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Distinguished Fellows
To be awarded by the Executive Committee, comprising the Distinguished Fellows and Fellows. A maximum of 5% of total members will be elected in any one year. Self nominations will not be considered.
Requirements:
1) Have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering and technology across different disciplines, bringing the realization of significant value to society;
2) University Distinguished Professor (permanent and full-time for at least two years), or prestigious international elected Fellowship(s), international awards, senior positions in international societies, and publications in leading international journals;
3) IETI Senior Member;
4) Significant contributions toward IETI activities.

Fellows
To be awarded by the Executive Committee, comprising the Distinguished Fellows and Fellows. A maximum of 5% of total members will be elected in any one year. Self nominations will not be considered.
Requirements:
1) Have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering and technology across different disciplines, bringing the realization of significant value to society;
2) University Full Professor (permanent and full-time for at least two years), senior positions in prestigious international societies, and publications in leading international journals;
3) IETI Senior Member;
4) Significant contributions toward IETI activities.

2015 Inaugural Distinguished Fellows
 

Prof. Dr. Pierre Borne

Ecole Centrale de Lille , France

Professor "de Classe Exceptionnelle" at the "Ecole Centrale de Lille", France

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (from 1996).

Fellow of the Russian Academy of Non-Linear Sciences (from 1996).

Permanent Guest Professor of the Tianjin University, China (from 1996).

Vice-president of the IFAC technical committee on Large Scale Systems (since 2008)

“Honorary Member of the Senate” of the AGORA University of Romania (since May 2008)

Vice president of the “IEEE France Section” (2002-2010)

President of “IEEE France Section” (2011-2014)

President of the SMC Society in 2000 and 2001

President of the SMC-nomination committee in 2002 and 2003

President of the SMC-Awards and Fellows committee in 2004 and 2005

Member of the Advisory Board of the “IEEE Systems Journal”

Associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics (1992-2001)

Member of the IEEE Fellows Committee (2008- 2010)

IMACS Vice President (1988-1994)

Vice President of the SEE (French Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) from 2000 to 2006

President of the ? System area ? SMC committee from 1997 to 2000

1994, 1998 and 2002 Outstanding Awards from the IEEE/SMC Society

Norbert Wiener Award from IEEE/SMC in 1998

Third Millennium Medal of IEEE in 2000

IEEE/SMC Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award in 2003

Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) the “WAC Lifetime Achievement Award? from the World Automation Conference in 2012

Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Men of Science in 2013

Romania the “Henri Coanda prize“ for applied sciences in 2015


 

Prof. Dr. Chia-Lin Chang

National Chung Hsing University , Taiwan

University Distinguished Professor (from 2014), Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance (from 2012).

Co-founder, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong

Scientific Program Chair, 2016 International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovations, 2016, Wuhan, China

Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), elected 2012.

Biennial Medal, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), 2015.

Research Fellow - Complutense Institute of Economic Analysis (ICAE), Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain, elected 2011.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Quantitative Economics, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain, from 2014.

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2014.

University Prize for Research Excellence, National Chung Hsing University, 2006, 2008-2014.

University Prize for Best Supervisor, National Chung Hsing University, 2007.

Early Career Research Excellence Award, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), 2009.

Associate Editor, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier) (ISI), from 2009.

University Top 10 Prize for International Journal Publications, National Chung Hsing University, 2012.

University Prize for Distinguished Teaching Award Level I (Top 4), National Chung Hsing University, 2012.

Associate Editor, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics (Lifescience Global) (EconLit), from 2012 to 2014.

Executive Editor, Taiwan Journal of Applied Economics (Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan) (TSSCI), from 2009.

Associate Editor, Brazilian Journal of Business Economics (EBSCO Publishing, Department of Economics, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil), from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Theoretical Economics Letters (Scientific Research) (tracked by ISI), from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Risk Management (Scientific Research) (EconLit), from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Frontier of Finance & Accounting (American V-King Scientific Publishing), from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Econometrics (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, MDPI) (EconLit), from 2012.

Guest Co-Editor, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), 2013.

