Keynote Speakers of PDCAT’17
Dr. Yi Pan  (website)
Regents’ Professor of Computer Science
Interim Associate Dean and Chair of Biology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Short Biography of Dr. Yi Pan  (PDF)
Title: Parallel Programming on Cloud Platforms ─ Hand Coding or Automatic Translation
Professor Hong Shen
Hong Shen is Professor (Chair) of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. He received his B.Eng. degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, M.Eng. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.Lic. and Ph.D. degrees from Abo Akademi University, Finland, all in Computer Science. He has extensive academic experiences internationally including 10 years service at Griffith University (Australia) from Lecturer to Professor and 5 years service at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as Professor and Chair of the Computer Networks Laboratory. He received numerous honours, and holds the titles of China National Endorsed Expert and Chinese Academy of Sciences Hundred Talents. Served as a guest professor on various visiting appointments in USA, UK, Hong Kong and China, he is currently a specially-appointed professor in Sun Yat-sen University. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, high performance networks, privacy and security, data mining and multimedia systems, he has published more than 300 papers, including over 100 papers in major journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM Transactions.
Hong has received over 10 research grants, including national competitive grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) and Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). He has been an editor/associate editor /editorial-board member for 7 international journals; chaired numerous international conferences; served on Program Committee for more than 100 international conferences. He was the co-recipient of National Education Commission Science and Technology Progress Award and Chinese Academy of Sciences Natural Sciences Award.
Professor Tianrui Li  (website)
Title: Big data analysis and our solutions
Abstract: Exploring efficient and effective knowledge discovery approaches to manage Big Data with rich information has become a hot research topic in the area of information science. This talk aims to show our recent work on big data analysis and our solutions. It covers the following aspects. 1) A hierarchical entropy-based approach is demonstrated to evaluate the effectiveness of data collection, the first step of knowledge discovery from data. 2) A multi-view-based method is illustrated for filling missing data since it is very common phenomenon in Big Data due to communication or device errors, etc. 3) A unified framework is outlined for Parallel Large-scale Attribute Reduction, termed PLAR, to manage Big Data with high dimension. 4) A MapReduce-based parallel method together with three parallel strategies are presented for computing rough set approximations, which is a fundamental part in rough set-based data analysis similar to frequent pattern mining in association rules. 5) Incremental learning-based approaches are shown for updating approximations and knowledge in dynamic data environments, e.g., the variation of objects, attributes or attribute values, which improve the computational efficiency by using previously acquired learning results to facilitate knowledge maintenance without re-implementing the original data mining algorithm. 6) A composite rough set model to deal with multiple different types of attributes is developed, which provides a novel approach for complex data fusion. 7) The uncertainty information processing under three-way decisions for the veracity of data is discussed.
Vita: Tianrui Li received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from the Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1992, 1995 and 2002 respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK • CEN), Belgium from 2005-2006, a visiting professor at Hasselt University, Belgium in 2008, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 2009 and the University of Regina, Canada in 2014. And, he is presently a Professor and the Director of the Key Lab of Cloud Computing and Intelligent Technique of Sichuan Province, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Since 2000, he has co-edited 6 books, 10 special issues of international journals, 15 proceedings, received 5 Chinese invention patents and published over 200 research papers (e.g.,IEEE TKDE, IEEE TEC, IEEE TFS, IEEE TIFS, IEEE ASLP, IEEE TIE, IEEE TC, IEEE TVT) in refereed journals and conferences (e.g., KDD, IJCAI, UbiComp). Three papers were ESI Hot Papers and Ten papers was ESI Highly Cited Papers. His Google H-index is 32. He serves as the area editor of International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems (SCI), editor of Knowledge-based Systems (SCI) and Information Fusion (SCI), etc. He has served as IEEE ICCC2015-2017 chairs, ISKE2007-2017, CRSSC2015, CWI2014, JRS2012 program chairs, IEEE HPCC 2015, GrC 2009 program vice chairs and RSKT2008, FLINS2010 organizing chairs, etc. and has been a reviewer for several leading academic journals. He is an IRSS fellow, a distinguished member of CCF, a senior member of ACM, IEEE, CAAI, ACM SIGKDD member, Chair of IEEE CIS Chengdu Chapter, Treasurer of ACM SIGKDD China Chapter and CCF YOCSEF Chengdu Chair (2013-2014). Over fifty graduate students (including 8 Post-Docs, 12 Doctors) have been trained. Their employment units include Microsoft Research Asia, Sichuan University, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei. They have received 2 "Si Shi Yang Hua" Medals, Best Papers/Dissertation Awards 13 times, Champion of Sina Weibo Interaction-prediction at Tianchi Big Data Competition (Bonus 200,000 RMB), Second Place of Social Influence Analysis Contest of IJCAI-2016 Competitions
Professor Yan Yang(PDF)
Yan Yang received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and her M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Communication Systems in 1987 from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. degree in Traffic Information Engineering and Control from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2007. In 2002/2003 and 2004/2005 she worked as a visiting scholar at the Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) in Waterloo University, Canada. She joined Southwest Jiaotong University in 1987 where she is currently Professor, Vice Dean of School of Information Science & Technology and holds an Academic and Technical Leader Candidate of Sichuan Province.
