Benedict du Boulay is an Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex, UK and Visiting Professor at University College London. He has two main research areas. The first is the Psychology of Programming where his main work has been in the area of novices learning programming and the development of tools to assist that process. The second is the application of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Here he is particularly interested in issues around modelling and developing students’ metacognition and motivation. He was President (2015-2017) and Treasurer and Secretary (2017-2019) of the International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education and is an Associate Editor of its International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. He has edited/written 11 books and written some 190 papers (including 56 journal papers) in the areas indicated above.
Dr. Naidu joined the EE Department as Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair in August 2014. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Kharagpur. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at IIT (up to – 1985); Guidance and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center (1985-90); Old Domain University (1987-90); Idaho State University (1990-2014) as Founding Director of Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center (MCERC), Associate Dean of the College of Engineering (1998-2010) and Director School of Engineering (2010-13);
United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory (1998-99); Center of Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2004); Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2005); the Universities of Western and Southern Australia (2008); East China Normal University (2011 He has over 300 journal and conference publications including 6 books, and has been on the editorial boards of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Optimal Control: Applications and Methods. Dr. Naidu’s area of teaching and research include electrical engineering, optimal control, nonlinear control, intelligent control, industrial control systems and cyber security, biomedical engineering, and time scales in engineering, physical and life sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, UK.
Distinguished Professor Jie Lu is an Australian Laureate Fellow, IEEE Fellow and IFSA Fellow. She is an internationally renowned scientist in the areas of computational intelligence, specifically in fuzzy transfer learning, concept drift, decision support systems, and recommender systems. She is the Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI), which has over 200 staff and students working on over 50 research projects, and the Associate Dean (Research Excellence) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
She has published six research books and over 450 papers in Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks & Learning Systems, Decision Support Systems and other refereed journals and conference proceedings. She has won 10 ARC Discovery projects and led 15 industry projects. She has supervised 40 PhD students to completion.
She serves as Editor-In-Chief for Knowledge-Based Systems (Elsevier) and Editor- In-Chief for International Journal on Computational Intelligence Systems (Atlantis). She is the Chair of IEEE CIS Emerging Technologies Technical Committee and the Chair of IEEE CIS Subcommittee for Senior Members.
She has delivered 25 keynote speeches at IEEE and other international conferences and chaired 15 international conferences. She has received the UTS Medal for Research and Teaching Integration (2010),UTS Medal for research excellence (2019), finalist of the Australian Eureka Prize for Advanced Data Science (2017, 2018), the Computer Journal Wilkes Award (2018), the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award (2019), the Australian Most Innovative Engineer Award (2019) and other national and international awards.
Professor, Doctor of Sciences and Dr.-Eng. Paata J. Kervalishvili (born - 1949) is Professor at department of Physics within Georgian Technical University, as well as Professor of faculty of exact and natural sciences of Tbilisi State University.
From 1970 until 1992 Prof. Kervalishvili was researcher and Director in different research and technology centers within the Middle Machinery Ministry (State Committee for Atomic Energy) of former USSR main body of the Soviet atomic energy and weapon industry (Institute of Stable Isotopes, The Soviet State institute of Rare Metals, Sukhumi Physical-Technical Institute, I. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy) In 1994 – 1999, after one year in Parliament of Georgia he worked in Government of Georgia (as Secretary of State in the State Committee for Science and Technology, Assistant to President of the State in Science and Technology)
A condensed matter physicist with Technical University Diploma, Dr. Kervalishvili has served in several directions of physics and technology such as: condensed matter, molecular and quantum physics, nuclear and laser technologies, novel materials, sensory systems, energy and information technologies. He is author of more than 450 scientific publications, books, manuals, and inventions and among them scientific bestsellers published by IOS Press, Pergamon Press, Springer.
Prof. Kervalishvili is a member of more than 10 top level academies and research councils and among them: full member of American, European, Russian and Georgian scientific academies, Georgian Engineering academy and other distinguish organizations. Currently he is the President of Georgian Academy of Natural Sciences and President of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Kervalishvili received more than 20 prestigious prizes and state orders and among them USSR, Georgia, Germany, Italy, different public organizations, scientific academies and universities (USA, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Romania, etc.)
As a Director and coordinator of several (more than 90) World Bank, EU, ISTC, etc. projects and Chairman of International Forums and Conferences (more than 60), as well as Professor of some well known European and American Universities he has the wide international experience.
P. Kervalishvili received his B.S. and M.S. in engineering physics from Georgian Technical University. The Soviet State institute of Rare Metals awarded him the title of Ph. D., and Dr.-Eng. in 1979, and Soviet atomic centre “Kurchatov Institute” – degree of Doctor of physics and mathematics (1985). He got USSR Professor State title in 1989.
Kadircan keskinbora studied medicine at Hacettepe University,Faculty of Medicine (Ankara/Turkey). He became an Ophthalmologist in 1987, an associate professor in 1999 and a professor in 2007.He became the founder dean of Medicine Faculty at Namik Kemal University (Tekirdag, Turkey).
He concluded his second Ph.D. in “Deontology, History of Medicine and Medical Ethics” in 2006. He still is a professor at Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of Department of History of Medicine and Ethics (Istanbul).
He is a member of various national and international scientific or non-governmental organizations. Because of his studies on Avicenna (Ibn Sina), he was awarded the “International Avicenne Prize” in Paris/France in 2016.
He has made speeches and presentations in quite many national and international conferences, scientific and informative meetings, radio and TV channels as a speaker, panelist or instructor. Many articles of Keskinbora have been published in various local and international periodicals.
Virginio Cantoni is a Full Professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Pavia. In the period 2008-2011 he has been seconded to the Centro Linceo 'Beniamino Segre' of the Italian Academy ofLincei. He has been the founder and first Director of the University of Pavia's European School of Advanced Studies in Media Science and Technologyand Director of the Interdepartmental Centre for Cognitive Science. His research activity is concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia. He is author or co-author of about 320 journal, conference papers and book chapters as well as editor or co-editor of more than 30 books and co-author of five books. He has organized many International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops including a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on pyramidal systems for computer vision. An Expert and Project Reviewer for the EU Commission and the Italian Ministry of University, he became a Fellow of the IAPR in 1994, Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 and IEEE Life Fellow in 2020.