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Invited Speakers of ICET 2022

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Prof. Maricar S. Prudente

De La Salle University, Philippines


Dr. Maricar S. Prudente is presently a Full Professor 10 of the Science Education Department of De La Salle University-Manila. Professor Prudente completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at Ehime University as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Ronpaku Fellow. As an educator, Dr. Prudente has served as administrator in various capacities at De La Salle University and as resource person and coordinator in various training programs dealing with research, environmental issues, science education, technology integration, and educational action research. In the field of science education, Dr. Prudente’s research work is focused on action research and the integration of technology and development of 21st century skills in the teaching of science. Dr. Prudente is currently involved in an international collaborative project with Erasmus+ Foundation on Action Research To Innovate Science Teaching (ARTiST). Prof. Prudente is a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime National Achievement Award given by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). Recently, Prof. Prudente was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Filipino JSPS Fellow in the field of Education by Department of Science and Technology of the Philippine government.


Title: Adaptive, Effective and Innovative Practices on Science Education in Online Distance Learning: Perspectives from the Philippines (Abstract)



Prof. David Geelan

University of Notre Dame Australia,  Australia


David has taught high school science and maths in Victoria, NSW and WA, and worked as a science educator in Papua New Guinea and Canada as well as Australia. His books 'Weaving Narrative Nets' and 'Undead Theories' explore ideas around qualitative approaches to educational research, and he won an Australian Publishing Award for the 'Science Ways' series of textbooks for Queensland schools. David has been helping beginning teachers learn about teaching science since 2000. He has conducted research on teachers' explanations in physics classrooms, videoconference teaching and learning and his own teaching practice, and his current work is on the use of interactive simulations ('virtual labs') in chemistry and physics education.



Assoc. Prof. Dai Yu


Tianjin University, China


Dr. Dai Yu received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she worked as postdoctoral fellow at Tsinghua University. She now works as associate professor in the school of Education, Tianjin University. Her current research interests cover educational technology, evolutionary game theory and assessment of equality of education. A current project she works on is the research on key issues in supply-side structural reform of undergraduate programs, sponsored by and under the guideline of Collaborative National Research Projects (CNRP) on emerging engineering education of China. She also combines her speciality to engage in university’s reform of the curricula of the humanities and social sciences. A relevant project underway is the research on comprehensive quality of Tianjin college students in the background of emerging engineering.


Title: Research on Comprehensive Quality Evaluation Framework of Emerging Engineering College Students Based on Blockchain Technology (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Vincent CS Lee

Monash University, Australia ( IEEE Senior Member)


Vincent CS Lee is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of IT, Monash University and a Senior Member of IEEE. His education qualifications include Bachelor and Master degrees in EEE, both from the National University of Singapore; MBA from Henley Management College in Oxford, England; BBus (Hons 1st class in Economics & Finance) and MBus (Accountancy), both from RMIT University in Melbourne; and PhD degree from University of Newcastle, NSW in Australia. He is an active researcher and educator (with Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Monash University) with 30 years as academicians for four universities including Monash University and Swinburne University, both in Melbourne, joint Monash-South East University in Suzhou, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was visiting Professors with School of Economics and Management, and School of Computing and Technology, Tsinghua University in Beijing. Lee’s research and higher education teaching (developed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses) span multi-disciplinary domains across IT, Digital Health, Signal and Information Processing, Financial Engineering (FinTech), Educational Data Mining (with learner-centric education technology tools), Explainable AI, Deep ML, Computer Vision for dynamic objects tracking, and Multi-agent Autonomous Systems. Lee has published 200+ papers in IEEE/ACM SCImago ranked Q1 High Impact factors of Journals, and in CORE A/A* Peer-review International Conferences proceedings (AAAI, IJCAI, ICDM, ICWS, ICDE, PAKDD, CIKM, WWW, IEEE IC Signal Processing, IC-EDM). Lee also served as invited keynote speakers for a number of these IEEE and ACM Flagship conferences’ and General Chair and Co-chair of steering committees and technical programs.


Title: Predicting Higher Education At-Risk Student Using Progressive Temporal Data and Machine Learning Tools (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Cai Su

Beijing Normal University, China


Dr. Cai Su is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Education in Beijing Normal University, China, Director of VR/AR+Education Lab, Visiting Scholar of Columbia University, Member of 3D Education and Equipment Professional Committee of China Simulation Federation, one of Young Talents in Beijing Colleges and Universities, 2020 Highly Cited Chinese Researcher (Education). He obtains his Bachelor and PhD degrees on computer science from Beihang University and had worked at the State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and System for seven years. His research interests include Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) in Education, STEM Education.


Title: AR Supported Teaching in Educational Metaverse (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Yong Liu

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China


Dr. Yong Liu is an Associate Professor in School of Network Education at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). She obtained her Bachelor and PhD degrees on Communication and Information System from BUPT. Her research focuses on the combination of information technology and education, involving educational statistics, educational measurement, and the application of artificial intelligence in education. She has published more than 20 research paper, applied for six patents, and participated in the drafting of 1 international standard and 2 national standards about educational technology. She has presided over or participated in more than 10 national, provincial and other level projects.


Title: Exploring Factors Affecting Online Learners’Intention to Continue Learning in E-learning: a Meta-Analysis (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Mah Boon Yih

UiTM Penang Branch, Malaysia


Assoc. Prof. Dr Mah Boon Yih, who is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (2021-2022), Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, and Graduate Technologist, is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Language Studies, UiTM Penang Branch, Malaysia. He holds three degrees: PhD (E-learning), MA (Applied Linguistics), and BAEd (Hons) in ELS. As the outcome of his doctoral thesis, Dr Mah has become the founder of Web-based Cognitive Writing Instruction (WeCWI): an award-winning hybrid e-framework for instructional design and language development. WeCWI is currently further extended in postgraduate studies and solutions-driven consultancy namely WeCWI Integrated Solutions at https://www.wecwi.com Dr Mah is included in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2011-2012 & 2016-2017, Who’s Who in Asia 2012, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (7th and 9th Editions), Top 100 Educators 2012, Dictionary of International Biography (36th-38th Editions), Who’s Who in the World 2013-2015, Top 100 Professionals 2015, Leading Educators of the World 2015, and 50 Fabulous Edutech Leaders 2019. In addition, he is also the winner of the World Education Congress Global Awards 2016: Education Leadership Award (for Excellence in Education, Leadership & Teaching), Rector’s Special Award 2017, Award for Excellence in eLearning 2019, The Top Best E-learning Award 2020, and Anugerah Pengajaran (Kelompok Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan) in UiTM AAU2020.


Title: WeCWI and the Science of Web-based Instruction for 21CLD Enhancement (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Wei Gao

Beijing University of Technology, China


Dr. Wei Gao is an associate professor in the Institute of Higher Education at the Beijing University of Technology, and the founder and CEO of Ease Education International, a platform for educational thinkers and doers. He obtained his doctorate in Teaching and Curriculum from the School of Education, Syracuse University, with a M.Eng. from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, and a B.S. from the Automation Department, Tsinghua University. He has been an elementary teacher in Inner Mongolia and a specialist with the UNV-Cisco program to promote ICT literacy among under-represented populations in Sichuan. Before taking the current position, he served as a Special Education and Rehabilitation Director with the Half the Sky Foundation, C.A., and trained special educators in orphanages across China. Beyond the issues of learning efficiency and effectiveness, he is more concerned with the roles of technologies and schooling that play in affecting students’ physical and mental health. His recent book on China’s mathematics curriculum reform, No School Left Behind, is published by the Routledge. His research is published in journals like British Journal of Education Studies and International Journal of Special Education.




Senior Lecturer Dr. Neil Gordon
University of Hull, UK

Neil Gordon is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull in England. Neil is a National Teaching Fellow, and a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He has produced a number of reports for AdvanceHE, with major ones on the way that technology enhanced learning can enable flexible pedagogy, on the role of assessment in education, and on ways to address issues in retention and attainment in computing education. His awards include University Teaching Fellowships and awards for scholarship in teaching and learning. His research interests include applications of computer science to enable true technology enhanced learning, issues around sustainable development, as well as more discipline specific work on applications of computer algebra and formal methods. He has published over 50 journal articles, a similar number of refereed conference proceedings, along with a variety of book chapters, reports and other publications.  


Title: Enhancing and Rebuilding Education in a Post-pandemic World (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Azidah Abu Ziden

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia


Associate Professor Dr Azidah Abu Ziden is a Senior Lecturer in School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She is currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence (CDAE), USM. Her research interests are in the area of Instructional Design (E-learning & M-learning), Educational Technology, ICT & Multimedia and 21st Century Learning. Dr Azidah has received various award nationally and internationally including University of Canterbury, New Zealand Research Award 2003-2006. As a National E-learning Master Trainer, she conducts trainings to lecturers/educators in instructional design, e-learning approaches, and tools, as well as new approaches of teaching and learning nationally and internationally. Dr Azidah is the recipient for the prestigious Malaysia Academic Award 2017 and was a Gold Award for Best Learning Model (Blended) in LearnX Impact Award 2018 in Melbourne Australia.


Title: Digitalization of Teaching and Learning via Micro-credentials: A New Paradigm in Higher Education (Abstract)




Title: Research on the Theoretical Construction and Practical Innovation of Hybrid Teaching in e-learning Space (Abstract)



Assoc. Prof. Guichen Zhang

North China University of Technology, China


Dr. Guichen Zhang is an Associate Professor in School of Control and Electrical Engineering at North China University of Technology (NCUT). He obtained his doctorate in mechanics from the School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include power electronics, energy & power and engineering education. He is the Young Backbone Teacher of North China University of Technology and a member of Intelligent Distributed Energy Professional Committee of China Automation Society. He is currently presiding a subproject of the National Key R&D Program of China. He has published more than 15 research papers, 3 China invention patents and 7 software copyrights.


Title: Electrical Engineering Specialty Construction based on “Four-dimensional Practical Teaching, Multimedia integration, System Reconfiguration” Multi-innovation Methods (Abstract)