Keynote Speakers

Prof. J. S. Jeong
University of Extremadura, Spain

Speech Title: The STEM university education with active and flipped instruction methodology
Biography: Prof. Jin Su Jeong is currently a Professor at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, the Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) and was a Researcher Professor with Juan de la Cierva Program at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). He was received his MS in Architecture from the Texas A&M University, College Station (United States), his first PhD with International Mention and Suma Cum Laude in Graphic Engineering, Geomatics and Projects, and second PhD with Suma Cum Laude and Outstanding Thesis Award in Teaching Education from the University of Extremadura (Spain) with a part of study from University of Washington, Seattle (United States). For his doctoral dissertation, he has done different doctoral research stays and collaborations. He has published more than 130 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings, including 46 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the keynote speaker, scientific and organizing committee and chairperson of several international conferences and associations and has served more than 270 reviews in a wide range of international journals. Also, he is serving as an editor (Sustainability - Sustainability Education and Approaches Section and Heliyon - Education Section), invited editor for special volumes and editorial board member for a couple of prestigious international journals.

Dr. A. Anastasiou
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Speech Title: A Model for Training on the effective coping of Bullying
Biography: Dr. Adamos Anastasiou works as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the Hellenic Open University on Educational Administration and Leadership and as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Educational and Social Policy (University of Macedonia, Greece). He holds a Postdoc and a PhD in Educational Administration, Leadership and Psychology from the Department of Educational and Social Policy (University of Macedonia). He also holds a BA in ''English Language and Literature'' from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a BA in ''Greek Civilisation Studies (History, Archaeology, Art)'' from the Open University of Cyprus. Additionally, he holds an MBA ''specialisation in Administration of Educational Organisations'' from the University of Macedonia and a master in ''Education Studies'' from the Hellenic Open University. Moreover, he graduated from the Police Academy of Komotini in Greece. His work has been published in both international and Greek journals, as well as in international and Greek conference proceedings concerning the fields of Educational Administration and Professional Training and Development of Teachers and Headmasters. He has participated in the scientific committees of conferences and has reviewed a lot of papers for international and Greek journals and conferences. Currently, he is a member of the board of the Primary Education Federation of Specialty Teachers in Greece.

Prof. Ying-Yu Cui
Tongji University School of Medicine, China

Speech Title: Semantic analysis and Model Construction of Hybrid Teaching

Biography: Ying-Yu Cui has accomplished his doctoral degree at School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China in 2005. He is working as Associate Professor at the Key Laboratory of Arrhythmias, Ministry of Education (Tongji University), Institute of medical genetics, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. He was a visiting scholar, in Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Washington DC, USA.
Past five years, he received the award including the title of “Publons Peer Reviewer Awards”, “Excellence Award of Annual Teaching Innovation at 3rd XJTLU National University”, “the third prize for teaching achievement, Tongji University”. His research interests are Working Mechanisms of Natural Products in Cancer and Cardiology and University Teaching Theory and Pedagogy. He is currently serving as a member of Chinese Society for Cell Biology from 2007 till now.

Prof. Johann Holm
North-West University, South Africa

Speech Title: Systems Thinking in Modern Education

Biography: Johann Holm holds degrees in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and a PhD in artifical intelligence. He has three decades of teaching experience at undergraduate level, and two decades of experience in research leadership. He has successfully developed degree programmes in Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria and North-West University respectively, using Systems Engineering methods. Both degrees were designed to meet Engineering Courncil of South Africa (ECSA) and industry requirements. In the early 1990’s, Johann acted as a senior system engineer at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), after which he joined the Univeristy of Pretoria for a brief period. He joined the NWU in 2004 and served as the Director of Professional Services at the North-West University, during which he also acted as dean in 2010. He turned his focus to research and industry consultation, where he currently conducts research on systems thinking and engineering management which he applies to risk management, operations management, and R&D management in industry. Johann is still employed at the NWU and is the owner of a business entity that consults to business corporates on business processes and architectures, using engineering management principles in business engineering applications.