Assistant Professor in the department of computer systems technology at North Carolina A & T State University. Research interests: Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Topic Modelling, and Geo Spatial information systems. Member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. Published more than 50 referred journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters.
Dr. Chitra Dorai is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a Master Inventor, with a sustained record of world renowned research and pioneering transformative innovations for clients in Banking, Financial Markets and Media & Entertainment over the last twenty three years. Chitra has co-authored 100+ peer reviewed technical papers in premier IEEE and ACM conferences and journals, edited a book and received 5 best paper awards at international conferences. She is also the inventor of 41 patents.
Pinar Duygulu has received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Department of Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1996, 1998 and 2003 respectively. During her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. David Forsyth. After being a post-doctoral researcher at Informadia Project at Carnegie Mellon University, she joined to Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2004. During 2014 and 2015 she was at Carnegie Mellon University as a research associate. Currently, she is a faculty member at Department of Computer Engineering at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She received BAGEP award in 2015, Fulbright scholarship in 2013, TUBITAK Career award in 2005, and the best paper in Cognitive Vision award at European Conference on Computer Vision in 2002. Her current research interests include computer vision and multimedia data mining, specifically object, face and action recognition in large image and video collections and analysis of historical documents.
Magda El Zarki received the B.E.E. from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt in 1979 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York City, NY. Magda El Zarki currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, where she is involved in various research activities related to telecommunication networks and networked computer games. She is the Director of the Institute for Virtual Environments.
Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Educator, researcher, innovator, and an entrepreneur. Research has evolved from the lowest layers of 7-layer OSI model to the highest! Enjoys watching NFL and singing Bollywood songs! Has worked for Syracuse University, Philips/Lucent, and National University of Singapore. Infocomm technologies and their connections to humans fascinates Hari. His start-up companies are based on his own research and intellectual capital. The record of success is mixed. The journey continues forever.
Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, is Professor of Computer Science in Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and is a Director of the Web Science Institute. She was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) from 2002 to 2007, and was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 2010 to 2014.
One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science.
She is Managing Director of the Web Science Trust.
She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2009.
She was elected President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in July 2008, and was the first person from outside North America to hold this position.
Until July 2008, she was Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, was a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, and was a founder member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council. She was President of the British Computer Society from 2003 to 2004 and an EPSRC Senior Research Fellow from 1996 to 2002.
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/
Dr. Ying Li received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2003. Since then, she has been with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member. Dr. Li’s research interests include digital image processing, multimedia content analysis and management, pattern recognition, computer vision, business analytics and service management, and computational creativity.
Shri Narayanan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology at USC where he is founding director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL). He was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research from 1995-2000. His research focuses on human-centered signal and information processing and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on applications with direct societal relevance. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS and ASA.
Feiping Nie's research interests are machine learning and its application. He has published more than 100 papers in the following journals and conferences: TPAMI, IJCV, TIP, TNNLS/TNN, TKDE, TKDD, TVCG, TCSVT, TMM, TSMCB/TC, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Medical Image Analysis, Bioinformatics, ICML, NIPS, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI, ICCV, CVPR, SIGIR, ACM MM, ICDE, ECML/PKDD, ICDM, MICCAI, IPMI, RECOMB. According to Google scholar, his papers have been cited more than 2000 times.
Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at
Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of
Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. MTS at AT&T Bell
Laboratories; associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin),
before joining the Computer Science and EE departments at Columbia
University. He served as chair of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009 and
as Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
from 2012 until 2014.