Keynote speakers

    BHI 2013 Keynote Speaker:

    Jiming Liu
    Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

A Complex Systems Approach towards a Better Understanding of Healthcare

In this talk, I will present our resent research work on modeling a complex healthcare system. Through a systematic study on wait times, we aim to understand: (1) the causal relationships between connected units in the system, (2) the impacts of neighborhood profiles and hospital characteristics on service utilization and wait times, and (3) the effectiveness of adaptive resource allocation in improving system performances. The research questions and methods (involving structural equation modeling, queueing modeling, and multi-agent autonomy-oriented computing (AOC) simulation), as to be discussed in the talk, can readily offer practical insights into new ways of evidence-based healthcare policy making.

Speaker Biography:
Jiming Liu is Chair Professor in Computer Science and Associate Dean of Science (Research) at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is Adjunct Professor and former Director of School of Computer Science at University of Windsor. Jiming received PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. His current research focuses on multi-agent autonomy-oriented computing (AOC) and real-world complex systems/complex networks modeling and engineering. Jiming has served as Editor-in-Chief of Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics–Part B, and Computational Intelligence, etc., and Editorial Board Member of several other international journals.

Special AMT-BHI 2013 Joint Keynote:

Professor Yuichiro Anzai
President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
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AMT 2013 Keynote Speakers:

Yuzuru Tanaka
Hokkaido University, Japan

Carl K. Chang
Iowa State University, USA

Andrzej Skowron
Warsaw University, Poland

BHI 2013 Keynote Speakers:

Shinsuke Shimojo
California Institute of Technology, USA

Marcel A. Just
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Jiming Liu
Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR