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Toru Ishida

Toru Ishida is a professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. His academic background includes a professor of of Kyoto University from 1993 to 2019, visiting scientist/professor positions at Columbia University, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, University of Maryland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Xinjiang University and Hong Kong Baptist University. He experienced a vice president of IEICE, and a member of the Science Council of Japan. He was a co-founder of the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, and the Kyoto University Design School. His research interest lies with Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems and modeling collaboration within human societies. He contributed to create AAMAS/ICMAS/PRIMA conferences on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. His projects include Community Computing, Digital City, Intercultural Collaboration and the Language Grid. He is a fellow of IEEE, IEICE and IPSJ.

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Jianguo (Jack) Liu

A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo "Jack" Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. He is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and is a coordinating lead author of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services organized by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Liu also is the founder of the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net.org) and is a past president of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. In recognition of his efforts and achievements in research, teaching, and service, Liu has received many awards, such as being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award and the Distinguished Service Award from US-IALE and the Sustainability Science Award and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from the Ecological Society of America, as well as being named a Fellow in the society. He also has been a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a visiting scholar at Stanford, Harvard and Princeton.

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Si Jung Kim

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Entertainment Engineering & Design (EED) belonging to two different colleges, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He runs a highly interdisciplinary research lab called, the Digital Experience Lab (DEX Lab). Dr. Kim joined the EED program in August 2014 to conduct interdisciplinary projects with a goal of providing novel user experiences in the field of human-computer interactions and entertainment technologies. Designing interactive media based on the theories and principles of human factors and human-computer interactions is his specialty with more than 15 years of extensive experience. He has multidisciplinary backgrounds from his education in HCI and Human Factors (PhD), Computer Engineering & Science (MS) and Electronic/Mechatronics Engineering (BS) as well as from his professional experience with Samsung Electronics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), and HP Labs, Palo Alto. One of his current projects is in city resources incorporated interactive and actionable curriculum design with the integration of emerging technologies such as augmented reality and IoT.

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Heng Chye Kiang

Professor Heng Chye Kiang is the Lum Chang Chair Professor at the School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore, where he was the former Dean of SDE (2007 to 2016) and the Head of its Department of Architecture prior to his deanship. He teaches and researches urban history, sustainable urban design and planning, and publishes widely in these areas. Professor Heng has served on the boards of government agencies including the URA, HDB, CLC, JTC, BCA and advises academic institutions like SIT, NAFA, CUHK and HKU. He has been appointed Visiting Professor at Hanyang University (Korea), Keio University (Japan), Southeast University and Xiamen University (China) and EAVT (France). He has served as a jury member in numerous international design competitions and on several editorial boards of international journals. He is also planning consultant to several award-winning urban planning and design projects in Asia.