PRIS 2020

2020 International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems July 30-August 2, 2020/ Athens, Greece

PRIS 2020 Speaker

Prof. Wenbing Zhao
(Keynote Speaker)
Clevel and State University, USA


Speech Title: Video-Based Baseball Pitch Type Recognition

Biography: Wenbing Zhao received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2002. Dr. Zhao has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1990, and a Master of Science degree in Physics in 1993, both at Peking University, Beijing, China. Dr. Zhao also received a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 at University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Zhao joined Cleveland State University (CSU) faculty in 2004 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at CSU. Dr. Zhao published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in the area of distributed systems (three of them won the best paper award), smart and connected health, computer vision, machine learning, physics, and education. Dr. Zhao’s research is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Transportation, Ohio State Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Ohio Department of Higher Education, and by Cleveland State University. Dr. Zhao is currently serving on the organizing committee and the technical program committee for numerous international conferences. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and for MDPI Computers. Dr. Zhao is a senior member of IEEE.

Prof. Xiaoyi Jiang
(Keynote Speaker)
University of Münster, Germany

Speech Title: Deciphering the “Thousand Words” of an Image: The Biomedical Imaging Perspective

Biography: Xiaoyi Jiang studied Computer Science at Peking University and received his PhD and Venia Docendi (Habilitation) degree in Computer Science from University of Bern, Switzerland. He was an associate professor at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Since 2002 he is a full professor at University of Münster, Germany, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he also serves on the advisory board and editorial board of several other journals including IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and International Journal of Neural Systems. His research interests include image analysis, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Prof. Jiang is a Fellow of IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) and senior member of IEEE.

Prof. Yonghong Peng
(Keynote Speaker)
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Speech Title: AI-2030: toward Human-Machine Co-Intelligence

Biography: Prof Peng is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computational Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University UK.  Prior to that, Prof Peng is a Professor of Data Science and the founding director for the Centre of Research and Innovation in Data Science at the University of Sunderland UK. He is research interest includes AI and Data Science and their application to health informatics, genome and precision medicine. He is the Chair for the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) of IEEE computational intelligence society (CIS), and a member of Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee of IEEE CIS. He is also a founding member of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) of IEEE Communications, and a member of Big Data Task Force of China Information Industry Association (CIIA). He is an advisory board member for IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Big Data for Cybersecurity. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Big Data, IEEE Access, and an Academic Editor of PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science.

Dr. Raju Vatsavai
(Invited Speaker)
North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA

Speech Title:GeoAI: Deep Learning for Advanced Remote Sensing

Biography: Dr. Raju Vatsavai is a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program Cluster Associate Professor in the computer science department at the North Carolina State University. He works at the intersection of spatial and temporal big data management, analytics, and high performance computing with applications in the national security, geospatial intelligence, natural resources, climate change, location-based services, and human terrain mapping. As the Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA), Raju plays a leadership role in the center’s strategic vision for spatial computing research. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in conferences and journals, and edited two books on “Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data.” He served on program committees of leading international conference including ACM KDD, ACM GIS, ECML/PKDD, SDM, CIKM, IEEE BigData, and co-chaired several workshops including ICDM/SSTDM, ICDM/KDCloud, ACM SIGSPATIAL BigSpatial, Supercomputing/BDAC, KDD/LDMTA, KDD/Sensor-KDD, and SDM/ACS. He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Minnesota.


Past PRIS Speaker

Prof. Majid Ahmadi

Chartered Engineer (UK)

Fellow of IET (UK)

Fellow of IEEE (USA)

University of Windsor, Canada


Prof. Yiu-ming Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

IEEE Fellow, IET/IEE Fellow

British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and IETI Distinguished Fellow

Recipient of “Chu Tian Scholars” in China

Prof. Jun Wang

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA






Prof. Yasuhiro Matsuda

Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan






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