U. R. Acharya, Ph.D., DEng, DSc, is a Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Distinguished Professor at the International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan; Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya, Malaysia; Adjunct Professor at the Asia University, Taiwan. His research interests include biomedical imaging and signal processing, data mining, and visualization, as well as applications of biophysics for better healthcare design and delivery. His funded research has accrued cumulative grants exceeding six million Singapore dollars. He has authored more than 500 publications, including 445 in refereed international journals, 42 in international conference proceedings, and 17 books. He has received more than 63,000 citations on Google Scholar, with an h-index of 126. According to the Essential Science Indicators by Thomson, he consistently ranks among the top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science for the last seven years (2016 to 2022). He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of multiple journals and has served as Guest Editor on several AI-related issues.
Prof. Andrey Koucheryavy Russia, Bonch-Bruevich Saint, Petersburg State University,of Telecommunications, Communication Networks and Data Transmission department
After graduating from Leningrad University of Telecommunications in 1974, A. Koucheryavy joined Telecommunication Research Institute LONIIS, where the worked till October 2003 (from 1986 to 2003 as the First Deputy Director). Dr. A. Koucheryavy holds Professor position at the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SUT) since 1998. There, in 2011 he became a Chaired Professor in “Telecommunication Networks and data transmission” department. Dr. A. Koucheryavy was an advisor of the Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS) from 2003 to 2010. Co-founder of the International Teletraffic Seminar (1993, 1995, 1998, 2002); founder of the model network for digital networks at LONIIS (1997); co-founder of the model network for packet networks at ZNIIS (2004); co-founder of the Internet of Things Laboratory (2012) and Quality of Experience and IPTV Laboratory (2014) at SUT. Chair of the Scientific school on teletraffic theory in LONIIS (1990 – 2003); Founder and scientific school chair “Internet of Things and self-organizing networks” in SUT (2010 up to now); Steering committee member of IEEE technically co-sponsored series of conferences ICACT and NEW2AN. SG11 ITU-T vice-chairman 2005 – 2008, 2009 – 2012. WP3/WP4 SG11 chairman 2006 – 2012, WP4 SG11 vice-chairman 2015-2016, Chairman of SG11 in Study period 2017- march 2022. Co-founder of International Testing Center for new telecommunications technologies at ZNIIS under ITU-D competence. Host and technical program committees member of the “Kaleidoscope 2014” at SUT. Honorary member of Popov’s society (2002).
Prof. Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca Professor and Head of the Computer Science Department, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe, México.
Received the M.Sc. degree in artificial intelligence and the D.Phil. degree in physics and the from the University of Oxford, in 2002 and 2006, respectively, and the M.B.A. (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Hons.) degrees in digital electronics and computer science from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is currently a Professor of computer science and the Head of the Quantum Information Processing Group, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. He is also a Leading Scientist in the field of quantum walks and cofounder of the field quantum image processing. His research interests include quantum algorithms as well as the algorithmic analysis of NP-hard/NP-complete problems. He has published more than 50 scientific articles, he has authored Quantum Walks for Computer Scientists, in 2008, the first book ever written on the scientific field of quantum walks, and coauthored Quantum Image Processing, in 2020, the first book totally focused on processing visual information using quantum systems. He has lectured in eleven countries across three continents and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, del Valle University, Colombia, Bahia Blanca University, Argentina, and Yucatan University, Mexico. He is a fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Prof. Ahmed Elsherbini Professor of Telecommunication Systems and Networks , Faculty of Engineering , Cairo University
Chairman of the ICT Research Council , Academy of Scientific Research . Former Deputy to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology . Former Dean of the National Telecommunications Institute . Former Chief of Conferences and Publications , International Telecommunications Union ( ITU/UN ) Geneva, Switzerland . Holder of 2 US Patents , 2 EU Patents, and the Egyptian State Award in Engineering Science .
Prof. Amir Hussain Edinburgh Napier University
Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Following postdoctoral and academic positions at the Universities of West of Scotland (EPSRC postdoctoral fellow: 1996-98), Dundee (Research Lecturer: 1998-2000) and Stirling (Lecturer: 2000-4; Senior Lecturer: 2004-8; Reader: 2008-12; Professor: 2012-18) respectively, he joined Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), in Scotland, UK, in 2018 as a Professor in the School of Computing. He is currently institutional Research Theme Lead for AI and Advanced Technologies and founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group (managing over 20 academics and research staff). He is also founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data Analytics (CogBiD) Research Lab, and co-Lead of the Centre for Cardio-Vascular Health (with the School of Health and Social Care). He currently holds a number of Visiting Professorships, including at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Shanghai University and Anhui University. He has previously held Visiting Professorships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – Synthetic Intelligence Lab), USA and University of Oxford (Oxford Computational Neuroscience), UK. He has (co)authored three international patents and around 500 publications, including over 200 international journal papers, 20 Books/monographs and 100+ Book chapters with (current Google h-index of 60, i10-index of 225, and 43+ Research Gate score). He has led major cross-disciplinary research projects (including current grants totalling over GBP 5 million), as Principal Investigator, funded by national and European research councils, local and international charities and industry, and supervised over 50 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to-date. His high-profile PhD graduates include (amongst numerous others): Prof Erik Cambria (NTU, Singapore – the world’s most highly-cited AI researcher in sentiment analysis) and Dr Soujanya Poria (2018 Presidential Young Investigator Award Winner, Singapore).
Prof. Mohammad Hammoudeh – Saudi Aramco Chair Professor, PhD, MSc, PGCAP, BSc(Hons), DipCompSci, MCIIS, SMIEEE, FHEA, MBCS, CITP, CEH, CNDA.
