Keynote Speakers


DR. GIRIJA CHETTY UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

Dr. Girija Chetty has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and PhD in Information Sciences and Engineering from Australia. She has more than 25 years of experience in Industry, Research and Teaching from Universities and Research and Development Companies from India and Australia, and has held several leadership positions including Head of Software Engineering and Computer Science, and Course Director for Master of Computing Course. Currently, she is the Head of Multimodal Systems and Information Fusion Group in University of Canberra, Australia, and leads a research group with several PhD students, Post Docs, research assistants and regular International and National visiting researchers. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, and senior member of Australian Computer Society, and her research interests are in the area of multimodal systems, computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing. She has published extensively with more than 120 fully refereed publications in several invited book chapters, edited books, high quality conference and journals, and she is in the editorial boards, technical review committees and regular reviewer for several IEEE, Elsevier and IET journals in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing.

Prof. Xudong Jiang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Xudong Jiang is currently in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as Professor and Director of the Centre for Information Security. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in 1983 and 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of German Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany, in 1997, all in electrical and electronic engineering. From 1986 to 1993, he was a Lecturer at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry of Electronic Industry of China. From 1993 to 1997, he was with the University of German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany, as a scientific assistant. From 1998 to 2002, he was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Senior/Research Fellow where he developed a fingerprint verification algorithm that achieved the fastest speed with the second most accuracy in the International Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2000). From 2002 to 2004, he was a Lead Scientist and Head of the Biometrics Laboratory at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore. Dr Jiang has published over 100 international conference and journal papers. He is also an inventor of 7 patents (3 of them are United States patents). Dr Jiang is a senior member of IEEE and has been serving as Editorial Board Member, Guest Editor and Reviewer of multiple international journals, and serving as Program Committee member, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair of multiple international conferences.

Prof. Felix T. S. Chan,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Felix T. S. Chan received his BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic (now University), UK, and obtained his MSc and PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK. Professor Chan is now working at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and also serving as Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests are Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Distribution Coordination, Systems Modelling and Simulation, AI Optimisation. To date, he has published 16 book chapters, over 300 refereed international journal papers and 250 peer reviewed international conference papers, h index= 30 under the Web of Science. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. According to a study lately published in the International Journal of Production Research (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1037935), the study measured the research contributions over a 26-year time frame (1985–2010) of academic institutions and individual authors to the field of Operations Management (OM) based on published articles in 11 top-rated and well-known academic OM journals. Professor Chan was among the top 50 prolific authors list who have made the greatest overall contribution to the field as measured by the number of distributed and shared articles published in the 11 designated journals. Also, Professor Chan was Ranked No. 3 in The top 100 authors as the most productive researchers in the field of Operations Management over the past 10 years (2001–2010).