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Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Latif Ladid
  • Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM
  • Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group :
  • IEEE Steering Committee Member: 5G, IoT and SDN
  • Chair, IEEE ComSoC IoT subcommittee
  • Chair, IEEE ComSoC 5G subcommittee
  • Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV subcommittee:
  • Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society - ISOC
  • IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board
  • World summit Award Board Member
  • Research Fellow @ University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects

      -     Member of 3GPP PCG (Board)  (www.3gpp.org)

      -     Member of 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org)

      -     Member of UN Strategy Council

      -     Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg)

  • IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award, 2002
  • IPv6 Life Time Achievement Award, 2016

 

 

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Prof. Richard Dashwood

Richard joined Coventry in 2016 and is responsible for the research mission at the University. He started his career at Imperial College London where he spent nineteen years as a researcher and academic in the Department of Materials before joining the University of Warwick as the Professor of Engineering Materials in the Warwick Manufacturing Group. He held a number of leadership roles at Warwick including Academic Director of Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Chief Technology Officer for the WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre. During his time at Warwick he established research relationships with a number of major companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Steel, Cummins and Tata Motors and developed a number of research collaborations in India. Richard has been involved in the UK Automotive Council for five years, first as a member of the Lightweight Structures Working Group and more recently as a member of the Manufacturing Technology Working Group. He is a member of the Advisory Board Member for the Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation (KIPR) project at Jönköping University, Sweden, and chairs the Strategic Advisory Board for the Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency (DARE) EPSRC project based at Sheffield University.

 

 

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Prof. Francesco Masulli

Francesco Masulli is the Chair of  IEEE Italy Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter and a Full Professor of Computer Science with the University of Genoa (Italy) where he teaches the courses on Well-being Technologies,  Machine Learning, and Fundamentals of Computer Science. He holds also an Adjunct Professorship at Center for Biotechnology of the Temple University in Philadelphia (PA, USA).  He previously held positions at the Ansaldo Automazione (Genoa, Italy), the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley CA, USA),  the University of Pisa (Italy), and the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (France). Recipient of the 2008 Pattern Recognition Society Award for the paper: M. Filippone, F. Camastra, F. Masulli, S. Rovetta, "A survey of kernel and spectral methods for clustering", Pattern Recognition, 41, 1 pp. 176-190, 2008. Author of more than 200 scientific papers in Clustering, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Bioinformatics. Chair of several international conferences and schools, including the WILF International Workshop in Fuzzy Logic and Applications (1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2013), the CIBB - International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and the Courses of the International School on Neural Networks "E.R. Caianiello" on Ensemble Methods for Learning Machines (Vietri, 2002) and on Computational Intelligence Methods for Data Analysis in Oncology Bioinformatics (Vietri, 2010). He is also a founding partner of the innovative start-up company Vega Research Laboratories s.r.l.s.

 

 

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Dr Ali Al Shidhani

Dr. Ali Amur AL Shidhani is the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research, The Research Council, Oman. Since he accepted this responsibility, he has organized many Projects like Research Mobility Program, ICT 2040 Vision, and COACH workshop. He has served as a reviewer for several scientific conferences and journals such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, EURASIP Wireless Communications and Networking, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Wiley Communications and Security Journal etc. Before joining TRC, he was sharing his knowledge with students from 2003 to 2014 at different positions at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He was selected as a member of Future Leaders Group to attend a dialogue session with 7 Nobel Laureates in Kyoto, Japan, October 2015 as a part of the Science and Technology Forum for society.

 

 

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Dr Mahmoud Daneshmand

Mahmoud Daneshmand is Co-Founder and Industry Professor of Department of Business Intelligence & Analytics; Professor of Department of Computer Science; and Academic Director of Network and Communications Management and Services M.S. program at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has more than 35 years of Industry & University experience as Professor, Researcher, Assistant Chief Scientist, Executive Director, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Technology Leader, Chairman of Department, and Dean of School at: Bell Laboratories; AT&T Shannon Labs–Research; University of California, Berkeley; University of Texas, Austin; Sharif University of Technology; University of Tehran; New York University; and Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

He has published more than 180 journal and conference papers; authored/co-authored three books. He is well recognized within the academia and industry and holds key leadership roles in IEEE Journal Publications, Conferences, Industry–IEEE Partnership, and IEEE Future Direction Initiatives. He is Co-Founder and Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE IoT Journal; Member of Steering Committee of IEEE Transaction on Big Data; guest editor of several IEEE publications; Co-Founder of the IEEE Big Data Initiative; and has served as General Chair, Keynote Chair, Panel Chair, Executive Program Chair, and Technical Program Chair of many IEEE major conferences. He has given many Keynote speeches in major IEEE as well as international conferences. He is a Data Scientist, expert in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence with extensive industry experience including with the Bell Laboratories as well as the Info Lab of the AT&T Shannon Labs – Research.

 

Dr. Daneshmand received his Ph. D and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Tehran.

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Note: Keynote address is subject to approval by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman