INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL SPEAKERS
Prof. Dr. Goran Stojanović
Prof. Dr. Goran Stojanović (www.stojanovicgoran.com) is a full professor at Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS), University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia. He received a BSc, MSc and a PhD degree in 1996, 2003 and 2005, respectively, from FTS-UNS, all in electrical engineering.
He has 26 years of experience in R&D. He is an author/co-author of 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals with impact factors, 5 books, 5 patents, 1 chapter in monograph. H-index: 22, Citations: 1781 (Google Scholar, Feb. 2023). Keynote speaker for 12 international conferences. Currently, Prof. Stojanović is the head of the Laboratory for nano and printed electronics. Prof. Stojanović has been a supervisor of 13 PhD students, 40 MSc students and 60 diploma students at the FTS-UNS. He was a General Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS2020) and General Vice-Chair of the IEEE East-West Design & Test Symposium (EWDTS2017). Prof. Stojanović is a reviewer of many leading international journals such as IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Microelectronic Journal, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, International Journal of Electronics and Communications Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, etc. He was a member of Jury at the biggest regional festival of innovation and patents “Tesla Fest”, which is annually held in Novi Sad, Serbia. He also participated in organization of the Festivals of Science, held in Novi Sad every year. He has more than 17 years’ experience in coordination of EU funded projects (Horizon Europe, H2020, FP7, EUREKA, ERASMUS, CEI), with total budget exceeding 16.86 MEUR. He was engaged by Science and Technology Park Belgrade as an expert for providing consultative support for SMEs as well as helping them to prepare project proposals for national and EU funded open calls. He has delivered more than 150 trainings for proposal project writing for institutions from both academic and industrial sectors.
Prof. Dr. Mithun Mukherjee
Mithun Mukherjee is a university-appointed Professor with the School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. He was a specially assigned researcher and assistant professor with the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Equipment Fault Diagnosis, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, Maoming, China, from 2015 to 2020. His research interests center around the Internet of Things, mobile edge computing, Tactile Internet, and ultra-reliable low-latency communications. He has (co)authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed international transactions/journals and conferences. He has two highly cited ESI papers with Google Scholar citation 5000+, h index 18 and I10 index 34. He was listed in Stanford University's 2020 top 2% of scientists in the world (top 0.5% in CS/network). He has one granted Chinese patent. Dr. Mukherjee was a recipient of the 2016 EAI WICON, the 2017 IEEE SigTelCom, the 2018 IEEE Systems Journal, and the 2018 IEEE ANTS Best Paper Award. He has been a guest editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, and Sensors. He is a regular reviewer/lead guest editor for many prestigious journals and conferences, serves as the TPC member/chair for various conferences, and organized many special sections/workshops in prestigious international conferences. He completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India, in 2015. He is a senior member of IEEE.
Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Tonello
Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Tonelloreceived the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering and the Doctor of Research degree in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, in 1996 and 2002, respectively. From 1997 to 2002, he was with Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies, Whippany, NJ, USA, first as a Member of the Technical Staff. He was then promoted to Technical Manager and appointed as the Managing Director of the Bell Labs, Italy Division. In 2003, he joined the University of Udine, Udine, Italy, where he became an Aggregate Professor, in 2005 and an Associate Professor, in 2014. He is currently a Professor with the Chair of Embedded Communication Systems, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria. He received several awards, including the Bell Labs Recognition of Excellence Award (1999), the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (2010), the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award from VTS (2011-15) and from COMSOC (2018-19), the Italian Full Professor Habilitation (2013), the Chair of Excellence from Carlos III Universidad, Madrid (2019-20). He was also a co-recipient of nine best paper awards. He serves/ed as associate editor of several journals, including IEEE TVT, IEEE TCOM, IEEE ACCESS, and IET Smart Grid. He was the general chair or TPC co-chair of several conferences. He was the chair of the IEEE COMSOC Technical Committee (TC) on Power Line Communications (2014-18) and he is currently the Chair of the TC on Smart Grid Communications. He also serves as Director of Industry Outreach of IEEE COMSOC for the term 2019- 2020.
Prof. Dr. Syed Ali Hassan
Syed Ali Hassan (S’09-M’12-SM’17) received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA in 2011. He received his MS Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011 and MS Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2007. He was awarded BE degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications with a focus on cooperative communications for wireless networks, stochastic modeling, estimation and detection theory, and smart grid communications. Currently, he is working as a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is the director of Information Processing and Transmission (IPT) Lab, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. He was a visiting professor at Georgia Tech in Fall 2017 and also holds senior membership of IEEE. He also held industry positions, in Cisco Systems Inc. CA, USA, and Center for Advanced Research in Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dr. Atif Ahmed Siddiqui
(Lead Engineer Test System Design, Airbus Defence and Space, UK)
A highly motivated, skilled and result oriented technical leader with more than 25 years of diverse work and geographical experience in electronics and telecom industry. Proficient in designing and implementing test systems along with managing multi-functional teams, delivering successful projects within strict timelines. Offer strong work ethics, with focus on detail orientation including industry communication standards, stakeholder management and agile project management. Established track record of streamlining and implementing agile practical solutions with focus on continuous improvement and performance matrices.