Guest Co-Editor, North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Mathematical Finance Letters (Science & Knowledge Publishing) (tracked by ISI), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Scientific Journal of Finance and Insurance (American V-King Scientific Publishing), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Accounting and Economics Studies (IJAES, Science Publishing Corporation), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, MDPI), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Academic Research in Management (Helvetic Editions), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Current Advances in Mathematics (Edinwilsen Press), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Advances in Economics (Edinwilsen Press), from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific Publishing) (EconLit), from 2013 to 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Economics, Management, and Financial Markets (Addleton Academic Publishers), from 2013.

Guest Co-Editor, Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific), 2014.

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics (Lifescience Global) (EconLit), from 2014.

Member of Advisory Board, Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific Publishing) (EconLit), from 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Trends in Economics (American V-King Scientific Publishing), from 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Current Advances in Mathematics Research (American V-King Scientific Publishing), from 2014.

Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Risk and Financial Management (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, MDPI), 2014.

Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Econometrics (Elsevier), 2015

Advisory Editor, Journal of Economic and Financial Modelling (AVES Publishing), from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Economy, Energy, Environment and Policy (Science Publishing Group), from 2015.

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health & Medical Economics (Insight Medical Publishing, iMedPub), from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining (Insight Medical Publishing, iMedPub), from 2015.

Session Organizer, World Congress of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 2009.

Session Organizer, Biennial Congress of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 2009.

Stream Co-ordinator, Economics and Finance, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2013, Adelaide, Australia.

Plenary Speaker, Inaugural Graeme West Lecture, Fifth International Mathematics in Finance Conference, Kruger National Park (Skukuza Camp), South Africa, 2014.

Stream Co-ordinator, Economics and Finance, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.

Conference Chair, 5th International Conference on Economics and Finance Research (ICEFR 2016), Taichung, Taiwan, February 2016.

 

Prof. Dr. Hung-Yuan Chung

National Central University , Taiwan

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, 2010.10-.

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2011-.

2015- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, U.S.A. (SCI, IF=6.500,3/248).

2013-present Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, U.S.A. (SCI, IF=4.370, 7/121).

2015-present Editorial Board, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Publisher, United States (SCI, IF=1.763, 40/121).

2014-present Editorial Board, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, mathematics, interdisciplinary applications, Hindawi Publisher. U.S.A. (SCI, IF=1.383, 29/93).

2013-present Associate Editor, Journal of Neurocomputing, Elsevier, Netherlands. (SCI, IF=2.005, 28/121).

2013-present Associate Editor, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, IOS Press Netherlands. (SCI, IF=1.812, 45/123).

2012-present Associate Editor, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, TFSA(SCI, IF=1.031,72/121).

2013 Guest Editor, IET Systems Biology, Special Issue on “Advancement and evolution of bio-technology, “ (SCI).

2013-present Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, U.S.A. (SCI, IF=0.834, 104/247).

2013-present Associate Editor, Journal of Systems Science and Control Engineering, Taylor & Francis, U.K.

2015-present Associate Editor, WSEAS Transactions on Systems (SCI), Greece.

2013-present Associate Editor, WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control (SCI), Greece.

2013-present Editorial Board, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, Hindawi Publisher. U.S.A.

2012-present Editorial Member, Computer Technology Application, David Publications U.S.A.

2011-present Editorial Member, Annals of Fuzzy Sets, Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems, Mili Publications India.

2011-present Editorial Member, Advances in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Pushpa Publishing House India.

2011-present Editorial Member, Pure Mathematics, Hans Publishers, U.S.A.

2010-present Editorial Member, ISRN Applied Mathematics Hindawi Publisher.

2008-present Editorial Advisory Board, The Open Automation and Control Systems Journal, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. U.S.A.

1999-2000 Editor, EE Communication of the CIEE.

2005-2009, 2014 Outstanding Research Award, NCU

2013 Outstanding Alumni Award of Electrical Engineering Department, NTOU

2009 Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award, CIEE, Kaohsiung Branch Taiwan.

2004 Meritorious Service Award, Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), Taiwan.

2003 Outstanding Electrical Engineer, CIEE, Kaohsiung Branch


 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Chumakov

Financial University under the Government of the R , Russia

Vice-President of WORLD PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM.

Vice-president of International Association for Global Studies.

