Huynh Van Nam / JAIST, Japan

Van-Nam Huynh received the BS degree (1990) from Quy-Nhon University and the Ph.D. degree (1999) from Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, both in Mathematics. After serving as a lecturer in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at Quy-Nhon University for over ten years, he joined in 2003 the School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), where he rose through the ranks and is currently a Professor. He was a recipient of the postdoctoral fellowship from the Inoue Foundation for Science, Japan, in the fiscal year 2001. He was also a Visiting Professor at Thailand's National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) in 2019, Adjunct Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand during 2015-2017, and Part-time Lecturer at Tsukuba University, Japan during 2011-2015. His current research interests include decision analysis and management science, data mining and machine learning, modelling and reasoning with uncertain knowledge, multi-agent systems, kansei information processing and applications. He has published more than 150 refereed scientific papers, and (co-)edited over fifteen Springer volumes and seven special issues for International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Annals of Operations Research, and Data and Knowledge Engineering.

Dr. Huynh currently serves as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (Elsevier) and International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IGI Global), and an Editorial Board Member of the new journal ARRAY (Elsevier).

Ho Tu Bao / Vietnam

B.Tech. degree in Applied Mathematics from Hanoi University of Technology (1978), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris (1984, 1987), and Habilitation à diriger des recherches from Paris Dauphine University (1998). Ph.D. candidate (1983-1987) at INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France), visiting fellow (1992) at Wisconsin-Madison University (USA).

Researcher (since 1979) and Associate Professor (1991) at the Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Visiting Associate Professor (1993-1997) at the School of Information Science, Professor (1998) and Professor Emeritus (2018) at the School of Knowledge Science (JAIST).

Director (2018~) of Data Science Lab of Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM) and Scientific Director (2018~) of John von Neumann Institute (JVN) of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

Yung-Cheol Byun / Jeju University, Korea

Dr. Yungcheol Byun is a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department (CE) at Jeju National University ( His research interests include the areas of Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Pattern-based Security, Home Network and Ubiquitous Computing, u-Healthcare, and RFID & IoT Middleware System. He directs the Machine Laboratory at the CE department. Recently, he studied at University of Florida as a visiting professor from 2012 to 2014. He is currently serving as a director of Information Science Technology Institute, and other academic societies. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Byun has been hosting international conferences including CNSI (Computer, Network, Systems, and Industrial Engineering), ICESI (Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Information Technology), and serving as a conference and workshop chair, program chair, and session chair in various kinds of international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Byun was born in Jeju, Korea, and received his Ph.D. and MS from Yonsei University ( in 1995 and 2001 respectively, and BS from Jeju National University in 1993. Before joining Jeju National University, he worked as a special lecturer in SAMSUNG Electronics ( in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, He was promoted to join Jeju National University as an assistant professor in 2003.