Biosketch: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
850 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=153, g-index=332, and 123,400+ citations). Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for six consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier. He has been recognised as the "Best of the World" twice for research fields (in Computing Systems in 2019 and Software Systems in 2021) as well as "Lifetime Achiever" and "Superstar of Research" in "Engineering and Computer Science" discipline twice (2019 and 2021) by the Australian Research Review. Recently, he received "Research Innovation Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing and "Research Impact Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing.
Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
Title of Speech: Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing
Biosketch: Yang Xiao is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. He had directed 20 doctoral dissertations and supervised 19 M.S. theses/projects. He has published over 300 Science Citation Index (SCI)-indexed journal papers (including over 60 IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS) and 300 Engineering Index (EI)-indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. His current research interests include cyber–physical systems, the Internet of Things, security, wireless networks, smart grid, and telemedicine. Prof. Xiao was a Voting Member of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standardization work. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow and an AAIA Fellow. He has served as a Guest Editor over 30 times for different international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING in 2021, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING in 2021, IEEE Network in 2007, IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS in 2006 and 2021, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine in 2021, and Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) (ACM/Springer) in 2008. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber-Physical Systems journal, International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), and International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN). He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member or an Associate Editor for 20 international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS since 2020, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS from 2014 to 2015, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2007 to 2009, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS from 2007 to 2014.
Biosketch: Prof. Juntao Gao is the Research Associate Professor, Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology (BNRist), Tsinghua University. He received Ph.D degree from Heidelberg University, Germany in 2005 (supervisor: Prof. Roland Eils) and received postdoctoral training in Stowers Institute for Medical Research in USA (supervisor: Prof. Rong Li). He has been working in Tsinghua University since 201, being engaged in research on developing imaging and bioinformatic methods to study 3D genome and gene regulation. He has published more than 50 papers in PNAS, Nature Communications, Nucleic Acid Research, Light: Science & Applications (LSA), IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Redox Biology, ACS Photonics, and other journals. Some work has been reported by Nature Methods as ‘Research Highlights’.
Biosketch: Simon Fong graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a 1st Class Honour BEng. Computer Systems degree and a PhD. Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is a co-founder of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and technical posts, such as systems engineer, IT consultant and e-commerce director in Australia and Asia. Dr. Fong has published over 500 international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers, mostly in the areas of data mining, data stream mining, e-health, meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, and their applications. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications of Elsevier, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, and various special issues of SCIE-indexed journals. Simon is also an active researcher with leading positions such as Vice-chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Task Force on "Business Intelligence & Knowledge Management", and Vice-director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI).