Prof. Cees de Bont, PhD
Dean of School & Swire Chair Professor of Design
Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi
Professor in Product Design Engineering
School of Design
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Cees de Bont is the Dean of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Swire Chair Professor of Design and Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Professor in Product Design Engineering. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In the PolyU School of Design, he introduced the master program: International Design and Business Management and the executive master program: Innovation Leadership. His research interests include: design education, consumer behavior, innovation adoption, design methods and networked innovation. He published papers in the ‘Journal of Product Innovation Management, Design Studies’, ‘Journal of Retailing’, ‘Journal of Economic Psychology’, ‘International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries’ and ‘Journal of Design, Business & Society’. Professor de Bont founded the Creative Industry Scientific Program on product-service systems (CRISP) and chaired the Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport (D-incert). He is the Chairman of the Management Committee of the Design Institute for Social Innovation (DISI) at PolyU and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Center and of PMQ, a creative design hub for design talents. Contact: email@example.com
Prof.Steven Guan, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Prof.Steven Guan received his M.Sc. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor and the Director for Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK. Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious R&D organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. After leaving the industry, he joined Yuan-Ze University in Taiwan for three and half years. He served as deputy director for the Computing Center and the chairman for the Department of Information & Communication Technology. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor. Prof. Guan's research interests include: machine learning, modeling, security, networking, and pseudorandom number generation. He has published extensively in these areas, with 130+ journal papers and 180+ book chapters or conference papers. He has chaired and delivered keynote speech for 30+ international conferences and served in 150+ international conference committees and 20+ editorial boards..