Keynote Speakers

Professor Isao Echizen
National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Isao Echizen received B.S., M.S., and D.E. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2003, respectively. He joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1997 and until 2007 was a research engineer in the company's systems development laboratory. He is currently an advisor to the director general of the National Institute of Informatics (NII), a professor in NII's Information and Society Research Division, and a professor in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He is also a visiting professor at the Tsuda University, Japan, and was a visiting professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2010 and at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, in 2011. He is currently engaged in research on multimedia security and multimedia forensics. He currently serves as a research director in CREST Trusted quality AI systems project, JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency). He received the Best Paper Award from the IPSJ in 2005 and 2014, the Fujio Frontier Award and the Image Electronics Technology Award in 2010, the One of the Best Papers Award from the Information Security and Privacy Conference in 2011, the IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2011, the DOCOMO Mobile Science Award in 2014, the Information Security Cultural Award in 2016, and the IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security Best Paper Award in 2017. He was a member of the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee and the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is the Japanese representative on IFIP TC11 (Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems).



Professor Qingsong Xu
University of Macau, Macau

Professor Qingsong Xu received the B.S. degree (Hons.) in mechatronics engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electromechanical engineering from the University of Macau, Macau, China, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He was a Visiting Scholar with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, the National University of Singapore, Singapore, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, and the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. He is currently a Professor of electromechanical engineering with the University of Macau, where he directs the Smart and Micro/Nano Systems Laboratory. His current research interests include micro/nano-systems, micro/nano-mechatronics, robotics and automation, smart materials and structures, and computational intelligence. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, and International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems



Professor Yin-Tien Wang
Tamkang University, Taiwan

Yin-Tien Wang received the M.S. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1988 and Ph.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1992, both in mechanical engineering. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, where he is in charge of Robotics and Machine Vision courses. He has been teaching courses on Probabilistic Robotics, Electronics, Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Vision, Electric Circuits, Applied Electric Circuits, etc. His current interests include real-time vision localization and mapping research and the transference of this technology to robotic and nonrobotic application domains. Prof. Wang is a member of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Chinese Institute of Automation Engineers (CIAE), Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS), Robotics Society of Taiwan (RST) and Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan.