Distinguished Presidential Chair Prof. David Zhang
FRSC, FCAE, LFIEEE, FIAPR, and FAAIA
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China
David Zhang (Life Fellow, IEEE) graduated from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1974 and received the M.S. and first Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He also got his second Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1994. From 1986 to 1988, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Tsinghua University, Beijing, and then an Associate Professor with the Academia Sinica, Beijing. He has been a Chair Professor with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 1998. He is currently a Distinguished Presidential Chair Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China. Over the past 40 years, he has been working on pattern recognition, image processing, and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including medical biometrics and computerized TCM, are famous in the world. He has published 20+ monographs, 500+ international journal papers, and 50+ patents from the USA, Japan and China. He has been continuously eight years listed as a Global Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics. He is also ranked 70th with H-Index 133 at Top 1,000 Scientists for International Computer Science in 2023. Prof. Zhang has been selected as a Fellow of both Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). He is also a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, an IAPR and an AAIA Fellow.
Prof. Tohru Kamiya
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tohru Kamiya received his B.A. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 1994, the Masters and Ph.D. degree from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology. His research interests are focused on image processing, medical application of image analysis. He is currently working on computer aided diagnosis based on CT, MR imaging, fluorescence microscope imaging, and automatic classification of respiratory sound.