Keynote Speaker 1:
Prof. Assaf Schuster
ACM Fellow&IEEE Fellow, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Biography: Prof. Assaf Schuster of the Computer Science Department is the head of the new AI center at the Technion. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, with more than 200 published papers in highly selected venues. His interests and publications are in the wide scope of distributed and scalable data mining, big and streaming data technologies including management, analytics & prediction, cyber security and system/IoT vulnerabilities, privacy preserving, cloud resource management and more. He consulted leading hi-tech companies and participated in the bumpy journey of several startups, two of which he co-founded.
Keynote Speaker 2:
Prof. Xu Lei,
Fellow of IEEE, IAPR Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Biography: Lei Xu, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK); Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Chief Scientist of AI Research Institute, Chief Scientist of Brain Sci & Tech Research Centre，Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU); Director of Neural Computation Research Centre in Brain and Intelligence Science-Technology Institute, Zhang Jiang National Lab. Received several national and international academic awards, including 1993 National Nature Science Award, 1995 Leadership Award from International Neural Networks Society (INNS) and 2006 APNNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Elected to Fellow of IEEE in 2001; Fellow of intl. Association for Pattern Recognition in 2002 and of European Academy of Sciences (EAS) in 2003. Served as the EIC and associate editors of several academic journals, e.g., including Neural Networks (1995-2016), Neurocomputing (1995-2017), IEEE Tr. Neural Networks (1994-98). Taken various roles in academic societies, e.g., INNS Governing Board (2001-03), the INNS award committee (2002-03), and the Fellow committee of IEEE Computational Intelligence society (2006-07), and the EAS scientific committee (2014-17).
Plenary Speaker 1:
Prof. Lars Lundberg
Biography: Lars Lundberg is since 20 years a full professor of computer systems engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Sweden. Lars took has a master in computer science from Linköping university (Sweden), and a Ph.D. from Lund University (Sweden). Professor Lundberg has had a number of tasks at BTH, including being the dean of the technical faculty for six years, and the head of the department of computer science and engineering. Currently he is the dean of the faculty of computing at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Professor Lundberg has a long track record of working with industry in Sweden, USA, India and China. Lars has advised 14 PhD students to their doctoral degree and published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests include machine learning, real-time systems, high-performance processing, software engineering and cloud computing.
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