Prof. David Zhang, IEEE Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
Biography: David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. Afterwards, he has moved to Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Founder and and Series Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the 1st International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. So far, he has published over 10 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 35 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. According to Google Scholar, his papers have got over 34,500 citations and H-index is 86. He was selected as a highly cited researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and in 2015, respectively. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.
Prof. Shyi-Ming Chen, IEEE Fellow, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Biography: Professor Shyi-Ming Chen received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in June 1991. He is a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From August 2007 to July 2010, he was the Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Jinwen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan. From August 2011 to July 2012, he was the Vice President of the National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan. He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) from January 2005 to January 2009. He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics (TACE) from December 2008 to December 2012 and from December 2014 to December 2016. He has published more than 500 papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research interests include Fuzzy Systems, Intelligent Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, and Genetic Algorithms.
Professor Chen is an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow and an IFSA Fellow. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society from 2012 to 2015. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2001 Distinguished Talented Person Award, Republic of China, for Distinguished Contributions in Information Technologies, the 2002 Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor Award granted by the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), Republic of China, and the 2008 Distinguished Engineering Professor Award granted by the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Republic of China. He was a 2014 Fellow Evaluation Committee Member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Professor Chen is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Granular Computing (Published by Springer), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, an Associate Editor of Information Sciences, an Editorial Board Member of Information Fusion, an Editorial Board Member of Applied Soft Computing, an Editorial Board Member of Applied Intelligence, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, an Editor of New Mathematics and Natural Computation, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering, an Associate Editor of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, an Editorial Board Member of Knowledge-Based Systems, and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part C: Applications and Reviews, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and an Editorial Board Member of Soft Computing.
Prof. William W. Song, Dalarna University, Sweden
Biography: William Wei Song received his BSc in computer science from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1982 and PhD in information systems and sciences from Stockholm University and the Royal institute of Technology, Stockholm, in Sweden in 1995.
He started his career at a university in 1982. After receiving his PhD degree, he became staff researcher at SISU, Sweden from 1995, senior researcher at ETI, Hong Kong University, China from 1999, and associate professor at Durham University, UK, from 2003. He is now a full professor in Business Intelligence and Information Systems at Dalarna University, Sweden. His research interest covers a wide range of fields, including computer science, information systems, artificial intelligence, semantic web, service science, business intelligence, e-business, e-learning, and online education. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences.
Professor Song is also guest professor (researcher) of a number of overseas universities and sits at the board of a number of international journals.