Dr. A. Fazel Famili Data Scientist and Data Analytics Consultant University of Ottawa Canada 

Biography: Dr. A. Fazel Famili is a Data Scientist and a Data Analytics Consultant working in various domains such as Engineering and Life Sciences. He worked as a Research Scientist and Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, Canada from 19842015. Prior to joining NRC, he worked in industry for 3 years. His interests include data mining, pattern recognition, machine learning, bioinformatics, and knowledge discovery from online or historical data. He has lectured in a number of Research Institutes in Canada, Europe, Far East, South Africa and South/Central America. Dr. Famili is founding EditorinChief of the IDA Journal (Intelligent Data Analysis, a refereed scientific journal, established in 1996), published bimonthly. He is also affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has edited two books, published over 50 articles in data mining and Artificial Intelligence and has a US data mining patent. Speech Title: Searching for patterns in realworld data: From problem understanding to validation Abstract: Our advancements and achievements in information science and technology over the last 1020 years, have been the prime motivation for various industries to accumulate huge amounts of data from all levels of their operation. This has resulted in creating large databases for which much of the useful insights are sometimes hidden and untapped. Many attempts have been made in the last 1020 years to apply systematic methodologies in order to build knowledge discovery and management applications. More...  
Prof. ShengLung Peng Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 974, Taiwan 

Biography: ShengLung Peng is a full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. He received the BS degree in Mathematics from National Tsing Hua University, and the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chung Cheng University and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, respectively. His research interests are in designing and analyzing algorithms for Bioinformatics, Combinatorics, Data Mining, and Networks. More... Speech Title: On the Maximally Balanced Connected Partition of Graphs Abstract: Partitioning, related to clustering, is a classical topic in data mining. With the emerging of social networks, big data, and cloud computing, graph partitioning becomes an important research topic. A wellstudied problem is defined as follows. Given a graph G = (V, E) and a positive k, the balanced kpartition problem on G is to partition V into k subsets V1,…, Vk such that every Vi is near n/k and the number of edges adjacent to different Vi is as small as possible. A trivial application is for cloud storage and load balancing while considering graph data. More...  
Prof. Hari Mohan Srivastava Professor Emeritus Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Victoria Canada 

Biography: H. M. Srivastava (Hari Mohan Srivastava) has held the position of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria in Canada since 2006, having joined the faculty there in 1969, first as an Associate Professor (1969–1974) and then as a Full Professor (1974– 2006). He began his universitylevel teaching career right after having received his M.Sc. degree in 1959 at the age of 19 years from the University of Allahabad in India. More... Speech Title: Leonhard Euler, Christian Goldbach and the Zeta Function Abstract: The main object of this lecture is to present an overview of some recent developments involving the Riemann Zeta function ζ(s), the Hurwitz (or generalized) Zeta function ζ(s,a), and the HurwitzLerch Zeta function Φ(z,s,a), which have their roots in the works of the great eighteenthcentury Swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler (17071783) and the Russian mathematician, Christian Goldbach (16901764). We aim at considering the problems associated with the evaluations and representations of ζ(s) when s ∈N\{1}, N being the set of natural numbers, with emphasis upon several interesting classes of rapidly convergent series representations for ζ(2n+1) (n ∈N). Symbolic and numerical computations using Mathematica (Version 4.0) for Linux will also be provided for supporting their computational usefulness.  