Plenary Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)
Prof. Licheng Jiao
Xidian University, China
Huashan Distinguished Professor, the Foreign member of the Academia Europaea, the Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Biography: Licheng Jiao, Huashan Distinguished Professor, the Foreign member of the Academia Europaea, the Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and an IEEE Fellow. He is currently the director of the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Xidian University, the director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, the director of the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Image Understanding of the Ministry of Education, a member of the Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Education, an expert of the Ministry of Education’s artificial intelligence technology innovation expert group, and one of the first batch of Selected into the National Million Talent Project (the first and second levels), the head of the innovation team of the Changjiang Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education, the chairman of the “Belt and Road” Artificial Intelligence Innovation Alliance, the chairman of the Shaanxi Artificial Intelligence Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance, and the China Artificial Intelligence The 6th-7th Vice President of the Society, IEEE/IET/CAAI/CAA/CIE/CCF Fellow, has been selected as Elsevier’s Highly Cited Scholars for seven consecutive years. The main research directions are intelligent perception and quantum computing, image understanding and target recognition, deep learning and brain-like computing. He has won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award, Wu Wenjun Award for Outstanding Contribution to Artificial Intelligence, Huo Yingdong Young Teacher Award, the title of National Model Teacher, China Youth Science and Technology Award, and more than ten provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards above.
Prof. Xipeng Qiu
Fudan University, China
Biography: Xipeng Qiu is a professor at the School of Computer Science, Fudan University. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Fudan University. His research interests include natural language processing and deep learning. He has published more than 60 top journal/conference papers (e.g., TACL, TKDE, T-ALS, ACL, EMNLP, IJCAI, AAAI, ICCV). He also leads the development of [GitHub] [Google Code] and FastNLP [GitHub].
Keynote Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)
Prof. Meng Joo Er
Dalian Maritime University, China
Biography: Professor Meng Joo Er is currently Director of Institute on Artificial Intelligence and Marine Robotics, School of Marine Electrical Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, China. Prior to that, he was a Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1992 to 2020. He has authored several books, book chapters, and numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, with a total citation count of over 13,600 and an h-index of 56 based on Google Scholar. Professor Er has received various awards and honors for his research contributions, including the Web of Science Top 1% Best Cited Paper Award and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008. He has also been recognized for his teaching excellence and mentoring, receiving multiple awards in those areas. Professor Er serves as an editor and associate editor for several international journals and has been actively involved in professional bodies. He has held leadership positions and received prestigious awards from organizations such as IEEE and IES.
He served as Chair of the Technical Track on Artificial Intelligence and Digitization, World Engineers Summit held from 10 to 12 October 2021 in Singapore. Currently, he serves as General Chair of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (ICoIAS’2022), a premium internationally conference which is technically sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the IES. He is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013.
Prof. Maria Gini
University of Minnesota, USA
Biography: Maria Gini is a College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She works on decentralized decision-making for autonomous agents in many application domains, ranging from swarm robotics to task allocation, methods to explore unknown environments, and navigation in dense crowds. She is a Fellow of AAAI, ACM, and IEEE and won numerous awards for teaching, mentoring, increasing participation of women and underrepresented members in computing, and for service. She has published extensively in journals, conferences, and books. She is Editor in Chief of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and is on the editorial board of other journals, including Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.
Speech Title: A call to arms to AI researchers: combat deep fakes Abstract: With the rapid diffusion of large language models, new opportunities have opened up but also new challenges. It is up to AI researchers to find ways to prevent problems caused by those models, such as privacy violation, discrimination, lack of security, and deep fakes. Some problems require the introduction of regulations on AI systems, but some, like deep fakes, require also technical solutions, which call for engagement of AI researchers.
Prof. SIAU Keng Leng
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Biography: Professor Siau is the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also an Affiliate Chair Professor of the School of Data Science at the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he was the Head (Dean equivalent) of Business Programs at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla). Professor Siau received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia. His M.Sc. and B.Sc. (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore. Professor Siau has more than 300 academic publications. According to Google Scholar, he has a citation count of more than 20,000. His h-index and i10-index, according to Google Scholar, are 72 and 186, respectively. Professor Siau is consistently ranked among the top information systems researchers worldwide based on his h-index and productivity rate. He is listed in 2020, 2021, and 2022 as one of the world's top 2% most-cited scientists (i.e., ranked in the top 1%) by Stanford University's studies. He has been involved in externally funded projects totaling over US$6 million by NSF, IBM, NSFC, and other business organizations. He was a recipient of the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award in 2006, IBM Faculty Awards in 2006 and 2008, IBM Faculty Innovation Award in 2010, AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award in 2019, AIS Award for Outstanding Contribution to IS Education in 2019, and AIS Fellow Award in 2022.
