Previous Speakers

Prof. Yu Wang (IEEE Fellow) 

Temple University, USA

Biodata: Yu Wang is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. He holds a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MEng and a BEng from Tsinghua University, all in Computer Science. His research interest includes wireless networks, smart sensing, and mobile computing. He is a recipient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006), Outstanding Faculty Research Award from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2008), Fellow of IEEE (2018), and ACM Distinguished Member (2020). He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, among others.

Prof. Makoto Iwasaki (IEEE Fellow) 

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Biodata: Makoto Iwasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology.
As professional contributions of the IEEE, he has participated in various organizing services, such as, a Co-Editors-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics from 2016 to 2022, a Vice President for Planning and Development in term of 2018 to 2021, etc. He is IEEE fellow class 2015 for "contributions to fast and precise positioning in motion controller design".
He has received many academic, foundation, and government awards, like the Best Paper and Technical Awards of IEE Japan, the Nagamori Award, the Ichimura Prize, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Japanese Minister of Education, respectively. He is also a fellow of IEE Japan, and a member of Science Council of Japan.
His current research interests are the applications of control theories to linear/nonlinear modeling and precision positioning, through various collaborative research activities with industries.

Prof. Nirwan Ansari (IEEE Fellow, High Index 82) 

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Biodata: Nirwan Ansari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, MSEE from the University of Michigan, and BSEE (summa cum laude with a perfect GPA) from NJIT. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He authored Green Mobile Networks: A Networking Perspective (Wiley-IEEE, 2017) with T. Han, and co-authored two other books. He has also (co-)authored more than 600 technical publications, over 340 published in widely cited journals/magazines. He has guest-edited a number of special issues covering various emerging topics in communications and networking. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications and has also served on the editorial/advisory board of over ten journals. His current research focuses on green communications and networking, cloud computing, drone-assisted networking, and various aspects of broadband networks.
He was elected to serve in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Board of Governors as a member-at-large, has chaired some ComSoc technical and steering committees, is current Director of ComSoc Educational Services Board, has been serving in many committees such as the IEEE Fellow Committee, and has been actively organizing numerous IEEE International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops. Some of his recognitions include several excellence in teaching awards, a few best paper awards, NCE Excellence in Research Award, several ComSoc TC technical recognition awards, NJ Inventors Hall of Fame Inventor of the Year Award, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award, NCE 100 Medal, NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal, and designation as a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. He has also been granted more than 40 U.S. patents.

Prof. Honghai Liu (IEEE & IET Fellow) 

HIT Shenzhen, China

Biodata: Honghai Liu received his Ph.D from King’s College, University London, UK. He is a Professor at Haribin Institue of Technology, Shenzhen, China. He previously held research appointments at King’s College London, University of Aberdeen, and project leader appointments in large-scale industrial control and system integration industry. He is interested in sensing and understanding for medical systems and applications with an emphasis on approaches that could make contribution to the intelligent connection of perception to action using contextual information. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 per-reviewed journals and conference papers. He is an IET Fellow and IEEE Fellow.