Dr. Nadeem Abbas
Dr. Nadeem Abbas holds a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Linnaeus University Sweden. He is currently working as Assistant Professor and Director Software Technology Master Programs at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University Sweden. He has been working with software systems since 2001. He is an active team player of several research groups. With about 20 years of experience in software design and development and a number of scholarly publications, Dr. Nadeem holds state of-the-art knowledge and skills to design and develop product lines of smarter self-adaptive software systems with reuse across several applications and application domains. His primary research areas of interest are mainly the following: Self-Adaptive Software Systems, Software Variability Management, Dynamic Software Product Lines, Software Architecture and Design, and Architectural Analysis and Reasoning. His other areas of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and computer science education.
Home Page: https://lnu.se/en/staff/nadeem.abbas/
Wafeeq Ajoor (M99-SM'09) is a Chief Information Officer, educator, and 5G wireless researcher. He holds B.Sc. (Computer Engineering), M.Sc. (Electronics Engineering), M.A.Sc. (Wireless/Mobile Communications), Diploma (Training and Development), and CompTIA Security+ certification. He has worked for IBM as a Mainframe Field Engineer, University of Bahrain (UoB) as a Computer Science Lecturer, Enbridge Consumer Gas Inc. (Canada) as a Wireless Consultant, V Technology (Canada) as a Hardware Design Testing Engineer, Ministry of Transportation as a Telecommunications Engineer, FCCI-Bahrain as a 2G/3G Radio Planning and Optimization Engineer, Nokia Siemens Networks (Nigeria and Kuwait) as a Senior Account Manager/Customer Team Head. He is, currently, working at National Health Regularity Authority as an Executive IT/Cloud Advisor. He is recipient of prestigious Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association award. He has been a reviewer for IEEE Communications magazine and Wiley’s Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing journal. He is the Chair of IEEE CoSoc Bahrain Chapter. His current research interest 5G, IoT, Cloud, AI/ML, Big Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Smart Digital Healthcare Applications.
Prof. Marja Matinmikko-Blue
Marja Matinmikko-Blue is Research Director of the Infotech Oulu Institute and Director of Sustainability and Regulation at the 6G Flagship at the University of Oulu, Finland, where she also holds the position of adjunct professor in spectrum management. She completed her Doctor of Science degree in communications engineering in 2012, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in industrial engineering and management in 2018 at the University of Oulu. Her multidisciplinary research focuses on technical, business, and regulatory aspects of mobile communication systems in collaboration with industry, academia, and regulators. She has published more than 180 scientific publications and prepared more than 160 contributions for regulatory bodies at national, European, and international levels.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Nava Baro,
Dr. Enrique finished his PhD thesis under supervision of Prof. J.M. Rebollar on the design of circular waveguide polarizer devices on microwaves/ millimiter waves to be used on communication satellite antennas. As a result, a new developed computer software, based on a full solution of electromagnetic equations, was able to predict polarizer behaviour with enough accuracy to be used on industrial optimization and design purposes. This software was the only one available at that time and was transferred to relevant research institutions and companies on that field (eg. INTA) for industrial use.
After obtaining a position as Associate Professor (Professor Titular de Universidad) at University of Málaga in 1994, I’ve focused my research work on interdisciplinary applications of digital signal and image processing, with many collaborations on medical, chemical, biological, industrial fields. Since 1995, I’m the head of the Andalusian research group ‘Radiological Image Digital Processing’ (TIC128), with eight post-doctoral researchers on Engineering and Medicine background. He has active collaborations in research with different national and international research groups: University of Malaga UMA Analytical Chemistry Group (pesticides in food quantification), Italian INFN-LNF group (X-ray microtomography new prototype), Romanian LAPI at Polytechnic University of Bucharest group (digital image processing), Prof. Moreno-Torres at UMA (acoustic phonetics applied to medical applications), several Pakistan universities (image and signal processing) and LAV University of Cadiz group (underwater acoustics).
He is a member of NEUBIAS (Network of European BioImage Analysts to advance life science imaging), a COST network focused on microscopy bioimage analysis. Since 2019 to now, I was lecturing a course on digital signal processing to students of University of Pingdingshan, China. From 2019, I’m acting as coordinator of several Erasmus+ programmes between University of Málaga and some Asian countries (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan) for mobilities and capacity building.
Prof. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf,
University of Engineering & Technology Taxila, Pakistan.