Prof. Yu-Dong Zhang
IET Fellow, IEEE Senior Member
University of Leicester, UK
Prof. Yudong Zhang serves as a Chair Professor at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, UK. He is also (Honorary) Professor of universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia. His research interests include deep learning and medical image analysis. He is the Honorary Follow of World Leadership Academy, Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS. He is the Senior Member of IEEE, IES, and ACM. He is the Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He was included in Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Computer Science) by Elsevier from 2014 to 2018. He was 2019, 2021 & 2022 recipient of Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He is included in World's Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University from 2020 to 2022. He won the Emerald Citation of Excellence 2017, MDPI Top 10 Most Cited Papers 2015, Information Fusion (IF: 17.564) 2022 Best Paper Award, etc. His three papers are included in UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. He has (co)authored over 500 peer-reviewed articles in the journals: Ann Oncol, JACC, JAMA Psychiatry, IJIM, Inf Fus, IEEE TFS, IEEE TII, IEEE TIP, IEEE TMI, IEEE IoTJ, Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, Pattern Recognition, IEEE TGRS, IEEE JBHI, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TETCI, IEEE TCSS, IEEE JSTARS, IEEE TNSRE, IEEE SJ, ACM TKDD, ACM TOMM, IEEE/ACM TCBB, IEEE TCAS-II, IEEE JTEHM, ACM TMIS, etc. There are more than 60 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 6 ESI Hot Papers in his (co)authored publications. His citation reached 27614 in Google Scholar (h-index 92) and 16223 in Web of Science (h-index 71).. He is the editor of Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE JBHI, etc. He has conducted many successful industrial projects and academic grants from NIH, Royal Society, GCRF, EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, Hope, British Council, Fight for Sight, and NSFC. He has given over 120 invited talks at famous universities and top conferences, including Harvard University, University of Birmingham, University of Sheffield, University of Surrey, Manchester Metropolitan University, De Montfort University, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Warsaw, Hasselt University, etc. He has served as (Co-)Chair for more than 60 international conferences and workshops (including more than 20 IEEE or ACM conferences). His research outputs have been reported by more than 50 news press, such as Reuters, BBC, Telegraph, Mirror, Physics World, UK Today News, EurekAlert! Science News, India Times, Association of Optometrists (AOP) news, Medical Xpress, etc.
Prof. Valentina E. Balas
IEEE Senior Member
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, ''Aurel Vlaicu'' University of Arad, Romania. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation. She is the Editor-in Chief to Interna tional Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis. Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in the same university. She served as General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker. She is a member of European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a Senior Member IEEE, member in Technical Committee-Fuzzy Systems (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society), chair of the Task Force 14 in Technical Committee-Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in Technical Committee-Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS). She is member in the Committee of IEEE Romania Section as Volunteers Training Coordinator and vice chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Chapte-CIS 11. From 2021 she is member of IEEE European Public Policy Committee Working Group on ICT. Dr. Balas was past Vice-president (responsible with Awards) of IFSA - International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM)-A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India and recipient of the "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize from the Romanian Academy for contributions in the field of soft computing methods (2019).
Prof. Yang Yue
SPIE Fellow, IEEE/Optica Senior Member
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the School of Information and Communications Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interest is intelligent photonics, including optical communications, optical perception, and optical chip. He has published over 260 journal papers (including Science) and conference proceedings with >10,000 citations, six edited books, two book chapters, >60 issued or pending patents, >200 invited presentations (including 1 tutorial, >30 plenary and >50 keynote talks). Dr. Yue is a Fellow of SPIE, a Senior Member of IEEE and Optica. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and Frontiers in Physics, Editor Board Member for four other scientific journals, Guest Editor for >10 journal special issues. He also served as Chair or Committee Member for >100 international conferences, Reviewer for >70 prestigious journals.
Prof. Panagiotis Papadimitriou
IEEE Senior Member
University of Macedonia, Greece
Panagiotis Papadimitriou is an Associate Professor at the department of Applied Informatics in the University of Macedonia, Greece. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Communications Technology Institute of Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, and a member of L3S research center in Hanover. He has been a (co-)PI in several EU-funded (e.g., NEPHELE, NECOS, T-NOVA, CONFINE) and nationally-funded projects (e.g., G-Lab VirtuRAMA, MESON). Panagiotis was a recipient of Best Paper Awards at IFIP WWIC 2012, IFIP WWIC 2016, and the runner-up Poster Award at ACM SIGCOMM 2009. He has co-chaired several international conferences and workshops, such as IFIP/IEEE CNSM 2022, IFIP Networking TENSOR 2020–2023, IEEE NetSoft S4SI 2020, IEEE CNSM SR+SFC 2018–2019, IFIP WWIC 2017–2016, and INFOCOM SWFAN 2016. Panagiotis is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, and a Senior Member of IEEE. His research activities include (next-generation) Internet architectures, network processing, AI-assisted service/resource orchestration, programmable dataplanes, time-sensitive networking (TSN), and edge computing.
Prof. Pham The Bao
Sai Gon University, Viet Nam
1995: B.S., 2000: M.S., 2009: Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Science, Vietnam
1995-2018: Lecturer and Professor in Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics &Computer Science, University of Science, Vietnam
2019-now: Dean and Professor in Department of Computer Science, Information Science Faculty, Sai Gon University.