Keynote Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Chi Man Pun
 Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau, China
 
 Prof. Pun received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Macau in 1995 and 1998 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Macau. He has investigated several funded research projects and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Pun has served as the General Chair for the 10th &11th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV2013, CGIV2014), and program / session chair for several other international conferences. He has also served as the editorial member / referee for many international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, etc. His research interests include Digital Image Processing; Digital Watermarking; Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision; Intelligent Systems and Applications. He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM.

Prof. Kenneth K. M. Lam
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Kin-Man Lam received his Associateship in Electronic Engineering with distinction from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly called Hong Kong Polytechnic) in 1986. He won the S.L. Poa Education Foundation Scholarship for overseas studies and was awarded an M.Sc. degree in communication engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, England, in 1987. In August 1993, he undertook a Ph.D. degree program in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia, and won an Australia Postgraduate Award for his studies. He completed his Ph.D. studies in August 1996, and was awarded the IBM Australia Research Student Project Prize.

From 1990 to 1993, Prof. Lam was a lecturer at the Department of Electronic Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University again as an Assistant Professor in October 1996. He became an Associate Professor in 1999, and is now a Professor. In August 2014, Prof. Lam visited University of Technology, Sydney as a Visiting Fellow with the support of the Key Technology Partner Program. He was actively involved in professional activities. He has been a member of the organizing committee or program committee of many international conferences. In particular, he was the Secretary of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'03), the Technical Chair of the 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video and Speech Processing (ISIMP 2004), a Technical Co-Chair of the 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2005), a secretary of the 2010 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010), a Technical Co-Chair of 2010 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2010), and a General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications, & Computing (ICSPCC 2012) and the APSIPA Annual and Summit 2015, which were held in Hong Kong in August 2012 and December 2015, respectively. Prof. Lam was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing between 2006 and 2008. In addition, he was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Biometric Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. He received an Honorable Mention of the Annual Pattern Recognition Society Award for an outstanding contribution to the Pattern Recognition Journal in 2004. In 2008, he also received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing.

Prof. Lam was the Director-Student Services of the IEEE Signal Processing Society between 2011 and 2014, and was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing between 2009 and 2014. Currently, he is the VP-Member Relations and Development of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) and the Director-Membership Services of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Prof. Lam serves as an Associate Editor of Digital Signal Processing, APSIPA Trans. on Signal and Information Processing, and EURASIP International Journal on Image and Video Processing. He is also an Editor of HKIE Transactions, and an Area Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is a General Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, to be held in Hong Kong. His current research interests include human face recognition, image and video processing, and computer vision.

Prof. Yungcheol Byun
 Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea

Dr. Yungcheol Byun is a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department (CE) at Jeju National University (http://www.jejunu.ac.kr). His research interests include the areas of Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Pattern-based Security, Home Network and Ubiquitous Computing, u-Healthcare, and RFID & IoT Middleware System. He directs the Machine Laboratory at the CE department. Recently, he studied at University of Florida as a visiting professor from 2012 to 2014. He is currently serving as a director of Information Science Technology Institute, and other academic societies. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Byun has been hosting international conferences including CNSI (Computer, Network, Systems, and Industrial Engineering), ICESI (Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Information Technology), and serving as a conference and workshop chair, program chair, and session chair in various kinds of international conferences and workshops. Dr. Byun was born in Jeju, Korea, and received his Ph.D. and MS from Yonsei University (http://www.yonsei.ac.kr) in 1995 and 2001 respectively, and BS from Jeju National University in 1993. Before joining Jeju National University, he worked as a special lecturer in SAMSUNG Electronics (http://www.samsung.com) in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, https://etri.re.kr/eng/main/main.etri). He was promoted to join Jeju National University as an assistant professor in 2003.

Assoc. Prof. Dong Li
 Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau

Dong Li received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, in 2010. Since 2010, he has been with the Faculty of Information Technology, Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Macau, China, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He held research and visiting positions in Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China. His research interests focus on signal processing and machine learning for wireless communications, and Internet of Things (IoT). He was the recipient of the 2011 and 2016 MUST Bank of China (BOC) excellent research award. He served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Vice Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS) in 2014. He has been an executive board member of IEEE Macau Section since 2016.