Speakers

Prof. John C.S. Lui
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fellow of ACM, Fellow of IEEE

John C.S. Lui is currently the Choh-Ming Li Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. After his graduation, he joined the IBM Laboratory and participated in research and development projects on file systems and parallel I/O architectures. He later joined the CSE Department at CUHK. He has been a visiting professor in computer science departments at UCLA, Columbia University, University of Maryland at College Park, Purdue University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Universit degli Studi di Torino in Italy. Currently, he is leading a group of students and post-docs in the Advanced Networking and System Research Laboratory (ANSRLab). His current research interests are in online learning algorithms and applications (e.g., multi-armed bandits, reinforcement learning), machine learning on network sciences and networking systems, large scale data analytics, network/system security, network economics, large scale storage systems and performance evaluation theory. John is an active consultant to industry, believing that it is an effective way to do technology transfer and a wonderful way to learn about real and relevant research problems. John is currently the senior editor in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has been serving in the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems , IEEE Transactions on Network Science & Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Performance Evaluation, Journal of Network Science and International Journal of Network Security. He is a member of the review panel in the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award committee, and has served at the IEEE Fellow Review Committees. John has also been a reviewer and panel member for NSF, Canadian Research Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). John served as the chairman of the CSE Department from 2005-2011, as well as the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering at CUHK (2014-2018). He received various departmental teaching awards and the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award. John also received the CUHK Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2011-2012). John is a co-recipient of the best paper award in the IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2005, IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2006, SIMPLEX 2013, and ACM RecSys 2017. He is an elected member of the IFIP WG 7.3, Fellow of ACM, Fellow of IEEE, Senior Research Fellow of the Croucher Foundation, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), and was the past chair of the ACM SIGMETRICS (2011-2015). His personal interests include films and general reading.


Prof. Pham The Bao

Sai Gon University, Vietnam

Biography: 1995: BS., 2000: MSc., 2009: Ph.D. degrees in University of Science 1995 to 11/2018: Professor of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Science, Hochiminh city, Vietnam. 11/2018 ~ now: Professor of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Information Science, Sai Gon University, Hochiminh city, Vietnam. Chair of IC-IP Lab. Research interests: Image processing & pattern recognition, intelligent computing

Prof. Genci Capi

Hosei University, Japan

Genci Capi received the B.E. degree from Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree from Yamagata University, in 2002. He was a Researcher at the Department of Computational Neurobiology, ATR Institute from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, he joined at the Department of System Management, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, as an Assistant Professor, and in 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2010, he was joined as a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan.
His research interests include intelligent robots, BMI, multi robot systems, humanoid robots, learning and evolution.