Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic

IEEE Life Fellow

Simon Fraser University, Canada


Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles. She is currently a professor in the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include communication networks and dynamical systems. She served as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director, President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Dr. Trajkovic serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of Systems Engineering. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and System Society, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE.


Prof. Dr. Prabhas chongstitvatana

Department of computer engineering

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Prabhas Chongstitvatana is a professor in the department of computer engineering, Chulalongkorn University. He earned B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 1980 and Ph.D. from the department of artificial intelligence, Edinburgh University, U.K. in 1992. His research involves robotics, evolutionary computation, computer architecture, bioinformatics and quantum computing. He is a lifetime member of Thailand Engineering Institute, senior member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology, senior adviser of Thai Robotics Society, founding member of Thai Embedded System Association and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was the president of ECTI Association of Thailand 2012-2013. He has been awarded "National Distinguished Researcher" by National Research Council of Thailand in 2009. His current interest is in building Quantum computer.



Prof. Jitkomut Songsiri

Department of Electrical Engineering,

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Jitkomut was born and raised in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand. She went to Triam Udom Suksa high school and Chulalongkorn University (CU) in Bangkok. She received Bachelor and Master degrees in 1999 and 2002, all in Electrical Engineering (EE). She briefly worked at SVI Initatives Ltd. and later joined the Control Systems research group at EE, CU as a research assistant until 2004. She went to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a PhD in EE and graduated in 2010. Her study in the U.S. was supported by the Royal Thai government scholarship. At UCLA, she worked under the guidance of Prof. Lieven Vandenberghe in the area of convex optimization and its applications.

Jitkomut is currently an Associate Professor at Control Systems Research Laboratory (CSRL), Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, in short we refer to ourselves as Chula Engineering. It is the oldest university in Thailand with a beautiful campus located in the downtown Bangkok.



Prof. Hong Shen

China National Endowed Expert

Sun Yat-sen University, China


Hong Shen received the BS degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, MS degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and PhD degree from Abo Akademi University, Finland. He is Professor in Macao Polytechnic University, specially-appointed Professor in Sun Yat-sen University, and Adjunct Professor in University of Adelaide where he was a tenured Professor (Chair of Computer Science) for 15 years. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, privacy preserving computing and high performance 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 received many honors and awards, and served on different roles in professional societies, journal editorial boards and conference committees.