Vicenç Puig received the telecommunications engineering degree in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control, Vision, and Robotics in 1999, both from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is Full Professor of the Automatic Control Department and a Researcher at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, both from the UPC. He is currently the Director of the Automatic Control Department and Head of the Research Group in Advanced Control Systems at UPC. He has developed important scientific contributions in the areas of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control using interval and linear-parameter-varying models using set-based approaches. He has participated/leaded more than 20 European and national research projects in the last decade. He has also led many private contracts with several companies and has published more than 120 journal articles and more than 450 in international conference/ workshop proceedings. He has supervised over 25 Ph.D. dissertations and over 40 master’s theses/final projects. He is currently the chair of the IFAC Safeprocess TC Committee 6.4 since 2020 and formerly was the vice-chair (2014–2020). He has been the general chair of the Third IEEE Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (Systol 2016) and the IPC chair of the IFAC Safeprocess 2018.
Vicenç Puig (Spain)
Kenz Amhmed Bozed is an Associate prof in AI at the University of Benghazi, Faculty of Information Technology, Computer System Design Department, Libya. She obtained her BSc degree in Computer Science in 1997 from Garyounis University “Benghazi University”. In 2003, she obtained her MSc in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Dr. Bozed obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Titled “Detection of Facial Expressions Based on "Time-Dependent Morphological Features “ from the University of Bedfordshire, the UK in 2011. She has up to 35 published papers. Dr. Bozed is an IEEE member and she is a Scientific and Steering Committee member in several international conferences. Also, Dr. Dozed is a Scientific chair in some International conferences since 2019. Moreover, she is a Steering committee member and a Scientific chair in the 1st International Maghreb Meeting of the conference on Sciences and Techniques of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering (MI-STA'2021).
Kenz Amhmed Bozed (Libya)
Dr Josephat Kalezhi completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Zambia where he graduated with a BSc in Physics in 2001. From there on he completed his postgraduate diploma studies in Condensed Matter Physics at the Abdus Salam International Centre (ICTP), Italy in 2003. Following that he undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds in England where he graduated with an MSc in Information Systems in 2004. After completing MSc Studies, he undertook PhD research in Computer Science at the University of Manchester in England in 2007. The research involved modelling data storage in nano-island magnetic materials. He completed PhD research in 2010. In 2011, he enrolled in a PhD Plus programme at the University of Manchester. The research involved modelling data storage in exchange-coupled composite nano-island magnetic materials. He has been lecturing at the Copperbelt University in Zambia for 15 years now and is currently the Dean - School of Information and Communication Technology.
Josephat Kalezhi (Zambia)
Brahim Brahmi received the B.Eng degree from the Electronic and Automatic department of University of Science and Technology, Oran in 2011, Master's degree in computer and control system from Lviv Polytechnic National University in 2014. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering from the École de Téchnologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal in 2019. With his thesis and specialization being in Nonlinear Control and Robotics. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab at Mechanical Engineering Department, McGill University and a Teaching assistant in the École de Téchnologie Supérieure (ÉTS). He is a member of the Control and Energy Management Lab, bio-robotics research lab, and an Associate Researcher at the GREPCI-Lab, ETS, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is an Associate Researcher at Biorobotics Laboratory at College of Engineering & Applied Science, Wisconsin Milwaukee university. His research interests are in Nonlinear and Adaptive control, bio-Robotics, Rehabilitation robots, fundamental motion control concepts for nonholonomic/underactuated vehicle systems, Haptics system, intelligent and autonomous control of unmanned systems, Intelligent systems, and Machine learning. He serves as a regular referee and associate editor for many international journals in Control and Robotics.
