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Yunhe PAN

Yunhe Pan (1946.11.4 - ), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, is an expert in computer application. He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai in 1970. After graduating as master of Computer Science in Zhejiang University in 1981, he served there as a professor, Chairman of Computer Science & Engineering Department, and Directors of Artificial Intelligence Institute and Industrial Design Institute of Zhejiang University. From May 1995 to August 2006, he served as the President of Zhejiang University. From June 2006 to June 2014, he served as the Executive Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is a member of CPPCC Standing Committee and Director of CPPCC’s Foreign Affairs Committee from March 2013. He is also a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of China’s State Council, Vice Chair of China Economic and Social Council, Director-General of the China Association of Inventions, Director-General of Innovation Design Alliance of China and the Honorary Director-General of China Image and Graphics Association.
Yunhe Pan is one of the pioneers in the field of intelligent CAD and computer arts. He has been engaged in computer graphics, computeraided design, artificial intelligence and industrial design research for a long time. He has undertaken many important research projects, published many articles and achieved serious important research results in the fields of computer art, intelligent CAD, digital heritage preservation, and digital libraries, which had won several national, provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological awards.
Yunhe Pan was elected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1997.


Raj Reddy

Dr. Raj Reddy is the MozahBint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1960 to 1963, Dr. Reddy worked as an Applied Science Representative for IBM Corp. in Australia. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford from 1960 to 1969. He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty as an Associate Professor of Computer Science in 1969. He became a full Professor in 1973, and a university professor in 1984. He served as the founding Director of the Robotics Institute from 1979 to 1991 and as the Dean of School of Computer Science from 1991 to 1999.
Dr. Reddy received a BE degree from the Guindy Engineering College of the University of Madras, India in 1958 and an MTech degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1960. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1966. Dr. Reddy's research interests include the study of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His current research interests include Million Book Digital Library Project; Fiber to The Village Project, and Learning by Doing. His professional honors include: Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Member of the National Academy of Engineering and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was president of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence from 1987 to 1989. He is a recipient of the IBM Research Ralph Gomory Fellow Award in 1991.
Dr. Reddy was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Mitterand of France in 1984 and Padma Bhushan by President of India in 2001. He was awarded the ACM Turing Award in 1994, the Okawa Prize in 2004, the Honda Prize in 2005, and the Vannevar Bush Award in 2006. He served as co-chair of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1999 to 2001. He has been awarded honorary doctorates (Doctor of Science HonorisCausa) from SV University, Universite Henri-Poincare, University of New South Wales, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, University of Massachusetts, University of Warwick, Anna University and the Indian Institute for Information Technology (Allahabad), Andhra University and IIT Kharagpur. He serves on the Board of Governors of Peres Institute for Peace in Israel.


Cheng WU


Professor Wu Cheng was born in Zhejiang in 1940. He graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University in 1962, and from the Tsinghua Graduate School in 1966, respectively. Now he is a professor of the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He also serves as director of the China National Engineering Research Center for Contemporary Integrated Manufacturing Systems. As a chief scientist, he is in charge of a national application basic research project (973 Program) in real-time control and optimization for complex manufacturing processes. From 1986 to 2001, he was involved in China’s national high-tech program (863 Program) in automation area, serving as chief scientist from 1997 to 2001, and conducted a number of Chinese enterprises using information technology to enhance their manufacturing ability. From 1987 he took charge of setting up a national CIMS experimental base, which is widely recognized as approaching the advanced world level. Because of its remarkable achievements on CIMS research and applications, the CIMS-ERC was awarded "University LEAD Award" for CIM excellence by the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering) of the USA in 1994. He has also endeavored to promote and transfer CIM technology to Chinese industries. His major contribution to Chinese industries is to initiate and promote CIMS research and applications in a national scope, which has won international recognition and enjoyed a high reputation. In 1995, one of the CIMS application enterprises in China, BYJC, became the recipient of "Industry LEAD Award" in CIMS by SME of the United States.

He is active in international academic society. From 1995 to 1999, he was an award committee member of SME of the USA. Now he is a member of the advisory board of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, a member of the editorial board of International Journal on Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and a member of the editorial board of Industrial and Management Optimization (an international journal).

His research interests include system integration, modeling, planning, scheduling and optimization of complex industrial systems. He has published more than 150 papers. He was elected a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995.


Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan


Prof. N. Balakrishnan received his B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Communication from the University of Madras in 1972 and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in 1979. He then joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering as an Assistant Professor. He was a Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre. Currently, he is Honorary Professor at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre. He has held the positions of Associate Director of the Indian Institute of Science during September 2005 to March 2014; Chairman, Division of Information Sciences during 1999-2005; Chairman, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre during 1994-2001.

