Associate Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. PhD from University of Sheffield, UK and Fulbright Fellow at University of Central Florida, USA
A member of the ACM, the Information Processing Society of Japan, and IBM Academy of Technology. She has been supporting accessibility related open standards efforts, and 2010 she served as a co-general chair for the international conference for Web accessibility (W4A). She was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in 2003, and she has been actively working to help women engineers pursue technical careers. Chieko was appointed to IBM Fellow in 2009.
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).
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.
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.
Gui-Bin Bian is a Professor of Robotics, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
John M. Carroll researches methods and theory in HCI, particularly as applied to internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive systems. He received the Rigo Award and CHI Lifetime Achievement Award from ACM, and the Goldsmith Award from IEEE. He is a fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Association for Psychological Science, and received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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.
Currently a Director of User Experience at Google, Dr. Elizabeth Churchill is an applied social scientist working in the area of human computer interaction, computer mediated communication, mobile/ubiquitous computing and social media.
Marta Cimitile received her degree with full marks and honors in Ingegneria Gestionale in 11/12/2003 from the Facoltà degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, presenting a thesis in “Enterprise management: organizational and technical problems related to implementation of a CRM”.
She has also received her PhD in software engineering at the Department of Informatics in the University of Bari, presenting a thesis in: “Knowledge Economy in Software Engineering”.
Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Economics of the Unitelma Sapienza in Rome (Italy). Her main research is in the study and evolution of Process Mining, Process and Knowledge Management and Knowledge transfer in Open Innovation.
She was involved in several industrial projects for the realization of an Experience Factory for the knowledge storing and reuse and she made several teaching and training activities in the context of these research projects . She is also partner of the SER&Practices spin off company of the University of Bari.
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.