Invited Speakers  

Prof. Jamshid Dehmeshki
Kingston University, UK

Prof. Jamshid Dehmeshki enjoys more than twenty years academic and commercial experience in medical image analysis particularly in developing computer aided diagnosis systems to identify, quantify and characterise lesions in medical imaging, particularly for cancer (eg. colon, lung and breast cancer) and vascular imaging (coronary artery disease, pulmonary embolism and brain, thoracic and abdominal aneurysm). During thirteen years working at Kingston University and University College London, Prof. Jamshid Dehmeshki authored over 170 papers, attended more than two hundred international conferences as a speaker and supervised more than twenty postgraduate students. Prof. Jamshid Dehmeshki leads health theme within the DIRC (Digital Information Research Centre).
Prior to joining Kingston University as a professor, over the course of 5 years working at Medicsight as CTO, Prof. Jamshid Dehmeshki built a team of 30-40 scientists with a budget of £2M per year and led the delivery of five major medical software products achieving FDA approval and CE marking with results in several patents.


Prof. Xiaodong Liu
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Xiaodong Liu is a Professor in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He received his MSc in Information Systems, Renmin University of China in 1991 and his BEng in Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1988. He is currently leading the Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering research group in Edinburgh Napier University. Prof Liu is an active researcher in software engineering with leading expertise, focusing on its emerging themes including pervasive systems (Internet of Things), software architecture, microservices, semantic modelling, and evolution of cloud services. He has led 12 externally funded projects as the PI, and published 125 papers in established international journals and conferences, 5 book chapters and 3 research handbooks. He is the inventor of 1 patent registered in UK and USA and the founder of a spin-out company. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE International Conferences. He is the associate editor of 1 international journal, the editorial board member of 4 international journals, editor of 3 research books and 3 journals special issues. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and a member of British Computer Society.