Conference Speakers

Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA

Biography: Prof. Ian R. McAndrew PhD is a mechanical engineer that has worked in education for over 28 years. His teaching and research has been globally, starting in London and now with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has taught in over 20 countries and published with many academics from all over the world. He has 5 degrees, also a qualified Electrical engineer and FRAeS. He has supervised over 30 PhDs and has 55 peer reviewed publications. His current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is a keen supporter of conferences as this is where junior researchers can develop their skills for a life in research. He is frequently invited to deliver Keynote speeches and is the Chair of several International Conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several International Journals.

Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Biography: Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Following postdoctoral and academic positions at the Universities of West of Scotland (EPSRC postdoctoral fellow: 1996-98), Dundee (Research Lecturer: 1998-2000) and Stirling (Lecturer: 2000-4; Senior Lecturer: 2004-8; Reader: 2008-12; Professor: 2012-18) respectively, he joined Edinburgh Napier University (in Scotland, UK) in 2018 as Professor and founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group (over 20 academics and research staff). He is also founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data and Cybersecurity (CogBiD) Research Lab. He currently holds a number of Visiting Professorships, including at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Shanghai University and Anhui University, China, and Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. He has previously held Visiting Professorships at Synthetic Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and Oxford Computational Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK. He has been invited Advisor/Consultant for various international Governments and organisations, including (currently) at: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait Government; and the National Centre of Big Data & Cloud Computing (NCBC), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Government.

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