Prof. Anu Gokhale
Illinois State University, USA
Dr. Anu A. Gokhale has completed twenty-five years of university teaching and is currently a professor and coordinator of the computer systems technology program at Illinois State University. She is named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; is a Fulbright Specialist; and was a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2002. She is a Visiting Professor at Shandong University of Science & Technology in Jinan, China during spring 2017. Dr. Gokhale was honored with the 2011 University Outstanding Researcher Award. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. She presents and publishes her peer-reviewed research, and pursues multi-year projects funded by agencies like the US Department of Education, US Department of State, and National Science Foundation. The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st Century. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences, latest ones include: 2016 International Conference on Communication and Information Systems, Bangkok, Thailand; 2015 International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan; and 2014 International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, Singapore. She consults for businesses and has delivered multiple workshops. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Chair of International Electro/Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
Prof. Orlando Belo
University of Minho, Portugal
Orlando Belo (www.di.uminho.pt/~omb) is Associate
Professor, with Habilitation, in the Department of Informatics at
University of Minho, Portugal. He is a member of the Department of
Informatics at University of Minho since 1986, and a member of the
ALGORITMI R&D Centre, at the same university, working in Business
Intelligence and Business Analytics, with particular emphasis in
areas involving Databases, Data Warehousing Systems, Data Analysis,
and Data Visualization.
During the last few years he was involved with several projects in the decision support systems area designing and implementing computational platforms for specific applications, such as fraud detection and control in telecommunication systems, data quality evaluation, and ETL systems for industrial data warehousing systems. He received a 5-year degree in Systems and Informatics Engineering in 1986, done “Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica” (MSc equivalent) in 1991 in Expert Systems, finished its Ph.D. thesis in Multi-Agent System in 1998 in the Department of Informatics at University of Minho, and got his Habilitation in 2013 in Data Warehousing Systems. He published several scientific works, most of them in international conferences with peer reviewing, related to his main researching areas, with particular emphasis in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, Data Warehousing Systems, On-Line Analytical Processing, and Data Mining applications.
Prof. Dongli Han
Nihon University, Japan
Dongli Han was born in 1973. He received a B.S.
degree in Computer and Information Science from Harbin Engineering
University, China, in 1995. He received a M.S. degree and a Ph.D.
degree in Computer Science and Information Mathematics from the
University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, in 2000 and
2003. He had been working at Aoyama University since 2003 for three
years as a research associate and then became a faculty staff in2006
at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. From December 2011 until July
2012, he had been working with Professor Ungar Lyle as a visiting
scholar at the University of Pennsylvania in the United Sates. Since
April 2014, he has been a professor and a doctoral supervisor at
Nihon University. His research interests lie in the fields of
Artificial Intelligence, including knowledge engineering, human
computation, and natural language processing. He has published more
than 40 journal or international conference papers so far, many of
which have been indexed by SCI or EI. He is a member of
ANLP and IEICE.