About the Author
Nizar Bouguila received the engineer degree from the University of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia, in 2000, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE) at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research interests include image processing, machine learning, data mining, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Prof. Bouguila received the best Ph.D Thesis Award in Engineering and Natural Sciences from Sherbrooke University in 2007. He was awarded the prestigious Prix d'excellence de l'association des doyens des etudes superieures au Quebec (best Ph.D Thesis Award in Engineering and Natural Sciences in Quebec), and was a runner-up for the prestigious NSERC doctoral prize. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications in several prestigious journals and conferences. He is a regular reviewer for many international journals and serving as associate editor for several journals such as Pattern Recognition. Dr. Bouguila is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is the holder of the Concordia University Research Chair.Wentao Fan received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision, deep learning and pattern recognition.