2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Woon-Seng Gan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

IET Fellow

Title: Harnessing the Power of Deep Learning for Urban Sound Sensing and Noise Mitigation

Biography: Woon-Seng Gan is a Professor of Audio Engineering and Director of the Smart Nation TRANS Lab at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He earned his BEng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has held leadership roles at Nanyang Technological University, including Head of the Information Engineering Division(2011-2014) and Director of the Centre for Info-comm Technology(2016-2019). His research focuses on the intersection of the physical world, signal processing, and active sound control. This work has led to practical applications such as spatial audio algorithms and active noise control for headphones and open windows. He has published over 400 international refereed journals and conference papers and holds six granted patents. He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society(AES) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology(IET). He has been selected as the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer(2023-2024). Currently, he is a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters and Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Audio Engineering Society. He is also the President-elect(2023-2024) of the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association(APSIPA).

Prof. Shien-Kuei Liaw

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

SPIE Fellow

Title: Study on Environmental Impacts to High-Speed Underwater Optical Wireless Communication

Biography: SHIEN-KUEI LIAW received the Ph.D. degree in photonics engineering from National Chiao-Tung University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University in 2014. He was a technical staff of the Changhua Telecommunication Corp, Taiwan, from 1993 to 1997. Since then, he has been working on optical communication, fibre sensing and fibre optic technologies. He was a Visiting Researcher with Bellcore (now Telcordia), USA, in 1996. He joined the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in 2000 and now is a distinguished Professor. He was a Visiting Professor with the University of Oxford, U.K., in 2011 and the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 2018. He owned more than 40 Taiwan and U.S. patents. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal articles and international conference presentations. He has been actively contributing for many conferences as a Technical Program Chair, a Keynote Speaker and/or the Invited Speaker. He is a Senior Member of OPTICA and IEEE, and a fellow of SPIE.

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