Professor Pan Hui received his PhD from the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge, and both his Bachelor and MPhil degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He is the Nokia Chair Professor in Data Science and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. He is also the director of the HKUST-DT System and Media Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an adjunct Professor of social computing and networking at Aalto University. His research team is highly multicultural and international with researchers from over 12 countries. He believes diversity brews creativity and novelty. He was a senior research scientist and then a Distinguished Scientist for Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-labs) Germany from 2008 to 2015. His industrial profile also includes his research at Intel Research Cambridge and Thomson Research Paris from 2004 to 2006. His research has been generously sponsored by Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft Research, and China Mobile. He has published more than 250 research papers and with over 16,000 citations. He has 30 granted and filed European and US patents in the areas of augmented reality, mobile computing, and data science.
Professor Pan Hui has founded and chaired several IEEE/ACM conferences/workshops, and has served as track chair, senior program committee member, organising committee member, and program committee member of numerous top conferences including ACM WWW, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM Mobisys, ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNext, IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICNP, IEEE ICDCS, IJCAI, AAAI, and ICWSM. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (since 2014) and the Springer journal of Computational Social Networks. He has also served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2014 - 2018) and guest editor for various journals including IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Secure and Dependable Computing, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe).
Dr. Xiang Su is an Academy of Finland postdoc fellow and a senior postdoctoral researcher in computer science in the University of Helsinki. Dr. Su received a PhD in technology from the University of Oulu. He has been served as a PI, co-PI, scientist and a deliverable leader in several research projects funded by Academy of Finland, Business Finland, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, EU programs, and National Natural Science Foundation of China. Dr. Su has a solid international career, with working in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Technical University of Munich, and Aalto University as a visiting scholar. He has extensive expertise on Internet of Things, edge computing, mobile augmented reality, knowledge representations, and context modeling and reasoning. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles.
Abhishek Kumar received his M.S. degree in Knowledge Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in August 2016 and B.S. degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology Patna, India in May 2014. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. He was a research assistant at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from Jan 2017 to Jan 2018. He has received fellowships from the South Korean Government, Handong Global University, and KAIST. His current research interests include privacy and security in mobile computing and IoT, and privacy preserving data analytics.
Dianlei Xu received the B.S. degree from Anhui University, Hefei, China and is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Department of Computer Science, Unibersity of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and Beijing National Research Center for Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests include opportunistic networks, edge/fog computing, IoT data mining and machine learning.
Tristan Braud received his Master of Engineering from both Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France and Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, and his PhD degree from Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, within the System and Media Laboratory (SyMLab). His major research interests are in the area of systems and networks, and include the analysis of large datasets, mobile computing, Augmented Reality, Human-Computer Interactions, and future Internet applications.W ith his research, Dr. Braud aims at bridging the gap between designing novel systems, and the human factor inherent to every new technology.
Lik-Hang Lee (Paul) is currently a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Oulu, Finland. Paul received his BEng. degree in Logistics engineering and supply chain management and MPhil. (Industrial engineering) from The University of Hong Kong. He then worked in a Multinational corporation for two years. Afterwards, he pursues his PhD degree in Computer science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests lie in the area of wearable computing and human-computer interaction. He has collaborated actively with researchers in Europe and China, particularly focusing on the interaction techniques and interface optimization on smartwatches and smartglasses. Besides research, he serves the Hong Kong start-up community. He is a founder of an EdTech start-up and since late 2017 his company has earned more than 18 awards, e.g. Hong Kong Awards for Industry (Creativity and Innovation). He is recently appointed by Hong Kong Cyberport as Cyberport Mentor (2019 - 2022).