Workshop Keynote Speakers:
- Prof. Alan Chin-Chen Chang, Department of Computer Science, Feng Chia University
- Prof. Teofilo Gonzalez, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Prof. Gary G. Yen, Oklahoma State University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Alan Chin-Chen Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Chiao Tung University. His first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in Computer and Decision Sciences. Both were awarded in Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005. Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in Chung Hsing University, chair professor in Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Professor Chang’s specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. And since his early years of career development, he consecutively won Outstanding Youth Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Talent in Information Sciences of Taiwan, AceR Dragon Award of the Ten Most Outstanding Talents, Outstanding Scholar Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Taiwan, Chung-Shan Academic Publication Awards, Distinguished Research Awards of National Science Council of Taiwan, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Top Fifteen Scholars in Systems and Software Engineering of the Journal of Systems and Software, and so on. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published more than 1200 papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.
Professor Gonzalez received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (1972) and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, (1975). In 2009 Professor Gonzalez became IASTED Fellow for his “contributions to Multicasting Dissemination Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Computing, as well as for his decade long commitment to PDCS and IASTED". Professor Gonzalez research activity has concentrated on the development of efficient exact and approximation algorithms as well as computational complexity issues for problems in several disciplines.
He is currently working on Multi-Message Multicasting algorithms for networks. This is a fundamental problem that arises when executing program in parallel computer systems. Some applications include iterative methods for solving systems of linear and non-linear equations, and most dynamic programming procedures, etc. His research contributions include work in message routing and parallel and distributed computing. He has also developed efficient approximation algorithms for message dissemination problems in hypercubes and communication networks when communication links or nodes fail.
His work has been published in the Journal of ACM, Transactions on Algorithms, SIAM Journal on Computing, Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science, Parallel Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Parallel Computing, Journal of Supercomputing , Journal of Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications,International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications, Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, , Integration: The VLSI Journal, IEEE Transactions on Computer–Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, other journals, as well as in journals and transactions published by ACM, IEEE, INFORMS, SIAM, and other societies, Research Books, and Algorithms, Parallel, Distributed, VLSI and CAD conferences. In addition, his work has been presented in other Conferences. He edited the Handbook on Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics, and is currently editing Volume I of The Computing Handbook Set (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press). He has published chapters in the following Chapman & Hall/CRC Press Handbooks. Professor Gonzalez is currently Associate Editor of ACM Computing Surveys (2013- ), IEEE Transactions on Computers (1992-1996 and 2010- ), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, (2011- ), IASTED International Journal of Computers and Applications (2003- ), International Journal of Advanced Networking and Applications (IJANA), (2012- ), and Journal of Communications and Computer Security, Editorial Board, (2011- ). He has been Guest Editor for several journals and has edited a few publications. He was the International Program Committee Chair for the IASTED Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems Conference (2001-2004, and 2008-2012). Concluding Reports: PDCS 2012 Las Vegas, NV; PDCS 2011 Dallas, TX; PDCS 2010 Marina Del Rey, CA; PDCS 2009 Cambridge, MA; PDCS 2008 Orlando, FL; PDCS 2004 MIT Cambridge, MA; PDCS 2003 Marina Del Rey, CA; PDCS 2002 MIT Cambridge, MA; and PDCS 2001 Anaheim, CA. He has received the Outstanding Computer Science Professor of the Year Award at UCSB in 1987, 1994, and 2001.
Gary G. Yen received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1992. He is currently a Regents Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University. His research interest includes intelligent control, computational intelligence, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, conditional health monitoring, signal processing and their industrial/defense applications.
Gary was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and IEEE Control Systems Magazine during 1994-1999, and of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics and IFAC Journal on Automatica and Mechatronics during 2000-2010. He is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Gary served as Vice President for the Technical Activities, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2004-2005 and is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2006-2009. He was the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2010-2011 and is elected as a Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2012-2014. He received Regents Distinguished Research Award from OSU in 2009, 2011 Andrew P Sage Best Transactions Paper award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, 2013 Meritorious Service award from IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and 2014 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence Teaching award. Currently he serves as the chair of IEEE/CIS Fellow Committee and General Co-Chair of 2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence to be held in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET.