Conference Chairs

Guihai Chen (Nanjing University, China), General Chair

Guihai Chen is a distinguished professor of Nanjing University, China. He earned BS. degree in computer software from Nanjing University, China, in 1984, ME. degree in computer applications from Southeast University, China, in 1987, and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Hong Kong in 1997. He had been invited as a visiting professor by Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, University of Queensland in Australia and Wayne State University in USA. He has a wide range of research interests with focus on parallel computing, wireless networks, data centers, peer-to-peer computing, high-performance computer architecture and data engineering. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, and more than 200 of them are in well-archived international journals such as IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC, IEEE TKDE, ACM/IEEE TON, and ACM TOSN, and also in well-known conference proceedings such as HPCA, MOBIHOC, INFOCOM, ICNP, ICDCS, CoNext, and AAAI. He has won several best paper awards including ICNP 2015 best paper award and DASFAA 2017 best paper award. His papers have been cited for more than 10000 times according to Google Scholar. He has achieved many honors and awards, including Young Teacher Award by Ministry of Education in 2002, Zhongchuang Software Talent Award in 2004, National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars in 2008, Special Stipend by China Government in 2010, and First Prize for Natural Science Award by Ministry of Education in 2015.

Minyi Guo (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China), General Chair

Minyi Guo received the BSc and ME degrees in computer science from Nanjing University, China, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He is currently chair professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. Before joined SJTU, Dr. Guo had been a professor and department chair of school of computer science and engineering, University of Aizu, Japan. Dr. Guo received the national science fund for distinguished young scholars from NSFC in 2007, was selected in the Recruitment Program of Global Experts in China in 2010, was appointed as the Chief Scientist of the 973 Program in 2014, and was elevated to fellow of IEEE in 2017. His present research interests include big data, parallel/distributed computing, compiler optimizations, embedded systems, pervasive computing, and bioinformatics. He has more than 300 publications in majorjournals and international conferences in these areas, and has published 4 books written in English. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He received 6 best paper awards from international conferences.

Zhipeng Cai (Georgia State University, USA), Vice General Chair

Zhipeng Cai received his PhD and MS. degrees in the Department of Computing Science at University of Alberta, and BS. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology. China. Dr. Cai is currently an Assistant Professor in the a Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University. Dr. Cai's research areas focus on Networking, Privacy and Big data. He has published more than 50 k journals papers, including around 30 IEEE/ACM Transactions papers, such as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, etc. Dr. Cai is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. He is an editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), IEEE Access, and the guest editor for Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He is a senior member ofthe IEEE.

Xiaofeng Gao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China), TPC Co-Chair

Xiaofeng Gao is currently an Associate Professor in the Department Computer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She received the B.S. degree in information and computational science from Nankai University, China, in 2004; the M.S. degree in operations research and control theory from Tsinghua University, China, in 2006; and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from The University of Texas at Dallas, USA, in 2010. Her research interests include wireless communications, data engineering, and combinatorial optimizations. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in the related area, including well-archived journals such as Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and also in well-known conference proceedings suchas SIGKDD, INFOCOM, ICDCS. She has served on the editorial board of Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications, and as the Technical Program Chairs, Program Committees and peer reviewers for a number of international conferences and journals.

Hongwei Du (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China), TPC Co-Chair

Hongwei Du received the PhD degree (2008) from the City University of Hong Kong. During 2008 to 2009, he was a research fellow in City University of Hong Kong. After that, he went to the department of computer science of Illinois Institute of Technology(IIT). USA during the years of 2009 and 2010 as a senior research associate. In 2010, he left IIT and went to University of Prince Edward Island, Canada as a visiting scholar. Currently, he is the associate professor in the departmentof computer science and technology of Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School. Dr. Du had been in published nearly 100 papers on the top conferences and journals. He is a senior member of IEEE and CCF.

Dongdong Ge (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China), Publicity Co-Chair

Dongdong Ge is a professor and the dean of Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He received his PhD from Stanford MS&E in 2009 under the guidance of Professor Yinyu Ye. His main research interests lie in large scale optimization theory and algorithms, and operations management. He published papers in OR and CS journals and conferences such as Mathematics of Operation Research, Mathematical Programming, FOGS, SODA, EC, and ICML, etc. He has been widely consulting for companies such as Boeing, Google, IBM, JD, SFExpress, Didi, and Netease, etc.

Chenchen Wu (Tianjin University of Technology, China), Publicity Co-Chair

Chenchen Wu is currently working in the College of Science, Tianjin University of Technology, China. She received the MS. degree in Operations Research and Cybernetics from Beijing University of Technology, China and the Ph. D. degree in Computational Mathematics from Nankai University, China. Her current research interests include Algorithm Design, Combinatorial Optimization, and Robust Optimization, etc. She was also a visiting scholar in the Department of Computing, the Hongkong Polytechnic University and the Faculty of Business, and University of New Brunswick, Canada. She has published more than 20 papers in these areas, in journals including Theroetical Computer Science, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, etc. She is also a reviewer of Theroetical Computer Science, Asia Pacific Journal of Operations Research, etc. She was Publicity Chair of the 21st International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON 2015), and organized the 2017 Workshop on Nonlinear Combinatorial Optimization.

Fay Zhong (California State University, Easy Bay, USA), Finacial Co-Chair

Dr. Jiaofei Zhong received her Ph.D. in 2012 and M.S. degree in 2010, both in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. She was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Missouri, USA during 2012-2014. After that she went to the California State University East Bay, USA in 2014 as an Assistant riolubbor of Computer Science until today, Dr. Zhong has published over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings on wireless data broadcasting, data clustering analysis, social networks, bioinformatics, etc. Her research interests are in the areas of data engineering and information management, especially in wireless communication environment, including data broadcasting, vehicle ad hoc networks, and sensor database. She has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) chair and TPC member, publicity chair, and financial chair of more than twelve international conferences, and as a peer reviewer for 35 journals and conferences. She is actively engaged in STEM interdisciplinary projects and curriculum development.

Meng Han (Kennesaw State University, USA), Publicity Co-Chair

Dr. Meng Han currently is an assistant professor of the Department of Information Technology in the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University, USA. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University, USA. He is currently an ACM member, an IEEE member, and an IEEE COMSOC member. His research interests include big social data mining, cyber data security & privacy, and data-driven intelligence. He has unique experiences of the analysis towards big social data, cyber data and business data with academic achievements of 1 book chapter, 18 first-authored and 14 co-authored publications in referenced international journals and conferences, among which one is awarded the best paper and another two are awarded best paper runner-up.