Prof. Dacheng Tao
Australia Eureka Prize Winner, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea, Fellow of the IEEE/ACM/AAAS/OSA
Dacheng Tao received his BEng from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), his MPhil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his PhD from the University of London. He is currently the director of the JD Explore Academy and a vice president in JD.com, an advisor and chief scientist of the digital science institute in the University of Sydney (USYD), distinguished visiting professor in Tsinghua University, and grand master adjunct professor in USTC. Previously, he was a Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow in USYD, Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the University of Technology Sydney, a Nanyang Assistant Professor in the Nanyang Technological University, an Assistant Professor in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
His research interests spread across subareas in artificial intelligence (AI), including computer vision, data mining, deep learning, image processing, and machine learning. His research results have expounded in 400+ publications at prestigious journals and conferences, with several best paper awards, such as the IEEE ICDM’07 best theory/algorithm paper runner up award, the IEEE ICDM’13 best student paper award, the 2014 ICDM 10-year highest-impact paper award, the IJCAI 2017 distinguished student paper award, the IJCAI 2018 distinguished paper award, and the 2017 IEEE signal processing society best paper award. He has been ranked as a Highly-Cited Researcher in Engineering since 2014 and Computer Science since 2015. His publications have been cited 58K+ times, and his H-Index is 126.
Prof. Jingdong Chen
IEEE Fellow, Recipient of the NSFC Distinguished Young Scientist Fund
Jingdong Chen received the Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligence control from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was with ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, where he conducted research on speech synthesis, speech analysis, and objective measurements for evaluating speech synthesis. He then joined the Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, where he was engaged in the research on robust speech recognition and signal processing. From 2000 to 2001, he was with ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories on robust speech recognition and speech enhancement. From 2001 to 2009, he was a Member of Technical Staff with Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, working on acoustic signal processing for telecommunications. He was the Chief Scientist with WeVoice Inc., Bridgewater Township, NJ, USA.
He is currently a Professor with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. He has coauthored 12 monograph books in his research areas, including array signal processing, adaptive signal processing, speech enhancement, adaptive noise or echo control, signal separation, speech communication, and artificial intelligence. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE Xi’an Section and a Member of the IEEE SPS TC on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing. He was the recipient of the 2008 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics in 2011, the Bell Labs Role Model Teamwork Award twice in 2009 and 2007, the NASA Tech Brief Award twice in 2010 and 2009, and the Young Author Best Paper Award from the 5th National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communications in 1998. He is the Co-Author of a paper for which C. Pan received the IEEE R10 (Asia-Pacific Region) Distinguished Student Paper Award, First Prize, in 2016. He was also the recipient of the Japan Trust International Research Grant from the Japan Key Technology Center in 1998 and the Distinguished Young Scientists Fund from the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2014.