Speakers of SPCVA 2023
Presidential Chair Prof. ZHANG, Dapeng David
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
IEEE Life Fellow, IAPR/AAIA Fellow, FRSC, FCAE
Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society
Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society
Biography: David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2005. Currently he is Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University and HIT, and Adjunct Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, National University of Defense Technology and the University of Waterloo. He is both Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image & Graphics (IJIG) (http://www.worldscinet.com/ijig/ijig.shtml) and Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB)(http://www.springer.com/series/6191); Organizer, the first International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); and Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. Over past 30 years, he have been working on pattern recognition, image processing and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including palmprint recognition, computerized TCM and facial beauty analysis, are famous in the world. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He has been continuously listed as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively(http://highlycited.com). He is also ranted about 80 with H-Index 103 at Top 1000 Scientists for international Computer Science and Electronics(http://www.guide2research.com/scientists). Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.
Professor Chin-Chen Chang
IEEE and IET Fellow
Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Biography: Professor Chin-Chen Chang serves as an Honorary Professor at Feng Chia University. He was elected as a Fellow of IEEE and IET in 1998, a Fellow of CS in 2020, an AAIA Fellow in 2021, a Member of the Academy of Europe (AE) in 2022, and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) in the same year for his contributions to information security.
Professor Chin-Chen Chang obtained his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Master of Science in Computer and Decision Sciences, both awarded by National Tsing-Hua University. In 2023, he was awarded the Honorary Ph.D. Degree in Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
He served as Associate Professor at National Chiao-Tung University, Professor at National Chung-Hsing University, Chair and Professor of the Computer Science Department at National Chung-Cheng University, Director of the Automation Research Center, Dean of the College of Engineering, Provost, and Acting President of National Chung-Cheng University. He also served as the Director of the Advisory Office at the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, and was a Visiting Scholar/Researcher at Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He holds a joint appointment at National Tsing-Hua University.
Professor Chang has worked on many different topics in information security, cryptography, multimedia image processing, and has published several hundred papers in international conferences and journals, and has written 38 books. He holds 25 patents, including one in the US and seven in China. He has also worked with the National Science Council, Ministry of Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and other government agencies on more than 100 projects. He was ranked number one in Taiwan of 1000 of the most influential scientists in the area of computer science in the world, according to the survey by Guide2Research in Aug. 2017.
Professor Chang is also the recipient of several awards, including the Top Citation Award from Pattern Recognition Letters, Outstanding Scholar Award from the Journal of Systems and Software, and the Ten Outstanding Young Men Award of Taiwan.
Professor Chang has given more than one thousand invited talks at institutions including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica, Tokyo University, Kyoto University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan University and Peking University. He has served as Honorary Professor, Consulting Professor, Distinguished Professor and Guest Professor at over 60 academic institutions and received Distinguished Alumni Awards from his Alma Masters.
Prof. Graziano Chesi
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Graziano Chesi joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong in 2006, where he is now a full professor. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence in 1997 and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2001. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, an assistant professor at the University of Siena, and a specially appointed professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He served as associate editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and Mechatronics.
He founded the Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control.
He authored the books “Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems” (Springer 2009) and “Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming” (Springer 2011). He was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Prof. Hong Shen
China National Endowed Expert
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Hong Shen is a specially-appointed Professor in Sun Yat-sen University, China, where he was the foundation Director of SYSU's Institute for Advanced Computing. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Adelaide, Australia, where he was a tenured Professor (Chair of Computer Science) for 15 years. He received the BS degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, MS degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and PhD degree from Abo Akademi University, Finland. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, privacy preserving computing and high performance networks, he has led numerous research centers and projects in different countries. He has published 400+ papers including over 100 papers in major international journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM transactions. Prof. Shen received many honors and awards, and served on different roles in professional societies, journal editorial boards and conference committees.