Chair of Philosophy of the Moscow Financial University.

First vice-president of the Russian Philosophical Society.

"Age of Globalization" Journal, Editor-in-Chief (since 2008).

"Bulletin of the Russian Philosophical Society", Editor-in-Chief (since 1997).

Fellow of The Russian Ecological Academy (since 1991).

Laureate of International N.K. Baybakov prize awarded by the International Fuel and Energy Association

Association Internationale des Professeurs de Philosophie“ (AIPPh), Member of the Board (since 2012).

Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China), Visiting Professor (2007-2010).

Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Faculty of Global Processes, Lecturer, Professor (since 2008).

The Monthly Research Seminar ?Philosophical and Methodological Studies of the Process of Globalization?, Moscow, Russia, Founder and Co-Chair (since 2000).

Renmin University of China (Beijing, China), Visiting Professor (2015).

Association Internationale des Professeurs de Philosophie. Congress ‘Philosophy and Translation‘ (Bonn, Germany), Lecturer (2015).


 

Prof. Dr. Philip Hans Franses

Erasmus University Rotterdam , The Netherlands

Dean (2006 - …), Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Desiderius Erasmus Distinguished Chair in Economics (2008 - …), Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Adjunct Professor (2001 - …), School of Economics and Commerce and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia, Australia

Adjunct Professor (2006 - …), School of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Adjunct Professor (2008 - …), Anton De Kom University, Paramaribo, Suriname

Fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991-1996

Johannes Cornelis Ruigrok Award 1993 from the Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Haarlem, the Netherlands

(Elected) Member of the International Statistical Institute (since 1996)

(Elected) Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute (since 1993)

Erasmus University Rotterdam Research Award 1998

(Elected) Research Fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (since 1999)

(Elected) Member of the Holland Society of Arts and Sciences (since 2001)

Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics (Elected 2007)

Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011)

Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (2010)

2002 Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Author

Honorary Doctorate Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2012)

Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Group (2012 - )

Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters (2015)

Editor of the book series “Quantitative Methods for Applied Economics and Business Research” published by the Cambridge University Press

Editor-in-chief of Statistica Neerlandica (Basil Blackwell 2001 - …)

Associate editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics (Kluwer 2003 - …)

Associate editor of Marketing Science (INFORMS 2007 – 2010)

Associate editor of Journal of Economic Surveys (Basil Blackwell 1996 - …)

Associate editor of Applied Financial Economics (Taylor 2006 - …)

Member Editorial Board of International Journal of Research in Marketing (Elsevier 2009 - 2012)

Ranked 26-th (1992-1996), 21-th (1993-1997), 17-th (1994-1998), 12-th (1995-1999), 7-th (1996-2000) on the ESB Top-30 Citation index of Dutch Economists (most cited Dutch economists in the international literature)

Rankings on the Intermediair/ESB Top-40 based on 5(6) years of publications:

1998 (1993-1997):6;1999 (1994-1998):5; 2000 (1995-1999):3; 2003 (1997-2001): 3; 2004 (1998-2002):2; 2005 (1999-2003):8; 2006 (2000-2004):6; 2007 (2001-2005):1; 2008 (2002-2006):1; 2009 (2003-2007):2; 2010 (2004-2008):3; 2011 (2005-2010):3; 2012 (2007-2011): 4; 2013 (2008-2012):3; 2014 (2009-2013):22

Ranked 11th in “Ranking of individuals by the number of all econometric articles” in Badi H. Baltagi (2007), Worldwide Econometrics Rankings: 1989-2006, Econometric Theory 23, 952-1012


 

Prof. Dr. Toshio Fukuda

Nagoya University , Japan

1,000 Talents Plan, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Director of Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics and Professor of Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering at Nagoya University, Japan

President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-1999)

Director of the IEEE Division X, Systems and Control (2001-2002)

Editor-in-Chief of IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2000-2002)

President of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2002-2003, 2005)

President of SOFT (Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics) (2003-2005)

Elected Member of Science Council of Japan (2008- )

IEEE Fellow (1995)

SICE Fellow (1995)

JSME Fellow (2001)

RSJ Fellow (2004)

IEEE Eugene Mittelmann Award (1997)

IEEE Millennium Medal (2000)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Pioneer Award (2004)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award (2005)

Award from Ministry of Education and Science in Japan (2005)

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished service award (2007)

Best Googol Application paper awards from IEEE Trans. Automation Science and Engineering (2007)

Best papers awards from RSJ (2004) and SICE (2007)

Special Funai Award from JSME (2008)

2009 George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation (2009)


 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gelbukh

National Polytechnic Institute , Mexico

Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

National Researcher of Mexico (memeber of SNI) Excelence Level 2.

Ex-president of the Mexican Society of Artificial Intelligence.

Invited Professor. Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, PhD program in Engineering and Systems. Since 2008.

Visiting Professor, Institute for Modern Linguistic Research, Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, since 2013.

Member of the Social Networks Research Center (SoNet RC), Mendel University in Brno (MendelU), Czech Republic. Since 2008.

Member of the Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence (a global non-profit academic consortium).

Invited Researcher, Network Media Center of the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 2011–2014.

Visiting Scholar, Waseda University, School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, 2010–2011.

Distinguished Visiting Professor. Chung-Ang University, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul, Korea. 2003–2004.

International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications (IJCLA), ISSN 0976-0962. Bahri Publications, India. Editor-in-Chief since 2010.

Polibits, research journal on computer science and computer engineering with applications. IPN, Mexico (in the index of excellence of CONACYT). ISSN 1870-9044. Editorial Board member since 2008; Editor-in-Chief since 2011.

Komputer Sapiens, scientific-popular magazine of the Mexican Society of Artificial Intelligence (SMIA). ISSN 2007-0691. Editorial Board member since 2008, Director in 2013–2014.

Cognitive Computation, Springer, ISSN 1866-9956, JCR impact factor 2012: 0.867. Editorial Board member since 2013.

Computación y Sistemas, (Computing and Systems) Ibero-American computing journal. IPN, Mexico. ISSN 1405-5546. Indexed in ISI, Scopus, and index of excellence of CONACYT. Associate Editor since approx. 2000.

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR), ISSN 0974-1259 (former ISSN 0973-1873). Editorial Board member, since 2005.

Asian Information-Science-Life: an International Journal. Nova Science Publishers Inc., NY, USA; ISSN 1541-8219. Editorial Board member since approx. 2004.

Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural. SEPLN, Spain; ISSN 1135-5948. Member of Advisory Committee, since 2008.

International Journal of Computers and Applications, ACTA Press, Canada – USA – Switzerland; published since 1979, indexed by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Compendex (Engineering Information), Emerald Abstracts, and INSPEC; ISSN 1206-212X. Editorial Board member, since 2004.

International Journal of Translation (IJT), Bahri Publications, India. Editorial Board member, since 2007.

International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE), India, ISSN 2277-128X. Editorial Board Member, since 2013.

Avances en Sistemas e Informática, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. ISSN 1657-7663, 1909-0056. Editorial Board Member, since 2007.

El Portulano de la Ciencia. (Science Gerald) IPN, Mexico; with international reviewing; printing 500. ISSN 1405-9207. Editorial Board member since approx. 2000.

Research in Computing Science, IPN, Mexico. ISSN 1665-9899. Editorial Board member, since 2003.


 

Prof. Dr. Shiqing Ling

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology , Hong Kong

Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China (from 2010).

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Economics and Commerce and School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia, Australia, 2003-2006.

Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Econometrics, Department of Economics, University of Western Australia, Australia, 1998-2000.

Early Career Research Excellence Award, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), 2003.

Member of International Statistical Institute, elected 2005.

Multa Scripsit Award, Econometric Theory, 2007.

Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, elected 2013.

Biennial Medal, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), 2013.

Associate Editor, Statistics & Probability Letters, 2005-2009.

Associate Editor, Bernoulli, 2007-2009 (Official Journal of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability).

Associate Editor, Electronic Journal of Statistics, from 2009 (sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and by the Bernoulli Society).

Associate Editor, Journal of the Japan Statistical Association, from 2010.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Academic Research in Management, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Health & Medical Economics, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Co-Guest-Editor, Special issue of Journal of Econometrics on “Frontiers in Time Series and Financial Econometrics”, 2015.

