2024 Keynote speakers

Prof. Qing Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

IEEE Fellow, Head of the Department of Computing

Biography: Qing Li is a Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his B.Eng. from Hunan University (Changsha), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), all in computer science. His research interests include multi-modal data management, conceptual data modeling, social media, Web services, and e-learning systems. He has authored/co-authored over 500 publications in these areas, with over 28100 total citations according to Google Scholars. He is actively involved in the research community and has served as an associate editor of a number of major technical journals including IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (TAI), IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Data Science and Engineering (DSE), and World Wide Web (WWW), in addition to being a Conference and Program Chair/Co-Chair of numerous major international conferences. He also sits/sat on the Steering Committees of DASFAA, ACM RecSys, IEEE U-MEDIA, ER, and ICWL. Prof. Li is a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Minjuan Wang, The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT)

Biography: Dr. Minjuan Wang is a newly appointed Chair Professor of Emerging Tech and Future Education, at The Education University of Hong Kong, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), and she has also been a tenured professor of San Diego State University.
Dr. Wang teaches Methods of Inquiry, Designing and Developing Learning for the Global Audience, and a seminar on Emerging Technologies in Education. Her research specialties are multidisciplinary, focusing on learning across the Metaverse, Cross-Reality (XR) and Immersive Learning, AI in education, and the sociocultural aspects of learning design and the use of technology.
She has been collaborating with scholars worldwide on research and development projects. She is a high-impact author, an internationally recognized scholar and has keynoted more than 40 international conferences. In addition to serving as the EiC for IEEE-TLT, she co-chairs the Education Society’s newly established Technical Committee on Immersive Learning (TC-ILE) and co-organizes several IEEE’s flagship conferences including TALE and Intelligent Environments.

Assoc. Prof. Bill Chi Ho YEUNG, The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Biography: Dr Bill Chi Ho YEUNG received a BSc, an MPhil, and a PhD degree in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in University of Fribourg in Switzerland and Aston University in the United Kingdom, before joining the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor and an Associate Head of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies, and the Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at EdUHK.
He devotes himself in the development of STEM education in Hong Kong, as he is currently the program leader of the program of Master of Arts (STEM Education), as well as two professional development programs on STEM education offered for in-service primary and secondary school teachers. He is also one of the project leaders of the school-based support program funded under the Quality Education Fund Thematic Network – Tertiary (QTN-T) of the Education Bureau (EDB) in Hong Kong, to support over 86 primary, secondary and special schools on their development of STEM education since 2017. Besides STEM education, his research interests also include statistical physics, spin and disordered systems, transportation networks, optimization and routing, recommendation systems, complex and social networks, explainable artificial intelligence (AI), and the application of AI in education.