Brahim Brahmi (Canada)
Lamia Iftekhar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University (NSU) , Dhaka. She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering from Dartmouth College New Hampshire, USA in June 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Reza Olfati-Saber. Her work was on designing driving algorithms for network of autonomous vehicles. Prior to this, Lamia completed her undergraduate studies and Masters in Electrical Engineering simultaneously in 2009 under a four-years Honors BS/MS program from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, NY, USA. Her undergrad major was in Electrical Engineering and she had minors in Mathematics and Psychology. At NSU, Lamia teaches Control Engineering and related courses. When she’s not giving her students a hard time on finding controllers to stabilize some random system, she enjoys helping them out with various student organization activities and projects. She also spends some of her time as the Vice President of IEEE Women In Engineering Affinity Group, Bangladesh Section. Lamia’s current research interests is two-fold: transportation and robotics. She has been fiercely passionate about transportation issues for a long time since her home city Dhaka’s urban transportation is not exactly the greatest system in the world. Her research interests in this category includes vehicle safety, intelligent transportation systems, networked vehicles, driver behaviour modelling, traffic model and congestion control. Lamia’s other field of interest includes multi-agent systems, hybrid systems, nonlinear control and cooperative systems, all mostly applied to robotics. She is particularly intrigued by the idea of using multi-robot systems for disaster management in the context of Bangladesh. She also believes that there’s a huge potential in using robotics to promote sincere interest in STEM amongst the school students of her country, specially the female students.
Lamia Iftikhar (Bangladesh)
Dr. Rached Dhaouadi is Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Petrofac Research Chair in Renewable Energy at the College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE. His research interests are in the areas of energy systems, motor drives and intelligent motion control systems, with applications geared towards autonomous systems and solar energy systems. A Senior Member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Dr. Dhaouadi has more than 28 years of industrial and academic experience. From 1990 to 1994, he was a visiting researcher with the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, where he was engaged in the design and development of motor drive systems for rolling mills. In 1994, he was a visiting researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. From 1994 to 2000, he was with the Polytechnic School of Tunisia, University of Tunis. He also held visiting scholar positions at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1998, 1999 and 2001, and at Tokyo University, Japan, in 2013. Dr. Dhaouadi has supervised more than 20 graduate students and published over 110 scientific papers in highly reputable internationally refereed journals and international conferences. He has served as a member and chairman of various professional committees and scientific advisory boards. Dr. Dhaouadi holds a Dipl. Ing. degree from the National Engineering School of Tunis in Tunisia, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota, all in the field of electrical engineering.
Rached Dhaouadi (UAE)
Amro Al-Said Ahmad, is an assistant professor at the Software Engineering Department, the Faculty of Information Technology at Philadelphia University in Jordan. He completed my Ph.D. in Software Engineering/Cloud Computing at the School of Computing and Mathematics of Keele University, UK. His main research interest is focused on technical scalability of cloud-based software services and delivery of such services from a technical perspective. Besides being a faculty member at PU, he is currently a collaborative researcher on Cloud Computing with the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University, UK.
Amro Al-Said Ahmad (Jordan)
Dr. Mustafa Awwad Al-Khawaldeh obtained his B.Sc. degree in Elecrto-mechanical Engineering in 1996 and MSc degree in Mechatronics Engineering in 2005 from the Al-Balqa’ Applied University in Jordan. He held several positions at Housing and Urban Development Cooperation in Jordan (1999- 2009). He completed his PhD in Mechatronics Engineering at De Montfort University (United Kingdom) in 2014. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Philadelphia University in Jordan. He is interested in Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronics Systems, Control, Smart Homes, Ubiquitous Robotics and Internet of Things. He participated in different related conferences and has many publications in these fields.
Mustafa Awwad Al-Khawaldeh (Jordan)
Safanah M. Raafat, received her the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Control and System Engineering at the university of Technology-Baghdad, and Ph.D. from Mechatronics Engineering at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Safanah has many publications on robust control and identification of uncertainties, sliding mode control, Extremum seeking control, optimization, and real-time scheduling. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Control and System Engineering - University of Technology-Baghdad. Now she is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Her main research interests include System identification, optimization, and optimal control, robust control systems theory and applications, intelligent system, robotics, and positioning systems. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1600-8587,
Safanah Mudheher Raafat (Iraq)
Thamer M. Jamel was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He graduated from the University of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in electronics engineering. Moreover, He received a Master's degree in digital communications engineering and a Doctoral degree in communication engineering in 1997. His scientific degree is associate professor since 2009 and currently he is one of the staff of the communication engineering department at University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He has more than 20 years' experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervised over 18 M.Sc. theses and published more than 40 papers ( including ISI Journals ) .He is a Referee for Scientific Papers for the Purpose of Publication in national and international conferences and journals. I'm also intereseted in Adaptive Digital Signal Processing (Algorithms and Applications) for Communications System, Modern Communications Systems ( OFDM , UWB , Cognitive Radio , MIMO, ....etc), Digital Signal Processing • DSP uP’s based or FPGA based adaptive filtering system, General uP’s based systems for Communications Systems.
