Prof. Dr. Hai Jin, IEEE Fellow, CCF Fellow, Changjiang Distinguished Professor
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Hai Jin received the PhD degree in computer engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1994. He is a Cheung Kung scholars chair professor of computer science and engineering with Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In 1996, he was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to visit the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. He worked with The University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000, and as a visiting scholar with the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. His research interests include computer architecture, virtualization technology, cluster computing and cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, and network security. He was awarded Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2001. He is the chief scientist of ChinaGrid, the largest grid computing project in China, and the chief scientists of National 973 Basic Research Program Project of Virtualization Technology of Computing System, and Cloud Security. He has co-authored 22 books and published more than 700 research papers. He is a fellow IEEE, CCF, and a life member of the ACM.
Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, IEEE Fellow
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He has authored over 625 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms" (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=122, g-index=280, 86,000+ citations). "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognized as a "Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" for three consecutive years since 2016, a Fellow of IEEE, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier and recently (2019) received "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from two Indian universities for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing and distributed systems.
Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established ~50 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
Prof. Dr. Chia-Feng Juang, IEEE Fellow
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Chia-Feng Juang received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Since 2001, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU), Taichung, Taiwan, where he became a Full Professor in 2007 and has been a Distinguished Professor since 2009. He served as the Chapter Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence, Taipei Chapter, in 2017-2018, during which the chapter won the Outstanding Chapter Award from IEEE Taipei Session
Dr. Juang has authored or coauthored 100 journal papers (including over 55 IEEE journal papers), nine book chapters, and over 120 conference papers. His current research interests include computational intelligence, intelligent control, computer vision, and evolutionary robots. Five of his highly-cited papers have collected 1900+ citations in Web of Science and 3000+ citations in Google Scholar.
Dr. Juang received the Outstanding Youth Award from Taiwan System Science and Engineering Society, Taiwan, in 2010; the Excellent Research Award from NCHU, Taiwan, in 2010; the Outstanding Youth Award from Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association, Taiwan, in 2014; and the Outstanding Automatic Control Engineering Award from Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS), Taiwan, in 2014. He was elevated to CACS Fellow in 2016 and IEEE Fellow in 2019. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, the Asian Journal of Control, and the Journal of Information Science and Engineering and an Area Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.