Keynote Speakers


Tu-Bao Ho (Hồ Tú Bảo) is a Professor Emeritus, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the Director of Data Science Lab, Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, and John von Neumann Institute, Vietnam National University. He graduated B.Tech. from Hanoi University of Technology in Applied Mathematics (1979), Master  (1984) and PhD (1987) from University Paris 6, and habilitarion (1998) from University Paris 9, both on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He received Associate Professor (1991) at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), and Professor (1998) at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). Research interests include Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Data Science. He is the members of Steering Committees of Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), Asia Conference on Machine Learning (ACML) and Pacific-Asia Conferences on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD).


Hamido Fujita is professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan, as a director of Intelligent Software Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier of impact factor (4.528) for 2016.  He received Doctor Honoris Causa from O’buda University in 2013, and a title of Honorary Professor from O’buda University, Budapest, Hungary in 2011. He received honorary scholar award from University of Technology Sydney, Australia on 2012. He is Adjunct professor to Stockholm University, Sweden, University of Technology Sydney, National Taiwan Ocean University and others. He has supervised PhD students jointly with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Oregon State University (Corvallis), University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and University of Genoa, Italy. He has four international Patents in Software System and Several research projects with Japanese industry and partners. He is vice president of International Society of Applied Intelligence, and Co-Editor in Chief of Applied Intelligence Journal, (Springer).  He has given many keynotes in many prestigious international conferences on intelligent system and subjective intelligence.  He headed a number of projects including Intelligent HCI, a project related to Mental Cloning as an intelligent user interface between human user and computers and SCOPE project on Virtual Doctor Systems for medical applications.


Andrzej Skowron, ECCAI and IRSS Fellow, received the Ph. D. and D. Sci. (habilitation) from the University of Warsaw in Poland. In 1991 he received the Scientific Title of Professor. He is Full Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw. Andrzej Skowron is the (co)author of more than 400 scientific publications and editor of many books. His areas of expertise include reasoning with incomplete information, approximate reasoning, soft computing methods and applications, rough sets, rough mereology, granular computing, intelligent systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, decision support systems, adaptive and autonomous systems, perception based computing, and interactive computational systems. He was the supervisor of more than 20 PhD Theses. In the period 1995-2009 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Fundamenta Informaticae journal. He is on Editorial Boards of many others international journals. Andrzej Skowron was the President of the International Rough Set Society from 1996 to 2000. He has delivered numerous invited talks at international conferences. He was serving as (co-)program chair and PC member of more than 200 international conferences. He was involved in numerous research and commercial projects including dialog-based search engine (Nutech), fraud detection for Bank of America (Nutech), logistic project for General Motors (Nutech), algorithmic trading (Adgam), control of UAV (Linköping University), and medical decision support (Polish-American Pediatric Clinic in Cracow). Andrzej Skowron was on the ICI Thomson Reuters/ Clarivate Analytics lists of the mostly cited  researchers in Computer Science (globally) in 2012, 2016, 2017.


Hong Yu is a professor at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in China, where she serves as the Dean of the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology. She is interested in rough sets, three-way decisions, cluster analysis, Web intelligence, automation of knowledge, data mining and intelligent information processing. Her researches have been funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She received a Chongqing Natural Science and Technology Award. She has published serval books and some peer-reviewed research articles. Her paper was selected as one of Top Articles in Outstanding S&T Journal of China.