Keynote Speakers

Prof. Chin-Chen Chang (IEEE Fellow/ IEE Fellow)

Feng Chia University

Professor C.C. Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from NCTU. He's 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 National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in National 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 National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National 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. 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 over 1,100 papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.


Prof. Yiyu Yao (IRSS Fellow)

University of Regina, Canada

Yiyu Yao is a professor of computer science with the Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Canada. His research interests include three-way decision, granular computing, web intelligence, rough sets, formal concept analysis, information retrieval, and data mining. He proposed a theory of three-way decision, a decision-theoretic rough set model, and a triarchic theory of granular computing. He has published over 500 papers. He was selected as a highly cited researcher by Clarivate from 2015 to 2019. His Google Scholar citation number is over 36,000, with an h-index 97 and i10-index 331.


Prof. Shiwen Mao (IEEE Fellow)
Auburn University, USA

Shiwen Mao received his BE and ME, both in Electronic Engineering, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He also received a BEc in Enterprise Management from Tsinghua University in 1994 and an MS in Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Brooklyn, NY, in 2000. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and then a Research Scientist in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he joined Auburn University, Auburn, AL as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He held the McWane Endowed Professorship from 2012 to 2015 and the Samuel Ginn Endowed Professorship from 2015 to 2020. Currently, he is a Professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar, and Director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center (WEREC) at Auburn University.
Dr. Mao's research interest includes wireless networks, multimedia communications, and smart grid. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc, 2021-2023), IEEE Council of RFID (2021-2023), and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS, 2014-2018), and a Distinguished Speaker of IEEE VTS (2018-2021). He received the SEC (Southeastern Conference) 2023 Faculty Achievement Award for Auburn, the IEEE ComSoc TC-CSR Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 2019, the Auburn University Creative Research & Scholarship Award in 2018, the NSF CAREER Award in 2010, and several service awards from IEEE ComSoc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, and AAIA, and a life member of ACM.