Prof. Yijun Yu
Dr Yu’s research focuses on automated secure software engineering – developing requirements-driven automated techniques and tools to better support human activities in software engineering for security, privacy, and forensics. His vision on requirements-driven adaptation receives a 10 Year Most Influential Paper award (CASCON16), resulting in 7 ACM/IEEE Best Paper Awards at SEAMS’18 on Adaptive Security, iRENIC16 on Digital Forensics, TrustCom’14 on Privacy Risks, EICS’13 on Adaptive User Interfaces, RE’13 on Proactive Forensics, RE’11 on Security Arguments, BCS’08 on Security Traceability, and ASE’07 on Monitoring Requirements.
Dr Yu is the PI for successful knowledge transfer projects at RealTelecom, Huawei, IBM, and the recent SESAR EngageKTN project on the Drone Identity. He is also a co-investigator on projects of Secure Usable Adaptable Software Engineering (EPSRC Platform, 2019-2023), Adaptive Security And Privacy (ERC Advanced Grant, 2012-2017), Relating Requirements and Designs of Adaptive Information Systems (QNRF, 2012-2015), Lifelong Security Engineering for Evolving Systems (EU FP7, 2009-2011), Usable Privacy for Mobile Apps (Microsoft SEIF, 2012). He was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 Today and BBC World Services on his vision of applying Cloud Computing to improve Aviation Security.
Recognised on BBC Radio 4 and World Services upon the wake of MH370 incident, he has a new vision of ”live black box” on live streaming flight evidence to replace traditional black box for forensic investigations. Towards the vision of forensic analytics of secure SE, he has chaired the International Workshops on Natural Languages for Software Engineering at ESEC/FSE 2018, and iStar at IEEE/RE 2016.. He is an Associate Editor on Software Quality Journal, and Programme Committee member of world-class international conferences including ICSE, ESEC/FSE, RE, ICSME, MSR, SEAMS, SANER, NL4SE. In the UK, he was elected as the Chair of the BCS Specialist Group on Requirements Engineering by over 1400 professional BCS members since 2017.
Prof. Nasir Rajpoot
Nasir Rajpoot is Professor of Computational Pathology at the Computer Science department of the University of Warwick, where he started his academic career as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2001. He also holds an Honorary Scientist position at the Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust since 2016.
Prof Rajpoot is the founding Head of Tissue Image Analytics laboratory (TIA lab) at Warwick since 2012. In Autumn 2017, he was awarded the Wolfson Fellowship by the UK Royal Society and the Turing Fellowship by the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
Current focus of research in Prof Rajpoot’s lab is on developing algorithms for the analysis of digitised pathology images, with applications to computer-assisted grading of cancer and image-based markers for prediction of cancer progression and survival. He has been active in the digital pathology community for almost a decade now, having co-chaired several meetings in the histology image analysis (HIMA) series since 2008 and served as a founding PC member of the SPIE Digital Pathology meeting since 2012. He was the General Chair of the UK Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) conference in 2010, and the Technical Chair of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) in 2007.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the Association of the Computing Machinery (ACM), the British Association of Cancer Research (BACR), the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Prof Rajpoot served as the President of the European Congress on Digital Pathology (ECDP), which was held at Warwick in April 2019. Since Jan 2019, he acts as Co-Director of the £15m PathLAKE national centre of excellence on AI in pathology, leading the computational arm of the centre.
Prof. Zhi Jin
Dr. Zhi Jin is currently a professor of Computer Science at Peking University. She is deputy director of Key Lab of High Confidence Software Technologies (Ministry of Education) at Peking University. She worked at the Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science from 1994 to 2009.
Dr. Jin's research interests include software engineering, requirements Engineering, knowledge engineering, and machine learning. She is/was principle investigator of over 10 national competitive grants, including the chief scientist of a national basic research project (973 project) of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the project leader of three key projects of national science foundation of China. She has also participated in several industrial projects in these areas.
Dr. Jin has published over 120 refereed journal and conference papers in her research areas. She was General Chair of RE2016, Program Co-chair of COMPSAC2011, General Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair of KSEM2010 and KSEM2009, and has served in program committees for many conferences. She has been invited as a keynote or invited speaker to many conferences and workshops.
Dr. Jin authored one monograph: Environment Modelling-based Requirements Engineering for Software Intensive Systems, published by Elsevier in 2018, and co-authored on book: Domain Modelling based Software Engineering, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2001. She is also the co-editor for two Chinese textbooks: Principle and Methodologies of Software Requirements Engineering, published by China Science Press in 2008, and the Software Architecture, published by China Post & Telecom Press in 2016.
Dr. Jin got the MoE Science and Technology Progress Award of Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement (2013), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2006), the Award for Distinguished Women IT Researcher of China (2004), the Award for Chinese Academy of Science Distinguished Young Scholars (2000), and the Zhong Chuang Software Talent Award (1997)
Dr. Jin is the executive editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Software and an Associate Editor of Chinese Journal of Computer. She is currently on the editorial board of Requirements Engineering Journal and International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. She is a senior member of IEEE, a standing board member of China Computer Federation (CCF), the Director of CCF Technical Committee of Software Engineering and was elected to CCF Fellow