treasurer of ACM SIGKDD China Chapter and CCF YOCSEF Chengdu Chair (2013- 2014). Over fifty graduate students (including 8 Post- Docs, 12 Doctors) have been trained. Their employment units include Microsoft Research Asia, Sichuan University, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei. They have received 2 "Si Shi Yang Hua" Medals, Best Papers/ Dissertation Awards 13 times, Champion of Sina Weibo Interac tion-prediction at Tianchi Big Data Competition (Bonus 200,000 RMB), Second Place of Social Influence Analysis Contest of IJCAI-2016 Competitions.


Prof. Nobuo Funabiki, Okayama University, Japan

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.