Mohammad received his BSc in Computer Communications in 2004 (Arts Sciences & Technology University, Lebanon), his MSc in Advanced Distributed Systems in 2006 (University of Leicester, UK), his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2011 (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008 (University of Wolverhampton, UK). He is the Saudi Aramco Chair Professor of Cyber Security in the Information & Computer Science Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). Mohammad is the founder and co-Editor in Cheif of ACM’s journal of Distributed Ledger Technology: Research & Practice. His research interests are centered around the applications of zero trust security to Internet-connected critical national infrastructures, blockchains, the Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Systems and other complex highly decentralised systems. Prior to joining KFUPM, Mohammad was the head of the CfACS IoT and Cyber Security Lab he founded in 2016 at the Manchester Metropolitan University. To date, Mohammad has been awarded above £7.6M in competitive research funding as Principal/Co-Investigator for 15 research projects. Working with a global collaborative research network spanning the academic community, industry, policymakers and wider technology stakeholders, he published over 80 refereed conference papers, over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a successful editor of 4 books and many journal special issues. Mohammad supervised 7 Ph.D. candidates to completion and is currently co-supervising 9 Ph.D. students. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. In 2019, he was selected for the Good to Great Future RKE Leaders programme at Manchester Met. He was awarded the Outstanding Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award in 2016. Mohammad advised the UK’s Government on law reform related to national cybersecurity through a number of committees and hearings. Most recently, he advised the Defence Committee in the Parliament in relation to the national security strategy inquiry on the domestic threat of drones. He advised the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy in relation to its wide-ranging review of cybersecurity of critical national infrastructure. He also advised Parliament in relation to the present national security capability of the United Kingdom in responding to cybersecurity threats. He continues to be involved in legal reform relating to data privacy and best practices flowing from computer science academia into legislation. Mohammad co-developed a state-of-the-art unprivileged and trustless computing zero trust security theory. He currently investigates ways of improving industry practice to allow for guaranteed security and distributed computing applications which work effectively every time. This theory of zero trust is rooted in his research on smart cities and critical infrastructures such as smart grids and intelligent transport. Throughout his 15 years research career, Mohammad developed significant insight and expertise into a number of computer science disciplines (such as Artificial Intelligence) adjacent to his area of specialism (distributed systems). To this end, he continues to build his reputation internationally as a competent academic, demonstrated by more than 35 plenary talks and seminars in international conferences and events. Mohammad is a full member of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College of Peer Reviewers and he is actively engaged with numerous national and international advisory and grant-awarding bodies including the British Council Newton Fund, Science Foundation Ireland and Kazakhstan National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation.
Prof. Mamoun Alazab is a full Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Inaugural Director of the NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation (ACCI) at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. His research is multidisciplinary and focuses on cyber security, data analytics and digital forensics with a focus on cybercrime detection and prevention. He looks into the intersection use of AI as an essential tool for security and privacy, for example, authorship attribution, access control systems, detecting attacks, crime investigation, analyzing malicious code or uncovering vulnerabilities in software. Over his academic career, he has been awarded ~A$16.7 million dollars in research. He published more than 300 research papers in many international journals and conferences >90% in the top 10% Journals, CORE2020 Rank: A & A*, more than 100 in IEEE/ACM Transactions, and 11 authored and edited books, as well as 3 patents. He is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Northern Territory (NT) Subsection. He received several awards including: the NT Young Tall Poppy of the year (2021) from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship (2015) through the Australian Academy of Science, IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award (2020) and (2021), the CDU College of Engineering, IT and Environment Exceptional Researcher Award in (2020) and (2021), and 4 Best Research Paper Awards. He ranked in top 2% of world’s scientists in the subfield discipline of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Networking & Telecommunications, Stanford University World’s Top Scientists study for 3 years (2020) (2021) and (2022). He ranked in the top 5% of 30k cyber security authors of all time (for Oct 2018 – May 2022). He was named in the 2022 Clarivate Analytics Web of Science list of Highly Cited Researchers, which recognises him as one of the world’s most influential researchers of the past decade through the publication of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. He presented more than 130 invited and keynotes talks in an academic, industrial and government and convened and chaired more than 200 conferences and workshops, and served in technical programme committees for more than 500 IEEE and ACM conferences/workshops. He serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice, Digital Investigation, Complex & Intelligent Systems.
Marcos Allende is a quantum physicist with certifications in Quantum Computing and Cryptography by the MIT and Finance and Management by the LSE. Marcos has been professor, lecturer, or tutor in multiple universities including Harvard Kenedy School, UC3M, the European Tech School, and the Three Points Digital School. Marcos is known by his pioneer work in the intersection between quantum computing and blockchain technology, having led the first implementation of an end-to-end EVM quantum-resistant blockchain, published by Scientific Reports, a Springer-Nature magazine. Marcos has been the head of quantum and blockchain at Inter-American Development Bank since 2017, having previously working at CERN. Marcos is also the CTO of LACChain, advisor to Nillion and the Spanish Government AI4ES scientific committee, member of the WEF Quantum Computing Committee, member of the INATBA Digital Identity committee, and ambassador to the GBBC.
AMMAR MUTHANNA is an Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunication networks, SPbSUT, and Director of the Scientific Center for Modeling Wireless 5G Networks, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications, RUDN University. He received his B.Sc. (2009), M.Sc. (2011), and as well as Ph.D. (2016) degrees from Saint – Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. 2017-2019 he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at RUDN University. In 2012 and 2013, he took part in the Erasmus student Program with the Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana, and in 2014 visitor researcher at Tampere University, Finland. Ammar is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM member. He has been an Active Member of the Technical Program Committee at many international conferences and journals. He has been an expert on the Judges Panel and Challenge Management board at AI-5G-Challenge, ITU, and Russian host organizer. Area of research: wireless communications, 5G/6G cellular systems, IoT applications, Edge computing, and software-defined network.