Prof. Meng Joo Er

Dalian Maritime University, China

Biodata: Meng Joo Er is currently Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor and Director of Institute on Artificial Intelligence and Marine Robotics, School of Marine Electrical Engineering, Dalian Maritime University (DMU), China. He was a Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1992-2020. He served as the Founding Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme and an elected member of the NTU Advisory Board and from 2009 to 2012. He also served as a member of the NTU Senate Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012.
His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Neural Systems, Robotics and Automation, Object Detection, Intelligent Control and Marine Engineering. He has authored 6 books, 21 book chapters and more than 500 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas of interest achieving a total citation count of more than 13,700 and a h-index of 57 based on Google Scholar. He is ranked first in Google citation count and h-indeProfessor Er was bestowed the Web of Science Top 1 % Best Cited Paper and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In recognition of the significant and impactful contributions to Singapore’s development by his research projects, Professor Er presented the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award twice (2011 and 2015). He is also the only dual winner in Singapore IES Prestigious Publication Award in Application (1996) and IES Prestigious Publication Award in Theory (2001). He was bestowed the title of Amity Researcher in 2018 for his outstanding and significant contributions in Robotics and Automation.
He received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of EEE in 1999, School of EEE Year 2 Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, the Most Zealous Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. He also received the Best Session Presentation Award at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in 2006, Best Paper Award (First Prize) at the International Automatic Control Conference 2016, Best Presentation Award at the IEEE-sponsored International Conference on Intelligent Control, Power and Instrumentation (ICICPI) 2016, Best Presentation Award at the IEEE-sponsored International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous System (ICoIAS) thrice (ICoIAS’2018, ICoIAS’2019 and ICoIAS’2021) and the Best Presentation Award at the 2021 6th International Conference on Automation, Control and Robotics Engineering (CARCE). On top of this, Professor Er has been invited to deliver more than 100 keynote speeches and invited talks overseas and has won more than 70 awards at international and local competitions.
Currently, Professor Er serves as the Editor-in-Chief of 2 international journals, namely Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He also serves an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Sensors, Asian Journal of Control, Sensors, ETRI Journal and International Journal of Modelling, Simulation and Scientific Computing. Professor Er has been active in professional bodies. Under his leadership, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Singapore Chapter won the CIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2012 creating history of making CIS Singapore Chapter becoming the first Asian CIS Chapter to win such prestigious award. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to professional bodies, he was bestowed the IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award (Singapore Section) and the IES Silver Medal in 2011. He was also presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Institution of Engineering Technologists (IET), Singapore Branch Management in recognition of his services as Chairman of the IET Branch from 2002 to 2004.
He served as Chair of the Technical Track on Artificial Intelligence and Digitization, World Engineers Summit held from 10 to 12 October 2021 in Singapore. He was first elected as a member of the IES Council in 2004 and has served as Chair of the IES Electrical and Computer Engineering Technical Committee since then. Currently, he serves as General Chair of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (ICoIAS’2022), a premium internationally conference which is technically sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the IES.
He is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013.


Prof. Jiebo Luo (SPIE Fellow, IEEE Fellow, IAPR Fellow, AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, IAPR Fellow, High Index 99) 

University of Rochester, USA

Biodata: Jiebo Luo is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester which he joined in 2011 after a prolific career of fifteen years at Kodak Research Laboratories. He has authored over 500 technical papers and holds over 90 U.S. patents. His research interests include computer vision, NLP, machine learning, data mining, computational social science, and digital health. He has been involved in numerous technical conferences, including serving as program co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2010, IEEE CVPR 2012, ACM ICMR 2016, and IEEE ICIP 2017, and general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2018. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Pattern Recognition, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Machine Vision and Applications, and Intelligent Medicine. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. Professor Luo is a Fellow of ACM, AAAI, IEEE, SPIE, and IAPR. (Getting more)

Prof. Fuchun Sun (IEEE Fellow, CAAI Fellow) 

Tsinghua University, China


Biodata: Dr. Fuchun Sun is professor of Department of Computer Science and Technology, President of Academic Committee of the Department, Tsinghua University, and deputy director of State Key Lab. of Intelligent Technology & Systems, Beijing, China. He serves as Vice Chairman of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and Executive Director of Chinese Association for Automation. His research interests include robotic perception and skill learning, Cross-modal Learning and intelligent control. He has won the Champion of Autonomous Grasp Challenges in IROS2016 and IROS 2019. He is elected as IEEE Fellow and CAAI Fellow in 2019, CAA Fellow in 2020. Dr. Sun is the recipient of the excellent Doctoral Dissertation Prize of China in 2000 by MOE of China and the Choon-Gang Academic Award by Korea in 2003, and was recognized as a Distinguished Young Scholar in 2006 by the Natural Science Foundation of China. He served as the EIC of the Journal of Cognitive Computation and Systems, and associated editors of IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems during 2006-2010, IEEE Trans. On Fuzzy Systems since 2011, IEEE Trans. on Cognitive and Development Systems since 2018 and IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems since 2015.

Prof. Matthias Rätsch (Head of the ‘Vision Systems for intelligent Robots’ (ViSiR)) 

