Prof. Yifei Pu, Sichuan University, China
Yi-Fei PU received Ph.D. from College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, China, in 2006.
He is a Full Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor with the College of Computer Science, Sichuan University, is the chief technology officer of Chengdu PU Chip Science and Technology Co., Ltd, and is elected into the Thousand Talents Program of Sichuan Province and the Academic and Technical Leader of Sichuan Province. He focuses on the application of fractional calculus and fractional partial differential equation to signal analysis, signal processing, image processing, circuits and systems, and machine intelligence. He has published with the first author’s identity about 20 papers indexed by SCI in journals such as International Journal of Neural Systems, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, IEEE Access, Mathematic Methods in Applied Sciences, Science in China Series F: Information Sciences, Science China Information Sciences, Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, etc. He held several research projects, such as National Key Research and Development Program Foundation of China, National Nature Science foundation of China, Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars Project of Education Ministry of China, etc., and holds 14 China Inventive Patents as the first or single inventor. He has won the Wu Wen Jun AI Science & Technology Award in 2018 and the Tenth Annual Prize of the Progress in Basic Science of Sichuan University in 2019, respectively.
Prof. Liming (Luke) Chen, De Montfort University, UK
Liming Chen is Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group (CIIRG) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University, United Kingdom. He received his B.Eng and M.Eng from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, and his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from De Montfort University, UK. He has worked as a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, and then a lecturer, a senior lecturer and a reader at the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, before he took the Professorship at De Montfort University.
Liming has extensive research expertise and a wide range of research interests with special emphasis being placed on problem solving for real-world applications. His research spans from curiosity-driven theoretical exploration to practical problem-motivated technology and system development in the following focal areas.
Prof. Fehmi Jaafar, Computer Research Institute of Montreal and Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada
Dr. Fehmi Jaafar is currently a Researcher at the Computer Research Institute of Montreal and an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University.
Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University of Edmonton, a postdoctoral research fellow in Software Security at Queen’s University School of Computing in Kingston, and a postdoctoral research fellow at Polytechnique Montreal.
Dr. Fehmi Jaafar received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Montreal University, Canada. He is specialized in cybersecurity research, notably at Queens University and Polytechnique Montreal. Dr. Jaafar is interested in cybersecurity in the Internet of Things, in the analysis and the improvement of the security and quality of software systems, and in the application of machine learning techniques in cybersecurity.
His researches have been published in top venues in computer sciences, including the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) and the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP). He established externally funded research programs in collaboration with Defence Canada, Safety Canada, NSERC, MITACS, industrial partners, and foreign universities. Currently, he is holding among other a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant to secure the systnabality of the IoT plateforms.