Keynote/ Speakers

Prof. David Zhang, IEEE and IAPR Fellow,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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. Currently, he is 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 in 1998. 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 the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Book Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the first 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 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 (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 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. Guo Song
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Song Guo received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Ottawa. He is currently a full professor at Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining PolyU, he was a full professor with the University of Aizu, Japan. His research interests are mainly in the areas of cloud and green computing, big data, wireless networks, and cyber-physical systems. He has published over 300 conference and journal papers in these areas and received multiple best paper awards from IEEE/ACM conferences. His research has been sponsored by JSPS, JST, MIC, NSF, NSFC, and industrial companies. Dr. Guo has served as an editor of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2011-2015), IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (2013-), IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2016-), IEEE Communications Magazine (2015-), and Wireless Networks (2013-). He has been actively participating in international conferences as general chair and TPC chair. He is a senior member of IEEE, a senior member of ACM, and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Prof Mao Kezhi
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Mao obtained his BEng, MEng and PhD from Jinan University, Northeastern University, and University of Sheffield in 1989, 1992 and 1998 respectively. Since obatining his PhD, he has been working at School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is an Associate Professor. Dr. Mao has over 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data/text analytics, natural language processing, and information fusion. He has published about 100 scientific papers in the field, and has successfully developed and delivered several intelligent systems and tools to government agencies and industries. Besides research and development work, Dr. Mao has been conducting consultancy work and training courses in the field. His research interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning for Big Data, Information Fusion, Image/Video Analytics and Scene Understanding, Knowledge Extraction and Discovery.

Prof. Xuefeng Liang  
Kyoto University, Japan

XueFeng Liang received his Ph.D. degree in information science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, in 2006. Afterwards, he held JST research fellowship at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan. From 2008 to 2010. He worked as research assistant in both University College of London and Queen Mary University of London. He is currently an associate professor in Kyoto University. He is on the editorial board of two international journals, and has chaired and served as TCP members for several international conferences. His research interests include visual perception, computer vision, machine learning.