Invited Speakers

Prof. Lyudmila Mihaylova

The University of Sheffield, UK

Lyudmila Mihaylova, PhD is a Professor of Signal Processing and Control in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Her research interests are in the areas of autonomous systems with applications to cities, autonomous and assisted living systems. She has expertise in the areas of machine learning, intelligent sensing and sensor data fusion. She won the Tammy Blair best award from the International Conference of Information Fusion 2017, best paper awards from the IEEE DESSERT’2019, 17th IEEE SPA’2013 Conference and IEEE Sensor Data Fusion Workshop, 2013 and others. Prof. Mihaylova is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) and was the ISIF President in the period 2016–2018. She has given a number of talks and tutorials, a including an invited talk in Harbin (Intelligent Navigation and Advanced Information Technology Workshop’2020), plenary talk in Cairo (JIC Smart Cities’2019), NATO SET- 262 AI 2018 (Hungary), Fusion 2017 (Xi’an, China), plenary talks for the IEEE Sensor Data Fusion 2015 (Germany), invited talks at IPAMI Traffic Workshop 2016 (USA) and many others. She was the general vice-chair for the International Conference on Information Fusion 2018 (Cambridge, UK), of the IET Data Fusion & Target Tracking 2014 and 2012 Conferences, publications chair for ICASSP 2019 (Brighton, UK), program chair of Fusion 2020 and others.

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Prof. Jiande Sun

Shandong Normal University, China

Prof. Jiande Sun, received his BS and PhD from Shandong University in 2000 and 2009 respectively. He works with Shandong Normal University at present and serves as the associate dean of the School of Information Science and Engineering. His research interest is on multimedia processing, analysis, understanding and their applications on security, retrieval, interaction, education, etc. Up to now, Prof. Jiande Sun's group have more than 100 papers published in international journals and conference, and over 20 authorized patents for invention.

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Prof. Sabah A. Jassim

University of Buckingham, UK

Sabah A. Jassim is a Professor of Mathematics and Computations at the school of Computing, University of Buckingham, UK. He graduated from Baghdad University (BSc & MSc in Mathematics) and holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Swansea.

Research interest includes Group Actions on Riemann Surfaces, Computational Geometry & Topology, Topological Image Analysis for tamper detection and tumour classification, Biometrics Recognition (Face & Gait), Privacy and Security of multimedia and Biometric templates, and Machine learning for tumour diagnostics. Have more than 150 research papers in refereed journals/conferences, and supervised over 28 PhD theses in Mathematics and Computing. Participated in EU projects (SecurePhone & BroadWan), and innovate-UK funded KTP industry projects, and collaborates with several EU institutes. Is a joint chair of an SPIE conference held annually in US. Held academic posts at several universities (Swansea, De Montfort, City University-London, Fachhochschule Wedel–Germany, and Basrah & Sulaimani Universities in Iraq).

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Assoc. Prof. Binjie Qin

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Binjie Qin received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He was a Lecturer and an Associate Professor with the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From 2012 to 2013, He was a Visiting Professor with the Department of Computer Science, University College London, U.K. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research interests include biomedical imaging, image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and biomedical instrumentation. He has served a reviewer for nearly thirty journals including IEEE TIP, IEEE TNNLS, MIA, PR, IEEE TC, IEEE Access, IEEE TIM, IEEE TUFFC, IEEE SPL, PMB. His group has developed several imaging systems for image guided ENT surgery and fluorescence imaging, which have preclinical and clinical applications in some laboratories and hospitals. Prof. Qin and his group have published more than 60 papers with over 30 papers in SCI/EI indexed journals including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, Applied Soft Computing, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Physics in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

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Assoc. Prof. Peiquan Jin

University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Jin is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). His main research interests are big data management, databases, and image retrieval. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2003. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electronic Engineering & Information Science at USTC. He was a visiting scientist in 2009 at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2014, he was a visiting professor at Aalborg University, Denmark.

He is currently serving as an associate editor of the International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems and the International Journal of Knowledge Society Research. He also served as the TPC Chair of HardBD’14 and HardBD’13, and the Demo Chair of WAIM’13 and NDBC’12. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including TKDE, TPDS, ICDE, and WWW. Dr. Jin and his students have won two best paper awards (NPC 2014, NDBC 2019), one best student paper award (NDBC 2017), one best paper award runner-up (NDBC 2012), one best demo award (NDBC 2011), and one best poster award (DASFAA 2015).
 

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Prof. Hui Zhao

Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS, China

Prof. Hui Zhao, born in Xi’an of Shaanxi Province in 1981, received his BS in Information science and Technology in 2004 and his PhD in Optical Engineering in 2009 both from Zhejiang University. In July 2009, he joined Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences and now is working as the Deputy Director of Space Optics Lab. His research interests include advanced optical imaging, computational imaging, digital image processing and their applications to space-borne camera. Up to now, Prof. Hui Zhao and his group have published more than 60 SCI/EI indexed papers and totally 19 patents for invention are authorized.

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Assoc. Prof. Justin Dauwels

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Dr. Justin Dauwels is an Associate Professor at the TU Delft (Circuits and Systems group). He was an Associate Professor of the School of EEE at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore till the end of 2020. His research interests are in data analytics with applications to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous systems, and analysis of human behaviour and physiology. He obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute and a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and of the Elsevier journal Signal Processing, and as organizer of several IEEE conferences and special sessions. He is also Elected Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods and IEEE Biomedical Signal Processing TC.

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