Keynote Speakers


Distinguished Presidential Chair Prof. David Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China

David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 1998. Currently he is Distinguished Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Over past 40 years, he has been working on pattern recognition, image processing and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including medical biometrics and palmprint recognition, are famous in the world. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 500+ international journal papers and 40+ patents from USA/Japan/China. He has been continuously 8 years listed as a Global Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics during 2014-2021. He is also ranked about 47 with H-Index 126 at Top 1,000 Scientists for international Computer Science. Professor Zhang is selected as a Fellow of both RSC (Royal Society of Canada) and CAE (Canadian Academy of Engineering). He also is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, and an IEEE Life Fellow and an IAPR/AAIA Fellow.


Prof. Kohei Cho
Tokai University, Japan

Kohei Cho graduated from Department of Applied Physics at the Tokyo University of Science in 1979 and finished his master course on remote sensing at Chiba University in 1981. After working ten years at the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), he joined Tokai University. He has served several times as the Technical Commissions officers of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPSR). He has been the General Secretary of the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) since 2009. He has published more than 100 papers on remote sensing in national & international journals and proceedings. He is also co-author of 15 books on remote sensing and image processing. His scientific interest includes but not limited to sea ice monitoring using passive microwave sensors, disaster monitoring from space, and e-Learning. He was awarded the Dr. Boon Indrambarya Gold Medal of AARS in 2009, the Samuel Gamble Award of ISPRS in 2012, and ISPRS Fellow in 2022.


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