|ICCAE 2019-Keynote Speeches as below:
Keynote Speaker I
Biography: Saman Halgamuge, Fellow of the IEEE, is a Professor and the Director/Head of Research School of Engineering, The Australian National University. He has previously held appointments as Professor and Associate Dean International at the University of Melbourne. He graduated with Dipl.-Ing and PhD degrees in Data Engineering (“Datentechnik”) from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and B.Sc. Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and Applied Mathematics (Hindawi). His research that lead to 25o publications has been funded over the last 20 years by Australian Research Council (16 grants), National Health and Medical Research Council (2 grants), industry and other external organisations (13 grants or contracts) and funding to support stipends for 45 PhD students. His research record is in Data engineering, which includes Data Analytics and Optimization focusing on applications in Mechatronics, Energy, Biology and Medicine. His publication profile is at http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=en&user=9cafqywAAAAJ&view_op=list_works
Keynote Speaker II
SPIE Fellow, Prof. Marek Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Speech Title:Visual Perception, Cognitive Skills and Behavioral Features in Security Protocols and Cryptography (Abstract as link)
Biography: Professor of Computer Science, cognitive scientist and cryptographer, head of Cryptography and Cognitive Informatics Laboratory. Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology and Pedagogical University in Krakow. Graduated from the Mathematics and Physics Department at the Jagiellonian University. In 1996 for received Ph.D. (with hons.) in control engineering and robotics.
In 2001 he was awarded the title of Doctor Habilitated in Computer Science for his research on medical image analysis and understanding, at the AGH University of Science and Technology. In 2005 he received a professor title in technical sciences.
He is a member of numerous world scientific associations (SPIE Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, IS&T, SIIM etc.) as well as a member of Interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003-2011). Author of more than 400 scientific international publications on pattern recognition and image understanding, artificial intelligence, IT systems and biocybernetics. Author of recognised monographs in the field of cryptography, and author of innovative approach to cognitive medical image analysis, and linguistic threshold schemes. For his achievements in these fields he was awarded many prestigious scientific awards and honors, including Medal for long-Time Service from President of Poland, Medal of National Education Commission, and Takliński´s award (three times), and the first winner of Engel`s award. He is an associate editor in several JCR journals.
Biography: Associate Professor Manolya Kavakli is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Coursework Program at the Department of Computing, Macquarie University. She is an active researcher with 133 refereed papers (775 citations) in the last 25 years working on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She has been the recipient of 10 awards and more than 30 grants from a number of scientific international organisations including the Australian Research Council, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Turkish Republic State Planning Organization. Her research has been profiled in international media 32 times. Dr Kavakli supervised 7 postdoctoral fellows and 47 potsgraduate (11 PhD, 2 MSc, 7 Honours, 18 MIT and 9 French MEng internship) students in HCI. At present, she has been supervising 8 postgraduate students in this domain.
Dr Kavakli started working on HCI in design, following her graduation from the Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, in 1987. Her earlier research studies focused on the simulation of designers’ behaviour and interaction with computer aided design systems. She developed two knowledge based systems for the solution of specific design problems to gain her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1990 and 1995 from Istanbul Technical University. In her early postdoctoral studies, she focused on computer graphics and sketch recognition to be able to design more effective and intuitive software systems for architects and engineers. She was awarded a NATO Science Fellowship in 1996 with her postdoctoral research project titled "An AI application for the transformation of 2D sketch to 3D geometric model" and started working on the analysis of hand drawn images. She worked at the Colour and Imaging Institute (former Design Research Centre), University of Derby, UK for a year. In 1998 she received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Sydney, Australia and worked on the differences in cognitive processing between novice and expert designers at the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition for 1.5 years.
Until 1999 she was an Associate Professor in Design Science and Methodology at the Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, In 2000, she started lecturing in IT at the School of Information Technology, Charles Sturt University. In 2002, she took an active role in establishing the first degree in Computer Science (Games Technology) and became its Acting Course Coordinator. By that time, her research in HCI started having a strong focus on the creation of virtual habitats and novel interaction methods with virtual objects and avatars in computer games and training simulations. In 2003, she became a Senior Lecturer at Department of Computing, Macquarie University, and established a Virtual Reality Lab, as well as VISOR (Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality) Research Group. She is currently continuing her research on HCI using virtual reality and motion tracking technologies with a strong focus on the development of training simulations. In 2013 and 2014 Dr Kavakli received two 2-month appointments for Research Professorships at the Virtual Immersion Research Group, Image Institute - Laboratory Le2i, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Chalon Sur Saone, France. Joining CEPET (Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training) as an associate member, she took an active role in building a Simulation Hub together with her colleagues from the Department of Psychology.
ICCAE 2019-Plenary Speaker
Prof. Zabih F. Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University, UK
Speech Title: Optical Camera and Visible Light Communications (Abstract as link)
Biography: Professor Zabih. Ghassemlooy received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in electrical and electronics engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K., in 1981, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, University of Manchester, U.K., in 1984 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 1988, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with City University, U.K. 1988 he joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer, becoming a Reader in 1995 and became a Professor in optical communications in 1997. 2004 joined the University of Northumbria (UNN), Newcastle, as an Associate Dean (AD) for research with the School of Computing, Engineering, and Information Sciences, and from 2012 to 2014, he was AD of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, UNN, UK, where he currently is Head of the Northumbria Communications Research Laboratories. In 2001 he was awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship in Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 2016 he become a Research Fellow at the Chines Academy of Science, and since 2015 has been a Distinguished Professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Quanzhou, China. He is a Visiting Professor at the University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia (2013-2017), and Huaqiao University, Quanzhou, China (2017-18). He published over 700 papers (298 journals and 6 books), over 91 keynote and invited talks, and supervised 60 Ph.D. students. Research interests include optical wireless communications, free space optics, and visible light communications. He was the Vice-Chair of EU Cost Action IC1101 (2011-16). He is the Chief Editor of the British Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the International Journal of Optics and Applications. He is the fellow of the IET, a senior member of IEEE, a member of OSA, and UK Charted Engineer. He is a co-author of a CRC book on “Optical Wireless Communications – Systems and Channel Modelling with Matlab (2012); and co-editor of four books including the Springer book on “Optical Wireless Communications – An Emerging Technology (2016)”, CRC book on “Visible Light Communications: Theory and Applications, CRC June 2017”, IGI Global book on “Intelligent Systems for Optical Networks Design: Advancing Techniques, 31 Mar 2013, and IET book on “Analogue Optical Fibre Communications, IEE Telecommunication series 32, 1995”. From 2004-06 he was the IEEE UK/IR Communications Chapter Secretary, the Vice-Chairman (2004-2008), the Chairman (2008-2011), and Chairman of the IET Northumbria Network (Oct 2011-2015). Web site: http://soe.northumbria.ac.uk/ocr/people/ghassemlooy/
ICCAE 2019-Invited Speakers
Prof. Luisito Lolong Lacatan,Jose Rizal University, Philippines
Dr. Zain Anwar Ali, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China