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Prof. Gao received her PhD in 1994 in Computer Science at Loughborough University, UK. Since then, she had worked as a post-doc researcher in several universities/hospitals before became a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science in Middlesex University, London in 1999 where she was later promoted to reader in 2006 and full professor in 2013. Between 1995 and 1997, she was a researcher working on analysis of retinal images at then Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Imperial College, London. Between 1998 and 1999, she worked as a computer scientist at Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has received a number of funding awards from EPSRC, the Royal Society, JISC, British Council and European Commission as a principle investigator or coordinator. Prof. Gao has edited 3 books and published several book chapters on medical image analysis and medical informatics. In 2017, her team has won top 1 (out of 23 teams) in accuracy in classification of Tuberculosis Competition organised by ImageCLEF, through the design of novel deep learning networks and #3 (Task 2-cancer detection) in EAD2020 for early detection of oesophageal (food pipe) cancer. At present, she is working on 2 research projects on Expandable AI in Medicine funded by CRUK and the Royal Society UK respectively.

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G R Sinha (PhD, Fellow IETE, Fellow ISTE, SMIEEE) is Adjunct Professor at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB). Prior to this, he was deputed as Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT) Mandalay Myanmar. He has been Visiting Professor (Online) in National Chung Hsing University Taiwan, at University of Sannio Italy and Visiting Professor (Honorary) in Sri Lanka Technological Campus Colombo.

He has published 301 research papers, book chapters and books at International and National levels that includes Machine Learning in Healthcare (Taylor & Francis-CRC Press); Biometrics (Wiley India, a subsidiary of John Wiley); Medical Image Processing (Prentice Hall of India, PHI) and 20 Edited books in the field of Cognitive Science, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biometrics, Optimization Techniques, Sensors, Outcome based Education, Data Deduplication with Internationally reputed publishers Elsevier, IOP, Springer, Taylor & Francis, IGI. He owns two Australian patents. He is Associate Editor of five SCI/Scopus indexed journals and has been Guest Editor in various SCI journals, such as IET Electronics Letters, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, International Journal of Biometrics.

He has teaching and research experience of 23 years. He has been Dean of Faculty and Executive Council Member of CSVTU and currently a member of Senate of MIIT. Dr Sinha has been ACM Distinguished Speaker in the field of DSP (2017-2021). He has been Expert Member for Vocational Training Program by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for Two Years (2017-2019); Chhattisgarh Representative of IEEE MP Sub-Section Executive Council (2014-2017); Distinguished Speaker in the field of Digital Image Processing by Computer Society of India (2015). He served as Distinguished IEEE Lecturer in IEEE India council for Bombay section.

He is recipient of many Awards and recognitions: Recognition by Rector of Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University, The Republic of Union of Myanmar (2022); Honor by Sanatan Samaj Myanmar for Social Services (2022); Certificate of Recognition for Volunteering in ACM Hyderabad Deccan Chapter (2020-2021); TCS Award 2014 for Outstanding contributions in Campus Commune of TCS; Rajaram Bapu Patil ISTE National Award 2013 for Promising Teacher in Technical Education by ISTE New Delhi; Emerging Chhattisgarh Award 2013; Engineer of the Year Award 2011; Young Engineer Award 2008; Young Scientist Award 2005; IEI Expert Engineer Award 2007; ISCA Young Scientist Award 2006 Nomination; GOLD Medal for first position in university in M.Tech.; Deshbandhu Merit Scholarship for 05 years and received Best Paper Awards in 3 International Conferences.

He has delivered more than 60 Keynote/Invited Talks and Chaired many Technical Sessions in International Conferences across the world such as Singapore, Taiwan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Irvine, Italy and India. His Special Session on “Deep Learning in Biometrics” was included in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2017. He is also member of many National Professional bodies like ISTE, CSI, ISCA, and IEI. He is member of various committees of the University and has been Vice President of Computer Society of India for Bhilai Chapter for two consecutive years. He is Consultant of various Skill Development initiatives of NSDC, Govt. of

India. He is regular Referee of Project Grants under DST-EMR scheme and several other schemes of Govt. of India. He received few important consultancies supports as grants and travel support. He has been Expert Member of Professor promotion committee of German-Jordanian university Jordan and Project Proposal evaluation committee of UK-Israel Research Grants. Dr Sinha has Supervised Eight (08) PhD Scholars, 15 M. Tech. Scholars, 100 UG level students and has been Supervising 01 more PhD Scholar. His research interest includes Biometrics, Cognitive Science, Medical Image Processing, Computer Vision, Outcome based Education (OBE) and ICT tools for developing Employability Skills.