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Ghufran Ahmad

Ghufran Ahmad's research focuses on microeconomic theory specifically dealing with resource allocation, social choice, and matching problems. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at NUST Business School, Pakistan.

He received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan in 2012. After that, he joined Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, USA to pursue his Ph.D. in Economics, completing it in 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Guoqiang Tian and Dr. Vikram Manjunath.

Alma Y. Alanis

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.

Bilal Alatas

Prof. Alatas received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Firat University. He is head of the Software Engineering Department at Firat University in Elazig, Turkey and works as a Professor of Software Engineering at this 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 100 papers in many well-known international journals and proceedings of the refereed conference since 2001. He has been editor of twelve journals four of which are indexed in SCI and reviewer of sixty SCI-indexed journals.

Wolfgang Banzhaf

Wolfgang Banzhaf is the John R. Koza Chair in Genetic Programming at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University and an Honorary University Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received a "Diplom in Physik" degree in Physics from the LMU Munich and his Dr.rer.nat (PhD) from the Dept. of Physics of the TH Karlsruhe, now KIT. After a postdoc at the U. of Stuttgart, he was a Visiting and Senior Researcher at the Central Research Lab of Mitsubishi Electric in Japan and at MERL in Cambridge, USA. From 1993 to 2003 he was Associate Professor for Applied Computer Science at TU Dortmund.

Xianye Ben

Xianye Ben received a Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent system from the College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, in 2010. She is currently working as a full Professor in the School of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao, China. She has published more than 90 papers in major journals and conferences, such as IEEE T-IP, IEEE T-CSVT, IEEE T-MM, PR, CVPR, etc. Her current research interests include pattern recognition and image processing. She received the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation award from Harbin Engineering University. She was also enrolled by the Young Scholars Program of Shandong University.

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".

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya is currently serving as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Christ University, Bangalore. He is a co-author of 5 books and the co-editor of 60 books and has more than 300 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He has got two PCTs to his credit. He has been a member of the organizing and technical program committees of several national and international conferences.

His research interests include hybrid intelligence, pattern recognition, multimedia data processing, social networks and quantum computing.

Siqi Bu

Siqi Bu received the Ph.D. degree from the electric power and energy research cluster, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K., where he continued his postdoctoral research work before entering industry. Then he was with National Grid UK as an experienced UK National Transmission System Planner and Operator. He is an Associate Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, and also a Chartered Engineer with UK Royal Engineering Council, London, U.K.. He is Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests are power system stability analysis and operation control, including wind power generation, PEV, HVDC, FACTS, ESS and VSG.

He is an Associate Editor of IEEE ACCESS and CSEE JOURNAL OF POWER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS, a Guest Editor of IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION, ENERGIES and IET GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION, and an Editor of IEEE OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL OF POWER AND ENERGY and PROTECTION AND CONTROL OF MODERN POWER SYSTEMS. He has received various prizes due to excellent performances and outstanding contributions in operational and commissioning projects during the employment with National Grid UK. He is also the recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Awards from IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, APPLIED ENERGY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS and JOURNAL OF MODERN POWER SYSTEMS AND CLEAN ENERGY respectively.

Chi-Hua Chen

Chi-Hua Chen is a professor at Fuzhou University. He has published over 300 journal articles, conference articles, and patents. He serves as an editor for several international journals (e.g. IEEE Access, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Scientific Reports (Nature), Scientific Data (Nature), PLOS ONE, PeerJ Computer Science, Journal of Applied Statistics, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Information Technology and Control, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Mobile Information Systems, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, etc.). His recent research interests include the Internet of things, big data, deep learning, cloud computing, cellular networks, data mining, intelligent transportation systems, network security, healthcare systems, augmented reality, e-learning systems, and digital marketing. He is a senior member (M'17─SM'19) of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Mehmet Cunkas

Dr. Cunkas has received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department at Selcuk University. He worked as control engineer and costumer manager in Turkish Electricity Distribution Co. from 2000 to 2005. He returned to Selcuk University and joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Technology of Faculty in 2005, where he is currently a Professor. He has 36 articles published in internationally indexed journals and 44 international conference papers. He is also serving as members of the editorial board of the Journal of Peerj Computer Science (SCI), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (SCI), and Int. J. of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (indexed in ESCI).
Dr. Cunkas’s research interests include Electrical Machinery Design and Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Load Forecasting, Renewable Energy.
Prof. Cunkas has received several awards: Best Paper awards in conferences, TUBITAK (National Project Fund) International Journal Publication Awards, Selcuk University International Journal Publication Award.

Swagatam Das

Assistant professor at the Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Is the founding co-editor-in-chief of “Swarm and Evolutionary Computation”, an international journal from Elsevier. Also serves as associate editors of the IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine and Information Sciences (Elsevier).

Peter Denning

Distinguished professor of computer science at Naval Postgraduate School. Past president of ACM. Past editor in chief of Communications of ACM. Currently editor of ACM Ubiquity. Author of ten books, most recent Great Principles of Computing (MIT Press 2015). Author of over four hundred scientific papers and articles.