IEEE Fellow, Prof. Kenichi Kanatani, Okayama University, Japan
Speech Title: Learning Mathematics while Seeing it: Ellipse Fitting (Click for abstract)
Biography: Kenichi Kanatani received his B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1972, 1974, and 1979, respectively. After serving as Professor of computer science at Gunma University, Japan, and Okayama University, Japan, he retired in 2013 and is now Professor Emeritus of Okayama University. He is the author of ``Group-Theoretical Methods in Image Understanding'' (Springer, 1990), ``Geometric Computation for Machine Vision'' (Oxford University Press, 1993), ``Statistical Optimization for Geometric Computation: Theory and Practice'' (Elsevier Science, 1996), ``Understanding Geometric Algebra: Hamilton, Grassmann, and Clifford for Computer Vision and Graphics (CRC Press, 2015), ``Ellipse Fitting for Computer Vision: Implementation and Applications'' (Morgan & Claypool, 2016), and ``Guide to 3D Vision Computation: Geometric Analysis and Implementation'' (Springer 2016). He is a Fellow of IEICE, IEEE, and IAPR.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Wen-Chun Kao, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Speech Title: Intelligent eLearning System with the Visible-Spectrum Gaze Tracker (Click for abstract)
Biography: Prof. Wen-Chung Kao received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Department Manager at SoC Technology Center, ERSO, ITRI, Taiwan. From 2000 to 2004, he was an Assistant Vice President at NuCam Corporation in Foxlink Group, Taiwan, where he was responsible for leading embedded software team to develop digital still/video cameras. In 2002, he was also invited to form SiPix Technology Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, where he was in charge of setting up the research team of the company and studying flexible electrophoretic display. Since 2004, he has been with National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei, Taiwan, where he is currently a Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering and the Dean of College of Technology and Engineering. His current research interests include system-on-a-chip (SoC) as well as embedded software design, flexible electrophoretic display, machine vision system, digital camera system, and color imaging science.
He is the Founding General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Taiwan, the General Chair of The 17-th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, and the General Chair of The 38-th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas. Currently, he serves as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, VP of International Affairs in IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, and VP of Conferences in IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Akihiko Sugiyama, Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan
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Biography: Akihiko Sugiyama (a.k.a. Ken Sugiyama), affiliated with Yahoo! JAPAN Research after 38 years at NEC Corporation, has been engaged in a wide variety of research projects in signal processing such as audio coding and interference/noise control. His team in NEC developed the Silicon Audio, the world's first all solid-state audio player and a precursor of iPod, in 1994. He served as the Chair of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) [2011-2012], as associate editors for several journals such as IEEE Trans. Signal Processing [1994-1996], as the Secretary and a Member at Large to the Conference Board of SPS [2010-2011], as a member of the Awards Board of SPS [2015-2017], as the Chair of Japan Chapter of SPS [2010-2011], and serves as a member of IEEE Fellow Committee. He was a Technical Program Chair for ICASSP2012. He has contributed to 17 chapters of books and is the inventor of 217 registered patents with more pending applications in the field of signal processing in Japan and overseas. He received 17 awards such as the 2002 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2006 and the 2018 IEICE Achievement Award, and the 2013 Ichimura Industry Award. He has delivered 131 invited talks in 57 cities of 24 countries. He is Fellow of IEEE and IEICE, and a past Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE SPS [2014-2015] and for IEEE CE (Consumer Electronics Society) [2017-2018].