Nicolas H Younan is currently the Department Head and James worth Bagley Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from MSU in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Ohio University in 1988. His research interests include signal processing and pattern recognition. He has been involved in the development of advanced image processing and pattern recognition techniques for remote sensing applications, image/data fusion, feature extraction and classification, automatic target recognition/identification, and image information/data mining.
Dr. Jiangtao Cheng received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Purdue University in 2002. He also has a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Peking University at Beijing. Prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2015 as Associate Professor, Dr. Cheng was a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University and a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Science Center). He has served as the principal investigators of several research projects funded by DOE, NASA, DARPA and NSF respectively with a total funding exceeding $3.4 million. He has authored/co‐authored more than 50 papers in journals and proceedings of conferences. Dr. Cheng has won numerous awards in his career including four times of Best Paper Awards in international conferences and 2013 Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award from China NSF. In 2010, Dr. Cheng’s project “Optofluidic Solar Concentrators” was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the “six transformational energy research and development projects that could revolutionize how the country uses, stores, and produces energy”. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in optofluidics, thermal-fluid sciences, renewable energy, micro/nano-fluidics, multiphase fluid flow, nano-fabrications and CFD numerical simulation.
Fairouz Kamareddine has been involved in a number of worldwide consultancy assignments, especially on education and research issues working for United Nations and the EU. Her research interest includes Interface of Mathematics, Logic and Computer Science. She has held numerous invited positions at universities worldwide. She has well over 100 published articles and a number of books. She has played leading roles in the development, administration and implementation of interdisciplinary, international, and academic collaborations and networks.
Dr. Yasar Ayaz holds a PhD specializing in Robotics and Machine Intelligence from Tohoku University, Japan. He earned his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. Dr. Yasar is the author of numerous highly cited international publications in research journals and conferences. His work on Robot Navigation and Humanoid Robotics in particular has been cited by leading universities in more than 11 countries including USA, Japan, France, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, China, Iran, Croatia, Singapore, Pakistan etc. In recognition of his contributions to research and academics in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Dr Yasar's biography will also be appearing in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2013, Berkley, USA. Dr Yasar Ayaz is the Founder and Deputy Head of Pakistan's first Department of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. The Department offers Master's and Doctoral Degrees in the fields of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering (RIME) and houses dedicated laboratories of Robotics, Machine Vision, Control Systems, Industrial Automation, Embedded Systems and Computer Aided Engineering.
Yurii Prokopchuk received his BSc., MSc. and Ph.D in 1982, 1985 and 1987 respectively from Moscow State University. He has been a Senior lecturer of chair of information technology and cybernetics, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering Ukraine since1998. His research interest include: Conscious machines, Actors, Agents, Intuition Robotics, Robot self-awareness, Cognitive Informatics; Strong AI (AGI), Modeling, Analysis, Simulation; Information Technology; Computing System Analytical Design; Implementing Human-like Intuition Mechanism in Artificial Intelligence, Naturalistic Decision Making, limiting-generalization paradigm, cognitive complexity, Thin Slices, Human-like Intuition, intuitive and creative thinking, Cognizant Computing, Scalable Computing, Embedded Systems, Cyber-physical systems, Big Data, Medical Informatics, Medical Information System
Dr. Ahmad received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1985, and an MS degree in Computer Engineering and a PhD degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University, New York, U.S.A., in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Prior to that, for his secondary school education he studied at Lahore's Govenment College, the prestigious school that has been attended by the likes of Nobel Laureates Dr. Abdus Salam and Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, great Urdu Poet Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, and star cricket player Majid Khan. His research has been in the broader areas of parallel and distributed computing systems and their applications, optimization algorithms, multimedia systems, video compression, assistive technologies, smart power grid, and energy-aware sustainable computing. His research work in these areas is published nearly 250 articles in books, and peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. in refereed journals and conferences including His research work in high-performance parallel computing and video compression is widely cited with over 16,000 citations to his papers. One of his papers was ranked 4th among the top ten All-Time Most Cited Papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. His well-known work also includes papers on parallel program scheduling, survey on task graph scheduling, energy-ware performance optimization, survey on video transcoding, techniques for parallelizing scheduling and video compression, techniques for rate control and motion estimation in video coding, and survey on energy-aware task scheduling and temperature-aware task scheduling on parallel and distributed computing systems
Pablo Cortés Achedad is Full Professor in Industrial Engineering, PhD in Industrial Engineering from US Special Doctoral Award in Industrial Engineering US. Research interests focus on the fields: Soft Computing Computational Intelligence Operations Research transport and logistics energy efficiency and vertical transportation. Author/referee of academic articles in JCR journals such as: Applied Soft Computing Computers & Operations Research Interfaces International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Journal of the Operational Research Society International Journal of Production Research Simulation Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory Information Sciences y European Journal of Operational Research amongst others. He is member of the Editorial Board of Intelligent Control and Automation the International Journal of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms and Recent Patents in Computer Science. He has been also appointed as Guest Editor for several journals such as the International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing or the Journal of Computational Science. Member of the research group “Ingeniería de Organización” TEP-‐127 of US. He has been Project Leader in 7 projects of the Spanish Research and Development Programme as well as project leader in numerous technology transfer projects funded by PROFIT AVANZA or CENIT programmes. He is Leader Project in more than twenty research contracts with private companies and inventor of 4 patents with international extension. He is evaluator for the ANEP RTD Spanish Programme the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020. He has been Academic Director of the IAT “Engineering and Knowledge Management” Chair and General Manager of the Office for Research and Technology Transfer in the University of Seville. Currently he is General Manager of Association for Industrial Cooperation in Andalusia (AICIA).
