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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 is Adjunct Professor at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) and currently deputed as Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT) Mandalay Myanmar. He obtained his B.E. (Electronics Engineering) and M.Tech. (Computer Technology) with Gold Medal from National Institute of Technology Raipur, India. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU) Bhilai, India. He has been Visiting Professor (Online) for teaching Short Graduate Course on Cognitive Science and Brain Computing Research at University of Sannio Italy during September 2020-March 2021. He has been Visiting Professor (Honorary) in Sri Lanka Technological Campus Colombo during 2019-2020.
He has published 291 research papers, book chapters and books at International level 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) and 18 Edited books in the field of Cognitive Science, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biometrics, CAD for Biomedical Signals and Applications, Optimization Techniques, Sensors, Outcome based Education, Brain and Behavior Computing, 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). His few more important assignments include 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 like 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 Deshbandhu Merit Scholarship for 05 years and received Best Paper Awards in 3 International Conferences. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of Institute of Engineers India and Fellow of IETE India.
He has delivered more than 60 Keynote/Invited Talks and Chaired many Technical Sessions in International Conferences across the world such as Singapore, 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 2 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 consultancy 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.