The tentative topic: Developing an Internet and Blockchain Emulator for Research and Education
Biography: Dr. Wenliang (Kevin) Du, IEEE Fellow, is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor at Syracuse University. His current research interest focuses on Internet/blockchain emulation and cybersecurity education. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 2001. He founded the SEED-Labs open-source project in 2002. The cybersecurity lab exercises developed from this project are now being used by 1,070 institutes worldwide. His self-published book, “Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach”, has been adopted as textbook by 260 institutes. He is the recipient of the 2017 Academic Leadership award from the 21st Colloquium for Information System Security Education. His research has been sponsored by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and Google. He is a recipient of the 2021 ACSAC Test-of-Time Award and the 2013 ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award.
Fellow of IEEE
Prof Qing Li
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
The tentative topic: Constructing and Manipulating Educational Knowledge Graphs: Some Exotic Approaches
Biography: Qing Li is a Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his B.Eng. from Hunan University (Changsha), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), all in computer science. His research interests include multi-modal data management, conceptual data modeling, social media, Web services, and e-learning systems. He has authored/co-authored over 500 publications in these areas. He is actively involved in the research community and has served as an associate editor of a number of major technical journals including IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (TAI), IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Data Science and Engineering (DSE), and World Wide Web (WWW) Journal, in addition to being a Conference and Program Chair/Co-Chair of numerous major international conferences. He also sits/sat on the Steering Committees of DASFAA, ER, ACM RecSys, IEEE U-MEDIA, WISE and ICWL. Prof. Li is a Fellow of IEEE.
Prof. Minjuan Wang
San Diego State University, USA
Biography: Dr. Minjuan Wang is Professor and Program Head of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT). Previously, she worked as a program manager for the Chancellor's Office of CSU. She teaches Methods of Inquiry, Designing and Developing Learning for the Global Audience, and Mobile Learning Design. Her research specialties are multidisciplinary, focusing on learning across the Metaverse, Cross-Reality (XR) and Immersive Learning, AI in education, and the sociocultural aspects of learning design and the use of technology.
Currently Dr. Wang is a co-PI on NSF’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems project led by SDSU’s Department of Geography. As an internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Wang has served as an invited or keynote speaker to about 35 international conferences. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in indexed journals and books, and many of her publications are widely cited by researchers around the world.
Prof. Maiga Chang
Athabasca University, Canada
Biography: Dr. Maiga Chang is a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. His research mainly focus on game-based learning, training and assessment; learning behaviour analysis; learning analytics and academic analytics; intelligent agent technology; health informatics; data mining; computational intelligence; natural language processing; artificial intelligence; museum education mobile learning and ubiquitous learning; healthcare technology, etc.
Dr. Chang is now Chair (2018~2023) of IEEE Technical Committee of Learning Technology (TCLT, https://tc.computer.org/tclt), Executive Committee member of IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities (https://www.computer.org/communities/special-technical-communities), Executive Committee member of Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2017~2024, APSCE, https://www.apsce.net/) and Global Chinese Society for Computing in Education (2016~2025, GCSCE, http://gcsce.org/), SVice President (2022~) of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE, http://iasle.net/), and Chair (2021~) of Educational Activities Committee, IEEE Northern Canada Section. Dr. Chang is also a Steering Committee member (2020~) for International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS, https://its2021.iis-international.org/).
Dr. Chang is editors-in-chief (2019~) of Journal of Educational Technology & Society (https://www.j-ets.net/, Open Access SSCI), editor-in-chief (2014~) of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (https://igi-global.com/ijdet, Open Access ESCI, SCOPUS, EI), and editor-in-chief (2020~) of Bulletin of Technical Committee on Learning Technology (https://tc.computer.org/tclt/bulletin/, Open Access ESCI).
Dr. Chang has given more than 125 talks and lectures in different events; He has participated in more than 310 international conferences and workshops as a Program Committee Member; and, he also has (co-)authored more than 240 book chapters, journal and international conference papers. He is an IEEE member since 1996 and also a member of ACM (2001-2017), AAAI (since 2001-2017), INNS (2004-2018), and Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society.
Fellow of IET
Prof. Yeong-Kang Lai
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
The tentative topic: Revolutionizing Multimedia Applications in the Era of Advanced VLSI Technology (Abstract)
Biography: Yeong-Kang Lai received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1997.
In 2001, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, where he is currently a full Professor. He served as the Director of Meng Yao Chip Center from 2013 to 2015 and the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department from 2019 to 2022. He has published more than 100 technical journal and conference papers. His research interests include 3D display, 3D video, video compression, DSP architecture design, video signal processor design, artificial intelligence, and VLSI signal processing.
Dr. Lai was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from National Chung Hsing University in 2011, 2013, and 2016. In 2010, he also received the Best Paper Award of the International SoC Design Conference. He is a Fellow of IET and a member of Phi Tau Phi. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics from 2012 to 2021, and a Technical Program Committee Member for several conferences.
CEO of e-Learning Corporation, the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Japan, and CEO of E-LEARNING LMS PET. LTD., Singapore
Mr. Takeshi Matsuzaki
The tentative topic: Why Moodle is No.1 LMS in many countries?
Biography: Mr. Takeshi Matsuzaki is the founder & CEO of e-Learning Corporation, the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Japan, and CEO of E-LEARNING LMS PET. LTD., Singapore.
He has been a programmer and networking instructor for more than 10 years, and in the course of his work, he has come to realize the limitations of classroom education. The limitations are,
(1) In programming training, he wants to look at each person's code in detail, he can only look at a few people at a time, and he cannot teach them even though you know what they are coding.
(2) As he teaches the same technical content for a long time, it loses its freshness and becomes uninteresting.
Mr. Matsuzaki thought that e-learning, which was then gaining attention, could solve these problems and established e-learning, Inc. in 2000. At the time, e-learning was considered a "light education" as represented by the phrase "anywhere, anytime," but his ideal was "e-learning that goes beyond the classroom lesson.
To achieve this ideal, he initially made original LMS, but when he learned of the existence of Moodle, he decided that Moodle and OSS were the way to realize his ideal.
2011 "Cloud Labo," which he designed and programmed all, won the Japan E-Learning Grand Prize.
2014 Recognized "Moodle Partner"
2020 Recognized "Moodle "Premium Partner", the first one in the APAC region
2020 APAC Partner of the year 2020
2020 Moodle Premium Certified Partner of the Year-APAC 2020
2020 Educator Partner of the year 2020
2022 Recognized "IntelliBoard Partner", a global AI tool
2022 "E-LEARNING LMS PET LTD" is established in Singapore, as the first Moodle Certified Premium Partner in the region
2022 Became "the No.1 provider in Japan" for 9 consecutive years
2023 Moodle Premium Certified Partner of the Year-APAC 2023