C. L. Philip Chen
South China University of Technology, China
IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IAPR Fellow
C. L. Philip Chen is the Chair Professor and Dean of the College of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology. Being a Program Evaluator of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education (ABET) in the U.S., for computer engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering programs, he successfully architects the University of Macau’s Engineering and Computer Science programs receiving accreditations from Washington/Seoul Accord through Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), of which is considered as his utmost contribution in engineering/computer science education for Macau as the former Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IAPR, CAA, and HKIE; a member of Academia Europaea (AE), European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), and International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Science (IASCYS). He received IEEE Norbert Wiener Award in 2018 for his contribution in systems and cybernetics, and machine learnings. He is also a highly cited researcher in 2018 and 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. His current research interests include systems, cybernetics, and computational intelligence. Dr. Chen was a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineers Award from his alma mater, Purdue University, after he graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 1985. He was the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society President from 2012 to 2013, and currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Currently, he is a Vice President of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA).
University of California, USA
Biswanath Mukherjee received the B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 1987. He is a Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Broadband Research and Innovation (IBRI) at Soochow University, P. R. China; and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, CA, USA, where he was the Chairman of Computer Science during 1997–2000. He was the General Co-chair of the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference 2011, Technical Program Co-chair of OFC’2009, and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM’1996 conference. He is Editor of Springer’s Optical Networks Book Series. He has served on eight journal editorial boards, most notably IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING and IEEE NETWORK. In addition, he has the Guest Edited Special Issues of PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, IEEE/OSA JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS. He has supervised 78 Ph.D.s to completion and currently mentors 6 advisees, mainly Ph.D. students. He is Winner of the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, 2009 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, and the 2019 Faculty Distinguished Research Award at UC Davis. He is the Co-winner of 15 Best Paper Awards, including the 2018 Charles Kao Best Paper Award for IEEE/OSA Journal on Optical Communications and Networks; five from IEEE Globecom Symposia, four from IEEE ANTS, and two from National Computer Security Conference. He is the author of the graduate-level textbook Optical WDM Networks (New York, USA: Springer, Jan. 2006). He served a five-year term on the Board of Directors of IPLocks, a Silicon Valley startup company (acquired by Fortinet). He has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several startup companies, including Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom). He is the Winner of the IEEE Communications Society’s inaugural (2015) ONTC Outstanding Technical Achievement Award “for pioneering work on shaping the optical networking area.”
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Wei Jin currently holds the position of Chair Professor of Photonic Instrumentation in Department of Electrical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his BEng and MSc from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He received his Ph.D in Optoelectronics from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Strathclyde University. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in 1996, was promoted to an Associate Professor in 1998 and a Professor in 2003.
Dr Jin’s research interests include photonic crystal fiber devices, optical fiber sensors, fiber lasers and amplifiers, optical gas detectors, condition monitoring of electrical power transformer as well as civil and mechanical structures. He edited 4 books/proceedings, authored/co-authored 8 book chapters, >280 Journal and 190 conference papers, and >10 patents in the area of fiber optic devices and sensors. He delivered >90 plenary/keynote/invited speeches at international/national conferences. His works were cited >6,995 times with h-index of 42 (SCIE), and >10,045 times with h-index of 51 and i10-index of 220. He secured research funds of over HK$50 million, has successfully supervised or co-supervised 30 PhD, and is currently supervising 7 Research Students.
He received the President Award of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1999 for outstanding performance in Research and Scholarly Activities, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University PTeC’s Outstanding Professional Service and Innovation Awards in 2004 for successful technology transfer, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Overseas Placement Award for Young Professors, Research Grant Achievement Awards from Faculty of Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2016, Distinguished Young Scholar Award (Category B) from the National Science Foundation of China in 2006, Chiang Jiang Chair Professor award from Ministry of Education of China in 2009, and seven best conference paper/student paper awards.
Professor Jin is a fellow of OSA, a senior member of IEEE and SPIE, a director of the Optical Society of China and a vice Chairman of the Fiber and Integrated Optics Specialty Committee of the Optical Society of China. He was the Co-Chair of the 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors and the Technical Chair of the 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors.