Keynote &Plenary Speakers for ICSP 2018


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Alex Kot Chichung, Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IES, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Prof. Kot has been with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) for eight years. The Division’s focuses are on signal processing for image, video, speech and audio. He was the Vice Dean Research and Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE for three years, overseeing the research activities for the School with over 200 faculty members. He is currently Professor and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the College of Engineering (COE) and Director of ROSE Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab) with Peking University, Tencent and Inspur]. He has published extensively with over 200 technical papers in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics recognition, data-hiding, authentication and image forensics for digital media. He has two USA and one Singapore patents granted.

Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2000 to 2003, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia from 2008 to now, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2000 to 2005; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II from 2004 to 2006; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I from 2005 to 2007, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the Senior Editorial Board of IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing. He also served as Guest Editor for the Special Issues for the IEEE Transactions on CSVT and JASP. He was a member of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Steering Committee and a member of the IEEE SPS Image and Multi-dimensional DSP and IEEE SPS Information, Forensics and Security Technical Committees. Currently, he is in, the Editorial Board member for the EURASIP Journal of Advanced Signal Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

He is a member of the IEEE CAS Visual Signal Processing and Communication Technical Committees. He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the General Co-Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and area/track chairs for several IEEE flagship conferences. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator and the Chapters Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Chapters worldwide. He received the Best Teacher of The Year Award at NTU, the Microsoft MSRA Award and as a co-author for the ICPR2008 Best Biometrics Student Paper Award in Florida, USA, the IWDW2010 Best Paper Award in Seoul, Korea and the ISCAS2010 Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award in Paris, France, the IEEE WIFS Best Student Paper Silver Award, the IEEE ICCT 2011 Best Paper Award and the ICECC 2012 Best Paper Award. He was elected as the IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2005. He is now a Vice President in the Signal Processing Society, an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IES.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: 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. Xudong Jiang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Prof. Xudong Jiang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and received the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany. From 1986 to 1993, he worked as Lecturer at UESTC where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. He was a recipient of the German Konrad-Adenauer Foundation young scientist scholarship. From 1993 to 1997, he was with Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany as scientific assistant. From 1998 to 2004, He worked with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*Star, Singapore, as Senior Research Fellow, Lead Scientist and appointed as the Head of Biometrics Laboratory where he developed an software that achieved the fastest and the second most accurate fingerprint verification in the International Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2000). He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a faculty member in 2003 and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, Dr Jiang is a tenured Association Professor in Nanyang Technological University. Dr Jiang has published over 120 research papers, including 20 papers in top IEEE journals: TPAMI, TIP, TSP and SPM, which are well-cited on Web of Science. He is also an inventor of 7 patents (3 US patents). Dr Jiang is a senior member of IEEE, elected voting member of IFS technical committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Associate editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and IET Biometrics. He has been serving as General Chair, Technical Program Committee Chair, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair of multiple international conferences. His research interest includes pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, image analysis, signal processing, machine learning and biometrics.


Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Mao Kezhi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr. Mao Kezhi obtained his BEng, MEng and PhD from Jinan University, Northeastern University, and University of Sheffield in 1989, 1992 and 1998 respectively. He worked as a Lecturer at Northeastern University from 1992 to 1995. He joined School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1998, where he is now a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Mao has over 20 years of research experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, image processing, natural language processing, and information fusion. He has published over one hundred research papers in referred international journals and conferences. He has edited 3 books published by Springer.
Besides academic research, Dr. Mao is also active in development and consulting. He has successfully developed and delivered several intelligent systems and software tools to government agencies, hospitals and industries.

Dr. Mao Kezhi serves on Editorial Board of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. He has served as Keynote Speaker/Programme Chair/Organizing Committee Member for multiple international conferences. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for multiple international journals.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Mehmet Celenk, Ohio University, USA


Mehmet Celenk received a Ph.D. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in EECS in 1983, where he was the Robert Crook Stanley Graduate Fellow in 1985. He served on the Turkish Army in 1984-85 as a lieutenant and joined OU in 1985, where he is currently a Professor of the School of EECS. He has published 300 articles, received a $600,000 hypercube processor grant, participated in a $450,000 Tubitak Autonomous Vehicle Design and Development grant, and secured $120,000 in funds for visiting scholars’ R&D projects. He has directed 35 M.S./Ph.D. theses/dissertations in the School of EECS. He received the distinguished service award from the Signal School in Ankara in 1984 for his R&D work and launching the Communications Journal. He was the recipient of the 1988 Fritz & Dolores Russ Research Award of the Russ College of ENT of OU, and awarded the OU Avionics Academic Challenge Faculty Fellowship in 1988-92. He has been an active reviewer for numerous professional societies (e.g., IEEE, IEE, IET, SPIE, IS&T, IAPR), journals/transactions, publishers, and funding agencies (e.g., NSF, NYSTAR 2002-07). He has been an associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on SMCA (currently SMC: Systems) since 2005 and of the Electronic Letters of the IET since 2015, and the recipient of the Best Associate Award of the IEEE SMC Society in 2010. He has served on the editorial board of the J. Recent Patents on Signal Proc. since 2008, on the Editorial Board of J. of Biometrics and its Applications since 2014, and on TCM of numerous international conferences. He is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and former member of SPIE, IS&T, ACM, ASEE, OE. He was awarded Certificate of Appreciation by SPIE’s Electronic Imaging J. and Optical Engineering for his review services in 2012-13.


Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Kuo-Chin Fan, National Central University, Taiwan

Biography: Professor Fan is a pioneer in the area of Chinese optical character recognition (OCR) in Taiwan and has published several prestigious Chinese OCR papers in the top-rank international journal Pattern Recognition. Later, he gradually directs his OCR research to more challenging problem toward 3D OCR. With the breakthrough of 3D OCR technology, machine can recognize Chinese characters in 3D scenes captured by cameras or mobile phones. People can also input Chinese characters to machine by free finger writing in the air. In addition to Chinese character recognition, he also dedicates in the researches of biometric verification and intelligent video surveillance. In biometric verification, he proposes the novel idea of video-based biometric verification and multi-model biometric fusion. The papers he published in ref  [83] and ref [76] have been cited near 500 and 400 times respectively and adopted as a comparison platform in academic research internationally. As to intelligent video surveillance, he had served as the co-PI of a national project involved more than 30 professors in Taiwan and delivered several profound products to Taiwan industries. The project has been recognized and awarded officially by Taiwan government. His academic achievement has been awarded outstanding contracted research fellow of National Science Council which is the highest research honor in NSC.