Invited Speaker

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Lui Sha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lui Sha graduated with Ph.D. from CMU in 1985. He worked at the Software Engineering Institute from1986 to1998. He joined UIUC in 1998. Currently, he is Donald B. Gillies Chair Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He led the research on Generalized Rate Monotonic Scheduling (GRMS) theory, which was cited as a major accomplishment in the selected accomplishment section of the 1992 National Academy of Science’s report, “A Broader Agenda for Computer Science and Engineering” (P.193).

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David Taniar
Monash University

David Taniar  holds Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees – all in Computer Science, with a particular specialty in Databases. His research is in the area of data management, particularly big data processing, parallel database processing, spatial and Geographical Information Systems, data warehousing and mining. Every year he publishes extensively, including his recent co-authored book: High Performance Parallel Database Processing and Grid Databases (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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Taku Komura
University of Edinburgh

Taku Komura is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour, School of Informatics , Edinburgh University . I am also a Royal Society Industry Fellow and a visiting professor at Xian Jiaotong University. I received my B.Sc,M.Sc. and D.Sc in Information Science from the University of Tokyo. My research interests include character animation, computer graphics and interactive techniques.

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Norimichi Ukita
Toyota Technological Institute

Norimichi Ukita is a Professor of Toyota Technological Institute, Japan (TTI-J). After he received the Ph.D degree in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2001, he worked at Nara Institute of Science and Technology as Assistant and Associate Professors and at Carnegie Melon University as Visiting research Scientist. His major research areas are multi-object tracking, human pose estimation, and human activity recognition in images and videos.