Reutlingen University, Germany

Biodata: Prof. Matthias Rätsch is a professor at the Reutlingen University for Image Understanding, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Mobile Robotics. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. degree in the Graphics and Vision Research Group (GraVis) at the University of Basel, Switzerland in 3DMM Face Analysis. His research interests are in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Image Understanding, Autonomous Driving, Human-Robot-Interaction, Humanoid Robots and Bionic Grasping. He is the head of the RoboCup team RT-Lions. The team could win several international competitions (World Champion in Graz 2009, Iran Master 2011, German Master 2009, Vice World Champion in Singapore 2010). After changing to the RoboCup@Home League the team gained the 4th place at the German Open, won the Portuguese Robotics Open and SICK Robot Day. The team was qualified with 35 teams at the World Championship in Nagoya, Japan, 2017, obtaining the 8th place and 2019 in Sydney, Australia, obtaining the 5h place. The team is qualified for 2021 at World Championship in Bordeaux, France. Prof. Rätsch has been a member of the program committee and a session chair for several international conferences and was invited for several speeches including keynote, seminal and training in Artificial Intelligence, Face Analysis and Robot Vision for academic and industrial sectors. Prof. Rätsch and his group has published more than 50 international academic research papers and journals, like at the top-rank IEEE Transactions on Image Processing journal or at the SIGGRAPH conference. His publications were recently honored with an award at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), at the International Conference on Systems, Control and Communications (ICSCC), the Informatics Inside Conference for Human-Centered Computing, and at the IEEE Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems Journal. His working group ViSiR could win the Otto-Johansen-Price. Prof. Rätsch leaded the with 1.1 Mill EUR founded interdisciplinary project “KollRo 4.0” (BMBF, BOSCH) and current two ZIM-projects with 0,4 Mill EUR in the field of Human-Robot-Collaboration and was a member of other funded industrial projects like RTMO (BMBF), GES 3D (BMBF), Face-HMI (SAB, COG), and I-Search (BMBF).

Prof. LING Tok Wang (ER Fellow, IEEE Senior Life Member)

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biodata: Dr. LING Tok Wang is a professor of the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. He was the Head of IT Division, Deputy Head of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, and Vice Dean of the School of Computing of the University. Before joining the University as a lecturer in 1979, he was a scientific staff at Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Canada. He received his Ph.D. and M.Math., both in Computer Science, from University of Waterloo (Canada) and B.Sc.(1st class Hons) in Mathematics from Nanyang University (Singapore). His research interests include Data Modeling, Entity-Relationship Approach, Object-Oriented Data Model, Normalization Theory, Logic and Database, Integrity Constraint Checking, Semi-Structured Data Model, XML Twig Pattern Query Processing, ORA-semantics based XML and Relational Database Keyword Query Processing. He has published more than 230 international journal/conference papers and chapters in books, all in database research areas. He also co-edited 13 conference and workshop proceedings, co-authored one book, and edited one book. He is an ER Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Senior Life Member, and Senior Member of Singapore Computer Society. He received the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2007, the DASFAA Outstanding Contributions Award in 2010, and the Peter P. Chen Award in 2011.

Prof. Sergei Gorlatch

University of Muenster, Germany

Biodata: Dr. Sergei Gorlatch has been Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has about 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms, networking and computing, as well as e-Learning, funded by the European Commission and by German national bodies. Among his recent achievements in the area of communications and future Internet is the novel Real-Time Framework ( developed in his group as a platform for high-level development of real-time, highly interactive applications for entertainment. In the area of networking, his group has been recently working in the pan-European project OFERTIE on an application-oriented Quality of Service approach for emerging Software-Defined Networks (SDN).


Plenary Speakers

Prof. Xiaochun Cheng
Middlesex University, UK

Biodata: Dr. Xiaochun Cheng ( received the B.Eng. degree in computer software engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Jilin University, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He has been with the Computer Science EU Project Coordinator, Middlesex University, since 2012. He is currently a member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Enterprise Information Systems, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cognitive Computing, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Intelligent Internet Systems, IEEE Communications Society Communications and Information Security Technical Committee, BCS Information Security Specialist Group, BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group, and BCS Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group.



Prof. Qinmin Yang
Zhejiang University, China

Biodata: to be announced soon






Invite Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Su-Cheng Haw
Multimedia University, Malaysia

Biodata: Su-Cheng Haw is Associate Professor at Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, where she leads several funded research. She is also the research center chairperson of Center for Web Engineering (CWE), which is multidisciplinary and encompasses diversify research from modeling and tools, implementation, testing and evaluation, and application in the areas such as Databases and Information Retrieval, Service Oriented Computing, IoT, e-Learning, and Statistical Analysis. Her research interests include XML databases, data warehousing, semantic web & ontology, data modeling, and recommender system. She has published around 120 articles in reputable journals and conferences. She serves in several editorial boards and participated as technical committee member and reviewer boards for several international conferences and journals. Besides, she also received several ad-hoc invitations to review journal/conference articles. She is currently a member of IEEE and MBOT professional membership.