Keynote Speakers

Prof.Zhisheng Niu,

IEEE Fellow, IECIE Fellow
Tsinghua University, China

 

Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-1994, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. During 1998-1998, he visited Hitachi Central Research Laboratory as a HIVIPS senior researcher. His major research interests include queueing theory and traffic engineering, wireless communications and mobile Internet, vehicular communications and smart networking, and green communication and networks.

Dr. Niu has been serving IEEE Communications Society since 2000, first as Chair of Beijing Chapter (2000-2008) and then as Director of Asia-Pacific Board (2008-2009), Director for Conference Publications (2010-2011), Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee (2014-2015), and Director for Online Contents (2018-2019). He has also served as editor of IEEE Wireless Communication (2009-2013) and associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/CIC joint publication China Communications (2012-2016), and currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks (2020-2022). He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009, Best Paper Awards from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013 and from Journal of Communications and Information Networks (JCIN) in 2019, Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award from IEEE Communications Society Green Communications and Computing Technical Committee in 2018, and Harold Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences from IEEE Communication Society in 2019. He was selected as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society (2012-2015) as well as IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society (2014-2018). He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.

 

Prof.Alex Kot Chichung
Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore,  Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IES
Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

 

Prof. Kot has been with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) for eight years. He was the Vice Dean Research and Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE for three years, overseeing the research activities for the School with over 200 faculty members. He was the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the College of Engineering (COE) for eight years. He is currently the Director of ROSE Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab) and the Director of NTU-PKU Joint Research Institue . He has published extensively with over 300 technical papers in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics recognition, authentication, image forensics, machine learning and AI. He has two USA and one Singapore patents granted.

Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for a number of IEEE transactions, including IEEE TSP, IMM, TCSVT, TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TIP, SPM, SPL, JSTSP, JASP, TIFS, etc. He was a TC member for several IEEE Technical Committee in SPS and CASS. He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the General Co-Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and area/track chairs for several IEEE flagship conferences. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator and the Chapters Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Chapters worldwide. He received the Best Teacher of The Year Award at NTU, the Microsoft MSRA Award and as a co-author for several award papers. He was elected as the IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2005. He was a Vice President in the Signal Processing Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is now a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IES.

 

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Keong Ng
CEng, SMIEEE, Sr. MIES, MIET, AMIRSE
Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Dr. Andrew Ng is an Associate Professor with Singapore Institute of Technology. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and serves on the committees of various local and international professional engineering institutions, such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and IES; a Consultant and Advisor to startups and multinational corporations; and a Guest Editor of a special issue of an international journal. In addition, Dr. Ng is a Principal Investigator of several grants amounting to more than SGD 1 million. He holds one international patent and has over 25 publications as both first and corresponding author. His research and development innovations have also garnered him several prestigious awards, such as Outstanding Researcher Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Amity Researcher Award, Young Investigator Award, and National Instruments Editor’s Choice Engineering Impact Award. Furthermore, Dr. Ng has been a keynote and an invited speaker at various international conferences. He has also been frequently quoted and interviewed by news media on railway transportation issues and current affairs.

 

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