Prof. Hong Zhang
Fellow of lEEE, Canadian Academy of Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Zhang received his BSc from Northeastern University (Boston) and PhD from Purdue University, both in Electrical Engineering. From 1988-2020, he was on the faculty of the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Zhang joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China in 2020, where he is currently a Chair Professor and Director of the Shenzhen Key Laboratory on Robotics and Computer Vision. Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics, computer vision, and image processing. Among his services in the international robotics community, he was the Editor-in-Chief of IROS Conference Paper Review Board, a flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), from 2020 to 2022. Currently, he is serving a three-year term on the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE RAS, from 2023 to 2025. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Lizhuang Ma
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Lizhuang Ma received his B. Sc. and Ph.D. degree at Zhejiang University, China in 1985 and 1991 respectively. Dr. Ma was promoted as Professor in 1995. He was a visiting Professor at CAMTech, NTU, Singapore from 1999 to 2000. He is now a distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of AI Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Ma is the recipient of China National Excellent Young Scientist Foundation, first class member of China National Hundred-Thousand-Ten -thousand Talent Plan in 1996 and 1997 respectively. He was awarded Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award grand prize, first prize and second prize in 2020, 2011 and 2014 respectively. He serves as the chairman of the specialized Committee of Animation and Digital Media, Chinese Society of Image Graphics. His research interests include computer vision, computer graphics and digital media technology. He has published more than 400 papers include IEEE TPAMI, TIP, CVPR, ICCV.