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Previous Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yuchong Duan
College of Science and Information Technology, Hainan University, China

Yucong Duan is currently a full professor in college of science and information technology, Hainan University, P.R.China. He received a PhD in software engineering from Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2006. He was Post-doc fellow in School of Software, Tsinghua University, China from 2006-2007. He was a Post-doc fellow in the Software Engineering Laboratory at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea, from 2007-2008. He was a lecturer of Biomedical Engineering Institute, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, from 2008 to 2009. He was a Post-doc fellow in Le2i, CNRS, University of Bourgogne, France, from 2009-2010. He was a postdoc in DISCO, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy, From 2011 to 2012. He has been a member of IEEE since2005. He joined in the CCF at 2013 and served as a committee member of the Service Computing professional committee of CCF. He has published more than 70 international journal or conference papers. His research interests include: theoretical and empirical software engineering, model driven software development, knowledge engineering, ontology modeling, data cleaning of very large database, cognitive linguistics, service computing, SOA, cloud computing, etc.

Prof. Meng Joo Er
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Er Meng Joo is currently a Full Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He served as the Founding Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme and an elected member of the NTU Advisory Board from 2009 to 2012. Furthermore, he served as a member of the NTU Senate Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012.
He has authored five books entitled “Dynamic Fuzzy Neural Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications” and “Engineering Mathematics with Real-World Applications” published by McGraw Hill in 2003 and 2005 respectively, and “Theory and Novel Applications of Machine Learning” published by In-Tech in 2009, “New Trends in Technology: Control, Management, Computational Intelligence and Network Systems” and “New Trends in Technology: Devices, Computer, Communication and Industrial Systems”, both published by SCIYO, 18 book chapters and more than 500 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas of interest.
Professor Er was bestowed the Web of Science Top 1 % Best Cited Paper and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In recognition of the significant and impactful contributions to Singapore’s development by his research projects, Professor Er won the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award twice (2011 and 2015). He is also the only dual winner in Singapore IES Prestigious Publication Award in Application (1996) and IES Prestigious Publication Award in Theory (2001). Under his leadership, the NTU Team emerged first runner-up in the Freescale Technology Forum Design Challenge 2008. He received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of EEE in 1999, School of EEE Year 2 Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, the Most Zealous Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. He also received the Best Session Presentation Award at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in 2006 and the Best Presentation Award at the International Symposium on Extreme Learning Machine 2012. On top of this, he has more than 50 awards received at international and local competitions.
Currently, Professor Er serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He also serves an Area Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Science and an Associate Editor of 14 refereed international journals, namely IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, ETRI Journal, International Journal of Humanoid Robots, International Journal of Modelling, Simulation and Scientific Computing, International Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, International Journal of Fuzzy and Uncertain Systems, International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing and an editorial board member of the Open Automation and Control Systems Journal and the EE Times.
Professor Er has been invited to deliver more than 60 keynote speeches and invited talks overseas. He has also been active in professional bodies. He has served as Chairman of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Singapore Chapter (2009 to 2011) and Chairman of IES Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technical Committee (EEETC) (2004 to 2006 and 2008 to 2012). Under his leadership, the IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the CIS Outstanding Chapter Award 2012 (The Singapore Chapter is the first chapter in Asia to win the award). In recognition of his outstanding contributions to professional bodies, he was bestowed the IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award (Singapore Section) and the IES Silver Medal in 2011. Due to his outstanding contributions in education, research, administration and professional services, he is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013. 

Prof. Heung-Gyoon Ryu
Department of Electronic Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Korea

Heung-Gyoon Ryu was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 1959. He received the B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Seoul National University in 1982, 1984 and 1988. Since February 1988, he has been with Chungbuk National University, Korea, where he is currently Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering in Chungbuk National University. From March 2002 to February 2004, he worked as director of RICIC (research institute of computer, information communication) in Chungbuk National University. His main research interests are wireless communication, mobile communication system, satellite communication system, communication circuit design, and communication signal processing. He received the ‘2002 ACADEMY AWARD’ from the Korea Electromagnetic Engineering Society, Korea. He received the “BEST PAPER AWARD” at the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2008) Athens, Greece, July 27-Aug.1, 2008. Also, He received the “BEST PAPER AWARD” at the International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications (SPACOMM 2009), Colmar France, July 20-25, 2009. From 1988 until now, he has published around 260 journal papers in Korea domestic journals and IEEE journal. Also, he has published around 180 papers in international and domestic conferences. He has completed more than 50 research projects from the Korean government, ETRI, ADD and Samsung, LG, etc. Currently he is in charge of 2 research projects funded from Korean government, and ETRI. He has supervised to successful completion 21 Ph.D students and 103 MSc students. Currently he is supervising 3 PhD students and 3 MSc students.

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