Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Founders Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). She is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, University of London and an elected Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, the AAAS, the NAI and the BCS. She was a Cyber Security Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation in 2017-8. Her research interests are on integrating cyber security and artificial intelligence/data science for the past 35 years (it used to be computer security and data management/mining/expert systems). She has received several awards including the IEEE CS 1997 Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGSAC 2010 Outstanding Contributions Award, the IEEE Comsoc Communications and Information Security 2019 Technical Recognition Award, the IEEE CS Services Computing 2017 Research Innovation Award, the ACM CODASPY 2017 Lasting Research Award, the IEEE ISI 2010 Research Leadership Award, the 2017 Dallas Business Journal Women in Technology Award, and the ACM SACMAT 10 Year Test of Time Awards for 2018 and 2019 (for papers published in 2008 and 2009). She co-chaired the Women in Cyber Security Conference (WiCyS) in 2016 and delivered the featured address at the 2018 Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford University as well as keynote addresses at Cyber-W 2017 and 2020 (Women in Cyber Security Research), 2019 Women in Communications Engineering (WICE), and 2018 Women in Services Computing, and serves as the Co-Director of both the Women in Cyber Security and Women in Data Science Centers at UTD. Her 40-year career includes industry (Control Data, Honeywell), federal research laboratory (MITRE), US government (NSF) and US Academia. Her work has resulted in 130+ journal articles, 300+ conference papers, 150+ keynote and featured addresses, six US patents, fifteen books as well as technology transfer of the research to commercial products and operational systems. She received her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and the prestigious earned higher doctorate (D. Eng) from the University of Bristol, UK.
杨跃东博士，2017年起担任中山大学数据科学与计算机学院教授、国家超算广州中心副总工程师、国家海外高层次青年引进人才，智能健康医疗中心副主任， 广东省“珠江人才”创新团队核心成员。杨跃东是安徽无为人，先后于中国科学技术大学获得学士（2000年）和博士（2006年）学位，此后分别于美国印地安那大学(2006-2013)和澳大利亚格里菲斯大(2013-2017)担任博士后、研究助理教授、及研究员。 主要从事生物多组学数据分析、医疗多模态数据挖掘、全流程药物智能设计等研究,同时负责管理、应用、开发“天河二号”的国际生物医药高性能软件，目前承担多项国家自然科学基金项目、国家重点研发、及广东省和广州市重点研发项目，在研经费超二千万元。已在Nature Machine Intelligence、Bioinformatics等顶刊、及IJCAI等人工智能顶级会议上发表100多篇SCI论文，引用4000多次，H-inde>30，其中10篇第一/通讯论文单篇引用过百、四篇入选ESI高引用论文。