Keynote Speakers & Plenary Speakers

 

Prof. Girija Chetty
University of Canberra, Australia


Dr. Girija Chetty has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and PhD in Information Sciences and Engineering from Australia. She has more than 25 years of experience in Industry, Research and Teaching from Universities and Research and Development Companies from India and Australia, and has held several leadership positions including Head of Software Engineering and Computer Science, and Course Director for Master of Computing Course. Currently, she is the Head of Multimodal Systems and Information Fusion Group in University of Canberra, Australia, and leads a research group with several PhD students, Post Docs, research assistants and regular International and National visiting researchers. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, and senior member of Australian Computer Society, and her research interests are in the area of multimodal systems, computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing. She has published extensively with more than 120 fully refereed publications in several invited book chapters, edited books, high quality conference and journals, and she is in the editorial boards, technical review committees and regular reviewer for several IEEE, Elsevier and IET journals in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing.

Prof. William Guo 
Central Queensland University, Australia

Professor William Guo teaches and researches in computation and applied mathematics at Central Queensland University Australia (CQU). He was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at CQU from Jan 2014-Jan 2015, and the Deputy Dean of the School from Feb 2013-Jan 2014. He has significant experience in academic governance through his services in various committees and boards since 2009, including CQU Education Committee (2011-2012), CQU Academic Board (2013-2014), and Australian Council of Deans of ICT (2013-), and as an Executive Member of Australian Council of Professors and Heads of IS (2012-).  His teaching over the past 13 years has covered data structures and algorithms analysis, computational intelligence, systems analysis and architecture, IT/IS project management, e-Business, digital forensics, information security, research methods, and engineering mathematics. He was the recipient of CQU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Good Practice in Learning and Teaching (2012) and Commendation in Student Voice Awards (2014). His research interests include computational intelligence, image processing, bioinformatics, big data modelling and simulation. He has published more than seventy papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and a new text (published by Pearson) in advanced engineering mathematics in 2014. He has supervised research higher degree students to completion. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, ACS, and Australian Mathematics Society (AUSTMS). 

Prof.  Ghassan Beydoun 
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Professor Ghassan Beydoun is currently based at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in University of Technology Sydney, where he is also deputy Head of School (Research) Systems, Management and Leadership at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at the School of Information Systems, Management and Technology at the University of New South Wales, an associate editor of the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT) and an Editorial member of the Journal of Software. He received a degree in computer science and a PhD degree in knowledge systems from the University of New South Wales in 2000. His research interests include multi agent systems applications, ontologies and their applications, and knowledge acquisition. He is currently working on a project sponsored by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to investigate the best uses of ontologies in developing methodologies for complex systems and another project with SES on exploring the use of ontologies for flood management decision support. He has authored more than 100 journal and conference papers in these areas over the past 15 years. His most recent publication appeared in IEEE Transactions of Software Engineering, Information Systems journal , Information and Management, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Information Processing and management and others.

Prof. Jun Shen
University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr Jun Shen was awarded PhD in 2001 at Southeast University, China. He held positions at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and University of South Australia in Adelaide before 2006. He is an Associate Professor in School of Computing and Information Technology at University of Wollongong in Wollongong, NSW of Australia. He is a Senior Member of three institutions: IEEE, ACM and ACS. He has published more than 120 papers in prestigious journals (including IEEE Transactions) and conferences (for example, IEEE Big Data) in CS/IT areas, in particular on computational intelligence topics. His expertise includes Web services, Cloud computing and learning technologies including MOOC. He has been Editor, PC Chair, Guest Editor, PC Member for numerous journals and conferences published by IEEE, ACM, Elsevier and Springer. A/Prof Shen is also a current member of ACM/AIS Task Force on Curriculum MSIS 2016.

Prof. Wernhuar Tarng
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Wernhuar Tarng is currently a professor at the Institute of Learning Science and Technology in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He was the director of Computing and Networking Center from 1993 to 2004 and the chairman of the Graduate Institute of Computer Science from 2008 to 2012. Prof. Tarng conducted his undergraduate study at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan and he was graduated from the Department of Control Engineering in 1984. He received his Master degree (1987) and Ph.D. degree (1992) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A. Prof. Tang has received more than 20 grant projects from Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan and he has published over 100 research papers in the field of computer science, engineering, networking, and learning technologies. Prof. Tarng was a visiting professor of Distant and Online Learning Center, Oxford University in 2002 and a visiting scholar at Hear and Say Center, Brisbane, Australia from 2014 to 2015. His current research interests include: e-Learning technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, game-based learning, image processing, pattern recognition, computer architecture, and computer networking.

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