Prof. Ce Zhu, IEEE and IET Fellow, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Biography: Ce ZHU is currently with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China, as a Changjiang Professor and the founding Director of Lab of Advanced Visual Communication & Computing. He was with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for 14 years from 1998 to 2012, where he was a Research Fellow, a Program Manager, an Assistant Professor and then promoted to an Associate Professor in 2005. He also held visiting positions at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) in 2008, and Nagoya University (Japan) in 2011. Before that, he pursued postdoctoral research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1995, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and the University of Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 1998. He received the B.S. degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 1989, and the M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, all in electronic and information engineering.
He is a Co-Chair of the Interest Group of Multimedia Processing for Communications (MPCIG) of Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC), IEEE Communications Society, and a Co-Chair of Special Interest Group on Big Multimedia (http://www.computer.org/web/tcmc/sigbigmm) of Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing, IEEE Computer Society. He is an elected member of the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC, 2015-2020), IEEE Signal Processing Society, and of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee (MSA-TC, 2004-2012, 2015-2019), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS). He received 2010 Special Service Award from IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS).
He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2017, "for contributions to video coding and communications"), and a Fellow of the IET (2014). He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of CASS (2019-2020) and of BTS (2012- ).
Prof. Wanyang Dai, Nanjing University, China
Biography: Wanyang Dai is a Distinguished Professor in Nanjing University, a Special Guest Expert in Jiangsu FinTech Research Center, President of Jiangsu Probability & Statistics Society, Chairman of Jiangsu BigData-Blockchain and Smart Information Special Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Applied Mathematics, where his research includes stochastic processes related optimization and Pareto optimal control/game, admission/scheduling/routing protocols and performance analysis/optimization for BigData-Blockchain oriented quantum-cloud computing and wireless/wireline communication systems, forward/backward stochastic (ordinary/partial) differential equations and their applications to queueing systems, Internet of Things, energy and power engineering. His “influential" papers are published in ”big name" journals, e.g., Operations Research, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Queueing Systems, Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Dynamical Systems. His researches were awarded as outstanding papers by academic societies, e.g., IEEE Top Conference Series. He received his Ph.D degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A., in 1996. He was an MTS (permanent) in End-to-End Network Architecture Department of AT&T Bell Labs (now called Nokia Bell Labs) in U.S.A. from 1996-1999, where he was principal investigators and developers of several projects in telecommunication network architecture and design, network performance and financial engineering, operating system and database development to support various intelligent engines/models for strategy planning and BigData analytics in a “Plug-in and Play" manner, with some (nowadays called cloud computing) project won ”Technology Transfer". He is also editors of over 20 international journals ranging from pure mathematics to its applications (e.g., Wireless Engineering and Technology, Artificial Intelligence), General Chairs and plenary/keynote speakers of over 30 IEEE and international conferences.
Prof. Shuangbao Wang, Columbus State University, USA
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
Biography: Dr. Chau Kien Tsong is Deputy Director (Postgraduate, Network & Alumni) at the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. Dr. Chau received his undergraduate degree from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has Master of Science (IT) from Prince University of Malaysia (UPM). His PhD. degree is from USM. His academic background is image processing, multimedia authoring, 2D and 3D animations, and educational technology. He has been recognised for excellence in teaching and research, earning 2 gold medals in two international innovation competitions held in 2018 in Malaysia and best paper award for research paper on motivated sensing multimedia system for preschoolers in “International Conference on Education, Teaching, and E-Learning” in 2017. Prior to his career at the USM, Dr. Chau was a research fellow in USM. Dr. Chau is currently editorial board members of three international journals, academic consultant and external examiner of private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, META and IEEE member, and has been judge, session chair, and program committee for several conferences. Dr. Chau has over 25 publications, which include SCOPUS and ERA indexed journals.