Keynote & Plenary Speakers
Prof. Tarek M. Sobh, University of Bridgeport, USA
(Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and Dean of the School of Engineering – Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering)
Biography: Professor Tarek M. Sobh received the B.Sc. in Engineering degree with honors in Computer Science and Automatic Control from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1988, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He is currently the Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Dean of the School of Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Bridgeport (UB), Connecticut; the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) laboratory; the Founder of the High-Tech Business Incubator at UB (CTech IncUBator), and a Professor of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
He was Vice President from 2008-2014, Vice Provost from 2006-2008, Interim Dean of the School of Business, Director of External Engineering Programs, Interim Chairman of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and Chairman of the Department of Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport. He was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Bridgeport from 1995-1999, a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah from 1992-1995, and a Research Fellow at the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania from 1989-1991. He was the Founding Chairman of the Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1992-1999, and the Founding Chairman of the Prototyping Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1999-2001.
Prof. Tasos Dagiuklasis, London South Bank University, UK
(Head of Computer Science and Informatics)
Biography: Prof. Tasos Dagiuklasis a leading researcher and expert in the fields of Internet and multimedia technologies for smart cities, ambient assisted living, healthcare, and smart agriculture. He is the leader of the newly established SuITE (Smart Internet Technologies) research group at LSBU, where he also acts as the Head of Division in Computer Science.
Tasos received his Engineering Degree from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1989. He completed an MSc at the University of Manchester in 1991 and a PhD at the University of Essex-UK in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering. He has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, project and technical manager, coordinator and focal person of more than 20 internationally research and development and capacity training projects. with total funding of approximately £5m from different international organisations.
His research interests include open-based networking (software-defined network, network function virtualisation), FTV, 3DV, media optimisation across heterogeneous networks, quality of experience, virtual reality/augmented teality technologies and Cloud infrastructures and services. He has published more than 150 papers in these fields. His research has received more than 1150 citations by researchers (Google Scholar).
He has served as Vice-Chair for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Quality of Experience Working Group, and as Key Member for IEEE MMTC MSIG and 3DRPC WGs.
Prof. David Daqing Chen, London South Bank University, UK
Biography: Dr Daqing Chen's main professional expertise and research interests are in the areas of business intelligence, data mining, intelligent information processing, and SAS system.
Dr Chen joined the University in July 1999. Prior to this, Daqing worked as a Research Fellow in the System, Electronics and Information Laboratory, IRESTE, University of Nantes, Nantes, France (June 1998 - July 1999), a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (December 1997 – June 1998), and as a Post-doctoral Researcher and then an Associate Professor at the National Key Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing, Xidian University, Xian, China (February 1994 – November 1997).
Dr Chen is currently the Pathway Leader for BSc and HND Business Intelligence. He is also the leader of the Public Analytics research group.
Prof. Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Biography: Magne Jørgensen received the Diplom Ingeneur degree in Wirtschaftswissenschaften from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1988 and the Dr. Scient. degree in informatics from the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994. He is a professor of software engineering at the University of Oslo and a member of the software engineering research group at the Simula Research Laboratory. He has 10 years industry experience as a consultant and manager. His research interests include software estimation, uncertainty assessments in software projects, expert judgment processes, and learning from experience.
Magne Jørgensen works as a researcher at Simula Research Laboratory and a professor at the University of Oslo. Previously, he worked with software development, estimation, and process improvement in the telecom and insurance industry. He is one of the founders of evidence-based software engineering and teaches this to students and software professionals.
His current main research interest is effort estimation, bidding processes, outsourcing, and software development skill assessments.
Prof. Christopher Nwosisi, The College of Westchester & Pace University New York, USA
Biography: Dr. Nwosisi graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Hunter College of CUNY, a diploma of Application Design from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University, and a D.P.S. in Computing from Pace University. At all of these institutions, he was awarded a number of honors for academic excellence and for unusual achievement in basic research. Currently, he is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE).
He has served as Research Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, Certification Systems Professional Coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for System Management (ASM) - New York Chapter. He has also served as a member of the Planning Committee, Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the executive committee for the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE) - New York Chapter.
Dr. Nwosisi was an outstanding communicator in his over 20-year tenure in vascular surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA). He was an outstanding research coordinator as a result of his outstanding ability to communicate with various members of the research team at all levels within the organization. Much of this research dealt with the underlying mechanisms of computing to predict bypass graft patency, abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture, deep venous thrombosis, vascular laboratory workflow and patient centered care in healthcare systems.
During his tenure at Montefiore Medical Center and the several years immediately following it, Dr. Nwosisi engaged in a large number of clinical research projects, numbering more than 250+. Almost all of these projects resulted in presentations at important international, national and regional meetings. Most of these projects resulted in the publication of over 200 articles in major peer-reviewed journals. .
To date, Dr. Nwosisi has been the foundation for allowing the research team at Montefiore Medical Center to author or co-author various vascular textbooks, review articles, book chapters, and new research ideas changing the treatment options of patients afflicted with vascular disease.
In addition, Dr. Nwosisi is a charismatic teacher and mentor who is admired and respected by his trainees/colleagues at the college level, medical/nursing/administrative level, medical/surgical resident level and physician level. He is a most articulate speaker who presents extremely well at international, national and regional conferences. He is a talented researcher and computer technologist who is commonly asked to tackle complex research problems in members of our faculty and by other physicians.