Keynote Speakers 

Prof. Demetri Terzopoulos
ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Biography: Demetri Terzopoulos is a Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he directs the UCLA Computer Graphics & Vision Laboratory. He is also Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of VoxelCloud, a multinational company that applies artificial intelligence to healthcare. He received his PhD degree ('84) in Artificial Intelligence from MIT. He is or was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada, among other organizations. His research is primarily in computer graphics, computer vision, medical imaging, computer-aided design, and artificial intelligence/life. His many awards include an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his pioneering work on physics-based computer animation, and IEEE's Computer Pioneer Award, Helmholtz Prize, and inaugural Computer Vision Distinguished!

Researcher Award for his pioneering and sustained research on deformable models and their applications. Prior to joining UCLA in 2005, he held a chaired professorship in computer science and mathematics at New York University, and previously he was a professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto.


Title: Bio-Inspired Imaging and the Deep Learning of Neuromuscular Sensorimotor Control for Realistic Human Simulation
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Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu
IEEE Fellow

University of Florida, USA

Biography: Dapeng Oliver Wu received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003. Since 2003, he has been on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, where he is currently Professor. His research interests are in the areas of networking, communications, video coding, image processing, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning.

He received University of Florida Term Professorship Award in 2017, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, the Best Paper Award in GLOBECOM 2011, and the Best Paper Award in QShine 2006. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Title: Tensor Product Generation Networks for Deep NLP Modeling
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Prof. Erik Meijering
IEEE Fellow

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Biography: Erik Meijering is a Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence for Quantitative Biomedical Image Analysis, on which he has published more than 100 papers. He received his PhD degree in Medical Image Analysis from Utrecht University in 2000 and the MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1996, both in the Netherlands. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and serves on the IEEE SPS Technical Committee on Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP), the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP), and the cross-Society IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC). Over the years he was/is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (since 2004), the International Journal on Biomedical Imaging (2006-2009), the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2008-2011), has co-edited various journal special issues and co-organized