Prof. Alex Kot Chichung, IEEE Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Kot has been with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) for eight years. The Division’s focuses are on signal processing for image, video, speech and audio. He was the Vice Dean Research and Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE for three years, overseeing the research activities for the School with over 200 faculty members. He is currently Professor and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the College of Engineering (COE) and Director of ROSE Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab) with Peking University, Tencent and Inspur]. He has published extensively with over 200 technical papers in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics recognition, data-hiding, authentication and image forensics for digital media. He has two USA and one Singapore patents granted.
Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2000 to 2003, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia from 2008 to now, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2000 to 2005; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II from 2004 to 2006; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I from 2005 to 2007, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the Senior Editorial Board of IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing. He also served as Guest Editor for the Special Issues for the IEEE Transactions on CSVT and JASP. He was a member of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Steering Committee and a member of the IEEE SPS Image and Multi-dimensional DSP and IEEE SPS Information, Forensics and Security Technical Committees. Currently, he is in, the Editorial Board member for the EURASIP Journal of Advanced Signal Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
He is a member of the IEEE CAS Visual Signal Processing and Communication Technical Committees. He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the General Co-Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and area/track chairs for several IEEE flagship conferences. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator and the Chapters Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Chapters worldwide. He received the Best Teacher of The Year Award at NTU, the Microsoft MSRA Award and as a co-author for the ICPR2008 Best Biometrics Student Paper Award in Florida, USA, the IWDW2010 Best Paper Award in Seoul, Korea and the ISCAS2010 Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in Paris, France, the IEEE WIFS Best Student Paper Silver Award, the IEEE ICCT 2011 Best Paper Award and the ICECC 2012 Best Paper Award. He was elected as the IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2005. He is now a Vice President in the Signal Processing Society, an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IES.
Prof. Yuguang Fang, IEEE Fellow, University of Florida, USA
Speech Title: Vehicles as a Service (VaaS): The Convergence of Communications, Computing, Storage and Intelligence (CCSI) (Click here for abstract)
Dr. Yuguang "Michael" Fang received MS degree from Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China in 1987, PhD degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1994 and PhD degree from Boston University in 1997. He was an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology from 1998 to 2000. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida in 2000 as an assistant professor, then was promoted to an associate professor in 2003 and a full professor in 2005, and has been a distinguished professor since 2019. He held a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship (2006-2009, 2017-2020), a University of Florida Term Professorship (2017-2019) and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship awarded by the Ministry of Education of China (is currently affiliated with Dalian Maritime University).
Dr. Fang received the US National Science Foundation Career Award in 2001 and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2002, 2018 IEEE Vehicular Technology Outstanding Service Award, 2015 IEEE Communications Society CISTC Technical Recognition Award, 2014 IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award, and multiple Best Paper Awards from IEEE Globecom (2015, 2011 and 2002) and IEEE ICNP (2006). He has also received the 2019 ECE Faculty Excellence Award in Research, 2010-2011 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, 2011 Florida Blue Key/UF Homecoming Distinguished Faculty Award, and the 2009 UF College of Engineering Faculty Mentoring Award. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2013-2017), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications (2009-2012), and serves/served on several editorial boards of journals including the Proceedings of the IEEE (2018-present), ACM Computing Surveys (2017-present), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2003-2008, 2011-2016), IEEE Transactions on Communications (2000-2011), and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002-2009). He has been actively participating in conference organizations such as serving as the Technical Program Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM’2014 and the Technical Program Vice-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM'2005. He is the Director of Magazines of IEEE Communications Society and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology. He is a fellow of the IEEE (2008) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2015).
Prof. Fang Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Speech Title: The Application of Speaker Recognition on Trusted Identity Authentication and the Research Challenges (Click here for abstract)
Biography: Dr. Thomas Fang Zheng is a research professor and Director of the Center for Speech and Language Technologies (CSLT), Tsinghua University. His research and development interests are on speech and language processing, having published 290+ papers and 13 books, holding over 16 patents.
He is an IEEE Senior member, APSIPA Vice-President, a CCF (China Computer Federation) Senior Member, a council member of Chinese Information Processing Society of China and chair of its Speech Information Technical Committee, a council member of the Acoustical Society of China, and founding chair of steering committee of National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communication (NCMMSC) of China, Vice Director of Subcommittee 2 on Human Biometrics Application of Technical Committee 100 on Security Protection Alarm Systems of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC100/SC2), head of the Voiceprint Recognition special topic group of the Chinese Speech Interactive Technology Standard Group, and a key drafter of voiceprint recognition related standard in mobile finance in China Financial Standardization Technical Committee (CFSTC, SAC/TC180) of the People's Bank Of China.
He is/was an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on ASLP, an editorial board member of Speech Communication, an associate editor of APSIPA Transactions on SIP, a series editor of SpringerBriefs in Signal Processing.
He ever served as General Co-Chair of OrientalCOCOSDA 2003, General Co-Chair of APSIPA ASC 2011, APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2012-2013), General Co-Chair of IEEE ChinaSIP 2013, Area Chair of Interspeech 2014, General Co-Chair of ISCSLP 2014, Publication Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2016, and will be General Co-Chair of APSIPA ASC 2019 and Interspeech 2020.
Assoc. Prof. Gang Chen, University of California, USA
Speech Title: Visible Light Communication Cyber-Physical Systems-on-Chip for Smart Cities (Click here for abstract)
Gang Chen received the BS degree from Sichuan University, China in 1994, and the PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, the Chinese Academy of Science, in 2004. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Chen was an Associate Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. Since 2006, Dr. Chen has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA, where he is an Associate Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of California Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light) developing free space optical communication technologies, including visible light, ultraviolet and infrared light wireless communications. Dr. Chen also holds a research position at the Earth, Planetary and Space Science Program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prof. Chen has published over fifty papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.