Dr.Jean Dezert got his Ph.D. from Paris XI University, France in 1990 in automatic control and signal processing. During 1991-1992, he visited the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, U.S.A. as an European Space Agency (ESA) Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He is now a senior research scientist at the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA), Palaiseau, France. His current research interests include estimation theory and its applications to multisensor-multitarget tracking, information fusion and plausible reasoning. Dr. Dezert is developing since 2001 with Prof. Smarandache a new theory of plausible and paradoxical reasoning for information fusion (known as DSmT in literature) and has edited three textbooks (collected works) devoted to it in 2004, 2006 & 2009 respectively. He has published many papers in the field and he gave several tutorials and seminars on information fusion and DSmT in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and China. He serves as reviewer for different International Journals and conferences, and has been involved in the Technical Program Committees of Fusion International Conferences. He served also as executive vice-president of ISIF (International Society of Information Fusion) in 2004 and he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Advances in Information Fusion.
Dr.Lyudmila Mihaylova is a Reader in Advanced Signal Processing at the School of Computing and Communication Systenms, Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Dr. Mihaylova has published over 90 papers in leading scientific journals and peer-reviewed international conference proceedings. Her interests are in the area of nonlinear filtering, statistical signal and image processing, autonomous intelligent systems, and sensor data fusion. Dr. Mihaylova is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Transportation Journal and an Associate Editor of Elsevier Signal Processing Journal. She is the Chair of a work group on ``Multi-sensor data fusion of traffic and weather data'', on the EU Management Committee of EU COST action: "Real-time Monitoring, Surveillance and Control of Road Networks under Adverse Weather Conditions" TU0702 (2008-2011). Her research is supported by the EU, EPSRC and industry.
Marios M. Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus. He received the B.A. degree in Computer Science and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering both from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. In 1992, he joined the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where he reached the rank of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. In 2001, he was the first faculty to join the newly established Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus, where he served as founding Department Chair from 2001 to 2008. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and control, adaptive and cooperative control systems, computational intelligence, fault diagnosis and distributed agents. Dr. Polycarpou has published more than 200 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored the book Adaptive Approximation Based Control, published by Wiley in 2006. Prof. Polycarpou has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks between 2004-2010 and as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Control, IEEE Control Systems Society (2003-05). He has been invited as Keynote Plenary Speaker at more than ten international conferences during the last three years and is currently an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in computational intelligence. His research has been funded by several agencies in the United States, the European Commission and the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. Dr. Polycarpou is a Fellow of the IEEE and the incoming President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
Dr.Elias Kyriakides has significant expertise in applications of computational intelligence in power system optimization, power system security enhancement, economic dispatch, and wind energy. Further, he has expertise in sensor placement, smart electricity grids, electric machine modeling, estimation methods, and modeling of critical infrastructure systems. He received the PhD degree in EE from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2003. He has worked as a Research Associate (2000-2003) and as a Faculty Research Associate (2004) at ASU. In 2004 he joined the ECE Department at the University of Cyprus where he is now an Assistant Professor. He has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and international conferences.
Prof. Dr. Dana Simian is head of Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. His research interests are in the field of: Theory of Computation - Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity; Distributed Artificial Intelligence - Intelligent agents and Multiagent systems; Computer graphics - Computational Geometry and Object Modeling, Simulation and modeling; Computer Applications and Physical sciences and engineering - Engineering, Mathematics and statistics; Mathematics of Computing - Numerical analysis.
Professor Hassan Ugail is the director for the Centre for Visual Computing at Bradford. Prof. Ugail has a first class BSc Honours degree in Mathematics from King's College London and a PhD in the field of geometric modelling from the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Prof. Ugail's research interests include geometric modelling, computer animation, functional design, numerical methods and design optimisation, applications of geometric modelling to real time interactive and parametric design and applications of geometric modelling to general engineering problems. Over the past 5 years he has been involved in research and knowledge transfer activities and has attracted over J2M of funding. Prof. Ugail has 3 patents on novel techniques relating to geometry modelling, animation and 3D data exchange. He is a reviewer for various international journals, conferences and grant awarding bodies. His recent innovations has led the formation a university spin-out company, Tangentix Ltd, for the development of a computer a platform for data exchange for the next generation of computer games using investments from venture capitalists. He has recently won the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Award for his outstanding contribution to research and knowledge transfer activities.