Cheng-Zhong XU (IEEE Fellow)
University of Macau, China
Dr. Cheng-Zhong Xu, IEEE Fellow, is the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology and the Interim Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation, University of Macau, and a Chair Professor of Computer and Information Science. He was a professor of Wayne State University and the Director of Institute of Advanced Computing of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies, Chinese Academy of Sciences before he joined UM in 2019. Dr. Xu is a Chief Scientist of Key Project on Smart City of MOST, China and a Principal Instigator of the Key Project on Autonomous Driving of FDCT, Macau SAR. Dr. Xu’s main research interests lie in parallel and distributed computing and cloud computing, in particular, with an emphasis on resource management for system’s performance, reliability, availability, power efficiency, and security, and in big data and data-driven intelligence applications in smart city and self-driving vehicles. The systems of particular interest include distributed systems and the Internet, servers and cloud datacenters, scalable parallel computers, and wireless embedded devices and mobile edge systems. He published two research monographs and more than 300 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings; his papers received over 10K citations with an H-index of 57. He was a Best Paper Nominee or Awardee of the 2013 IEEE High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), the 2013 ACM High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), IEEE Cluster’2015, ICPP’2015, GPC’2018, UIC’2018, AIMS’2019. He also received more than 100 patents or PCT patents and spun off a business “Shenzhen Baidou Applied Technology” with dedication to location-based services and technologies. Dr. Xu received the most prestigious “President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching” of Wayne State University in 2002. He serves or served on a number of journal editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Science China: Information Science and ZTE Communication. Dr. Xu has been the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) from 2015 to 2020. He obtained BSc and MSc degrees from Nanjing University in 1986 and 1989 respectively, and a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1993, all in Computer Science and Engineering.
Prof. Chin-Chen Chang (IEEE Fellow)
Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Professor C.C. Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in
computer engineering from National Chiao Tung
University. He's first degree is Bachelor of Science in
Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of
Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were
awarded in National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang
served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to
2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department
of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng
Chia University, from Feb. 2005.
Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over 1,100 papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.
Assoc. Prof. Maizatul Akmar Ismail
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Maizatul Akmar Ismail is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia. Her academic qualifications were obtained from Universiti Malaya (UM) for her Bachelor's and Ph.D. degree, and the University of Putra Malaysia for her master's. At present, she has more than twenty years of teaching experience since she started her career as a lecturer at the Universiti Malaya. Maizatul was involved in various research, leading to the publication of several academic papers in the areas of Information Systems specifically on Educational Technology, Recommender Systems, and Data Mining. She has been actively publishing more than 70 conference papers at renowned local and international conferences. A number of her works were also published in reputable international journals. Maizatul has participated in many competitions and exhibitions to promote her research works. She has been appointed as Competition Judges for several innovation competitions. To date, she has successfully supervised 10 Ph.D. and 23 Masters's students to completion. She hopes to extend her research beyond Information Systems in her quest to elevate the quality of teaching and learning.
Assoc. Prof. Yu Suzuki
Gifu University, Japan
Yu Suzuki is an Associate Professor at the Department of Faculty Engineering of the Gifu University, Japan. His research interests include social data mining, crowdsourcing, and databases. He is an Associate Editor of the IEICE Journal (Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers) and a reviewer of many conferences,including the Web Conferenceand the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).
Prof. Su-Cheng Haw
Multimedia University, Malaysia
Su-Cheng Haw is a Professor
at Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia
University, where she leads several funded research.
She is also the research center chairperson of
Center for Web Engineering (CWE), which is
multidisciplinary and encompasses diversify research
from modeling and tools, implementation, testing and
evaluation, and application in the areas such as
Databases and Information Retrieval, Service
Oriented Computing, IoT, e-Learning, and Statistical
Analysis. Her research interests include XML
databases, data warehousing, semantic web &
ontology, data modeling, and recommender system. She
has published around 120 articles in reputable
journals and conferences. She serves in several
editorial boards and participated as technical
committee member and reviewer boards for several
international conferences and journals. Besides, she
also received several ad-hoc invitations to review
journal/conference articles. She is currently a
member of IEEE and MBOT professional membership.