Keynote Speakers


Prof. Christoforos Hadjicostis (IEEE Fellow)

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Biography: Christoforos Hadjicostis is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, the M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1999, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. In 1999, he joined the Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as Assistant and then Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Information Trust Institute. Since 2007, he has been with the University of Cyprus, where he has spent terms as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2008-2010) and as Dean of Engineering (2014-2017), and is currently serving as Interim Director of the FOSS Research Center on Sustainable Energy. His research focuses on fault diagnosis and tolerance in distributed dynamic systems; monitoring, diagnosis and control of large-scale discrete event systems; error control coding; and applications to energy distribution systems, network security, and anomaly detection. Dr. Hadjicostis is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems and Associate Editor of Automatica. In the past, he served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, and the Journal of Nonlinear Analysis of Hybrid Systems. He is a fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Maki K. Habib

A Global Leader in Robotics and Mechatronics
The American University in Cairo

Biography: Maki Habib obtained his Doctor of Engineering Sciences (DES) in Intelligent and Autonomous Robotics from the University of Tsukuba in 1990, Japan. He was a selected research scientist at RIKEN, Japan, and senior researcher at RISO-Laboratories, Japan, and visiting researcher at EPFL, Switzerland. He was a visiting expert under Asian Development Bank (ADB), Associate Professor at UTM, Malaysia, and a Senior Manager at MCRIA for engineering projects and industrial consultation, Malaysia. He was a leading senior research scientist with GMD-Japan, Japan leading Telecooperation research group. Associate Professor with Monash University (Australia/Malaysia), he developed and led the Mechatronics Engineering program. He was appointed as a full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at Swinburne University (Australia/Malaysia). Then, he was an invited Professor at KAIST, South Korea, Residing Professor at Saga University, Japan, and since Sept. 2007 he is a full Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at AUC. Habib was a visiting professor (short term) at many Universities around the world, such as, Nagasaki University-Japan, Hokkoido University-Japan, Orebro University – Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway, etc. Habib served as a consultant and Technical advisor to well-known international companies including Toyota group and ABB.
Habib is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Regional Editor and Associate Editor of 10 International Journals, and Editorial Board member of another 10 International Journals beside his leadership as a member of international organizing/program committee of more than 20 International Conference every year.
Habib edited more than 14 books, published more than 26 book chapters and also more than 275 papers at international journals and international conferences.


Prof. Kin-Choong Yow

University of Regina, Canada

Biography: Kin-Choong Yow obtained his B.Eng (Elect) with 1st Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK in 1998. He joined the University of Regina in September 2018, where he is presently a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to joining UofR, he was an Associate Professor in the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea, (2013-2018), Professor at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), P.R. China (2012-2013), and Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (1998-2013)In 1999-2005, he served as the Sub-Dean of Computer Engineering in NTU, and in 2006-2008, he served as the Associate Dean of Admissions in NTU.
Kin-Choong Yow’s research interest is in Artificial General Intelligence and Smart Environments. Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is a higher form of Machine Intelligence (or Artificial Intelligence) where the intelligent agent (or machine) is able to successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Kin-Choong Yow has published over 100 top quality international journal and conference papers, and he has served as reviewer for a number of premier journals and conferences, including the IEEE Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Education. He has been invited to give presentations at various scientific meetings and workshops, such as ACIRS, in 2018 and 2019; ICSPIC, in 2018; and ICATME, in 2021. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Information Technology (JAIT), a Managing Editor of the International Journal of Information Technology (IntJIT), and a Guest Editor of MDPI Applied Sciences. He is also a member of APEGS and ACM, and a senior member with the IEEE.
His pioneering work in Mobile and Interactive Learning won the HP Philanthropy grant in 2003 for applying Mobile Technologies in a Learning Environment. Only 7 awards were given to the 21 Asia Pacific Countries who were invited, and his project was the only one from Singapore to win it. Also, in 2003, he was one of the only 2 Singaporeans to be awarded participation to the ASEAN Technology Program on Multi Robot Cooperation Development held in KAIST, Korea.
He was the winner of the NTU Excellence in Teaching Award 2005, and he won the Most Popular SCE Year 1 lecturer for 4 consecutive years 2004-2007. He has led numerous student teams to National and International victories such as the IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) (2001), the Microsoft Imagine Cup (2002, 2003 and 2005), and the Wireless Challenge (2003).



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