Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (IEEE Life Fellow)
Professor Nikola Kasabov is Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Fellow of the INNS College of Fellows, DVF of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK. He is the Founding Director of the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), Auckland and Professor at the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He is also George Moore Chair Professor of Data Analytics at the University of Ulster UK, Honorary Professor at the Teesside University UK and the University of Auckland NZ, Visiting Professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Kasabov is Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) and the International Neural Network Society (INNS). He has been a chair and a member of several technical committees of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE (2012-2014). He is Editor of Springer Handbook of Bio-Neuroinformatics, EIC of Springer Series of Bio-and Neuro-systems and co-EIC of the Springer journal Evolving Systems. He is Associate Editor of several journals, including Neural Networks, IEEE TrNN, Tr CDS, Information Sciences, Applied Soft Computing. Kasabov holds MSc and PhD from TU Sofia, Bulgaria. His main research interests are in the areas of neural networks, intelligent information systems, soft computing, bioinformatics, neuroinformatics. He has published more than 680 publications, highly cited internationally. He has extensive academic experience at various academic and research organisations in Europe and Asia, including: TU Sofia Bulgaria; University of Essex UK; University of Otago, NZ; Advisory Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and CASIA China; Visiting Professor at ETH/University of Zurich and Robert Gordon University UK; Visiting Scholar at University of Dalian, China. Kasabov has received a number of awards, among them: Doctor Honoris Causafrom Obuda University, Budapest; INNS Ada Lovelace Meritorious Service Award; NN Best Paper Award for 2016; APNNA ‘Outstanding Achievements Award’; INNS Gabor Award for ‘Outstanding contributions to engineering applications of neural networks’; EU Marie Curie Fellowship; Bayer Science Innovation Award; APNNA Excellent Service Award; RSNZ Science and Technology Medal; 2015 AUT Medal; Honorary Member of the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Scottish Societies for Computer Science (https://academics.aut.ac.nz/nkasabov).
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Zhu Han, University of Houston, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Zhu Han received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as Computer Science Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include security, wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communication and networking, game theory, and wireless multimedia. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient of 2010. Dr. Han has several IEEE conference best paper awards, and winner of 2011 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize, 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing and 2016 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communication Systems (Best Paper Award for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications). Dr. Han is the winner 2021 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. He has been an IEEE fellow since 2014, AAAS fellow since 2020, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 2015 to 2018 and ACM Distinguished Speaker from 2022-2025. Dr. Han is a 1% highly cited researcher according to Web of Science since 2017.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Li Yonghui, The University of Sydney, Australia (IEEE Fellow)
Professor Yonghui Li is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with particular focus on MIMO, millimeter-wave communications, ultra-reliable and low latency communications, machine-to-machine communications, coding techniques, wireless AI and industrial IoT. He received the prestigious Australia Research Council (ARC) Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the ARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has been on the organizing committees of several international conferences and a Guest Editor of several special issues of prestigious IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE IoT Journals, and IEEE TII. He received Best Paper Awards from the 2014 IEEE ICC, 2017 IEEE PIMRC and 2014 IEEE Wireless Days Conferences. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia (IEEE Fellow)
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
850 publications and seven textbooks including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=161, g-index=359, and 140,800+ citations). He has been recognised as a "Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" for seven times since 2016, "Best of the World" twice for research fields (in Computing Systems in 2019 and Software Systems in 2021) as well as "Lifetime Achiever" and "Superstar of Research" in "Engineering and Computer Science" discipline twice (2019 and 2021) by the Australian Research Review.