(University of Arad, Romania)
Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. Cum Laude, in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation.
She is the Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis.
Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in the same university. She served as General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker.
Now she is working in a national project with EU funding support: BioCell-NanoART = Novel Bio-inspired Cellular Nano-Architectures – For Digital Integrated Circuits, 3M Euro from National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation.
She is a member of European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a Senior Member IEEE, member in Technical Committee – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society), chair of the Task Force 14 in Technical Committee – Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in Technical Committee – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS).
Dr. Balas was past Vice-president (responsible with Awards) of IFSA – International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), – A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India and recipient of the “Tudor Tanasescu” Prize from the Romanian Academy for contributions in the field of soft computing methods (2019).
Prof. Dr. Mufti Mahmud
(Nottingham Trent University, UK)
MUFTI MAHMUD (Senior Member, IEEE) received a PhD degree in information engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2011. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Computer Science with Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellors outstanding research award 2020 at the NTU and he was also a recipient of the Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2013. With over 18 years of experience in the industry and academia in India, Bangladesh, Italy, Belgium, and the UK, Dr Mahmud is an expert in computational intelligence, applied data analysis, and big data technologies with a keen focus on healthcare applications. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and papers in leading journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a Professional Member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the U.K. During the year 2020-2021, he has been serving as the Vice-Chair of the Intelligent System Application and Brain Informatics Technical Committees of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), a member of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Intelligence Systems for Health, an advisor of the IEEE R8 Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee, the Publications Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Industry Applications Chapter, and the Project Liaison Officer of the IEEE UK and Ireland SIGHT Committee. He has also served as the coordinating chair of the local organization of the IEEE-WCCI2020; the General Chair of BI2020, 2021 and AII2021; and the Program Chair of IEEE-CICARE2020 and 2021. He serves as a Section Editor (Big Data Analytics) for the Cognitive Computation journal, an associate editor of the Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Big Data Analytics journals, and a Regional Editor (Europe) for the Brain Informatics journal.
Prof. Dr. Pericles Miranda
(Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Péricles Miranda holds a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Pernambuco (2010), a Master in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2012), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university (2016). He currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and chief scientist at the AiBox Lab. He has extensive experience in the field of Computer Science, with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, working mainly on topics related to Automated Machine Learning ( AutoML), Supervised Learning, and Meta-heuristic and hyper-heuristic algorithms.
AutoML: past, present, and future
Machine learning techniques are present in our everyday life. However, humans are profoundly involved in every phase of machine learning, seeking good learning performance. To build machine learning techniques easier to apply and decrease the demand for human experts, automated machine learning (AutoML) has emerged as a hot topic with both industrial and academic interest. This presentation introduces and defines the AutoML problem and highlights the latest novelties in the area.
Ahmed J. Obaid, is a full assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Kufa, He received his BSC in Information Systems (IS) in 2005, from the faculty of computer science, University of Anbar in 2005. M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from SIT, JNTUH, India in 2012, and PhD in Web Mining and Data Mining from the University of Babylon in 2017. His main line of research is Web mining Techniques and Applications, Image processing in the Web Platforms, Image processing, Genetic Algorithm, and information theory. Ahmed J. Obaid, is an Associated Editor in Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management (ESCI), Guest Editor in KEM (Key Engineering Material, Scopus) Journal, Guest Editor of MAICT-19 and ICMAICT-20 issues in IOP Journal of Physics, Scopus indexed proceeding. Guest Editor in JESTEC journal (Scopus, WOS) Journal, Managing Editor in American Journal of Business and Operations Research (AJBOR), USA. Associate Editor in IJAST Scopus Journal. Ahmed J. Obaid also a Reviewer in many Scopus Journals (Scientific publication, Taylor and Francis, ESTA, and many others). He is the leader of ICOITES, MAICT-19, MAICT-20 EVENTS. Ahmed J. Obaid has supervised several final projects of Bachelor and Master in His main line of work. He has edited Some books, such as Advance Material Science and Engineering in Scientific.net publisher, he has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals and conferences and is a frequent reviewer of international journals and international conferences.
Identify fraud user behavior based on usage mining techniques.
Dr. Saurav Mallik
(Harvard University, USA)
Dr. M Shamim Kaiser is currently working as a Professor at the Institute of Information Technology of Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and the Ph. D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Pathumthani, Thailand, in 2010. He did his postdoctoral research at Big data and Cyber Security Lab of Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He also worked as a Special Research Student at the Wireless Signal Processing and Networking Lab (Adachi Lab) of Tohoku University, Japan. His current research interests include Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Wireless Network & Signal processing, Cognitive Radio networks, Big IoT data, Healthcare, Neuro informatics and Cyber Security. He has authored more than 130 papers in different peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
He is an Associate Editor of the Cognitive Computation Journal, Guest Editor of Brain Informatics Journal, IJACI (IGI Global), Electronics MDPI, Frontiers in Neuro informatics, and Cognitive Computation Journal. Dr. Kaiser is a Life Member of Bangladesh Electronic Society; Bangladesh Physical Society. He is also a senior member of IEEE, USA and IEICE, Japan, and an active volunteer of the IEEE Bangladesh Section. He is the founding Chapter Chair of the IEEE Bangladesh Section Computer Society Chapter.
