Keynote Speakers (ICVRT 2020)


Prof. Marimuthu Palaniswami

IEEE Fellow

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Marimuthu Palaniswami is a Fellow of IEEE and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle, Australia before joining the University of Melbourne, where he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director/Convener of a large ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) with about 100 researchers on various interdisciplinary projects. Previously, he was a Co-Director of Centre of Expertise on Networked Decision & Sensor Systems. He served in various international boards and advisory committees including a panel member for National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published more than 480 refereed journal and conference papers, including 3 books, 10 edited volumes.

He was given a Foreign Specialist Award by the Ministry of Education, Japan in recognition of his contributions to the field of Machine Learning and communications. He received University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Excellence Award and Commendation Awards. He served as associate editor for Journals/transactions including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence for Finance. He is editor of Journal of Medical, Biological Engineering and Computing and the Subject Editor for International Journal on Distributed Sensor Networks. Through his research, he supported various start-ups, local and international companies.

As an international investigator, he is involved in FP6, FP7 and H2020 initiatives in the areas of smart city and Internet of Things (IoT). To enhance outreach research capacity, he founded the IEEE international conference series on sensors, sensor networks and information processing and served as General Chair for over 15 IEEE and IEEE sponsored Conferences. He has given several keynote/plenary talks in the areas of sensor networks, IoT and machine learning. His research interests include Smart Sensors and Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, IoT and Biomedical Engineering and Control.


Assoc. Prof. Chip Hong Chang

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Chip Hong Chang is an Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore, and have held concurrent appointments at NTU as Assistant Chair of Alumni of the School of EEE from 2008 to 2014, Deputy Director of the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems from 2000 to 2011, and Program Director of the Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems from 2003 to 2009. He has coedited five books, and have published 13 book chapters, more than 100 international journal papers (~70 are IEEE), more than 180 refereed international conference papers (mostly in IEEE), and have delivered over 40 colloquia and invited seminars. HIs current research interests include hardware security and trustable computing, low-power and fault-tolerant computing, residue number systems, and application-specific digital signal processing algorithms and architectures. He has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems since 2011, IEEE Access since 2013, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits from 2016 to 2019, Systems and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security since January 2016, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I since 2020 and from 2010 to 2013, Integration, the VLSI Journal from 2013 to 2015, Springer Journal of Hardware and System Security since June 2016, and Microelectronics Journal since May 2014. He was the editorial advisory board member of Open Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal from 2007 to 2013 and of Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2008 to 2014, as well as the guest editor of special issues for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, and Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has served key roles in organizing committees and technical program committees for more than 60 international conferences (mostly IEEE). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IET and distinguished lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.


Prof. Zhongfei Zhang

IEEE Fellow

State University of New York at Binghamton, USA

Zhongfei Zhang is a professor at Computer Science Department, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, USA, and the director of the Multimedia Research Laboratory in the Department. He received a B.S. in Electronics Engineering (with Honors), an M.S. in Information Sciences, both from Zhejiang University, China, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. He was on the faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Department at SUNY Buffalo, before he joined the faculty of computer science at SUNY Binghamton. He is the author/co-author of the very first monograph on multimedia data mining and the very first monograph on relational data clustering. He holds more than thirty inventions, has served as members of organization committees of several premier international conferences in his areas, and as editorial board members for several international journals. He served as a French CNRS Chair Professor of Computer Science at the University of Lille 1 in France and a QiuShi Chair Professor of Information Science and Electronics Engineering at Zhejiang University, China, as well as several visiting professorships from many universities in the world, when he was on leave from Binghamton. He is an IEEE Fellow and a JSPS Fellow in Japan.


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