Prof. Robert Minasian, The University of Sydney, Australia
IEEE Life Fellow, OSA Fellow, Fellow of The Royal Society of NSW

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 394 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 80 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. Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
Fellow of the IEEE, an Elected Member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Dr. Ling Guan is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Multimedia and Computer Technology. He held visiting positions at Princeton University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, British Telecom, and Microsoft Research Asia. Dr. Guan has published extensively in machine learning, multimedia processing, human-centered computing, and adaptive image and video processing. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, an Elected Member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE Circuits and System Society Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Guan’s work has been honored by numerous awards, including the 2014 IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Medal for Technical Achievement in Computer Science and Engineering and the 2005 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award. Dr. Guan received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of British Columbia.