Keynote Speakers

Title of the talk: Heterogeneous Transfer Metric Learning

Abstract: Distance metric learning plays a crucial role in diverse machine learning algorithms and applications. When the labeled information in a target domain is limited, transfer metric learning (TML) helps to learn the metric by leveraging the sufficient information from other related domains. Current TML tools usually assume that the same feature representation is exploited for different domains. However, in real-world applications, data may be drawn from heterogeneous domains. To tackle this issue, we first develop a TML approach that can handle arbitrary number of heterogeneous domains, where the high-order correlations between all domains are exploited. To exploit the nonlinear structure of data distribution, we further design a general framework that performs heterogeneous TML via knowledge fragments transfer.

Short Bio: Yong Luo received the B.E. degree in Computer Science from the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2009, and the D.Sc. degree in the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2014. He is currently a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are primarily on machine learning and data mining with applications to visual information understanding and analysis. He has authored several scientific articles at top venues including IEEE T-PAMI, IEEE T-NNLS, IEEE T-IP, IEEE T-KDE, IEEE T-MM, IJCAI and AAAI. He received the IEEE Globecom 2016 Best Paper Award, and was nominated as the IJCAI 2017 Distinguished Best Paper Award.


Title of the talk: Multi-source data classification via fully convolutional networks and post-classification processing

Abstract: TBD

Short Bio: Dr. Bo Du is currently a professor with the Schoolof Computer and State Key Laboratoryof Software Engineering Wuhan University, as the leader of the imageprocessing lab, which has 15 students and staff members. He is also a “Luojia Talented Young Scholar” Professor appointed by the Wuhan University, China,which is the most prestigious chair professor title for young staff in the university. He is a senior member of IEEE. He has more than 70 research papers and 12 patents, including over 20 top Journal papers. His google citation is 1200, with H-index 18. Four of his journal papers are Essential ScienceIndicators (ESI) high citation papers. His research interests include remotesensing data processing, image processing and medical image analysis. He is very active in organization and participation of academic events, both nationaland international ones. He regularly serves as a session chair or PC member ofthe IEEE WHISPERS Conferences on hyperspectral images, Conference on Intelligentand Evolutionary Systems, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia &Expo and many other conferences – part of them are sponsored by the IEEE. He servesas reviewer for many IEEE journals and other SCI-indexed international journals,including IEEE TIP, IEEE TSP, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TGRS, Neurocomputing and so on.