Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers of IC4E 2022 主旨报告人

Prof. Sorel Reisman
California State University Fullerton, USA


Sorel Reisman is Professor Emeritus of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton, President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, an IEEE Computer Society Merwin Medal Awardee, recipient of the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning ) Distinguished Service Award, and a Fulbright Specialist on Open Educational Resources (OER). He is the founding member and Advisory Board Chair of IEEE ITPro magazine, serves on the IEEE Publications, Services, and Products Board (PSPB), the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Strategic Planning Committee, past member of the IEEE Education Activities Board (EAB), is a member of the IEEE Future of Conference IP Committee, and the IEEE digital library, Xplore Platform Guidance Group. Sorel served for 15 years as managing director and system architect of the California State University Chancellors Office MERLOT project, and in his emeritus position now serves as MERLOT International Relations Advisor. Reisman’s research activities focus on eLearning technology systems and methodologies, His current activities include: i) creation of the two IEEE-endorsed OER portals in Computer Science (, and Information Technology (; ii) development of IEEE Education Society’s 2020 "Teaching with Technology Resource Center" addressing pandemic teaching issues (; iii) Standing Committee Chair of the IEEE Computer Society signature, Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) and; iv) three recent or soon-to-be published articles concerning social and management issues concerning eLearning systems/methodologies, and pandemic-related conference management challenges. In addition to his two books and more than 200 papers and presentations, Reisman can be found during this pandemic quarantining/masked time on the tennis court, riding his bicycle along the Southern California ocean front, Zooming with his 5 grandchildren (and their parents, if necessary), reading, and watching streaming video. Reisman received his BASc, MA, and PhD from the University of Toronto.



Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Northwest, USA


Kuan-Chou Chen is the Associate Dean for Graduate Program and Research, Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems. He was the Department Head of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics (2005-2016), as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Northwest. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an “Outstanding Scholar Award.” He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Northwest, 2005).



Prof. Yongsheng Ma
Southern University of Science and Technology, China


Dr. Yongsheng Ma has been a full professor at Southern University of Science and Engineering in Shenzhen, China since July, 2021. Before that he had been a full professor at University of Alberta where he had joined since 2007. Dr. Ma is also a member of ASME, ASEE, SME, SPE, CSME and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). His main research areas include engineering informatics for design and manufacturing, CADCAM, and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was an associate professor with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ma started career as a Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturer in Singapore (1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager (1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Dr. Ma has published more than 200 internationally recognized top journal and conference papers, and two specialty books. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). In 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation together with Drader Manufacturing Ltd. Dr. Ma had been engaged for collaboration with many academic institutions and industrial partners internationally. 2019-2020, Dr. Ma had been a visiting professor of SUSTech (China). Since 2020, Dr. Ma has become an associate editor for Advanced Engineering Informatics (Elsevier), ASME Journal of Computer Information Science and Engineering (JCISE), and Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering – Digital Manufacturing (Frontiers, open access). He also serves as an Editorial Member for Scientific Reports published by Springer Nature.