Prof. Sam Kwong
IEEE Fellow

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Sam Kwong received his B.Sc. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and Ph.D. from Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany. Kwong is currently a Chair Professor at the CityU Department of Computer Science, where he previously served as Department Head and Professor from 2012 to 2018. Prof. Kwong is the associate editor of leading IEEE transaction journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.

He has filed more than 20 US patents, of which 13 have been granted. Kwong has a prolific research record. He has co-authored three research books, eight book chapters, and over 300 technical papers. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited more than 25,000 times with an h-index of 70. In 2014, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding. He is also a fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) in 2022. Currently, he serves as the President of the IEEE SMC Society.

Prof. Xudong Jiang
IEEE Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Xudong Jiang, IEEE Fellow, received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), and the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany. During his work in UESTC, he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. From 1998 to 2004, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A-Star, Singapore, as a Lead Scientist and the Head of the Biometrics Laboratory, where he developed a system that achieved the most efficiency and the second most accuracy at the International Fingerprint Verification Competition in 2000. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, as a Faculty Member, in 2004, and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, he is a professor of NTU. Dr Jiang holds 7 patents and has authored over 200 papers with over 40 papers in IEEE journals, including 14 papers in IEEE T-IP and 6 papers in IEEE T-PAMI. His publications are well-cited with H-index 55 and 4 of his papers were listed as the top 1% highly cited papers in the academic field of Engineering by Essential Science Indicators. He served as IFS TC Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Associate Editor for IEEE SPL, Associate Editor for IEEE T-IP and the founding editorial board member for IET Biometrics. Currently, Dr Jiang is an IEEE Fellow and serves as Senior Area Editor for IEEE T-IP and Editor-in-Chief for IET Biometrics. His current research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, and biometrics.

Prof. Habib Zaidi
IEEE Fellow

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Professor Habib Zaidi, is Chief physicist and head of the PET Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital and faculty member at the medical school of Geneva University. He is also a Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and the University of Southern Denmark. His research is supported by the Swiss National Foundation, private foundations and industry (Total 8.8 M US$) and centres on hybrid imaging instrumentation (PET/CT and PET/MRI), computational modelling and radiation dosimetry and deep learning. He was guest editor for 13 special issues of peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of leading journals in medical physics and medical imaging. He has been elevated to the grade of fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, AAPM, IOMP, AAIA and the BIR. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by his peers since he is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious (100’000$) 2010 kuwait Prize of Applied sciences (known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize). Prof. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of over 160 keynote lectures and talks at an International level, has authored over 360 peer-reviewed articles (h-index=69, >18’000+ citations) in prominent journals and is the editor of four textbooks.

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