• Invited Speakers 特邀嘉宾

    Prof. Lutao Zhao

    Beijing Institute of Technology, China

    Lutao Zhao received the B.S. degree in mathematics and applied mathematics from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2012. Meanwhile, he is supported by the China Scholarship Council to work as a visiting scholar from August, 2016 to August, 2017 in Adelphi University, USA. He is a professor in School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. His current research interests include statistical optimization and data science.

    Assoc. Prof. Jobenilita Cuñado

    University of Mindanao, Philippines

    Jobenilita Cuñado finished her BS in Computer Engineering at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City, Philippines. She earned two master’s degrees – Master in Engineering – ECE from the University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines, and MS in Computer Engineering at Mapua University, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is currently doing her dissertation in PhD in Computer Engineering by Research at Mapua University. She has been a faculty of the Engineering Education Department of the University of Mindanao – Tagum, Philippines, since 2003. She took on administrative positions at the same university such as Program Head of the Computer Engineering program for 12 years, then became the Engineering Education Department Head and, later, Campus Administrator. She authored and co-authored published papers, after successful presentations in national and international conferences. She is a member of the Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines, Inc and is also serving as an officer in the organization’s regional chapter.


    Assoc. Prof. Mary Jane Samonte

    Mapua University, Philippines

    Dr. Mary Jane Samonte has been teaching Information Technology and Computer Science for more than 2 decades. She is currently the IT Program Coordinator of School of IT, Mapua University, Philippines. Her research interest includes deep Learning, NLP, Assistive Technology, Information Systems, Sentiment Analysis, e-Health, Persuasive Technology and, E-Learning. She is passionate with topic that supports mental health issues and development of information systems for the improvement of learning and teaching for all types of students.


    Prof. Janaka Rajapakse

    Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China

    Janaka Rajapakse is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Animation and Film Art, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China. He is also a visiting scholar at the Department of Media Engineering, The Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Polytechnic University of Japan. He was an Assistant Professor in the CG Application Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, and special researcher in the Center for Hyper Media Research, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan. He received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He won the Japanese Government Scholarship for his higher studies in Japan. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2005 and 2008. His research interests include computer animations, virtual reality, augmented reality, haptic interfaces, artificial intelligence, motion capture techniques, computer graphics, 3D printing, interactive media, and Kansei engineering. Prof. Rajapakse is the author or co-author of over eighty academic publications. He is a member of the Society for Art and Science, Motion Capture Society (MCS), Association of AISIA NETWORK BEYOND DESIGN, ASIAGRAPH Association, IEEE, and SIG-Design Creativity.