Fellow of IEICE, IEEE, and IAPR
Prof. Kenichi Kanatani, Okayama University, Japan
Biography: Kenichi Kanatani received his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1972, 1974, and 1979, respectively. After serving as Professor of computer science at Gunma University, Japan, and Okayama University, Japan, he retired in 2013 and is now Professor Emeritus of Okayama University. He is the author of ``Group-Theoretical Methods in Image Understanding'' (Springer, 1990), ``Geometric Computation for Machine Vision'' (Oxford University Press, 1993), ``Statistical Optimization for Geometric Computation: Theory and Practice'' (Elsevier Science, 1996), ``Understanding Geometric Algebra: Hamilton, Grassmann, and Clifford for Computer Vision and Graphics (CRC Press, 2015), ``Ellipse Fitting for Computer Vision: Implementation and Applications'' (Morgan & Claypool, 2016), and ``Guide to 3D Vision Computation: Geometric Analysis and Implementation'' (Springer 2016). He is a Fellow of IEICE, IEEE, and IAPR.
Prof. Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Biography: Hai Jin received the PhD degree in computer engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1994. He is a Cheung Kung scholars chair professor of computer science and engineering with Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 1996, he was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to visit the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. He worked with The University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000, and as a visiting scholar with the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. His research interests include computer architecture, virtualization technology, cluster computing and cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, and network security. He was awarded Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2001. He is the chief scientist of ChinaGrid, the largest grid computing project in China, and the chief scientists of National 973 Basic Research Program Project of Virtualization Technology of Computing System, and Cloud Security. He has co-authored 22 books and published more than 700 research papers. He is a fellow IEEE, CCF, and a life member of the ACM.
Prof. Akihiko Sugiyama, Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan
Biography: Akihiko Sugiyama (a.k.a. Ken Sugiyama), affiliated with Yahoo! JAPAN Research after 38 years at NEC Corporation, has been engaged in a wide variety of research projects in signal processing such as audio coding and interference/noise control. His team in NEC developed the Silicon Audio, the world's first all solid-state audio player and a precursor of iPod, in 1994. He served as the Chair of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) [2011-2012], as associate editors for several journals such as IEEE Trans. Signal Processing [1994-1996], as the Secretary and a Member at Large to the Conference Board of SPS [2010-2011], as a member of the Awards Board of SPS [2015-2017], as the Chair of Japan Chapter of SPS [2010-2011], and serves as a member of IEEE Fellow Committee. He was a Technical Program Chair for ICASSP2012. He has contributed to 17 chapters of books and is the inventor of 217 registered patents with more pending applications in the field of signal processing in Japan and overseas. He received 19 awards such as the 2002 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2006 and the 2018 IEICE Achievement Award, and the 2013 Ichimura Industry Award. He has delivered 141 invited talks in 74 cities of 27 countries. He is Fellow of IEEE and IEICE, a Distinguished Industry Speaker for IEEE SPS [2020-2021], and a past Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE SPS [2014-2015] and for IEEE CES (Consumer Electronics Society) [2017-2018].
Member of IEEE (U.S.A.), IEICE (Japan) and IPSJ (Japan)
Prof. Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Biography: Dr. Kakuda received the B.E., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Hiroshima University, Japan, in 1978, 1980 and 1983, respectively. From 1983 to 1991, he was with Research and Development Laboratories, Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD, currently KDDI). He joined Osaka University from 1991 to 1998 as an Associate Professor. He is currently a Professor in the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University, since 1998. He served as a Dean of the Graduate School of Information Sciences and Faculty of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University, from 2016 to 2020. He founded the International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN) in 2002 and has organized ADSN from 2002 to 2019 every year. He proposed a new concept, "assurance network" at the Keynote Speech of the Second International Symposium on Multidisciplinary Emerging Networks and Systems (MENS) in 2010. He served as a General Chair, a Program Chair and a Program Committee member for various International Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. His current research interests include network software engineering and mobile ad hoc networks. He is a member of IEEE (U.S.A.), IEICE (Japan) and IPSJ (Japan).