Keynote Speakers
ICIM2019 Keynote Speakers 
Prof. Adrian Hopgood

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Biography: Adrian Hopgood is Professor of Intelligent Systems and Director of Future & Emerging Technologies at the University of Portsmouth. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University and an affiliated professor of the University of Liege in Belgium. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT), and a committee member for the BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence.
Adrian has extensive experience in both academia and industry. He has worked at the level of Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor in four universities in the UK and overseas, and has enjoyed technical roles with Systems Designers (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and the Telstra Research Laboratories in Australia.
Adrian's main research interests are in artificial intelligence and its practical applications. He has supervised 18 PhD projects to completion and published more than 100 research articles. His text book "Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists” has been published in three editions and is ranked as a bestseller.


Prof. Shuliang Li

PhD, Life Fellow of the British Computer Society,
Reader in Business Information Management & Systems Westminster Business School,
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
(Also Sichuan 100-Talent Scheme Visiting Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

Biography: Prof. Dr Shuliang Li is a Reader in Business Information Management at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster. He acted as BIM&O departmental Research Leader from January 2010 to July 2013. Prof. Li is also Sichuan 100-Talent Scheme Visiting Professor in China for research collaboration purposes. He is a life Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).
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Prof. Joanne Roberts

Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Biography: Professor Joanne Roberts is Director of Research and Professor in Arts and Cultural Management at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, where she is also Director of the Winchester Luxury Research Group. Joanne gained her PhD at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University, UK, and she has held academic posts at the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, and Northumbria, UK. Her areas of expertise include, creativity and innovation, luxury, knowledge management and international business. Joanne has written extensively in the fields of business and management. She has published widely in leading international academic journals including Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Learning, and Research Policy. She is author of Multinational Business Services Firms (Ashgate, 1998) and co-editor of: Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy, with A. Andersen, J. Howells, R. Hull and I. Miles (Edward Elgar, 2000); Living with Cyberspace, with J. Armitage (Continuum, 2002); and, Community, Economic Creativity and Organization, with A. Amin (Oxford University Press, 2008). Her most recent sole authored book is A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Knowledge Management (Sage Publications, 2015). Additionally, she is the co-editor, with J. Armitage, of Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and the co-editor, with J. Armitage, of The Spirit of Luxury, a special issue of the journal Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2016). Joanne is an editor of the academic journal Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation (Taylor & Francis), and, an editorial board member of several journals including: Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption (Taylor & Francis), and critical perspectives on international business (Emerald).


Yu-Wang Chen

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Biography: Dr. Yu-Wang Chen is currently Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences in the University of Manchester. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and then appointed as a Lecturer in 2011 at the Decision and Cognitive Sciences (DCS) research centre of Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. He received the PhD degree in Control and System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008. His research interests are mainly in the areas of Decision and System Sciences, Operational Research and Data Analytics. He has published over 40 research articles in leading journals, such as European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operation Research, Information Sciences, Knowledge-Based Systems and IEEE T-SMC, 2 book chapters and 20 publications in conference proceedings. He has completed as PI/Co-I several research projects funded by ERC, EPSRC, NSFC, etc. He acted as Associate Editor of the Decision Analytics Journal (Springer) and Editorial Board Member of Complexity, Web Intelligence: An International Journal and International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald).

Title of Speech: Decision analytics using data-driven modelling and evidential reasoning 

Abstract: Decision analytics allow individuals and organizations to transform data and combine evidence to support informed decision making. However, most real-world decision making problems are often characterised by different types of information. In this talk, I will provide an overview about data-driven modelling and evidential reasoning in the context of decision analytics under uncertainties. The evidential reasoning methodology constitutes a generic conjunctive probabilistic reasoning process and generalises Dempster’s rule and Bayesian inference. Examples and real-world applications will briefly be discussed. 



Georgina Cosma

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Biography: Dr Cosma is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, in 2008, and prior to that she received a First Class Honours BSc degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, UK, in 2003. Dr Cosma is a member of the IEEE Computer Society with Computational Intelligence, and Big Data Community membership. Her research interests strongly reside in data science, computational intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms. Georgina is particularly interested in biomedical applications and predictive modelling.


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