Keynote Speaker I


  • Prof. Krzysztof Cios (IEEE Fellow)
    Virginia Commonwealth University, US
    Prof. Krzysztof Cios is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Association of Artificial Intelligence, and a Life Fellow of the IEEE ("for contributions to data mining and machine learning").


Keynote Speaker II

    • Prof. Thomas Hanne
      University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
      Thomas Hanne received master's degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and a PhD in Economics. From 1999 to 2007 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) as senior scientist. Since then he is Professor for Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Head of the Competence Center Systems Engineering since 2012.
      Thomas Hanne is author of more than 230 journal articles, conference papers, and other publications and editor of several journals and special issues. His current research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristics, optimization, simulation, multicriteria decision analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, systems engineering, software development, logistics, and supply chain management.

Keynote Speaker III


  • Prof. Jerome Yen
    University of Macau, Macau
    Prof. Yen currently a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at the University of Macau (UM). He obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering and MIS from the University of Arizona. He used to hold appointments in the Department of Finance and Department of Mathematics at HKUST as adjunct professor as an honorary professor in the Dept of EEE at HKU. Prof. Yen is a well-established researcher and practitioner in the finance and banking community. He has published more than seventy journal papers in respectable journals and five books in China Financial Markets, Algo Trading and High Frequency Trading, as well as Pricing of Structured Products and Options Trading. His research has now focused on using hardware accelerators, like FPGA, GPU, and RSIC-V, to design platforms to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the financial computation.

    Prof. Yen was the Deputy Chief Risk Officer at Cathay Financial Holdings (CFH) from 2005 to 2007 and Director of the Internet Finance Division of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). He also provided advisory/consulting services to leading financial institutions, for example, Societe Generale, Hang Seng Bank, AIA, Bank of East Asia (BEA), Essences Securities in China, Great-wall Invesco, SinoPac, and China Construction Bank (CCB) in risk management, exotic options and structured products pricing, as well as building platform to support quick development of mutual funds.



Keynote Speaker IV


  • Prof. Alexandre Lobo
    University of Saint Joseph, Macau
    Associate Professor at the University of Saint Joseph (Macau SAR, China), where he also works as Head of Department, Research Coordinator, and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Neurosciences (LAN/USJ). PostDoctorate and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester - UK. Visiting Associate Professor at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies (SIAT). Has large experience in Artificial Intelligence, Bioengineering (including biosignals monitoring, such as ECG, EEG, GSR, and others, and bioimaging, such as CT-SCANs, X-Rays, fNIRS, among others), Applied Computer Science, Digital Signal Processing, and Nonlinear analysis and dynamic systems. Prof Lobo has developed, in the last five years, a multidisciplinary research program on Applied Neurosciences, integrating research groups from Brazil, Portugal, Macau, China, and the United States, with multiple Ph.D. and master projects. Having authored and edited nine books and over 80 publications in indexed journals and conferences, his Laboratory has published research results on Artificial Intelligence applied to multiple domain areas, such as Medicine, Psychology, Education, Leadership, Marketing, Finance, and Management. In addition, he also supports and leads projects in the area of open innovation in Macau, Portuguese Speaking Countries, and the Greater Bay Area.