New Information Technologies

New Information Technologies is a key force spurring future economy, technology, and social development. The 12th Five-Year-Plan and great development potential of the industry itself promise great prospect for the new generation of information technology and growing demand for IT professionals. The gap of such professionals has grown from 600 000 every year during the 11th Five-Year-Plan to 1 million during the 12th Five-Year-Plan. With such great potential, the industry is also faced with several problems, like lack of complete industrial chain, high dependency on imported equipment, insufficient fund input, lack of core technology, poor independent innovation, unsophisticated market, poor product R&D, etc.

In response to the industry development and market demand in China, DeTao New Information Technologies Center integrates the extraordinary resources of the industry and academic world and is developing cooperation with universities, the corporate world and research institutes. It is committed to launching a platform featuring that cooperation to provide resources for China’s emerging IT development, finding solutions to bottlenecks in industrial development, and establishing a base for China’s emerging IT. Currently, DeTao New Information Technologies Center has brought together Professor Israel Koren, Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Professor Ivan Stojmenovic, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Professor Mohamad Sawan, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Professor Witold Pedrycz, Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • Joel Slayton

    DeTao Master of Digital Art

    Professor Joel Slayton is an artist, writer and researcher. He is a tenured full-time professor at San José State University, where he is Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Art and Design. As an artist, Prof. Slayton’s works have been featured in over one hundred exhibitions internationally. He has presented at the Singapore Art Museum and was a keynote speaker at the ACE Conference on Advances in Computing Entertainment Technology in Los Angeles, at the Urban Games and Mobile Computing conference and at the 2003 Second International Art Biennial-Buenos Aires. Considered a pioneer in the field of art and technology his artworks engage a wide a range of new media technology, involving information mapping, networks and visualization. Prof. Slayton was an original member of the Visible Language Workshop at MIT in the mid 1970's, and has received a National Endowment for the Arts award and was selected for the Xerox PARC Pair Artist-in-Residence Program.
    Prof. Joel Slayton was also President and founder of C5 Corporation. C5 is a hybrid form of authorship intersecting research, corporate culture and artistic enterprise. C5 research explores issues of visualization involving large data sets and social networks. Begun in 1996, C5 projects have been featured at the Walker Art Center, the Cantor Center for the Arts, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, ACM Siggraph, ASU Center for Creative Inquiry and at AUT in New Zealand.
    In March 2012, Prof. Joel Slayton joined the DeTao Academy as a Digital Art Master.

  • Israel Koren

    DeTao Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Prof. Israel Koren is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was honoured as a Fellow of the IEEE “For contributions to the field of fault-tolerant VLSI systems.” in 1991. He has been a consultant to numerous companies including Analog Devices, AMD, IBM, Intel and National Semiconductor.Prof. Koren's current research interests are Fault-Tolerant Systems, VLSI Yield and Reliability, Secure Cryptographic Systems, and Computer architecture and Arithmetic. He has published over 250 publications in refereed journals and conferences, and authored two textbooks. He served as General Chair, Program Chair and Program Committee member for numerous conferences.

  • Ivan Stojmenovic

    DeTao Master of Wireless Networks

    Professor Ivan Stojmenovic currently holds the position of Full Professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada. Elected as Member of the Academy of Europe, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the IEEE, he meanwhile acts as Editor-in-chief and Founder of International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems and Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks: An International Journal as well as Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2010-3), He is Tsinghua 1000 Plan Distinguished Professor (2012-5). Stojmenovic is on Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers (from 2013), has h-index 60, and >15000 citations. He received five best paper awards at conferences and the Fast Breaking Paper for October 2003, by Thomson ISI ESI. He received the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK (2006), and Humboldt Research Award, Germany (2012). He delivered 34 keynotes at conferences. His research interests include wireless sensor and ad hoc networks as well as applied algorithms in communication engineering.

  • Krishnendu Chakrabarty

    DeTao Master of Emerging Information Technologies

    Krishnendu Chakrabarty is William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He is also Professor of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of IEEE, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. Professor Chakrabarty has received such awards as National Science Foundation Early Faculty (CAREER) Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award and Humboldt Research Award. He has authored 15 books, published over 480 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings, and given over 210 invited, keynote, and plenary talks on testing and design-for-testability of integrated circuits, digital microfluidics, biochips and cyberphysical systems as well as optimization of digital print and enterprise systems.

