Hamed Taherdoost – PeerJ Award Winner at MLIS 2022

by | Dec 14, 2022 | Award Winner Interviews, Awards, Collections, Community, Computer Science, Conferences

As an annual conference since 2019, the International Conference on Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS) aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange of the most recent scientific and technological advances in the fields of machine learning and intelligent system, and to strengthen the links in the scientific community in related research areas. Scientific topics of MLIS includes Data Mining, Image Processing, Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing, Video Processing, Computational Intelligence, Expert Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Deep Learning, Robotics, etc. Considering the uncertainty caused by the epidemic, MLIS 2022 was held virtually online from November 8th-11th, 2022 with the support from Keimyung University, South Korea. About 100 participants from more than 20 countries including South Korea, Japan, Poland, Canada, USA and China  joined MLIS 2022. Recordings of some of the many presentations can be found via http://www.machinelearningconf.org

Yana Shi. Conference Secretary



Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS 2022) PeerJ Computer Science Conference Collection

All presenters and attendees of MLIS 2022 (virtual or in person) are invited to submit full research articles relevant to the scope of the conference series to this Conference Collection. When submitting, please include “Submitted to the MLIS 2022 Collection – PJCS-COLL-MLIS”  in the Confidential Note to Staff field of the submission form. Manuscripts will undergo peer review at PeerJ Computer Science, and accepted articles will be subject to publication charges

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Hamed Taherdoost Associate Professor, University Canada West, Canada.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your research interests?

My name is Hamed Taherdoost. I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Research and Scholarly Activities Committee at University Canada West.  My main research area in recent years has been on technology and management information system from different aspects. I have been specifically focusing on cybersecurity as a hot trend in recent years. As data is growing, the risk of security breach increases as well. Thus, researching cybersecurity and solutions to address cybersecurity concerns has been one of my main research areas. However, considering the impact of trending technologies on various businesses, my recent research has been focused on blockchain in healthcare, IoT and other trending technologies. My future perspective in blockchain studies is to get more focused on energy.

What first interested you in this field of research?

Living in an age that is surrounded by technological advancements and data bombardment motivated me to go through solutions that facilitate secure use of technology and information. Being concentrated on cybersecurity for a long time, the security that is provided by blockchain seemed interesting to me. Thus, I made my mind to focus on the application of blockchain in different technological systems and industries.

You won the Best Oral Presentation award at the MLIS Conference, can you briefly explain the research you presented?

The combination of 6G and blockchain can revolutionize innovative applications in future wireless networks. Various applications in 6G require a high level of security and privacy that blockchain can award them. In addition, the complex infrastructure of 6G and the different terms and conditions of different applications need to be guaranteed, where a smart contract can be a good solution. My research studies the role of smart contract blockchain in 6G network services and applications. Smart contracts have a disruptive effect on 6G network infrastructure and applications. The integration and interoperation of blockchain and 6G is an important and foreseeable development in computational wireless communication networks.

How will you continue to build on this research?

I am involved in several multidisciplinary research projects among which includes studying innovation in information technology& web development, blockchain, people’s behavior and technology acceptance. I have been actively working on blockchain and trending technologies recently that have led to interesting outcomes for both industry and academia. As the application of blockchain is unlimited and there are a lot of areas in this field, I aim to get more focused on other industries specifically energy. To step forward, there is no doubt that we need to enhance the interaction between university and industry which can benefit the industry by getting updated with the latest academic solutions and attracting talented graduates. We, at University Canada West, are taking further steps towards establishment of more effective and efficient research and scholarly activities with support of our students, faculties and management, and expanding our relationship with industry.


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