The University of Alabama, USA
Dr. Yang Xiao currently is a full Professor of Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. His current research interests include communications/networks and computer/network security. He has published over 200 SCI-indexed journal papers and over 200 EI indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. Dr. Xiao’s papers have more than 12000 citations and his h-index is 56, based on Google scholar on Aug. 1 2014. Dr. Xiao was listed among 800 computer science researchers with h-index larger than or equal to 40. His research has been supported by the U.S. NSF, U.S. Army Research, GENI, Fleet Industrial Supply Center-San Diego, FIATECH, and The University of Alabama’s Research Grants Committee.
Dr. Xiao was a Voting Member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) standardization work. He is a Fellow of IET (FIET). He servedrves as a Panelist for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Telecommunications expert committee, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, as well as a Referee/Reviewer for many national and international funding agencies. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Security and Networks and International Journal of Sensor Networks. He had (s) been an Editorial Board or Associate Editor for 15 international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, during 2014 to 2015, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, during 2007 to 2009, and IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials, during 2007 to 2014. He served (s) as a Guest Editor for over 20 times for different international journals, including IEEE Network, IEEE Wireless Communications, and ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET). Dr. Xiao has delivered over 20 keynote speeches at international conferences around the world and gave more than 60 invited talks at different international institutes.
Prof. Alexander Balinsky
Cardiff University, UK
Prof Alexander Balinsky received his PhD degree in Mathematical Physics from the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1990 and was Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology from 1993 till 1997. He joined Cardiff University in 1997. He is a Professor in the Cardiff School of Mathematics and WIMCS (Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences), Chair in Mathematical Physics. His current research interests lie in the areas of spectral theory, stability of matter, image processing and machine learning. He has participated in EU TMR network on Partial Differential Equations and Quantum Mechanics (1996-2001). He was PI on three years grant from United State-Israel Binational Science Foundation (1996-1999), on three years EPSRC Research Grant 2003-2006. He was founding member of Cardiff Communication Research Centre. He had several joint with Hewlett-Packard research projects. He also did consultancy work for Reuters, London on mathematical models for Internet Security.
His Impact Case Study "Meeting the Challenges of Data Security: Detecting Unusual Behaviour and Mining Unstructured Data" was featured in the leading article 'The impact of impact' in Times Higher. Out of almost 7,000 case studies that were submitted to REF2014 across all units of assessment from all universities, this case study was one of only 8 highlighted in the article! He was invited by Springer to prepare an article about this Impact Case Study to be publish in a special book "REF 2014 Impact Cases: UK Success Stories in Industrial Mathematics". The book was published in February 2015.
Currently he is PI on joint with Hewlett-Packard and Dyfed Powys Police on “Crime Analysis and Predictive Policing”.
Prof. Alessandro Rizzi
University of Milan, Italy
Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milan, teaching Fundamentals of Digital Imaging and Colorimetry. He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.
He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.
He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging, and author of more than 300 scientific works.
Prof. Wojciech Grega
AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland
Wojciech Grega, PhD, DSc, Eng. Full Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow: digital control, optimization methods, networked control, industrial control systems, process modelling & simulation, engineering education. Author and co-author of more than 150 journal and conference papers and 3 books. He has been coordinator or main researcher in over 20 national and international research projects. KIC InnoEnergy Poland Plus Educational Director ( 2011-2015), head of the Control Laboratory at AGH University, Executive Board Member of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering, IEEE Control Systems Society- Polish Chapter President. He is co-chair of IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, European Union Academic Expert.