Plenary Speaker, NBER-NSF Time Series Conference. Aarhus, Demark, 2008.

Plenary Speaker, 2013 Annual Meeting of Chinese Statistics, Beijing, China, 2013.

Plenary Speaker, 2013 Conference of Big-Data in Statistics and Probablility, Fuzhou, China, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 2013.

Co-Chair, Frontiers of Time Series Analysis and Related Fields: An International Conference in Honour of Professor W.K. Li, 2013, Hong Kong.

Chair, Distinguished Lecturers Session: What Next in Time Series?, Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, 2012, Japan.


 

Prof. Dr. Esfandiar Maasoumi

Emory University , USA

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics.

Ranked 37th in “The Econometricians’ Hall of Fame” [See Baltagi (1998), Econometric Theory, 14‐4].

Ranked top 100 between 1989–2006 [See Baltagi (2007), Econometric Theory],

Fellow: Society for Economic Measurement (SEM), 2015.

Fellow: American Statistical Association, 2011 –.

Fellow: Royal Statistical Society (FRS), 1992 –.

Fellow: Journal of Econometrics, 1989 –.

Editor and Managing Editor: Econometric Reviews, 1987 –.

Advisory Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management

Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Economic Studies, 2010 – Present

Chair: Info‐Metrics Prize Committee, 2013‐2015, Infometrics Institute, Washington, D.C.

Scientific Committee: Inaugural Meetings of SEM, Chicago, August 2014

Scientific Committee of the 18th International Panel Data Conference, London (2013) and Tokyo (2014)

Scientific Committee and Co‐organizer: Poverty Reduction in Asia Conference, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, August 2013

Advisory Board: Info‐Metrics Institute, American University

Member of the Council: Society for Economic Measurement

Member, Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy Network of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO)

Member, The Advisory Board, NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, 1995‐ 2008

Program Chair Elect (2004), Program Chair (2005), American Statistical Association, Business & Economics Section, 2004‐2005

Member, The Econometric Society, American Statistical Association (Executive Committee, B&E Section, 2005), Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, European Economic Association

Member: Founding Core Committee, The Econometric Foundation (A new International association in Econometrics)

Awarded plaque commemorating recognition as the “Outstanding Scholar 1990‐1991” by Iranian Scholars Association, May 13, 1991


 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Mittnik

University of Munich , Germany

Chair of Financial Econometrics, Institute of Statistics, University of Munich, from 2003.

Assistant/tenured Associate Professor of Economics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 1987-1994.

Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Environmental Systems, University of Lancaster, England, 1989.

Research Fellow, Institute for Pattern Recognition, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 1990-1994.

Visiting Professor, Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research & System Theory, Technical University Vienna, Austria, 1991.

Visiting Professor, Department of Econometrics, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1993.

Director and Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economics, Institute of Statistics and Econometrics, University of Kiel, Germany, 1994-2003.

Dean, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany, 2000-2002.

Professor of Financial Econometrics, Institute of Statistics, University of Munich, Germany, from 2003.

Research Director, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich, Germany, 2003-2008.

Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, University of Munich, Germany, 2005-2007.

Director, Center for Quantitative Risk Analysis CEQURA), University of Munich, from 2007.

Visiting Professor, Global Finance Program, The New School, New York, USA, 2008, 2009.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair for German Studies, Department of Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, U.S.A., 2004-2005.

Research Fellow, CESifo, Munich, Germany, from 2004.

Honorary Doctorate, University of the Central Bank of the Ukraine, 2008.

Theodor Heuss Visitng Professor, Department of Economics, The New School, New York, USA, 2012.

Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt, Germany, from 2013.

Chair, Technical Committee on Business and Management Techniques, International Federation of Automatic Control, 1996-2002.

Program Director "Financial Risk Management", Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002-2009.

Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, CFS Research Conference on New Directions in Financial Risk Management, Frankfurt, Germany, 2003.

Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Quantitative Finance GmbH, Kiel, Germany, from 2003.

Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, CFS Research Conference on Latest Developments on Managing Operational Risk, Frankfurt, Germany, 2004.

Member, Economics Review Board, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation), Bonn, Germany, 2004-2012.

