Invited Speakers

Prof. João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Biography: João Manuel R. S. Tavares graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidade do Porto, Portugal in 1992. He also earned his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto in 1995 and 2001, and attained his Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from the same University. He is a senior researcher at the Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial (INEGI) and a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec) of the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). He has been the Head of DEMec since June 2023.
João Tavares is co-editor of more than 80 books, co-author of more than 50 book chapters, 650 articles in international and national journals and conferences, and 3 international and 3 national patents. He has been a committee member of several international and national journals and conferences, is co-founder and co-editor of the book series “Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics” published by Springer, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization” published by Taylor & Francis, Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering” published by Taylor & Francis, and co-founder and co-chair of the international conference series: International Symposium on Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, International Conference on Computational and Experimental Biomedical Sciences and International Conference on Biodental Engineering. Additionally, he has been (co-)supervisor of several MSc and PhD theses and supervisor of several post-doc projects and has participated in many scientific projects both as a researcher and as scientific coordinator.
His main research areas include computational vision, medical imaging, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, and new product development.
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Prof. Hui-Wen Huang
Shaoguan University, Guangdong, China

Biography: Dr. Hui-Wen Huang is a professor in the College of Education at Shaoguan University, Guangdong, China. She completed her Ph.D. degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on online education from the University of Idaho, U.S.A. Prior to her current position, she had worked in various universities, including Taiwan, the U.S., and Mainland China, as a faculty member in teaching and research over the past two decades. Her recent work involves immersive learning using 360 VR videos across disciplines and artificial intelligence (AI) in education.

Dr. Huang has published more than 20 SSCI-indexed journal articles and international conference proceedings indexed by EI Compendex on educational technology and foreign language learning. She has actively served the academic communities, either as an invited speaker or technical committee member, in different international conferences over the past five years. She has been working with different scholars in Japan, Turkey, and the U.S. to help EFL learners develop cross-cultural competence since Spring 2020. Recently, she is working on applying AI chatbots in education and mental health.



Asst. Prof. Shilei Li
Naval University of Engineering, China

Biography: to be added