Yacine Ghamri-Doudane

Yacine Ghamri-Doudane is currently Full Professor at La Rochelle University in France, and the director of its Laboratory of Informatics, Image and Interaction (L3i). Yacine is also adjunct professor at the Walton Institute of Information and Communication Systems Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. He received an engineering degree in computer science from the National Institute of Computer Science (INI), Algiers, Algeria, in 1998, an M.S. degree in signal, image and speech processing from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, France, in 1999, a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France, in 2003, and a Habilitation to Supervise Research (HDR) in Computer Science from Université Paris-Est, in 2010. His current research interests lays in the area of wireless networking and mobile computing with a current emphasis on topics related to Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Networks and Systems, Connected Vehicles, 5G/6G as well as Digital Trust. As part of his professional activities linked to the computer networking research community, Yacine also acted as the Chair the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure & Networking (TCIIN – previously TCII) from January 2010 till December 2013 and also chaired the IEEE ComSoc Humanitarian Communications Technologies Ad hoc Committee (HCTC) from January 2012 till December 2015. He was part of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative’s Steering Committee from September 2013 to August 2017, where he chaired the « Core Cities » Selection Subcommittee in 2014 and 2015. Yacine is an IEEE Senior Membre.
More details available here: http://goo.gl/6wnUvJ

Elena Gaura

Elena is a Professor of Pervasive Computing. Her work concerns the inception of sensor based systems to resolve applications where intelligent processing of data at source (sensing point) is critical in order to enable decision making. She is a Board of Directors Member at the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society and serves on the External Advisory Board at the Sensors Centre for Doctoral Training Cambridge University. Elena is the National Co-Director for the UK’s Doctoral Training Alliance and an Honorary/Adjunct Professor at Deakin and Macquarie Universities, Australia. Sponsored by the British Council and UK Research Councils, Elena delivered global capacity building programmes for women researchers to further enable them to access STEM positions. Her work recognises the value of women having access to resources and training that support ambition, encourage responsible innovation, and build collaborative networks. She serves in the humanitarian engineering energy sector, developing ways to engage women with renewable technologies in the Global South, as pathways to empowerment and employment.

Henry Leung

Dr. Henry Leung is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. He was previously with the Department of National Defence (DND) of Canada as a defence scientist. He has over 300 journal papers and over 250 refereed conference papers in the areas of signal and image processing, data mining, information fusion, machine learning, IoT and sensor networks. He also holds more than 15 patents. Dr. Leung is the editor of the Springer book series on “Information Fusion and Data Science”. He has been an associate editor of various journals such as the International Journal on Information Fusion, IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEICE Trans. on Nonlinear Theory and Applications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE