Keynote   Speakers

Professor Nen-fu Huang, Ph.D.   
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Nen-Fu (Fred) Huang received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan, in 1986. He is now serving as the Dean of EE/CS College of NTHU. From 1997-2000, he was the Chairman of Department of Computer Science, NTHU and since 2008, he is a Distinguished Professor of NTHU. From 2015-2016, he was the director of Computer and Communication Research Center (CCRC) of NTHU. His current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks, Smart Agriculture and agriculture blockchain, AI-based Big data Analysis for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) courses, network security, SDN/NFV networks, and network applications/flows identification technologies.
   He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the NTHU in 1993, 1998, and 2008, the Outstanding University/Industrial Collaboration Award from Ministry of Education, Taiwan in 1998, and Outstanding IT people Award from ITmonth, ROC in 2002. He received the Technology Transfer Award from National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan in 2004. He received the Technology Creative Award from Computer and Communication Research Center (CCRC), NTHU in 2005, and the Outstanding University/Idustrial Collaboration Award from the NTHU in 2010. He is the founder of Broadweb Corp., ( and from 2002 to 2006, he served as the CEO/Chairman of Broadweb, which was acquired by TrendMicro, an international security company, in 2013. He is also the founder of ShareCourse, an AI-based MOOCs platform (, which provides MOOC courses including IoT, AI, Big Data Analysis, FinTech, Robot related courses. Dr. Huang has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, including more than 50 papers in IEEE INFOCOM/ICC/GLOBECOM flag-ship conferences. Dr. Huang also has granted/pending more than 60 patents. He is a fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society) and a senior member of the IEEE.
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Title: How AI and IoT technologies can be used in Smart Agriculture?

Abstract: This talk will introduce the AI and IoT based smart agriculture data analysis and service platform designed and developed by NTHU. The platform includes sensor hubs (with air temperature/humidity, soil temperature/humidity/EC, light, PH value,etc), LPWAN (LoRaWAN/NB-IoT ) wireless long range communication technologies, agriculture big data analysis, AI based crop identification and classification, AI based automatic control system, and agriculture blockchain service platform. We will also share experiences in deployment of the platform on several farms in Taiwan, including dragon fruit farm, coffee farm, organic vegetable farm, etc.

Assoc Prof Lap-Pui Chau   
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lap-Pui Chau received the Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997. He is now with School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include robotic vision, and video analytics for intelligent transportation system. He was the chair of Technical Committee on Circuits & Systems for Communications of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2010 to 2012. He served as associate editors for five IEEE journals. Besides, he was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2009-2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.
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Title: Recent advances in light field imaging

Abstract: Light field is used to define how light rays transmits through the free space and several lenses, and finally integrates into an image. Traditional cameras record a 2D projection of the light rays integration, which loses a lot of information, especially with respect to each light ray’s angular direction. Light field cameras are designed to resolve the light rays integration and capture the directional information, which is useful in many applications. This talk will focus on recent progress in light field imaging and its applications.