Prof. Vassilis C. Gerogiannis
University of Thessaly, Greece
Bio: Dr. Vassilis C. Gerogiannis holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics, as well as a PhD in Software Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He is a full time Professor in the Department of Digital Systems of the School of Technology at the University of Thessaly, Greece. His academic subject is “Analysis and Design of Systems and Projects with Emphasis on Decision Making”. In the recent past, he was a full time Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece. From 2004, he is also Adjunct Professor, teaching Software Engineering at the Hellenic Open University and Module Leader, teaching (Software) Project Management at Postgraduate Programs of Studies offered by the University of Thessaly. He is a visiting Professor at foreign Higher Education Institutes/Universities, among them at the IPAG Business School, Paris & Nice, France, and at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
At present, Prof. Gerogiannis serves as Member of the Management Board of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), Member of the Regional Council for Research and Innovation in the Region of Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Institute in the Research Center IASON of the University of Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Technical Chamber of Engineers in the Region of Central and Western Greece, Member of the Central Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece, as well as Member of the Scientific Committee of Electronics Engineers in the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Prof. Yong Yue, Fellow IET, FIMechE, FHEA, Head of Department
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bio: Yong Yue (BEng Northeastern China, PhD Heriot-Watt UK, CEng, FIET, FIMechE, FHEA) is currently a Professor and Director of the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC). He was Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (2013-2019). Prior to joining XJTLU, he had held various positions in industry and academia in China and the UK, including Engineer, Project Manager, Professor, Director of Research and Head of Department.
Professor Yue has experience in learning and teaching, research and enterprise as well as management. He has led a variety of research and professional projects supported by major funding bodies and industry. He has also lead curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and supervised 22 PhD students to successful completion.
Prof. Shigeo Akashi
Distinguished Instructors of Cisco Networking Academy
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Bio: Shigeo Akashi was certified as a Ph.D. holder by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and he is now a professor at Tokyo University of Science. He was the chair professor at the Department of Information Sciences at this university from 2015 through 2016. As for the academic and educational activities, he has been a member of the Experts Committee leading scientific education for Japanese senior high schools, which is authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japanese Government since 2016. He is interested in the interdisciplinary research area ranging from applied mathematics and information sciences. As for the aspect of applied mathematics, he was an invited speaker in Asian Mathematical Conference which was held at Busan City in Korea in 2013, and moreover, he was a member of Scientific Committee for Asian Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization which was approved as a satellite international conference of International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. As for the aspect of information science, he has been certified as Distinguished Cisco Certified Active Instructor by Cisco Networking Academy, which is administrated by Cisco Systems, since 2012, and moreover, he was awarded 2018 APSCIT Fellowship by Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology. His joint research work with RKC Instruments Co. Ltd., which is the largest company in all Japanese companies producing temperature-measuring instruments, named as "An algorithm for discriminating the inside of a closed curve from the outside" has been approved with Patent ID. 4760768 by Japan Patent Office attached to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japanese Government in 2011.
Prof. Nobuo Funabiki
Okayama University, Japan
Bio: Nobuo Funabiki received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984 and 1993, respectively. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. From 1984 to 1994, he was with the System Engineering Division, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Japan. In 1994, he joined the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1995. He stayed at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2000-2001, as a visiting researcher. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Communication Network Engineering (currently, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering) at Okayama University as a professor. His research interests include computer networks, optimization algorithms, educational technology, and Web technology. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, and IPSJ. He has been the associate editor-in-chief in Journal of Communications since 2016. He was the chairman at IEEE Hiroshima section in 2015 and 2016.
Dr. Paul Craig
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bio: Dr. Paul Craig has been a researcher working in the area of Information visualization and bioinformatics for over 15 years. He completed his PhD, studying the use of Animated Information Visualization for the Exploratory analysis of microarray time-course data, with Professor Jessie Kennedy at Edinburgh Napier University, and has since worked on research projects for the US National Science Foundation, Scottish enterprise, the European Community, the Mexican Conacyt and the Suzhou Local Government in the areas of taxonomy, bioinformatics and intelligent user interfaces. He is currently working on a collaborative research project with an international group of scientists to develop explainable AI interfaces that interpret and help with the analysis of data from bio-chips for antibiotic pollution detection.
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