Keynote Speakers for INFORMATION'2015

 


Prof. Liang-Gee Chen, Vice President of National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Title: How Moore's Law Drives the World

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Fifty years ago this month, Gordon Moore forecast a bright future for electronics. His ideas were later distilled into a single organizing principle?Moore's Law?that has driven technology forward at a staggering clip. Moore's Law is Intel's co-founder, Gordon Moore proposed the technology industry trends in 1965, he observed that the number of transistors on an IC power can accommodate will be doubled approximately every 18 to 24 months, the volume is relatively be reduced and the performance will also be doubled. When he proposed this amazing law,computer are as huge as a bulky refrigerator. Now this law has been 50-years-old and make a strong influence and promotion to the development of technology. Under Moore's Law, technology continues to progress and encourage people's modern lives, even change the world.More and more progress in the wafer function, and more diversify that people have begun to have a full of imagination in the future.IoT, O2O... due to transport into the sky.The world is still changing rapdily. What will be the next Big ThingH We expect Moore's Law es coming on other areas and make the interdisciplinary changes then change the world. What impact will it affect the softwareH Could we see what's the new trends and opportunities ?

Bio:
Prof. Liang-Gee Chen received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1979, 1981, and 1986, respectively. In 1988, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. Recently, he serves as the Executive Vice-President of National Taiwan University. He received the National Professorship of Taiwan. He is the IEEE Fellow from 2001. His research interests include DSP architecture design, video processor design, and video coding systems. He has over 550 publications and 22 US patents. He is a member of Phi Tau Phi. Dr. Chen has served as an Associate Editor of several IEEE Transactions including Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, VLSI Systems, Circuits and Systems II. He is a member of IEEE CAS Technical Committee of VLSI Systems and Applications, the Technical Committee of Visual Signal Processing and Communications, and the IEEE Signal Processing Technical Committee of Design and Implementation of SP Systems. He served as the TPC chair of 2009 IEEE ICASSP and ISCAS 2012. In 2011, he received the Best paper award of IEEE CICC, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference.


Prof. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera, President of Keuka College in New York, USA

Title: The 21st Century Professional

Abstract
This presentation is about the importance of digital literacy in today's world and focuses on how best to educate the 21st century professional. We live in a data-driven world where information is our lifeblood - the intellectual capital that is transforming everything, and the raw material from which decisions are being made. Information is the linchpin resource for solving 21st century problems. Ultimately the challenge becomes one of digesting such a constant stream of content. All of which is being generated at a breakneck pace. Big data is the popular term to describe this. The catch ? Data is not information until it is interpreted by humans! To do so requires all of our21st century professionals to know something about digital technologies - and most importantly - how best to apply them to their specialty's skill-set. Most "traditional" academic programs are poorly suited for this. The 21st-century professional needs an interdisciplinary approach that spans and enhances basic sciences and math, the humanities and design, all with digital literacy interwoven throughout the entirety of the experience. The goal is not to make everyone a dedicated computer programmer. Rather it is the College's acknowledgment that everyone should develop a base digital acumen. The point is that all disciplines can advance at a greater speed with computational methods and techniques that the user community can easily exploit?because they have the sophistication to do so. At the college level, this trend suggests an understanding of a particular discipline's body of knowledge such as biology, psychology, criminal justice, etc. - combined with digital literacy, thus providing a most powerful mix of skills that professionals can bring to the workplace. While specialists in computer science, engineering, systems architects or security experts, etc. will always be needed, the vast majority of people that will make effective use of information to solve problems in today's society will not be computer scientists or engineers, but professionals in any discipline armed with a working knowledge of digital technologies. By taking their disciplines and adding a digital component throughout the curriculum, we believe our students will have a great advantage over their peers, for they will have what it takes to become 21st century professionals.

Bio:
Dr. Jorge L Diaz-Herrera became the 19th President of Keuka College on July 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor and founding Dean of the College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT in Rochester, NY 2002-11; Professor of Computer Science and Department Head at SPSU in Marietta, GA, and Yamacraw project coordinator with Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA; senior member of the technical staff and associate professor of software engineering at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute; associate professor of software engineering and department chair at Monmouth University in NJ; assistant professor of computer science at George Mason University in VA and at SUNY Binghamton in NY. Dr. Diaz-Herrera completed his undergraduate education in Venezuela, and holds both a Master's and Ph.D. in Computing Studies from Lancaster University, UK. He completed two graduate certificates in Leadership in Education from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in 2007 and 2011. Dr. Diaz-Herrera has conducted extensive consulting with a number of firms and government agencies including: New York Stock Exchange (SIAC), MITRE Corp., the Institute for Defense Analysis, General Electric, Singer-Link, TRW, EG&G, IBM, among others. He has also provided professional expertise to international organizations including the European Software Institute, Australian Defense Science and Technology Office, Kyoto Computing Gaikum, Kuwait University, Cairo University, Instituto Politecnico Santo Domingo (INTEC), Bilkent University in Turkey, and Malaysia University of Technology, among others. He has chaired several national and international conferences, and has been a technical reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Engineering Education, and several conferences and journals. He has more than 100 publications. Dr. Diaz-Herrera is a member of IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitor Program since 2001, a leading writer of the Software Engineering Professional Examination, and co-editor of the Software Engineering volume of the Computing Curricula project. He was an active member of the CRA-Deans group of the Computer Research Association in Washington, D.C. and serves, and has served, on various technical advisory committees and governing boards including: (1)Technical Advisory Group, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. (2)Advisory Committee for CISE, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (3)Advisory Committee for GPRA/PA, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (4)Board of Trustees, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY. (5)Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. (6)NY State Universal Broadband Council, action team on digital literacy, Albany, NY. (7)Research Board, Instituto Technologico de las Americas (ITLA), Dominican Republic.



