Prof. Robert Minasian (IEEE Life Fellow)
The University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Minasian is a Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Founding Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory. His research has made key contributions to microwave photonic signal processing. He is recognized as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. Professor Minasian has contributed over 406 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 90 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at international conferences. He has served on numerous technical and steering committees of international conferences. Professor Minasian was the recipient of the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications, awarded by the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica), and a Fellow of The Royal Society of NSW.
Prof. Laurent Cohen (IEEE Fellow)
Universite Paris Dauphine, France
Laurent David Cohen was born in 1962. He was student at the Ecole Normale Superieure, rue d'Ulm in Paris, France. He received the Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from University Paris 6, France, in 1983 and 1986.
He obtained in 1990 a position of Research Scholar with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the Applied Mathematics and Image Processing group at CEREMADE, Universite Paris Dauphine, Paris, France. His research interests and teaching at university are applications of Partial Differential Equations and variational methods to Image Processing and Computer Vision, like deformable models, minimal paths, geodesic curves, surface reconstruction, Image segmentation, registration and restoration.
He authored about 300 publications in international Journals and conferences or book chapters, and 7 patents. He was 2009 laureate of Grand Prix EADS de l'Academie des Sciences He was promoted IEEE Fellow 2010 for contributions to computer vision technology for medical imaging. For many years, he has been editorial member of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Medical Image Analysis and Machine Vision and Applications. He was also member of the program committee for about 60 international conferences.
Prof. Caifeng Shan
Nanjing University, China and Shandong University of Science & Technology, China
Caifeng Shan is a full professor with Nanjing University and Shandong University of Science & Technology. He was previously a Senior Scientist and Project Leader with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He was also a part-time researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, medical image analysis, and related applications. He has authored 150 scientific papers and 80 patents. He is the recipient of the Invention Award of Royal Philips, and listed in World's Top 2% Scientists. He has served as Associate Editor for scientific journals including IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.