Biosketch: Hai-Ning Liang is a Professor with the Department of Computing at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China, where he is serving as the Head of the Department. He is the deputy director of the Virtual Engineering Center at XJTLU. He completed his PhD in computer science from Western University, Canada. His main research interests fall in the broad area of human-computer interaction, focusing on virtual/augmented reality, visualization, and gaming technologies. He has published widely in top-rated journals and conferences in these areas, such as ACM ToG, ACM ToCHI, ACM IMWUT, IEEE TVCG, ACM UIST, ACM CHI, IEEE VR, and IEEE ISMAR.
Biosketch: Francesco Piccialli is currently Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Applications “R. Caccioppoli” (DMA) of the University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy. In 2018 he took the Italian Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professorship. He received a Laurea Degree (BSc+MSc) in Computer Science and a PhD in Computational and Computer sciences from the Unviersity of Naples Federico II, Italy in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He is also research fellow at CINI (National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics) from 2013. He is the founder and Scientific director of the M.O.D.A.L. research group that is engaged in cutting-edge on novel methodologies, applications and services in Data Science and Machine Learning fields and their emerging application domains. He has been involved in research and development projects in the research areas of Data Science and Machine Learning. He gained funding, as Project leader and P.I., for about 5M Euro from competitive research national and international call-for-projects. He is author of many papers (130+) in international conferences and top-level journals (IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Nature, etc.). Currently he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, IEEE IoT journal , IEEE Access, FGCS (Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier), Information Fusion (Elsevier), CAEE (Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier), PAUC (Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer), NCAA (Neural Computing and Applications, Springer), Journal of Internet Technology.