Prof. Witod Pedrycz
IEEE Life Fellow
University of Alberta, Canada
Biography: Witold Pedrycz received the M.Sc. degree in computer science, the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering, and the D. Sci. degree in systems science from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, in 1977, 1980, and 1984, respectively. He is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair of computational intelligence with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is also with the System Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He has authored 15 research monographs covering various aspects of computational intelligence, data mining, and software engineering. His current research interests include computational intelligence, fuzzy modeling, granular computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and software engineering., Prof. Pedrycz was a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, the Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Center for Soft Computing, the Killam Prize, and the Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is intensively involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and the International Journal of Granular Computing (Springer). He currently serves as a member of a number of editorial boards of other international journals and is a Former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part A: Systems and Humans. He is a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.(Based on document published on 25 December 2020).
Prof. Yudong Zhang
Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS
University of Leicester, UK
Biography: Prof. Yudong Zhang worked as a postdoc from 2010 to 2012 with Columbia University, USA, and as an Assistant Research Scientist from 2012 to 2013 with the Research Foundation of Mental Hygiene (RFMH), USA. He served as a Full Professor from 2013 to 2017 with Nanjing Normal University. Now he serves as a professor at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, UK. His research interests include deep learning and medical image analysis.
He is the Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS. He is the Senior Member of IEEE, IES, and ACM. He is the Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He was included in Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Computer Science) by Elsevier from 2014 to 2018. He was the 2019 & 2021 recipient of Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate. He won the Emerald Citation of Excellence 2017 and MDPI Top 10 Most Cited Papers 2015. He is included in Top Scientist in Research.com. He has (co)authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles in the journals JAMA Psychiatry, Inf Fus, IEEE TFS, IEEE TII, IEEE TIP, IEEE TMI, IEEE IoTJ, Neural Networks, IEEE TITS, Pattern Recognition, IEEE TGRS, IEEE JBHI, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TETCI, IEEE TCSS, IEEE JSTARS, IEEE TNSRE, IEEE Sensors J, ACM TKDD, ACM TOMM, IEEE/ACM TCBB, IEEE TCAS-II, IEEE JTEHM, ACM TMIS, etc. There are more than 50 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 5 ESI Hot Papers in his (co)authored publications.
His citation reached 21143 in Google Scholar (h-index 81) and 12418 in Web of Science (h-index 61). He has conducted many successful industrial projects and academic grants from NIH, Royal Society, GCRF, EPSRC, MRC, Hope, British Council, and NSFC. He has given over 120 invited talks at international conferences, universities, and companies. He has served as (Co-)Chair for more than 60 international conferences and workshops. His research outputs have been reported by more than 50 news press, such as Reuters, BBC, Telegraph, Physics World, UK Today News, EurekAlert! Science News, India Times, Association of Optometrists (AOP) news, Medical Xpress, HospiMedica, Newsroom Odisha, etc.
Prof. Zhaolong Ning
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Biography: Zhaolong Ning received the PhD degree from Northeastern University, China in 2014. He was a research assistant with Kyushu University from 2013 to 2014, Japan, and a Hong Kong Scholar with The University of Hong Kong from 2019 to 2021. Currently, he is a full professor at the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. His research interests include Internet of Things, mobile edge computing, and network optimization. He has published more than 120 scientific papers in international journals and conferences, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE COMST, IEEE COMMAG, IEEE Wireless Communications, and so on. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Best Land Transportation Paper Award of IEEE TVT 2020, Best Paper Award of IEEE Systems Journal 2019 and so on. He serves as an associate editor or guest editor of several journals, such as the IEEE TII and IEEE TCSS. He has also chaired more than 20 international conferences, such as IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE Healthcom. He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science) since 2020, Highly Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier) since 2020, and elected to be the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by China Association for Science and Technology.