Keynote Speakers of 2020
Prof. C. L. Philip Chen
University of Macau, Macau, China
IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IAPR Fellow, CAA Fellow, HKIE Fellow, IASCYS Academician
Dr. Chen’s research areas are in systems, cybernetics and computational intelligence. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and IAPR. He was the President of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) (2012-2013), where he also has been a distinguished lecturer for many years and received Outstanding Service Awards 4 times. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2014-). He has been an Associate Editor of several IEEE Transactions, and currently he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans on Cybernetics, and IEEE/CAA Automatica Sinica. He was the Chair of TC 9.1 Economic and Business Systems of IFAC (2015-2017). He is also a Fellow of CAA and Fellow of HKIE and an Academician of International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Science (IASCYS). In March 2018, he is listed in world top 14 having the most highly cited paper in computer science area by WoS. In addition, he is an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education, USA) Program Evaluator for Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering programs. University of Macau’s Engineering and Computer Science programs receiving HKIE’s accreditation and Washington/Seoul Accord is his utmost contribution in engineering education for Macau as the former Dean. During his deanship, the engineering and computer science programs both have been ranked at world top 200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking. The computer science program is also ranked at world top 161 in the US News and World Report global university ranking. Dr. Chen received Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award in 2016 from his alma mater, Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1988, after he received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1985.
Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic
Simon Fraser University, Canada
IEEE Life Fellow
Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of
Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical
engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University,
Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree
in electrical engineering from University of California at Los
Angeles, in 1986.
She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.
Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020) and served as IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018–2019), Junior Past President (2016–2017), President (2014–2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012–2013, 2010–2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008–2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004–2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004–2005, 2001–2003). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She is General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and SMC 2020 Workshop on BMI Systems and served as General Co-Chair of SMC 2019 and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004–2005, 1993–1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002-2003, 1999–2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001–2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020-2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010–2011, 2002–2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Wojciech Cellary
Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland
WOJCIECH CELLARY received the M.Sc. (1974), Ph.D. (1977) and Dr.
Hab. (1981) degrees all from the Technical University of Poznan
(Poland). In 1989 he received the title of Professor. From 1974 to
1992 he was with the Technical University of Poznan, from 1987 to
1991 serving as the scientific director of the Institute of
Computing Science. From 1992 to 1996 he served as the vice-president
responsible for research of the Franco-Polish School of New
Information and Communication Technologies. In 1996 he joined the
Poznan University of Economics. Currently he is head of the
Department of Information Technology. He has been a visiting
professor at the following universities: University of Nancy I,
University of Nancy II, University of Paris-Sud, University of
Paris-Dauphine, France, University of Genova, University of Ancona,
Italy, United Nations University in Macao and United Nations
University in Guimaraes (Portugal). He has lead numerous industrial
projects on the development of hardware and software of computer
systems and their applications in telecommunications, the computer
industry, the electric power industry, and education. The projects
were supported by Polish, French and American industry, Polish
Ministry for Research and Higher Education, as well as UE Framework
Programmes. He is co-author of 3 European patents. He served as a
consultant to the Polish Ministries of: Science, Education,
Telecommunications, Interior, Administration, Digitization and
Regional Development, Polish Parliament and Senate, as well as many
research institutes and governmental projects. He has been a main
organizer of 50 scientific national and international conferences
and he has been a member of the program committees of additional 350
conferences. He is author or co-author of 10 books, an editor or
co-editor of 10 books, author of 22 chapters in books, and over 150
articles in journals and conference proceedings. Currently his
department is specializing in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Internet
Prof. Shakil Akhtar
Clayton State University, USA
Dr. Shakil Akhtar is currently Professor of IT and Computer Science at Clayton State University. He has a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Computer Engineering, and M.S. and B.S., both in Electrical Engineering, from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and University of Peshawar, respectively. He was a Professor in the College of Information Technology at UAE University from 2002 to 2007 (Interim Dean 2002-03). During 2000 to 2002, he was a Performance and Simulation Engineer at Lucent Technologies in Naperville, Illinois, where he was responsible for performance analysis and simulation of telecommunications equipment including third generation mobile systems. His prior work experience includes Computer Science/Engineering Departments at Central Michigan University, University of Toledo, and King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His main research interests are Reliability Modeling, Performance Modeling, Cyber security, CS/IT Education and Simulation of Computer Networks.
Prof. Tozaki Hajime
Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Hajime Tozaki was born
in Osaka in 1963, Dr. Tozaki is Professor at the Organization for
Asian Studies, Waseda Business School, Waseda University, Japan. He
graduated from Kyoto University, where he majored in economics. He
worked for Japan Airlines between 1986 and 1994. He pursued doctoral
studies in business administration at the University of Glasgow,
and, in 1995, received his PhD in economics from Kyoto University.
He has been an associate professor at Teikyo University and a
professor at Meiji University. His published works include Johoka
jidai no koku sangyo (Aviation Industry in the Information Age) and
Koku sangyo to raifurain (Aviation Industry and Lifelines).