Keynote Speakers


Prof. Robert Minasian

IEEE Fellow & OSA Fellow
The University of Sydney, Australia




Short bio:
Professor Minasian is a Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory. His research has made key contributions to microwave photonic signal processing. He is recognized as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. Professor Minasian has contributed over 390 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 79 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at international conferences. He has served on numerous technical and steering committees of international conferences, and is on the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee. . Professor Minasian was the recipient of the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications, awarded by the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.


Prof. Vivek K. Goyal

IEEE Fellow & Optica Fellow
Boston University, USA




Short bio:
Dr. Goyal is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was awarded the 2002 IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Magazine Award, the 2017 IEEE SPS Best Paper Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. Work he supervised won student best paper awards at the IEEE Data Compression Conference in 2006 and 2011, the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop in 2012, and the IEEE International Conference on Imaging Processing in 2018 as well as five MIT thesis awards. He currently serves as a Senior Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, as an Associate Editor of SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, and on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends and Signal Processing. He previously served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, as Technical Program Committee Co-chair of Sampling Theory and Applications 2015, and as Conference Co-chair of the SPIE Wavelets and Sparsity conference series 2006-2016. He is a co-author of Foundations of Signal Processing (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Prof. Haizhou Li

IEEE Fellow, ISCA Fellow
National University of Singapore, Singapore



Short bio:
Haizhou Li is currently a Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China, and an adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to that, he was the Principal Scientist and Department Head of Human Language Technology in the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (2003-2016). Prof. Li’s research interests include speech information processing, natural language processing, and human-machine interface. Prof. Li has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2015-2018), a Member of the Editorial Board of Computer Speech and Language (2012-2018), and a Member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2013-2015). He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA, 2015-2017), the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (2015-2016), and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (2017-2018). He was the General Chair of ACL 2012, INTERSPEECH 2014, IEEE ASRU 2019, and ICASSP 2022. Prof. Li is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of ISCA, and a Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore. He was a recipient of the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. He was named one of the two Nokia Visiting Professors in 2009 by the Nokia Foundation, and U Bremen Excellence Chair Professor in 2019 by Bremen University, Germany


Prof. Kezhi Mao

Nanyang Technological University,




Short bio:
Dr. Mao Kezhi obtained his BEng, MEng and PhD from Jinan University, Northeastern University, and University of Sheffield in 1989, 1992 and 1998 respectively. He joined School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1998, where he is now a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Mao has over 20 years of research experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, image processing, natural language processing, and information fusion. Besides academic research, Dr. Mao is also active in development and consulting. He has successfully developed and delivered several intelligent systems and software tools to government agencies, hospitals and industries.


Prof. Zhijie Xu

School of Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield, UK




Short bio:
Dr. Zhijie Xu is a tenured professor in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield in UK. He has been the Director for the Centre of Visual and Immersive Computing (CVIC) at the university since 2014. His research activities in the field of visual computing cover subareas in conjunction with computer vision, visualisation, and knowledge engineering. The research discoveries, knowledge transfer and patents of his work have substantial impacts to a range of application areas including engineering practices, surveillance and security, and business intelligence that have been audited in the 2014 and 2021 Impact Case Studies of the UK Research Excellence Framework. Prof. Xu’s main research breakthroughs can be divided into 3 tiers, firstly, the work has been focusing on devising new algorithms and models for the acquisition, storage, and processing of image and video data; secondly, the development of computational acceleration technologies, especially through the cost-effective and hardware-driven techniques; and thirdly, enabling interactive and intelligent knowledge management and visualisation. Professor Xu has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers as well as edited 5 books in the relevant fields. He has supervised a dozen of PhDs to completion and winning multiple major research and enterprise grants in the UK and EU. He is currently a member of the IEEE, IET, BCS, and a fellow of HEA. He has been serving as conference chair, editor/associate editor, reviewing and award chair for many prestigious international conferences and journals.