KWONG Tak Wu Sam, IEEE Fellow
Lingnan University Hong Kong

Sam Kwong received his B.Sc. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and Ph.D. from Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany.  Kwong is currently a Chair Professor at the Lingnan University, Department of Comping and Decision Science. Prof. Kwong is the associate editor of leading IEEE transaction journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
Kwong is actively engaged in knowledge exchange between academia and industry.  Kwong has a prolific research record. He has co-authored three research books, eight book chapters, and over 300 technical papers. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited more than 25,000 times with an h-index of 70. He has been the distinguished lecturer of IEEE SMCS since 2018 and delivers two DL lectures yearly to promote the IEEE SMC Society and cutting-edge cybernetics technology. He also frequently delivers keynote speeches at IEEE-supported conferences. In 2014, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding. He is also a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA) in 2022.
Kwong’s involvement in the multiple facets of IEEE has been extensive and committed throughout the years. For IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), he serves as Hong Kong SMCS Chapter Chairman, Board Member, Conference Coordinator, Membership Coordinator and Member of the Long Range Planning and Finance Committee, Vice President of Conferences and Meetings, Vice President of Cybernetics. He led the IEEE SMC Hong Kong Chapter to win the Best Chapter Award in 2011 and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award for his contributions to SMC 2015. He was the President-Elect of the IEEE SMC Society in 2021. Currently, he serves as the Junior Past President of the IEEE SMC Society.



James Lin (林新华)

Co-founded the High-Performance Computing Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Dr. James Lin co-founded the High-Performance Computing Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012 and has served as the vice director since then. The center is one of the leading university-level supercomputer centers in China, with the fastest supercomputer Siyuan-1 (6PFlops) and the largest HPC team (40+ members) of any university in China.
His current research interests include performance analysis at the microarchitecture level for emerging many-core processors, and large-scale applications on supercomputers. He has published more than 30 papers on these topics.
He is the general co-chair of IEEE Cluster 2024 (Kobe, Japan). He has served on the steering committee of IEEE Cluster (2020-) and SCAsia (2022-). He is the Chair of SCS TCHPC (2023-) and a standing committee of CCF TCHPC (2020-). Additionally, he has served as a TPC member and reviewer for many HPC conferences and journals, including SC, IPDPS, ICPP, and Transaction on Computers (TC) and TACO. He is a distinguished member of CCF and a senior member of ACM.
In 2002, he earned a BS degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, and in 2005, a MS degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2018, he was awarded a PhD in mathematics and computing science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka.



Chao Chen
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


Dr. Chao Chen worked at Synopsys in 2013, conducted academic exchanges at the French Aerospace Lab-ONERA in 2016, and obtained a PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Montreal, Canada in October 2017. In 2019, as an Overseas High-Caliber Personnel of Shenzhen, he joined the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and is currently an assistant professor. Before returning to China, Dr. Chen completed his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada, respectively, totaling 10 years of overseas experience. His current research focuses on computer system architecture, software, operating systems, and performance characterization and optimization. In the field of software and systems, he has published more than 10 high-level academic papers as the first author or corresponding author and has obtained 2 authorized invention patents. He has led one project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and one project from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and has undertaken and participated in multiple national and provincial-level projects, including the Ministry of Science and Technology's key R&D program, Guangdong Province's key R&D program, and Shenzhen's key basic research program. Dr. Chen has a comprehensive research foundation in computer system architecture and software.