Distinguished professors from both academia and industry will be invited to give speeches.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Talk: Randomization Based Deep and Shallow Learning Methods for Classification (Click for abstract)
Biography: Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan received the B.A degree, Postgraduate Certificate and M.A degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1990, 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an honorary doctorate (i.e. Doctor Honoris Causa) in 2020 from University of Maribor, Slovenia. After completing his PhD research in 1995, he served as a pre-doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney in 1995–96 and a lecturer in the Dept of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland in 1996–99. He moved to Singapore in 1999. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Evolutionary Computation Journal, MIT Press (2013-2018). He is/was an associate editor of the Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier, 2018-), Neurocomputing (Elsevier, 2018-), IEEE Trans on Cybernetics (2012 - 2018), IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation (2005 - ), Information Sciences (Elsevier) (2009 - ), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier) (2001 - ) and Int. J. of Swarm Intelligence Research (2009 - ) Journals. He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (2010 - ), an SCI Indexed Elsevier Journal. His co-authored SaDE paper (published in April 2009) won the "IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation outstanding paper award" in 2012. His former PhD student, Dr Jane Jing Liang, won the IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award, in 2014. His research interests include swarm and evolutionary algorithms, pattern recognition, big data, deep learning and applications of swarm, evolutionary & machine learning algorithms. His publications have been well cited. His SCI indexed publications attracted over 1000 SCI citations in each calendar year since 2013. He was selected as one of the highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters yearly from 2015 to 2020 in computer science. He served as the General Chair of the IEEE SSCI 2013. He has been a member of the IEEE (S'90, M'92, SM'00, F'15) since 1991 and an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) in 2014-2016. He is an IEEE CIS distinguished lecturer (DLP) in 2018-2021.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Biography: Professor Shyi-Ming Chen received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in June 1991. He is a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. From August 2007 to July 2010, he was the Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Jinwen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan. From August 2011 to July 2012, he was the Vice President of the National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan. He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) from January 2005 to January 2009. He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics (TACE) from December 2008 to December 2012 and from December 2014 to December 2016. He has published more than 500 papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research interests include Fuzzy Systems, Intelligent Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, and Genetic Algorithms.
Professor Chen is an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow and an IFSA Fellow. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society from 2012 to 2015. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2001 Distinguished Talented Person Award, Republic of China, for Distinguished Contributions in Information Technologies, the 2002 Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor Award granted by the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), Republic of China, and the 2008 Distinguished Engineering Professor Award granted by the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Republic of China. He was a 2014 Fellow Evaluation Committee Member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Professor Chen is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Granular Computing (Published by Springer), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, an Associate Editor of Information Sciences, an Editorial Board Member of Information Fusion, an Editorial Board Member of Applied Soft Computing, an Editorial Board Member of Applied Intelligence, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, an Editor of New Mathematics and Natural Computation, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering, an Associate Editor of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, an Editorial Board Member of Knowledge-Based Systems, and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part C: Applications and Reviews, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and an Editorial Board Member of Soft Computing.