Haider Abbas is the Director of National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL) and the Head of R&D at MCS- NUST, Pakistan. He is a Cyber Security professional, academician, researcher and industry consultant who took professional trainings and certifications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, Stockholm University, Sweden, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden, IBM, USA and EC-Council. He received his MS and PhD in Information Security (2010) from KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
In recognition of Dr. Abbas services to the international research community and excellence in professional standing, he has been awarded one of the youngest Fellows of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) UK; a Fellow of The British Computer Society (BCS), UK and a Fellow of The Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He has been appointed as 1st ACM distinguished speaker from Pakistan by ACM - Association for Computing Machinery, United States. He has also been elected to the grade of Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. He has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Governors for National Information Technology Board (NITB), headed by the President of Pakistan.
Dr. Irfan Ahmad is an Assistant Professor in Information and Computer Science department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from TU Dortmund, Germany in 2017.
Dr. Ahmad's research interests are in the areas of pattern recognition especially in document-image analysis, handwriting recognition, and machine-printed text recognition. In addition, he is also interested in machine learning and its applications including deep learning.
Alma Y. Alanis, received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Advanced Studies and Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN), Guadalajara Campus, Mexico, in 2007. Since 2008 she has been with University of Guadalajara, where she is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and since 2016 is dean of PhD Program of Electronic and Computer Sciences. She is also member of the Mexican National Research System (SNI-2) and member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She has published papers in recognized International Journals and Conferences, besides eight International Books. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Subject Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute (Elsevier), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Access, IEEE Latin American Transactions and Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing. In 2013 she receives the grant for women in science by L'Oreal-UNESCO-AMC-CONACYT-CONALMEX. In 2015, she receives the Research Award Marcos Moshinsky. Since 2008 she is member for the Accredited Assessors record RCEA-CONACYT, evaluating a wide range of national research projects, besides she has belonged to important project evaluation committees of national and international research projects. Her research interest centers on neural control, backstepping control, block control, and their applications to electrical machines, power systems and robotics.
Hazrat Ali is an Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad. His research interests lie in unsupervised learning, generative and discriminative approaches, medical imaging and speech and image processing. He has published more than 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is an Associate Editor at IEEE and served as a reviewer at many journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IET Signal Processing, Springer Neural Processing Letters, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low Resource Language Information Processing, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering, ACL 2020, MICCAI 2020. He was selected as young researcher at the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany.
Shadi A. Aljawarneh is a full professor within the Department of Software Engineering, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. His research is centered in software engineering, web and network security, e-learning, AI, machine learning, and cloud computing. Professor Aljawarneh has presented at and been on the organizing committees for a high number of international conferences and esteemed Journals, he is also a board member of the International Community for ACM, Jordan ACM Chapter, ACS, and IEEE. A number of his papers have been selected as "Best Papers" in conferences and journals.
Dr. Rajanikanth Aluvalu, Professor and Head, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India, Vice-chair ,Entrepreneurship and Startup committee, IEEE, Hyderabad Section.
Dr.Aluvalu is conducting research in the fields of cloud computing security, big data analytics and artificial intelligence. His inventive research has resulted in instrumental contributions that are paramount to the field. Dr.Aluvalu organized international conferences such as the International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing, the 11th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, SoCPaR 2019, the 9th World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2019).
Dr.Aluvalu was the recipient of the IUCEE faculty fellow award in 2018 and Bronze level from Infosys for the year 2015 and 2016. Dr.Aluvalu has delivered sessions for audiences at various capacities and he has been a keynote speaker and author for many years.
Diego Raphael Amancio is an Associate Professor at University of São Paulo (Brazil). His research interest includes complex networks, machine learning, data mining, science of science, scientometrics, natural language processing and complex systems.
Associate Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. PhD from University of Sheffield, UK and Fulbright Fellow at University of Central Florida, USA
Associate Professor in Computer Science.
Research interests: User Modeling, Recommender Systems, Participatory Geographic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence.
Ignacio Arganda-Carreras (Madrid, 1980) is a European PhD in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications by the Autonomous University of Madrid and holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the same university. He took postdoctoral studies at the department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2009 to 2013 and at the Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, from 2013 to 2015.
During his doctorate studies he carried out research stays at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley (California, 2002-2004), at the Centre for Machine Perception of the Technical University of Prague (2005) and at the Applied Medical Research Centre of the University of Navarra in Pamplona (2006). He has worked as a consultant for the Max Planck Institute of Cellular Biology and Genetics in Dresden (2009) and for the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich (2009).
Since September 2015 he is an Ikerbasque Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of the Basque Country.
Lora Aroyo is a Full Professor at the Web & Media group, Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Within the framework of the Network Institute, she is involved in several research projects focussed on crowdsourcing and human computation, collecting data, data quality, and especially hybrid human-AI systems for video understanding. She has led major research projects in semantic search, recommendation systems, event-driven access to online multimedia collections, and through these has become a recognized leader in digital humanities, cultural heritage, and interactive TV.
Imran Ashraf is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Information and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan-Si, South Korea. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2018. He got his MS degree from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2011 with distinction. He earned Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan Scholarship for his M.Sc. degree from Sweden as well as a Gold Medal for outstanding achievements in BS from Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan.