Keynote Speakers  

IEEE Fellow, Prof. Erchin Serpedin

Texas A&M University, USA

Speech Title: Detection of Electricity Theft Cyber-attacks in Smart Power Grids using Machine Learning Algorithms ( View the speech abstract )

Biography: Erchin Serpedin (Fellow, IEEE) received the specialization degree in transmission and processing of information from Ecole Superieure D’Electricite (SUPELEC), Paris, France, in 1992, the M.Sc. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, in 1999.,He is a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. He has authored three research monographs, one textbook, 17 book chapters, 170 journal papers, and 270 conference papers. His current research interests include signal processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, smart grids, and wireless communications., Prof. Serpedin served as an Associate Editor for more than 12 journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Communications Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and Signal Processing (Elsevier), and as a technical chair for six major conferences. (Based on document published on 24 February 2020).


IEEE Fellow, Prof. Akihiko Sugiyama

Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan

Speech Title: History of Personal Media Terminals: From Walkman to Apple Watch ( View the speech abstract )

Biography: Akihiko Sugiyama (a.k.a. Ken Sugiyama), affiliated with Yahoo! JAPAN Research after 38 years at NEC Corporation, has been engaged in a wide variety of research projects in signal processing such as audio coding and interference/noise control. His team in NEC developed the Silicon Audio, the world's first all solid-state audio player and a precursor of iPod, in 1994. He served as the Chair of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) [2011-2012], as associate editors for several journals such as IEEE Trans. Signal Processing [1994-1996], as the Secretary and a Member at Large to the Conference Board of SPS [2010-2011], as a member of the Awards Board of SPS [2015-2017], as the Chair of Japan Chapter of SPS [2010-2011], and serves as a member of IEEE Fellow Committee. He was a Technical Program Chair for ICASSP2012. He has contributed to 17 chapters of books and is the inventor of 217 registered patents with more pending applications in the field of signal processing in Japan and overseas. He received 19 awards such as the 2002 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2006 and the 2018 IEICE Achievement Award, and the 2013 Ichimura Industry Award. He has delivered 141 invited talks in 74 cities of 27 countries. He is Fellow of IEEE and IEICE, a Distinguished Industry Speaker for IEEE SPS [2020-2021], and a past Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE SPS [2014-2015] and for IEEE CES (Consumer Electronics Society) [2017-2018].

Prof. Zhigang Deng,

University of Houston, USA

Speech Title: Real-time Facial Performance Capture and Manipulation ( View the speech abstract )

Biography:  Zhigang Deng is currently an full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Houston and the Founding Director of UH Computer Graphics and Interactive Media Lab ( His research interests include Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Virtual Human Modeling and Animation, Human Computer Interaction, and Visual Computing for Biomedical Applications. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California in 2006, M.S. in Computer Science from Peking University (China) in 2000, and B.S. degree in Mathematics from Xiamen University (China) in 1997. He is the recipient of a number of awards including Google Faculty Research Award, Texas Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Award, UH Teaching Excellence Award, NSFC Oversea and Hongkong/Macau Young Scholar Collaborative Research Award. His current research has been funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Texas NHARP Program, Google, Nokia, and other industry resources. Besides CASA 2014 general co-chair, currently he also serves as the Associate Editor of Computer Graphics Forum, and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Journal.


Prof. Hiroaki Ogata

Kyoto University, Japan

Speech Title: Toward Data and Evidence Driven Education  ( View the speech abstract )

Biography: Prof. Hiroaki Ogata is a Professor at the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, and the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University, Japan. His research includes Computer Supported Ubiquitous and Mobile Learning, CSCL, CALL, and Learning Analytics. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers including SSCI Journals and international conferences. He received the APSCE Distinguished Researcher Award in 2014 and several Best Paper Awards. Also he has given keynote lectures in several countries. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, RPTEL, and IJMLO, and also an editorial board member of IJCSCL, IJAIED, JLA and SLE. He is an Executive Committee member of SOLAR and APSCE.




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