Dr. Mahmoud Daneshmand is Co-Founder and Professor of Department of Business Intelligence & Analytics; Professor of Department of Computer Science; and Academic Director of Network and Communications Management and Services M.S. program at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has more than 40 years of Industry & University experience as Professor, Researcher, Assistant Chief Scientist, Executive Director, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Technology Leader, Chairman of Department, and Dean of School at Bell Laboratories; AT&T Shannon Labs Research; University of California, Berkeley; University of Texas, Austin; Sharif University of Technology; University of Tehran; New York University; and Stevens Institute of Technology.
He has published more than 180 journal and conference papers; authored/co-authored three books. He is well recognized within the academia and industry and holds key leadership roles in IEEE Journal Publications, Conferences, Industryâ€“IEEE Partnership, and IEEE Future Direction Initiatives. He is Co-Founder and Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE IoT Journal; Member of Steering Committee of IEEE Transaction on Big Data; guest editor of several IEEE publications; Guest Editor of ITU Journal Special Issue on Data for Good; Co-Founder of the IEEE Big Data Initiative; Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Community on Big Data; and has served as General Chair, Keynote Chair, Panel Chair, Executive Program Chair, and Technical Program Chair of many IEEE major conferences. He has given many Keynote speeches in major IEEE as well as international conferences.
Mahmoud Daneshmand(Research Area)
He is a Data Scientist, expert in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
Amir H. Alavi is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program. His multidisciplinary research integrates sensing, computation, control, networking and information systems into the civil infrastructure to create cyber-physical infrastructure systems. Dr. Alaviâ€™s research interests include smart cities, smart infrastructure, structural health monitoring, deployment of advanced sensors, energy harvesting and civil engineering system informatics. He has worked on research projects supported by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Missouri Department of Transportation, and Michigan DOT. Dr. Alavi has authored four books and more than 150 publications in archival journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has received a number of award certificates for his journal articles. Recently, he has been selected among the Scholar Google 300 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering, as well as Web of Science ESIâ€™s World Top 1% Scientific Minds. He has served as the editor/guest editor of several journals such as Case Studies in Construction Material, Automation in Construction, Geoscience Frontiers, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
Amir H. Alavi(Research Area)
Machine Learning, Smart Infrastructure, Structural Health Monitoring
Panos M. Pardalos serves as distinguished professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida. Additionally, he is the Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor of industrial and systems engineering. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the computer and information science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center, and the biomedical engineering program. He is also the director of the Center for Applied Optimization.He is a Fellow of AAAS, AIMBE, and INFORMS and was awarded the 2013 Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization. In addition, Dr. Pardalos has been awarded the 2013 EURO Gold Medal prize bestowed by the Association for European Operational Research Societies. This medal is the preeminent European award given to Operations Research (OR) professionals for "scientific contributions that stand the test of time." Dr. Pardalos is also a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Spain, and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the Founding Editor of Optimization Letters, Energy Systems, and Co-Founder of the International Journal of Global Optimization, and Computational Management Science. He has published over 500 papers, edited/authored over 200 books and organized over 80 conferences. He has a google h-index of 94 and has graduated 61 PhD students so far
Panos M. Pardalos (Research Area)
His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.
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 180 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."
Fairouz Kamareddine (Research Area)
Interface of Mathematics, Logic and Computer Science
Professor Nong Ye received her Ph.D. degree (1991) in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and her M.S. degree (1988) and B.S. degree (1985) in Computer Science from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University, both in P. R. China. Dr. Ye is a full professor at Arizona State University. Her past and current research has received over $8M external funding support and has produced eighty-five journal papers and five books, including Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples. Her recent research focuses on developing data mining algorithms to discover multivariate data associations for capturing both partial-value and full-value variable associations as well as both individual and interactive effects of multiple variables. New algorithms have been applied to cyber attack detection, engineering retention and education, and energy systems modeling.
Nong Ye(Research Area)
Information and systems assurance, data mining and modeling, quality optimization and control of system operations
Dr Liberati was educated in the Politecnico di Milano, where he received his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has been in charge of the Genova section and member of the Board within the Institute for Electronic and Information & communication Technologies, as well as member of the committee designing the ICT Department and of the Foresight Group. In 1988 the Italian Ministry for Scientific Research awarded him the first Italian Research Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering Associate to Italian National Nuclear Physics Institute. Past President of the Milano council within both a Charity ONG and an International Cultural Movement, he is familiar with high level personal and institutional interactions. He has been the italian candidate to the vice-presidency of the European Patent Office.
Diego Liberati(Research Area)
Information and Communication Technologies for life are related to measurement analysis, model identification and synthesis of bio-mimetic emulations in natural and artificial complex systems.
