Kei Eguchi was born in Saga, Japan in 1972. He received the B.Eng., the M. Eng., and the D.Eng. Degree from Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical systems, intelligent circuits and systems, and low-voltage analog integrated circuits. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in Kumamoto National College of Technology. From 2006 to 2012, he was an Associate Professor in Shizuoka University. In 2012, he joined the faculty of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, where he is now a Professor. Prof. Dr. Eguchi received JTL-AEME2013 Best Paper Award, ICTEEP2013 Best Session Paper Award, 2010 Takayanagi Research Encourage Award, 2010 Paper Award of Japan Society of Technology Education, ICICIC2009 Best Paper Award, and ICINIS2009 Outstanding Contribution Award. He is a senior member of IEEJ and a member of IEICE, INASS, and JSTE.
Dr. Yungcheol Byun is a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department (CE) at Jeju National University (http://www.jejunu.ac.kr). His research interests include the areas of Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Pattern-based Security, Home Network and Ubiquitous Computing, u-Healthcare, and RFID & IoT Middleware System. He directs the Machine Laboratory at the CE department. Recently, he studied at University of Florida as a visiting professor from 2012 to 2014. He is currently serving as a director of Information Science Technology Institute, and other academic societies. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Byun has been hosting international conferences including CNSI (Computer, Network, Systems, and Industrial Engineering), ICESI (Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Information Technology), and serving as a conference and workshop chair, program chair, and session chair in various kinds of international conferences and workshops. Dr. Byun was born in Jeju, Korea, and received his Ph.D. and MS from Yonsei University (http://www.yonsei.ac.kr) in 1995 and 2001 respectively, and BS from Jeju National University in 1993. Before joining Jeju National University, he worked as a special lecturer in SAMSUNG Electronics (http://www.samsung.com) in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, https://etri.re.kr/eng/main/main.etri). He was promoted to join Jeju National University as an assistant professor in 2003.