Special Session Organizers

Rui Ranger Fan, University of California San Diego

Rui Ranger Fan received his B.Eng. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in Jul. 2015 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol (UoB) in Jun. 2018. Rui worked as a Research Associate (Postdoc) in the Robotics Institute (RI) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) between Jul. 2018 and Feb. 2020. Rui has been working as a postdoc fellow at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) since Feb. 2020.

Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ioannis Pitas (IEEE fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EURASIP fellow) received the Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. Since 1994, he has been a Professor at the Department of Informatics of AUTH and Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Information Analysis (AIIA) lab. He has published over 1000 papers, contributed in 47 books in his areas of interest and edited or (co-)authored another 11 books. He also (co-)organized many scientific conferences and workshops.

Nemanja Djuric, Uber ATG

Nemanja Djuric is a Staff Autonomy Engineer and Tech Lead Manager at Uber ATG, for the past five years working on motion prediction, object detection, and other technologies supporting self-driving vehicles. Prior to ATG he worked as a research scientist at Yahoo Labs, which he joined after obtaining his PhD in Computer Science at Temple University, under mentorship of prof. Slobodan Vucetic. Previously, he received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2007 and 2009, respectively, from University of Novi Sad, Serbia.