Shastri L Nimmagadda is presently an Adj. Research Professor at School of Management, Information Systems (Big Data Group), Curtin University, Australia. Shastri worked for the Schlumberger Company in multiple geo-markets worldwide as an Expert in Geosciences. Shastri worked for Wafra Joint Operations Petroleum Company in Kuwait (joint venture with Chevron Energy) and Santos JO in Sydney Australia. Shastri previously worked for several petroleum operating companies in India, Australia, Uganda, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Malaysia, Colombia, Indonesia and Russia. Shastri did his M Tech and PhD in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He obtained Master of Information Technology with distinction from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Shastri received his 2nd PhD in Information Systems, Curtin Business School, Curtin University.
Shastri L Nimmagadda (Research Area)
His industry research interests are big data modelling, data integration, multidimensional warehouse repositories, processing, interpretation and knowledge mapping including research in domain applications.
Sun-Yuan Hsieh received the PhD degree in computer science from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in June 1998. He then served the compulsory two-year military service. From August 2000 to January 2002, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chi Nan University. In February 2002, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, and now he is a distinguished professor. His awards include the 2007 K. T. Lee Research Award, President's Citation Award (American Biographical Institute) in 2007, Engineering Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Engineers (Kaohsiung Branch) in 2008, National Science Councilâ€™s Outstanding Research Award in 2009, IEEE Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (IEEE Tainan Section) in 2011, Outstanding Electronic Engineering Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineers in 2013, and Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Engineers in 2014. He is Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS).
Dr. Hsieh is also an experienced editor with editorial services to a number of journals, including serving as associate editors of IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Theoretical Computer Science (Elsevier), Discrete Applied Mathematics (Elsevier), Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), International Journal of Computer Mathematics (Taylor & Francis Group), Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications (World Scientific), Fundamental Informaticae (Polish Mathematical Society), and Journal of Interconnection Networks (World Scientific). In addition, he has served on organization committee and/or program committee of several dozens international conferences in computer science and computer engineering.
Sun-Yuan Hsieh (Research Area)
His current research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, fault-tolerant computing, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, and algorithmic graph theory.
Hironori Washizaki is director and professor at Global Software Engineering Laboratory, Waseda University, Japan. He also works at National Institute of Informatics as visiting professor, at SYSTEM INFORMATION CO.,LTD. as outside director, and at eXmotion Co., Ltd. as outside director. He is a technical adviser of GAIO TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. He visited Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 2015. He obtained his Doctoral degree in Information and Computer Science from Waseda University in 2003. His research interests include software modeling, product line, and quality assurance. He has published more than 100 research papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He received JSSST Encouraging Award 2004, IPSJ/SES2006 Best Paper Award, IPSJ Research Award 2008, and Funai Information Science Encouraging Award 2008, ASTER Zengo Award 2009, FIT2009 Funai Best Paper Award, IWESEP 2014 Best Poster Award, APSCIT Computer Research Contribution Award 2016, and JSEE Engineering Education Award 2017. He has served as a workshop co-chair of ASE06, publicity chair of APSEC07, ASE12, CSEE&T15 and BICT 2015, Asia liaison of SEKE10-15, program chair of SPAQu07-09 and AsisanPLoP10, general chair of AsianPLoP11, 14-15, organizer of MAPLE/SCALE13, local chair of SPLC13. He has also served as members of program committee for many international conferences including ICSE, ASE, ICST, SEKE, ICMT, XP, SAC PSC, SPLC, PROMISE, PROFES, APSEC, JCKBSE, PLoP, AsianPLoP, ICSOFT, DEPEND, ASEA, SecTech, ISA, WorldCIST, Mensura, MODELSWARD, BIST AISE and ICIST ISSEA. He served as members of editorial board for several journals including IJSEKE, IEICE, JIP, JSSST Computer Software, IJSEIA, and TOSEJ. He served as the director of ACM-ICPC 2014 Asia Regional Tokyo Contest and secretary of IEEE CS Japan Chapter. He is now vice-chair of IEEE CS Japan Chapter, chair of SEMAT Japan Chapter, director of SamurAI Coding 2014-15 and 2015-16, and Convenor of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC7/WG20. Director of MEXT enPiT-Pro SmartSE.
Hironori Washizaki (Research Area)
His research interests include software modeling, product line, and quality assurance.
He received the Ph.D. degree in Modeling and Control of Dynamical Systems from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2006. Currently, he is Professor at Technological Institute of Monterrey within National School of Engineering and Science where he develops research in the fields of Serial and Parallel Robots, Analysis and Modelling of EEG (electroencephalographic signals), Modelling of Biotechnological Processes and some other Applied and Computational Mathematics areas. He is editor, reviewer, author and co-author of papers in top journals as well as writer of books and book chapters. He a member of scientific societies as the Deutsche Society for Epileptology (German Society of Epileptology), the Dutch Neurofederation and many others. He has been invited to give talks of Applied Math for EEG in Epilepsy to Hospitals of Europe and Mexico. He currently does joint research with European universities, plans international events and workshops.
Ricardo Zavala-Yoe (Research Area)
He develops research in the fields of Serial and Parallel Robots, Analysis and Modelling of EEG (electroencephalographic signals), Modelling of Biotechnological Processes and some other Applied and Computational Mathematics areas.