Invited Speaker

Name: Prof. Huiyu Zhou

Title: Artificial intelligence and its application in remote sensing.

Presenter: Prof. Huiyu Zhou, School of Informatics, University of Leicester, UK.


Abstract of the talk: In this talk, I will first introduce what remote sensing images are about. Then, I describe the characteristics and classification of remote sensing images in different applications. Afterwards, I give an overview of the current challenges in remote sensing, before introducing some of our recent works. Finally, I predict the future work in remote sensing in addition to the summary of the talk as well as the introduction of the open data cube project.

Keywords: Remote sensing; Artificial intelligence; challenges; object detection and classification.

Bio of the presenter: Prof. Huiyu Zhou received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China, and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee of United Kingdom, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr. Zhou currently is a Professor at School of Informatics, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in the field. He was the recipient of CVIU 2012 Most Cited Paper Award, MIUA 2020 Best Paper Award, ICPRAM 2016 Best Paper Award and was nominated for ICPRAM 2017 Best Student Paper Award and MBEC 2006 Nightingale Prize. Dr. Zhou serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Associate Editor of "IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems", “IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics”, “Pattern Recognition”, “PeerJ Computer Science” and “IEEE Access”, and Area Chair of IJCAI and BMVC. He is one of the Technical Committee of “IEEE Cognitive and Development Systems”, “Information Assurance & Intelligent Multimedia-Mobile Communication in IEEE SMC Society”, “Robotics Task Force” and “Biometrics Task Force” of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has given over 100 invited talks at international conferences, industry and universities, and has served as a chair for 70 international conferences and workshops. His research work has been or is being supported by UK EPSRC, MRC, EU, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, Puffin Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Invest NI and industry.

Name: Hironori Washizaki

Presenter: Prof. Hironori Washizaki,Reliable Software Engineering, Washizaki Laboratory

Presenter: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University


Bio of the presenter: Prof. Dr. Hironori Washizaki is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the Research Promotion Division at Waseda University in Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics. He also works in industry as Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion. Since 2017, he has been the lead on a large-scale grant at MEXT called enPiT-Pro SmartSE, which encompasses IoT, AI, software engineering and business.

Research and Contribution:Hironori’s research interests include systems and software engineering. He received his Ph.D. in information and computer science from Waseda engineering. He received his Ph.D. in information and computer science from Waseda University in 2003. He has published more than 120 research papers in refereed international journals and conferences, including TETC, EMSE, SCICO, ICSE and ASE. He has led many academia-industry joint research and large-funded projects in software design, traceability and quality assurance. Since 2015, he has been the Convener of ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 to standardize bodies of knowledge and professional certi.