VRIP 2021

2021 the 3rd International Conference on Virtual Reality and Image Processing

BDIOT2021 Invited Speakers

Prof. Xudong Jiang | IEEE Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Xudong Jiang received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), and the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany. From 1986 to 1993, he was a Lecturer with UESTC, where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. From 1998 to 2004, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A-Star, Singapore, as a Lead Scientist and the Head of the Biometrics Laboratory, where he developed a system that achieved the most efficiency and the second most accuracy at the International Fingerprint Verification Competition in 2000. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, as a Faculty Member, in 2004, and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, he is a professor in NTU. Dr Jiang holds 7 patents and has authored over 150 papers with over 40 papers in the IEEE journals, including 6 papers in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 11 papers in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and 17 papers in Pattern Recognition. Three of his papers have been listed as the top 1% highly cited papers in the academic field of Engineering by Essential Science Indicators. He served as IFS TC Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2015 to 2017, Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letter from 2014 to 2018, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 2016 to 2020 and the founding editorial board member for IET Biometrics form 2012 to 2019. Dr Jiang is currently an IEEE Fellow and serves as Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and Editor-in-Chief for IET Biometrics. His current research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, and biometrics.


Prof. Rongxing Lu | IEEE Fellow

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Biography: Rongxing Lu is a University Research Scholar, an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science (FCS), University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada. Before that, he worked as an assistant professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore from April 2013 to August 2016. Rongxing Lu worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo from May 2012 to April 2013. He was awarded the most prestigious “Governor General’s Gold Medal”, when he received his PhD degree from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2012; and won the 8th IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award, in 2013. Also, Dr. Lu received his first PhD degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2006. Dr. Lu is an IEEE Fellow. His research interests include applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, and IoT-Big Data security and privacy. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise (with H-index 74 from Google Scholar as of January 2021), and was the recipient of 9 best (student) paper awards from some reputable journals and conferences. Currently, Dr. Lu serves as the Vice-Chair (Conferences) of IEEE ComSoc CIS-TC (Communications and Information Security Technical Committee). Dr. Lu is the Winner of 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Award, FCS, UNB.


Prof. Wee Keong NG

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Dr. W. K. NG is from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He works in the areas of machine learning, privacy-preserving techniques, query-permissible encrypted databases, and more recently in enterprise blockchain systems, and blockchain security. His work is motivated by the need for users in the digital age to retain data ownership rights to whatever they create, even if it is a picture or comment posted to a social network. He looks into enabling technologies to help users gain data ownership rights. His team has built an encrypted database system which he is currently deploying in some government agencies. His team has also developed a suite of privacy-preserving data analytical techniques and a real-time blockchain system. He has crafted more than 10 privacy-preserving versions of machine learning algorithms for data classification, data clustering, association analysis, matrix decomposition, dimensionality reduction, and evolutionary computations. In recent years, he was General Chair of the 18th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (2016), Senior Program Committee Member of the 24nd to 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’20, PAKDD’19, PAKDD'18, PAKDD'17, PAKDD'16, PAKDD'15, PAKDD'14, PAKDD'13), General Chair of International Symposium on Cyber Security (CyberSec2013). He is Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Boards of five journals.