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Program Co-Chairs

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon

Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>

Frans Coenen
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Prof Frans Coenen is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Liverpool, UK. He has 36 years of experience of working in AI, ranging from early work on driverless ships to current work on deep and machine learning. He is particularly interested in the application of the techniques of Machine Learning to unusual data sets, such as: (i) graphs and social networks, (ii) time series, (iii) free text of all kinds, (iv) 2D and 3D images, particularly medical images, and (v) video data. He is also interested in data mining over encrypted data. He currently leads a small research group working on many aspects of Machine Learning and AI. He has some 450 refereed research publications, and has been on the programme committees for many Machine Learning and AI conferences and related events. He has supervised over 100 post-graduate research students and postdoctoral research associates, has a substantial research funding track record, and significant experience of working with industry. ... More >>


Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Monika Akbar, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Mansaf Alam, National Islamic University, India
Mohammed Alqahtani, University of Arkansas, United States
Marco Angelini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Mamoun Awad, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Azreen Azman, Putra Malaysia University, Malaysia
Chandrajit Bajaj, The Machine Learning Research Group, United States
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Kamal Berahmand, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rafael Berlanga, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Anna Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bharat Bhasker, , India
Ismail Biskri, University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres, Canada
Marcin Blachnik, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Marko Bohanec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hampton University, United States
Amel Borgi, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique, LIPAH, Tunisia
Nizar Bouguila, Concordia University, Canada
Alina Campan, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Jesús A. Carrasco-Ochoa, INAOE, Mexico
Daniele Cenni, University of Florence, Italy
Tania Cerquitelli, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Luigi Cerulo, University of Sannio, Italy
Sharma Chakravarthy, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Zhiyuan Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Chih-ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Pu-Jen Cheng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Patrick M. Ciarelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Francesco Colace, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Salvatore Cuomo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Maunendra S. Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad, India
Shubhamoy Dey, Indian Institute Management Indore, India
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Damiano Distante, University or Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Mauro Dragoni, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Markus Endres, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
Faezeh Ensan, Ryerson University, Canada
Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
João C. Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
Tim Furche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Pedro G. G., Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Wu Gang, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Udo Hahn, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Gerhard Heyer, Leipzig University, Germany
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Choo Y. Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Antonio Irpino, University of Campania L.Vanvitelli, Italy
Arti Jain, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Nursuriati Jamil, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Yogan Jaya Kumar, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Mouna Kamel, CNRS, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Ron Kenett, KPA and the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Ikuo Keshi, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Petr Knoth, The Open University, Greece
Margita Kon-Popovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
Martin Krallinger, Barcelona Supercomputing Center National Center Supercomputing, Spain
Soundar Kumara, , United States
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Niklas Lavesson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Rafael D. Lins, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Jose M. Luna, University of Cordoba, Spain
Jake Luo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Saadia Malik, Independent Researcher, Saudi Arabia
Radhika Mamidi, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
Giuseppe Manco, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ricardo M. Marcacini, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy
J. F. Martínez-Trinidad, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico
Brigitte Mathiak, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Dulani Meedeniya, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Fabio Mercorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Farid Meziane, University of Derby, UK, United Kingdom
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Parma Nand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Rajendra Pamula, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India
Jan Paralic, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
Gaurav N. Pradhan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, United States
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, United States
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Marcos G. Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Ahmed Rafea, American University In Cairo, Egypt
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, United States
Hasan Rashaideh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Chotirat A. Ratanamahatana, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Georg Rehm, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Germany
Nina Rizun, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Rui Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, CEAUL - Center of Statistics and Applications, Portugal
M. Saravanan, , India
Alessia Sarica, Neuroscience Research Center, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Abeed Sarker, Emory University, United States
Claudio Sartori, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Milos Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Filippo Sciarrone, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Hayri Sever, Cankaya University, Turkey
Huma Shah, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Asadollah Shahbahrami, Groningen University, Netherlands
Mehrnoush Shamsfard, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dana Shapira, Independent Researcher, Israel
Dilip Kumar Sharma, GLA University, India
Marek Sikora, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Wei Song, North China University of Technology, China
Abdulhamit Subasi, Effat University, Saudi Arabia
Wenlong sun, Independent Researcher, United States
Julian Szymanski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Atsuhiro Takasu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Silvio R. Timaran Pereira, Universidad De Nariño, Colombia
Aruna Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
Kar A. Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Suppawong Tuarob, Mahidol University, Thailand
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Ananthanarayana V.S, Independent Researcher, India
Manuel Vilares Ferro, University of Vigo, Spain
Marco Viviani, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jie Wang, University of Massachusetts, United States
Jenq-Haur Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xing Wei, Pinterest Inc., United States
Albert Weichselbraun, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Yuhanis Yusof, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Nicola Zeni, University of Trento, Italy
Yi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yan Zhang, California State University, San Bernardino, United States