Keynote Speakers

Prof. Minho Jo, Korea University, South Korea

Minho Jo (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.A. degree from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA, in 1994.

He is the Full Professor with the Department of Computer Convergence Software, Korea University, Sejong, South Korea, where he is the Director of the IoT & AI Lab. Prof. Jo is the Director of Brain Korea 21 “IoT Data Science” supported by the Korean government. His current research interests include IoT, blockchain, LLM/ChatGPT, artificial intelligence and optimization theory, big data, network security, cloud/edge computing, wireless energy harvesting, and autonomous vehicles. The average number of citations per publication authored by Prof. Minho Jo (from 2013 through 2022) is 41.7 and Average Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) of Prof. Minho Jo (from 2013 through 2022) is 4.42 (based on SCOPUS SciVal. Exactly FWCI = 1 means that the output performs just as expected for the global average. FWCI = 4.42 means 342% more cited than the global average.)

Prof. Jo is a recipient of the 2018 IET Best Paper Premium Award by the United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of Engineering and Technology. He was awarded with 2011 Headong Outstanding Scholar Prize. He is one of the founders of the Samsung Electronics LCD Division. He is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (SCIE/JCR and SCOPUS indexed. He was the South Korea’s Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, IEEE ACCESS, IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL, Editor of IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, and Editor of NETWORK, respectively. Prof. Minho Jo is the Chair of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (AICT 2023), and the General Co-Chair of VTC2021-Fall (2021 IEEE 94th Vehicular Technology Conference), respectively.


Prof. Lili Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Dr. Lili Yang, a professor in Department of Statistics and Data Science at Southern University of Science and Technology. She was working at Loughborough University in the UK. She has been a tenure assistant professor, associate professor and then professor in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, and a senate member of the Loughborough University. She has also served as Associate Director of the Service Management Research Center and the head of the Emergency Management Research Group. She was selected as a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2008 (BCS Fellow). Recently she joined the Southern University of Science and Technology. Professor Yang has long been engaged in the research of theories and methods of public safety emergency management to preside over and complete more than 20 important projects funded by the European Commission (European Commission FP7), the UK National Engineering and Natural Sciences Fund (EPSRC), or the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), etc. Her many scientific research results have been successfully applied into real life practices. She has published three books and more than 100 papers. She has been acting as an EPSRC Associate Peer Review Colleague for a long time and playing the role as an expert reviewer for different scientific funding bodies in the UK, China, Portugal and Luxembourg etc. At present in Southern University of Science and Technology, she is leading a project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a sub-project leader for the project of National Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology.