Prof. Wang Jun (王钧 教授）
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (香港城市大学)
Fellow of IEEE & IAPR
Biography: Jun Wang is the Chair Professor Computational Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science and School of Data Science at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to this position, he held various academic positions at Dalian University of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, University of North Dakota, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also held various short-term visiting positions at USAF Armstrong Laboratory, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Dalian University of Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Changjiang Chair Professor). He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in systems engineering from Dalian University of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His current research interests include neural networks and their applications. He published about 200 journal papers, 15 book chapters, 11 edited books, and numerous conference papers in these areas. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. He also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (1999-2009), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and its predecessor (2003-2013), and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part C (2002–2005), as a member of the editorial board of Neural Networks (2012-2014), editorial advisory board of International Journal of Neural Systems (2006-2013. He was an organizer of several international conferences such as the General Chair of the 13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (2006) and the 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, and a Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2012). He has been an IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer (2010-2012, 2014-2016). In addition, he served as President of Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) in 2006 and many organizations such as IEEE Fellow Committee; IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Awards Committee; IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Board of Governors, He is an IEEE Fellow, IAPR Fellow, and a recipient of an IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award and APNNA Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011, Neural Networks Pioneer Award from IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2014), among others.
Prof. Yuanqing Li (李远清 教授）
South China University of Technology, China (华南理工大学)
Fellow of IEEE
Biography: Yuanqing Li received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 1988, the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and applications from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in 1997. Since 1997, he has been with the South China University of Technology, where he became a Full Professor in 2004. From 2002 to 2004, he was with the Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, as a Researcher. From 2004 to 2008, he was with the Laboratory for Neural Signal Processing, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, as a Research Scientist. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to brain signal analysis and BCIs, 2016. He won State Natural Science Awards (second prize), China, 2009, Changjiang Professorship, Ministry of Education, China, 2012, Distinguished Young Scholar Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2008, and so on. He was elevated you to IEEE Fellow for contributions to brain signal analysis and brain computer interfaces, 2016. His research interests include blind signal processing, sparse representation, machine learning, brain–computer interface, EEG, and fMRI data analysis. He has published more than 100 journal papers and 2 edited books since 1994, of which 70 were published in high level journals including Cerebral Cortex, NeuroImage, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Neural Engineering, Neural Computation, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and 8 various IEEE transactions, e.g., IEEE Trans. Information Theory and EEE Trans. PAMI. He also has more than 30 publications in conferences including NIPS and WCCI. His BCI systems including brain-controlled wheelchairs were reported many times by news media including CCTV, China Daily, Hongkong Ta Kung Pao, and Australia New News. He has been serving as AE of several journals such as IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems.
Prof. Changxu (Sean) Wu
University of Arizona, USA (美国亚利桑那大学)
Biography: Dr. Changxu (Sean) Wu received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Operational Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2007). He is currently a tenured full professor of Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering University of Arizona, starting from August 2017. Dr. Wu directs the Cognitive System Lab and he is interested in integrating cognitive science and engineering system design, especially modeling human cognition system with its applications in system design, improving transportation safety, promoting human performance in human-computer interaction, and inventing innovative sustainable and smart energy systems with human in the loop.
Dr. Wu has published over 120 papers in the field including 86 journal papers, 36 conference papers, 1 book chapter, and 2 patents in intelligent system design authorized. The journal papers include IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part A), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, Psychological Review (Impact Factor: 9.02), ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, as well as several other journals. He was the Chair of Human Performance Modeling Technical Group of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in USA. He is also Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems, and Behaviour & Information Technology. He received the Senior Researcher of the Year Award from the Dean of School the Engineering & Applied Sciences at SUNY Buffalo and Outstanding Student Instructor Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).