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KEYNOTE 1


Professor Stefanos Kollias

Founding Professor of Machine Learning, University of Lincoln, UK

Modelling for the detection of subtle – but significant – events in signals and data: A personal journey from expert systems and neural networks to deep learning”

Professor Stefanos Kollias is the Founding Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Lincoln, UK, starting from September 2016. He has previously been Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece since 1997 and Director of the Intelligent Systems, Content & Interaction Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Neural Network Society (2007-2016). He has produced world-leading research activity in the fields of machine learning, intelligent systems (with emphasis on artificial neural networks), semantic multimedia analysis, semantic metadata interoperability and affective computing. He has published 108 papers in international journals and 300 papers in proceedings of international conferences. His research has been highly referenced (about 8000 citations with an h-index of 41 in Google Scholar). He has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students. He has led his group participation in more than 100 European R&D projects, in which his group funding has been more than 20 million euro.


KEYNOTE 2

Lt. Colonel (PA) Professor Dr. Hjh. Norazah Mohd Suki:

Professor of Marketing and E-Commerce, Universiti Utara Malaysia, MY

"The Role of industry 4.0 in marketing & tourism industry"

Professor Dr. Norazah Mohd Suki is a Professor of Marketing and E-Commerce at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia. Her research interests include electronic marketing, E-commerce, M-commerce, consumer behavior, mobile learning and areas related to marketing. She was the recipient of several international awards such as IGI Global Winners of the Seventh Annual Awards Excellence in Research Journal, Highly Commended Paper in the 2015 and the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Best Paper Awards, and Best Presenter Awards. She has mentored several post-graduate students, published more than 300 papers in referred journals, book chapters, books, and conference papers. She is also involved in several research projects. She is also the editor of a SCOPUS indexed book. She has sound experiences as a speaker to public and private universities, government bodies on courses related to Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SP.SS), research methodology, etc.