Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker of ICBDC 2018

Prof. Kai Hwang (黄铠教授)

IEEE Life Fellow
Professor of EE/CS at University of Southern California, USA

Kai Hwang received the Ph.D. in 1972 from UC Berkeley. He has served as a Professor at the University of Southern California and Purdue University for many years. He has published extensively in computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and network security. His Google Scholar citation has exceeded 17,400 times with an h-index of 55. His latest two books: Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications and Big Data Analytics for Cloud/IoT and Cognitive Computing were published in 2017 with Chinese editions appearing in 2018.  

An IEEE Life Fellow, he received the very-first CFC Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from IEEE CloudCom2012 for his pioneering work in parallel computing and distributed systems. Four of his graduated Ph.D. students were elected IEEE Fellows and one an IBM Fellow. He has delivered four dozens of keynote or distinguished lectures in international Conferences or leading Research Centers. Dr. Hwang has performed consulting work with IBM, MIT Lincoln Lab, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and INRIA in France. He has also servered as a visiting chair professor at Tsinghua and Hong Kong Universities. After retiring from USC, he will continue his scientific work on intelligent computer systems and network security at Wuhan University by interacting with major research centers in China.



Prof. Ching-Nung Yang (杨庆隆教授)

IET Fellow
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

CHING-NUNG YANG received the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree, both from Department of Telecommunication Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Dong Hwa University. Also, Prof. Yang is currently a Fellow of IET (IEE) and an IEEE senior member. He has published several hundreds of journal and conference papers in the areas of information security, multimedia security and coding theory. He is the guest editor of a special issue on "Visual Cryptography Scheme" for Communication of CCISA, and a coauthor of a series of articles on "Image Secret Sharing" for the Encyclopedia of Multimedia. He is the coeditor of two books "Visual Cryptography and Secret Image Sharing" published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, and "Steganography and Watermarking" published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. He serves as a technical reviewer for over 30 major scientific journals in the areas of his expertise, and serves as editorial boards of some journals. Also, has served chairs, keynote speakers, and members of program committees of various international conferences. He is the recipient of the 2000, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2014 Fine Advising Award in the Thesis of Master/PhD of Science awarded by Institute of Information & Computer Machinery. His current research interests include coding theory, information security, and cryptography.



Prof. Hong Shen (沈鸿教授)

国家特聘专家; 中组部"千人计划"入选者; 中国科学院"百人计划"入选者
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Hong Shen is a specially-appointed endowed professor in Sun Yat-sen University, and also a tenured Professor of Computer Science in the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received the B.Eng. degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, M.Eng. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.Lic. and Ph.D. degrees from Abo Akademi University, Finland, all in Computer Science. He was Professor and Chair of the Computer Networks Laboratory in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) during 2001-2006, and Professor of Compute Science at Griffith University, Australia, where he taught 9 years since 1992. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, data mining, privacy preserving computing and high performance networks, he has led numerous research centers and projects in different countries. He has published 300+ papers including over 100 papers in international journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM transactions. Prof. Shen received many honors, awards, professorial and executive appointments, and served on different roles in professional societies, journal editorial boards and conference organizations.



Director of Information Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong


Fellow, British Computer Society, UK
Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK

Simon K.S. Cheung is currently the Director of Information Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the City University of Hong Kong, and his MPA from the University of Hong Kong. A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist by profession, he was admitted as Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. His research interests are mainly in two areas, system engineering (component-based software engineering, use-case driven system design, concurrent processes and systems, Petri nets, and formal aspects of computing), and IT in education (open education resources, blended learning, mobile learning, and learning systems). His publications include 1 research monograph (published by Springer), 16 edited books (12 edited volumes published by Springer under the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and Communication in Computer and Information Science series, and 4 edited book published by universities), 7 edited journal issues, and 120 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He received the Outstanding Research Publication Award from the Open University of Hong Kong, the 1st class Achievement in Computer and Information Technology from Shenzhen Science and Technology Association, and the 1st class Outstanding Chief Information Officer from the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council. He is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.