Keynotes Speakers

Ajith Abraham

Ajith Abraham received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, USA, which has members from more than 85 countries. He has a worldwide academic and industrial experience of over 20 years. He works in a multidiscciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, network security, various aspects of networks, e-commerce, Web intelligence, Web services, computational grids, data mining, and their applications to various real-world problems. He has numerous publications / citations (h-index 40) and has also given more than 50 plenary lectures and conference tutorials in these areas.

Since 2008, he is the Chair of IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society representing Europe (since 2011). Dr. Abraham is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and the Institution of Engineers Australia (Australia), etc. He is the founder of several IEEE sponsored annual conferences, which are now annual events. More information at:

Title of talk: Building Cyber-Physical Systems: The Challenge from an Information Security Perspective



David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in 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 is  a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo.

He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Book Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on; and the author of more than 10 books,over 300 international journal papers and 30 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. According to Google Scholar, his papers have got over 26,000 citations.  Recently, he has been selected in the list of Highly Cited Researcher 2014 (Total 3,200 in 21 fields of the sciences & social sciences) ( Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

Title: Biometrics Computing
In recent times, an increasing, worldwide effort has been devoted to the development of automatic personal identification systems that can be effective in a wide variety of security contexts. As one of the most powerful and reliable means of personal authentication, biometrics has been an area of particular interest. It has led to the extensive study of biometric technologies and the development of numerous algorithms, applications, and systems, which could be defined as Biometrics Computing.

This presentation will systematically explain this new research trend.  As case studies, a new biometrics technology (palmprint recognition) and two new biometrics applications (medical biometrics and aesthetical biometrics) are introduced. Many useful results could be given to illustrate their effectiveness.


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