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Keynote Speakers of 2021 主旨报告


Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology


Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1991. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 30 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He has also been the principal investigator of more than 80 research projects funded by National Science Council and Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, digital game-based learning, adaptive learning, and artificial intelligence in education.

He serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 40 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief /Lead Editor of Australasia Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI), International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus, Q1), Journal of Computers in Education (Scopus, ESCI) and Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier). Prof. Hwang has published more than 700 academic papers, including more than 200 SSCI journal papers. Owing to his reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual most Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in the years 2007, 2010 and 2013. His work has been cited for over 20000 with his H-index being 75 according to Google Scholar. In 2016, he was announced by Times Higher Education as being the most prolific and cited researcher in the world in the field of social sciences: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ten-most-prolific-and-most-cited-researchers.

Expertise: mobile and ubiquitous learning, digital game-based learning, adaptive learning, artificial intelligence in education




Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen, Purdue University Northwest


Kuan-Chou Chen is the Associate Dean for Graduate Program and Research, Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems. He was the Department Head of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics (2005-2016), as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Northwest. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an “Outstanding Scholar Award.” He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Northwest, 2005).

Expertise: computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy





Prof. Lili Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology


Prof. Dr. Lili Yang, a professor in Department of Statistics and Data Science at Southern University of Science and Technology. She was working at Loughborough University in the UK. She has been a tenure assistant professor, associate professor and then professor in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, and a senate member of the Loughborough University. She has also served as Associate Director of the Service Management Research Center and the head of the Emergency Management Research Group. She was selected as a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2008 (BCS Fellow). Recently she joined the Southern University of Science and Technology. Professor Yang has long been engaged in the research of theories and methods of public safety emergency management to preside over and complete more than 20 important projects funded by the European Commission (European Commission FP7), the UK National Engineering and Natural Sciences Fund (EPSRC), or the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), etc. Her many scientific research results have been successfully applied into real life practices. She has published three books and more than 100 papers. She has been acting as an EPSRC Associate Peer Review Colleague for a long time and playing the role as an expert reviewer for different scientific funding bodies in the UK, China, Portugal and Luxembourg etc. At present in Southern University of Science and Technology, she is leading a project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a sub-project leader for the project of National Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Expertise: big data analysis, decision science, multi-objective optimization, emergency model building, energy relationship analysis