Keynote Speakers


Prof. 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.