SSD General Chairs
Faouzi Derbel received the Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich, Germany in 1995. 2001 he obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. He was involved in research areas dealing with advanced signal processing for multi sensor systems. From 2000 to 2005 he was product manager and systems engineer responsible wireless technologies in fire detection systems within Siemens Building Technologies in Munich, Germany. At the same time he was lecturer at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. In summer 2004 and 2005 he was guest researcher at the ENIS (Ecole Nationale d’ingeniwurs de Sfax) in Tunisia. 2006 he obtained the habilitation degree from the ENIS in the area of communication and signal processing for smart systems. Since April 2005 he is head of the product innovation department and responsible for research & development as well as for product management within former Siemens Building Technologies electronics and now Qvedis Advanced Measuring Solutions in Mühlhausen, Germany. Faouzi Derbel holds several patents and has authored and co-authored many papers. Faouzi Derbel is the conference chair of the conference Communication and Signal Processing within the IEEE Multi-Conference Smart Systems and Devices as well as the Editor-In-Chief of the Transaction on Communication and Signal-Processing published by Shaker Verlag in Germany.
Faouzi Derbel (DE)
Moez Feki received his B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 1995 and 1997. Next, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Université de Metz France in 2001. He is actually a Professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Science et Technologie de Hammam Sousse-Tunisia and carrying his research activities in the Research group CEMLab of the Engineering School of Sfax.
Moez Feki (TN)
SSD Co-General Chairs
Kasim Al-Aubidy received his BSc and MSc degrees in control and computer engineering from the University of Technology, Iraq in 1979 and 1982, respectively, and the PhD degree in real-time computing from the University of Liverpool, England in 1989. He is currently an associative professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Philadelphia University, Jordan. His research interests include fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithm and their real-time applications. He is the winner of Philadelphia Award for the best researcher in 2000. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Information Technology. He has coauthored 3 books and published 48 papers on topics related to computer applications.
Kasim Al-Aubidy (JO)
Dr. Abdul Wahid A. Al-Saif is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering Department in the College of Computer Science and Engineering of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, SAUDI ARABIA. His research Interests are Strong and simultaneous stabilization, Robust stabilization, H-infinity optimization, Instrumentation and computer control and Microprocessors and microcontrollers.
Abdul Wahid Al-Saif (SA)
Mohamed Ksantini received his Ph.D degree in Control and Industrial data processing from University of Sfax (Tunisia): National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) and University of Valenciennes (France) in 2005. Since 2006 he has been at University of Sfax. His research interest includes Fuzzy logic, Lmi’s, control and Takagi Sugeno fuzzy models.
Mohamed Ksantini (TN)
SSD Honorary Chairs
Nabil Derbel was born in Sfax, Tunisia in April 1962. He received the engineering Diploma from the National School of Engineers of Sfax in 1986, the Research Master Degree in Automatic control from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France in 1986 and the Doctorate from the National School of Engineers of Tunis in 1989. He joined the Tunisian University, where he held different position involved in research and education. Currently, he is a full Professor of Automatic Control at the National School of Engineers of Sfax. He is an IEEE Senior member. His current interests include: Optimal Control, Complex Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithm. He is the author and the co-author of more than 80 papers published in international Journals and of more than 400 papers published in international conferences.
Nabil Derbel (TN)
Jawhar Ghommam was born in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1979. He received his B.Sc. degree from Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologies (INSAT), Tunisia, in 2003, his M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering from the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microelectronique (LIRMM), Montpellier, France, in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Industrial Computing in 2008, jointly from the Université of Orléans, France, and Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisia. He is an Assistant Professor of Control Engineering at the Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologies (INSAT), Tunisia. He is a Member of the research unit on MEChatronics and Autonomous systems (MECA). His research interests include nonlinear control of underactuated mechanical systems, adaptive control, guidance and control of underactuated ships and cooperative motion of nonholonomic vehicles.
Jawhar Ghommam (TN)
Dr. Mujahed Al-Dahifallah is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, He obtained his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary in 2009 His current research interests include Nonlinear Systems Identification.
Mujahed Al-Dahifallah (SA)
Ines Kammoun was born in Tunisia in 1975. She received the Engineer Diploma degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Tunis, Tunisia, in 1999 and the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2008, she was an assistant Professor at Enet'Com, Sfax, Tunisia. In September 2008, she joined National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS),Sfax, Tunisia, where she is now associate Professor. Her research interests are in the areas of digital and wireless communications with special emphasis on MIMO systems with coherent or non-coherent receivers, space-time coding, multi-user detection, channel estimation, OFDM with optimized pulse shaping, cooperative networks and cognitive radio systems.
