Keynote Speakers

Prof. Xiao-Zhi Gao, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Xiao-Zhi Gao received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He obtained his D.Sc. (Tech.) degree from the Helsinki University of Technol­ogy (now Aalto University), Finland in 1999. He has been working as a professor at the University of Eastern Finland, Finland since 2018. Prof. Gao has published more than 500 technical papers in refereed journals and international conferences. His current Google Scholar H-index is 42. Prof. Gao’s research interests are nature-inspired computing methods with their applications in optimization, data mining, machine learning, control, signal processing, and industrial electronics.

Prof. Ning Xiong, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Ning Xiong is Professor of Artificial Intelligence. He obtained the Ph.D with Excellent distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2000. His research addresses various aspects of computational intelligence techniques, incuding machine learning and big data analytics, evolutionary computing, fuzzy systems, uncertainty management, as well as multi-sensor data fusion, for building self-learning and adaptive systems in industrial and medical domains. He is serving as editorial board members for three international journals. He also has been invited keynote speakers, program committee chairs for internastional conferences and guest editors of special issues for leading journals.

Prof. Jianhua Zhang, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Jianhua Zhang is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. His recent research interests are in the fields of computational intelligence, machine learning, intelligent systems and control, biomedical signal processing, and neurocomputing. In those fields he has published 4 books, 11 book chapters, and around 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Dr Zhang served as Chair of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee on Human-Machine Systems for two consecutive terms (2017-2023) and Vice Chair of IEEE Norway Section (2019-2023). He currently serves as Vice Chair of IFAC Technical Committee on Human-Machine Systems and Vice Chair for IEEE CIS (Computational Intelligence Society) Norway Chapter. Dr Zhang is on editorial board of four international journals, including Frontiers in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neurodynamics (Springer), and Cognition, Technology & Work (Springer). He served as IPC Co-Chair for IFAC LSS 2013 (Shanghai) and HMS 2016 (Kyoto), and IPC Chair for IFAC HMS 2019 (Tallinn) and HMS 2022 (San Jose). He was also a keynote speaker or chair for a number of other international scientific conferences.