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Lynda Hardman

Lynda Hardman obtained her PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1998, having graduated in Mathematics and Physics from Glasgow University in 1982. She was the development manager for Guide, the first hypertext authoring system for personal computers (1986). Her work on modelling hypermedia documents heavily influenced the first World Wide Web Consortium Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language recommendation. She is a board member of Informatics Europe, http://www.informatics-europe.org/

Alex James

Dr. James works on brain-inspired circuits, algorithms, and systems, and has a Ph.D. (2 years) from Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University. He is currently the Chair of Electrical Engineering Department and leads the Bioinspired Microelectronics Systems Lab, and chair of the faculty senate at Nazarbayev University. He is actively engaged in research commercialization and startups. He has experience of managing industry projects in board design and pattern recognition circuits, data and business analytics consulting for IT and semiconductor industry. He has been an IEEE Section Chapter Chair of Circuits and Systems Society and Exec. Member of IET Vision and Imaging Network. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for 20+ international prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICECS, TCAS, TVLSI, TCAD, TCyb, TEC, TIP, etc. He was an editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier; is an Associate Editor of HCIS, Springer. His research is focused on brain-inspired circuits and systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Mary Lou Maher

Mary Lou Maher is Professor and Chair of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte and and Honorary Professor of Design Computing in the Design Lab at the University of Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Engineering at Columbia University in 1979, and a Master of Science and PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, completing the PhD in 1984. She was a Senior Research Scientist in the HCI Lab at the University of Maryland and Program Director followed by Deputy Division Director at NSF.

Radu Marculescu

Radu Marculescu is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998.

Radu's current research focuses on developing methods and tools for modeling and optimization of embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, social networks, and biological systems. Radu Marculescu is a Fellow of IEEE cited for his contributions to the design and optimization of on-chip communication for embedded multicore systems.

Robert H McDonald

Robert H. McDonald serves as Associate Dean for Library Technologies and oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries’ collections and services. McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for university-wide collaborative projects that utilize Big Data and also serves as Director of Community Development for Kuali OLE.

Corey Nislow

Corey Nislow's laboratory develops and uses cutting edge tools to address this central question: how can we understand the biological commonalities in all of the life sciences; from embryonic development, to the spread of infectious diseases to better ways to treat cancer. Each of these disciplines can be explained in the context of competition, interaction and evolution. His lab studies the interface between genes and the environment using parallel genome-wide screens, high throughput cell-based assays and next generation sequencing. Most recently, he and his scientific partner, Dr. Guri Giaever, are exploring how laboratory experiments can co-opt evolutionary processes to understand drug action. He enjoys teaching all aspects of biotechnology, genomics and drug discovery. He got his PhD from the University of Colorado, worked at several Biotechnology companies and was at Stanford and University of Toronto before joining UBC in 2013. He has published 161 papers and run 19 marathons.

Alice C Parker

Professor of Electrical Engr University of Southern California; former: Division Director for Computer Engineering, Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice Provost for Research; previously at Carnegie Mellon; received the B.S.E.E. and Ph.D degrees, North Carolina State University, M.S.E.E. from Stanford University; elected Fellow, IEEE for her contributions to high-level synthesis; NSF Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers, NSF Fellowship, teaching award; neuromorphic computing research

Dirk Riehle

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the OpenSym conference series. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Amit Sheth

Educator, Researcher and Entrepreneur. LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar. Executive Director, Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis). Elected Fellow IEEE. Working towards a vision of Computing for Human Experience incorporating semantics-empowered Physical-Cyber-Social computing and Smart Data. His recent work has focused on semantics empowered Web 3.0 involving enterprise, social, sensor/IoT data and applications, as well as services and cloud interoperability.

Rita Singh

Dr. Rita Singh works at the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon university. Her expertise includes speech recognition, audio signal processing and pattern recognition. Her current interests include audio and voice forensics, and "apparently intelligent" machines. She is the co-lead designer of Sphinx-4, one of the world’s most popular open-source ASR systems today.

Steven J Thompson

Former faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College. My research expertise is in Internet phenomena: access, addiction, agency, control, dependency, governance, and policy; and engineering ethics in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) merging the Internet with physical bodies. My edited reference book, Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society, was published in 2017, and my edited reference book, Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies, was published in 2014. I am on the Membership Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). I teach communication courses, including Media and Society, and Mass Media Law.