Tutorial Speakers

Hoong Chuin LAU

Living Analytics Research Centre
Singapore Management University
Hoong Chuin LAU Hoong Chuin LAU is Professor of Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Living Analytics Research Centre at the Singapore Management University. Prior to joining SMU, he was a research scientist at the Institute of Inforcomm Research in Singapore (1997-1999), and assistant professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2000-2005). His research in the interface of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research has been widely applied to decision support and optimization, and has contributed to advances of algorithms and applications to a variety of complex resource planning and scheduling problems in logistics, transportation, tourism and health-care. At SMU, he was awarded the Lee Kwan Yew Research Fellowship for research excellence in 2008. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He has been involved in consulting projects in logistics and transportation, for companies such as DHL, Bax Global, PSA, EADS, ST Dynamics, and various government agencies. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, and currently serves on the CILT (Singapore) board of directors. For his work with the Singapore Ministry of Defense, he won the National Innovation and Quality Convention Star Award in 2006, and was nominated for the prestigious Defense Technology Prize (individual category) in 2007. A recipient of two Singapore government scholarships, Hoong Chuin obtained his Doctorate of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1996, and BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).

Shigeki YAMADA

National Institute of Informatics
Trustee, Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
Shigeki YAMADA His currrent research interests include clean slate network architectures like Delay- and Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs), mobile computing networks, mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks, privacy and security technologies for ubiquitous environments. Many attractive research topics are included in these research areas. He is actively educating students from all over the world in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, and closely collaborating with various research organizations and universities worldwide. For more information, please contact shigeki@nii.ac.jp.



Philip MOORE

Ubiquitous Awareness and Intelligent Solutions Lab (UAIS)
Birmingham City University
Philip Moore obtained a First Class Honors degree (B.Sc. Hons) in computing with artificial intelligence and a Masters Degree (M.Sc) in computing (Internet applications) Following the Masters Degree he has been awarded Doctor of Engineering degree (Ph.D.) by the Graduate School of Engineering at Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan. His work addresses personalisation with targeted resource delivery in intelligent context-aware systems incorporating decision support in a diverse range of domains including e-Healthcare (health monitoring systems and mental conditions including depression and dementia) and e-Learning. Current research interests include ontology-based context modeling to enable effective in-memory and persistent storage of contextual data including data structures using structured and unstructured data with semantic data representation including semantic representation using cognitive factors and the integration of emotional response and engagement. His work has been presented in 42 international conferences and has been published in 40 conference proceedings, 17 journal papers, and 6 books. He has served as a member of program committees for international conferences and acts as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. He is on the editorial board of international journals, has acted as a workshop Chair, Track Chair, and Program Chair for International Conferences.