Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alex Kot
IEEE Fellow & IES Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Alex Kot (IEEE Fellow) has been with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) for eight years. He was the Vice Dean Research and Associate Chair (Research) for the School of EEE for three years, overseeing the research activities for the School with over 200 faculty members. He was the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the College of Engineering (COE) for eight years. He is currently the Director of ROSE Lab [Rapid(Rich) Object SEearch Lab) and the Director of NTU-PKU Joint Research Institue . He has published extensively with over 300 technical papers in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics recognition, authentication, image forensics, machine learning and AI. He has two USA and one Singapore patents granted.
Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for a number of IEEE transactions, including IEEE TSP, IMM, TCSVT, TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TIP, SPM, SPL, JSTSP, JASP, TIFS, etc. He was a TC member for several IEEE Technical Committee in SPS and CASS. He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the General Co-Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and area/track chairs for several IEEE flagship conferences. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator and the Chapters Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Chapters worldwide. He received the Best Teacher of The Year Award at NTU, the Microsoft MSRA Award and as a co-author for several award papers. He was elected as the IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer in 2005. He was a Vice President in the Signal Processing Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is now a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IES.



Prof. Inkyu Lee
IEEE Fellow
Korea University, South Korea

Inkyu Lee received the B.S. degree (Hons.) in control and instrumentation engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 2002, he was a Member of the Technical Staff with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, where he studied high-speed wireless system designs. Since 2002, he has been with Korea University, Seoul, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering. In 2009, he was a Visiting Professor with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. He was the Department Head of the School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, from 2019 to 2021. He has authored or coauthored more than 220 journal articles in IEEE publications and holds 30 U.S. patents granted or pending. His research interests include digital communications and signal processing techniques applied for next-generation wireless systems. He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, in 2015. He was a recipient of the IT Young Engineer Award from the IEEE/IEEK Joint Award in 2006, the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in 2009, the Best Research Award from the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences in 2011, the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems in 2013, the Best Young Engineer Award from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2013, and the Korea Engineering Award from the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2017. He was a TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), in 2022. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, from 2001 to 2011, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, from 2007 to 2011. He was the Chief Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS Special Issue on ‘‘4G wireless systems’’ in 2006. He serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Communications and Networks. He is the Director of ‘‘Augmented Cognition Meta-Communication’’ ERC Research Center awarded from the National Research Foundation of Korea. He is an IEEE fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE.






Prof. Steve Furnell
University of Nottingham, UK

Steve is Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. His research interests include security management and culture, usability of security and privacy, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 370 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters, and industry reports. Steve is the UK representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, and a member of the Steering Group for the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) and the Careers and Learning Working Group within the UK Cyber Security Council.