Dr. S. V. N. Rao
UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN USA
Nageswara S. V. Rao, is an IEEE Fellow. He received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communications engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, in 1982, the M.E. degree in computer science and automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1988.He is currently a Corporate Fellow with the Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, which he joined in 1993. He has been on assignment at the US Missile Defense Agency as the Technical Director of the C2BMC Knowledge Center, Fort Belvoir, VA, since 2008. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, from 1988 to 1993. He has published more than 250 technical conference and journal papers in the areas of sensor networks, information fusion, and high-performance networking.Dr. Rao received the 2005 IEEE Technical Achievement Award for his contributions in the information fusion area.
Dr. Ranu Jung
Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computing Florida International University, FL USA
Ranu Jung holds the Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University (FIU) where she is Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She is also ex-officio member of the Council of Chairs of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, representative on the Board of Directors of the FIU Research Foundation Inc., and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee, Division of Research. Previously she held faculty appointments at University of Kentucky and Arizona State University where she was founding co-director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems- a multidisciplinary Arizona Board of Regents recognized research center.
Jung’s honors include induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the 2011 New Florida Scholar’s Boost Award from the State of Florida, appointment as Commissioner after senate approval to the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (2009-2012), 2002 Science and Engineering Award, Governor’s Certificate of Recognition, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Top Scholar 2012 at FIU and membership in the International Women’s Forum. Jung received her B.Tech with Distinction in Electronics & Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and her MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She was a N.E. Ohio American Heart Association Research Fellow and a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award recipient. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Society of Women Engineers and past-President of the international “Organization for Computational Neurosciences, Inc”. She has served as Chair or member of advisory committees and scientific review panels for the US National Institutes of Health, the US National Science Foundation, international universities and on Editorial Boards of several professional journals. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience published by Springer-Verlag.
Dr. Richard Brooks
Professor at Clemson University - Holcombe Department of ECE, SC USA
Richard R. Brooks received the BA degree in mathematical sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, and performed graduate studies in computer science and operations research at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris, France. He received the PhD degree in computer science from Louisiana State University in 1996. He is head of the Distributed Systems Department of the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University. His areas of research expertise include: sensor networks, critical infrastructure protection, mobile code, and emergent behaviors. His work experience includes being manager of systems and applications programming for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany. Dr. Brooks has also performed the following consulting tasks: the implementation of a stock trading network for the French stock exchange authority, and expansion of the World Bank’s internal computer network to Africa, and the Former Soviet Union.
Dr. Wei Ding
Associate Professor at Florida Polytechnic University, FL USA
As a senior member of the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers, Dr. Wei Ding brings a decade of experience in both academics and the IT industry to his role as Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Technology at Florida Poly. Dr. Ding supports the innovative principles on which Florida Poly has been built. Dr. Ding ascribes to the Florida Poly philosophy that STEM education should be seamlessly integrated with industrial collaboration and application-oriented research to yield effective solutions to challenges in current STEM education, particularly with low retention rates. He believes that Florida Poly, as a brand-new institution, offers opportunities for faculty members to establish their careers in teaching, research and professional development.
Dr. Ding’s recent research has covered wireless networks and cyber security in general, and cyber-physical systems, future Internet architecture, soft defined networks, the Internet of things, and security and energy issues in sensor networks, in particular. Dr. Ding takes an independent approach in research, which has resulted in two books, five book chapters, and many peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Dr. Ding has a total of nine years of full-time teaching experience at four-year U.S. universities. He can teach most undergraduate courses in the areas of computer science, information systems, and information technology, as well as many graduate courses in and beyond his specialty areas. His most experienced areas in teaching include programming, computer networks, cyber security, databases, operating systems, computation theory, artificial intelligence, and information retrieval. He has served as technical program committee member for many IEEE/ACM conferences.
Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim
Assistant Professor at Kent State University, OH USA
Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim obtained his PhD in Computer Science at LSU in 2011. He has published more than 25 papers and he has been a Principal Investigator fora 12 Million dollar grant, involved as a Pi, Co-PI, and Senior Investigator.
His design of robots has had over 400 world wide media coverage on TeleBot Research.(Selected Media Coverage: National Fox News - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYKDXxi2l6I)
He graduated from Soul National University of Science and Technology and currently he is the Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Kent State University, OH.
His research area include: Robotics, Telerobotics, Embedded Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, System Security, Wearable Computing, Sensor Networks, Autonomous Systems and Vehicle, and Smart Home.
Col. Jerry Miller
Research Coordinator at Discovery Lab, Florida International University, FL USA
Colonel Jerry Miller, USAF (Ret.) is the Discover Lab Research Coordinator and an Adjunct Faculty member. He joined FIU in 2006 and led renewable energy and international security research at the Applied Research Center before joining the School of Computing and Information Sciences. He spent over 27 years in the US Air Force, serving in a variety of positions throughout the world, including duty at the US Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mr. Miller received his BS in Basic Sciences (engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics) from the United States Air Force Academy, an MA in Management and Human Resources from Webster University, and an MS in Telecommunications and Computer Networking from FIU. He is also a graduate of the Air University’s Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Eaker College’s Joint Doctrine Air Campaign Course, as well as the On-Scene Commander’s Disaster Management Course. He holds a Teaching Certificate for upper division and adult education from California, a certificate in Strategic Planning, and a certificate as a Spanish Linguist. His research interests include all things “interesting.”
Dr. Qishi (Chase) Wu
Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ USA
Dr. Wu completed his Ph.D. dissertation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Louisiana State University in May 2003 with a nomination for the LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award. After graduation, he continued to work as a Research Fellow in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at ORNL until he joined the faculty at the University of Memphis in Fall 2006. Dr. Wu is currently an Associate Professor at the U of M and a Collaborative Research Staff at ORNL.
Dr. Wu has received a significant number of grants from federal funding agencies including NSF, DOE, ORNL, and ONR. He has published over 130 research articles in highly reputed conference proceedings, journals, and books. In August 2009, Dr. Wu received the Early Career Research Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at the U of M. His Ph.D. graduates have been employed as faculty members in academia and senior programmers/analysts in industry. Dr. Wu's main research interests include computer networks, parallel and distributed computing, wireless sensor networks, cyber security, and scientific visualization.
Dr. Wu was nominated for the 2010 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2012 Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Award. He was also a finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and 2012.
Dr. Sumeet Dua
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at Louisiana Tech University, LA USA
Sumeet Dua (SM’08) received the M.S. and Ph.D.degrees in computer science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
He is currently the Upchurch endowed Associate Professor of computer science and the coordinator of IT research for the Computer Science Program at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans. The U.S. National Institutes of Health NIH), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Louisiana Board of Regents have funded his research in the past five years. He has authored more than 50 research papers and is a co-author/editor of 3 books. He is a regular reviewer of more than 20 international journals, has served on more than 17 NIH study section and NSF/CISE review panels. His research interests include database mining and indexing, pattern recognition, dimensionality reduction, bioinformatics, and heterogeneous distributed data integration.
Dr. Dua is a senior member of the ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Sumanth Yenduri
Associate Professor at Columbia State University, GA USA
Sumanth Yenduri received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Andhra University, India in 1999. He received his Master’s degree in 2002 and PhD in Computer Science in 2005 from Louisiana State University, USA. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at Columbus State University.
He has published over 50 articles in refereed international conferences and journals. Furthermore, he has published/contributed four books. His research interests include software process development, data imputation methods, software metrics, programming language paradigms, software tools/simulation and sensor networks. He has generated over $1.0 million dollars in research funding.