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

Speech Title: Biometrics Authetication: Research and Development (Click here for abstract)

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. Xiaolin Wu, McMaster University, Canada

Speech Title: Can Deep Learning Learn to Count? on cognitive deficit of the current state of deep learning (Click here for abstract)

Xiaolin Wu, Ph.D. in computer science, University of Calgary, Canada, 1988. Dr. Wu started his academic career in 1988, and has since been on the faculty of Western University, New York Polytechnic University (NYU Poly), and currently McMaster University. He holds the NSERC senior industrial research chair in Digital Cinema. His research interests include image processing, computer vision multimedia signal coding and communication, joint source-channel coding, multiple description coding, and network-aware visual communication. He has published over two hundred-sixty research papers and holds five patents in these fields.  Dr. Wu is an IEEE fellow, McMaster Distinguished Engineering Professor, an associated editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and served on the technical committees of many IEEE international conferences/workshops. Dr. Wu received numerous international awards and honors.

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

Speech Title: Intelligent Ocular Imaging Research and IMED Team latest research update 2019 (Click here for abstract) 

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

Speech Title: Radio Frequency Fingerprint Identification in Physical Layer Security (Click here for abstract) 

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.