Dr. Bin Wang
Co-founder and President of 亿欧 Company
Biography: Bin Wang, Co-founder and President of 亿欧 Company, Executive Dean of the Metaverse and Carbon Neutrality Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Beijing University of Science and Technology and has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Beijing Institute of Technology. He has conducted research in areas such as industrial Internet, digital transformation of manufacturing enterprises, digital marketing, and low-carbon technology. He has extensive practical experience in intelligent manufacturing, dynamic scheduling, and lean control in the steel industry. With 6 years of entrepreneurial experience in B2C independent e-commerce platforms, he has a profound understanding of Internet+ technology, industrial+ intelligent technology solutions, and more. He has been awarded 1 national scientific and technological achievement award, 3 provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological progress awards, and holds multiple national invention patents. He has responsible for numerous customized research and consulting projects, including industrial innovation planning projects for local governments, digital transformation projects for dozens of manufacturing enterprises, and the implementation of scenario applications for over a hundred new technology companies.
Prof. Deyi Xiong
Tianjin University, China
Biography: Deyi Xiong is a Professor of Computer Science at Tianjin University (TJU), Director of both the Natural Language Processing Laboratory at the College of Intelligence and Computing, TJU and the International Joint Research Center of Language Intelligence and Technology at TJU. Prior to joining TJU, he was a professor at Soochow University (2013-2018) and a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (2007-2013).
His research focuses on natural language processing, specifically machine translation, dialogue, natural language generation and question answering. He has published over 100 papers in prestigious journals and conferences, including Computational Linguistics, IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TASLP, Artificial Intelligence, AAAI, IJCAI ACL, and EMNLP. He is the first author of the book Linguistically Motivated Statistical Machine Translation: Models and Algorithms published by Springer and the Chinese book Neural Machine Translation: Foundations, Principles, Practices and Frontiers.
He was the program co-chair of IALP 2021 and CWMT 2017. He has also served as an area chair of conferences including ACL, EMNLP, NAACL and COLING. He was the founder and co-organizer of multiple ACL/EMNLP/NAACL-affiliated workshops such as S2MT 2015, SedMT 2016 and DiscoMT 2019. He is a member of the standing committee of reviewers of CL, action editor of both TACL and ARR, and an editorial board member of International Journal of Asian Language Processing. He was a council member of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Singapore and Honorary Treasurer of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP). He has been a council member of the Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPSC) since 2016.
Prof. Xiuxian Li
Tongji University, China
Biography: Xiuxian Li is a professor of College of Electronic and Information Engineering, and Shanghai Research Institute for Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics and applied mathematics and the M.S. degree in pure mathematics in Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2009 and 2012 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2016. From 2016 to 2020, he has been a research fellow in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and he has also been a senior research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, CityU, Hong Kong in 2018. He is in the finalist of IEEE RCAR 2018, members of AAAI, CAA-YAC, CAA, CAAI, and senior members of IEEE, CICC. He has published more than 60 papers. His research interests include distributed control and optimization, game theory, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles (e.g., UAVs).
Speech Title: Decentralized Online Optimization and Online Games
Abstract: Online learning is a popular paradigm for decision making in dynamic even adversarial environments. With the advent of big data and advanced technologies, etc., decentralized online learning has thus far been increasingly focused in the last decade, where a group of agents commit their decisions via local communication in dynamic environments, which is usually classified into decentralized online optimization (DOO) and online games (OG) according to cooperative and noncooperative characteristics among all the agents, respectively. This talk aims to briefly introduce decentralized online learning and present some cutting-edge developments in three aspects, i.e., DOO with coupled inequality constraints, decentralized online aggregative optimization, and online game with time-varying coupled inequality constraints. For each scenario, decentralized online algorithms are proposed with guaranteed performances, i.e., sublinear static/dynamic regret.
Prof. Jianke Zhu
Zhejiang University, China
Biography: Jianke Zhu is a Professor in College of Computer Science at Zhejiang University. He received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science and
Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a postdoc in BIWI Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zurich. Dr. Zhu's research interests include computer vision and machine learning. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Speech Title: Human-centric AIGC: Neural Reconstruction and Rendering
Prof. Wanyun Cui
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
Biography: Wanyun Cui is an associate professor at the School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He received his PhD from Fudan University in 2017, advised by Wei Wang and Yanghua Xiao. His research interests lie at the intersection of language and knowledge. Now he is particularly interested in large language models (LLMs). He has published several papers as first author in NeurIPS, ICLR, SIGMOD, PVLDB, IJCAI, AAAI, ACL, and EMNLP. He has been recognized as an AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar (2012-2022) and has won the ACM China Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award (top 4 in China) and the ACM Shanghai Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (top 2 in Shanghai).
