Prof. Xiong Li
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Prof. Xiong Li focuses on researching in System Analysis and Simulation, Agent-based Modeling, Complex Systems Engineering, and Logistics Data Analytics. He has published a book entitled “Agent-based Warfare Modeling” by National Defense Industry Press in 2013, and more than 100 papers in scientific journals, of which 60 have been indexed by SCI and EI. Besides, his PhD thesis entitled “Study on Warfare System Modeling Based on Meta-agents Interaction Chain” was nominated as one of the 30 Chinese PLA most excellent doctor theses in 2010 and the 100 national most excellent doctor theses in 2011, respectively. He is a reviewer of many SCI journals, such as International Journal of Production Research, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, and Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics.
Speech Title: Military Industrial Logistics Data Analytics
Prof. Roberto Montemanni
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Roberto Montemanni is full professor of operations research at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He also acts as an external research advisor at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Lugano, Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK. He has been administrating grants and leading basic and applied research projects both at national (Italy and Switzerland) and international levels. His main research interests are in the fields of mathematical modeling, algorithms and machine learning, with applications mainly in transportations, logistics and industrial engineering.
Assoc. Prof. Yunbo Rao
University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Yunbo Rao received his B.S. degree and M.E. degree from Sichuan Normal University and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu in 2012, both in School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE). His Ph.D advisor is Prof. LeiTing Chen. He has been as a visiting scholar of Electrical Engineering of the University of Washington from Oct 2009 to Oct 2011, Seattle, USA. And his supervisor is Prof. Mingting Sun. His research interests include video enhancement, computer vision, three-dimensional reconstruction, Virtual Reality, Augmented reality, and crowd animation. He also worked as research interns at Neusoft Inc. during 2004-2008. Since May 2012, he joined School of Information and Software Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Currently, he is an associate professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC).He is a supervisor of Ph.D student in Dec. 2017.
Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Katsaros
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
PANAGIOTIS KATSAROS is Associate Professor at the School of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He holds a Bachelor in Mathematics from AUTh, a Master of Science on Software Engineering from Aston University in Birmingham and a PhD in Computer Science from AUTh. Prof. Katsaros has published over 100 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings on Software Engineering. His specific interests refer to the formal verification of software/systems, the model-based design, the analysis of dependability and security and the simulation-based performance analysis and optimisation. Prof. Katsaros is coordinator (or participates in) national and European R&D projects focusing on engineering of software for Internet of Things systems, space systems and more recently autonomous systems. Regular updates on Prof. Katsaros recent research achievements can be accessed online at: https://depend.csd.auth.gr.
Asst. Prof. Thomas Selig
Xi'an Jiaotong -Liverpool University, China
Dr. Thomas Selig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing, School of Advanced Technology (SAT), at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, in December 2014. He followed this with postdoctoral research positions at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK from 2015 to 2018, and at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, from 2018 to 2019, and has been working at XJTLU since December 2019. His research interests lie at the boundary between theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, with a particular emphasis on combinatorics, including enumerative and bijective combinatorics, and combinatorial algorithms. His current research project is the study of combinatorial and algorithmic aspects of sandpile models.
Speech Title: Burning Algorithms for Stochastic Sandpile Models
Abstract: The sandpile model was introduced by Bak, Tang and Wiesenfeld in the 1980's as an example of the phenomenon known as self-organised criticality, whereby systems tune themselves to a critical state without the need for setting of external parameters. It has been a rich area of research since its introduction, across the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistical Physics. One famous result is Dhar's burning algorithm for the so-called Abelian sandpile model (ASM), which checks in polynomial time whether a given configuration will recur infinitely often in the long-time running of the model. In this talk, we study the question of equivalent algorithms on stochastic variants of the ASM. While the problem in general is NP-hard, we exhibit polynomial time stochastic burning algorithms on certain graph families such as complete graphs.
Dr. Alex Norta
Dymaxion OÛ and Independent Researchers, Estonia
Alex Norta is currently a scientist entrepreneur focusing on his blockchain startup. Simultaneously, he lectures is currently affiliated to the Johannes Kepler University in Austria Linz for his habilitation seminar. He was an associate professor at the Department of Software Science of TalTech until March 1st, 2022 and earlier a researcher at the Oulu University Secure-Programming Group (OUSPG ) after having been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received his MSc degree (2001) from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria and his PhD degree (2007) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis was partly financed by the IST project CrossWork, in which he focused on developing the eSourcing concept for dynamic inter-organizational business process collaboration. His research interests include business-process collaboration, workflow management, e-business transactions, service-oriented computing, software architectures and software engineering, ontologies, mashups, social web. At the IEEE EDOC’12-conference, Alex won the best-paper award for his full research paper with the title “Inter-enterprise business transaction management in open service ecosystems”.