Prof. Yanguo Jing
Associate Dean of Faculty of Business and Law
Coventry University, UK
Title: Artificial intelligence applications in sports performance
Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being used in many aspects of business and society to create new values and opportunities. There are many challenges in developing these AI applications. In this talk, Yanguo will share his own journey of use artificial intelligence and machine learning to moninor sports performance, and evaluating their effectiveness in assessing energy expenditure during sport exercise.
Bio: Professor Dr Yanguo Jing is the Associate Dean (Enterprise and Innovation) at the Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University, UK. He is a Professor in Enterprise and Innovation in Leadership and Artificial Intelligence. He has a PhD (Heriot-Watt University, UK), a MSc and a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. He has over 20 years’ teaching, research and commercial experience in China, UK and the US. Yanguo is a Certified Management & Business Educator, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Charter IT professional and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Yanguo has been instrumental in bringing in large executive education contracts from the public sector and Civil Servant including the Civil Servant Future Leaders Scheme, a DIT leadership programme in UK High Commission in India, Chevening Ethiopia Fellowship, Level 7 Senior Leader MBA apprenticeship contract from Ministry of Justice, and the Financial Fraud e-learning project with the City of London Police.
Assoc. Prof. Xiaohao Cai
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton, UK
Bio: Xiaohao Cai is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He received his PhD degree in mathematics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. He afterwards was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Mathematics of the Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern in Germany. After that he was a Research Fellow (Wellcome Trust and Issac Newton Trust) affiliated with the Department of Plant Sciences and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Thenceforth, before joining Southampton, he was a Research Fellow in the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) at University College London (UCL). He is Fellow of Advance HE in the UK. He has broad multi-disciplinary research interests in applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, with main focus and applications in image/signal/data processing, optimisation, machine learning and computer vision. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on top journals such as SIAM journals and IEEE transactions.
Assoc. Prof. Pavel Loskot
Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI), China
Bio: Pavel Loskot joined the ZJU-UIUC Institute in January 2021 as the Associate Professor after being nearly 14 years with Swansea University in the UK. He received his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from the University of Alberta in Canada, and the MSc and BSc degrees in Radioelectronics and Biomedical Electronics, respectively, from the Czech Technical University of Prague in the Czech Republic. He is the Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, and the Recognized Research Supervisor of the UK Council for Graduate Education. His current research interest focuses on problems involving statistical signal processing and importing methods from Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Science to other disciplines in order to improve the efficiency and the information power of system modeling and analysis.
Dr. Pushpendu Kar
School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Dr. Pushpendu Kar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (China campus of the University of Nottingham UK). Before this, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has completed all his PhD, Masters of Engineering, and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. He also completed Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) 5.0, one professional course on Hardware & Networking, two professional courses on JAVA-J2EE, Finishing School Program from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India and UGC sponsored refreshers course from Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Kar went for a research visit to Inria Paris, France. Dr. Kar was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Postdoctoral Fellowship of European Commission, ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship of European Union, and SERB OPD Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He received the 2020 IEEE Systems Journal (2020 I.F.: 4.463) Best Paper Award. This is one of the seven papers out of 793 papers [top 1%] that have received the award. Dr. Kar is an IEEE Senior Member. He received three research grants as Principal Investigator for conducting research-based projects. He also received several travel grants to attend conferences and doctoral colloquiums. Dr. Kar has more than 12 years of teaching and research experiences, including in a couple of highly reputed organizations around the world. He worked as a software professional in IBM for one and a half years. Dr. Kar is the author of more than 35 scholarly research papers, which has published in reputed journals including ACM TAAS, IEEE TNSM, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Building and Environment, conferences including ICC, TENCON, IECON, and IT magazines. He has published two edited books. He is also an inventor of four patents. He has participated in the program committee of several conferences, worked as a team member to organize short term courses, and delivered few invited talks. He is a regular reviewer of IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer journals and conferences.