Dr. Hamid Ali Abed Al-asadi., received his BSc., MSc. in 1987 and 1995 from University of Basra, Iraq and he completed his Ph.d from University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia in 2011 He Presently working as Professor at Computer Science Dept., Education College For Pure Science, Basra University since 11th December 1989.
My research focuses is Computer and Communication Network Engineering. I am also interests include optical communications, optical fiber, spread-spectrum communications, and information theory, Wireless Network, Sensor Network, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, computer engineering, data mining and Artificial intelligence.
Member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, AASCIT, AOS, SDIWC, UACEE, IRED, IACSIT, IAENG, SCIEI, ISEM, ASR, UREBE, IAASSE, Board of Engineers, ISAET, EACEEE, IEEE-Iraq Chapter, SAIS, URENG, ICEET, WARSE and CSTA.
Papers published as a book: 04 (National 2 and 2 International publication) International Publications: 46
National Publications: 14
Tomasa Calvo Sánchez is a Full Professor in Department of Computer Science at University of Alcalá. She received the B.S degree from university of Valencia in June 1977, and the Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Madrid in March 1989. Her research interest include Pattern Recognition, Mathematical Modelling, Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Set Theory, Intelligent Systems, Computer Algebra, Functional Equations, Information Fusion
Ayman A. Aly is professor of Mechatronics engineering and the director of E-Learning and distance education unit at college of engineering, Taif University, Saudi Arabia since 2008. Prior to joining Taif University, He is one of the team who established the “Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering” Educational Program in Assiut University in 2006. Ayman A. Aly was nominated and selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition, 2013. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and 7 text books in Refereed Journals and International Conferences. He supervised and examined some of MSc. and PhD. Degree Students. His main areas of research are Robust and Intelligent Control of Mechatronics systems, Automotive control systems, Education Technology, Thermofluid systems modeling and simulation.
Gerard Parr holds the Full Chair in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of East Anglia and is Head of School of Computer Sciences at UEA. he holds a PhD in Self Stabilising Protocols, aspects of which were completed with one of the founding Fathers of the Internet (Professor Jon Postel) as a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. Within his academic career, areas of research include Wireless Sensor Clouds, Disaster Response Communications, Massive Data Acquisition and Transport Protocols, delay-sensitive protocols, and energy-aware autonomic networking for sensor-clouds and edge computing. He has attracted several £millions of external research and commercial funding and has advised governments on the allocation of funding to large-scale projects valued in total at approximately £2.5 billion. Professor Parr is a member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Peer Review College. His academic research collaborations include MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology, USC-ISI Los Angeles, University of Florida, University College London, Southampton, Surrey, QMUL, Oxford, St Andrews, Lancaster and Cambridge, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications (BUPT) and Indian Institutes of Technology in Mumbai, Madras, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mandi and IISc Bangalore. In recent years he has been successful in attracting major EPSRC research funding for the India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC) in Next Generation Networks Systems and Services as well as ESRC Administrative Data Research Centres. Most recently he has been successful in attracting funding under the US-Ireland R&D Programme with the NSF in the area of Agile Photonics for Massive Data Analytics and also from the UK FCO Global Innovation Fund for the China-UK Technology Innovation Centre with BT.
Dr. Cheng Siong CHIN has completed his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Associate Professor at Newcastle University. He worked in electronics industry for few years before moving into academia. He currently holds 3 U.S. Patents. He has nearly 100 publications involving modeling, simulation, noise prediction, and control systems design of marine mechatronic systems. He is an elected Committee Member of IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society in Singapore, Lead Guest Editor for Journal of Advanced Transportation, IEEE Technical Committee Member on Biomechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems and External Reviewer for The Singapore Ministry of Education funds for R&D projects.