Prof. Sung Y. Shin, South Dakota State University, USA

Title: eHealth, Telemedicine, and Computers & Medical Decision Making with an Example of Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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eHealth is the use of emerging information and communication technology, especially the Internet, to improve or enable health and health care." Telemedicine is the delivery of health care and the exchange of health care information across distances using telecommunications technology. With the help of telemedicine you can transfer patient information over computer networks, the transfer of images such as radiographs, CT scans, MRI, Ultrasound studies, pathology images, video images of endoscopes or other procedures, patient interviews and examinations, consultations with medical specialists, and health care education activities. Now the help of technology the best treatment can be received from anywhere in the world. Despite of the fact that there are certain issues being raised in the use of telemedicine and eHealth. It is not yet fully developed field and still there are new projects being carried out the lay down new effective and better technology to serve the medical science area. Trend, related research projects, techniques, decision making, and issues of eHealth & Telemedicine will be presented along with developing DSS (Diagnosis Support Software) focuses on breast cancer diagnosis. Detailed various medical image processing, data mining and decision making research techniques of the DSS project will also be presented.

Bio:
Prof. Sung Y. Shin received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY in 1984 and 1991 respectively. He is a professor and Graduate Coordinator of Computer Science at South Dakota State University since 1991. He has authored/coauthored over 180 technical peer reviewed papers in Software Engineering, Software Fault Tolerance, Telemedicine, and Medical Image Processing and GIS area. He worked as a visiting scientist for the Space and Life Science Division at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX from 1999 to 2002. He was a Conference Chair of ACM SAC 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. He had served as a Vice Chair of ACM SIGAPP from 2005 to 2009. He is currently serving as a chair of ACM SIGAPP until June 2015.



Prof. Shigeru Akamatsu, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Title: Face Image Generation System for Transforming Facial Impressions and its Psychological Evaluation: Study on KANSEI Information Processing

Abstract
The human face conveys much more information than just identity. It also provides important impressions of various personal attributes ranging from such biological factors as age and gender to the social qualities of personality and attractiveness. In human relations, people communicate based on the useful information conveyed by a person's facial appearance. Even in virtual and online communities such as internet-based social networks, users can communicate not only through text messages but also through such virtual communication interfaces as virtual face animation. It is important to obtain a favorable appearance of the face that reflects user intentions. We will explain our impression transfer vector method that we developed to change the appearance of faces by manipulating the parameters of a face image to produce the intended transformation of its general impressions. The method involves a vector representation of a 2D face image, a low-dimensional parameter description of the physical variation of faces, and an application of discriminant analysis to obtain a parametric description of image manipulation for impression transformations. Psychological evaluations revealed that the proposed method modulated three dimensions of the higher-order impressions fairly well, suggesting a practical application of the impression transfer vector method. We also introduce some recent experimental results on the impression transformation of 3D faces.

Bio:
Prof. Shigeru Akamatsu received B.S., M.S. and Dr. Eng. Degrees in Mathematical Engineering and Instrumentation Physics in 1975, 1977, and 1994, respectively, from the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 1977, he joined the NTT Electrical Communications Laboratories. From 1992 through 2001, he was with the ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, Kyoto, where he was the head of Department 2. Since 2001, he has been a professor at Hosei University, Tokyo and is now affiliated with the Department of Applied Informatics. His research interests include pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, computer graphics, and the cognitive studies of human high level vision, with a special interest in face perception.



Prof. Yun Seop Yu, Hankyong National University, South Korea

Title:Si Nanowire Field-Effect Transistor Modeling for SPICE circuit simulation

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As the conventional planar metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) are approaching their scaling limits because of short-channel effects (SCEs), scaling of gate oxide thickness, and increasing power consumption, many novel device structures are being extensively explored. Among them, the silicon nanowire field-effect transistor (SiNWFET) has attracted broad attention from both the semiconductor industry and academia. Various types of devices using SiNWFET have been demonstrated. To design and simulate efficiently the devices or circuits consisting of SiNWFETs, the compact models of SiNWFET have been developed. In this talk, I would address the compact models of several types of SiNWFETs which follow; double-gate (DG) and surrounding-gate (SG) enhancement/depletion-mode SiNWFET, DG and SG junctionless SiNWFETs, Schottky-barrier SiNWFETs, et. al.

Bio:
Prof. Yu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in electronics engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, in 1995, 1997, and 2001, respectively. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as a Guest Researcher at Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory in NIST, Gaithersburg, MD. He is now a Full Professor with Department of Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Hankyong National University, Anseong, Korea. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His main research interests are in the fields of the modeling of various nano devices for efficient circuit simulation, and future memory, logic, and sensor designs using those devices. He has authored and coauthored 60 refereed international journal papers. He is also interested in the fabrication and characterization of various nano devices, as well as those applications such as future memory, logic, and sensor. Recently, he is more interesting on a device modeling of monolithic 3D IC for efficient circuit simulation.