University of Queensland, Australia
Speech Title: “Large Scale Spatiotemporal Data Analytics: Data Fusion and Data Privacy”
Short biography: Professor Xiaofang Zhou is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Queensland, leading the Data Science discipline at UQ. His research focus is to find effective and efficient solutions for managing, integrating and analyzing very large amount of complex data for business, scientific and personal applications. He has been working in the area of spatial and multimedia databases, data quality, high performance database systems, data mining, streaming data analytics and recommendation systems. He is a Program Committee Chair for PVLDB 2020, SSTD 2017, CIKM 2016, ICDE 2013, and a General Chair of MDM 2018 and ACM Multimedia 2015. He has been an Associate Editor of The VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, World Wide Web Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases, and IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. He was the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering (2015-2018), and a Fellow of IEEE.
Waseda University, Japan
Short biography: Hayato YAMANA received his Dr. Eng. degree at Waseda University in 1993. He began his career at the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL) of the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and was seconded to MITI's Machinery and Information Industries Bureau for a year in 1996. He was subsequently appointed Associate Professor of Computer Science at Waseda University in 2000, and has been a professor since 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Chair. Since 2015, he has been director of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) and vice chairman of information and communication society of IEICE (the institute of electronics, information and communication engineers). At Waseda University, he has been deputy Deputy Chief Information Officer and WasedaX project director since 2015. His research area is big data analysis. Currently, his group engages in Japanese government funded project called “Secure Data Sharing and Distribution Platform for Integrated Big Data Utilization - Handling all data with encryption.”
More at: http://www.yama.info.waseda.ac.jp/crest/.
Shanghai Maritime University (China) & Naval Academy Research Institute (France)
Short biography: Professor Christophe Claramunt is currently the chair of the Naval Academy Research Institute in France. He was previously a senior lecturer in computing at the Nottingham Trent University and senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. His research is oriented towards theoretical, computational and pluri-disciplinary aspects of geographical information systems. Over the past few years he has been regularly involved in EU funded projects such as the H2020 project datAcron "Big Data Analytics for Time Critical Mobility Forecasting". Amongst other affiliations, he is a research fellow at the Research Center for Social Informatics of the Kwansei University in Japan, Centre for Planning Studies at the Laval University, the Laboratory for Geographical Information Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Logistics Engineering Department at the Shanghai Maritime University.
More at: http://christophe.claramunt.free.fr/ or https://sites.google.com/site/christopheclaramunt/
University of Porstmouth, UK
Short biography: Adrian Hopgood is Full Professor of Intelligent Systems and Director of Future & Emerging Technologies at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University and at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT), and a committee member for the BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence.
Professor Hopgood has extensive experience in both academia and industry. He has worked at the level of Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor in four universities in the UK and overseas, and has enjoyed scientific roles with Systems Designers (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and the Telstra Research Laboratories in Australia.
His main research interests are in artificial intelligence and its practical applications. He has supervised 19 PhD projects to completion and published more than 100 research articles. His text book "Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists” has been published in three editions and is ranked as a bestseller.
More at: https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/adrian-hopgood(81562870-679c-4459-8963-86ef6670a4b0).html