Prof. Weisi Lin

FIEEE, FIET, CEng, Hon. FSIET
Associate Chair (Research)
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lin Weisi is an active researcher in intelligent image processing, perception-based signal modelling and assessment, video compression, and multimedia communication. He had been the Lab Head, Visual Processing, in Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R),Singapore. He is a Professor in School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, where he also served as the Associate Chair (Research).

He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET, and has been awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2019 and 2020 by Clarivate Analytics. He has elected as a Distinguished Lecturer in both IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2016-17) and Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (2012-13), and given keynote/invited/tutorial/panel talks in 30+ international conferences. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Image Process., IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Technol., IEEE Trans. Multimedia, IEEE Signal Process. Lett., Quality and User Experience, and J. Visual Commun. Image Represent. He also chaired the IEEE MMTC QoE Interest Group (2012-2014); he has been a TP Chair for IEEE ICME 2013, QoMEX 2014, PV 2015, PCM 2012 and IEEE VCIP 2017. He believes that good theory is practical, and has delivered 10+ major systems and modules for industrial deployment with the related technology developed.

Prof. Nam Ling

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Chair Professor
Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Santa Clara University, USA

Nam Ling received the B.Eng. degree (Electrical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (Computer Engineering) from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, U.S.A. He is currently the Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Chair Professor (Endowed Chair) of Santa Clara University (U.S.A) (since 2020) and the Chair of its Department of Computer Science & Engineering (since 2010). From 2010 to 2020, he was the Sanfilippo Family Chair Professor (Endowed Chair) of Santa Clara University. From 2002 to 2010, he was an Associate Dean for its School of Engineering (Graduate Studies, Research, and Faculty Development). He is/was also a Distinguished Professor for Xi’an University of Posts & Telecommunications, a Cuiying Chair Professor for Lanzhou University, a Guest Professor for Tianjin University, a Chair Professor and Minjiang Scholar for Fuzhou University, a Guest Professor for Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a Guest Professor for Zhongyuan University of Technology (China), and a Consulting Professor for the National University of Singapore. He has more than 230 publications (including books) in video/image coding and systolic arrays. He also has seven adopted standards contributions and has been granted with more than 20 U.S./European/PCT patents. He is an IEEE Fellow due to his contributions to video coding algorithms and architectures. He is also an IET Fellow. He was named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer twice and was also an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer. He received the IEEE ICCE Best Paper Award (First Place) and the IEEE Umedia Best/Excellent Paper Awards (three times). He received six awards from Santa Clara University, four at the University level (Outstanding Achievement, Recent Achievement in Scholarship, President’s Recognition, and Sustained Excellence in Scholarship) and two at the School/College level (Researcher of the Year and Teaching Excellence). He has served as Keynote Speaker for IEEE APCCAS, VCVP (twice), JCPC, IEEE ICAST, IEEE ICIEA, IET FC & U-Media, IEEE U-Media, Workshop at XUPT (twice), ICCIT, as well as a Distinguished Speaker for IEEE ICIEA. He is/was General Chair/Co Chair for IEEE Hot Chips, VCVP (twice), IEEE ICME, IEEE U-Media (five times), and IEEE SiPS. He was an Honorary Co-Chair for IEEE Umedia. He has also served as Technical Program Co Chair for IEEE ISCAS, APSIPA ASC, IEEE APCCAS, IEEE SiPS (twice), DCV, and IEEE VCIP. He was Technical Committee Chair for IEEE CASCOM TC and IEEE TCMM, and has served as Guest Editor/Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS I, IEEE J-STSP, Springer JSPS, Springer MSSP, and other journals. He has delivered more than 120 invited colloquia worldwide and has served as Visiting Professor/Consultant/Scientist for many institutions/companies. Recently, he organized and conducted an APSIPA panel on "The Future of Video Coding", with great response.  

Prof. Mao Kezhi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Mao Kezhi obtained his BEng, MEng and PhD from Jinan University, Northeastern University, and University of Sheffield in 1989, 1992 and 1998 respectively. He joined School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1998, where he is now a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Mao has over 20 years of research experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, image processing, natural language processing, and information fusion. Besides academic research, Dr. Mao is also active in development and consulting. He has successfully developed and delivered several intelligent systems and software tools to government agencies, hospitals and industries.

Prof. Robert Minasian

IEEE Fellow & OSA Fellow

The University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Minasian is a Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory. His research has made key contributions to microwave photonic signal processing. He is recognized as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. Professor Minasian has contributed over 390 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 79 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at international conferences. He has served on numerous technical and steering committees of international conferences, and is on the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee. . Professor Minasian was the recipient of the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications, awarded by the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.