Dr. Shushen Lu
Founder and Chief Researcher of Shensi Academy
Dr. Liefeng Bo
Head of XR Lab at Alibaba Group
Biography: Liefeng Bo (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from Xidian University, in 2007. He is currently Head of XR Lab at Alibaba Group. He was a Principal Scientist at Amazon, where he led a research team at Amazon Go for turning innovative research into products. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher successively at the Toyota Technological Institute at the University of Chicago and the University of Washington. His research interests are in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, robotics, and natural language processing. He published more than 60 papers in top conferences and journals with more than 7000 Google Scholar citations. He won the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of China, in 2010, and the Best Vision Paper Award in ICRA 2011.
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Invited Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)
Dr. Hyunwoo Kim
Senior Research Expert, Zhejiang Lab
Biography: Hyunwoo Kim is a Senior Research Expert and a Principal Investigator at Zhejiang Lab, Hangzhou, China. Prior to that, he worked at LG AI Research, LG Electronics, Kakao Corp., and Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea, as senior-level researchers and technical leaders, Also, he worked at the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, and the Korean German Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea, as an associate professor and an assistant professor, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea.
He has been long engaged in computer vision and deep learning and published more than 50 international journals / proceedings and US patents with a citation count over 2,100. He is the recipients of the first prize in the CVPR 2020 CLVision Challenge, 2020 LG Awards presented by LG Corp., and 2006 iF Design Awards in Germany. In addition, his face image retrieval is an international standard of MPEG-7 ISO/IEC and the large-scale image retrieval method has been successfully commercialized. His current research interest includes generative modeling, representation learning, video analysis and generation, and 3D vision and graphics.
Speech title: A Tale of Two Deep Models: Generative modeling and Representation Learning
Dr. Luziwei Leng
Principal Engineer at Huawei ACS Lab
Biography: Dr. Luziwei Leng received his Bachelor degree from UESTC and Doctoral degree from the Department of Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany in 2019. He is currently a Principal Engineer at Huawei ACS Lab and a subproject leader of the Science and Technology Innovation 2030-Major Project: Brain Science and Brain-Like Intelligence Technology：Brain-Inspired Chip Architecture for Online Learning. His research focuses on brain-inspired computing, including neuro-inspired bottom-up directions such as spiking neural networks, local learning algorithms and functional-driven top-down directions including predictive coding, self-supervised learning and continuous learning. He is also interested in neuromorphic hardware design and diverse applications of brain-inspired algorithms in computer vision, neural population decoding, large models and robotics. As leading author, he has published several top conference papers on CVPR and NeurIPS. He also serves as a reviewer for CVPR, ICCV, ECCV and NeurIPS.
Speech Title: Towards low-power, efficient AIGC - a perspective from brain-inspired computing
Dr. Xiaogang Wang
Senior Researcher in LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS, Singapore
Biography: Xiaogang Wang is a senior researcher in LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS, Singapore, where he focuses on applying computer vision techniques to design and generate 3D scenes. Before that, he was a senior engineer at Motional, Singapore, where he conducts BEV perceptions and HD map generation. Before joining Motional, he was a research fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS) from Oct. 2020 to Sep. 2021. Prior to that, he did his PhD in NUS from Aug. 2016 to Aug. 2020. He has published several top journals and conference papers, including IEEE TPAMI, CVPR, ICCV, etc. His research focuses on deep learning and computer vision, especially for 3D generation and reconstruction. He also serves as a reviewer for TPAMI, TNNLS, TVCG, TIP, RA-L, ICCV, ECCV, CVPR, IROS and ICRA.
Dr. Nayyar Zaidi
Deakin University, Australia
Biography: Dr. Zaidi is a member of Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust (CREST) at Deakin University and leads AI activities of the group. He works as Sr. Lecturer (eq Associate Professor in China) at Deakin University, Burwood, Australia. Dr. Zaidi is a distinguished researcher in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, and has a track record of publishing in top journals such as ‘Journal of Machine Learning Research’, ‘Springer Machine Learning’, ‘Springer DMDK’, etc. His pure research constitutes topics in `data generation’, `robust machine learning’, `large-scale machine learning’, and `effective feature engineering’. His applied research is focused on `network security anomaly detection’, `human dialogue evaluation, `financial risk management’, etc. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and serves as program committee member for major conferences such as IEEE ICDM, KDD, IJCAI, SDM, PAKDD and many others.
Speech Title: Deep Generative Models are great for Structured Data -- well, what about Tabular Data?
Assoc. Prof. Yinqiang Zheng
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Biography: Dr.Yinqiang Zheng received his Doctoral degree of engineering from the Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013. He is currently an associate professor in the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Japan, leading the Optical Sensing and Camera System Laboratory (OSCARS Lab.). His research interest is on AI + Optics, with special focus on physics-aware image/video synthesis and imaging hardware design. He is the recipient of the Konica Minolta Image Science Incentive Award and Funai Academic Award. He has served as area chair and session chair for CVPR, ICCV, MM, 3DV, ACCV.
Speech Title: VLM-driven Image Editing and Synthesis