Thamer M. Jamel (Iraq)
He was born in Casablanca, Morocco, on November 29, 1961. He received the Diploma. Engineering Degree in 1984 from the “Institut Supérieur Industriel” of Liège, Belgium, the Master and Ph.D. degrees from the “Institut National Polytechnique of Lorraine (INPL)”, France, respectively in 1985 and 1989, all in electrical engineering. In 1991, he joined “l’Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes” as Assistant Professor. Since September 2005 he is a full Professor at the same Engineering School. He is actually the head of IREENA laboratory, University of Nantes. His main area of interest includes power electronics, power quality, microgrids and multisource systems, wind/tidal energy conversion systems and farms optimisation. He has supervised in these fields more than 26 Ph.D and published one book related to modeling of electrical machines, several chapter books and nearly 270 journals and conferences in his area of expertise.
Mohamed Machmoum (France)
Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef is a Charted Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an Associate Editor of various top journals such as IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the Journal of Power Electronics. He is a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, since June 1999. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and the Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (PEARL). He authored and co-authored for more than 400 publications in academic journals and proceedings and five books with more than 24,000 citations. He is frequently invited as honorary keynote lectures at international conferences, congress, meetings, and symposiums. Saad Mekhilef has been listed by the Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) as one of the Highly Cited (Hi.Ci) engineering researchers in the world, and included in the "Thomson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2018 and 2019". He is actively involved in industrial consultancy for major corporations in the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy projects. His research interests include Power Conversion Techniques, Control of Power Converters, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid, Microwave and Wireless Technologies.”
Saad Mekhilef (Malaya)
Amer Ragab Zerek is a Professor of communication engineering at Zawia University, Faculty of Engineering/ Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept, Libya. He obtained his undergraduate degree in communication engineering (1982) from Al-Fateh University (Tripoli University), Tripoli and in 1991 he obtained an MSc in Electronic Engineering at the University of Wales Cardiff, U.K. Prof Zerek obtained PhD degree in Electronic Engineering at Wales University Cardiff., U.K I,1996. He has more than 160 published papers. He has written a book titled fundamentals of communication engineering. He is steering and scientific Committee member in several conferences in Tunisia, Algeria, India, France, Morocco, Libya . . . etc as well as Prof Zerek is a technical program chair in some conferences. He is steering committee chair in the 1st International Maghreb Meeting of the conference on Sciences and Techniques of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering (MI-STA'2021). In addition to that he is an IEEE member.
Amer Ragab Zerek (Libya)
Hasan Komurcugil (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Famagusta, North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey, in 1989, 1991, and 1998, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He is currently full-time Professor with the Computer Engineering Department, EMU. From 2004 to 2010, he was the Head of the Computer Engineering Department, EMU. In 2010, he played an active role in preparing the department's first self-study report for the use of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. In 2010, he was elected as the as the Board Member of Higher Education, Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council (YODAK) North Cyprus. From 2010 to 2019, he played active role in evaluating the universities in North Cyprus. His research interests include power electronics and innovative control methods for power converters. He is a coauthor of one book chapter. He was the recipient of the Best Presentation Recognitions at the 41st and 42nd Annual Conferences of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He is a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Senior Member of the IEEE. Also, he is the Chair of the Renewable Energy Systems Subcommitee of Power Electronics Technical Committee of IES. He served as the Corresponding Guest Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION and Guest Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. Currently, He serves as the Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS.
