Prof. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Christ University, India
Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya is currently a Senior Research Scientist in VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czechia. He is also the Principal of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. In addition, he is also serving as a Full Professor of Computer Application of the institute. Prior to this, he was a Full Professor of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. He served as the Head of the Department from March, 2014 to December, 2016. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India from 2011-2014. Before that, he served as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Information Technology of University Institute of Technology, The University of Burdwan, India from 2005-2011. He was a Lecturer in Information Technology of Kalyani Government Engineering College, India during 2001-2005.
He did his BS in Physics, B. Tech. and M. Tech. from University of Calcutta, India in 1995, 1998 and 2000 respectively. He completed PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2008. He is the recipient of the University Gold Medal from the University of Calcutta for his Masters. He is the recipient of the coveted National Award Adarsh Vidya Saraswati Rashtriya Puraskar for excellence in education and research in 2016. He is the recipient of the Distinguished HoD Award and Distinguished Professor Award conferred by Computer Society of India, Mumbai Chapter, India in 2017. He is the recipient of the coveted Bhartiya Shiksha Ratan Award conferred by Economic Growth Foundation, New Delhi in 2017. He received the NACF-SCRA, India award for Best Faculty for Research in 2017. He received the Honorary Doctorate Award (D. Litt.) from The University of South America and the South East Asian Regional Computing Confederation (SEARCC) International Digital Award ICT Educator of the Year in 2017. He received the Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar from Center for Education Growth and Research, India in 2017. He received the Young Scientist (Science & Technology) Award from CSERD, India in 2018.
He is a co-author of 4 books and the co-editor of 16 books and has more than 200 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings in avenues such as Elsevier, Springer and ACM. He has got two PCTs to his name. He has been the General Chair as well as the member of the organizing and technical program committees of several international conferences. He has been the Lead Guest Editors of several Special Issues with different international journals. He is the Editor of International Journal of Pattern Recognition Research since January 2016 and the founding Editor in Chief of International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence; Publisher: Inderscience. He is the member of the editorial board of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, B. V. He is the Associate Editor of International Journal of BioInfo Soft Computing, IEEE Access and Evolutionary Intelligence, Springer. He is serving as the Series Editors of IGI Global Book Series Advances in Information Quality and Management (AIQM), De Gruyter Book Series Frontiers in Computational Intelligence (FCI) , CRC Press Book Series Computational Intelligence and Applications, Wiley Book Series Intelligent Signal and Data Processing and Elsevier Book Series Hybrid Computational Intelligence for Pattern Analysis and Understanding.
His research interests include soft computing, pattern recognition, multimedia data processing, hybrid intelligence and quantum computing. Siddhartha is a life fellow of OSI, fellow of IETE and IEI, India. He is also a senior member of IEEE, IETI, and ACM. He is a life member of ISRD, CSI, ISTE, IUPRAI and CEGR. He is a member of IET, IRSS, IAENG, CSTA, IAASSE, IDES, ISSIP and SDIWC.
Prof. Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque [M17, SM19] has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Materials from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB, 2010), an MSc in Teleinformatics Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC, 2007), and he graduated in Mechatronics Technology at the Federal Center of Technological Education of Ceará (CEFETCE, 2006). He is currently Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Applied Informatics, and coordinator of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR). He has experience in Computer Systems, mainly in the research fields of: Applied Computing, Intelligent Systems, Visualization and Interaction, with specific interest in Pattern Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing and Analysis, as well as Automation with respect to biological signal/image processing, image segmentation, biomedical circuits and human/brain-machine interaction, including Augmented and Virtual Reality Simulation Modeling for animals and humans. Additionally, he has research at the microstructural characterization field through the combination of non-destructive techniques with signal/image processing and analysis and pattern recognition. Prof. Victor is the leader of the Industrial Informatics, Electronics and Health Research Group. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Systems and Associate Editor of the IEEE Access, Applied Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology Research, and Journal of Mechatronics Engineering, and he has been Lead Guest Editor of several high-reputed journals, and TPC member of many international conferences.
Prof. Raouf El-Mallawany, Menofia University, Egypt
El-Mallawany, served as a research group leader for New Solid Material for Technological Applications by synthesize and measure the optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of new non-crystalline solids in 4 decades for new applications in therapy, radiation shielding and renewable energy, published more than 100 international articles in solid state physics (Cited many thousands times), taught physics for undergraduates & postgraduates for nearly 4 decades and supervised & examined more than 50 Ph.D. & M.Sc. thesis at different Universities.
Also, cooperated with 15 American, European and Asian Universities. Invitation to give several seminars in the area of expertise by The European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (EOARD) to visit US Air Force Facilities (1993 &1998). Moreover, El-Mallawany is a book author , editor, reviewer, editor in international Journals, consultant for Arab Universities for evaluation of the scientific work leading to Professor and Assistant Professor in Physics, member of the universities strategic planes and awarded 3 national awards.