Invited speaker

Keynote speaker: Prof. John Irvine FRSE, FRSC

(Chemistry, University of St Andrews)

  • Current areas of research: 

Ceramic processing


Fuel cell technology

Heterogeneous catalysis


New materials


Solid state ionics

  • has over 450 publications and has an WoS h-index of 63
  • RSE Lord Kelvin Medal in 2018
  • Schönbein Gold Medal by the European Fuel Cell Forum in 2016
  • has strong links with a number of leading laboratories across the Chinese Academy of Science, including as Thousand Talents professor at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter

Invited speaker: Dr. Juan Ye

(Computer Science, University of St Andrews)

Areas of research:

pervasive computing

activity recognition


uncertainty reasoning

temporal reasoning

  • Guest editor on the special issue ambient intelligence environments of Information, 2017-2018

  • EPSRC Review College from 2017
    • A member on ICT Prioritisation Panel, September 2017
    • Promoted to a Full College membership in August 2018 
  • As programme committee on various conferences and workshops, including EUC, MoMM, SOCS
  • Journal citations: 1265 (google scholar)

Invited speaker: Dr Binghan Zheng, BA, MPhil, PhD (NTU), PGCE, FHEA

(Chinese Translation in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University)

Areas of research:

Empirical Translation Studies

Contemporary Translation Theories

Neuroscience of Translation and Interpreting

Cognitive Linguistics

Contrastive Studies between Chinese & English

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Invited speaker: Prof. Zhihong Huang

(Associate Dean for Internationalisation and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, school of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee)

Areas of research:

Medical ultrasound and photonics

Activities incorporating tissue mimicking phantom fabrication

Mechanical, acoustic, thermal and optical characterization of tissue

3D reconstruction of human anatomy and simulation, vibration analysis and robotics

  • Associate Dean of International in the School of Science and Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Published more than 8 papers in a year