Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)

Prof. Gang Feng
IEEE Fellow
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Gang Feng received the B.Eng and M.Eng. Degrees in Automatic Control from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute, China in 1982 and in 1984 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1992. Professor Feng was a Lecturer in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1991 and a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, University of New South Wales, 1992-1999. He has been with City University of Hong Kong (CityU) since 2000, where he is now a Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering. He has received Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the outstanding research award and President award of CityU, and several best conference paper awards. He is listed as a SCI highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2016. His research interests include intelligent systems and control, networked control systems, and multi-agent systems and control. Professor Feng is a fellow of IEEE. He has been the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, Mechatronics, Journal of Systems Science & Complexity, Journal of Guidance, Navigation & Control, and Journal of Control Theory and Applications. He is also on the advisory board of Unmanned Systems. For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos is currently the Director of the ARC Research Hub for Future Digital Manufacturing, the Director of Swinburne's key IoT Lab, and the University's Industry 4.0 Program program leader. Before that he served as Research Director (2008-2014) of CSIRO's ICT Centre and a Professor at RMIT University (2014-2016). At CSIRO he leds the Information Engineering Laboratory, which was the largest Computer Science research program in Australia. Prior to joining CSIRO, he held research and management positions in industrial laboratories in the USA, including Telcordia Technologies (where he helped found two of Telcordia's Research Centers in Austin, Texas, and Poznan, Poland); Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC) in Austin; GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories in Boston; and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in New Jersey. He is a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow since 2014. He has authored approximately 283 journal and conference articles that have received approximately 23,00 citations. According to the October 2022 update of Elsevier's science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators, he is in the 2% of top-cited authors globally (top 1% if self-citations are excluded) in both career and 2022 rankings. For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Prof. Yi Pan
AIMBE Fellow, IET Fellow, RSPH Fellow
Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Engineering
Foreign member of Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Science
Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Shenzhen Institue of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Yi Pan is currently a Chair Professor and the Dean of College of Computer Science and Control Engineering at Shenzhen Institue of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and a Regents' Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, USA. He served as Chair of Computer Science Department at Georgia State University from 2005 to 2020. He has also served as an Interim Associate Dean and Chair of Biology Department during 2013-2017. Dr. Pan joined Georgia State University in 2000, was promoted to full professor in 2004, named a Distinguished University Professor in 2013 and designated a Regents' Professor (the highest recognition given to a faculty member by the University System of Georgia) in 2015. Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991. Dr. Pan has published more than 450 papers including over 250 journal papers with more than 100 papers published in IEEE/ACM Transactions/Journals. In addition, he has edited/authored 43 books. His work has been cited more than 20000 times based on Google Scholar and his current h-index is 90. Dr. Pan is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Big Data Mining and Analytics (a top 3% journal), Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), and Chinese Journal of Electronics (CJE). Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 20 journals including 7 IEEE Transactions. For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Prof. Ron Sun
IEEE Fellow
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Speech Title:
Neurosymbolic Models and Dual-Process Cognitive Architectures

Ron Sun is a cognitive scientist investigating the fundamental nature of the human mind, using various methodologies of cognitive science, and in particular computational modeling, as means of forging mechanistic, process-based theories of the mind (especially comprehensive computational theories such as cognitive architectures). He has played a leading role early on in developing hybrid neural-symbolic (neurosymbolic) systems for cognitive modeling, and he is currently known for his work on the Clarion cognitive architecture. He has published more than 150 technical papers in journals such as Psychological Review, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Networks, as well as 12 books by MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and so on. His recent books include: Anatomy of the Mind (Oxford University Press), Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences (MIT Press), and Cambridge Handbook of Computational Cognitive Sciences (Cambridge University Press). For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Prof. Li Zhang
IEEE Fellow, AAIA Fellow, RSC Fellow
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Li Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) and a Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a director of the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)-CUHK Joint Laboratory of Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Before he joined CUHK as an Assistant Professor in 2012, he worked in Prof. Bradley Nelson's group as a postdoc and then as a senior scientist and lecturer in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Zhang is elected as a Fellow of IEEE (FIEEE), Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA), a member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK), and an Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK, and he was appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer twice by IEEE NTC in 2020 and 2021. Dr. Zhang's main research interests include small-scale robotics and their applications for translational biomedicine. For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Prof. Yinqiang Zheng
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Speech Title:
AI + Optics: Core Paradigm, Algorithm and System

Dr. Yinqiang Zheng received his Doctoral degree of engineering from the Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013. He is currently a full professor in the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Japan, leading the Optical Sensing and Camera System Laboratory (OSCARS Lab.). He has published a serial of research papers that bridge optical imaging and machine learning. In collaboration with Canon and Hitachi, he has contributed substantially to the development and commercialization of multiband photo-acoustic imaging system and microscopic fluorescent imaging system. He has served as area chair for CVPR, ICCV, MM, 3DV, ACCV, ISAIR, DICTA and MVA. For more information could be viewed at homepage:

Keynote Speakers in CEII 2023(Alphabetize by Last Name)

Prof. Minghua Chen, IEEE Fellow
City University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Isao Echizen, IEEE Senior Member
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Hesuan Hu, IEEE Senior Member
Xidian University, China

Prof. Yongsheng Ma
Southern University of Science and Engineering, China

Prof. ChingYee Suen, IEEE Fellow
Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Kaoru Sumi
Future University Hakodate, Japan

Prof. Ying Tan
Peking University, China

Assoc. Prof. Yiwen Wang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Dong Xu
University of Missouri, USA

Prof. Kun Yang, IEEE Fellow
University of Essex, UK

Assoc. Prof. Man-Ching Yuen
Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China

Prof. Huiyu Zhou
University of Leicester, UK