GEORGE A GIANNOPOULOS. Academician of Athens College (Greek National Academy of Sciences), Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaloniki Aristotle, and Co-Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Cooperation of TRB, USA. For decades, he has devoted himself to the research of ITS, traffic planning and engineering. From 1977 to 1980, he was the head of the Greek delegation of the European Community and the third countries to coordinate the European Temporary Passenger Service Rules. From 1978 to 1979, he was the chairman of the ECMT Working Group on European Cargo Transport. In 1986, he visited the School of Management of MIT and the Cambridge Transport Center of the United States. From 1986 to 1990, he served as the Greek Coordinator of the European Science Foundation and in California Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Berkeley, 1997-2008, ITMMA Graduate School of Economics and Maritime Transport, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Director, Greek Transport Institute, Ministry of Communications, 2000-2015. Over the past 15 years, he has undertaken and completed 15 major international projects, including international cooperation projects in the field of European transport research, intelligent global container management projects, and sustainable freight transport system projects to stimulate Latin American countries. Fourteen books and about 250 papers have been published.
Chunhua Shen is a Professor at School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. He is a Project Leader and Chief Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (ACRV), for which he leads the project on machine learning for robotic vision. Prior to that, he was with the computer vision program at NICTA (National ICT Australia), Canberra Research Laboratory for about six years. His research interests are in the intersection of computer vision and statistical machine learning.
He studied at Nanjing University, at Australian National University, and received his PhD degree from the University of Adelaide. From 2012 to 2016, he held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. He is Associate Editor (AE) of the Pattern Recognition journal, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology; and served as AEs for a few journals including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.
Fei-Yue Wang is a Specially Appointed State Expert, and The Chief Scientist and Founding Director of the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems and the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. Previously he was a Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona, president of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2009-2016) and editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems.
Wang was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2004 "for contributions to intelligent control systems and applications to complex systems". He also became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the ASME in 2007. In 2011 he won the Outstanding Research Award of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, and in 2014 he was given the Norbert Wiener Award of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society "for fundamental contributions to and innovations in the theory and application of intelligent control and management to complex systems."