Prof. NGAN King Ngi 顔慶義 (IEEE & IET Fellow)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Ngan received his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical
Engineering from Loughborough University, U.K., in 1978 and 1982, respectively.
He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, the Chinese University of
Hong Kong as Chair Professor in 2003. He has been appointed Chair Professor at
the University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China, under the
National Thousand Talents Program (千人计划) since 2012. Previously he was a Full
Professor at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore, and the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer
Engineering, University of Western Australia, Australia. He was appointed as
Honorary Professor of Tunku Abdul Rahman University in Malaysia,
Adjunct/Visiting Professor of Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University,
Shanghai University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Huaqiao
University in China, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the National Sun Yat-sen
University in Taiwan, and Adjunct Professor of the University of Western
Australia and RMIT University in Australia. He served as the External Examiner
for the B.Eng. degree program of Malaysia's Multimedia University, and was
appointed as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems
Society in 2006-2007.
Prof. Ngan is active in many professional activities. He was an associate editor of the Journal on Visual Communications and Image Representation, U.S.A., and an area editor of EURASIP Journal of Image Communications, and served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and Journal of Applied Signal Processing. He chaired a number of prestigious international conferences on video signal processing and communications and served on the advisory and technical committees of numerous professional organizations. He co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in 2010 in Hong Kong. He has published extensively including 3 authored books, 6 edited volumes and over 300 refereed technical papers in the areas of visual signal processing, image/video coding and multimedia communications, which are his main research interests. He also holds 11 patents on image coding/transmission techniques. (Full CV)
Prof. Changhuei Yang (Coulter Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, OSA Fellow,
and SPIE Fellow)
California Institute of Technology, USA
PhD, EECS, MIT, 2002; BSc, Mathematics, MIT, 2002; MEng, EECS, MIT, 1997; BSc, Physics, MIT, 1997; BSc, EECS, MIT, 1997
Field of Study
Professor Yang's research efforts are in the areas of novel microscopy development and time-reversal based optical focusing. Prof. Yang joined the California Institute of Technology in 2003. He is a professor in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Medical Engineering. He has received the NSF Career Award, the Coulter Foundation Early Career Phase I and II Awards, and the NIH Director's New Innovator Award. In 2008 he was named one of Discover Magazine’s ‘20 Best Brains Under 40’. He is a Coulter Fellow, an AIMBE Fellow and an OSA Fellow.
His research efforts can be categorized into two major groups:
High-throughput microscopy - Prof. Yang's group is developing a number of technologies aimed at transforming the conventional microscope into high throughput, automated and cost-effective formats. His group is the pioneer of the first chip-scale microscope system - the optofluidic microscope. The ePetri system was also invented by his group and it represents a cost-effective and highly autonomous way of performing high-content microscopy imaging. His group’s recent invention - Fourier Ptychography, is a computational microscopy method that enables a standard microscope to push past its physical optical limitations to provide gigapixel imaging ability.
Time-reversal based optical focusing and imaging - Prof. Yang's group is working on the use of 'time-reversal' techniques to undo the effect of tissue light scattering. This work has the potential to enable greatly improved depth-penetration and resolution improvement for deep tissue optical imaging. It also opens up the possibility for performing incision-less laser surgery and precision cancer therapy.
Prof. Charles M. Falco (IEEE Fellow, SPIE Fellow, APS Fellow, OSA Fellow)
University of Arizona, USA
Professor Charles M. Falco has joint appointments in Optical Sciences and Physics atthe University of Arizona where he holds the UA Chair of Condensed Matter Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Instituteof Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), has published more than 250 scientific manuscripts, co-edited two books, has seven U.S. patents, and given over 400 invited talks at conferences, research institutions, and cultural organizations in 30 countries. In addition to work on digital imaging and computerized image analysis, he conducts research on x-ray optics, magnetism, and the growth and structure of thin films.
