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Haider Abbas

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.

Ayaz Ahmad

Ayaz Ahmad is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad – Wah Campus, Pakistan. Prior to that he was anAssistant Professor in the same university. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Wireless Communication from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec), Gif-sur-Yvette, France, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Faculty Member with the Department of Electrical Engineering, FAST-NUCES, Peshawar, Pakistan. He is the recipient of best research paper award from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for the years 2015 -2016, National Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (PSCT) in 2017, best research paper award in IEEE IEMCON 2018 held in Canada, and Publon Top Peer Reviewer award in 2019. He has several years of research experience and has authored or co-authored several scientific publications in various refereed international journals and conferences. He has also authored or co-authored several book chapters, and is the leading Co-Editor of the book Smart Grid as a Solution for Renewable and Efficient Energy published in 2016. He is Associate Editor with IEEE Access, Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, PeerJ Computer Science and Frontiers in Smart Grids. He has twice served as Guest Editor for the IEEE ACCESS. He is regularly serving as a TPC member for several international conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC and IEEE PIMRC, and as a reviewer for several renowned international journals. He is Senior Member IEEE and Associate Fellow of Advance HE, UK. He is a member of the IEEE Communication Society. He is expert in Outcome Based Education system. His research interests include resource allocation in wireless communication systems, energy management in smart grid, and the application of optimization methods to engineering problems.

Tawfik Al-Hadhrami

Tawfik Al-Hadhrami is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He received his MSc degree in IT/Applied System Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He received his PhD degree in Mesh Communication and IoT from the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2015. He was involved in research at the University of the West of Scotland, Networking Group. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, PeerJ computer Science, Frontiers in Communications and Networks (IoT and Sensor Networks) and International Journal of Cyber Forensics and Advance Threat Investigations journals. His research interest includes the Internet of Things (IoT) and Applications, Data Science, Network Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence and 5/6G Wireless Communications. He has established collaboration with the different international institutions over the world. He is a member of the Network Infrastructure and Cyber Security group (NICS) at NTU. He is involved in different projects with industries.

Vicente Alarcon-Aquino

Vicente Alarcon-Aquino received his Ph.D. and D.I.C. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, London, U.K. in 2003. He is currently a Professor and former department head in the Department of Computing, Electronics, and Mechatronics at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico. In 2017, he spent a short-term research stay as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics at King's College London, UK. He has authored over 180 research articles in several refereed journals and conference proceedings, has written a book on MPLS networks, and has several citations to his research articles. He has served as Guest Editor for the Journal of Universal Computer Science, and is currently acting as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access Journal and as an Academic Editor for PeerJ Computer Science. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, belongs to the Mexican National System of Researchers, and has been elected to membership of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. His current research interests include cybersecurity, network monitoring, anomaly detection, wavelet analysis, and machine learning.

Bilal Alatas

Prof. Alatas received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Firat University. He works as a Professor of Software Engineering at Firat University and he is the head of same department. He is the founder head of the Computer Engineering Department of Munzur University and Software Engineering Department of Firat University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, data mining, social network analysis, metaheuristic optimization, and machine learning. Dr. Alatas has published over 250 papers in many well-known international journals and proceedings of the refereed conference since 2001. He has been editor of twelve journals five of which are indexed in SCI and reviewer of seventy SCI-indexed journals.

Muhammad Aleem

Muhammad Aleem received his Ph.D. degree with distinction in computer science from Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria in 2012. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing comprise programming environments, multi-/many-core computing, performance analysis, cloud computing, and big-data processing. He has published more than 50 research papers in the reputed Journals and International conferences and authored 3 book chapters and 2 books. He is a co-director of the Parallel Computing and Networks (PCN) research group. He is currently working as Professor at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rajanikanth Aluvalu

Dr. Rajanikanth Aluvalu, Professor, Department of Information Technology, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad, India; Past Vice-Chair, IEEE, Hyderabad Section Entrepreneurship and Startup Committee
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, and 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 the 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.

Li-minn Ang

Li-minn Ang is currently the Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School of Science and Engineering at University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). His research interests are in computer, electrical and systems engineering including Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent systems and data analytics, machine learning, visual information processing, embedded systems, wireless multimedia sensor systems, reconfigurable computing (FPGA) and the development of innovative technologies for real-world systems including smart cities, engineering, agriculture, environment, and health.

Claudio A Ardagna

Claudio A. Ardagna is a Full Professor and Vice Director of the Data Science Research Center at Università degli Studi di Milano. He has been visiting scholar at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA and at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. His areas of interest include Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service, Edge/Cloud security and performance, security assurance and certification of distributed and cyber-physical systems, machine learning model verification. In these areas, he published more than 30 journal papers, 100 book chapters and refereed articles in proceedings of international conferences, and 10 books as an author or editor. He is co-author of the book “Open Source Systems Security Certifications” (with E. Damiani, N. El Ioini, Springer, 2008), co-inventor of the European Patent titled “Method, System, Network and Computer Program Product for Positioning in a Mobile Communications Network”, and co-founder of Moon Cloud (, a spin-off of the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is an IEEE Senior Member, has been a recipient of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award “in recognition of outstanding services to IFIP” in 2013, and has been recipient of the ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) WG STM 2009 Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis on Security and Trust Management.

A. Taufiq Asyhari

A. Taufiq Asyhari received the BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2007, and the PhD degree in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2012. He is Professor of Data Science at Monash University, Indonesia and Visiting Professor of Future Communication Systems at Birmingham City University, UK. He has been an Academic Visitor at Cranfield University, UK, and Telkom University, Indonesia. He previously held full-time/visiting positions at National Chiao Tung University, Bell Laboratories, and the University of Stuttgart. His research interests include the areas of information theory, communication and coding theory, and signal processing techniques with applications to wireless and molecular communication networks, the Internet of Things, and data analytics.

Dr Asyhari is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and Senior Member of IEEE. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board and the Technical Program Committee in numerous leading international journals and conferences. He is currently the Academic Lead for the multi-million pound 5G Connected Forest project funded by the UK DCMS. He received the notable Samsung Global Research Outreach Award, in 2017, the Silver Medal at the International Trade Fair iENA 2017, the IEEE-EURASIP Best Paper Award at ISWCS 2014, the National Science Council of Taiwan Starting Grant, in 2013, and the Cambridge Trust - Yousef Jameel Scholarship.

Woorham Bae

Woorham Bae received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2010 and 2016, respectively.

In 2016, he was with the Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. From 2017 to 2019, he was with the University of California, Berkeley, CA, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He is currently a Senior Engineer with Ayar Labs, Santa Clara, CA. He is the author of Analysis and Design of CMOS Clocking Circuits for Low Phase Noise (London, UK: Institution of Engineering and Technology). His current research interests include integrated circuits for silicon photonics, high-speed I/O circuits and architectures, non-volatile memory systems, and agile hardware design methodology.

Dr. Bae serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Access (2018~) and an Editorial Review Board of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (2017~). He received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award in 2018, the Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University in 2016, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Pre-Doctoral Scholarship in 2016, the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society STG Award in 2015.

Mario Luca Bernardi

I received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.

Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing more than 90 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering, and re-engineering, with a particular interest in software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as a reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data and process mining, software engineering, software maintenance, program comprehension, and the application of computational intelligence approaches in the above fields.
Currently, I am an Senior Researcher at University of Sannio, holding the course of "Pervasive Computing".