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Conference Chair

Andrew Sung
School of Computing, The University of Southern Mississippi
United States

Brief Bio
Andrew H. Sung received B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, M.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has been a faculty of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and Management in three public research universities in the U.S. for over 30 years. He has supervised more than a dozen Ph.D. students and has served as the PI or co-PI of dozens of grants and contracts funded by government agencies and industry, with total funding of more th an ten million USD. Since 2014, he has been the Director and Professor of the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Sung has over 250 publications and his current research interest includes computational intelligence, big data analytics and mining, cybersecurity, multimedia forensics, and blockchain. He has delivered keynote, plenary, and invited lectures in several international conferences and workshops in the U.S., Europe, South America, and India.
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Program Chair

Simone Santini
Computer Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Brief Bio
Simone Santini received his B.Sc. from the University of Florence, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer science from the University of California, San Diego. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan and at the IBM Almaden Research Lab. From 1999 to 2001 he was software architect at Praja, Inc. a start-up of the first dot-com boom. From 2001 to 2005 he was a researcher and lecturer at UCSD.
Since 2005 he is a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
His current research interests are mainly in social networks and the influence they had on information (especially multimedia) search
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