SSD Steering Committee
Mohamed Deriche  received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the National Polytechnic School, Algeria, and his Ph.D. degree in signal processing from the University of Minnesota in 1994. He worked at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, before joining King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where he leads the signal processing group. He has published more than 300 papers in multimedia signal and image processing. He delivered numerous invited talks and chaired several conferences including GlobalSIP-MPSP, IEEE Gulf (GCC), Image Processing Tools and Applications, and TENCON (a Region 10 conference). He has supervised more than 35 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and is the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He also received the Shauman Best Researcher Award, and both the Excellence in Research and Excellence in Teaching Awards at KFUPM.
Mohamed A. Deriche (SA)
Hafedh TRABELSI studied in Ecole National d’Ingénieurs de Sfax ENIS from 1983 to 1989, In 1990, M.S. degree received from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, in 1994 the  PhD degree at the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, and in 2008 the Research Management Ability degree from ENIS, All in electrical engineering.   He joined the Tunisian University in 1995; He is currently a Professor of Electric Power Engineering at ENIS.   Since 2013 he is full professor at University of Sfax, Tunisia, holding the chair for Smart Electric Vehicle group in Computer Embedded System laboratory at ENIS. In his research he focuses on the design of new electric machines by using Finite Element Method and the implementation of advanced control system for electric vehicle. On-going research is focusing on smart city & secure system.
Hafedh Trabelsi (TN)
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)
Ahmed Said Nouri received his DEA and PhD in Automatic from National Institute for Applied Sciences, France in 1989 and 1994, respectively. In 2008, he received the University Delegation in Electric Automatic and Industrial Informatics Engineering from National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia. He is a Professor in Automatic Control at National School of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia. He was the Chairman at the Electrical Engineering Department of National School of Engineering of Gabes. He is a member of the Research Unit of Numerical Control of Industrial Processes and was the General Secretary of the Tunisian Association of Automatic and Numerisation. He is the co-author of the book The Elementary and Practical Theory of the Sliding Mode Control edited by Springer. His research interests include sliding mode control, numerical control and non-linear control of industrial processes.
Ahmed Said Nouri (TN)
Doctor Engineer in sciences of Automatic Control and Industrial Computing. Professor at the Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz of Fes. Laboratory LISTA (Laboratoire d'Intégration des Systèmes et des Technologies Avancées).  
Nabil Kabbaj (MO)
Youcef SOUFI received the B.Eng. (1991) and Doctorate degrees from the University of Annaba, Algeria in Electrical Engineering. Since 2000 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory of Electrical Engineering at the University Larbi Tebessi,Tebessa, Algeria where he is currently an Associate Professor in electrical engineering. His main and current major research interests include Renewable energy, electrical machines control, power electronics and drives. He has published and co-authored more than 80 technical papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings since 2000. He is the member of editorial board of 5 journals, and the member of technical program committee / international advisory board / international steering committee of many international conferences. His email address is:
Youcef Soufi (DZ)
Kouzou Abdellah (IEEE Senior member & IACSIT Senior member, IFAC, IAENG & IISRO member, IEEE-HKN Alumni Member) was born in Djelfa, Algeria in 1964. He is a collaborator researcher at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has been the president of the Scientific council of the faculty since June 2014. He has participated in several research projects and has led several research projects. He is the founder of the Power Electronics and Power Quality research group at the Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Djelfa in Algeria. He is the supervisor of many PhD Students in Algeria. He is a member of the Smart Grid Center at Qatar SGC-Q. He is a member of many editorial boards for several scientific journals and a member of the scientific and steering committees in several national and international conferences. He is the Editor-In-Chief of two journals. He is the coordinator of the Algerian IEEE Power Electronics Chapter and the chair of the sub-committee on FACTs and HVDC under the international committee PETC/IEEE-IES. He was a plenary and an invited keynote speaker and session chair in several national and international conferences and an expert in several national and international scientific activities and project evaluations. He has published more than 160 papers, his main research interests include Active Power Filtering techniques, Power Quality issues, Power Electronics Devices, Application of Power electronics in Renewable Energies and Application of meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, Smart Grid and Smart Buildings, reliability and diagnostics in power electronics converters.
Abdellah Kouzou (DZ)
LISTA-Lab, Sciences Faculty, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. University of Fes, Morocco
Mohamed Benbrahim (MO)
Angel Cuadras was born in Tarragona in 1974. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Barcelona, in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. He was involved in the technology and growth of Si1-x-yGexCy materials and the physical and electrical characterization of MOS capacitors. In 2003, he joined the Instrumentation, Sensors, and Interfaces Group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His main interests are energy systems monitoring (with a major focus on battery state of health and state of charge) and characterization of systems using impedance spectroscopy and entropy characterization. He is a member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. He was the Chair of the IEEE 11th Multi-Conference on Signals, Systems, and Devices (2014).
Angel Cuadras (ES)
Pierre Melchior graduated from the Bordeaux 1 University in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and he obtained his PhD in Control Theory from the Paul Sabatier University in 1989. He is currently an Associate Professor in Control Theory at the IPB/ENSEIRB-TIATMECA Engineering School and a researcher in the Automatic Control LAPS Department (Control Engineering, Production Systems and Signal Processing) of the IMS Laboratory of Bordeaux 1 University-IPB/ENSEIRBTIAT MECA. He is a co-manager of the LAPS CRONE team. His research interests are in the area of fractional systems, system identification, control theory and robotics (fractional path planning, fractional motion planning).
