IEEE Fellow, Prof. David Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China

David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2005. Currently he is Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University and HIT, and Adjunct Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, National University of Defense Technology and the University of Waterloo. He is both Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image & Graphics (IJIG) ( and Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB)(; Organizer, the first International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); and Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. Over past 30 years, he has been working on pattern recognition, image processing and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including palmprint recognition, computerized TCM and facial beauty analysis, are famous in the world. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He has been continuously listed as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively( He is also ranked about 80 with H-Index 107 at Top 1000 Scientists for international Computer Science and Electronics( Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

Fellow of IEEE, Prof. Lingyang Song, Peking University, Beijing, China

Lingyang Song received his PhD from the University of York, UK, in 2007, where he received the K. M. Stott Prize for excellent research. He worked as a research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway until rejoining Philips Research UK in March 2008. In May 2009, he joined the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, and is now a Boya Distinguished Professor. His main research interests include wireless communications, mobile computing, and machine learning.

Dr. Song has co-authored of 4 text books, including “Wireless Device-to- Device Communications and Networks,” and “Full-Duplex Communications and Networks,” by Cambridge University Press, UK. He has co-edited two books: “Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)-Fundamentals and Applications,” and “Evolved Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE (IEEE ComSoc Best Readings), ” by Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, USA.

Dr. Song is the co-author of many paper/demo awards, including IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in 2016 (publication in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in the previous 3 calendar years), best paper awards from IEEE Communication Society Flagship Conference: IEEE ICC 2014, IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE Globecom 2014, and the best demo award in the ACM Mobihoc 2015. He received National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2017, First Prize in Nature Science Award of Ministry of Education of China in 2017, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars in 2013, and IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific (AP) Young Researcher Award in 2012.

Dr. Song has served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2015-2018), an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications (2019-), Editor of China Communications (2015-), and Editor of Transactions on Wireless Communications (2013-2018). He also serves as a Section Editor for Springer Handbook of Cognitive Radio (2016-). He served as the TPC co-chairs for ICUFN 2011/2012 and IEEE ICCC 2019. He served as symposium co-chairs for IEEE ICC 2014/2016, IEEE VTC 2016 spring, and IEEE Globecom 2016. He has served as Vice Chair (2016-) of IEEE Communications Society Cognitive Network Technical Committee, and Vice Chair (2016-) of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee.

Prof. Jimmy Liu, Prof. Jimmy Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China; Principle Scientist (Adj), Singapore National Eye Research Institute, Singapore

Prof. Jimmy Liu Jiang joined Chinese Academy of Sciencesin March 2016 through the China“Thousand Talent Program”. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China with a computer engineering bachelor degree, and obtained his Master and Ph.D degrees from the National University of Singapore majoring in Computer Science.Jimmy is currently holding the position of an Honorary Professor in Dundee University and is an adjunct principle research scientist in the Singapore National Eye Research Institute. Jimmy has served many years in IEEE EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) society, and was the 2014 chairman of the IEEE EMBS society of Singapore.

Jimmy has spent 27 years in Singapore before 2016. Jimmy established the Intelligent Medical Imaging Program (iMED), which was once the largest ocular imaging research team in the world, in A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore.

Ever since joining the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he put in much time and effort helping to establish a new institute focusing on biomedical Engineering in Ningbo with support from government and Chinese Academy of Sciences. In June 2016, he established an international joint lab “Sino-US Eye-Brain joint research lab” with North Carolina University United States to conduct eye and brain diseases diagnosis research; in August 2016, he established a joint lab with Electronics University of China to conduct big medical image data analytics. In Feb 2017, he signed a MOU with Singapore Eye Research Institute to jointly conduct ocular imaging research, and in April 2017, he signed an agreement with Singapore National Health Group in Ningbo to jointly conduct medical technology research as well as explore translational and clinical research in China and Singapore. Recently, in May 2017, Jimmy established a new joint laboratory with world leading ophthalmological equipment manufacture TOPCON Inc. in China focusing on new areas such as advanced ocular medical equipment manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence based Chinese “big” medical image and data research.

Assoc. Prof. Linning Peng, Southeast University, China

Linning PENG received his PhD degrees from IETR (Electronics and Telecommunications Institute of Rennes) laboratory at INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) of Rennes, France, in 2014. From 2014, he has been a research associate with School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China. His research interests include Internet of Things, software defined radios and physical layer security in wired and wireless communications. He has published more than 10 SCI journal papers and 20 EI conference papers. He has also applied more than 10 patents in physical layer security.