ICISDM2020 Keynote Speakers



Prof. Shigang Chen (IEEE Fellow)

University of Florida, USA

Biography: Dr. Shigang Chen (sgchen@cise.ufl.edu) is a professor with Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. He received his B.S. degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After graduation, he had worked with Cisco Systems for three years before joining University of Florida in 2002. His research interests include Internet of things, big data, cybersecurity, RFID technologies, intelligent cyber-transportation systems, etc. He published over 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. He received the NSF CAREER Award and several best paper awards. He holds 13 US patents, and many of them were used in software products. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and a number of other journals. He served in various chair positions or as committee members for numerous conferences. He holds the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship and the University of Florida Term Professorship. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Distringuished Scientist.

Prof. Anu Gokhale

Illinois State University, USA

Biography: Dr. Anu A. Gokhale has completed twenty-five years of university teaching and is currently a professor and coordinator of the computer systems technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). After being honored with the University Outstanding Researcher Award in 2011, she has been nominated for Distinguished Professor, decision will be reached in December 2019. She was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017; and a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China during spring 2017. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous stream for 20 years of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, dedication to mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2019 International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis, Maui, USA; 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; and 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan. She consults for businesses and has delivered multiple workshops. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. In addition to the College Service Award, and ISU International Award, she was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal..

ICISDM2020 Invited Speaker



Prof. Xiaoqing (Frank) Liu

University of Arkansas, USA

Biography: Xiaoqing (Frank) Liu is currently a professor and department head and holds the Rodger S. Kline endowed leadership chair in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, USA. His current interests include software engineering, service computing, data analytics based recommendation systems, cyber argumentation based social media, cyber manufacturing, motion tracking, and applied artificial intelligence. He served as a PI, Co-PI, or faculty participant of 29 funded research projects and published more than 150 referred papers in numerous journals and conferences, such as TWeb, TSC, JVR, SPIP, SQJ, ICSE, JSS, AAAI, ICWS, and CSCW. He received his PhD in computer science from the Texas A&M University in College Station in 1995.

Prof. Vehbi Çağrı Güngör

Abdullah Gul University, Turkey

Biography: Prof. Vehbi Çağrı Güngör received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from ODTU, Ankara, Turkey, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2007. Currently, he is a Full Professor and Chair of Computer Engineering Department, Abdullah Gul University (AGU), Kayseri, Turkey. He is also the founder of Akademi ARGE, a start-up company focusing on mobile comunications and artificial intelligence. His current research interests are in next-generation wireless networks, wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, smart grid communications, artificial intelligence, data mining, and underwater networks. Dr. Gungor has authored more than 80 papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings, and has been serving as an editor in prestigious journals, such as IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier). He is also the recipient of the TUBITAK Young Scientist Award in 2017, BAGEP Young Scientist Award in 2016, Science Heroes Young Scientist Award in 2015, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2013, the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics Best Paper Award in 2012, the European Union FP7 Marie Curie IRG Award in 2009.