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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.

Javier Bajo

Dr. Javier Bajo, full professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), helds (since 03/05/2019) the position of Director of the UPM-Accenture AI.nnovation Space Innovation Center in Artificial Intelligence. Before he was Director of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (20/05/2016-19/10/2017) at UPM, Secretary of the PhD in Artificial Intelligence at UPM (23/06/2016-19/10/2017) and Coordinator of the Research Master in Artificial Intelligence at UPM (18/02/2013 - 20/05/2016). He also hold the position of Director of the Data Center at the Pontifical University of Salamanca (13-10/2010 - 08-11-2012), with 21 employees.

Javier has been visiting professor at the Dartmouth College (USA, 2016, Salvador de Madariaga Grant), Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan, 2011, JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan) and IRIT-University of Toulouse (France, 2013, 2014, 2015).

He is member of the Ontology Engineering Group at UPM. His main lines of research are Social Computing, Intelligent Agents and Multiagent Systems, Ambient Intelligence, Machine Learnging. He has supervised 13 Ph.D thesis, participated in more than 50 research projects (in most of them as principal investigator) and published more than 300 articles in recognized journals (81 JCR papers) and conferences. His h-index is 39. He is founder of the PAAMS series of conferences, and is an IEEE, ACM and ISIF member.

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 60 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 Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University, holding the courses of "Foundations of Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.

Mauro Birattari

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.

Diego Calvanese

Professor at the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. Research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology languages, description logics, conceptual data modeling, data integration, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. In 2012-2013 visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". Program chair of PODS 2015 and KR 2020, and general chair of ESSLLI 2016. ACM Fellow, EurAI Fellow.

Jinde Cao

Jinde Cao received the B.S. degree from Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China, the M.S. degree from Yunnan University, Kunming, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, all in mathematics/applied mathematics, in 1986, 1989, and 1998, respectively.

He is an Endowed Chair Professor, the Dean of the School of Mathematics, the Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Networked Collective Intelligence of China and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University. Prof. Cao was a recipient of the National Innovation Award of China, Obada Prize and the Highly Cited Researcher Award in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He is elected as a fellow of IEEE, a member of the Academy of Europe, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, a foreign member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, a fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, an IASCYS academician, and a full member of Sigma Xi.

Robertas Damaševičius

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

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).

Virginia Dignum

Virginia Dignum is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology. She got her PhD in 2004. Her research focuses on agent based models of organizations, and the interaction between people and intelligent systems and teams. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO. She is involved in several projects, has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, yielding a h-index of 25. She is vice-chair of the Benelux AI Association and co-chair of the ECAI conference in 2016.

José Manuel Galán

José M. Galán is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Universidad de Burgos. He received a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Valladolid and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Burgos. His research has focused on computational modelling and simulation, especially on agent-based modelling. He initially combined analytical approaches together with simulation and, more recently, with network theory and statistical and machine learning. Secretary of the Complex Sociotechnical Systems Association, Past president. Member of the European Social Simulation Association and the INSISOC research group.

Feng Gu

Feng Gu was an assistant professor of computer science at Voorhees College from 2010 to 2013. He is currently an assistant professor of computer science at College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, and the doctoral faculty member of Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He is the recipient of Natural Science Foundation Research Initiation Award. His research interests include modeling and simulation, complex systems, high performance computing, and bioinformatics.