Prof. Ouri E. Wolfson
Fellow of IEEE, ACM
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Brief Introduction: Ouri Wolfson's main research interests are in big data, distributed systems, mobile/pervasive computing, smart city, and connectomics. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He is currently the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is the founder of Mobitrac, a high-tech startup that was acquired by Fluensee Co.; and the founder and president of Pirouette Software Inc. which specializes in mobile data management. He served as a consultant to Argonne National Laboratory, US Army Research Laboratories, DARPA, and NASA. Before joining the University of Illinois he has been on the computer science faculty at the Technion and Columbia University, and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories.
Ouri Wolfson authored over 230 publications, and holds seven patents. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a University of Illinois Scholar for 2009. He co-authored seven award winning papers, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Computing Machinery. Wolfson was the keynote and distinguished speaker at leading conferences and universities, most recently the The Eighth International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA2020) , Dec. 2020, and the International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTS 2021) , Sept. 2021.
Ouri Wolfson is the Editor in Chief of the MDPI Journal of Future Transportation , Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers' Smart Technologies and Cities , and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He chaired leading conferences, most recently he was the program co-chair of the 2020 Mobile Data Management (MDM) conference. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NATO, US Army, NASA, the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Hughes Research Laboratories, Informix, Accenture, and Hitachi Co. During 2006-2015 he served as the Principal Investigator on a $3.1M NSF grant to establish a Ph.D. program in the new discipline of Computational Transportation Science.
Prof. Jerry Chun-Wei Lin
Department of Computer science, Electrical engineering and Mathematical sciences
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
IET Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, ACM Distinguished Member
Brief Introduction: Jerry Chun-Wei Lin received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan in 2010. He is currently a full Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway. He has published 500+ research articles in refereed journals (with 50+ IEE/ACM Journals, e.g., IEEE TKDE, IEEE TFS, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TCYB, IEEE TII, IEEE TITS, IEEE TNSE, IEEE TETCI, IEEE SysJ, IEEE SensJ, IEEE IOTJ, ACM TKDD, ACM TDS, ACM TMIS, ACM TOIT, ACM TIST, ACM TOS, ACM TALLIP) and international conferences (IEEE ICDE, IEEE ICDM, PKDD, PAKDD), 16 edited books, as well as 33 patents (held and filed, 3 US patents). His research interests include data mining, soft computing, optimization, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and privacy preserving and security technologies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Data Science and Pattern Recognition, the Associate Editor of 11 SCI journals including IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TCYB, Information Sciences, etc, and Guest Editor for several IEEE/ACM journals such as IEEE TFS, IEEE TITS, IEEE TII, IEEE SysJ, ACM TMIS, ACM TALLIP, ACM TOIT and ACM JDIQ. He has recognized as the most cited Chinese Researcher respectively in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by Scopus/Elsevier. He is the Fellow of IET (FIET), ACM Distinguished Member and IEEE Senior Member.
Prof. Siau Keng Leng
Department of Information Systems
City University of Hong Kong, China
Brief Introduction: Professor Siau is the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong (June 2021-present). He is also a Chair Professor (Affiliate) of the School of Data Science, City University of Hong Kong. Professor Siau received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 1996. His M.S. and B.S. (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore. His research areas are: Digital Transformation and Digital Society, Business Analytics and Data Science, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Smart Health and FinTech, AI, Robotics and Machine Learning: Future of Work and Future of Humanity Human-Centered AI, Human-AI Interaction, Web3, Metaverse