Ana Bazzan received her PhD in 1997 from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), Germany. She is an associate professor at UFRGS in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her activities include: fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; associate editor of journals (Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Advances in Complex Systems, among others); member of the IFAAMAS board. Her main research interests are: multiagent systems, complex systems, agent-based simulation.
Born in Rotterdam, PhD math. Utrecht 1976, with Leiden University till 1982,
with CWI Amsterdam till 1985, subsequently with the University of Amsterdam (UoA). Professor of software engineering since 1985, with Philips Research during 1988/9, visiting professor of informatics in Swansea. Currently director of Informatics Institute of the UoA Faculty of Science, Chair Informatics Section of Academia Europaea. Editor-in-chief of Science of Computer Programming. Also with Minstroom Research BV
Mario Luca Bernardi 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 several papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering and reengineering, with particular interest on software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data mining, software engineering, software maintenance and program comprehension.
Currently I am an Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University, holding the courses of "Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.
A Research Associate 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.
Jinde Cao is an Endowed Chair Professor, the Dean of School of Mathematics and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University. From March 1989 to May 2000, he was with the Yunnan University. In May 2000, he joined the School of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Professor Cao was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, and Neurocomputing. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Cognitive Neurodynamics, and Neural Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Member of the Academy of Europe, and a Foreign Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He has been named as Highly-Cited Researcher in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He received the National Innovation Award of China (2017).
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 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.
Assistant Member in the Department of Mathematical Oncology and Department of Radiation Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of South Florida;
Director for Education and Outreach at the Moffitt Physical Sciences in Oncology Center
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.
Professor of Software Engineering and Computational Models at the University of Bradford, UK.
Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Member US National Academy of Engineering, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences; fellow Assoc. for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Assoc. for Computing Machinery. Seminal contributions to fields of natural-language processing and multi-agent systems. Also known for leadership in artificial intelligence and establishment of several interdisciplinary institutions.
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.