Keynote Speakers


Prof. Tan Ah Hwee
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Ah-Hwee Tan is a Professor of Information Systems and the Associate Dean of Research at the School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU). Before joining SMU, he was Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where he served senior academic positions, including the Associate Chair (Research) of SCSE from 2017 to 2020, the Head of Division of Software & Information Systems from 2008 to 2014 and the founding Director of Emerging Research Laboratory from 2005 to 2008. Prior to NTU, he was a Senior Member of Research Staff and Research Manager at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), spearheading the Text Mining and Intelligent Agents research programmes.

Professor Tan received M.Sc and B.Sc (1st Class Honors) in Computer and Information Science from the National University of Singapore and Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University, USA. His current research interests include cognitive and neural systems, brain-inspired intelligent agents, machine learning, knowledge discovery, text mining, and human-centric computing. He has published over 200 technical papers in major international journals and conferences of his fields, as well as more than 10 authored book/edited proceedings. He holds two US patents, five Singapore patents, and has commercialized a suite of document analysis and text mining technologies. Prof. Tan is a Senior Member of IEEE and has served as Associate Editor of IEEE AccessIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and IEEE Transactions on SMC Systems.

Prof. Anu Gokhale
Illinois State University, USA

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). She has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017; and a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China during spring 2017 where she focused on data analytics and e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous stream for 20 years of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2020 International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies, San Jose, USA; 2019 International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, China; 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies, Moscow, Russia; 2017 International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, London, UK; 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; and 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and leveraging e-technologies. She has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as “STEM for All” public policy.