Invited Speaker 1

Cross-Disciplinary Application of Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Han-Chieh Chao
President National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Halien, Taiwan

The focus of the cross-disciplinary application is not to fully understand all the knowledge in the new domain but to think about how to connect the domain knowledge of the two fields and to propose new ideas that neither the original domain nor the new domain can bring up. For this kind of integrated thinking ability, a fundamental premise is abstract thinking ability, which is an inductive method. It is not purely an operational detail but summarizes an essence. There are infinite possibilities for applications in future life. Artificial intelligence computing technology's maturity will help develop related applications. I will introduce some examples of artificial intelligence in cross-disciplinary applications in this talk.

Han-Chieh Chao received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He is currently a professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, where he also serves as president. He is also with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Ilan University, Taiwan. He was the Director of the Computer Center for Ministry of Education Taiwan from September 2008 to July 2010. His research interests include IPv6, Cross-Layer Design, Cloud Computing, IoT, and 5G Mobile Networks. He has authored or co-authored 4 books and has published about 400 refereed professional research papers. He has completed more than 150 MSEE thesis students and 11 Ph.D. students. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Institution of Engineering and Technology Networks, the Journal of Internet Technology, the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, and the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. He is a Fellow of IET (IEE) and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society. Dr. Chao has been ranked as the top 10 Computer Scientists in Taiwan for 2020 by Guide2Research. Due to Dr. Chao’s contribution of suburban ICT education, he has been awarded the US President's Lifetime Achievement Award and International Albert Schweitzer Foundation Human Contribution Award in 2016, and South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation, SEARCC in 2017.

Invited Speaker 2

Understand Blockchain Technology for Digital Government Services in ASEAN

Dr. Thavisak MANODHAM
Director General of Digital Government Center,
Ministry of Technology and Communications

The blockchain technology has come a long way than we actually perceived. The 2008 first bitcoin is only the tip of the iceberg where blockchain or distributed ledger technology being put into practice. In the turn of 2021, the crypto-currency has become more main stream adding more fuel to ASEAN member states to re-think and adapt to leverage the technology.
Therefore, this keynote speech will share a study of blockchain technologies and trends in terms of tools, standards, or communities that are likely to be suitable for government service’s digital transformations in order to map opportunities, challenges, gaps, and put forward recommendation on how ASEAN states together leverage this upcoming technology to create trusted and transparent digital services.

Dr. Thavisak MANODHAM is now working on Digital Government, ICT policy and regulation development. He has been in the Telecommunications and ICT industry more than 25 years. Prior to his current role, he has held various technology development positions including CTO of the Enterprise of Telecommunication Lao (ETL) who leading and managing many ICT projects. He received a Chief Security Officers ASEAN Award in 2012 and Young Researcher’s Encouragement Award from IEEE in 2005.
Dr. Thavisak got his Ph.D and Master Degree in Information Technology from the University of Electro-Communications (Japan) and a BSc Degree in Communication Engineering with Honor Award from KMITNB (Thailand).