Keynote Speakers_2022

Fellow of IEEE
Prof. Xiao-Ping (Steven) Zhang, Ryerson University, Canada

Xiao-Ping (Steven) Zhang received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, in 1992 and 1996, respectively, both in Electronic Engineering. He holds an MBA in Finance, Economics and Entrepreneurship with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Zhang is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the IEEE, a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He is the general co-chair for 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP2021). He is the general co-chair for 2017 GlobalSIP Symposium on Signal and Information Processing for Finance and Business, and the general co-chair for 2019 GlobalSIP Symposium on Signal, Information Processing and AI for Finance and Business. He is an elected member of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) steering committee. He is the general chair for MMSP2015. He is the publicity co-chair for ICME'06 and founding program co-chair for ICIC2005. He has served as guest editor for the Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal. He is a tutorial speaker in ACM Multimedia 2011 (ACMMM2011), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2013), 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2013), ICASSP2014, 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) and ISCAS2019. He is Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He received 2020 Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award – the Ryerson University highest honor for scholarly, research and creative achievements. He is selected as an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term from January 2020 to December 2021, and an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2021 to 2022.

He is the Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) of Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP TC) for the term 2020-2021, an elected member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP TC), Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee (IDSP SC), Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM TC) and Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (SAM TC) of IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is an elected member of Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPC TC), System and Applications Technical Committee (MSA TC), and Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee (DSP TC) of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Fellow of IEEE, ISCA
Prof. Haizhou Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Haizhou Li received the B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 1984, 1987, and 1990 respectively. He is now a Presidential Chair Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Dr. Li is also with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Dr. Li has worked on speech and language technology in academia and industry since 1988. He has taught in The University of Hong Kong (1988-1989), South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China (1990-1994), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2006-2016), University of Eastern Finland (2009), and University of New South Wales (since 2011). He was a Visiting Professor at CRIN/INRIA in France (1994-1995). Prior to joining CUHKSZ and NUS, he was a Research Manager in Apple-ISS Research Centre (1996-1998), Research Director of Lernout & Hauspie Asia Pacific (1999-2001), Vice President of InfoTalk Corp. Ltd and General Manager of InfoTalk Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd (2001-2003), the Principal Scientist and Department Head of Human Language Technology at the Institute for Infocomm Research (2003-2016), and the Research Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (2014-2016), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. He co-founded Baidu-I2R Research Centre in Singapore (2012). Dr. Li was known for his technical contributions to several award-winning speech products, such as Apple's Chinese Dictation Kits for Macintosh (1996) and Lernout & Hauspie's Speech-Pen-Keyboard Text Entry Solution for Asian languages (1999). He was the architect of a series of major technology deployments that include TELEFIQS voice-automated call centre service in Singapore Changi International Airport (2001), voiceprint engine for Lenovo A586 Smartphone (2012), and Baidu Music Search (2013).

Dr. Li was the recipient of National Infocomm Awards 2002, Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2013 and 2015, President's Technology Award 2013, and MTI Innovation Activist Gold Award 2015 in Singapore. He was named one of the two Nokia Visiting Professors in 2009 by Nokia Foundation, IEEE Fellow in 2014 for leadership in multilingual, speaker and language recognition, ISCA Fellow in 2018 for contributions to multilingual speech information processing, and Bremen Excellence Chair Professor in 2019. Dr. Li is a member of ACL, ACM, and APSIPA.

Fellow of IEEE
Prof. Deshuang Huang, Tongji University, China

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