Keynote Speakers


 

Prof. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood

IEEE Fellow, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Medical Sieve Readiology Grand Challenge

IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

 

Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood  is an IBM Fellow and the Chief Scientist/overall lead for the global Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge project in IBM Research. As a worldwide expert in artificial Intelligence for medical imaging and clinical decision support, she is leading the company's future in cognitive health and helping define new IBM products through her groups research in biomedical imaging, computer vision, deep learning, knowledge and reasoning.

Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood graduated with a Ph.D from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1993. Prior to coming to IBM, Dr. Syeda-Mahmood led the image indexing program at Xerox Research and was one of the early originators of the field of content-based image and video retrieval. Over the past 30 years, her research interests have been in a variety of areas relating to artificial intelligence ranging from computer vision, image and video databases, to recent applications in medical image analysis, healthcare informatics and clinical decision support. She has over 250 refereed publications and over 100 filed patents. Dr. Syeda-Mahmood has chaired numerous conferences and workshops over the years at forums such as IEEE CVPR, ICCV, ACM, and MICCAI including MICCAI 2016 (Industrial Chair), IEEE HISB 2011 (General Chair), and IEEE CVPR 2008 (Program Chair). 

Dr. Syeda-Mahmood is a Fellow of IEEE. She is also a member of IBM Academy of Technology. Dr. Syeda-Mahmood was declared Master Inventor in 2011. She is the recipient of key awards including IBM Corporate Award 2015, Best of IBM Award 2015, 2016 and several outstanding innovation awards. In 2016, she received the highest technical honor at IBM and was conferred the title of IBM Fellow.



Prof. Changsheng Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow

 

Dr. Xu  is a Professor in National Lab of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Executive Director of China-Singapore Institute of Digital Media. His research interests include multimedia content analysis/indexing/retrieval, pattern recognition and computer vision. He has hold 30 granted/pending patents and published over 200 refereed research papers in these areas. Dr. Xu is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications and ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal. He received the Best Associate Editor Award of ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications in 2012 and the Best Editorial Member Award of ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal in 2008. He served as Program Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009. He has served as associate editor, guest editor, general chair, program chair, area/track chair, special session organizer, session chair and TPC member for over 20 IEEE and ACM prestigious multimedia journals, conferences and workshops. He is an ACM Distinguished ScientistIEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow
More information: http://www.nlpr.ia.ac.cn/mmc/homepage/csxu.html


Prof. Jianfei Cai 

IEEE Fellow, Monash University, Australia

 

Jianfei is a Professor at Faculty of IT, Monash University, where he currently serves as the Head for the Data Science & AI Department. Before that, he was a full professor, a cluster deputy director of Data Science & AI Research center (DSAIR), Head of Visual and Interactive Computing Division and Head of Computer Communications Division in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His major research interests include visual computing, computer vision, and multimedia. He has published more than 200 technical papers in international conferences and journals. He is a co-recipient of paper awards in ACCV, ICCM, IEEE ICIP and MMSP. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE T-IP, T-MM, T-CSVT and Visual Computer as well as serving as Area Chair for ICCV, ECCV, ACM Multimedia, ICME and ICIP. He was the Chair of IEEE CAS VSPC-TC during 2016-2018. He had also served as the leading TPC Chair for IEEE ICME 2012.

 

Prof. Hong Shen (沈鸿教授)
Sun Yat-sen University, China

 

Dr. Hong Shen is a specially-appointed Professor in Sun Yat-sen University where he was the foundation Director of Institute for Advanced Computing. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, data mining, privacy preserving computing, wireless and optical networks, he has led numerous research centers and projects in different countries. He has published 400+ papers including over 100 papers in major international journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM transactions. Prof. Shen has received many honours and awards including China National Endowed Expert, Chinese Academy of Sciences “Hundred Talents”, Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award, and Chinese Academy of Sciences Natural Sciences Award. He is a member of Executive Board of IEEE Technical Committee for Parallel Processing (TCPP), and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals and chaired many conferences.