Prof. Dr. Rajkumar Buyya - Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He has authored over 625 publications and seven text books including. He also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms". He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide. Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. "A Scient metric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognized as a "Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher “for three consecutive years since 2016, a Fellow of IEEE, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing. Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience.
Prof. Mike Hinchey - President , IFIP, founded by UNESCO; University of Limerick, Ireland; Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland for 2018-2019.
Mike Hinchey is President of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), founded by UNESCO in 1960, and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. He is Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland for 2018-2019. Until end of 2016, for 8 years he was Director of Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre, a multi-university research centre with a footprint in each of Ireland's universities. Previous positions include Director of the Software Verification Research Centre at University of Queensland, and Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center; he has also served as a NASA "Expert". Hinchey holds a BSc in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an MSc in Computation from University of Oxford and PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of IET, British Computer Society, Irish Computer Society (of which he is also Vice President), Engineers Ireland and Engineers Australia. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the forthcoming "Software Technology: 10 years of innovation in IEEE Computer" (Wiley, 2018), more than 200 papers, and holds 26 patents. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal "(Springer) and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (Springer)
Professor Oscar Castillo - Professor Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Baja California.
Oscar Castillo holds the Doctor in Science degree (Doctor Habilitatus) in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences (with the Dissertation “Soft Computing and Fractal Theory for Intelligent Manufacturing”). He is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico. In addition, he is serving as Research Director of Computer Science and head of the research group on Hybrid Fuzzy Intelligent Systems. Currently, he is Vice-President of HAFSA (Hispanic American Fuzzy Systems Association) and President of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association). Prof. Castillo is also Chair of the Mexican Chapter of the Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE). He also belongs to the Technical Committee on Fuzzy Systems of IEEE and to the Task Force on “Extensions to Type-1 Fuzzy Systems”. He is also a member of NAFIPS, IFSA and IEEE. He belongs to the Mexican Research System (SNI Level 2). His research interests are in Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Control, Neuro-Fuzzy and Genetic-Fuzzy hybrid approaches. He has published over 100 journal papers, 7 authored books, 16 edited books, and 200 papers in conference proceedings. He has been Guest Editor of several successful Special Issues in the past, like in the following journals: Applied Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, Information Sciences, Non-Linear Studies, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, JAMRIS and Engineering Letters. He is currently Associate Editor of the Information Sciences Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.
Elizabeth Chang - Professor of Logistics and Canberra Fellow, UNSW, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).
Professor Chang leads the Defence Logistics research group at UNSW Canberra, targeting the key issues in Logistics ICT, Defence Logistics and Sustainment, Big Data Management, Predictive Analytics, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems, Trust, Security, Risk and Privacy. In a 2012 article, published in MIS Quarterly vol. 36 iss. 4, Professor Chang was listed fifth in the world for research in Business Intelligence. She has delivered over 50 Keynote/Plenary speeches largely at major IEEE Conferences and most recently in the areas of Semantics, Business Intelligence, Big Data Management, Data Quality and the like. Her academic achievement includes 24 Competitive Research Grants, including 12 Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants worth over $15 million. She has supervised/co-supervised 42 PhD theses to completion, 21 Master theses and 16 Post-docs. She has published 7 authored books, over 500 international journal papers and conference papers with an H-Index of 47 (Google Scholar) and over 12,000 citations. In combining IT and Logistics, she empowers the research work and professional training in Logistics and Transportation in a way that would not otherwise be possible. She is excellent in working with public and private sector professionals, academics and students from many fields. She is motivated by the idea of “creating value by making connections” and is looking forward to working with you locally and internationally to help build one of the best research groups in the world in the area of Logistics and Transportation and especially for Defence, public and private sectors. In the last 4 years, she led the team awarded multiple Defence Related Research Contracts and 2 ARC Linkage grant, totalling over $2 million dollars. Her foundational education (BSc, MSc and PhD) in Computer Science and Software Engineering has given her a unique strength in applied and multidisciplinary of science, business and engineering research.
Prof. Saraju P. Mohanty - University of North Texas, USA
Dr. Saraju P. Mohanty is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX; a Tier-One (R1) Research University as per Carnegie Classification, where he directs the Smart Electronic Systems Laboratory (SESL). He received IEEE-CS-TCVLSI Distinguished Leadership Award in 2018 for services to the IEEE, and to the VLSI research community. He has been recognized as a IEEE Distinguished Lecturer by the Consumer Electronics Society (CESoc) during 2017-2018. He was conferred the Glorious India Award in 2017 for his exemplary contributions to the discipline. He received Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2017 Award of Merit for his outstanding contributions to IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He was the recipient of 2016 PROSE Award for best Textbook in Physical Sciences & Mathematics from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for his book titled "Nanoelectronic Mixed-Signal System Design" published by McGraw-Hill in 2015. He was conferred 2016-17 UNT Toulouse Scholars Award for sustained excellent scholarship and teaching achievements. Prof. Mohanty's research is in "Smart Electronic Systems". Prof. Mohanty's research has been funded by many agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the US Air Force, the IUSSTF, and the Mission Innovation. Dr. Mohanty is an inventor of 4 US patents. Prof. Mohanty is an author of 300 peer-reviewed articles and 4 books. His Google Scholar h-index is 30 and i10-index is 100. He has received multiple best paper awards and has delivered several keynotes the International Conferences.