Hsinchun Chen is the Regents' Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona and the Director and founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. He also served as lead program director of the Smart and Connected Health program at the National Science Foundation from 2014 to 2015. He received a B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, an MBA from SUNY Buffalo and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from New York University. He is also the 1000-Talent National Chair Professor in Tsinghua University.

Hui Zhangis vice director of Institute of Public Safety Research in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is vice chairman of Chinese Public Safety Association. He has conducted several national important projects, such as framework design of national Emergency Response Platform (ERP) System; software and database system development for emergency response system; integrated prediction and early warning system for national ERP; emergency response system. Prof. Zhang is the PI of a key research program of NSFC focused on “city's comprehensive risk assessment” and the PI of a major research program of NSFC focused on “scenario-response based emergency management integration platform development”. Prof. Zhang received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (USA) in 1999 when he was in SUNY Stony Brook, USA, and Changjiang Scholar (China) in 2008. 

Prof. Zhang’s recently researches most focused on public safety and emergency management, including preparedness and response to emergencies, decision-making support, applications of social media and big data in emergency management, etc. He has published more than 260 papers including over 140 SCI indexed paper.

​Winson Peng is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Michigan State University. His broad research interests concern the application of various computational methods in examining human communication phenomena on social and mobile media. He has published in top-ranked journals of communication science, information science, public health, and computer science. He co-edited two special issues on computational communication research at Communication Methods and Measures (2018) and Asian Journal of Communication (2019). He was the inaugural chair of the Computational Methods Interest Group at International Communication Association.