Fellow of IEEE, Prof. Alex ChiChung Kot, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Speech: How to recognize a human action faster and more accurately? (Speech Abstract)
Prof. Kot has been with the Nanyang
Technological University (NTU),
Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of
Information Engineering at the School of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
for eight years. The Division’s focuses are on
signal processing for image, video, speech and
audio. He was the Vice Dean Research and
Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE
for three years, overseeing the research
activities for the School with over 200 faculty
members. He is currently Professor and the
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the
College of Engineering (COE)
and Director of ROSE
Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab)with
Peking University, Tencent and Inspur]. He has
published extensively with over 200 technical
papers in the areas of signal processing for
communication, biometrics recognition,
data-hiding, authentication and image forensics
for digital media. He has two USA and one
Singapore patents granted.
Prof. Yulin Wang, Wuhan University, China
Speech: Image Authentication and Tamper Localization (Speech Abstract)
Prof. Yulin Wang is a full professor and PhD supervisor in International School of Software, Wuhan University, China. He got PhD degree in 2005 in Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Before that, he has worked in high-tech industry for more than ten years. He has involved many key projects, and hold 8 patents. He got his master and bachelor degree in 1990 and 1987 respectively from Xi-Dian University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology（HUST）, both in China. His research interests include digital rights management, digital watermarking, multimedia and network security, and signal processing. In recently 10 years, Prof. Wang has published as first author 3 books, 40 conference papers and 45 journal papers, including in IEEE Transactions and IEE proceedings and Elsevier Journals. Prof. Wang served as editor-in-chief for International Journal of Advances in Multimedia in 2010. He served as reviewer for many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Elsevier Journal of Information Sciences. He served as reviewer for many research funds, including National High Technology Research and Development Program of China ( ‘863’ project). Prof. Wang was the external PhD adviser of Dublin City University, Ireland during 2008-2010. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences. He bas been listed in Marcus ‘who’s who in the world’ since 2008.
Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaid Abdullah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Speech: An Ultra-wideband (UWB) Approach to Early Stage Breast Cancer Detection (Speech Abstract)
Mohd Z. Abdullah graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with a B. App. Sc. degree in Electronic in 1986 before joining Hitachi Semiconductor as a test engineer. In 1989, he commenced an M.Sc. in Instrument Design and Application at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He remained in Manchester conducting research in Electrical Impedance Tomography at the same university, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1993. He joined USM in the same year as a lecturer. His research interests include microwave tomography, digital imaging, and ultra wide band sensing. He has published numerous research articles in international journals and conference proceedings. One of his papers was awarded The Senior Moulton medal for the best article published by the Institute of Chemical Engineering in 2002. He is also a recipient of many prestigious international fellowship awards such as the Association of the Commonwealth Universities (UK), the Japanese Society Promotion of Science (Japan), the Royal Society (UK) and the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (UK). Presently he is a Professor in Imaging and Mechatronic Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Mohd Zaid Abdullah is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK.
Prof. Kazumi Nakamatsu, University of Hyogo, Japan
Kazumi Nakamatsu received the Ms. Eng. and Dr.
Sci. from Shizuoka University and Kyushu
University, Japan, respectively. He is a full
Professor at School of Human Science and
Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan.