Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic
Life Fellow IEEE
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Biography: Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.
She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include communication networks, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.
Dr. Trajkovic served as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020) and IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018–2019), Junior Past President (2016–2017), President (2014–2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012–2013, 2010–2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008–2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004–2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004–2005, 2001–2003). She served as Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections (2001–2021). She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She was General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and General Co-Chair of SMC 2020, SMC 2019, and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2021–2023) and served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004–2005, 1993–1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002–2003, 1999–2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001–2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020–2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2020–2021, 2010–2011, 2002–2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Witold Pedrycz
IEEE Life Fellow
University of Alberta, Canada
Prof. Yang Xiao
IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, AAIA Fellow
The University of Alabama, USA
Biography: Dr. Yang Xiao is currently a Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. His current research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Security, Wireless Networks, Smart Grid, and Telemedicine. He has published over 300 journal papers (including over 60 IEEE/ACM transactions papers) and over 300 conference papers and book chapters. Dr. Xiao was a Voting Member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) standardization work. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, and AAIA. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Cyber-Physical Systems (Journal), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), and International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN). He had (s) been an Editorial Board or Associate Editor for 20 international journals. He served (s) as a Guest Editor over 30 times for different international journals.
Prof. Ying Tan
Peking University, China
Biography: Ying Tan (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985, 1988, and 1997, respectively.,He is a Full Professor and a Ph.D. Advisor with the School of EECS, and the Director of Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Peking University, Beijing, China. He is the inventor of Fireworks Algorithm. He worked as a Professor with the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 2018, a Senior Research Fellow with Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, in 2017, and a Research Fellow with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1999 and from 2004 to 2005. His research interests include computational intelligence, swarm intelligence, deep neural networks, machine learning, data mining, and intelligent information processing for information security and financial prediction. He has published more than 350 papers in refereed journals and conferences in these areas, and authored/coauthored 12 books, including Fireworks Algorithm (Springer in 2015), and GPU-Based Parallel Implementation of Swarm Intelligence Algorithm (Morgan Kaufmann and Elsevier in 2016), and received five invention patents.,Prof. Tan won the Second-Class Natural Science Award of China in 2009 and the Second-Class Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education of China in 2019 and many best paper awards. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IASEI Transactions on Swarm Intelligence and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning System, Neural Networks, and the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research. He also served as an Editor of Springer’s Lecture Notes on Computer Science for 40+ volumes, and a guest editors of several referred journals, including the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Information Science, Neurocomputing, Natural Computing, and Swarm and Evolutionary Optimization. He has been the Founding General Chair of the ICSI international conference series since 2010 and the DMBD conference series since 2016.
Prof. Xiaodong Liu
Head of Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering Research Group, (SMIEEE, FHEA)
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Biography: Prof X. Liu received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He is currently leading the Software Systems research group in the SoC, Edinburgh Napier University. He was the director of Centre for Information & Software Systems. Prof Liu is an active researcher in software engineering with internationally excellent reputation and leading expertise, focusing on its emerging themes including pervasive systems (Internet of Things), Cyber-Physical Systems, services-oriented architecture, evolution of cloud services, and intelligence-driven software engineering. He has meanwhile a successful track record of teaching in a number of software engineering courses which are widely informed by his research activities.
He has led 12 externally funded projects as the PI, and published over 160 papers in established international journals and conferences, 5 book chapters and 3 research handbooks. He is the inventor of 1 patent registered in UK and USA and the founder of a spin-out company. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE and IASTED International Conferences. He is the editorial board member of 4 international journals, associate editor for 2 international journals, and editor of 3 research books and 3 journals special issues. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and a member of British Computer Society.
Assoc. Prof. Simon FONG James
University of Macau, Macau, China
Biography: Simon Fong graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a 1st Class Honours BEng. Computer Systems degree and a PhD. Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is a co-founder of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and technical posts, such as systems engineer, IT consultant and e-commerce director in Australia and Asia. Dr. Fong has published over 373 international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers, mostly in the areas of data mining, data stream mining, big data analytics, meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, and their applications. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications of Elsevier, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, and various special issues of SCIE-indexed journals.