Keynote Speakers

Prof. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood
IEEE Fellow, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Medical Sieve Readiology Grand Challenge
IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood is an IBM Fellow and the Chief Scientist/overall lead for the global Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge project in IBM Research. As a worldwide expert in artificial Intelligence for medical imaging and clinical decision support, she is leading the company's future in cognitive health and helping define new IBM products through her groups research in biomedical imaging, computer vision, deep learning, knowledge and reasoning.

Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood graduated with a Ph.D from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1993. Prior to coming to IBM, Dr. Syeda-Mahmood led the image indexing program at Xerox Research and was one of the early originators of the field of content-based image and video retrieval. Over the past 30 years, her research interests have been in a variety of areas relating to artificial intelligence ranging from computer vision, image and video databases, to recent applications in medical image analysis, healthcare informatics and clinical decision support. She has over 250 refereed publications and over 100 filed patents. Dr. Syeda-Mahmood has chaired numerous conferences and workshops over the years at forums such as IEEE CVPR, ICCV, ACM, and MICCAI including MICCAI 2016 (Industrial Chair), IEEE HISB 2011 (General Chair), and IEEE CVPR 2008 (Program Chair). 

Dr. Syeda-Mahmood is a Fellow of IEEE. She is also a member of IBM Academy of Technology. Dr. Syeda-Mahmood was declared Master Inventor in 2011. She is the recipient of key awards including IBM Corporate Award 2015, Best of IBM Award 2015, 2016 and several outstanding innovation awards. In 2016, she received the highest technical honor at IBM and was conferred the title of IBM Fellow.

Prof. Changsheng Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

ACM Distinguished ScientistIEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow

Dr. Xu  is a Professor in National Lab of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Executive Director of China-Singapore Institute of Digital Media. His research interests include multimedia content analysis/indexing/retrieval, pattern recognition and computer vision. He has hold 30 granted/pending patents and published over 200 refereed research papers in these areas. Dr. Xu is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications and ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal. He received the Best Associate Editor Award of ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications in 2012 and the Best Editorial Member Award of ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal in 2008. He served as Program Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009. He has served as associate editor, guest editor, general chair, program chair, area/track chair, special session organizer, session chair and TPC member for over 20 IEEE and ACM prestigious multimedia journals, conferences and workshops. He is an ACM Distinguished ScientistIEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow
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Prof. Jianfei Cai 

IEEE Fellow, Monash University, Australia


Jianfei is a Professor at Faculty of IT, Monash University, where he currently serves as the Head for the Data Science & AI Department. Before that, he was a full professor, a cluster deputy director of Data Science & AI Research center (DSAIR), Head of Visual and Interactive Computing Division and Head of Computer Communications Division in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His major research interests include visual computing, computer vision, and multimedia. He has published more than 200 technical papers in international conferences and journals. He is a co-recipient of paper awards in ACCV, ICCM, IEEE ICIP and MMSP. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE T-IP, T-MM, T-CSVT and Visual Computer as well as serving as Area Chair for ICCV, ECCV, ACM Multimedia, ICME and ICIP. He was the Chair of IEEE CAS VSPC-TC during 2016-2018. He had also served as the leading TPC Chair for IEEE ICME 2012.


Prof. Hong Shen (沈鸿教授), Sun Yat-sen University, China

Hong Shen is a specially-appointed and endowed Professor in Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is also a tenured Professor of Computer Science in the University of Adelaide, Australia.  He received the 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 was Professor and Chair of the Computer Networks Laboratory in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) during 2001-2006, and Professor of Compute Science at Griffith University, Australia, where he taught 9 years since 1992. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, data mining, privacy-preserving computing and high performance networks, he has led numerous research centres and projects in different countries. He has published more than 400 papers including over 100 papers in international journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM transactions. Prof. Shen received many honours/awards including National Endowed Expert of China and “100 Talents” of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has served on the editorial boards of several major international journals and chaired numerous conferences.