Hasan Komurcugil (Turkey)
Marek Jasinski, (S’00-M’05-SM’12). MSc, PhD degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT 2000, awarded by IEEE PS, and Association of Polish Electrical Engineers; 2005 awarded by ABB respectively). Habilitation (D.Sc. in 2018). Professor position at WUT in 2019. Associate Professor at WUT (2008-2019). His research focuses on the control of drives and renewable energy sources. He was with the Aalborg University, VESTAS Power Program as a consultant (2009). He had an internship at RWTH-Aachen University - E.ON Energy Research Centre Power Generation and Storage Systems in Germany (2013/2014). In 2020, he spends one month as a Temporary Associate Research Scientist at A&M Texas University at Qatar, Smart Grid Centre. His research is focused on the control of Energy processing by means of Power electronics Intelligent Converters (E-PIC) under distorted voltage and higher grid impedance as well as on optimizing the topology, control, and reliability of E-PIC. Chair of the IES Student and Young Professional Activity Committee (IEEE YP Hall of Fame Award). Chair of the IES - Power Electronics Joint Chapter IEEE PS (2008 – 2012). IES and PS AdCom Member (since 2008). He is an Associate Editor in IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine (since 2016), IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics (since 2019), and IEEE IES Industrial Electronics Technology News (since 2020). He has received several WUT Rector's Awards and other recognitions for his outstanding research results including the first prize for scientific and technical achievements of the Prime Minister (Poland) in 2017.
Marek Jasinski (Poland)
Hadi Y. Kanaan (S’99-M’02-SM’06) received the diploma in electromechanical engineering from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Canada, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, in 1991, 2002 and 2009 respectively. He is currently a Full-Professor and Head of the Electrical and Mechanical Department at the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, which he joined in 2001. He is a visiting researcher at ETS since 2004, and associate member of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion and Power Electronics since 2001. His research interests concern modeling and control of switch-mode converters, modern rectifiers, power factor correction, active power filters, and grid-connectivity of renewable energy systems. He is an author of 1 book, 3 book chapters, 1 patent and more than 230 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions Industrial Electronics, and is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Industrial Electronics (JESTIE). He is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS). He is also the vice-chair of the IEEE Lebanon Section and an Excom member of the IE/PE/CAS/PEL Joint Chapter in Lebanon.
Hadi Y. Kanaan (Lebanon)
Xiao Li (IEEE Member) received the B.Sc. degree in Automation from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 2017. He is currently with the Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Inc., CA, USA. His research interests include power electronics system integration, distributed generations, general power electronic circuit topologies, modeling and control, wide bandgap devices, etc.
Xiao Li (USA)
Yushan Liu (IEEE Senior Member) received the B.Sc. degree in automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China. She was a Research Assistant, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar, from 2011 to 2017. She has published more than 80 journal and conference papers, one book, and one book chapter in the area of expertise. Her research interests include impedance source inverters, cascade multilevel converters, photovoltaic power integration, renewable energy systems, model predictive control, and smart transformers, etc. Dr. Liu received the “Research Fellow Excellence Award” from Texas A&M University at Qatar, the “Excellent Doctoral Dissertations” Prize from Beijing Jiaotong University. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics Society.
