Invite speakers in 2019 are to be announced soon. Please browse 2018 information below:

Prof. Xiangxian Chen, Zhejiang University, China

Professor Xiangxian Chen received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in 1989, 1992 and 1997. He worked as a visiting researcher in the University of Tokyo during 2000 to 2002. Now he is a professor and the department chair of Department of Instrument Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University. His main research aspects include software engineering, safety-critical computer, condition monitoring, and train control systems.

Prof.Hayato Ohwada, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Professional Experience

1. April 2007 - March 2011: A board member of the directors of Japanese Society for Software Science.
2. April 2011 to March 2013: A board member of the directors of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.
3. 2015: Co-chair of International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming

 Plenary Speakers

Prof. Yonglei Tao, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, USA

Prof. Yonglei Tao is a professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. His research interests includes tool support for usability evaluation, software design methods, and computer science education.

Prof. Hong Lin, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

Prof. Hong Lin received his PhD in Computer Science in 1997 at the University of Science and Technology of China. Hong Lin was a postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University; an assistant research officer at the National Research Council, Canada, and a software engineer at Nokia, Inc. Dr. Lin is currently a professor in computer science and an assistant chair at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology. His research interests include human-centered computing, cognitive intelligence, data analytics, and parallel/distributed computing. He is the supervisor of the Grid Computing Lab at UHD. He is also a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Title: Introducing Scientific Measurement into Contemplative Practices

Abstract: Contemplative practices aim to improve a person’s quality of life by adjusting his/her internal state. There are various methods that help achieve the goal of contemplative practices. While the methods have been proven to be effective, they affect different people with different routes of effect. It is necessary to develop a way for objective measuring the effect of contemplative practices and from there developing more regulated pathways for the practices. We used machine learning methods to classify brain states using electroencephalogram (EEG) data. The experimental results have shown the feasibility of distinguishing different brain states using properly tuned machine learning algorithms. In particular, there are potentials for building brain state models for calibrating the routine of meditation. Through these studies, we believe we will be able to promote contemplative practices and make them benefit human’s life in the modern society.

 Invited Speaker

Prof. Heng Chen, Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences/ Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Professor Heng Chen, ever earned his PH.D in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China in Nov.2004, and pursued his postdoctoral study in University of Alberta, Canada from 2005 to 2007. He has been working in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences as a director of database department, who is mainly responsible for the innovative research and development work such as construction of life science information and intelligence database, knowledge mining and extracting, knowledge organization and resource management and other aspects since July 2008. He was ever selected in the outstanding talent introduced plan in the Chinese Academy of Sciences literature and journal publishing field (subject field 100 program) in 2010, and was selected in Shanghai Pujiang talent program in 2009. Dr. Heng Chen is currently a member of the advisory Committee of the magazine Hepatitis Monthly (SCIE) and members of editor board of the International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, Journal of Biochemistry International, Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences and International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Hitherto,Dr. Heng Chen has published more than 40 scientific research papers in the capacity of the first author or the corresponding author. He has presided over 7 projects at the national, district and local level as project leaders since 2008. So far,he has applied for 4 invention patents, of which 1 has been authorized, and applied for 3 items of software copyright registration.

Li Wenyuan, Southeast University, China

Professor Li Wenyuan, ever earned his Southeast University, 2007, circuits and system: "Research of LD/LM Driver and Neural Signals Regeneration Driver Integrated Circuits Design ".(2002-2007), and pursued his postdoctoral study in University of Manchester institute of technology, UK, Teaching science and engineering in English.(Jan. 2004-Jun. 2004), • Master, Southeast University, 1991, circuits, signals and system: "Electronic System Malfunction Diagnosis"(1988-1991). He has been working in Subject of circuits and system, school of information science and engineering, Southeast University. (April 2009 to date). Dr. LI Wenyuan is presently a Professor of School of Information and engineering of Southeast University. He is an author/co-author of about 80 papers. His major research interests are on semiconductor integrated circuits design. The ICs he research includes RF ICs, optical interconnects ICs, and neural signal detecting and stimulating ICs.