Prof. Dr. Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab
(Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab is a Senior Lecturer and a former Head of Multimedia Engineering Lab and Intelligent System Lab at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in 2014 and 2009. He is currently a Principle Research Fellow at Advanced
Telecommunication Research Center, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UTHM (2021 – 2025) and Visiting Research Fellow for Center of Excellence on Advanced in Computing, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMaP) (2021 – 2022). In addition, he was a visiting research fellow at Center of Excellence on Geopolymer and Green
Technology under cluster Green ICT, Unimap from 2018 – 2020. He received a Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia and Master of Science (Intelligent System) from the same university in 2002 and 2004 respectively. He has completed several research grants; won several medals in research and
innovation showcases and awarded several publication and teaching awards. By latest he received 2nd runner up for Grand Prize Award category Innovation Video Challenge for project “Online Learning System with authentication and identification mechanism using neuro-fuzzy algorithm” and the same project also received 1st Grand Prize Award for
FB Post and contest as well as GOLD medals respectively at Asia International Innovation Exhibition 2020 (AIINEX2020) organized by ConnectionAsia and UNIKL. He also received a international award GOLD medal for project “Portable Dwi-Switch Home Control Appliance for Elderly and Disabled People” at 2020 Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition (IPITEx 2020) in conjuction with Thailand Inventors’ Day 2020 on 2 – 6 February 2020. He has authored and co-authored 2 academic books in database and WAP application, published several both local and international book chapters as well as published more than 100 technical papers in conferences and peer-reviewed journals. He also served as Editor-in- chief in Advances in Computing and Intelligent System Journal and guest editor for Special Issue in Wireless and Mobile Networks in
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications and as Deputy Editor in Chief for Int. Journal of Software Engineering and Computing and scholarly contributed as committee for conferences, editorial team and manuscript reviewers. His research interests are in data mining, artificial intelligence and computer vision, mobile and
wireless computing, web-based applications. He is currently a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IAEng, and Senior member of IACSIT.
Prof. Dr. Albert Nasibulin
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia)
Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Asad is serving as an Assistant Professor and Lead Researcher of Educational Technologies and TVET Research at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan. Dr Mujtaba has national and international working experience of more than 15 years at industrial and educational sector in the domain of Educational Technologies in TVET, Work & Product-Based Industrial Education and Competency Based Education in TVET. Dr. Mujtaba has published more than seventy (70) research articles (ISI & Scopus Indexed) in reputed international journals and conferences worldwide. Also, two books related to the observational skills of competent educators and Innovative technologies in 21st Century Education under the CS and T&F publishing house USA is in his publication credit. He has also received several best researcher awards in international TVET research and development completions with seven in Malaysia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and UAE on his commercialized projects.Moreover, Dr. Mujtaba is also an active member of Seven (7) national and international research grants. Dr. Mujtaba is also an internationally certified TVET educational technologist (Malaysian Board of Technologist) and holds certifications and qualification in industrial safety and health education from NIOSH and OSH Department of Ontario, Canada. He is also serving as an Editorial Board Member to twelve (12) reputed and indexed international journals. Dr. Mujtaba also holds several international Copyrights and has filed one Product Patent under the title of HAZFO Expert 1.0 for Drilling Operation. He had been awarded an honorary lifetime International Ambassadorship by University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia based on his academic achievements and community services. Dr. Mujtaba has also been awarded the title of approved PhD and MPhil/MS supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the field of TVET.
Dr. Tanushyam Chattopadhyay is currently working as a Principal Scientist at TCS Manufacturing Business Group – Practice, CTO, Strategic Initiative to deploy analytics on IoT platform. He was awarded with the University Gold medal in MCA from Shibpur IIEST (the then DU) in 2002. He started his career as research in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and later on, joined Tata Consultancy Services Limited in 2004. Later he was awarded with the Ph.D degree from Jadavpur University for the work done at ISI, Kolkata, in 2012. He had training on Speech Signal processing from IISC Bangalore, image processing from IIT Kharagpur, and video processing from IIT Delhi. Also attended a course on Deep Learning from Turing award winner Prof. Bengio in 2015. He has 68 patents got granted across the globe. He also authored a book and some book chapters. He has published nearly 60+ papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is a member of International Machine Learning Society. Serving as a member of Board of Governor of several academic institutions. He has delivered tutorials/ keynote addresses and served as reviewer/Technical Program Chair/Session chair in number of international conferences and journal. His current research is evolved around developing an analytics solutions for different client requirements on top a TCS built IoT platform namely TCS Connected Universe Platform (TCUP).He was awarded with many awards in his academic and professional life.