  • Witold Pedrycz

    DeTao Master of Computational Intelligence

    Professor Witold Pedrycz currently holds the position of Professor and Canada Research Chair in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Alberta, Canada. Furthermore, he has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of Engineers Canada and Fellow of The Engineering Institute of Canada as well as Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, Fellow of International Fuzzy Systems Association and Fellow of International Society of Management Engineers. Moreover, he is honored as Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2009. He is meanwhile Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley) since 2008 and Information Science since 2003 and has been Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A from 2008 to 2013. He has been honored with Norbert Wiener Award (2007) from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and Cajastur Prize (2009) from the European Centre for Soft Computing along with IEEE Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award (2013). In April of 2013, he was awarded Killam Prize from Canada Council for his numerous pioneering and influential contributions in the field of Computational Intelligence (The Killam Prizes are Canada’s leading prizes for career achievement in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural sciences, health sciences and social sciences).

  • Donald C. Wunsch II

    DeTao Master of Computational Intelligence Systems

    Donald C. Wunsch II is the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), Director of the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Missouri S&T and Senior Research Investigator of the Intelligent System Center at Missouri S&T. Prof. Wunsch is an IEEE Fellow and INNS Fellow, and served as a Board member of the International Neural Networks Society, the University of Missouri Bioinformatics Consortium, the Idaho EPSCOR Project Advisory Board, and the IEEE Neural Networks Council. He received the Halliburton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, and National Science Foundation-CAREER Award. Prof. Wunsch has nearly 400 publications in his research field of computational intelligence. He has produced eight Ph.D.'s in Electrical Engineering, seven in Computer Engineering, and one in Computer Science.

  • Joseph Y. Halpern

    DeTao Master of Computational Intelligence Systems

    Joseph Y. Halpern is a Professor (1996-present) in Computer Science Department at Cornell University, and is now the department chair. He was also the editor-in-chief of Journal of the ACM (1997-2003).
    Together with his former student, Professor Halpern pioneered the approach of applying reasoning about knowledge to analyzing distributed protocols and multi-agent systems. He has coauthored 6 patents, two books ("Reasoning About Knowledge" and "Reasoning about Uncertainty"), and over 300 technical publications.
    Professor Halpern is a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SEAT (Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory). Among other awards, he received the ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award in 2011, the Dijkstra Prize in 2009, the ACM/AAAI Newell Award in 2008, the Godel Prize in 1997, was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001-02, and a Fulbright Fellow in 2001-02 and 2009-10. Two of his papers have won best-paper prizes at IJCAI (1985 and 1991), and another two received best-paper awards at the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Conference (2006 and 2012).

  • Mohamad Sawan

    DeTao Master of Microelectronics & Biomedical

    Professor Mohamad Sawan is currently positioned as Canada Research Chair holder in Smart Medical Devices and Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. Also, he serves as Director of the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMiQ Research Center), Interuniversity in Quebec Province, Canada. Furthermore, he has been elected as Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Officer of the Quebec National Order. In addition, he is Co-founder of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS), and Associate Editor of both TBioCAS and the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), and was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (2010-2013). Besides, he is Advisory Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. His research interest lies mainly in biomedical engineering, especially on the research of implantable medical devices through construction of advanced mixed-signal circuits and systems.

  • DeTao Master of Industrial Design and Management

    Prof. Soon-In Lee currently holds the position of Professor of Industrial Design in Graduate School of Industrial Arts and Professor in charge of Design Management in International Design School for Advanced Studies at Hong-Ik University, Korea where he was Dean of International Design School for Advanced Studies and Now President of Seoul Design Center. And he is Chairman of National 3D Printing Forum.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee has acted as President of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) during 2011 to 2013, Chair of the Korea Design & Brand Management Society until 2011 and Executive General Manager at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) from 1997 to 2004.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee is the General Director of the Gwangju Design Biennale (2006-2007). And he was in charge of numerous World Design Capital Seoul 2010 projects (2008) and exhibition research of Seoul Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo (2008-2010).
    Besides, Prof. Soon-In Lee served as Director of the LG Electronics Corporate Design Center in Seoul and President of the LG Europe Design Center in Dublin.