Prof. Yow Kin Choong
GIST College, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Yow Kin Choong obtained his B.Eng (Elect) with 1st Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK in 1998. He joined the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in March 2013, where he is presently a Professor in the GIST College. Prior to joining GIST, he was a Professor at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), P.R. China (2012-2013), and Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (1998-2012). In 1999-2005, he served as the Sub-Dean of Computer Engineering in NTU, and in 2006-2008, he served as the Associate Dean of Admissions in NTU.
Yow Kin Choong’s research interest is in Ambient Intelligence which includes passive remote sensing such as Computer Vision, wireless communications such as Ad hoc and Sensor Networks, and computational intelligence such as Fuzzy-Neuro Inference Systems. He has published over 80 top quality international journal and conference papers, and he has served as reviewer for a number of premier journals and conferences, including the IEEE Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Education. He has been invited to give presentations at various scientific meetings and workshops, such as the CNET Networks Event (2002) as well as the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Launch (2003). He is also a member of the IEEE, ACM, and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).
His pioneering work in Mobile and Interactive Learning won the HP Philanthropy grant in 2003 for applying Mobile Technologies in a Learning Environment. Only 7 awards were given to the 21 Asia Pacific Countries who were invited, and his project was the only one from Singapore to win it. Also, in 2003, he was one of the only 2 Singaporeans to be awarded participation to the ASEAN Technology Program on Multi Robot Cooperation Development held in KAIST, Korea.
He was the winner of the NTU Excellence in Teaching Award 2005, and he won the Most Popular SCE Year 1 lecturer for 4 consecutive years 2004-2007. He has led numerous student teams to National and International victories such as the IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) (2001), the Microsoft Imagine Cup (2002, 2003 and 2005), and the Wireless Challenge (2003).
Assoc. Prof. Chi Man Pun
Head of Department of Computer and Information Science University of Macau, China
Prof. Pun received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Macau in 1995 and 1998 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Macau. He has investigated several funded research projects and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Pun has served as the General Chair for the 10th &11th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV2013, CGIV2014), and program / session chair for several other international conferences. He has also served as the editorial member / referee for many international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, etc. His research interests include Digital Image Processing; Digital Watermarking; Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision; Intelligent Systems and Applications. He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM.