Keynote Speakers_2024







Life Fellow of IEEE
Prof. Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA

Speech Title: The Age of AI (Abstract)

S.Y. Kung, Life Fellow of IEEE,  is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Princeton University.   His  research areas include VLSI array processors, AI algorithms, machine learning,   deep learning networks, neural architectural search,  and compressive privacy.  He  was a founding member of several Technical Committees of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was elected to Fellow of IEEE in 1988 and served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (1989-1991).  He was a recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Achievement Award for the contributions on "parallel processing and neural network algorithms for signal processing" (1992); a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Signal Processing Society (1994); a recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award (1996);  IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), and  CIE-USA’s Distinguished Achievement  Award  (2023).   Since 1990,  he has been the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems.  He has authored and co-authored more than 500 technical publications and numerous textbooks including  ``VLSI Array Processors'', Prentice-Hall (1988); ``Digital Neural Networks'', Prentice-Hall (1994) ; ``Principal Component Neural Networks'', John-Wiley (1996);  ``Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach'', Prentice-Hall (2004); and  ``Kernel Methods and  Machine Learning”, Cambridge University Press (2014). 











Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore
Prof. Rui Zhang, Presidential Distinguished Chair Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

Speech Title: Movable Antenna (MA) Aided Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges (Abstract)

Dr. Rui Zhang (Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore) received the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in electrical engineering in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Infocomm Research, ASTAR, Singapore. Since 2010, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore, where he was appointed as a Provost’s Chair Professor in 2020. He is now a Principal’s Diligence Chair Professor in School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. His current research interests include wireless information and power transfer, UAV/satellite communications, intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) and reconfigurable MIMO. He has published over 500 papers, which have been cited more than 80,000 times with the h-index over 130. He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics since 2015. He was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore in 2015, the Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2020, the IEEE Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Recognition Award in 2021, and the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) Recognition Award in 2023. He received 17 IEEE Best Journal Paper Awards, including the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (twice), the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award (thrice), the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, etc. He has served as an Editor for several IEEE journals, including TWC, TCOM, JSAC, TSP, TGCN, etc., and as TPC co-chair or organizing committee member for over 30 international conferences. He served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2019-2020.  







Fellow of IEEE
Prof. Jiwen Lu, Tsinghua University, China

Speech Title: Foundation Vision Models (Abstract)

Jiwen Lu received the B.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering and the M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, China, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, He was a research scientist with the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore. In November 2015, he joined the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, where he is currently a tenured associate professor and the deputy chair of the department. His current research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, multimedia computing, and intelligent robotics. He was/is a member of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee (MSA TC) and the Visual Signal Processing and Communications Technical Committee (VSPC TC) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, a member of the Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IMVSP TC), Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP TC) and the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, respectively. He serves as the General Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2022, the Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2020, the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) 2023, the IEEE International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP) 2022, and the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) 2021. He serves as the Co-Editor-of-Chief for Pattern Recognition Letters, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and the IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Sciences, Pattern Recognition, and Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation. He was a recipient of the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar. He is an IEEE/IAPR Fellow.












Fellow of IEEE, IET, AAIA
Prof. Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China

Speech Title: Backscatter Communication Security (Abstract)

Dr. Zheng Yan, Distinguished Professor at Xidian University, is an IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, and AAIA Fellow. She is a Stanford World top 2% scientiss, a Finnish Academy Fellow, and a highly cited researcher by Elsevier in China. Her research interests are in trust management, information and network security, privacy protection, and data analysis. She has published over 390 papers in prestigious journals and conferences worldwide, including IEEE SP, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, INFOCOM, and ICSE, with over 260 as first or corresponding author. She has authored two English books used for teaching for nearly a decade. She holds 108 international and domestic patents, including 50 PCT patents (with 30 independent inventions), with more than130 patents adopted by industry, some of which have entered international standards or are widely used. Her U.S. patents are tracked by over 60 Fortune Global 500 companies. She has received numerous awards, including the Nokia Distinguished Inventor Award, three EU awards, N²Women Star in Computer Networking and Communications, IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, IEEE TEMS Distinguished Leadership Award, 17 IEEE Outstanding Leadership and Service Awards, AALTO ELEC Impact Award, IEEE ComSoc Big Data Technical Committee Best Journal Paper, IEEE TrustCom Outstanding Paper, Shaanxi Natural Science Award, and Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor by the Electronic Association. She founded the first IEEE Blockchain International Conference and serves as a Steering Committee Co-chair. She serves as an Executive Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences and Area Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of over 60 journals, including ACM Computing Surveys, Information Fusion, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Network Magazine, etc. She has served as a General Chair or Program Committee Chair for over 40 international conferences and has delivered about 30 keynote and invited speeches at international conferences and renowned enterprises.