ICCAE 2020-Keynote Speeches as below:

IEEE Fellow, Prof. Keum-Shik Hong, Pusan National University, South Korea

Speech Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Light: Present and Future (Abstract as link)

Biography: Keum-Shik Hong received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering from Seoul National University in 1979, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 1987, and both an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1991. Dr. Hong joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Pusan National University (PNU) in 1993. In 2009, under the auspices of the World Class University Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of Korea, he established the Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, PNU.

Dr. Hong serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2008-2011), and as Associate Editor of Automatica (2000-2006). He also serves as AEs for the Frontiers in Neurorobotics and the Brain-Computer Interfaces. He has also been General Secretary of the Asian Control Association (2006-2008), and was Organizing Chair of the ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, Fukuoka, Japan. He is a past president of the Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems. He is President-Elect of Asian Control Association.

He is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, an ICROS Fellow, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and many other societies. His Integrated Dynamics and Control Engineering Laboratory was designated a National Research Laboratory by the MEST of Korea in 2003. He is the Director of the Institute of Advanced Construction and Conveying Machinery. Dr. Hong’s current research interests include brain-computer interface, nonlinear systems theory, adaptive control, distributed parameter systems, autonomous systems, and innovative control applications in brain engineering.

Prof. Mohammed Bennamoun, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Biography: Mohammed Bennamoun received his M.Sc. from Queen's University , Kingston, Canada in the area of Control Theory, and his PhD from Queen's /Q.U.T in Brisbane, Australia in the area of Computer Vision. He lectured Robotics at Queen's, and then joined QUT in 1993 as an Associate Lecturer. He is currently a Winthrop Professor. He served as the Head of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA) for five years (February 2007-March 2012). He served as the Director of a University Centre at QUT: The Space Centre for Satellite Navigation from 1998-2002.

He served as a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts from 2013-2015. He was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and Visiting Professor in 2006 at the University of Edinburgh. He was also Visiting Professor at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Telecom Lille1, France in 2009, The Helsinki University of Technology in 2006, and The University of Bourgogne and Paris 13 in France in 2002-2003. He is the co-author of the book. Object Recognition: Fundamentals and Case Studies", Springer-Verlag, 2001, and the co-author of an Edited book on .Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web", published in 2011.

He published close to 100 journal papers and 250 conference papers, and secured highly competitive national grants from the ARC, government and other funding bodies. Some of these grants were in collaboration with Industry partners (through the ARC Linkage Project scheme) to solve real research problems for industry, including Swimming Australia, the West Australian Institute of Sport, a textile company (Beaulieu Pacific), and AAM-GeoScan. He worked on research problems and collaborated (through joint publications, grants and supervision of PhD students) with researchers from different disciplines including Animal Biology, Speech Processing, Biomechanics, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Linguistics, Robotics, Photogrammetry, and Radiology. He collaborated with researchers from within Australia (e.g. CSIRO), as well as Internationally (e.g. Germany, France, Finland, USA). He won several awards, including the Best Supervisor of the Year Award at QUT in 1998, an award for teaching excellence (research supervision), and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Mentorship in 2016. He also received an award for research supervision at UWA in 2008.

He served as a guest editor for a couple of special issues in International journals, such as the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI). He was selected to give conference tutorials at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), the International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP), the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (CVPR 2016), and a course at the International Summer School on Deep Learning (DeepLearn2017). He organized several special sessions for conferences; including a special session for the IEEE International Conference in Image Processing (IEEE ICIP). He was on the program committee of many conferences e.g. 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM) and the International Conference on Computer Vision. He also contributed in the organisation of many local and international conferences. His areas of interest include control theory, robotics, obstacle avoidance, object recognition, artificial neural networks, signal/image processing and computer vision (particularly 3D).

Assoc. Prof. Manolya Kavakli-Thorne, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science Department of Computing, Australia

Biography: Associate Professor Manolya Kavakli is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Coursework Program at the Department of ComputingMacquarie 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 ArchitectureIstanbul 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 ArchitectureIstanbul Technical University, In 2000, she started lecturing in IT at the School of Information TechnologyCharles 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 2020-Plenary Speaker

Prof. Jinyan Li, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Biography: Dr. Jinyan Li is a Professor of Data Science and Program Leader of Bioinformatics at the Advanced Analytics Institute, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has been actively working on data mining and bioinformatics for 20 years. He has published 220 papers, including 120 papers in the prestigious journals of data mining, machine learning, and computational biology. He is widely known for his pioneering research on the theories and algorithms of emerging patterns. One of these papers has received 1230 Google Scholar citations. Jinyan has a Bachelor degree of Science (Applied Mathematics) from National University of Defense Technology (China), a Master degree of Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Hebei University of Technology (China), and a PhD degree (Computer Science) from the University of Melbourne (Australia). More details of his research can be found at http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/jinyan.li

Prof. Zabih F. Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University, UK

Biography: Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy, CEng, Fellow of IET, Senior Member of IEEE and OSA: received BSc (Hons.) in electrical and electronics engineering from Manchester Metropolitan Univ.,  UK in 1981, and MSc (1984) and PhD (1987) from Univ. of Manchester, UK. From 1987 to 1988 was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, City Univ., UK. In 1988 joined Sheffield Hallam Univ. as a Lecturer, becoming a Professor in 1997. In 2004 joined Univ. of Northumbria, Newcastle, as an Associate Dean (AD) for research in School of Engineering, and from 2012 to 2014 was AD for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, where he currently is Head of the Optical Communications Research Group. In 2001 was awarded Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship in Engineering from Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore. In 2016 was a Research Fellow and in 2015 a Distinguished Professor at Chines Academy of Science, Quanzhou, China. Visiting Professor at the Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (2013-17), and Huaqiao Univ., China (2017-18). Published over 800 papers (325 journals and 7 books), 97 keynote/invited talks, and supervised 63 PhDs. Research interests include optical wireless communications, free space optics, visible light communications, radio over fibre- free space optics, and sensor networks with project funding from EU, UK Research Council and industry. 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, Associate Editor of a number of international journals, and Co-guest Editor of a number of special issues. He is the fellow of the IET, a senior member of IEEE and OSA and a Charted Engineer. He is a co-author of a CRC book on “Optical Wireless Communications – Systems and Channel Modelling with Matlab (1st Ed. 2012, and 2nd Ed. 2019); a 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, 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”. He is the founder and chair the IEEE/IET Intern. Symposium on Communications Systems, Networks and DSP, West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications, and co-founder of a number of international events including Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications in ICC since 2015. He is the Vice-Cahir of OSA Technical Group of Optics in Digital Systems (2018-). He is the Chair of the IEEE Student Branch at Northumbria University, Newcastle (2019-). 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/