Key note Speakers

Vincenzo Loia
Bio-Sketch: Dr. Vincenzo Loia received B.S. degree in computer science from University of Salerno , Italy in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Paris VI, France, in 1987 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 he is Faculty member at the University of Salerno where he teaches Safe Systems, Situational Awareness, IT Project & Service Management. His current position is as Chair and Professor of Computer Science at Department of Management and Innovation Systems. He is the coeditor-in-chief of Soft Computing and the editor-in-chief of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, both from Springer. He is an Associate Editor of various journals, including the IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics: Systems; IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics; IEEE Transactions on the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. His research interests include soft computing, agent technology for technologically complex environments Web intelligence, Situational Awareness He was principal investigator in a number of industrial R&D projects and in academic research projects. He is author of over 390 original research papers in international journals, book chapters, and in international conference proceedings. He hold in the last years several role in IEEE Society in particular for Computational Intelligence Society (Chair of Emergent Technologies Technical Committee, IEEE CIS European Representative, Vice-Chair of Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee).


Swagatam Das
Bio-Sketch: Swagatam Das is currently serving as a faculty member at the Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. His research interests include machine learning, optimization, and their interplay. Dr. Das has published one research monograph, one edited volume, and more than 250 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is the founding co-editor-in-chief of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation , an international journal from Elsevier. He has also served as or is serving as the associate editors of several reputed international journals including some of the IEEE Transactions and Magazines. He is an editorial board member of Progress in Artificial Intelligence (Springer), PeerJ Computer Science, and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Das has 10000+ Google Scholar citations and an H-index of 49 till date. He has been associated with the international program committees and organizing committees of several regular international conferences including IEEE CEC, IEEE SSCI, SEAL, GECCO, and SEMCCO. He has acted as guest editors for special issues in journals like IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, ACM Transactions on Adaptive and Autonomous Systems, and IEEE Transactions on SMC, Part C. He is the recipient of the 2012 Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is also the recipient of the 2015 Thomson Reuters Research Excellence India Citation Award as the highest cited researcher from India in Engineering and Computer Science category between 2010 to 2014.                                                                                                                                                 


Zidong Wang
Bio-Sketch:  Zidong Wang is an IEEE Fellow and Professor of Computing at Brunel University London with research interests in intelligent data analysis, statistical signal processing as well as dynamic systems and control. He has been named as the Hottest Scientific Researcher in 2012 in the area of Big Data Analysis (see http://sciencewatch.com/articles/hottest-research-2012). He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in both computer science and engineering science for three consecutive years 2014-2016 He was awarded the AvH Research Fellowship in 1996 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, the JSPS Research Fellowship in 1998 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the William Mong Distinguished Research Fellowship in 2002 from the University of Hong Kong. Since 1997, He has published around 400+ papers in prestigious international journals (including 110 papers in IEEE Transactions) with h-index 81 according to the Web of Science. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Neurocomputing, the Co-Editor for International Journal of Systems Science and an Associate Editor for 10 prestigious journals including 5 IEEE Transactions. His research has been funded by the EU, the Royal Society and the EPSRC of the UK.


Geoffrey Charles Fox
Bio-Sketch: Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now distinguished professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Digital Science Center, Chair of Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering and Director of the Data Science program at the School of Informatics and Computing.He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University after being a postdoc at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Peterhouse College Cambridge.He has supervised the Ph.D. of 68 students and published around 1200 papers in physics and computer science with an index of 70 and over 26000 citations.He currently works in applying computer science from infrastructure to analytics in Biology, Pathology, Sensor Clouds, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, Image processing, Deep Learning, Manufacturing, Network Science and Particle Physics. The infrastructure work is built around Software Defined Systems on Clouds and Clusters. The analytics focuses on scalable parallelism.He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions. He has experience in online education and its use in MOOCs for areas like Data and Computational Science.He is a Fellow of APS (Physics) and ACM (Computing).