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Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Patrick Wang
Northeastern University, USA


Prof. Patrick S.P. Wang, PhD. Fellow, IAPR, ISIBM, WASE and IEEE and ISIBM Outstanding Achievement Awardee, and is Tenured Full Professor, Northeastern University, USA, iCORE (Informatics Circle of Research Excellence) Visiting Professor, University of Calgary, Canada, Otto-Von-Guericke Distinguished Guest Professor, Magdeburg University, Germany, Zijiang Visiting Chair, ECNU, Shanghai, China, as well as honorary advisory professor of several key universities in China, including Sichuan University, Xiamen University, East China Normal University, Shanghai, and Guangxi Normal University, Guilin. Prof. Wang received his BSEE from National Chiao Tung University (Jiaotong University), MSEE from National Taiwan University, MSICS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and PhD, Computer Science from Oregon State University. Dr. Wang has published over 26 books, 200 technical papers, 3 USA/European Patents, in PR/AI/TV/Cybernetics/Imaging, and is currently founding Editor-in-Chief of IJPRAI (International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence) , and Book Series of MPAI, WSP. In addition to his technical interests, Dr. Wang also published a prose book, “Harvard Meditation Melody” 《哈佛冥想曲》and many articles and poems regarding Du Fu and Li Bai’s poems, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, and Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and Rossini’s operas.

Speech Title: "Intelligent Forensics, Big Data and Applications--- Security, Safer Transportation and Greener World in Interactive Learning Environment"

Abstract: This talk is concerned with fundamental aspects of Intelligent Pattern Recognition (IPR) and applications. It basically includes the following: Basic Concept of Automata, Grammars, Trees, Graphs and Languages. Ambiguity and its Importance, Brief Overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Brief Overview of Pattern Recognition (PR), What is Intelligent Pattern Recognition (IPR)? Interactive Pattern Recognition Concept, Importance of Measurement and Ambiguity, How it works, Modeling and Simulation,Basic Principles and Applications to Computer Vision, Security, Road Sign Design, Safer Traffic and Robot Driving with Vision, Ambiguous Dangerous and Bad) design of Road Signs vs Unambiguous (Good) Road Signs, How to Disambiguate an Ambiguous Road Sign? What is Big Data? And more Examples and Applications of Learning and Greener World using Computer Vision. Finally, some future research directions are discussed.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. David Zhang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Founder and Series Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the 1st International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. According to Google Scholar, his papers have got over 42,000 citations and H-index is 93. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

Speech Title: "Hand-Based Biometrics"

Abstract: "Automatic personal authentication using biometric information is becoming more essential in applications of public security, access control, forensics, banking, etc. Many kinds of biometric authentication techniques have been developed based on different biometric characteristics. This presentation will introduce our research related to hand-based biometrics, including palmprint/fingerprint/knuckle/vein recognition. In particular, hand-based 3D biometrics and multispectral biometrics are presented, which has led to the extensive study of biometric technologies and the development of numerous algorithms, applications, and systems. Some useful achievements could be given to illustrate their effectiveness."

Plenary Speaker I

Associate Prof. Gautam Sethi
National University of Singapore, Clinical Research Centre, Singapore

B. S. 1998 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Chemistry (Honours)
M. S. 2000 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Biochemistry
Ph.D 2004 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Biotechnology
PDF 2004-07 UTMDACC Houston, Texas, USA. Cancer biology.
Asst Prof. 2008-14 National University of Singapore Pharmacology
Associate Prof. 2014- Now National University of Singapore
Sept. 2000 to Aug. 2002 Junior Research Fellow, School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
Sept. 2002 to March 2004 Senior Research Fellow, School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2004-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, NUS.
2014-Now Associate Professor with tenure, Dept. of Pharmacology, NUS

Speech Title: "Role of Nimbolide in Prostate Cancer Therapy"

Abstract: STATs comprise a family of cytoplasmic transcription factors that transmit signals, mediate intracellular signaling usually generated at cell surface receptors and transmitted to the nucleus. Numerous studies have demonstrated constitutive activation of STAT3 in a wide variety of human tumors, including blood malignancies (leukemias, lymphomas, and multiple myeloma) as well as solid tissues (such as head and neck, breast, lung, gastric, hepatocellular and prostate cancers). There is a strong evidence to suggest that aberrant STAT3 signaling promotes development and progression of prostate cancer by either inhibiting apoptosis or inducing cell proliferation, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. However, the development of novel drugs for the targeting STAT3 that is both safe and efficacious remains an important scientific and clinical challenge. We will present the data that shows that novel small molecule inhibitors of STAT3/JAK2 pathway can suppress the expression of genes involved in prostate cancer initiation, and promotion both in vitro and in vivo.


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