Prof. Liu Chi,
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
IET, Fellow of British Computer Society and
Chinese Institute of Electronics Fellow
Prof. Chi (Harold) Liu receives a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, UK in 2010, and a B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Information Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 2006.
He is currently a Full Professor and Vice Dean at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Before moving to academia, he worked for IBM Research - China as a staff researcher and project manager from 2010 to 2013, worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany in 2010, and as a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA in 2009. His current research interests include the big data analytics, mobile computing, and machine learning. He received the IBM First Plateau Invention Achievement Award in 2012, ACM SigKDD'21 Best Paper Runner-up Award, and IEEE DataCom'16 Best Paper Award. He has published more than 100 prestigious conference and journal papers and owned 26 EU/UK/US/Germany/Spain/China patents. He serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Area Editor for KSII Trans. on Internet and Information Systems, the Symposium Chair for IEEE ICC 2020 on Next Generation Networking, and served as the (Lead) Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing and IEEE Sensors Journal. He was the book editor for 11 books published by Taylor \& Francis Group, USA and China Machine Press, China. He also has served as the general chair of IEEE SECON'13 workshop on IoT Networking and Control, IEEE WCNC'12 workshop on IoT Enabling Technologies, and ACM UbiComp'11 Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for IoT. He was a consultant to Asian Development Bank, Bain & Company, and KPMG, USA, and the peer reviewer for Qatar National Research Foundation, National Science Foundation, China, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology, China. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of IET, British Computer Society, and Royal Society of Arts.
Title: Energy-Efficient 3D Vehicular Crowdsourcing for Disaster Response by Distributed Deep Reinforcement Learning
Prof. Yongsheng Ma,
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Yongsheng Ma has been a full professor at Southern University of Science and Engineering in Shenzhen, China since July, 2021. Before that he had been a full professor at University of Alberta where he had joined since 2007. Dr. Ma is also a member of ASME, ASEE, SME, SPE, CSME and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). His main research areas include engineering informatics for design and manufacturing, CADCAM, and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was an associate professor with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ma started career as a Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturer in Singapore (1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager (1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Dr. Ma has published more than 200 internationally recognized top journal and conference papers, and two specialty books. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). In 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation together with Drader Manufacturing Ltd. Dr. Ma had been engaged for collaboration with many academic institutions and industrial partners internationally. 2019-2020, Dr. Ma had been a visiting professor of SUSTech (China). Since 2020, Dr. Ma has become an associate editor for Advanced Engineering Informatics (Elsevier), ASME Journal of Computer Information Science and Engineering (JCISE), and Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering – Digital Manufacturing (Frontiers, open access). He also serves as an Editorial Member for Scientific Reports published by Springer Nature.
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