Keynote Speakers 

     Prof. Assaf Schuster

     ACM Fellow & IEEE Fellow

     Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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Bio: Prof. Assaf Schuster of the Computer Science Department is the head of the new AI center at the Technion. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, with more than 200 published papers in highly selected venues. His interests and publications are in the wide scope of distributed and scalable data mining, big and streaming data technologies including management, analytics & prediction, cyber security and system/IoT vulnerabilities, privacy preserving, cloud resource management and more. He consulted leading hi-tech companies and participated in the bumpy journey of several startups, two of which he co-founded. More information: https://assaf.net.technion.ac.il/

    Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic
    IEEE Life Fellow

Simon Fraser University, Canada   
    Speech Title:  Data Mining and Machine Learning for Analysis of Network Traffic (Download Speech Abstract)


Bio: Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.

She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include communication networks, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.

Dr. Trajkovic served as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020) and IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018–2019), Junior Past President (2016–2017), President (2014–2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012–2013, 2010–2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008–2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004–2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004–2005, 2001–2003). She served as Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections (2001–2021). She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She was General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and General Co-Chair of SMC 2020, SMC 2019, and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2021–2023) and served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004–2005, 1993–1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002–2003, 1999–2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001–2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020–2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2020–2021, 2010–2011, 2002–2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

    Prof. Xiaodong Wang
    IEEE Fellow

Columbia University, USA

    Speech Title: Integrating Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Wireless Communications and Sensing (Download Speech Abstract)


Bio: Xiaodong Wang (S'98-M'98-SM'04-F'08) received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Wang's research interests fall in the general areas of computing, signal processing and communications, and has published extensively in these areas. Among his publications is a book entitled ``Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception'', published by Prentice Hall in 2003. His current research interests include wireless communications, statistical signal processing, and machine learning. Dr. Wang received the 1999 NSF CAREER Award, the 2001 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Communication Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and listed as an ISI Highly-cited Author.

    Prof. Hai Jin
    IEEE Fellow, CCF Fellow, Changjiang Distinguished Professor

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

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Bio: Hai Jin received the PhD degree in computer engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1994. He is a Cheung Kung scholars chair professor of computer science and engineering with Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 1996, he was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to visit the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. He worked with The University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000, and as a visiting scholar with the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. His research interests include computer architecture, virtualization technology, cluster computing and cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, and network security. He was awarded Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2001. He is the chief scientist of ChinaGrid, the largest grid computing project in China, and the chief scientists of National 973 Basic Research Program Project of Virtualization Technology of Computing System, and Cloud Security. He has co-authored 22 books and published more than 700 research papers. He is a fellow IEEE, CCF, and a life member of the ACM.