Ines Kammoun (TN)
Dr. Daoud has got a PhD in the field of Communications and Electronics in 2006 from De Montfort University-UK. During the last seven years, several courses have been taught from the basic electronics, signal processing and toward the higher level of communication Engineering. In addition, there are two awards have been achieved on the level of graduation projects competitions. Moreover, there are more than 50 papers were published in a highly recommended journals and international conferences during the last years; have the ability to investigate and solve research problem wireless communications and signal processing. This extensive research enhances the experience with MATLAB simulation tool and magnifies the analytical and mathematical skills. On the basis of personal characteristics, Dr. Daoud could be considered as an innovative, hard-worker, has communication and explaining ability for different ideas and concepts through reasoning and discussions. Moreover, to enrich his both professional and personal experiences, he is enjoying the work in multicultural environments. From 1/9/2010 till 31/8/2014, he filled some managerial positions including the position of Dean Assistant for Academic Affairs and QA officer, the Head of the Communication and Electronics Engineering Department in addition to the Head of the Computer Engineering one. Moreover, since the 1st of September 2015, he became the dean of the academic research and graduate studies. Furthermore, he has been a part of the organization committee and the editorial board for some well known international conferences and journal, respectively.
Omar Daoud (JO)
Dr. Imene Khanfir Kallel was born in Tunisia in 1979. She received her Electrical Engineering diploma in 2001, the Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2003, and the Phd Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2010 from the National Engineering School of Sfax - Tunisia. Now she is an associate professor in Biotechnology Higher Institute of Sfax, a member of Control & Energy Management Laboratory in Sfax University and an associate researcher in Image & Information Processing (iTi) Dept in TELECOM Bretagne. She works on knowledge processing, analysis and interpretation. Her research works are applied on Biometrics and Biotechnologies. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and conferences. She is editorial board member of i-manager’s Journal on Digital Signal Processing (JDP) since February 2015. She manages a research team working on decision support system based applications.
Imen Khanfir (TN)
Olfa Kanoun is a full professor for measurement and sensor technology at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. She studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University in Munich from 1989 to 1996, where she specialized in the field of electronics. During her PhD at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich she developed a novel calibration free temperature measurement method, which was awarded in 2001 by the Commission of Professors in Measurement Technology (AHMT e. V.) in Germany. As senior scientist from 2001-2006 she founded a working group on impedance spectroscopy and carried out since then simultaneously research on energy autonomous sensor systems for wireless sensors in smart home applications. In her research she focuses on diverse aspects sensors, measurement systems and measurement methods for improving sensory information increasing flexibility and by using smart materials. On-going research projects are focusing on battery diagnosis methods, material testing by impedance spectroscopy, availability and conversion of ambient energy, design of energy autonomous systems, energy conversion from electrostatic field, smart energy management, strain and pressure measurement by sensors based on carbon nanotubes (CNT).
Olfa Kanoun (DE)
Lamia Chaari was born in SFAX, TUNISIA, in 1972. She received the engineering, PhD and HDR degrees in Telecommunications from Sfax national engineering school (ENIS) in TUNISIA. Actually, she is an associate professor at multimedia and informatics higher institute at SFAX University She is also a researcher at electronic and technology information laboratory (LETI). Her scope of research are communications, networking and signal processing which are specially related to wireless and new generation networks.
Lamia Chaari (TN)
Salem Rahmani (M’06) was born in Tunisia. He received the B.Sc.A. and M.Sc.A. (electrical) degrees and the Specialized Scientific Studies Certificate (CESS) from the High School of Sciences and Technologies of Tunis (ESSTT), Tunis, Tunisia, in 1992, 1995, and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), Tunis, in 2004. In September 2002, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, High Institute of Medical Technologies of Tunis (ISTMT), Tunis. Since the elaboration of his Ph.D. degree, he has been a Member of the Research Group in Power Electronics and Industrial Control (GREPCI), École de Technologie Supérieure, University of Québec, Montreal, QC, Canada. His research interests are power quality, active filters, and resonant converters, including power converter topology, modeling, and control aspects.
Salem Rahmani (TN)
Hadi Y. Kanaan was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967. He received the diploma in electromechanical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs of Beirut (ESIB) in 1991, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Montreal, in 2002, and the HDR (Habiliation à Diriger la Recherche) diploma from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, in 2009. He is currently Full Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at ESIB. He was a visiting researcher at INP Toulouse, in 2011, and ETS from 2004 to 2014, and is an associate member of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion and Power Electronics at ETS since 2001. His research interests concern modeling and control of switch-mode converters, active PWM rectifiers, power factor correction, active power filters, and grid-connectivity of renewable energy power generation systems. He is an author of 1 book, 2 book chapters and more than 170 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He received the best thesis award from ETS in 2002, and certificates of appreciation from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) for service to the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He served as a reviewer for high impact factor journals and international conferences. He organized several special sessions and served as session chair in many IEEE conferences. He also co-organized the regional conferences REDEC and MELECON'14. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, Treasurer of the IEEE Lebanon Section, Vice-Chair of the IE/PE/CAS/PEL Lebanon Joint Chapter, and Counselor of the IEEE USJ Student Branch. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS). He recently received the CNRS 2016 Award for Research Excellence in the field of Energy
Hadi Y. Kanaan (LB)
Mohamed bani Younis was born in Jordan. He obtained his Phd from the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2006. He has Strong Knowledge and experience of Re-Engineering and Reverse Engineering delegated through specifications and verification of software/hardware systems using different tools and logics. Besides of his experience of the Distributed and Concurrent Systems approach for software modeling, design and development. He is interested in the application of these methods introduced above along with Software Engineering technologies to solve automation and control specific problems. This Knowledge is also assisted by the basic knowledge of electrical machines.
Mohamed bani Younis (JO)