ITNEC 2016 Keynote Speakers

Prof.Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA

Yinong Chen received his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany, in 1993. He did postdoctoral research at KIT in 1993 and at the LAAS-CNRS (Laboratory of Architecture and Analysis of Systems - French National Scientific Research Organization), France in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he was with the Wits University at Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the funding director for the Highly Dependable System Research Program at the university and a rated research fellow at South African National Science Foundation. Dr. Chen joined Arizona State University in 2001 and is a senior lecturer in Computer Science, a Ph.D. student advisor in Computer Engineering, the director of the Internet of Things and Robotics Education Laboratory, and an honors faculty in the Barrett Honors College of the university. Dr. Chen is an area editor of the Elsevier Journal: Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, since Jan 2006 an associate editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (IJSPM) since Jan 2004, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Systems & Software (JSS) since Jan 2004. Dr. Chen’s primary research interests are in service-oriented computing, cloud computing, Robot as a Service, Internet of Things, and computer science education. He (co-) authored ten books and over 170 technical papers in these areas, including the textbooks 《Service-Oriented Computing and Web Software Integration》 5th edition 2015, 《Introduction to Programming Language》 4th edition, 2015 published in the U.S., and《面向服务的计算和Web数据管理—从原理到开发》2013, 《计算机科学导论:基于机器人的实践方法》2013, and 《浅谈深析面向服务的软件工程》2008, published in China. Dr. Chen is an area editor of the Elsevier Journal: Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, since Jan 2006, an associate editor.

Prof.Qin Xin, University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Prof.Qin Xin graduated with his Ph.D (Oct. 2002 -- Nov. 2004) in Department of Computer Science at University of Liverpool, UK in December 2004. Currently, he is working in Department of Science and Technology at University of the Faroe Islands (UoFI), Faroe Islands as a FULL professor of Information and Communication Technology. Prior to joining UoFI, he had held variant research positions in world leading universities and research laboratory including Senior Research Fellowship at Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Bergen, Norway. His main research focus is on design and analysis of sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms for various communication and optimization problems in wireless communication networks. Moreover, he also investigates the combinatorial optimization problems with applications in Bioinformatics, Data Mining and Space Research. Currently, Prof. Dr. Xin is serving on Management Committee Board of Denmark for several EU projects. Dr. Xin has produced more than 70 peer reviewed scientific papers. His works have been published in leading international conferences and journals, such as ICALP, ACM PODC, SWAT, IEEE MASS, ISAAC, SIROCCO, IEEE ICC, Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science, Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, and Advances in Space Research. He has been very actively involved in the services for the community in terms of acting on various positions (e.g., Session Chair, Member of Technical Program Committee, Symposium Organizer and Local Organization Co-chair) for numerous international leading conferences in the fields of distributed computing, wireless communications and ubiquitous intelligence and computing, including IEEE MASS, IEEE LCN, ACM SAC, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, IFIP NPC, IEEE Sarnoff and so on. Note also that he is serving on the editorial boards for more than ten international journals.

Prof.Steven Guan, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Prof.Steven Guan received his M.Sc. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor and the Director for Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK.

Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious R&D organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. After leaving the industry, he joined Yuan-Ze University in Taiwan for three and half years. He served as deputy director for the Computing Center and the chairman for the Department of Information & Communication Technology. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor.

Prof. Guan’s research interests include: machine learning, modeling, security, networking, and pseudorandom number generation. He has published extensively in these areas, with 130+ journal papers and 180+ book chapters or conference papers. He has chaired and delivered keynote speech for 20+ international conferences and served in 150+ international conference committees and 20+ editorial boards.