Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Angela Lee Siew Hoong, Sunway University, Malaysia

Professor Ts Dr Angela Lee Siew Hoong is the Head of Department Computing and Information Systems at the School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Malaysia. She plans, builds, and launches data science and computing programs in the university. Her teaching and research interests cover healthcare analytics, social media analytics, predictive analytics, technology adoption and education technology. She has published extensively in top international conferences and journals. She also serves as editorial and reviewer for several international journal and conferences. She founded Sunway Analytics Society at Sunway University and SAS User group Malaysia. She is an Alibaba GET Global E-Commerce certified trainer. In her recent achievement, she won the Distinguish SAS Educator Award 2021 Asia Pacific at the SAS Global Forum.



Prof. Chao Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China

Dr. Chao Wang is a professor in the College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. He received a Ph.D. from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in 2015 with joint training at Purdue University in 2013 and 2014. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics of Boston University from 2017 to 2019. His research interests include complexity economics, sustainable supply chains, and complex networks. He has published over 70 papers in various journals, such as Omega, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Cities, Ecological Economics, Transportation Research Part A/D, and Applied Energy.

Title: Topological Structure and COVID-19 Related Risk Propagation in TFT-LCD Supply Networks

Abstract: Thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) have gained popularity over the years due to their widespread use in the production of televisions, laptops, and iPads. TFT-LCD firms’ activities that build relationships with suppliers and customers contribute to the emergence of supply networks. A firm’s ability to identify risks, however, is complicated, as TFT-LCD supply networks are becoming increasingly global, complex, and interconnected. The extant research on the topological structure of TFT-LCD supply networks is limited, and the risks identified rely on untested assumptions about the topological structure of such networks. To fill these gaps, this study examines the topological structure and COVID-19 related risk propagation in TFT-LCD supply networks from a dynamic perspective. First, the evolution of the topological structure of TFT-LCD supply networks from 2015 to 2020 is explored by constructing a weighted and undirected supply network. Second, the hidden risky sources in TFT-LCD supply networks are revealed by the proposed risk propagation model. The results show that TFT-LCD supply networks are characterized by a “hub and spoke” feature and an explicit shift from geographical to global cooperation. Additionally, a “robust-yet-fragile” configuration in these supply networks is uncovered, and the hidden risky sources in the main TFT-LCD manufacturers and suppliers and in interfirm cooperations are revealed. These findings will help managers reduce the vulnerability of TFT-LCD supply networks to disruptions and construct more robust and resilient networks.

Assoc. Prof. Yong Liu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China

Dr. Yong Liu is an Associate Professor in School of Network Education at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). She obtained her Bachelor and PhD degrees on Communication and Information System from BUPT. Her research focuses on the combination of information technology and education, involving educational statistics, educational measurement, and the application of artificial intelligence in education. She has published more than 20 research paper, applied for six patents, and participated in the drafting of 1 international standard and 2 national standards about educational technology. She has presided over or participated in more than 10 national, provincial and other level projects.

Title: Exploring Factors Affecting Online Learners’Intention to Continue Learning in E-learning: a Meta-Analysis

Abstract: The research on the influencing factors of continuance learning intention has been a hot topic in recent years due to the low completion rates in e-learning. In this study, a metaanalysis method is exploited to analyze the following questions: What are the main factors that affect online learners' continuance learning intention? What are the influential degrees of these factors? What are the different effects of these factors on learners in China Mainland and the outside? The results show that the main 21 factors are extracted and they all have a positive impact on online learners' intention to continue learning, 13 of them have a large degree of positive impact, and the other eight have a moderate positive impact. Among these influencing factors, the factor of “Attainment value” (effect size r = 0.752) has the largest impact on the e-learners’ continuance learning intention, while the factor of "Intrinsic motivation" has a significant difference in the influence between China Mainland and the outside. Finally, some implications are provided to improve the e-learners’ continuance learning intention.


Assoc. Prof. Wenmin Wu, Harbin University of Commerce, China

Wu Wenmin is Associate Professor of Harbin University of Commerce, China. Her main research directions are: mass entrepreneurship and innovation education, creative competition guidance, translation theory and practice, education and teaching methods and reform, especially interested in online teaching and teaching resources construction. She won the second and third prizes of the national multimedia courseware competition and the excellence award of micro courses from 2011 to 2015. In 2017, She was approved of the first batch of MOOC construction projects of Harbin Commercial University. The MOOC “Eiquette throughout the world” was awarded the 2019 Heilongjiang Provincial high-quality online course cultivation course and the school-level high-quality online course of Harbin Commercial University; In 2018, She was approved of the MOOC project of Harbin Commercial University, and the MOOC “Advanced English speaking, writing and translation” was awarded the first-class online course at the school level; The lecturer “College English” was awarded the ideological and political demonstration course of the school level course; The lecture “entrepreneurship foundation” was awarded the second batch of Ideological and political Demonstration Courses in Heilongjiang Province; Presided over 6 education and teaching reform projects and participated in more than 10 provincial and ministerial projects; Editor in chief of 1 textbook, editor in chief of 1 cloud textbook, deputy editor in chief of 3, and participated in the compilation of 2; More than 20 papers have been published, including 2 EI searches and 3 ISTP searches;Won the first and second prizes of national and provincial teaching competitions for many times; Guide students to win national special prize, first prize and second prize in English competition for many times; Guide students to achieve excellent performance in “Internet + " and “Challenge Cup’’ competitions; the "Challenge Cup" excellent instructor and the double education and training lecturer.