Speaker biography: Yongzhen Huang received the B.E. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2006 and Ph.D. degree from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA) in 2011. Then he joined National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR) as an Assistant Professor in July 2011, and became an Associated Professor since Nov. 2013.
His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and computational visual cognition. He has published one book and more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences such as IEEE TPAMI, IJCV, IEEE TMSC-B, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TMM, Neurocomputing, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ICPR, ICIP. He has obtained several honors and awards, including the Excellent Doctoral Thesis of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (2012), the Best Student Paper of Chinese Conference on Computer Vision (2015), the Champion of PASCAL VOC Challenges on object detection (2010 and 2011), the Runner-up of PASCAL VOC Challenges on object classification (2011), and the Champion of Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile Computing on Human Segmentation with 230,000RMB (2013), the Second Prize and the Prize of Highest Accuracy with Low Energy in LPIRC (Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge) (2015).
Dr. Huang is currently a member of IEEE. He has served as Associate Editor of Neurocomputing, the web chair of AVSS2012, the publicity chair of CCPR2012, the program committee member of 6 conferences, and the peer reviewer of over 20 journals and conferences.
Speaker biography: Liang Wang received both the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Electronics Engineering and Information Science, Anhui University (AHU), China, in 1997 and 2000 respectively, and the PhD degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System from the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, in 2004. After graduation, he has worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom and at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Australia, and a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, respectively. Before he returned back to China, he was a Lecturer with the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Currently, he is a Professor of Hundred Talents Program at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China. His major research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, multimedia processing, and data mining. He has widely published at highly-ranked international journals such as IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TSMC, CVIU, and PR, and leading international conferences such as CVPR, ICCV and ICDM. He has obtained several honors and awards such as the Special Prize of the Presidential Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Research Commendation from University of Melbourne in recognition of Excellent Research. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), as well as a member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and BMVA (British Machine Vision Association).
He is serving with more than 20 major international journals and more than 40 major international conferences and workshops. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part B, IEEE Transactions on Information and Forensic Security, International Journal of Image and Graphics (WorldSci), International Journal of Signal Processing (Elsevier), Neurocomputing (Elsevier), and International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics (Inderscience). He is a leading guest editor of several special issues such as PRL (Pattern Recognition Letters), IJPRAI (International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence), IEEE TIFS, and IEEE TSMC-B, as well as a co-editor of 6 edited books. He has also co-chaired 1 invited special session and 8 international workshops. He was a co-PC chair of the 9th IEEE AVSS 2012.
Speaker biography: Tieniu Tan received his B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 1984, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College London, U.K., in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In October 1989, he joined the Computational Vision Group at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Reading, U.K., where he worked as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer. In January 1998, he returned to China to join the National Laboratory of Pattern
Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the Director General of the CAS Institute of Automation from 2000-2007, and has been Professor and Director of the NLPR since 1998. He also serves as Deputy Secretary-General (for cyber-infrastructure and international affairs) of the CAS. He has published more than 400 research papers in refereed journals and conferences in the areas of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition, and has authored or edited 11 books. He holds 36 patents. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, and information forensics and security.
Dr Tan is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR (the International Association of Pattern Recognition). He has served as chair or program committee member for many major national and international conferences. He is or has served as Associate Editor or member of editorial boards of many leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Image and Vision Computing, etc. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Automation and Computing. He was the Founding Chair of the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics, founding chair of the IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, the IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance and the IAPR/IEEE Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition. He is a member of the Strategic Coordinating Committee on Information and Data (SCCID) of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and a member of the IEEE MGA Nominations & Appointments Committee. He currently serves as Vice President of the IAPR, the Executive Vice President of the Chinese Society of Image and Graphics, Deputy President of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, and was Deputy President of the China Computer Federation and the Chinese Automation Association. He has given invited talks and keynotes at many universities and international conferences, and has received numerous national and international awards and recognitions.