Prof. Xudong Jiang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Xudong Jiang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany in 1997, all in electrical and electronic engineering. From 1986 to 1993, he worked as Lecturer at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. He was a recipient of the German Konrad-Adenauer Foundation young scientist scholarship. From 1993 to 1997, he was with Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany as scientific assistant. From 1998 to 2004, He worked with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*Star, Singapore, as Senior Research Fellow, Lead Scientist and appointed as the Head of Biometrics Laboratory where he developed a fingerprint verification algorithm that achieved the fastest and the second most accurate fingerprint verification in the International Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2000). He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a faculty member in 2004 and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, Dr Jiang is a tenured Associate Professor in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Dr Jiang has published over hundred research papers in international refereed journals and conferences, some of which are well cited on Web of Science. He is also an inventor of 7 patents (3 US patents), some of which were commercialized. Dr Jiang is a senior member of IEEE and has been serving as Editorial Board Member,Guest Editor and Reviewer of multiple international journals, and serving as Program Committee Chair, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair of multiple international conferences. His research interest includes pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, image analysis, signal/image processing, machine learning and biometrics.
IEEE and IET Fellow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Professor Chin-Chen Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer
engineering from National Chiao Tung University. His first degree is Bachelor of
Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in
computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National Tsing Hua
University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to
2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information
Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005.
Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. And since his early years of career development, he consecutively won Institute of Information & Computing Machinery Medal of Honor, Outstanding Youth Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Talent in Information Sciences of Taiwan, AceR Dragon Award of the Ten Most Outstanding Talents, Outstanding Scholar Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Taiwan, Chung-Shan Academic Publication Awards, Distinguished Research Awards of National Science Council of Taiwan, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Top Fifteen Scholars in Systems and Software Engineering of the Journal of Systems and Software, Top Cited Paper Award of Pattern Recognition Letters, and so on. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over hundreds papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.
Kingston University, United Kingdom
Jamshid Dehmeshki is a full-time Professor of Medical Image Analysis in the Faculty of science, engineering and computing at Kingston University, UK, where he is a director of a recent established laboratory/Center, QMIC (Quantitative Medical Imaging lab/Centre). QMIC is collaboration between Kingston University (KU) and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). The primary purpose of QMIL is to research and develop novel medical image analysis algorithms and software and to validate their effectiveness in a clinical environment. In this capacity, he is also the Founder of Mediar (www.mediar.co.uk) - a sole trader company involves in developing state-of-the-art medical image and data analysis software. He is currently main supervisor (director of study) of thirteen Postgraduate students. He has published more than 140 scientific research papers, five book chapters, and holds thirteen patents.
His long-term research focuses on computer-aided detection (CAD) and Measurement (CAM) of lesions in medical images. CAD research aims at discovering the fundamental perception processes of human vision in the image-based diagnosis of lesions, and developing mathematical/computational models that describes them. His most recent research has concentrated on detecting, measuring and quantifying the vascular diseases using CT angiography.
In addition to research activities, He has got depth knowledge of product development life cycle. Over last five years of working at Mediar, He designed the detailed architecture of several image processing libraries for direct integration into third party products/workstations and a variety of image processing algorithms to build a robust general image processing library for rapid product development. he has also developed a series of functionality for image analysis including a family of CAD and CAM libraries to automatically detect quantify and characterise a region of interest within human body. In addition to IP library, he has developed a medical imaging platform with sophisticated GUI using .NET and WPF. The platform were used to integrate all CAD system technology.
Over five years of working at Medicsight Plc as CTO (2001-2006), he was instrumental in the designing and development of three families of state-of-the-art medical imaging software products, namely, Colon CAR (Computer Assisted Reader), Heart Screen and Lung CAR, which received FDA approval and CE marking. He led the delivery of five major medical software products with FDA approval and CE marking. He designed and patented the architecture for image processing products with features that achieved FDA 510(K) compliance.
Prof. Yan Yang
Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Yan Yang is currently Professor and vice dean of Information Science and
Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University. She worked as a visiting scholar at
the Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) in Waterloo
University of Canada for one and half year. She is an Academic and Technical
Leader Candidate of Sichuan Province. Prof. Yang has participated in more than
10 high-level projects recently. And have 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, and one Supporting Program for
Science and Technology of Sichuan Province. She has authored and co-authored
over 130 papers in journals and international conference proceedings, 1 special
issue of international journal, 1 proceeding and 2 books. She also serves as the
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.