Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.
Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics
Chairman, Business Systems and Analytics Department
La Salle University ● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141 ● United States
Honorary Professor, Business Information Systems Department
University of Paderborn, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany
Decision Analytics Journal (Elsevier)
Healthcare Analytics (Elsevier)
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
International Journal of Management and Decision Making
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
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Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 21 books and over 300 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics Journal, Healthcare Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.
Prof. Dr.Srikanta Patnaik
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
SOA University, Bhubaneswar Odisha, India
Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission. He is the Editors-in-Chief ofInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House,England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.
Prof. Zuhua Jiang
School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He is a doctor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a deputy director of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management , School of Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of Shanghai dawn Scholar&Automotive Modernization Management Branch of China Society of Automotive Engineers in 2005. Member of the Industrial Engineering Committee of Shanghai Mechanical Engineering Society. In 2002 and 2006, he visited the University of Hong Kong and Konstanz Applied University respectively for half a year. Participate in the 973 project in Knowledge management method and technology of innovative design in Grid Environment and National Natural Science Foundation key projects “ Virtual Manufacturing” and 863 key project “ Innovative design of passenger car ”. Responsible for or participated in more than 20 projects including 863 Project Concurrent Design, Shanghai Science and Technology Commission Project Concurrent Engineering, SAIC Mechanical CAD/CAE Project, Huawei and Baosteel Equipment Management Project. He obtained second prize of China State Shipbuilding Corporation and Jiangsu Science and Technology progress ( second and fourth). He extensive experiences with Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Virtual Design, AI, Management Information System. He has published more than 60 papers, 5 of which are included by SCI and 20 of which are included by EI. He is the author of two books and participated in the compilation of two books. He also has published one invention patent. He is mainly engaged in Knowledge Management, Decision Support System ( DSS), Customizing Product Designs, Ergonomics, Device Maintenance and Life Prediction research.
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Yingxu Wang is professor of cognitive systems, brain science, software science, and denotational mathematics. He is the Founding President of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC, http://www.ucalgary.ca/icic/). He is Fellows of BCS, ICIC and WIF, P.Eng of Canada, and Senior Members of IEEE and ACM. He has held visiting professor positions at Oxford University (1995), Stanford University (2008 | 2016), UC Berkeley (2008), and MIT (2012), respectively. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Nottingham Trent University, UK, in 1998 and has been a full professor since 1994. He is the founder and steering committee chair of the annual IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) since 2002. He is founding Editor-in-Chiefs of Int’l Journal of Cognitive Informatics & Natural Intelligence, Int’l Journal of Software Science & Computational Intelligence, and Journal of Mathematical & Computational Methods. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Cognitive and Development Systems (TCDS) and the Computer Society Representative to the steering committee of TCDS.
Dr. Wang is the initiator of a few cutting-edge research fields such as cognitive informatics, denotational mathematics (concept algebra, process algebra, system algebra, semantic algebra, inference algebra, big data algebra, fuzzy truth algebra, fuzzy probability algebra, fuzzy semantic algebra, visual semantic algebra, and granular algebra), abstract intelligence (aI), the spike frequency modulation (SFM) theory, mathematical models of the brain, cognitive computing systems, cognitive learning engines, and the cognitive knowledge base theory. His work and basic studies have been across contemporary disciplines of intelligence science, robotics, knowledge science, computer science, information science, brain science, system science, software science, data science, neuroinformatics, cognitive linguistics, computational intelligence, and engineering systems. He has published 490+ peer reviewed papers and 36 books in aforementioned transdisciplinary fields. He has presented 43 invited keynote speeches in international conferences. He has served as honorary, general, and program chairs for more than 28 international conferences. He has led 10+ international, European, and Canadian research projects as PI by intensive collaborations with renowned peers and leading industrial partners. He is the recipient of dozens international awards in the last three decades. He is a top 2.5% scholar worldwide and top 10 at University of Calgary according to Research Gate’s international statistics.
International Advisory Chair:
Prof.Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Canada
Prof. Andrew W. H. Ip received his PhD from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). Dr Ip was awarded in 2015 “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury” and “Thailand Award for Best International Invention” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Geneva, and he was awarded the “Natural Science Award ” in 2013 Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education of Mainland China. Dr. Ip is visiting professor of Civil Aviation University of China, South China Normal University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Honorary Fellow of the University Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group. He is Professor Emeritus and adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan and principal research fellow of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and members of various professional bodies in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is Editor in Chief of the journal of Enterprise Information System (SCI index), Taylor & Francis; Founder & Editor in Chief of International Journal of Engineering Business Management (ESCI & SCOPUS index), SAGE.
