Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Ho-Jin Choi, KAIST, South Korea  

Biography: Prof. Dr. Ho-Jin Choi is a professor in the School of Computing at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. He received a BS in computer engineering from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea, an MSc in computing software and systems design from Newcastle University, UK, and a PhD in artificial intelligence from Imperial College London, UK. During 1980’s he worked for DACOM Corp., Korea, in later 1990’s he joined with Korea Aerospace University, before he moved to KAIST in 2009. In early 2000’s, he visited Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA, and served as an adjunct faculty for the Master of Software Engineering (MSE) program operated jointly by CMU and KAIST for 10 years. In 2010’s he participated research in Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center at the College of Medicine, SNU, worked with Samsung Electronics on big data intelligence solutions, and with UAE’s Khalifa University on intelligent multi-sensor healthcare surveillance. He also participated in a Korean national project called Exobrain for natural language question/answering. Since 2018, he has been the director of Smart Energy Artificial Intelligence Research Center, and since 2020 the director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research, both at KAIST. His current research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, explainable AI, and smart energy.

Prof. Dr. Tim Schlippe, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany  

Biography: Prof. Dr. Tim Schlippe is a professor of Artificial Intelligence at IU International University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the company Silicon Surfer. He studied computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and did his master's thesis at Carnegie Mellon University. After successfully completing his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Prof. Dr. Schlippe worked at Across Systems GmbH as a consultant and project manager for several years before founding the company Silicon Surfer. At Silicon Surfer, he develops AI-powered products and services that have social value, e.g., the WaveFont technology which automatically and intuitively visualizes information and emotion from the voice in subtitles and captions. Prof. Dr. Schlippe has in-depth knowledge in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, multilingual speech recognition/synthesis, machine translation, language modeling, computer-aided translation, and entrepreneurship, which can be seen in his numerous publications at international conferences in these areas.
Prof. Dr. Schlippe’s current research interests are primarily in the fields of AI in Education, Natural Language Processing, and Subtitling/Captioning. As IU International University of Applied Sciences grows rapidly, especially in distance learning, he investigates innovative methods such as automatic short answer grading, conversational AI, and gamification, which are then used in practice at IU to provide optimal support to both students and teaching staff.

Prof. Phayung Meesad, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand  

Biography: Phayung Meesad was graduated in Master of Science and Doctoral of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is now an Associate Professor and Director of Central Library, KMUTNB Smart Digital Library, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. His research of interests are Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Mining, Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Business Intelligence, Time Serires Analysis, Natural Language Processing.

Assoc. Prof. Koichi Takeuchi, Okayama University, Japan  

Biography: Dr. Koichi Takeuchi is an associate professor of Academic Field of Environmental, Life, Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University. After he received his PhD at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He worked at National Institute of Informatics as an assistant professor. From 2002 until 2003 he studied at INRIA Lorraine as an invited researcher. His current research interests include automatic essay grading, analysis of predicate-argument structures, text mining, terminology extraction, and the application of language models in the medical field.