Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Kaoru HIROTA
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Beijing Office, China
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Hirota received Dr. E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1979. After his career at Sagami Institute of Technology (1979-1982), Hosei University (1982-1995), Tokyo Institute of Technology (1995-2015), he is currently a professor emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology, a director of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Beijing Office, and a professor at Beijing Institute of Technology (in the framework of 1000 global experts program, Chinese government). His research interests include fuzzy systems, intelligent robotics, and image understanding. He experienced president of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association), and president of SOFT (Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems.) He is currently life members of IEEE, Robotics Society of Japan, Information Processing Society of Japan, and Signal Processing Society of Japan, an honorary member of SOFT, a fellow of IFSA, a life fellow of ISME (Int. Society of Management Engineering), and a chief editor of J. of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. Banki Donat Medal, Henri Coanda Medal, Grigore MOISIL Award, SOFT best paper award, Acoustical Society of Japan best paper award, honorary/adjunct professorships from “de La Salle University (Philippine), Changchun Univ. of Science & Technology (China), Harbin University of Science and Technology (China), the University of Nottingham (UK), Beijing Institute of Technology (China), and Chinese University of Geosciences Wuhan (China)”, and Honoris Causa from “Bulacan state university (Philippine), Budapest Technical University (Hungary), and Szechenyi Istvan University (Hungary)” were awarded to him. He organized more than 10 international conferences/symposiums as founding/general/program chairs. He has been publishing more than 300 journal papers, 55 books, and 550 conference papers.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Ma Maode
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
Dr. Maode Ma received his BE degree in computer engineering from Tsinghua
University in 1982, ME degree in computer engineering from Tianjin University in
1991 and Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology in 1999.
Dr. Ma is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including wireless networking, wireless network security and optical networking, etc. He has been a member of the technical program committee for more than 110 international conferences. He has been a technical track chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, and session chair for more than 50 international conferences. Dr. Ma has published more than 130 international academic research papers on wireless networks and optical networks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Vehicular Technology, Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, and International Journal of Computing & Information Technology.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Seiichi Ozawa
Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences,
Kobe University, Japan
Seiichi Ozawa received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in instrumentation engineering from Kobe University in 1987 and 1989, respectively. In 1998, he received his Dr. Eng. in computer science from Kobe University. He is currently the deputy director of Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences and a full professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan. He was a visiting researcher at Arizona State University in 2005. His current research interests are neural networks, machine learning, online learning, pattern recognition, big data analytics especially in cybersecurity, SNS and smart agriculture. He published 141 journal and refereed conference papers, and 9 book chapters/monographs. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, Evolving Systems Journal, Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal, and he was an associated IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems for 6 years. Currently, he is a Pro Tempore Vice-President for Public Relations of International Neural Network Society (INNS), a vice-president for finance of Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS), and a special board of governor of Japan Neural Network Society (JNNS). He is a member of Neural Networks TC, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics TC, and Smart World TC of IEEE CI Society. He is serving as a general chair of INNS Conference on Big Data and Deep Learning 2018, Program Committee Chair of International Conference on Neural Information Processing 2018, Workshop Chair of 2018 IEEE Smart World Congress, and Program Committee Members of IJCNN 2018, INNS 2018, EAIS 2018, etc.
Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Tetsuya Sakurai
Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR),
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Tetsuya Sakurai is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MathDesign, LLC. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Nagoya University in 1992. His research interests are in the area of computational mathematics and numerical algorithms, specifically, he is interested in high performance algorithms for large-scale computer simulations, data analysis and machine learning.
Keynote Speaker V
Prof. Chiharu Ishii
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Hosei University, Japan
Chiharu Ishii received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Japan in 1997. He worked at Ashikaga Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2002, at Kogakuin University between 2002 and 2009, and at Shibaura Institute of Technology between 2009 and 2010. He has been working at Hosei University since 2010, and currently working as a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hosei University. Dr. Chiharu Ishii has received several awards such as The Best Paper Award in the area of Tactile and Haptic Interfaces at the 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2011); Best Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Instrumentation (ICCSE 2012); Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA 2013); Excellent Oral Presentation Award, at the 4th International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2017). He is currently a member of IEEE, SICE, JSME, RSJ, IEEJ and JSCAS. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control.