Keynote Speakers

Prof. Xin Geng
Bio-Sketch: Xin Geng is currently a professor and the dean of School of Computer Science and Engineering at Southeast University, China. He received the B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2004) degrees in computer science from Nanjing University, China, and the Ph.D. (2008) degree in computer science from Deakin University, Australia. His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, and computer vision. He has published over 70 refereed papers in these areas, including those published in prestigious journals and top international conferences. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE T-MM, FCS and MFC, a Steering Committee Member of PRICAI, a Program Committee Chair for conferences such as PRICAI’18, VALSE’13, etc., an Area Chair for conferences such as CVPR’21, ACMMM'18, ICPR’20, and a Senior Program Committee Member for conferences such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, etc. He is a Distinguished Fellow of IETI and a Member of IEEE.

Prof. Shiguang Shan
Bio-Sketch: Shiguang Shan received M.S. degree in computer science from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1999, and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, in 2004. He joined ICT, CAS in 2002 and became a full Professor in 2010. He is now the deputy director of the Key Lab of Intelligent Information Processing of CAS. His research interests cover computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning. He especially focuses on computational face perception related research topics, and machine learning with data of limited supervision. He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and proceedings. He has served as Area Chair (or Senior PC) for many international conferences including CVPR19/20/21, AAAI20/21, IJCAI21, ICPR12/14/20, ACCV12/16/18, FG13/18/20, BTAS18, ICASSP14, and ICCV11. He is Associate Editors of several international journals including IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Neurocomputing, and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is a recipient of the China’s State Natural Science Award in 2015, and the China’s State S&T Progress Award in 2005 for his research work. He is also the co-founder and rotating Chairman of Steering Committee of VALSE (Vision And Learning SEminar), a China-based non-official scholarly community. VALSE holds annual conference every year since 2011, and has held more than 220 times of Webinar (online seminar) since 2014. Numerous Chinese researchers and students have benefitted from these VALSE events. Taking VALSE Annual Conference 2019 as an example, more than 5,000 audiences attended this event held in Hefei China. He is also personally interested in brain science, cognitive neuroscience, as well as their interdisciplinary researche topics with AI.