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Dr. San-Cheng Chang

"New Opportunities in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (尋找AI時代的新機會)"

Dr. San-Cheng (Simon) Chang was the former Deputy Premier and then the Premier of the Rep. of China (Taiwan) government from Dec. 2014 to May 2016.  Prior to the Premier positions, he was first the Minister w/o Portfolio and then the Minister of Science & Technology.  On these positions Chang invested significant effort in promoting the IT applications and established the foundation for the government to move on to the era of big data applications.
Before joining the government in Feb. 2012, Chang was the regional Director of hardware operations of Asia, Google, and the Vice president of e-services of Acer Inc. since 2000.  He was a professor of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University, and was also the founding Director of Taiwan’s National Center for High-performance computing.
Among the many job titles now he holds after retiring from the Premier position, Chang is the Honorary Dean of Big Data Management at SooChow University, the Chairman of IBMI (Institute of the Biotechnology and Medicine Industry), and the Chairman of Taiwan Mobile Foundation.

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Prof. Imre J. Rudas

"Internet of Anything as a Pillar of Intelligent System of Systems"

Imre J. Rudas graduated from Bánki Donát Polytechnic, Budapest in 1971, received the Master Degree in Mathematics from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, the Ph.D. in Robotics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1987, while the Doctor of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. He received Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia, from “Polytechnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, from Óbuda University, and from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He was awarded by the Honorary Professor title in 2013 and Ambassador title in 2015 by Wroclaw University of Technology.
He is active as a full university professor and the Head of the Steering Committee of the University Research, Innovation and Service Center.
He served as the Rector of Budapest Tech from 2003 till 2010. He was the founder of Óbuda University, the successor of Budapest Tech and was elected as the first Rector in the period 2010-2014. He served as the President of the Hungarian Rector’s Conference and member of European University Association Steering Committee in 2008.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, Senior AdCom member of Industrial Electronics Society (IES), he served IES as a Vice-President in 2000-2001. He was elected as the Vice-President for Membership and Student Activities in IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Society for the period 2015-2016. He is the Senior Past Chair of IEEE Hungary Section. He was the founder of IEEE SMC Hungary Chapter, IEEE Computational Intelligence Hungary Chapter and IEEE Industrial Electronics and Robotics and Automation Joint Hungary Chapter.
He reestablished the Hungarian Fuzzy Association in 1997 and had served as the President in the period 1997 – 2007. Since 2007 he is the Honorary President of the Association. He had been IFSA Council member from 1997 till 2013.
He served IFSA as a Vice President in the periods 2005-2007 and 2007-2009. He had been the treasurer of IFSA from 2009 till 2013.
He had been the Vice-President of the Hungarian Academy of Engineers for four years.
He serves as an associate editor of some scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, member of editorial board of Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, Editor-in-Chief of Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, member of various national and international scientific committees. He is the founder and organizer of the IEEE International Conference Series on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES) since 1997, IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics (ICCC), IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics (CINTI, since 2000), IEEE International Symposium on Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI, since 2003), IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Informatics (SISY, since 2003), IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI, since 2004), IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics (LINDI, since 2007). He has served as General Chair and Program Chair of numerous scientific international conferences.
He received many awards, among others the Denes Gábor award in 2006, John von Neumann Award in 2006, Hungarian Order of Merit in 2009 and Pro Óbuda award in 2014.
His present areas of research activities are Computational Cybernetics, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Control and Fuzzy Sets, Robotics, Cloud Robotics, Internet of Anything, He has edited and/or published 22 three books, published more than 800 papers in international scientific journal, conference proceedings and book chapters, and received more than 3500 citations.

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Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic

"You and Your Career"

Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.
She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.
Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018), IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020). She serves as Senior Past President (2018–2019) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and served as Junior Past President (2016–2017), President (2014–2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012–2013 and 2010–2011), Vice President Long- Range Planning and Finance (2008–2009), and a Member at Large of its Board of Governors (2004–2006). She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2001–2003 and 2004–2005). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She is General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and served as General Co-Chair of SMC 2016 and HPSR 2014, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004–2005 and 1993–1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (1999–2001 and 2002-2003), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001–2003). She was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010–2011 and 2002–2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Prof. C. L. Philip Chen

"Novel Generative and Discriminative Learning Algorithms"

Dr. Chen’s research areas are in systems, cybernetics and computational intelligence. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and IAPR. He was the President of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) (2012-2013), where he also has been a distinguished lecturer for many years and received Outstanding Service Awards 4 times. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2014-). He has been an Associate Editor of many IEEE Transactions, and currently he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans on Cybernetics, and IEEE/CAA Automatica Sinica. He was the Chair of TC 9.1 Economic and Business Systems of IFAC (2015-2017). He is also a Fellow of CAA and Fellow of HKIE and an Academician of International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Science (IASCYS). In addition, he is an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education, USA) Program Evaluator for Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs. University of Macau’s Engineering and Computer Science programs receiving HKIE’s accreditation and Washington/Seoul Accord is his utmost contribution in engineering education for Macau as the former Dean. During his deanship, the engineering and computer science programs have been ranked at world top 200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking. The computer science program is also ranked at world top 175 in the US News and World Report global university ranking.
Dr. Chen received Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award in 2016 from his alma mater, Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1988, after he received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1985.


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