His areas of research where he has several publications in the international journals and international conferences include Numerical Electromagnetics, High Performance Computing and Networks, Polarimetric Radars, Aerospace Electronic Systems, Information Security, Complex Social Networks and Digital Library.

He has received many awards including the Padmashree by the President of India, 2002, Prof S N Mitra Memorial Award, 2013 of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, IETE Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013, Homi J. Bhabha Award for Applied Sciences, 2004, JC Bose National Fellowship in 2007, the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research for Science & Engineering by IISc, 2001, Millennium Medal of the Indian National Science Congress in 2000, PhD (HonorisCausa) from Punjab Technical University in 2003, the CDAC-ACS Foundation Lecture Award in 2008 and the Academy Excellence Award, Defence Research and Development Organization in 2009. He was the NRC Senior Resident Research Associate at the National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. from 1987-1989. He was a visiting research scientist at the University of Oklahoma in 1990, Colorado State University in 1991 and is a Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 2000 till 2006. He is an Honorary Professor in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences and Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers.

He is one of the Directors of Industrial Finance Corporation of India, Data Security Council of India, and a member of the Council of CDAC, Member of the Joint Advisory Board of Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar, and Member of the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur, and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala.

He was in the past, a member of the National Security Advisory Board, a Part-Time Member of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, one of the Directors of the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Director at the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), and the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi and of IIT Madras a member of the Council of the Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, and Director of the Central Bank of India and CDOT-Alcatel Research Centre at Chennai.


Bohu LI


Li Bohu is an expert of computer simulation and integrated manufacturing.
He is a professor/doctor director/president of the Institute of Automation Science and Electron Engineering in the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; deputy director of the Science and Technology Committee of Second Academy of the China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation; president of the Chinese Association for System Simulation; and a member of the Advisory Committee of the international journal Simulation Theory & Practice.
He was president of the Beijing Institute of Computer Application & Simulation Technology; president of the Beijing Simulation Center; head of the Fifth (1997-2001) China High Tech & Research Plan 863/Contemporary Integrated Manufacturing System (CIMS) Subject Expert Steering Committee; a member of the Expert Steering Committee of Automation Area in the China High Tech & Research Plan 863; and a member of the directors committee of the Society of System Simulation International.
He authored or co-authored 160 papers, 11 books and 4 translated books in the fields of modeling and simulation, concurrent engineering and contemporary integrated manufacturing system.
He has got one first-class scientific award, two second-class scientific awards and one third-class scientific award by the state, and 10 scientific awards by the Ministry of Aerospace and Astronautics.


Yueting ZHUANG


Yueting Zhuang received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China, in 1986, 1989 and 1998 respectively. From February 1997 to August 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is a full professor and Dean of the College of Computer Science, Director of Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Director of MOE-Digital Library Engineering Research Center, Zhejiang University.
His research interests mainly include multimedia retrieval, artificial intelligence, digital library, and computer animation. He has won various awards and honors such as National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China from National Natural Science Foundation(2005), the “Chang Jiang Scholars Program” Professor of the Ministry of Education of China, 2008. He is the chief scientist of 973 Project. He was the leading PI of the digital library project— “China America Digital Academic Library(CADAL)”, which has now become one of the largest non-profit digital libraries in the world.




Tong Zhang is the executive director of Tencent AI Lab, which develops advanced AI technologies in computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning, and builds AI applications for different Tencent products. He obtained a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Before joining Tencent, Tong Zhang was a professor at Rutgers University, and worked previously at IBM,  Yahoo, and Baidu. Tong Zhang was an ASA fellow and IMS fellow, and has served as chair or area-chair in majors machine learning conferences such as NIPS, ICML, and COLT, and has served as associated editors in top machine learning journals such as PAMI, JMLR, and Machine Learning Journal.


Dr Chua

Dr Chua is the KITHCT Chair Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He was the Acting and Founding Dean of the School during 1998-2000. Dr Chua's main research interest is in multimedia information retrieval and social media analytics. In particular, his research focuses on the extraction, retrieval and question-answering (QA) of text, video and live media streams arising from the Web and social networks. He is the co-Director of NExT, a joint research center between NUS and Tsinghua University to develop technologies for live media search.
Dr Chua is the winner of the 2015 ACM SIGMM Achievement Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. He is the Chair of steering committee of ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) and Multimedia Modeling (MMM) conference series. Dr Chua was the General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2005, ACM CIVR (now ACM ICMR) 2005, ACM SIGIR 2008, and ACM Web Science 2015. He serves in the editorial boards of 3 international journals. Dr Chua is the co-Founder of two technology startup companies. He holds the PhD from the University of Leeds, UK.



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