Keynote Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) Hisao Ishibuchi, Fellow IEEE

Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Title: Difficulties in Performance Comparison of Evolutionary Multi-Objective and Many-Objective Optimization Algorithms Abstract: A large number of non-dominated solutions (instead of a single final solution) are usually obtained by applying an evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO) algorithm to a multi-objective problem. Thus the comparison of different EMO algorithms needs the comparison of different solution sets. The quality of a solution set is usually measured by performance indicators such as the hypervolume (HV) and the inverted generational distance (IGD). In this talk, we discuss difficulties in the comparison of different EMO algorithms through such a performance indicator. First, we briefly explain evolutionary multi-objective and many-objective optimization. Next we discuss the specification of the population size for comparing different EMO algorithms. In general, an appropriate specification of the population size is different for each EMO algorithm.... Read more

Dr. Valentina Salapura, IBM Research, Fellow IEEE, ACM Distinguished Speaker

Master Inventor; Cloud Computing
Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
Dr. Valentina Salapura is an IBM Master Inventor and System Architect at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IEEE Fellow. She is the founder and co-chair of the Career Workshop for Women and Minorities in Computer Architecture series to bring together women and under-represented minorities at different levels in academia, industry, research, government and students to promote the recruitment, retention and progression of women and under-represented groups with research interests in computer architecture, and provide career advice and mentoring. She received MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Zagreb, Croatia and Ph.D. degree from Technische Universitaet Wien, Vienna, Austria.  Dr.Valentina has patented and published extensively. She holds over 70 patents issued in US, with approximately additional 50 patents pending. She has published more than 60 papers and gave... Read more

Prof. (Dr.) Dipankar Dasgupta, Fellow IEEE

Dr. Pat E. Burlison Professor of Computer Science , Department of Computer Science
The University of Memphis, Memphis, USA
Ttile: GA-Based User Identity Management Abstract: Authentication with multiple factors is an emerging trend to secure access to the sensitive information of an organization. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) being used to genuinely identify authorized users through an authentication process via passwords, security tokens, biometrics, cognitive behavior metrics, software/hardware sensors, etc. Existing MFA systems typically use static policies for selecting authentication factors and do not consider dynamic aspects of the operating environment. We developed a GA-based authentication and identity management framework for adaptive selection of multiple modalities at different operating environment so to make authentication strategy unpredictable to the hackers. This methodology, called adaptive multi-factor authentication (A-MFA) incorporates a novel approach of calculating trustworthy values of different authentication factors while being used under different user environmental... Read more

Prof. (Dr.) Ujjwal Maulik, FINAE, Humboldt Fellow

Professor and Chair Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Dr. Ujjwal Maulik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India since 2004 and currently he is the also the Chair of the Department. Subsequently, after his Bachelors’ in Physics and Computer Science, he did his Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science by 1997. He chaired the Department of Computer Science and Technology Kalyani Govt. Engineering College, Kalyani, India during 1996-1999. Dr. Maulik has worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA in 1997, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1999, University of Texas at Arlington, USA in 2001, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA in 2004, Fraunhofer Institute AiS, St. Augustin, Germany in 2005 amongst numerous other universities across the globe. Dr. Maulik is the co-author of 7 books and more than 300 research publications including the journals from Nature group, IEEE and ACM Transactions and Elsevier. Currently he is also... Read more