CEESD Speakers

CEESD 2023 Speakers

Prof. Gordon Huang
(Keynote Speaker)
University of Regina, Canada

Speech Title: TBA

Biography: Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSc from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 900 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 60 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts (or acted) as editor-in-chief for 2 international journals and editorial board member for over 10 journals, and was conference chair or keynote speaker at over 40 international events. He has also served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for its Program of Chinese Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety. His pioneering work in environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling environmental challenges and formulating related policies. Over 30 of his PhD graduates were appointed as faculty members at universities in Canada, USA, UK, Singapore, Hongkong and China.

Prof. Yongping Li
(Keynote Speaker)
Beijing Normal University, China

Speech Title: TBA

Biography: Dr. Yongping Li receives her MSc and PhD Degrees from the University of Regina, Canada. Currently, she is a Changjiang Scholar Professor at Beijing Normal University, China. Her research interests involve in energy and environmental systems analysis, environmental pollution control, water resources management, and decision making under uncertainty. Dr. Li has led or involved in over 60 energy- and environment-related research projects supported by industrial, governmental and international organizations. She has produced 400 peer-refereed international journal papers (with a SCI-based H-index of 45 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science). She has been continuously selected as a highly cited scholar in the field of “Environmental Science” (by Elsevier) since 2013. She was recently included in Stanford University’s 2020 World Ranking for the world’s top 2 per cent of most-cited scientists in the field of Environmental Engineering. Previously, Dr. Li was received a number of awards such as Distinguished Young Scientist Award, New Century Excellent Talents in University, the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar in 2012, the National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and the National Award for Youth Female Scientist.

Prof. Masahiko Isobe
(Keynote Speaker)
Kochi University of Technology, Japan

Speech Title: Two-level water-disaster prevention and reduction system (in Japan)-Impact and adaptation in changing climate

Biography: Former President of Kochi University of Technology, Former Vice President of The University of Tokyo, Former President of Japan Society of Civil Engineering.
   Prof. Isobe is an internationally well-established leading scientist in coastal engineering and coastal water environment. He has initialized many research projects, which resulted in a massive number of academic publications. After the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011, Prof. Isobe made great contribution to the new standards for tsunami countermeasures in Japan.




CEESD Past Speakers

Prof. Gordon Huang

International Society for Environmental Information Sciences

Prof. Rao Y. Surampalli

President and CEO, Global Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Prof. Baolin Deng

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Yongping Li

Beijing Normal University, China

Prof. Irene Man Chi Lo

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong S.A.R, China

Prof. Qingyun Duan

Hohai University, China

Prof. Guangwei Huang

Sophia University, Japan

Dr. Chunming Su

United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Prof. J. Paul Chen

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Prof. M L Kansal

Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India

Prof. Hsin Chu

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC

Prof. Caterina Valeo

University of Victoria, Canada

Prof. Ed McBean

University of Guelph, Canada

Prof. Yangwen Jia

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China

Dr. Zhiwei Zhu

University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Solomon W. Leung

Idaho State University, USA

Prof. Yang Liu

University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Chiyuan Miao

Beijing Normal University, China

Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Prof. Zhang Yanfeng

Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China