- AI2A 2023 Speakers
Prof. Saman Halgamuge
The University of Melbourne, Australia
IEEE Fellow, AAIA Fellow, Fellow of IET
Prof Saman Halgamuge, Fellow of IEEE, IET and AAIA, received the B.Sc. Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and the Dipl.-Ing and Ph.D. degrees in data engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He is currently a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Electrical Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also an honorary professor of Australian National University. He is listed as a top 2% most cited researcher for AI and Image Processing in the Stanford database. He was a distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2018-21). His research interests are in AI, machine learning including deep learning, optimization, big data analytics and their applications in biomedicine and engineering.
Prof. Arumugam Nallanathan
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Fellow IET, Fellow IEEE
Arumugam Nallanathan is Professor of Wireless Communications and the founding head of the Communication Systems Research (CSR) group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London since September 2017. He was with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London from December 2007 to August 2017, where he was Professor of Wireless Communications from April 2013 to August 2017. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from August 2000 to December 2007. His research interests include 6G Wireless Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Molecular Communications. He published more than 500 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC’2016), IEEE Global Communications Conference 2017 (GLOBECOM’2017) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2017 (VTC’2017).
He is an Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Communications and a senior editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2006-2011), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2006-2017), IEEE Signal Processing Letters and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). He served as the Chair for the Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC-TC) of IEEE Communications Society and Technical Program Chair and member of Technical Program Committees in numerous IEEE conferences. He received the IEEE Communications Society SPCE outstanding service award 2012 and IEEE Communications Society RCC outstanding service award 2014. He has been selected as a Web of Science (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Prof. Graziano Chesi
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Graziano Chesi joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong in 2006, where he is now a full professor. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence in 1997 and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2001. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, an assistant professor at the University of Siena, and a specially appointed professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He served as associate editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, and Mechatronics.
He founded the Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control.
He authored the books “Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems” (Springer 2009) and “Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming” (Springer 2011). He was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Prof. Jimmy Liu
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Jimmy Liu graduated from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988. He further obtained his master and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. In 2007, he started the Intelligent Medical Imaging Research Team (iMED Singapore, A*STAR) and grew it to become one of the world's largest ophthalmic medical image processing team, focusing on ophthalmic Artificial Intelligence research. Jimmy was the chairman of the IEEE Singapore Biomedical Engineering Society in Singapore.
In March 2016, Jimmy returned to China and founded the iMED China (Ningbo) team. He was the founding director and senior professor of the Cixi Institute of Biomedical Engineering (CIBE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In February 2019, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Southern University of Science and Technology to establish iMED China（Shenzhe). He will devote his time to more fundamental eye-brain, Artificial Intelligence, precision medicine, surgical robotics research.