Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hai Jin

Prof. Hai Jin is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. He is now the Dean of School of Computer Science and Technology at HUST. He received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from HUST in 1994. In 1996, he was awarded German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for visiting the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. He worked for the University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000 and participated in the HKU Cluster project. He worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. He is the chief scientist of the largest grid computing project, ChinaGrid, in China. Dr. Jin is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM. He is the member of Grid Forum Steering Group (GFSG). His research interests include computer architecture, cluster computing and grid computing, virtualization technology, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, network security. Contact him at hjin@hust.edu.cn.
Dr. Vijanth S. Asirvadam
Dr. Vijanth S. Asirvadam is from an old mining city of Malaysia called  Ipoh. He studied at University of Putra, Malaysia in Bachelor Science(Hon)  majoring  in  Statistics  and  graduated  in  April  1997  before  leaving  to Queen’s  University  Belfast  to  do  his  Masters  where  he  received  his  Master’s Science  in Engineering Computation with a Distinction.  He later joined the Intelligent Systems and Control Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast in November 1999 where he completed his Doctorate (Ph.D.) researching into Online and Constructive Neural Learning methods. He took previous employments as a System Engineer and later as a Lecturer at the Multimedia University Malaysia. He was also a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering and Computer Technology, AIMST University. Since November 2006, he served as a Senior Lecturer and later as Associate Professor at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.  His research interest in theory includes linear and nonlinear system identification and model validation. On application side he research into computing techniques in signal, image and video processing. Dr Vijanth is member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and also a member of Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) . He has over 100 publications in proceedings and journals in the field of computational intelligence, control, signal and image processing. He is a member of IEEE for signal processing and control systems chapters. He is currently serving as secretary of IEEE signal processing for Malaysia Chapter.

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