12 December, 2016

Plenary Speakers SOCO’19

Dieu Tien Bui

Associate Professor at the Geographic Information System Group, Department of Business and IT, University of South-Eastern Norway.

He received his M.Sc. degree in Cartographic Engineering from Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Geomatics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, in 2013. He has more than 100 publications, including > 80 articles published in Science Citation Index (SCI/SCIE) scientific journals, > 10 book chapters published by Springer and Elsevier. His research interests include GIS, remote sensing, and artificial intelligence and machine learning for natural hazards and environmental problems such as landslides, floods and forest fires, ground biomass, and structural displacement.




Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado

Director – European IoT Digital Innovation Hub
Director – BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971 in Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca, Director of the Doctoral School of the University until December 2017 and also, he has been elected twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. In addition to a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. Juan Manuel Corchado is Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL).

Corchado is the Director of the European IoT Digital Innovation Hub and of the BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, which he created in the year 2000, President of the AIR Institute, Academic Director of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca and has been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter. He also oversees the Master´s programs in Digital Animation, Security, Blockchain, IoT, Mobile Technology, Information Systems Management and Agile Project Management at the University of Salamanca.

Corchado has supervised more than 25 PhD theses, is author of over 800 research peer review papers and books, has chaired the scientific committee of more than 30 international conferences, and is also Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology).


Prof. Julien Jacques

Professor in Statistics at ERIC Laboratory (University de Lyon, Lyon, France).

Julien Jacques received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Grenoble, France. In 2006 he joined University of Lille where he holds the position of Associate Professor. In 2014, he joined University of Lyon as Full Professor in Statistics. His current research in statistical learning concerns the design of clustering algorithm for functional data,  ordinal data and mewed-type data. He is a member of the French Society of Statistics.