Plenary Speakers for ICCIS 2021
Prof. Anhui Liang, Shandong University of Science and Technology, China
Speech Title: Biological Optical Fibers and Couplers, Chinese Meridian, Biological Lasers and Amplifiers, and Bionic Optical Fiber Communication
Abstract: We first proposed there are single mode biological optical fibers in animal bodies, e.g. the foveal cones on human retinas. We first discovered there are optical fiber couplers on vertebrate retinas. In 1992, we first proposed the Chinese meridians are optical fibers, and the chinese meridians are consisted of collagen fibers (tendon), nerves (short and long), capillary, lymphatic etc in different sections. We first proposed the Chinese Meridians are optical fiber communication and sensor systems, and heat transport systems. We first demonstrate that visible light can transmit about 5 cm over the tendon of Acipenser sisensis, and we first proposed the tendon are consisted of biological optical fibers. We first proposed live chromosomes are optical fibers and fiber lasers, and a pair of natural sister chromatids form an optical fiber coupler. We first propose an interphase nucleus as a gain medium and the rough endoplasmic reticulum, which act as the laser cavity with a Bragg grating structure, form a microsphere laser. We first propose the chromosomes inside a metaphase nucleus form an optical fiber system with fiber lasers, modulators, fiber couplers, optical fiber amplifiers, phase shifter and saturable absorbers etc. We shall discuss how to mimic the retinas and chinese meridian systems to design optical fiber components, modules and systems.
Biography: Professor Anhui Liang is the second level professor, Shandong University of Science & Technology, China. He is a national high level talent. He held several positions, e.g. Chief Scientist, FiberHome Technologies; Chief Scientist, WTD; Deputy Director of University Academic Committee, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd. in USA etc. He has published more than 100 papers and patents. He has made significant contributions in the fields of optical fiber communications, vision, biological optical AI, quantum mechanics and Chinese meridian, chromosome optical fibers and biological fibers. He is China Overseas Chinese Contribution Award recipient (2014); Yearly Person of “Scientific Chinese”(2015). He has made significant contributions in 7 questions which were among 125 questions: exploration and discovery listed by Science journal. His contributions have been well reported in famous national media. His research topics have been interested in by wide audiences, and there are over 247 thousands of audiences in his two scientific lectures in last years.
Prof. A. C. M. Fong, Western Michigan University, USA
Speech Title: Advances in AI for Commonsense Reasoning
Abstract: From autonomous vehicles and drones to smart consumer devices and security surveillance, artificial intelligence (AI) has made news headlines time and again in recent years. Driven largely by algorithmic improvements in statistical machine learning (ML), advances in computational hardware, and availability of big data, it seems almost nothing is impossible with AI. The talk begins with an investigative look at the development of AI throughout its history and examines the latest thrusts and what these might lead us. It then zooms into a branch of AI that concerns natural language processing and commonsense reasoning. Specifically, the talk then takes the audience through our research team’s recent participation experience in a semantic evaluation competition focused on commonsense validation and explanation (ComVE). Our results in two of the three subtasks put us among the leading teams in the competition. We furthermore initiated new potential research avenues for the third task.
Biography: A.C.M. Fong was appointed professor of computer science at Auckland University of Technology in 2008. Since 2013, he has been with University of California Irvine, University of Glasgow, and now Western Michigan University. His research interests revolve around data-driven knowledge discovery and aspects of artificial intelligence, such as machine learning for classification and ontological knowledge representation and reasoning. His scientific contributions include two books, thirteen book sections, two international patents, and circa 190 papers in reputable journals and conference proceedings. Leading journals that carry his work include IEEE T-KDE, IEEE T-ITBiomed, IEEE T-MM, IEEE T-Evolutionary Computing, IEEE T-Affective Computing, IEEE T-II, and several other IEEE Transactions titles. He has served on several journal editorial boards and numerous conference committees. Dr. Fong holds four degrees in EE and CS. He is a registered Chartered Engineer and European Engineer.