Prof. Xudong Jiang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Xudong Jiang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and received the Ph.D. degree from Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany. From 1986 to 1993, he worked as Lecturer at UESTC where he received two Science and Technology Awards from the Ministry for Electronic Industry of China. He was a recipient of the German Konrad-Adenauer Foundation young scientist scholarship. From 1993 to 1997, he was with Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany as scientific assistant. From 1998 to 2004, He worked with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*Star, Singapore, as Senior Research Fellow, Lead Scientist and appointed as the Head of Biometrics Laboratory where he developed an software that achieved the fastest and the second most accurate fingerprint verification in the International Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC2000). He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a faculty member in 2003 and served as the Director of the Centre for Information Security from 2005 to 2011. Currently, Dr Jiang is a tenured Association Professor in Nanyang Technological University. Dr Jiang has published over 120 research papers, including 20 papers in top IEEE journals: TPAMI, TIP, TSP and SPM, which are well-cited on Web of Science. He is also an inventor of 7 patents (3 US patents).
Prof. Richard Cai Colorado Technical University, USA
Dr. Richard Cai is CTU’s University Program Director for College of Computer Science & Technology. In this role, Dr. Cai supervises curriculum design, development and revision for all the degree programs offered in the college. He also plays a key role in the program assessment and accreditation. Prior to joining CTU in 2015 Dr. Cai served as full professor for the School of Information Technology at American InterContinental University, where he also acted as a Program Chair and Dean. As Dean for the School of Information Technology he led bachelor’s and master’s-level IT degree programs while also working closely with program leaders across all departments. Before entering the higher education sphere Dr. Cai held numerous IT and engineering positions totaling over 15 years of industry experience and offered his expertise in roles as diverse as Aircraft Design Engineer, Sr. Software Engineer, and IT Consultant and Manager. Dr. Cai’s teaching philosophy is that learning needs to be student centered. The goal of my teaching is active learning. My role in teaching is using my expertise to help students to gain the necessary skills to take control of and become active participants in their own learning. Higher education must go beyond simply passing on information. I believe student engagement is one of the important keys to successful learning and knowledge obtained through active participation is knowledge that will stay with a learner.
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