Keynote Speakers

Prof. Shyi-Ming Chen

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, IFSA Fellow, AAIA Fellow

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Shyi-Ming Chen is a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in June 1991. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow, an IFSA Fellow, an AAIA Fellow, an IETI Distinguished Fellow, and a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering. He was the Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Jinwen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan. He was the Vice President of the National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan. He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI). He was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics (TACE). He has published more than 600 papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research interests include Fuzzy Systems, Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Decision Making, Computational Intelligence, Knowledge-Based Systems, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Big Data Analysis, Genetic Algorithms, and Particle Swam Optimization Techniques. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Granular Computing, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, an Associate Editor of IEEE Access, an Associate Editor of Information Sciences, an Associate Editor of Knowledge-Based Systems, an Associate Editor of Applied Intelligence, an Editorial Board Member of Information Fusion, an Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, an Associate Editor of International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, an Associate Editor of International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, an Associate Editor of Journal of Information Science and Engineering, an Associate Editor of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, an Associate Editor of Knowledge and Information Systems, an Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems, an Editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and an Editor of Engineering applications of Artificial Intelligence.


Prof. Loi Lei Lai

IEEE Life Fellow, IET Fellow

DRPT International Incorporated, Australia

Professor Loi Lei Lai received his B.Sc. (First Class Hons.) and Ph.D. from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK in 1980 and 1984 respectively. His D.Sc. is from City, University of London, London, UK, in 2005. All degrees are in electrical and electronic engineering. Professor Lai is currently Chairman of DRPT International Incorporated, Australia. He was a Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Professor & Chair of Electrical Engineering with City, University of London, UK and a University Distinguished Professor with Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. Professor Lai received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, a special award from City, University of London in 2005 and is its honorary graduate, the IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 and 2009, the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS) Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 and 2014, the Most Active Technical Committee Award in 2016, and his research team has received a Best Paper Award in the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference in October 2020. Professor Lai is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter; a member of the IEEE Smart Cities Board of Governor; Member-at-large, IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Committee on Standards & Chair of the Seed Funding ad hoc Committee, the Chair of IEEE/SMCS Standards Committee, an IEEE/SMCS distinguished lecturer, a member of the IEEE/SMCS Fellow Evaluation Committee and a member of the IEEE PES Lifetime Achievement Award Evaluation Committee. He was a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee; the Director of Research and Development Center, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China; a Vice President for Membership and Student Activities of IEEE/SMCS; and a Fellow Committee Evaluator and Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. His current research and development interests are in smart cities, smart grid, clean energy and computational intelligence. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and IET Fellow.


Prof. Hideyuki TAKAGI

Vice-President of the IEEE SMCS (2006–2007 and 2008–2009)

Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University, Japan

Prof. Hideyuki Takagi received the degrees of Bachelor and Master from Kyushu Institute of Design in 1979 and 1981, and the degree of Doctor of Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology in 1991. He worked for Panasonic Central Research Laboratories in 1981 - 1995 and Kyushu Institute of Design and Kyushu University in 1995 - 2022. He retired Kyushu University in March, 2022, but worked for Kyushu University as a Research Professor in April, 2022 - March, 2023. He was a visiting researcher at Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley in 1991 -1993 hosted by Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh. He is interested in computational intelligence or so-called Soft Computing, especially cooperation of these technologies and human factors. Humanized Computational Intelligence is his research keyword as well as interactive evolutionary computation in these decades. His neuro-fuzzy paper co-authored by his colleague in 1988 became the trigger of big neuro-fuzzy research booming in Japan and then in the world, and many industrial systems and consumer products designed by neuro-fuzzy technology were put on the market since then. Their basic patent covers almost all neuro-fuzzy systems. He published over 400 papers and book chapters, was an inventor of 39 patents, and received 11 awards including the Best Paper Awards from a journal and conferences and several awards from academic societies. He was listed in the October, 2023 version of the World's Top 2% Scientists list made by Stanford University. Prof. Takagi had been an active volunteer for academic societies and international conferences. Some of them for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society were a Vice-President, a Board of Governors member, a Technical Committee Chair, a SMC Japan Chapter Chair, an Associate Editor of Trans. on Cybernetics, and a Lecturer of Distinguish Lecturer Program, and General Chair of several international conferences.