Speakers of CNIOT 2024
Prof. Biao Huang
Fellow IEEE , Fellow CAE
University of Alberta, Canada
Prof. Henry Leung
Fellow IEEE, Fellow SPIE
University of Calgary, Canada
Biography: Henry Leung (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 1991.,He is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. Before joining U of C, he was with the Department of National Defense (DND), Canada, as a Defense Scientist. His main duty there was to conduct research and development of automated surveillance systems, which can perform detection, tracking, identification, and data fusion automatically as a Decision Aid for military operators. His research interests include big data analytic, chaos and nonlinear dynamics, information fusion, machine learning, signal and image processing, robotics, and the Internet of Things. He has published extensively in the open literature on these topics. He has over 200 journal articles and 200 refereed conference papers.,Dr. Leung is a fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). He has been the Associate Editor of various journals such as the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, International Journal on Information Fusion, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. He has also served as the Guest Editors for the Special Issue on Intelligent Transportation Systems of the International Journal on Information Fusion and Cognitive Sensor Networks of the IEEE Sensor Journal. He is the Topic Editor on Robotic Sensors of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. He is the Editor of the Springer book series on Information Fusion and Data Science.(Based on document published on 1 August 2023).
Prof. Genci Capi
Hosei University, Japan
Biography:Genci Capi received the Ph.D. degree from Yamagata University, in 2002. He was a Researcher at the Department of Computational Neurobiology, ATR Institute from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, he joined the Department of System Management, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, as an Assistant Professor, and in 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Toyama up to March 2016. Now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University. His research interests include intelligent robots, BMI, multi robot systems, humanoid robots, learning and evolution.
Prof. Jianhua Ma
Hosei University, Japan
Biography:Jianhua Ma [m'98] is a professor with the Department of Digital Media, Faculty of Computer & Information Sciences, Hosei University, Japan. His research interests include multimedia, networking, pervasive computing, social computing, wearable technology, IoT, smart things, and cyber intelligence. He is one of the pioneers in research on Hyper World and Cyber World (CW), since 1996. He first proposed Ubiquitous Intelligence (UI) toward Smart World (SW), which he envisioned in 2004, and was featured in the European ID People Magazine in 2005. He has conducted several unique CW-related projects, including the Cyber Individual (Cyber-1), which was featured by and highlighted on the front page of IEEE Computing Now in 2011. He has published more than 300 papers, co-authored five books, and edited over 30 journal special issues. He has founded three IEEE Congresses on Smart World', Cybermatics' and Cyber Science and Technology', respectively, as well as IEEE Conferences on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom), Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC), Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC), Cyber Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom), Internet of Things (iThings), and Internet of People (loP). He is a member of the IEEE and ACM, the chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cybermatics, the founding chair of IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Smart World, and in the advisory board of IEEE CS Technical Committee on Scalable Computing.
Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
The University of Georgia, USA
Biography: Hamid R. Arabnia received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Kent, Canterbury, in 1987. He has been with the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, since 1987, where he is currently a Professor Emeritus of computer science. He is a Fellow and an Advisor of the Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence, and Organized Crime Research. His research interests include parallel and distributed processing techniques and algorithms, supercomputing, big data analytics (in the context of scalable HPC), imaging science (image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics), and other compute-intensive problems. His great research interest includes methodologies that promote cross-disciplinary education. He has authored extensively in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has authored or coauthored about 200 peer-reviewed research publications and also 250 edited research books in his areas of expertise. Applications of his interests include health informatics, medical imaging, and security. His most recent activities include studying ways to promote legislation that would prevent cyberstalking, cyber harassment, and cyberbullying. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer).
Prof. Shigeo Akashi
Distinguished Instructors of Cisco Networking Academy
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Biography:Shigeo Akashi was certified as a Ph.D. holder by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and he is now a professor at Tokyo University of Science. He was the chair professor at the Department of Information Sciences at this university from 2015 through 2016. As for the academic and educational activities, he has been a member of the Experts Committee leading scientific education for Japanese senior high schools, which is authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japanese Government since 2016. He is interested in the interdisciplinary research area ranging from applied mathematics and information sciences. As for the aspect of applied mathematics, he was an invited speaker in Asian Mathematical Conference which was held at Busan City in Korea in 2013, and moreover, he was a member of Scientific Committee for Asian Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization which was approved as a satellite international conference of International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. As for the aspect of information science, he has been certified as Distinguished Cisco Certified Active Instructor by Cisco Networking Academy, which is administrated by Cisco Systems, since 2012, and moreover, he was awarded 2018 APSCIT Fellowship by Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology. His joint research work with RKC Instruments Co. Ltd., which is the largest company in all Japanese companies producing temperature-measuring instruments, named as "An algorithm for discriminating the inside of a closed curve from the outside" has been approved with Patent ID. 4760768 by Japan Patent Office attached to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japanese Government in 2011.