Yushan Liu (China)
Professor Akhtar Kalam has been at Victoria University (VU), Melbourne since 1985 and a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science and Head of Engineering of the College of Engineering and Science. He is currently the Head of External Engagement at the College of Engineering and Science, VU. He is also the current Chair of the Academic Board in the Engineering Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia. Again, he is the Editor in Chief of Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Further, he has Distinguished Professorship position at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; MRS Punjab Technical University – Bhatinda, India; Crescent University – Chennai, India; VIT – Vellore, India and 5 Malaysian universities. Again, he is currently the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has wide experience in educational institutions and industry across four continents. He received his B.Sc. and B.Sc. Engineering from Calcutta University and Aligarh Muslim University, India. He completed his MS and Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma, USA and the University of Bath, UK. He has worked with Ingersoll Rand and other electrical manufacturers. He has held teaching appointments at the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq and Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Rockhampton, Queensland. He is regularly invited to deliver lectures, work on industrial projects and examine external thesis overseas. His major areas of interests are power system analysis, communication, control, protection, renewable energy, smart grid, IEC61850 implementation and cogeneration systems. In 2017, he was invited by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India to deliver the highly acclaimed Global Initiative of Academic Network - GIAN program on “Advances in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Sources”. He has been actively engaged in the teaching of Energy Systems to undergraduates, postgraduates and providing professional courses to the industry both in Australia and overseas. He regularly offers Continuing Professional Development and Master Class courses on Power System Protection, Renewable Energy, IEC61850, Cogeneration & Gas Turbine Operation and PBL in engineering education to practicing engineers, the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) and Australian Power Institute (API). He also runs postgraduate distance education programme on Power System Protection for the ESAA. He has conducted research, provided industrial consultancy, published over five hundred forty two publications on his area of expertise, and written over 26 books in the area. More than 42 higher degree research students have graduated under his supervision and he is an external examiner of many external doctoral students in Australia and overseas. He provides consultancy for major electrical utilities, manufacturers and other industry bodies in his field of expertise. Professor Kalam is a Fellow of EA, IET, AIE, a life member of IEEE, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE (Aus) and a member CIGRE AP B5 Study Committee.
Akhtar Kalam (Australia)
Nadezhda Kunicina Dr.sc.ing, professor (IEEE Latvia section, Chair). The fields of scientific interests are electrical engineering, embedded systems, sustainable transport systems, effective lighting, equipment design, industrial as well as micro- and nano-electronics and energy saving in the automotive sector. She is a member of technological innovation board of RTU. She is an author of more than 120 scientific publications, scientific monographs and textbooks Dr.sc.ing, professor. The fields of scientific interests are electrical engineering, embedded systems, sustainable transport systems, effective lighting, equipment design, industrial as well as micro- and nano-electronics and energy saving in the automotive sector. She is a member of technological innovation board of RTU. She is a project manager of RTU team in State Research Program "The next generation of information and communication technologies (NexIT) project. She is developer in project of Regional Social Fund Development of electric, information and materials technologies and research of low-speed rehabilitation vehicles for persons with special needs, taking part in Electrical Energy Markets and Engineering Education / ELEMEND Erasmus + project. Project coordinator, author of proposal TEMPUS project “Development of Training Network for Improving Education in Energy Saving” (ENERGY). Scientific project manager in 561525-EPP-1-2015-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP - ERASMUS+ CBHE Improvement of master-level education in the field of physical sciences in Belarusian universities, a researcher in Erasmus+: “Applied curricula in space exploration and intelligent robotic systems (Apple)” 573545-EPP-1-2016-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, Management committee member from Latvia in CA COST Action CA15127 Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures (RECODIS). She is an author of more than 120 scientific publications, scientific monographs and textbooks.
Nadezhda Kunicina (Latvia)
Adedayo Yusuff (D.Tech.) is a lecturer and a researcher in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Professor at the University of South Africa (Unisa). Prof. Yusuff has lectured as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer at Ladkoe Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, respectively. He joined UNISA in 2016 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering. Adedayo Yusuff is currently a full professor in the department. He has an extensive experience in the industry in the areas of signal processing and control, network optimisation, and machine translation. Prof Yusuff specialises in adaptive electric power transmission network; application of computational intelligence schemes for operation, control, and protection of advanced power grid; and integration of intermittent and renewable energy sources to power grid. He has been involved in research projects in South Africa and Nigeria. He is a recipient of Tertiary Education Support Fund (TESP) from Eskom. His current research works are on:
- Adaptive electric power transmission network and smart networks,
- online parameter characterisation and optimisation of networks,
- signal decomposition, feature extraction and pattern classification in electric power system,
- fault diagnosis and prognosis of electrical devices and components,
- application of computational intelligence and evolutionary schemes in power system, and
- aggregation and Integration of electric power generation devices based on renewable energy sources to electric power system.
Adedayo Yusuff (South Africa )