Speech Title: Sharing Secrets Using Authenticatable Digital Images (Abstract)
Prof. Yulin Wang, Wuhan University, China
Speech Title: Image Authentication and Tamper Localization based on SemiFragile Hash Value (Abstract)
Biography: Prof. Yulin Wang is a full professor and PhD supervisor in International School of Software, Wuhan University, China. He got PhD degree in 2005 in Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Before that, he has worked in high-tech industry for more than ten years. He has involved many key projects, and hold 8 patents. He got his master and bachelor degree in 1990 and 1987 respectively from Xi-Dian University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology（HUST）, both in China. His research interests include digital rights management, digital watermarking, multimedia and network security, and signal processing. In recently 10 years, Prof. Wang has published as first author 3 books, 40 conference papers and 45 journal papers, including in IEEE Transactions and IEE proceedings and Elsevier Journals. Prof. Wang served as editor-in-chief for International Journal of Advances in Multimedia in 2010. He served as reviewer for many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Elsevier Journal of Information Sciences. He served as reviewer for many research funds, including National High Technology Research and Development Program of China ( ‘863’ project). Prof. Wang was the external PhD adviser of Dublin City University, Ireland during 2008-2010. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences. He bas been listed in Marcus ‘who’s who in the world’ since 2008.
Prof. Liyanage C De Silva, Dean, Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Speech Title: Internet of Things (IoT) Leading to Internet of Trees (IoT) (Abstract)
Biography: Professor Liyanage C De Silva received BSc Eng(Hons) degree from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka in 1985, MPhil degree from The Open University of Sri Lanka in 1989, MEng and PhD degrees from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He was with the University of Tokyo, Japan, from 1989 to 1995. From April 1995 to March 1997 he pursued his postdoctoral research as a researcher at ATR (Advanced Telecommunication Research) Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. In March 1997 he has joined The National University of Singapore as a Lecturer where he was an Assistant Professor till June 2003. He was with the Massey University, New Zealand from 2003 to 2007. Currently he is a Professor of Engineering and the Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT) at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).
Liyanage’s current research interests are Internet of Things (IoT) Neural Network Applications, Image and Speech Signal Processing (in particular multi modal emotion recognition and speech emotion analysis), Digital Communication (CDMA, OFDMA etc.), Information theory (source coding), Pattern recognition and understanding (biometric identification), Multimedia signal processing, and Smart Sensors (Smart environments for security, eldercare and energy efficiency). Liyanage has published over 170 technical papers in these areas in international conferences, journals and Japanese national conventions and holds one US, one Brunei and one Japanese national patents. The Japanese national patent was successfully sold to Sony Corporation Japan for commercial utilization. Liyanage’s works have been cited as one of the pioneering work in the bimodal (audio and video signal based) emotion recognition by many researchers. His papers so far have been cited by more than 3000 times (according to scholar.google.com) with an h-index of 22.
Prof. Shuangbao Wang, Columbus State University, USA
Speech Title: Quantum Cryptography – Security at Birth (Abstract)
Biography: Paul Wang is a professor and a TSYS Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity at CSU. He was a professor and director of Center for Security Studies at UMUC with more than 3,000 students in cybersecurity. Paul was previously Chief Information and Technology Officer (CIO/CTO) of the National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF). He has been a consultant to many companies over the years, and serves on multiple boards and government and private sector technology committees. Paul was directly involved in drafting of the National Initiatives of Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. His research areas are secure architecture, IoT/CPS, cryptography and video indexing. In addition to books, referred publications, conference speakers and numeral grant activities including a recent grant from NSA, Paul has four patents; three of them have been licensed to the industry. Paul Wang received his Ph.D. under Dr. Robert Ledley, the inventor of body CT scanner in 2004.
Dr. Chau Kien Tsong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech Title: Physicality and Tangibility in Digital Multimedia (Abstract)
Biography: Dr Chau Kien Tsong is the Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Multimedia from USM and Master of Science (IT) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Currently, he is teaching graduate students in digital graphics, 2D and 3D animations. Dr. Chau is an academic consultant and external examiner of a private institution of higher learning in Malaysia. His project entitled “Tangible Multimedia Cooking System for Preschoolers” won the gold medal in the 4th International Innovation, Design, and Articulation in 2018. He has also won Best Paper Award for research paper entitled “Designing a Motivated Tangible Multimedia System for Preschoolers” in “International Conference on Education, Teaching, and E-Learning” in 2017. He was a research fellow in USM. He is currently META and IEEE member, and has been judge, session chair, and program committee for several conferences. Dr. Chau has over 20 publications and presentations, which include SCOPUS and ERA indexed journals. Her research interest is in the field of multimedia, 2D and 3D animations, tangible system, and Educational technology.