Dr. Onder Turan received his BSc., MSc. and Ph.D in 1998, 2000 and 2007 respectively from Anadolu University. He became an Associate Professor of Anadolu University in 2013. He is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, the environmental impact of industrial/aero systems, aero-engines, cogeneration systems, aircraft propulsion, exergy, thermodynamics, gas turbines and ecology technology. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers in the above fields. He has served as a member of technical and scientific committee, panel session chair, reviewer and editor for numerous international conferences and journals.
Mostafa Z. Ali received the Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics at Jordan University of Science &Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan, in 2000. He finished his Masters in Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Michigan, USA in 2003. He finished his Ph.D. in computer science/Artificial Intelligence at Wayne State University, Michigan, USA in 2008. He is an associate professor at the department of computer information systems at Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan. His research interests include evolutionary computation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and data mining. Dr. Ali is an associate editor of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, an Elsevier journal. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE computer society, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the ACM.
Qiang Li received his PhD in Pattern Recognition and Intelligence Systems from Shenyang Institute of Automation(SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2010. In 2009, he was awarded the HRI stipend and started his postdoctoral researching at CoR-Lab of Bielefeld University. Currently, he is a Scientific Researcher in neuroinformatics group at Bielefeld University. His research interest include: (1)mobile robot navigation and control, (2)dexterous manipulation of multifingered robot hand, (3)visual/tactile servo control optimal parameter (4)estimation based on filter theory.
Professor Sonya Coleman has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing from Ulster University in 1999 and a PhD in Image Processing from Ulster University in 2003. She is also the Cognitive Robotics team leader within the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at Ulster. She has 160+ publications primarily in the fields of mathematical image processing, robotics, computational neuroscience and capital markets engineering. Prof. Coleman's research has been supported by funding fromEPSRC award EP/C006283/11, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust. Additionallyshe was co-investigator on the EU FP7 funded project RUBICON, VISUALISE and SLANDIAL. In 2016 Prof Coleman was appointed as secretary of the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society and in 2018 was appointed as a Visiting Professor at North Eastern University, Shenyang, China.In 2009 was awarded the Distinguished Research Fellowship by Ulster University in recognition of her research contribution.
Yu-Sheng Lu received the B.S. degree with two majors in mechanical and electrical engineering from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1995. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR, Germany. From 2000 to 2008, he was with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. In 2008, he moved to the Department of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University. His research interests include sliding-mode control and intelligent control with applications to microprocessor-controlled mechatronic systems.
Xin-She Yang is Reader at School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University (UK) and an Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland). He is also an elected Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge University. He worked at Cambridge University and then National Physical Laboratory as a Senior Research Scientist after obtaining his DPhil in Applied Mathematics at Oxford University. With more 250 publications and more than 20 books, his research has been cited more than 30,000 times (according to Google Scholar) with an h-index of 66. He is also on the list of Highly Cited Researchers in 2016 and 2017 according to Thomson Reuters' Web of Science. He is the Chair of IEEE CIS Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management. Yang has given many invited keynote talks at international conferences such as ICCS2015 (Iceland), SIBGRAPI2015 (Brazil), IEEE OIPE2016 (Italy), HS2017 (Spain), and ICIST2018 (London). He has also given tutorials at international conferences such as ECTA2015 (Portugal), MOD2017 (Italy) and EANN2018 (UK) on algorithms and nature-inspired computation.
Professor George Vouros (B.Sc, Ph.D) holds a BSc in Mathematics, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence all from the University of Athens, Greece. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus. He works mainly in the areas of knowledge management, Ontologies (their engineering, alignment, mapping, coordination, learning and evolution), Agent organizations and their adaptation, Architectures of collaborative agents, Collaboration and Coordination in multiagent systems. He supervises and has supervised numerous theses (nearly 50) and PhDs (nearly 15) in these topics and has participated in numerous national and international research and innovation projects as researcher, manager and principal investigator. Currently he serves as project coordinator in two international projects: datAcron (www.datacron-project.eu) και DART (www.dart-research.eu). He has served as program chair, chair, and member of program and organizing committees of national and international conferences on related topics, as well as keynote speaker in international conferences and workshops. Before his current position, he was Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Systems in the University of the Aegean, where he chaired the Department for 5 years and he was elected to be Dean of School of Sciences. He chaired the board of the Hellenic Society of Artificial Intelligence (EETN) for four years in sequence (2007-2010) and the last two years (2015-2016).