Keynote Speakers

Dr. Edward A. Fox

Dr. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. He is a Fellow of both ACM and IEEE, cited for leadership in digital libraries and information retrieval. He serves as Founder, Executive Director, and Chairman of the Board of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and serves as Professor of Computer Science, and by courtesy, of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association and was Chair (now a member) of the JCDL Steering Committee as well as of the IEEECS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. He also served from 1987-95 as vice chair and then chair of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. He served as Program Chair for ACM DL’99, ACM DL’96, and ACM SIGIR’95 – and Program Co-chair for JCDL 2018, CIKM 2006, and ICADL 2005. He was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the ACM Journal of Educational Resources in Computing, and has served on many editorial boards. Since 2018 he has served as Chief Technology Officer for Mayfair Group LLC, and is PI of a related NSF I-Corps study of automated summarization. His 136 grants and over 1200 works are on digital libraries, information storage and retrieval, machine learning/AI, computational linguistics (NLP), Web and social media archiving and analysis, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, and data science.

Dr. Peter Zhou

Peter Zhou is a scholar and expert on digital library development, preservation of cultural heritage, and Chinese intellectual culture. Currently he is the Assistant University Librarian and Director of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley. An author or editor of many scholarly books and numerous articles, and a leading expert in the field of East Asian librarianship, Dr. Zhou has written and spoken widely on digital library development, Digital Dunhuang, digital humanities, digital preservation, and Chinese historical texts. He has been an international consultant for the Digital Dunhuang program. Dr. Zhou holds a PhD in Linguistics and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He has also held guest or adjunct professorship in several American and Chinese universities and is the editor of Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008.

Dr. Luo Si

Dr. Luo Si is a Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Alibaba Group Inc, and the Head of Language Tech Lab with Alibaba DAMO academy. He leads a cross-country team in China, USA and Singapore with the focus on developing cutting edge technologies in natural language processing, machine translation, text mining and information retrieval. The work attracts hundreds of millions of users and generates millions of revenues each day. Luo has published more than 150 journal and conference papers with substantial citations. His research has obtained many industry awards from Yahoo!, Google and Alibaba as well as NSF career award. Prior to joining Alibaba in 2014, he was a tenured Professor with Purdue University. He obtained BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Tsinghua University and Carnegie Mellon University.