Dept. of Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications, Engineering Faculty
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nadia Nedjah graduated in 1987 in Systems Engineering and Computation and in 1990 obtained an M.Sc. degree also in Systems Engineering and Computation. Both degrees were obtained form University of Annaba, Algeria. Since 1997 she holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology, UK. She joined the Department of Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications of the Engineering Faculty of the State University of Rio de Janeiro as an Associate Professor. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journals of High Performance System Architecture and the International Journals of Innovative Computing Applications, both published by Inderscience, UK. She published three authored books about Functional and Rewriting Languages, Hardware/Software Co-design for Systems Acceleration and Hardware for soft Computing vs. Soft Computing for Hardware. She executed 25 research projects in different Computer Science and Engineering topics. She guest edited more than 20 special issues for high impact journals and more than 45 organized books on computational intelligence related topics, such as Evolvable Machines, Genetic Systems Programming and Swarm Intelligent Systems. She authored about 120 journal papers, 45 book chapters and more than 170 conference papers. She is Associate Editor of more than 15 international journals, such as the Francis & Taylor’s International Journal of Electronics, Elsevier’s Integration, The VLSI Journal and Microprocessors and Microsystems and IET’s Computer & Digital Techniques. She organized two major conferences related to computational intelligence: the 7th edition of Intelligent Systems Design and Application and the 5th edition of Hybrid Intelligent Systems. She also was one of the co-founder of the International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems.
Department of Computer Science City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon , Hong Kong
Sam Kwong received the B.Sc. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, in 1983, the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree from the Fernuniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany, in 1996. From 1985 to 1987, he was a Diagnostic Engineer with Control Data Canada, where he designed the diagnostic software to detect the manufacture faults of the VLSI chips in the Cyber 430 machine. Currently, he is the associate editor of Evolutionary Computation, the Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions On Industrial Informatics, the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, the Journal of Information Science. He is a Professor of the department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He is also the Vice President for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics of SMCS. Prof. Kwong was elevated to IEEE fellow for his contributions on Optimization Techniques for Cybernetics and Video coding in 2014. His research areas are in Pattern Recognition, Evolutionary Computations and Video Analytics.
Dr. B. B. Gupta
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India
Dr. B. B. Gupta received PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in the area of Information and Cyber Security. In 2009, he was selected for Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship award by Government of Canada. He has published more than 250 research papers (including 08 books and 24 book chapters) in International Journals and Conferences of high repute including IEEE, Elsevier, ACM, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Inderscience, etc. He has visited several countries, i.e. Canada, Japan, Australia, China, Spain, Hong-Kong, Italy, Malaysia, etc. to present his research work. His biography was selected and published in the 30th Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2012. In addition, he has been selected to receive 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award’ and ‘2017 Bharat Vikas Award’ by Marquis Who's Who in the World, USA and ISR, India, respectively. Dr. Gupta also received Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship Award in 2017 from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, government of India. Recently, he has received ‘2018 Best Faculty Award for research activities’ and ‘2018 Best Faculty Award for Project and Laboratory Development’ from NIT Kurukshetra, India and 2018 Rula International Award for Best Researcher.
He is also working as principal investigator of a number of R&D projects sponsored by various government of India funding agencies (i.e. Department of Science & Technology (DST), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), NITI Aayog, etc). He is serving as Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, Associate editor of IJES, inderscience, editor, IJHPCN, inderscience and Executive editor of IJITCA, Inderscience, respectively. Moreover, Dr. Gupta is also leading International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC), IGI Global, USA as Editor-in-Chief. He also served as TPC Chair of 2018 IEEE INFOCOM: CCSNA and publicity chair of 10th NSS 2016 which were held in USA and Taiwan, respectively. He is also founder chair of FISP and ISCW workshops which organize in different countries every year. Dr. Gupta received outstanding paper awards in both regular and student categories in 5th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE) in Kyoto, Japan during Oct. 7-10, 2016. In addition, he received Best Poster presentation award and People choice award for Poster presentation in CSPC-2014, Aug., 2014, Malaysia. He served as Jury in All IEEE-R10 Young Engineers' Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM-2014), 2014. He is also served/serving as guest editor/associate editor of more than 20 high quality journals (Including IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, FGCS, Elsevier, Cluster computing, springer, MTAP, springer, ETT, Wiley, JoCS, Elsevier, Annals Telecommunications springer, etc).
Dr. Gupta is Senior member of IEEE, Member ACM, Internet Society, Life Member, IAENG, and Life Member, IACSIT. He also worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in UNB, Canada for short duration. He was also visiting researcher with Yamaguchi University, Japan, with Guangzhou University, China, with Deakin University, Australia and with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia during January, 2015 and 2018, June & December 2016, July 2017, and Mar-Apr. 2018, respectively. Moreover, he was also visiting Professor in University of Murcia, Spain in Jun.-Jul., 2018. At present, Dr. Gupta is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra India. His research interest includes Information security, Cyber Security, Mobile/Smartphone, Cloud Computing, Web security, Intrusion detection, Computer networks and Phishing.
Prof.Dr. Kris Law
Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Kris Law is currently the Associate Professor in Engineering Management and Education, in the School of Engineering, Deakin University, Australia. She also holds a Docentship (adjunct professorship) in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oulu University in Finland.
