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The 2021 4th International Conference on Computing and Big Data (ICCBD 2021) will be held in Wuhan, China from November 27-29, 2021.

Keynote Speakers 主旨报告

ICCBD 2021 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Volker Markl, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany

ACM Fellow

Volker Markl is a Full Professor and Chair of the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). At the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), he is Chief Scientist and Head of the Intelligent Analytics for Massive Data Research Group. In addition, he is Director of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), a merger of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) and the Berlin Center for Machine Learning (BZML). BIFOLD is one of Germany's national Competence Centers for Artificial Intelligence and will further bolster ongoing collaborative research in scalable data management and Machine Learning. Dr. Markl is a database systems researcher conducting research at the intersection of distributed systems, scalable data processing, text mining, computer networks, machine learning, and applications in healthcare, logistics, Industry 4.0, and information marketplaces. Earlier in his career, he was a Research Staff Member and Project Leader at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, USA and a Research Group Leader at FORWISS, the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems located in Munich, Germany. Volker Markl is a computer science graduate from Technische Universität München, where he earned his Diploma in 1995 with a thesis on exception handling in programming languages. He earned his PhD in 1999 the area of multidimensional indexing under the supervision of Rudolf Bayer.
Volker Markl has published numerous scholarly papers on indexing, query optimization, lightweight information integration, and scalable data processing at prestigious venues. He holds 18 patents, has transferred technology into several commercial products, and has been involved in two successful startup exits. He has been both the Speaker and Principal Investigator for the Stratosphere Project, which resulted in a Humboldt Innovation Award as well as Apache Flink, the open-source big data analytics system. He currently serves as the President of the VLDB Endowment and was elected as one of Germany's leading Digital Minds (Digitale Köpfe) by the German Informatics (GI) Society. Volker also is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Software AG. Most recently, Volker and his team earned the ACM SIGMOD 2020 Best Paper Award, for their work on „ Pump Up the Volume: Processing Large Data on GPUs with Fast Interconnects “. In addition, Volker has been named as an ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest and oldest international association of computer scientists.


Prof. Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia

IEEE Fellow, ACS Fellow, AAIA Fellow

Willy Susilo is an Australian cybersecurity scientist and cryptographer. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences University of Wollongong, Australia. Willy Susilo is an IEEE Fellow. He is the director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong. Willy is an innovative educator and researcher. Currently, he is the Head of School of Computing and Information Technology at UOW (2015 - now). Prior to this role, he was awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in 2009. He was the former Head of School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (2009 - 2010) and the Deputy Director of ICT Research Institute at UOW (2006 - 2008).
He is currently serving as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) and has served an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Computer Standards and Interface and the Information journals. His research interest is cybersecurity and cryptography.
Willy obtained his PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2001. He has published more than 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings in cryptography and network security. He has served as the program committee member of several international conferences. In 2016, he was awarded the "Researcher of the Year" at UOW, due to his research excellence and contributions.


Prof. Liu Chi, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

IET, Fellow of British Computer Society and Chinese Institute of Electronics Fellow

Chi Liu is a professor, PhD supervisor and the Vice Dean of School of Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of National Excellent Young Scientist Fund, Fellow of IET, Fellow of British Computer Society, and Fellow of Chinese Institute of Electronics. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University and Imperial College of Science and Technology, respectively. He was a research director at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and IBM Research China, and a postdoctoral researcher at the German Research Institute for Telecommunications (Berlin). His research interests include Big Data and IoT technologies. He has led more than 20 national research projects such as National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Youth Program, National Key Research and Development Program, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and Ministry of Education. He has published more than 30 CCF-A papers, 3 ESI highly cited papers, 21 domestic and foreign invention patents, 9 books, indexed by Google Scholar more than 4600 times, and 31 H index. He is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the 14th Five-Year Plan of National Information Industry, a member of the Technical Committee of the 4th National Information Standards Committee, an executive member of the CCF Youth Committee, a member of the CCF, a distinguished member of CCF, a director of Chinese Institute of Electronics, and an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.


Prof. Wang Xin, Tianjin University, China

Xin Wang is a full professor and vice-dean at School of Artificial Intelligence, College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree from Nankai University in 2009. He worked as a visiting scholar at The University of Western Australia and Griffith University, Australia. He is a senior member of China Computer Federation (CCF), secretary-general of CCF Technical Committee on Information Systems, and a member of CCF Technical Committee on Databases. His research interests include knowledge graphs, graph databases, and big data distributed processing. He has been the main investigator of three research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He has published more than 100 research papers in various international conferences and journals, including IEEE TPDS, IEEE TKDE, ICDE, WWW, IJCAI, CIKM, AAAI, ISWC, KBS, World Wide Web Journal, etc. He served as a program committee chair of APWeb-WAIM 2020, a program committee chair of JIST 2019, a publicity co-chair of DASFAA 2018, a workshop co-chair of JIST 2016, and program committee members of AAAI 2021, WWW 2021~2019, KDD 2021~2019, ISWC 2020~2018, DASFAA 2021~2017, etc.


Prof. Yongsheng Ma, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Yongsheng Ma joined the faculty of engineering, University of Alberta in 2007, and has been a full professor since 2013. Dr. Ma is a member of ASEE, SME, SPE and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer. He teaches Capstone Design Projects, Engineering Informatics, Engineering Economics and Manufacturing Processes. His main research areas include e-Manufacturing, feature-based design and manufacturing modeling, CADCAM, ERP process modeling and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was a faculty with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ma publishes actively in top international journals and conferences, especially in the field of Semantic Modeling for Product and Process Engineering. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). Since 2012, he has served as an editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Due to his fruitful collaboration with a Canadian manufacturer, in 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation. Dr. Ma started his career as a polytechnic lecturer in Singapore (1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager (1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Dr. Ma also served in department selection committee (2012), faculty nominating (2009-2011) and evaluation committees (2011). Dr. Ma had been a member of General Faculty Council (GFC) and a university senator from July, 2013 to July, 2016.