Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada (IEEE Life Fellow)

Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Life Fellow) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Pedrycz is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of several awards including Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and 2019 Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society.

His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, data science, knowledge-based neural networks among others.

Dr. Pedrycz is involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Co-editor-in-Chief of Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer) and J. of Data Information and Management (Springer).


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University,Taiwan

(IEEE Fellow and CS Fellow, Chair Professor and IET Fellow, AAIA Fellow)

Professor Chang has worked on many different topics in information security, cryptography, multimedia image processing and published several hundreds of papers in international conferences and journals and over 30 books. He was cited over 38,600 times and has an h-factor of 91 according to Google Scholar. Several well-known concepts and algorithms were adopted in textbooks. He also worked with the National Science Council, Ministry of Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and other Government agencies on more than 100 projects and holds 17 patents, including one in US and two in China. He served as Honorary Professor, Consulting Professor, Distinguished Professor, Guest Professor at over 50 academic institutions and received Distinguished Alumni Award's from his Alma Master's. He also served as Editor or Chair of several international journals and conferences and had given almost a thousand invited talks at institutions including Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica, Tokyo University, Kyoto University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, The University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan University and Peking University. Professor Chang has mentored 63 PhD students and 195 master students, most of whom hold academic positions at major national or international universities. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of Information Education, a magazine that aims at providing educational materials for middle-school teachers in computer science. He is a leader in the field of information security of Taiwan. He founded the Chinese Cryptography and Information Security Association, accelerating information security the application and development and consulting on the government policy. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the Top Citation Award from Pattern Recognition Letters, Outstanding Scholar Award from Journal of Systems and Software, and Ten Outstanding Young Men Award of Taiwan. He was elected as a Fellow of IEEE and IET in 1998, a Fellow of CS in 2020, and an AAIA Fellow in 2021 for his contribution in the area of information security.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Miguel Ángel Sotelo, University of Alcalá, Spain (IEEE Fellow)

Miguel Ángel Sotelo received the degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from the Technical University of Madrid, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Spain, and the Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the European Business School in 2008. From 1993 to 1994, he held an Excellence Research Grant at the University of Alcalá, where he is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering. In 1997, he was a Research Visitor at the RSISE of the Australian National University in Canberra. His research interests include Self-driving cars, Cooperative Systems, and Traffic Technologies. He is author of more than 300 publications in journals, conferences, and book chapters. He has been recipient of the Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain in 2002 and 2009, and the 3M Foundation Awards in the category of eSafety in 2004 and 2009. Miguel Ángel Sotelo has served as Project Evaluator, Rapporteur, and Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in FP6 and FP7. He was Director General of Guadalab Science & Technology Park (2011-2012) and co-founder and CEO of Vision Safety Technologies (2009-2015), a spin-off company established in 2009 to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection. He is member of the IEEE ITSS Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Miguel Ángel Sotelo served as Editor-in-Chief of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter (2013), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2014-2016), Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2008-2014), member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles (since 2015), and a member of the Editorial Board of The Open Transportation Journal (2006-2015). He has served as General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’2012) that was held in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) in June 2012. He was recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Editorial Service Award for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the IEEE ITSS Outstanding Application Award in 2013, and the Prize to the Best Team with Full Automation in GCDC 2016. He was the President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (2018-2019). At present, he is Vice-President for Finance of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.


Keynote Speaker IV

Distinguished Prof. Philippe Fournier-Viger, Shenzhen University, China

Philippe Fournier-Viger (Ph.D) is a Canadian researcher, distinguished professor at Shenzhen University. Five years after completing his Ph.D., he came to China after obtaining a title of national talent from the National Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 300 research papers, which have received more than 8000 citations (H-Index 45). He is associate editor-in-chief of the Applied Intelligence journal (SCI, Q1) and editor-in-chief of Data Science and Pattern Recognition. He is the founder of the popular SPMF data mining library, cited in more than 1,000 research papers. He is a co-founder of the UDML and MLiSE series workshop at the ICDM, PKDD and KDD conferences.


Keynote Speaker V

Prof. Jie Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Jie Yang received a bachelor’s degree in Automatic Control in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where a master’s degree in Pattern Recognition & Intelligent System was achieved three years later. In 1994, he received Ph.D. at Department of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, Germany. Now he is the Professor and Director of Institute of Image Processing and Pattern recognition in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the principal investigator of more than 30 national and ministry scientific research projects in image processing, pattern recognition, data mining, and artificial intelligence. He has published six books,more than five hundreds of articles in national or international academic journals and conferences. Up to now, he has supervised 5 postdoctoral, 36 doctors and 66 masters, awarded eight research achievement prizes from ministry of Education, China and Shanghai municipality. Two Ph.D. dissertation he supervised was evaluated as “National Best Ph.D. Dissertation” in 2009, in 2017, in 2019.  He has owned 48 patents.