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Dr. Ali Sadollah
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

Title of the Talk: How do artificial neural networks lead us to develop an optimization method?

Dr. Ali Ali Sadollah received his BS degree in mechanical engineering, solid states, from Azad University, Semnan Branch, Iran in 2007. He received his MS degree in mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, from the University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. at faculty of engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013. Also, he has served as postdoctoral research fellow for more than 2 years at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. In 2016 for a year, he has served as a research staff at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Afterward, he was a guest assistant professor at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Currently, he is an assistant professor at department of mechanical engineering at University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran. He is among top 2 percent of the world’s researchers, according to a recent Stanford University study. His research interests include algorithm development, optimization, and metaheuristics, applications of soft computing methods in engineering, artificial neural networks, computational solid mechanics, and cold roll forming process. Ali has published 3 books, contributed scientifically to over 100 scientific researches, and was invited to participate in numerous international and national events.

Dr. Steven Fernandes
Creighton University
Omaha,Nebraska, United States

Title of the Talk: TBA

After earning his Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Karunya Institute of Technology and Science and his Masters in Microelectronics at Manipal Institute of Technology, Steven Fernandes began his postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. There, he worked on NIH-funded projects. He also conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Central Florida. This research included working on DARPA, NSF, and RBC funded projects. His publications include research articles in highly selective artificial intelligence venues. Steven's current area of research is focused on using artificial intelligence techniques to extract useful patterns from big data. This includes robust computer vision applications using deep learning and computer-aided diagnosis using medical image processing.

Prof. Rajesh Kumar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Robotics and Machine Analytics (RAMAN) Lab
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

Title of the Talk: TBA

Prof. Kumar Dr. Rajesh Kumar received the Bachelor of Technology in Engineering degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India in 1994, Master of Engineering with honors in Power Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India in 1997 and Ph.D. degree in Intelligent Systems from Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MREC, University of Rajasthan), India in 2005. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering; Adjunct Professor at Centre of Energy and Environment at Malaviya national Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.

He has been Research Fellow (A) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore from 2009-2011. He has been Reader from 2005-2009, Senior Lecturer from 2000-2005 and Lecturer from 1995-2000 at Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology. He is the Founder of ZINE student innovative group. His background is in the fields of Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems, Power and Energy management, Robotics, Bioinformatics , Smart Grid and Computer Vision.

Dr. Seyedali Mirjalili
Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimization
Torrens University Australia

Title of the Talk: Optimisation Problems and Algorithms

Abstract of the Talk: Over the last two decades, nature-inspired stochastic optimisation techniques have been widely used to solve a variety of problems in both science and industry. Despite the popularity and impact of such methods, optimisation of real-world problems involves addressing a large number of difficulties such as local solutions, multiple objectives, constraints, expensive objective function, noisy objective function, dynamic search space, uncertainties, etc. In this talk, the state-of-the-art and recent advances in addressing such difficulties during optimisation will be briefly presented.

A/Professor Seyedali Mirjalili is the director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation at Torrens University Australia. He is internationally recognised for his advances in Swarm Intelligence and Optimisation, including the first set of algorithms from a synthetic intelligence standpoint – a radical departure from how natural systems are typically understood – and a systematic design framework to reliably benchmark, evaluate, and propose computationally cheap robust optimisation algorithms. He has published over 200 publications with over 30,000 citations and an H-index of 60. As the most cited researcher in Robust Optimisation, he is in the list of 1% highly-cited researchers and named as one of the most influential researchers in the world by Web of Science in 2019 and 2020. A/Prof. Mirjalili is a senior member of IEEE and an associate editor of several leading AI journals including Neurocomputing, Applied Soft Computing, Advances in Engineering Software, Applied Intelligence, and IEEE Access. His research interests include Robust Optimisation, Engineering Optimisation, Multi-objective Optimisation, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Artificial Neural Networks. He is working on the application of multi-objective and robust meta-heuristic optimisation techniques as well.

Mr. Aninda Bose
Executive Editor
Springer Nature Group
New Delhi

Title of the Talk: TBA

Mr. Aninda Bose is presently working as Executive Editor with Springer Nature. Mr. Bose is part of the Global Acquisition Team at Springer Nature and responsible for acquisition of scientific content across the globe. He is responsible for acquisition of content in Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences. He has more than 26 years of industrial experience in marketing and different fields of publishing. Mr. Bose has completed Masters in Organic Chemistry from Delhi University and Masters in Marketing Research from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Mr. Bose has delivered more than 160 invited talks on Scientific Writing and Publishing Ethics in reputed Universities, International Conferences and Author Workshops. He has published books for secondary level in Chemistry and is a member of American Chemical Society, USA.

Assoc. Prof. Eng. Larisa IVASCU, Ph.D
Department of Management
Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation
Politehnica University of Timisoara
14 Remus str., 300191 Timisoara, Romania

Title of the Talk: TBA

Larisa IVASCU is an associate professor at Politehnica University of Timisoara - Romania, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Department of Management and has an overall experience of 15 years of programming, teaching and research. In 2007 she graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science, specializing in Software at Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT). In 2010 she graduated Master in Business Administration, from the Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation. She becomes Dr. Eng. (Ph.D degree, 2013) of Politehnica University of Timisoara – Romania.
Larisa is the head of the Entrepreneurship Office of Politehnica University of Timișoara, and director of Research Center in Engineering and Management. She is of the president of the scientific committee of the Academy of Political Leadership, vice-president of the Society for Ergonomics and Work Environment Management, and a member of World Economics Association (WEA), International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC), and Academic Management Society of Romania.
She is the director, manager or member of national and international projects. Ms. Ivascu has been involved in projects with local authorities. Larisa has published 9 books, contributed scientifically to over 190 scientific researches, and was invited to participate in numerous international and national events.

Prof. Leo Joskowicz
Head, Computer-Assisted Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory
School of Computer Science and Engineering and
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
President, MICCAI Society
Fellow, ASME, IEEE, MICCAI Societies

Title of the Talk: TBA

Prof. Joskowicz is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is the founder and director of the Computer-Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory (CASMIP Lab). Prof. Joskowicz is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and MICCAI (Medical Image Processing and Computer Aided Intervention) Societies. He is the recipient of the 2010 Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery by the International Society of Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery and the 2007 Kaye Innovation Award. He has published over 250 technical works including conference and journal papers, book chapters, and editorials. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the MICCAI and CAOS International Societies and has served on numerous related program committees. He is on the Editorial Boards of six journals, including Medical Image Analysis, Int. J. of Computer Aided Surgery, Computer Aided Surgery, and Nature Scientific Reports. He is the Co-Chair of the MICCAI 2020 conference in Lima, Peru.