Pierre Melchior (FR)
Mohammed M’Saad was educated at the Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs where he held an assistant professor position in September 1978. He started his research activities at the Laboratoire d’Electronique et d’Etude des Systèmes Automatiques where he prepared an engineering thesis of the Université de Mohammed V on the adaptive control of industrial processes. In November 1982, Mohammed M’SAAD joined the Laboratoire d’Automatique de Grenoble to prepare a PhD thesis of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, on the fundamental features of the adaptive control and its applicability, which he obtained in April 1987. In April 1988, he held a research position at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique with an affectation in the Laboratoire d’Automatique de Grenoble. In September 1996, Mohammed M’SAAD held a professor position at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen where he founded a control process laboratory in 1997 which became a control group at the GREYC UMR CNRS in January 2004. His main research activities are mainly devoted to the fundamental, methodological and applied features of the identification, observation and adaptive control of dynamical systems. He had several important scientific and collective responsibilities, namely the director of the GREYC UMR CNRS from January 2012 to March 2016.
Mohamed M’Saad (FR)
Luis Martinez-Salamero(SM’85) received the In-geniero de Telecomunicaci ́on and Doctorate de-grees from the Universidad Polit ́ecnica de Catalu ́na,Barcelona, Spain, in 1978 and 1984, respectively.From 1978 to 1992, he taught circuit theory,analog electronics, and power processing at Es-cuela T ́ecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomuni-caci ́on, Barcelona. During the academic year 1992–1993, he was a Visiting Professor at the Center forSolid State Power Conditioning and Control, De-parment of Electrical Engineering, Duke University,Durham, NC, USA. He is currently a Full Professor at the Departamento deIngenier ́ıa Electr ́onica, El ́ectrica y Autom ́atica, Escuela T ́ecnica Superior deIngeniera, Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. During the academicyears 2003–2004 and 2010–2011, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Laboratoired’Architecture et d’Analyse des Syst ́emes of the Research National Center,Toulouse, France. His research interests include structure and control of powerconditioning systems for autonomous systems. He has published a great num-ber of papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and holds a U.S.patent on the electric energy distribution in vehicles by means of a bidirectionaldc-to-dc switching converter. He is the Director of the GAEI research group onIndustrial Electronics and Automatic Control whose main research fields arepower conditioning for vehicles, satellites and renewable energy.Dr. Martinez-Salamero was a Guest Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ONCIRCUITS ANDSYSTEMS(1997) for the special issue on Simulation, Theory andDesign of Switched-Analog Networks. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of theIEEE Circuits and Systems Society in the period 2001–2002.
Luis Martinez Salamero (ES)
Basel Solaiman is a Telecommunication Engineer since 1983 from the National School of Telecommunications. He obtained his Ph.D., and Habilitation in 1997 from the University of Rennes I. Then, he became a researcher at the Laboratoire L.E.P (Phillips/France), Project Engineer at the Institut d'Informatique Industrielle, France until 1991. He is currently Professor and Head of Image and Information Processing at Telecom Bretagne. He has published over 200 scientific papers, three academic books and has assumed several senior positions within IEEE.
Basel Solaiman (FR)
Gerhard Fischerauer (S’88–M’90) was born in Munich, Germany, in 1963. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, in 1989 and 1996, respectively. From 1990 to 1998, he was with the Microacoustics Group, Siemens Corporate Technology Department, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, where he worked on SAW RF filters and chemical sensors and became a Project Leader in the area of SAW sensors for harsh environments. In 1998, he joined Siemens Matsushita, Munich, Germany, to take on the responsibility for SAW filters for third-generation mobile phone systems.
Gerhard Fischerauer (DE)
His research interests include learning algorithms, artificial neural networks and their engineering applications, fuzzy systems, and intelligent control. Mohamed Djemel received the B. Sc., M. Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the High School of Technical Sciences of Tunis (ESSTT), Tunisia in 1987 and 1989 and 1996, respectively, and was a post-doctoral in the National School of Engineers of Sfax, the Habilitation University, Tunisia till 2006. He joined the Tunisian University since 1990, where he held different positions involved in research and education. Currently, he is a professor of automatic control at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the National School of Engineering of Sfax. He is a member of several national and international conferences. His research interests include order reduction and the stability, the control and the advanced control of the complex systems.
Mohamed Djemel (TN)
Mohamed Chtourou received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia in 1989, the M. Sc. degree in automatic control from National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in process engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute Toulouse, France in 1993, and was a post-doctoral in automatic control in the National School of Engineers of Sfax, the Habilitation University, Tunisia till 2002. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia. He is an author and co-author of more than thirty papers in international journals and of more than 50 papers published in national and international conferences.
Mohamed Chtourou (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)
AII-Lab, Mohammadia School of Engineers. Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.
Khaled ben Jelloun (MO)
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)
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)
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)
Prof. Faouzi Derbel is professor for Smart Diagnostics and Online Monitoring at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. He earned his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and his Ph.D. in Electrical and information technologies from the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich in 1995 and 2001 respectively. From 2000 to 2012 he was in different positions in the industrial area e. g. as strategic product manager and systems engineer, responsible for wireless and future technologies within Siemens Building Technologies in Munich (Germany) as well as Head of Research and Development department within Siemens Building technologies in Mühlhausen (Germany) and QUNDIS Advanced Measuring Solutions (Germany). Prof. Derbel won many awards, e. g. best paper awards in international conferences. In 2006 he won together with his team the “Product Innovation Award” within the company Siemens AG and in 2009 the “Product Success Story Award” of Texas Instruments. Prof. Derbel is member of ETSI ERM TG28 dealing with short-range wireless devices within the European Telecommunication and Standardization Institute, as well as the technical group Smart Cities within the “Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE”. His research activities focus on power-aware design of wireless sensor networks and sensor systems with smart signal processing as well as state estimation of machines and smart grids. Prof. Derbel is editor in chief of the transaction ASSD (Advances in Systems, Signals and Devices) published by De-Gryter Verlag Germany.
Faouzi Derbel (DE)