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.

 

 

 

 


 

Prof. David Zhang, Dapeng
(Keynote Speaker)
IEEE Life Fellow
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speech Title: Facial Multi-Characteristics & Applications

 

Biograhy: David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both 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 has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2005. Currently he is Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University and HIT, and Adjunct Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, National University of Defense Technology and the University of Waterloo. He is both Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image & Graphics (IJIG) and Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the first International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); and Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. Over past 30 years, he have been working on pattern recognition, image processing and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including palmprint recognition, computerized TCM and facial beauty analysis, are famous in the world. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He has been continuously listed as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. He is also ranked about 80 with H-Index 114 at Top 1000 Scientists for international Computer Science and Electronics. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

 

 

 


 

Dr. Paul Craig
(Invited Speaker)
Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China

 

 

 

 

Speech Title: A Vision for Mobile and Pervasive Information Visualisation

 

Biograhy: Dr. Paul Craig has been a researcher working in the area of Information visualization and bioinformatics for over 15 years. He completed his PhD, studying the use of Animated Information Visualization for the Exploratory analysis of microarray time-course data, with Professor Jessie Kennedy at Edinburgh Napier University, and has since worked on research projects for the US National Science Foundation, Scottish enterprise, the European Community, the Mexican Conacyt and the Suzhou Local Government in the areas of taxonomy, bioinformatics and intelligent user interfaces. He is currently working on a collaborative research project with an international group of scientists to develop explainable AI interfaces that interpret and help with the analysis of data from bio-chips for antibiotic pollution detection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past CGDIP Speaker

Prof. Shahram Latifi

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Prof. Ara Nefian

NASA, USA

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