Keynote Speakers


Prof. Bin Hu

Lanzhou University, China

Bin Hu is Professor and Director of Gansu Provincial Key Laboratory of Wearable Computing at Lanzhou University and Adjunct Professor of Computing Department at Open University, UK. His research areas focus on affective computing and computational psychophysiology. He is currently an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) fellow, and a State Specially Recruited Experts of China. He is Chair of TC Computational Psychophysiology at IEEE SMC and Vice-Chair on the China Committee of International Society for Social Neuroscience. He is also currently serving as a member of the Steering Committee of Computer Science and Technology at the Chinese Ministry of Education. He has been PI of many key research projects funded by European FP7, National Key Research and Development Program of China, and National Basic Research Program of China (former 973 Program). He has published more than 400 research articles and been granted over a dozen patents. He was a recipient of many research awards, including the 2014 China Overseas Innovation Talent Award, the 2016 Chinese Ministry of Education Technology Invention Award, the 2018 Chinese National Technology Invention Award, and the 2019 Chinese National Invention Patent Gold Award. He was Chair or Steering Committee Member of many international conferences. He was the Guest Editor of Science supplement “Advances in Computational Psychophysiology” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transaction on Computational Social Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing.



Prof. Shigeru Katagiri

Doshisha University, Japan

Shigeru Katagiri received a B. E. degree in electrical engineering and M. E. and Dr. Eng. degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. From 1982 to 1986, he worked at Electrical Communication Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (currently NTT), Tokyo, Japan, where he was engaged in speech recognition research. From 1986 to 1998, he was with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. At ATR, he worked on various speech-related research issues that included speech recognition and spoken language acquisition. From 1999 to 2006, he worked with NTT Communication Science Laboratories (CS Labs), Kyoto, Japan, where he was engaged in a wide range of machine learning research, and he also served as several management functions that included Director of the NTT CS Labs. Since 2006, he has been with Doshisha University, and currently he is a Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. Dr. Katagiri has published more than 260 journal papers, conference papers, and book chapters. For his academic achievement, eight awards and titles have been presented; they include the 22nd Sato Paper Award of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), the 27th Sato Paper Award of the ASJ, the 1993 IEEE Signal Processing Society Senior Award, IEEE Fellow (2001), and NTT R&D Fellow (2002). Dr. Katagiri has continuously contributed to various IEEE functions that include the followings: Chair (1999-2000) of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks for Signal Processing, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (1994-1997), Member-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board-of-Governors (2003-2005), Member of the IEEE Flank Rosenblatt Award Committee (2004-2007), Chair of the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award Committe (2016-2017), Chair of the IEEE Kansai Section (2011-2012), Program Chair of the 1996 IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing, and General Co-Chair of the 2011 IEEE Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing. In addition to the IEEE services above, Dr. Katagiri also plays a key role in various academic functions, such as holding the positions of Action Editor of the Neural Networks (2000-2006), Associate Editor of the IEICE Transaction D-II (1997-2001), Chair of the ASJ Kansai Section (2005), and Member of the Science Council of Japan (2006-2014). His recent research focuses on training method development for pattern recognizers, specially such discriminative training methods as Minimum Classification Error training.


Prof. Chin-Chen Chang

Feng Chia University

Professor C.C. Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao Tung University. He's first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005.
Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over 1,100 papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.


Prof. Li Li

Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Prof.Li Li come from Department of Computer Science of Hangzhou Dianzi University. She got PhD in Computer Science of Zhejiang University, CN, 2004; MSc in Applied Mathematics of  Dalian University of Technology, CN, 1997; BSc in Applied Mathematics, Dalian University of Technology, CN, 1994.Researchon Information Forensics & Security, Multimedia watermarking, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning; In recent ten years, Li Li has engaged in the research of digital watermarking technology, and has obtained  innovative and original outcomes, which have been protected through 10 patents and widely used in the industry. The series of achievements have led to the inauguration of of Hangzhou Dianzi University Shangyu science and Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd   in 2018, which is a joint commercial venture between Hangzhou Dianzi University and Shaoxing government. She has more than 10 invention patents, more than 20 software registration rights, more than 30 provincial and local enterprise projects. She also published extensively with more than 135 widely cited papers in her credit.


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