Dr. Law obtained her PhD in Organization Learning and MPhil in Machining Processes as well a first degree in Industrial Engineering, at the City University of Hong Kong. She undertook a post-doctoral research scholarship in the National Taiwan University on a regional high-tech industry study and took up a visiting researcher position at the Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering, National Taiwan University (2009-2011).
Her expertise lies in Organizational Learning and Development (OLD), Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE), Engineering Education, and Smart Industrial Initiatives (SII). She has been invited as a visiting scholar in different countries, such as Taiwan, Thailand and Europe (Finland and Slovenia), and has been active as a professional OL consultant promoting project-based action learning (PAL) in high-tech organizations.
Her publications including books, book chapters and journal articles (SCI and SSCI indexed).
Dr. WU Chun Ho, Jack
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Dr Wu excels in his role with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as a researcher with more than a decade of professional experience. Having held numerous roles with the university previously, his expertise precedes him. Previously, he was a project fellow for the RFID Solutions Laboratory, and a visiting lecturer for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU, and the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, Hang Seng Management College.
Over the years, Dr Wu worked closely with many industrial partners such as Towngas Telecommunications Co Ltd, Leo Paper Bags Manufacturing (1982) Ltd, Dr Kids Education Group Ltd, and Photon Int. Ltd, to support and contribute to the formulation of their business strategies, operations improvement and new product development. Dr Wu was the recipient of the Big Data Analysis Award from the China & Hong Kong Enterprise Market Development Association in 2014, and the Best Reviewer Award for a journal entitled Internet Research in 2016. In 2015, his biographical profile has been selected for inclusion in the Marquis Who's Who in the World(R) 2016.
Dr Wu holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering. He also holds a six sigma black belt certification from the Hong Kong Society of Quality and he contributes regularly to research papers in the areas of Internet of Things, Engineering Optimisation and Business Intelligence. In collaboration with several scholars at PolyU, Tianjin University, Sun Yat-sen University, The University of York, etc, his project works and research outcomes have been presented in 10+ international conferences and published in 30+ international refereed journals, such as Information Science, Internet Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Enterprise Information Systems, Industrial Management and Data Systems. He is also one of the authors of IoT: The Basic, Applications and Case Studies (in Chinese; ISBN: 978-986-925-960-6), and System Design and Technology of Biomedical Internet of Things (in Chinese; ISBN: 978-986-84784-7-3).
To stay at the top of his field, Dr Wu is a member of IEEE and the British Machine Vision Association & Society for Pattern Recognition, and a senior member of the Hong Kong Society of Quality. Additionally, Dr Wu serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Engineering Business Management, and Enterprise Information Systems. As he looks to the future, Dr Wu intends to continue researching in the field of smart logistics and manufacturing.
Prof. Yikui Zhai
School of Information and Engineering, Wuyi University
Prof. Yikui Zhai is an associate professor of electronics and information engineering at School of Information and Engineering, Wuyi University, since 2013. He has received Signal and Information Processing Ph.D degree at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics(Also named Beihang University) in June 2013.His major research interests are focusing on machine learning/vision, biometric recognition, signal/video processing and statistical data analysis. I am also working on content based image retrieval. I have published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in premier conferences and journals. I won the Young Excellent Teacher Award in 2014 by provincial government. I enjoy to develop efficient algorithms with nice theoretical guarantees to solve practical problems involved large scale data.
Prof. Xilong Qu, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China
Dr. Hao Wang, State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, China
Dr. Liang Zong, Shaoyang University, China
Prof. Junjie Lv, University of Wuhan Polytechnic, China
Dr. Xilang Tang, Airforce Engineering University, China
Dr. Zaid Ameen AbdulJabbar Al-Selmi,Basrah Univ. College of Education for Pure Science,Basrah, Iraq
Prof. Vladicescu Popentiu, Florin, City University, UK
Prof. Kittiwat Sirikasemsuk，King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Prof. Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, USA
Prof. V.S.S. Yadavalli, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Bruno Apolloni, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Prof. Harry Bouwman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Prof. Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Prof. Yahaya Coulibaly, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Ing Kong, RMIT University, Australia
Prof. Gerald Midgley, Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK
Prof. Khubaib Ahmed, Hamdard University, Pakistan
Prof. Moustafa Mohammed Eissa, Faculty of Engineering-Helwan University, Egypt
Dr. Zhaoxia Zhang,Hunan Chemical Industry Vacation Technology College,China
Dr. Fernando Boronat Seguí, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Dr. Alexandros Fragkiadakis, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), Greece
Dr. Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Dr. Mohamed Atef, Assiut University, Egypt
Dr. Weilin Wang , University of Georgia, USA
Ph.D. Xinxing Mu,University of Science and Technology Beijing,China
Dr. Zhixiao Wang, Xi'an University of Technology, China