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.
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.
Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania.
She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 research papers. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing.
She is the Editor-in Chief to IJAIP and to IJCSysE, and is evaluator expert for national, international projects.
Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations.
She served as General Chair of SOFA conferences in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary.
Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker.
She is a member of EUSFLAT, member of SIAM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), chair of the Task Force 14 in TC Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in TC Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS).
Dr. Balas was past Vice-president ( Awards) of IFSA -(2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, and recipient of the "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize from the Romanian Academy (2019).
Gui-Bin Bian is a Professor of Robotics, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
A Research Director of the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique—FNRS at IRIDIA, Université libre de Bruxelles.
Dr. Birattari co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of computational intelligence. His research interests focus on swarm intelligence, collective robotics, machine learning, and on the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the automatic design of algorithms.
Dr Esyin Chew is the Reader (Associate Professor) in Robotics and Educational Technologies, a truly interdisciplinary researcher. Mum of two girls who like humanoid robots, assessment & feedback. the founder of the EUREKA Robotics Lab at Cardiff School of Technology, Cardiff Metropolitan University, who has led a few government, universities and industrial funded projects from EU, Australia, Malaysia and UK. She is a creative academic developing humanoid robot and mobile programs for seamless assessment and feedback with impact case studies that attracted national oppress and media. Esyin provides consultancy and training workshops such as service robots for tourism, healthcare and education with data analytics capabilities, data harvesting and visualization, personal response systems and Turnitin/GradeMark. She facilitated institutional blended learning implementation, staff development and Technology Enhanced Learning best practices/policy development. Esyin is invited as a reviewer for various indexed journals and speaker for international conferences in the related field. Prior to her academic career, Esyin was a software engineer.
Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan. Architect and principal author of the landmark 'Mead-Conway' text, "Introduction to VLSI Systems". Pioneering innovator of the digital e-commerce "fabless-design + silicon-foundry" microelectronics ecosystem. Elected Fellow, IEEE. Elected Member, NAE. Hon. Degrees, Trinity College and Illinois Institute of Technology. Wetherill Medal, Franklin Institute. James Clerk Maxwell Medal, IEEE.
ROBERTAS DAMAŠEVIČIUS received his Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering from Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) in 2005. His research interests include sustainable software engineering, human–computer interfaces, assisted living, data mining and machine learning. He is the author of over 300 papers as well as a monograph published by Springer. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Information Technology and Control journal and has been the Guest Editor of several invited issues of international journals (Biomed Research International, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, IEEE Access, and Electronics). Visit his ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robertas_Damasevicius
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.
Prof. Juan Pedro Dominguez-Morales was born in Sevilla (Sevilla, Spain) in 1992. He received the B.S. degree in computer engineering, the M.S. degree in computer engineering and networks, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering (specializing in neuromorphic audio processing and spiking neural networks) from the University of Seville, in 2014, 2015 and 2018, respectively. His Ph.D. was granted with a research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Since January 2019, he has been working as Assistant Professor in the same university. He is member of the Robotics and Technology of Computers Lab since 2015. His research interests include neuromorphic engineering, spiking neural networks, audio processing and deep learning. He has been an IEEE member for four years.
Cornelia Fermüller’s research is in the areas of Computer Vision and Human Vision. She has studied multiple view geometry and statistics, and her work includes view-invariant texture descriptors, 3D motion and shape estimation, image segmentation, and computational explanations and predictions of optical illusions. Her recent work focuses on the integration of perception, action and high-level reasoning to develop cognitive robots that can understand and learn human manipulation actions.