Ronald R. Yager

Ronald R. Yager has worked in the area of machine intelligence for over twenty-five years. He has published over 500 papers and fifteen books in areas related to fuzzy sets, decision making under uncertainty and the fusion of information. He is among the world’s top 1% most highly cited researchers with over 7000 citations. He was the recipient of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Pioneer award in Fuzzy Systems. Dr. Yager is a fellow of the IEEE, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Fuzzy Systems Association. He was given a lifetime achievement award by the Polish Academy of Sciences for his contributions. He served at the National Science Foundation as program director in the Information Sciences program. He was a NASA/Stanford visiting fellow and a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a lecturer at NATO Advanced Study Institutes. He is a visiting distinguished scientist at King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He is a distinguished honorary professor at the Aalborg University Denmark. He is an affiliated distinguished researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing. He received his undergraduate degree from the City College of New York and his Ph. D. from the Polytechnic University of New York. Currently, he is Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute and Professor of Information Systems at Iona College. He is editor and chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems. He serves on the editorial board of numerous technology journals.  [more]

    Yu Zheng

Dr. Zheng is a lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and a Chair Professor of Zhiyuan College in Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is an IEEE senior member, ACM senior member, and a Distinguished Speaker of China Computer Federation. His research interests include location-based services, spatio-temporal data mining, and ubiquitous computing. He has authored almost 100 referred publications including over 50 papers as a leading author at high-quality international conferences and journals, such as SIGMOD, SIGKDD, AAAI, ICDE, WWW, Ubicomp, and TKDE. These papers have been featured by top-tier presses like MIT Technology Review multiple times. He has received 4 best paper awards from ICDE 2013, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011, ADMA 2011, and UIC 2010, as well as 1 best paper nominee from UbiComp 2011. He has a number of most cited papers, such as ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 and IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin (2010). He was named 2013 Top Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR35) for his research using data sciences to tackle the big issues in cities.

Zheng has been serving over 30 prestigious international conferences as a chair or program committee member, including program co-chair of ICDE2014 (industrial track), program chair of UrbComp2012/LBSN2012/LBSN2011, demo nstration chair of SSTD 2013, session chair o f KDD2012/UbiComp2011/UIC2010, and industrial chair of UbiComp2012, etc. He is an editorial board of 4 international journals, such as GeoInformatica and Journal of Location Based Services. He was invited to give keynote speeches in the 9th International conference on Intelligent Environment (IE 2013), The World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC 2013), and the Annual Conference of GIS Theory and Methodology in 2012. He gave tutorials in WWW 2012 and ACM SIGSPATIAL 2011, and guest lectures in MIT, CMU, Cornell, and UIUC. So far, he has supervised over 40 visiting Ph.D. students from around the world. His book, titled “Computing with Spatial Trajectories”, has been used by universities as a text book in USA, Canada, Australia, Korea, and China.

Zheng has built a number of real systems, such as GeoLife, T-Drive, T-Finder, T-Share, and U-Air, which drew widespread attention from academia, industries, and media. Some of h is technologies have been transferred into Microsoft products, such as Bing Maps. He received 3 technical transfer awards from Microsoft and 21 granted/filed patents. In 2008, he was recognized as the Microsoft Golden Star. He joined MSRA in July 2006 after received his Ph.D. degree in communication & information systems from Southwest Jiaotong University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2001 and 2003 respectively.  [more]

    Hamido Fujita

Dr. Hamido FUJITA, is a professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Japan. He is the director of Intelligent Software Systems to design new software techniques based on cognitive interaction between human and machines, and intelligent decision making based on Medical Knowledge for medical decision making application.

He is editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based System, Elsevier. (Impact Factor 4.104 for 2012). He received Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) from Óbuda University where he is International Advisory Committee (Board) of Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Mathematics. He is Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Technology, Sydney Australia.He is a vice president of International Society of Applied Intelligence (ISAI) http://isai.cs.txstate.edu/, He is also adjunct Professor at the National Ocean Taiwan University, and Stockholm University and others..

He was associate Professor at the University de Montreal, Canada and in 1997 he moved back to Japan to become an executive committee member to establish Iwate Prefectural University on 1997. Then after from April 1998, he joined Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Faculty of Software and Information Science, as Professor and head of Information System, directing at IPU two laboratories, Intelligent Software System Laboratory and Cognitive Systems Laboratory. He was a committee of establishing the Graduate School of Software Science, of IPU from 2000 for new Master and Doctor Programs that used Software practices Approach (SPA) concept as it main educational system in education.  [more]