2024 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Information Processing
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Prof. WAH Wan-Sang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

IEEE Fellow、ACM Fellow、AAAS Fellow

WAH Wan-Sang Benjamin Wah is a Research Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Franklin W. Woeltge Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. He previously served as Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of CUHK, Chair of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of UIUC. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1979.

Wah's contributions to the field of computer science and engineering have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. These include the IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE-CS W. Wallace-McDowell Award, the IEEE-CS Richard E. Merwin Award, the IEEE-CS Tsutomu Kanai Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science of the University of California, Berkeley. His current research interests in big data and multimedia systems have led to significant advancements in these areas. Notably, between 2013-18, he served as the Chief Scientist of the China 973 Project entitled “Theory and Applications of Network Big Data Computations.’’

Wah's commitment to advancing knowledge in his field is further evidenced by his editorial roles and affiliations. He co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering in 1988 and served as its EIC between 1993 and 1996. He also co-founded and currently serves as the co-EIC of the Journal of Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) and is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge and Information Systems. His expertise is sought after by various journals, as he serves on the editorial boards of Information Sciences, International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, World Wide Web, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology. 

He has served the IEEE Computer Society in various capacities, including Vice President for Publications (1998 and 1999) and President (2001). The Hong Kong SAR government awarded him the Bronze Bauhinia Star (2021). He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.

Prof. Yiu-ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IET Fellow, BCS Fellow, AAIA Fellow

Yiu-ming Cheung is currently a Chair Professor (Artificial Intelligence) of the Department of Computer Science, Dean of Institute for Research and Continuing Education (IRACE), and Associate Director of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IET Fellow, AAIA Fellow, and British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow. He is the awardee of RGC Senior Research Fellow with receiving a fellowship grant of HK$7.8 million over a period of 60 months. Furthermore, he has been elected as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and named a Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for the dedication and exceptional achievements in his academic career. In addition, he is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence.

His research interests include machine learning and visual computing, as well as their applications in data science, pattern recognition, multi-objective optimization, and information security. Moreover, he has been granted one Chinese patent and two US patents. 



Prof. Li Qing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Chair Professor of Data Science and Head,  IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, DMCCF

Qing Li is currently a Chair Professor (Data Science) and the Head of the Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Formerly, he was the founding Director of the Multimedia software Engineering Research Centre (MERC), and a Professor at City University of Hong Kong where he worked in the Department of Computer Science from 1998 to 2018. Prior to these, he has also taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Prof. Li served as a consultant to Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing, China), Motorola Global Computing and Telecommunications Division (Tianjin Regional Operations Center), and the Division of Information Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. He has been an Adjunct Professor of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Wuhan University, and a Guest Professor of the Hunan University (Changsha, China) where he got his BEng. degree from the Department of Computer Science in 1982. He is also a Guest Professor (Software Technology) of the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) -- the leading university of the Zhejiang province where he was born.

Prof. Li has been actively involved in the research community by serving as an associate editor and reviewer for technical journals, and as an organizer/co-organizer of numerous international conferences.