PRA 2021 Speakers



Prof. Xiaoyi Jiang

(Keynote Speaker)
University of Münster, Germany

Speech Title:TBA


Biography: Xiaoyi Jiang studied Computer Science at Peking University and received his PhD and Venia Docendi (Habilitation) degree in Computer Science from University of Bern, Switzerland. He was an associate professor at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Since 2002 he is a full professor at University of Münster, Germany, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he also serves on the advisory board and editorial board of several other journals including IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and International Journal of Neural Systems. His research interests include image analysis, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Prof. Jiang is a Fellow of IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) and senior member of IEEE.







Prof.Yonghong Peng
(Keynote Speaker)
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Speech Title:TBA


Biography: Prof Peng is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computational Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University UK.  Prior to that, Prof Peng is a Professor of Data Science and the founding director for the Centre of Research and Innovation in Data Science at the University of Sunderland UK. He is research interest includes AI and Data Science and their application to health informatics, genome and precision medicine. He is the Chair for the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) of IEEE computational intelligence society (CIS), and a member of Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee of IEEE CIS. He is also a founding member of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) of IEEE Communications, and a member of Big Data Task Force of China Information Industry Association (CIIA). He is an advisory board member for IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Big Data for Cybersecurity. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Big Data, IEEE Access, and an Academic Editor of PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science.






Prof. Saman Halgamuge
(Keynote Speaker)
The University of Melbourne, Australia


Speech Title: Discovering Knowledge from Consecutive Data Streams Using Unsupervised Learning


Biography: SAMAN HALGAMUGE, is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), USA, and a Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker appointed by IEEE in the area of Computational Intelligence.  He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, an honorary Professor of School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at Australian National University (ANU).  He was previously the Director of the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University (2016-18) and held Professor, Associate Dean International, Associate Professor and Reader and Senior Lecturer positions at University of Melbourne (1997-2016).  He graduated with Dipl.-Ing and PhD degrees in Data Engineering from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and B.Sc Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His research interests are in Machine Learning including Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics and Optimization and their applications in Energy, Mechatronics, Bioinformatics and Neuro-Engineering. His fundamental research contributions are in Unsupervised and Near Unsupervised type learning as well as in transparent Deep Learning and Bioinspired Optimization. His h-index is 45 (10,000 citations) in Google Scholar and he graduated 50 PhD students as the primary supervisor. He has also been a keynote speaker for 40 research conferences.




Past PRA Speaker

Prof. Wenbing Zhao

Cleveland State University, USA

Prof. Xiaoyi Jiang
University of Münster, Germany

Prof. Yonghong Peng
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Prof. Majid Ahmadi

University of Windsor, Canada

Prof. Yiu-ming Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, S.A.R, China

Prof. Jun Wang

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA


Prof. Yasuhiro Matsuda

Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Dr. Raju Vatsavai

North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA




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