Invited Talks

Topic: The Generations of Computing and the Coming Data Age

Prof.  David Alan Grier

He is Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.  He received this award for his contributions to crowdsourcing.  Since 2007,  written a regular colun on computing and society for Computer magazine.  He has served in a variety of leadership roles in the IEEE, including Manager of Computing Society magazines, Vice President of Publications for the Computer Society and President of the Computer Society of the IEEE.

David Alan Grier has spent much of the past decade helping the IEEE Computer Society develop new electronic products, editing its periodicals and writing for its members. He has served as editor in chief of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, as chair of the Magazine Operations Committee, and as an editorial board member of Computer.

Outside the Society, he works as an associate professor of science and technology policy at George Washington University in Washington, DC with a particular interest in policy regarding digital technology and professional societies. There, Grier has worked as a university administrator for the past 20 years and has demonstrated a capacity for organizational management. He served as leader of the undergraduate computer systems degree, director of the University Honors Program, assistant dean of engineering, and associate dean of International Affairs.

Finally, Grier has worked extensively within the computer industry. He started as a programmer and systems designer for the old Burroughs Corporation. He has also worked extensively as a consultant in the field. A more detailed biography can be found at www.dagrier.net.

Topic: Modified AES Algorithm for Strong Encryption & Enhanced Security

Prof.  Dharm Singh Jat
He is a Professor of Computer Science at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). From 1990 to 2014, he was with College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural and Technology – [MPUAT], Udaipur, India. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and the author or editor of more than 20 books. His interests span the areas of multimedia communications, wireless technologies, mobile communication systems, edge roof computing and, Software Defined Networks, Network security, Internet of things. He has given several Guest Lecturer/Invited talk at various prestigious conferences.

He has been the recipient of more than 19 prestigious awards, such as Eminent Scientist Award, Distinguished Academic Achievement, Eminent Engineering Personality, CSI Chapter Patron, CSI Significant Contribution, Best Faculty Researcher, Best Technical Staff, Outstanding University Service Award and Distinguished ACM Speaker award.

Prof Dharm Singh is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (I), Fellow of Computer Society of India, Chartered Engineer (I), Senior Member IEEE and Distinguished ACM Speaker.He has contributed much to the development of multimedia communication over wired and wireless networks and formed Special Interest Group on Wireless Networks (SIG-WNs ) of Computer Society of India (CSI) and designated first Convener and Chairman, SIG-WNs by CSI. He was Member of International review committee for accreditation and chairing of a number of programs of International Conferences. He is working as groups member of varies IEEE standard including IEEE P1931™ IEEE and IEEE P1932.1™ Standards and also co-author of IEEE P1931™ Standards (In editing process).

He also developed experiment based on simulation software for network experiments, research and project work for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research in developing video communication platform for solving QoS issues in video communications and also developed a framework for video transmission over wireless networks for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A more detailed biography can be found at https://speakers.acm.org/speakers/jat_6303

Topic: Learning Analytics – A Multiple Perspectives Analysis of Student Data

Prof. Dr. Elvira Popescu
She is a full professor at the Computers and Information Technology Department, University of Craiova, Romania. She received the Ph.D. degree in information and systems technologies from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France, and the University of Craiova, Romania, in 2009. Her research interests include technology-enhanced learning, adaptation and personalization in Web-based systems, learner modeling, computer-supported collaborative learning, learning analytics, and intelligent and distributed computing. Dr. Popescu has authored and co-authored over 100 publications, including two books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, which have received over 1400 citations.
In addition, she has co-edited six journal special issues, as well as 15 international conference proceedings published by Springer and one published by IEEE. She has also given several invited and panel talks at various international conferences. She has participated in over 15 national and international research projects, three of which as a principal investigator (grant director).
Prof. Popescu also serves as the Vice Chair for the IEEE Women in Engineering Romania Section Affinity Group and is an Executive Board Member for the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology and the International Association of Smart Learning Environments. She received several scholarships and awards, including five best paper distinctions (IEEE EUROCON 2007, IEEE ICALT 2013, ICWL 2015, ICWL 2018, IEETeL 2019). She is actively involved in the academic community by serving as associate editor for two journals (IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Smart Learning Environments), member of five other journal editorial boards, organizing a series of international workshops in the area of social and personal computing for e-learning (SPeL 2008–2020), serving as a conference chair, program committee chair, and track chair for 18 conferences. A more detailed biography can be found at http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/index.html

Topic: Parallel Computing and AI: Impact and Opportunities

Prof. Dr. Anne C. Elster

She is a Professor of HPC in Computer Science ant NTNU and was the Co-founder and Co-director of Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Computational Science and Visualization program and also established the IDI/NTNU HPC-Lab, a well- respected research lab in heterogeneous computing that regularly receives international visitors. She is also a Visiting Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin.Her current research interests are in high-performance parallel computing, focusing on developing good models and tools for heterogeneous computing and parallel software environments. Methods that include applying machine learning for code optimization and image processing, and developing parallel scientific codes that interact visually with the users by taking advantage of the powers in modern GPUs. Her novel fast linear bit-reversal algorithm is still noteworthy.

She has been an active participant and committee member of ACM/IEEE SC (Supercomputing) since 1990, served on the MPI 1 & 2 Forums (1993–96), as well as several other professional committees. She is a Senior member of IEEE, Life member of AGU (American Geophysical Union, as well as a member of ACM, SIAM and Tekna. Funding partners/collaborators include EU H2020, The Research Council of Norway, AMD, ARM, NVIDIA, Statoil and Schlumberger.

She works very closely with her graduate students and has so far supervised over 75 masters theses, several of which have received prizes, has supervised several PhD and Post Docs, and served on PhD committees internationally, including in Denmark, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the United States. She is currently supervising 1 Post Doc, 3 PhD students + 2 to be hired in 2018/19 (main advisor) and is co-supervisor for 2 more PhD students, as well as several master students. She has published widely in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). She has been the main advisor for  more than 75  master students. A more detailed biography can be found at http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/index.html



Panelists

Dr. Sherif Hazem Nour El-Din

Sub-Governor for cybersecurity sector – Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)

Dr. Mohamed Hegazy

Senior Consultant for Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs/ Intellectual Property Expert

Dr. Ayman El Gizawy
Former Deputy Finance Minister of the Information Technology

Eng.Mahmoud Tawfik

Fixed Solutions , CEO

Eng. Mohamed Elharthy

Business and digital media consultant ,Fixed Solutions and  ARAB SAT

Dr. Ibrahim A. Ibrahim

 Assistant professor at faculty of computers and information sciences, Minia University

Eng. Ibrahim Ramadan

Senior Project Manager @Minister of finance Office

Eng.Mohamed Sami

Digital Advisor , MICROSOFT

Eng. Mohamed Abdou

Founder and CEO, Pravica

Eng. Salah El-Din Mohamed

CEO of Tasmimak.com

Dr. Fady Azzouny
CEO of Vetwork

Eng. Seif Elmosalamy
Software Developer/Content Creator

Eng. Habiba Hegazy
Software Developer/Tech Leader