Prof. Yang has participated in more than 10 high-level projects recently. And has taken charge of two programs supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one NSFC International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchanges program, one Project of National Science and Technology Support Program, one Supporting Program for Science and Technology of Sichuan Province, one research funds project of Traction Power State Key Laboratory, one of NSFC Key programs, etc. She has authored and co-authored over 150 papers in journals and international conference proceedings, 1 special issue of international journal, 1 proceeding and 2 books.
She has served as IEEE ICCC2016, ICDIP2017 program chairs, MDMKD2009-2010, JRS2012, ISBAST2013, ISTDGC2013, CCML2015 organizing chairs, TPC member of some international conferences, and has been a reviewer for several academic journals. She is Vice Chair of ACM Chengdu Chapter, Member of IEEE, Senior Member of CCF and CAAI, Member of CCF Education Work, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Theoretical Computer Science Committee, Member of CAAI Machine Learning, Rough Set and Soft Computing Committee, Deputy Secretary General of Sichuan Province Computer Society and Vice Chair of Big Data Industry University Research Council of Sichuan Institute of Electronics.
Professor Muhammad Khurram Khan
Dr. Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working as a Full Professor at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as the Manager R&D from March 2009 to March 2012. He developed and successfuly managed the research program of CoEIA, which transformed the center as one of the best centers of research excellence in Saudi Arabia as well as in the region.
Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-esteemed ISI-indexed international journal 'Telecommunication Systems' published by Springer-Verlag since 1993 with an impact factor of 1.163 (JCR 2013). He is the Founding Editor of ‘Bahria University Journal of Information & Communication Technology (BUJICT)’.
Furthermore, he is the full-time Editor/Associate Editor of several ISI-indexed international journals/magazines, including IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Access, Security & Communication Networks, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Journal of Medical Systems (Springer), PLOS ONE, Computers & Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), Journal of Computing & Informatics, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), International Journal of Biometrics (Inderscience), etc.
He has also played role of the guest editor of several international ISI-indexed journals of Springer-Verlag and Elsevier Science, etc. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals.
Prof. Khurram is an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China and an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2010 edition. Besides, he has received certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in ‘Biometrics & Information Security Research’ at AIT international Conference, June 2010 at Japan.
He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the ‘Best Invention & Innovation Award’ at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, his invention recently got a Bronze Medal at '41st International Exhibition of Inventions' at Geneva, Switzerland in April 2013. In addition, he was awarded best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015.
Prof. Khurram is the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He is also a recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.
Prof. Khurram has published over 300 research papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 7 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag and IEEE. He has secured several national and international research grants in the domain of information security. His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, biometrics, multimedia security, and technological innovation management. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing 'BS Cybersecurity Degree Program' and 'Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity' at King Saud University.
He is a Fellow of the IET (UK), Fellow of the BCS (UK), Fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, and a member of the IEEE Cybersecurity community.