Keynote & Plenary Speakers
Prof. Samir A. El-Seoud, The British University in Egypt
Biography: Professor Samir Abou El-Seoud received his BSc degree in Physics, Electronics and Mathematics from Cairo University in 1967, his Higher Diplom in Computing from Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) /Germany in 1975 and his Doctor of Science from the same University (TUD) in 1979.
Professor El-Seoud helds different academic positions at TUD Germany. Letest Full-Professor in 1987. Outside Germany Professor El-Seoud spent different years as a Full-Professor of Computer Science at SQU – Oman, Qatar University, and PSUT-Jordan and acted as a Head of Computer Science for many years. At industrial institutions, Professor El-Seoud worked as Scientific Advisor and Consultant for the GTZ in Germany and was responsible for establishing a postgraduate program leading to M.Sc. degree in Computations at Colombo University / Sri-Lanka (2001 – 2003). He also worked as Application Consultant at Automatic Data Processing Inc., Division Network Services in Frankfurt/Germany (1979 – 1980). Professor El-Seoud joined The British University in Egypt (BUE) in 2012. Currently, he is Basic Science Coordinator at the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science (ICS) at BUE. Professor El-Seoud has more than 130 publications in international proceedings and international reputable journals.
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. Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
Biography: Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and the Lee and Wilma Seaman Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He also serves as the director of the UNO Bioinformatics Core Facility that supports a large number of biomedical research projects in Nebraska. He has published numerous articles in various IT areas including scheduling, distributed systems, data analytics, wireless networks, and Bioinformatics. He has also published two books in scheduling and graph algorithms, and several book chapters in Bioinformatics. He has been serving as the PI or Co-PI of several NSF or NIH funded projects in the areas of data analytics, wireless networks and Bioinformatics. He has been leading a Bioinformatics Research Group at UNO that focuses on developing innovative computational approaches to analyze complex bioinformatics data. The research group is currently developing several next generation data analytics tools for extracting medical-related knowledge from various types of large-scale biological and medical data. This includes the development of new graph theoretic models for assembling short reads obtained from high throughput instruments, as well as employing a novel correlation networks approach for integrating and analyzing large heterogeneous biological data associated with aging and infectious diseases. He has also been leading a project for developing secure and energy-aware wireless infrastructure to address tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments, particularly to study mobility profiling for various groups and develop a population analysis approach for advancing healthcare research.
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.