DeSE2015 General Chair – Dubai, UAE
Dr. Eesa Bastaki received his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. he worked as a Teaching Assistant in UAE University from 1981 until 1989, and has been a faculty member in the EE Department at UAE University since 1989. He was the Chairman of the Energy Section during 1990-1991, and Chairman of the Technology Section during 1991-1992 at the Technology & Energy Research Center, UAEU. He was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 1992 to 1996 and from 1998 and 2000 was the Director of the IT Center at UAEU. He was the Director of Education & Technology to DSOA. Additionally, he is one of the founders of DSO & RIT-Dubai, and the founder of the IT Center in Al-Ain Municipality. Until Sept 2012, he was the CEO of ICT Fund. He was the Chairman of IEEE, UAE Section and now is the Honorary Chair. Dr Bastaki is a member of Advisory Board of many universities (AUD, AUST, AUS, UWoD, UoS, RIT-Dubai and AURAK), and is a board member of UQAIB (University Quality Assurance International Board) at KHDA. He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee of Emirates Energy Awards. He is a board member of Cultural & Scientific Association and the Chairman of the Board of Emirates Science Club. Dr Bastaki is the recipient of Emirates Excellence Award for Arts, Literature & Science in the science category in 2009 which is the highest award in UAE. His research interests are Digital Communications, Coding, Spread Spectrum Communications and Synchronisation.
DeSE2014 General Chair – Paphos, Cyprus
Dr. George A. Papadopoulos holds the (tenured) rank of Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. His research interests include Advanced Software Engineering, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Cloud Computing, Open, Distance and E-Learning, Distributed and High Performance Computing, E-Business, E-Health, Internet Technologies and Service Oriented Computing. He has published over 150 papers as book chapters or in internationally refereed journals and conferences, he serves in the Editorial Board of 5 international journals and has served as a Chair or Program Committee member in more than 100 international conferences. Professor Papadopoulos is a recipient of an 1995 ERCIM-HCM scholarship award. He has been involved or is currently participating, as coordinator or partner, in over 40 internationally and nationally funded projects (total budget for his participation more than 5 MEURO) and he has been invited by the E.U. as an Expert Evaluator or Reviewer more than 50 times. He is the Director of the Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) Laboratory (http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/seit). More information can be found in his personal web site at: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~George.
|DeSE2013 General Chair – Abu Dhabi
Prof. Peter Wellstead was born in 1944, in St Albans, England and was educated at Manland Secondary Modern School in nearby Harpenden. At the age of 16 he was apprenticed to Marconi Instruments Ltd, St Albans, initially as a craft apprentice and later as a student apprentice. During this time he studied part-time at St Albans College of Further Education and (with the assistance of Marconi Instruments and County Scholarships) studied by block-release for a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Hatfield College of Technology. After graduating with first class honours in 1967, he took a Masters Degree in Automatic Control at Warwick University, followed by a Ph D. in Engineering Science.
In 1970 he went to CERN as a Technical Fellow, moving to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1972 to work at the Control Systems Centre, eventually becoming Professor of Control Engineering. During this time he also served as Lucas Automotive Professor of Control Engineering and was Royal Society Industrial Fellow. In 2003 he changed from studying the control of engineering systems to living systems. He joined the Hamilton Institute in Ireland, initially as an E.T.S. Walton Fellow, and then as Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor of Systems Biology. He retired at the end of 2009 and now works as an adjunct professor and as an independent scientist. His research objective is to understand the causes of Parkinson’s disease and finding preventative and protective strategies against the condition.
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|DeSE2008 General Chair – Liverpool, UKProf. Atulya Nagar holds the Foundation Chair as Professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool Hope University where He is the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. A mathematician by training, He possesses multi-disciplinary expertise in Non-linear Mathematics, Natural Computing, Bio-Mathematics and Computational Biology, Operations Research, and Control Systems Engineering. He has an extensive background and experience of working in Universities in the UK and India. He has been an expert reviewer for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants peer-review committees for Bioinformatics Panel; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for High Performance Computing Panel; and serve on the Peer-Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a scientific expert member.He has edited volumes on Intelligent Systems, and Applied Mathematics; he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (IJAISC) and serve on editorial boards for a number of prestigious journals such as the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS). He has been Conference General Chair and member of the International Programme Committee (IPC) for several international conferences and have been invited to deliver keynote lectures at a number of such forums. He is well published with over 200 publications in prestigious publishing outlets and journals such as the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis; the International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics; the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science; the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Fundamenta Informaticae; IET Control Theory & Applications, to name a few.He received a prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship for pursuing my Doctorate (DPhil) in Applied Non-Linear Mathematics, which I earned from the University of York in 1996. He holds BSc (Hons.), MSc, and MPhil (with Distinction) from the MDS University of Ajmer, India. Prior to joining Liverpool Hope, I was with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and later at the Department of Systems Engineering, at Brunel University, London. Earlier He lectured at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, Applied Mathematics, Bangalore), BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in India.Contact Details:Computer Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD, UKTel: +44 0151 291 3930 Email: NAGARA@hope.ac.uk|