CGDIP 2020 Speakers

Prof. Shahram Latifi
(Keynote Speaker)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA





Speech Title: Advanced  Security Practices based on Machine Learning


Biograhy: Shahram Latifi received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.  He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Co-Director of Center for Information Technology and Algorithms at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Dr. Latifi has taught courses and performed research in various areas including Image Processing and Document Analysis, Data Compression, Remote Sensing, Biometrics, Security,  Computer Networks and Machine Learning.  He has authored/co-authored over 250 technical articles in reputable  journals and conferences.   He is the recipient of several research awards including the most recent one- Silver State Scholar research award in 2014. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA,  DOE,  DoD/DTRA, Boeing, Lockheed and Cray Inc.  Dr. Latifi was an IEEE Distinguished Speaker ( 1997-2000), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (1999-2006) , Co-founder and General Chair of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Information Technology (ITCC 2000-2004) and founder and General Chair of Int’l Conf.  on Information Technology-New Generations (ITNG 2005-2018).  He has delivered keynotes in international IEEE conferences around the world.  He has also served on the editorial board of several international journals.   He is an IEEE Fellow (2002) and  a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.




Prof.Graziano Chesi
(Keynote Speaker)
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

IEEE Fellow




Speech Title: Multiple-View L2 Triangulation via Semidefinite Programming


Biograhy: Graziano Chesi is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena. He served as Associate Editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control. He is author of the books "Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems" (Springer 2009) and "Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming" (Springer 2011). He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.





Dr. Andrew Abel
(Invited Speaker)
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Speech Title:TBA


Biograhy: Andrew Abel received his Ph.D from the University of Stirling in Scotland in 2013, after conducting rsearching into the development of signal and image cognitively inspired algorithms for multimodal speech research. Between 2012 and 2016, he was a researcher at Stirling, working on first MEMS microphone signal processing, and latterly, was a Research Co-Investigator for a large (~0.5 million GBP) EPSRC research grant into audiovisual hearing aids. He was also a visiting researcher, in 2015, based at Anhui University in Hefei, focusing on image processing. He is currently a lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, with active interest in image processing, machine learning, speech processing, and other cognitively inspired speech research.








Past CGDIP Speaker

Prof. Shahram Latifi

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Prof. Ara Nefian


Prof. Ralf Reulke

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Prof. Enrico Del Re

University of Florence and CNIT, Italy

Prof. I. Pitas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Bozena Mannova

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Dr.  Jonathan Zhang

 EPLAN Software & Service

Prof. Ruili Wang

Massey University, New Zealand