Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker – 1

Prof. Dr.  Fabrice Meriaudeau

The title of the keynote: Computer Aided Diagnosis for Retina Related Diseases


Diabetic retinopathy, Age-related macular degeneration as well as glaucoma are the main retinal diseases. Suffering from these can lead to blindness and their progression in developed and developing countries raises high concerns. Therefore, effective and early diagnosis and treatment are highly desired. Currently, retinal medical imaging is one of the main diagnostic means for eye diseases. This talk will address the latest Computer Aided Diagnosis techniques applied to fundus images as well as to spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for the screening of the aforementioned diseases. It will cover the basis of preprocessing to machine learning with approaches based on Bag of Features, Bag of Word, vessel segmentation as well as deep learning techniques

About the keynote Speaker:                     

IEEEFabrice MERIAUDEAU was born in Villeurbanne, France, on March 18, 1971. He received both the master degree in physics at Dijon University, France as well as an Engineering Degree (FIRST) in material sciences in 1994. He also obtained a Ph.D. in image processing at the same University in 1997. He was a postdoc for a year at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was Director of the Le2i (UMR CNRS), which has more than 200 staff members from 2011 to 2016. He recently joined UTP as a professor. His research interests were focused on image processing for non-conventional imaging systems (UV, IR, polarization…) and more recently on medical/biomedical imaging. He has coordinated an Erasmus Mundus Master in the field of Computer Vision and Robotics from 2006 to 2010. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 international publications and holds several patents.


Keynote speaker – 2

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tutut Herawan

The title of the keynote:  Ringed Seal Search: A Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithm for Global Optimization via a Sensitive Search Model

The Abstract can be downloaded here.

 About the keynote Speaker: 

IEEETutut Herawan is presently an associate professor at Department of Information Systems, University of Malaya. He received PhD degree in information technology in 2010 from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He is a principal researcher at Soft Computing and Data Mining Research Center of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and a visiting researcher at Parallel and Distributed Computing Research Lab of Deakin University Australia. He is also a part-time lecturer in many universities in Indonesia. He has more than 12 years experiences as academic and also successfully supervised five PhD students. He presently supervises 15 Master & PhD students and has examined Master & PhD Theses. He is the executive editor of Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISI JCR with IF 0.405). He has also guest edited many special issues in many reputable international journals. He has edited five Springer-series books and published more than 200 articles in various book chapters, international journals and conference proceedings which are indexed in Scopus database (with H-index 14). He is an active reviewer for various journals including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Information Sciences, IEEE Access, and many more. He delivered more than 20 keynote addresses, invited workshop and seminars and has been actively served as a chair, co-chair, program committee member and co-organizer for numerous international conferences/workshops. He is the founding chair of SCDM & DaEng conferences with are supported by the renowned publisher Advances in Intelligent System & Computing and Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering of Springer Verlag, respectively. His research area includes information retrieval and decision support in information systems.