Michele Della Ventura
Music Academy 'Studio Musica', Italy
Michele Della Ventura, professor of Music
Technology, is a learning expert, researcher and
instructional designer. His research interests
include correlation between music and mathematics
with a particular emphasis on artificial
intelligence research in the field of computer-aided
analysis of tonal music; intelligent systems;
enhancing teaching and learning with technology;
assessment for learning and strategies and models
for the effective integration of technology into the
curriculum at all academic levels.
He is the author of several articles presented at many conferences and published in international science magazines and high school textbooks (also featured at the International Book Salon of Turin in 2012 and 2018).
He proofreads articles and is a member of scientific committees in International Conferences.
He was invited as keynote speaker to International Conferences in Italy, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, UK, US (Baltimora, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Washington).
Michele Della Ventura has also consulted on Big Data and Semantic Technology projects in Italy. Some of the projects include indexation of the symbolic level of musical text.
He is currently involved in a research project related to technology supported learning in collaboration whit Università di Roma La Sapienza.
He teaches Music Informatics in University courses at Music Academies and Conservatories and Musical Technologies in Music High Schools.
Yudong Zhang, IEEE Senior Member
Informatics, University of Leicester, UK
Biography: Prof. Yudong Zhang is a Chair Professor at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, UK. His research interests include deep learning and medical image analysis. He is the Fellow of IET, Fellow of EAI, and Fellow of BCS. He is the Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He is the Distinguished Speaker of ACM. He was the 2019, 2021 & 2022 recipient of Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He has (co)authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles. There are more than 50 ESI Highly Cited Papers and 5 ESI Hot Papers in his (co)authored publications. His citation reached 22936 in Google Scholar (h-index 84). He has conducted many successful industrial projects and academic grants from NIH, Royal Society, GCRF, EPSRC, MRC, Hope, British Council, and NSFC. He has served as (Co-)Chair for more than 60 international conferences (including more than 10 IEEE or ACM conferences). More than 50 news presses have reported his research outputs, such as Reuters, BBC, Telegraph, Physics World, UK Today News, etc.
University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom
Biography: Hui Yu is a Chair/Professor with the University of Portsmouth in the UK. He is the Head of the Visual Computing Group at the university. His main research interest lies in visual computing and big data analysis, particularly in understanding and sensing the visual world of human related issues with semantic interpretation. It involves and develops knowledge and technologies in vision, machine learning, virtual reality, brain-computer interaction and robotics. Professor Yu's research work has led to many awards and successful collaboration with worldwide institutions and industries. He has led projects supported by EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, EU-FP7 and industries. He has extensive contributions to the international research community with organizing and chairing international research conferences and summer schools. He is also Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems journal and Neurocomputing journal.
Prof. Esteban Vázquez Cano
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain
Biography: Dr. Esteban Vázquez-Cano is currently professor in Faculty of Education at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. Vice-Dean of Students Affairs, Internationalization and Social Education (2017-20). He is the Director of the Master's Degree in Educational Inspection and Supervision at UNED and his research interests focus on School Organization and Supervision, Mobile-ubiquitous Learning, Digital Language and Open and Flexible Learning, with more than 200 scientific contributions published on these topics (see Google Scholar, Publons and Scopus). Currently, he is the Project Coordinator of the Research Project entitled: “Gamification and ubiquitous learning in Primary Education. Development of a map of teaching, learning and parental competences and resources “GAUBI”. (RTI2018-099764-B-100) (MICINN/FEDER) financed by FEDER (European Regional Development Fund) and Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain. He is also Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Technology (JCR Q1) and Associate editor of IJERI (ESCI). He has been invited as technical committee of more than 60 conferences around the Word (Japan, USA, Canada, Turkey, UK, Chile, Morocco, China, Italy, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, France, etc.). Dr. Vázquez-Cano collaborates with different national and international research projects with focus on the incidence of technology in Education.