Prof. Alejandro F Frangi
IEEE Fellow & SPIE Fellow
The University of Manchester, UK
Alejandro (Alex) was born in
La Plata, Argentina. In 1991, he moved to
Barcelona, Spain, where he obtained his
undergraduate degree in Telecommunications
Engineering from the Technical University of
Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1996. Then he
carried out research on electrical impedance
tomography for image reconstruction and
noise characterization at the same
institution under a CIRIT grant. In 1997 he
obtained a grant from the Dutch Ministry of
Economic Affairs to pursue his PhD in
Medicine at the Image Sciences Institute of
the University Medical Center Utrecht on
model-based cardiovascular image analysis.
During this period he was visiting
researcher at the Imperial College in
London, UK, and at Philips Medical Systems
BV, The Netherlands.
Prof Frangi is the Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, with joint appointments at the Schools of Computer Science and Health Science. He is also the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, with a focus on Precision Computational Medicine for in silico trials of medical devices. His research vision was recently awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council under the Computer Science and Informatics (PE6) panel. He is an Alan Turing Institute Fellow. Since 2001, he has founded and directed the Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine. Prof Frangi has visiting positions at KU Leuven, the Cixi Institute of Biomedical Engineering, CNITECH Chinese Academy of Science (Ningbo), the Zhejiang University of Technology (Hangzhou), Shenzhen University (Shenzhen), and Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing). At the national level, Prof Frangi leads InSilicoUK Innovation Network, spearheading in silico methods as a source of regulatory evidence and accelerated innovation in the life sciences sector. Prof. Frangi is among the top 90 Computer Scientists in the UK, edited several books, published seven editorial articles and more than 285 journal articles in key international journals of his research field, and more than 200 book chapters and international conference articles with an h-index 74 and more than 32600 citations according to Google Scholar. He has been three times Guest Editor of special issues of IEEE Trans Med Imaging, one of IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, and one of Medical Image Analysis journals. He was chair of the Third International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart (FIMH05) held in Barcelona in June 2005, Publications Chair of the IEEE International Symposium in Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2006), Programme Committee Member of various editions of the Intl Conf on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) (Brisbane, AU, 2007; Beijing CN, 2010; Toronto CA 2011; Nice FR 2012; Nagoya JP 2013), International Liaison of ISBI 2009, Tutorials Co-Chair of MICCAI 2010, and Programme Co-chair of MICCAI 2015. He was also the General Chair for ISBI 2012, held in Barcelona, MICCAI 2018, held in Granada, Spain, and Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) 2023 in Bariloche, Argentina.
Prof. Lin Zhang
Beihang University, China
Lin Zhang, is a professor of Beihang University. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. He served as the President of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), the executive vice president of China Simulation Federation (CSF). He is currently the president of Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), a Fellow of SCS, ASIASIM and CSF, a chief scientist of the National 863 Program and National Key R&D Program of China. He serves as the Director of Engineering Research Center of Complex Product Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Ministry of Education of China, Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 8 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored more than 300 papers, 20 books and chapters, among Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers in cross-field. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books, the Outstanding Individual Award of National High-Tech R&D Program, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards, and the SCS Outstanding Professional Contribution Award. His research interests include service-oriented modeling and simulation, cloud manufacturing and simulation, model engineering, model based system engineering, cyber-physical systems, M&S for manufacturing systems, etc.
University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Xiangjian (Sean) He is a National Talent of
China with a Chair Professor title, and in
list of the 'World Top 2% Scientists'
reported by Stanford University in 2022,
2023, etc. He is currently the Deputy Head
of Computer Science School, the Lead of
Research Groups of the Faculty of Science
and Engineering and the Director of Computer
Vision and Intelligent Perception Laboratory
at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo,
He was the Professor of Computer Science and the Leader of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory at the Global Big Data Technologies Centre (GBDTC) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2011-2022. He led the UTS and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) joint research project teams winning the 1st Runner-Up prize for the 2017 VIP Cup, and the champion for the 2019 VIP Cup, awarded by IEEE Signal Processing Society.
He has been carrying out research mainly in the areas of computer vision, data analytics and machine learning in the previous years. He has recently been leading his research teams for deep-learning-based research for various applications. He has played various chair roles in many international conferences such as ACM MM, MMM, ICDAR, IEEE BigDataSE, IEEE BigDataService, IEEE TrustCom, IEEE CIT, IEEE AVSS, IEEE ICPR and IEEE ICARCV.