Member of the Board, Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, 2004-2012.

Member, Committee for the Advancement of Culture and Science, DekaBank, Frankfurt, Germany, 2005-2007.

Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008-2012.

Member, Scientific Program Committee, 3rd International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, Limassol, Cyprus, 2009.

Chairman of the Board, Society for Financial and Insurance Risk Management, from 2010.

Member, Program Committee, Conference on Advances in Financial and Insurance Risk Management,Munich, Germany, from 2010.

Member, Supervisory Board, Union Investment Institutional GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany,from 2011.

Member, Advisory Council, Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation, Frankfurt, Germany, from 2014.

Member, Supervisory Board, UnionInvestment Privatfonds GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, from 2014.

Scientific Adviser, Scalable Capital GmbH, Munich, Germany, from 2014.

Director, Scalable Capital Ltd., London, UK, from 2015.

Guest Editor, special issue of Computers and Mathematics with Application, 17, 1989.

Guest Editor, special issue of Computers and Mathematics with Application, 18, 1989.

Guest Editor, special issue of Computers and Mathematics with Application on "Systemtheoretic Methods in Economic Modelling III", 24, 1992.

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of Mathematical and Computer Modeling on "Distributional Modeling in Finance", 29, 1999 (with S. T. Rachev).

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of Mathematical and Computer Modeling on "Stable Non-Gaussian Models in Finance and Econometrics", 34, 2001 (with S. T. Rachev).

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv on "Statistisch-?konometrische Risikoanalyse der Finanzm?rkte", 86, 2002 (with O. Hübler and W. Schmid).

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of Journal of Financial Econometrics on "New Developments in Managing Financial Risk", 2006 (with F. X. Diebold, R. Garcia, and E. Renault).

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management on "Advances in Modeling Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall", 8, 2015 (with M.S. Paolella).

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management on "Advances in Financial and Insurance Risk Management – Selected Papers from the Sixth CEQURA Conference, 1–2 October 2015, Munich, Germany", 8, 2015 (with S. Paterlini).

Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Health & Medical Economics, from 2015.


 

Prof. Dr. O. Nalcioglu

University of California-Irvine , USA

1986-11 Professor, Departments of Radiological Sciences, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, California

1988 Elected Fellow, IEEE (Nuclear Imaging)

1990-92 Director, Southern California Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Consortium

1991 Elected Fellow, AAPM (X-ray Imaging)

1993-11 Founding Director, Univ. California-Irvine, Health Sciences Research Imaging Center/Later named as Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging

1993- 95 Consultant, Whitaker Foundation

1993- 94 Chairman, External Advisory Board, Biomedical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NSF Facility, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1994- 11 Professor, Department of Physics, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, California

1994- 99 Director, Neuro-Imaging Core, Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Consortium

1997- 04 Member, External Advisory Committee, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

1997-01 Member, Diagnostic Radiology Study Section (RNM), NIH

1998 Elected Fellow, ISMRM (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

2000 Third Millennium Medal -IEEE.

2000 NPSS Richard Shea Award - IEEE

2000-11 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2001-11 Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, California

2001 Athalie Clarke Achievement Award for Outstanding Research, College of Medicine, University of California - Irvine

2001- Editorial Board Member, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment

2001-13 Director, Research Imaging Center @ UCI

2002 ATAA Outstanding Achievement in Sciences Award, Washington, DC

2003-06 Member, Medical Imaging Committee (MEDI), NIH

2004-06 Member, NCI Subcommittee-A for Cancer Center Reviews, NIH

2005-09 Who’s Who in American Education

2006 Best Poster Award winner- ISMRM 14th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

2008- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

2009 Best Industrial Innovation Award, World Congress in Medical Physics, Munich, Germany

2010- Member, NIH College of CSR Reviewers.

2010-13 Professor, World Class University Program, Pusan University, Korea

2010- Editorial Board member, Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy

2011- Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Bogazici Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

2011- Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Molecular Imaging

2011-14 Recalled Professor, Department of Radiology, Uc Irvine

2011- Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, UC Irvine

2011- Director Emeritus, Tu & Yuen Center for Functional Onco-Imaging

2013- Director Emeritus, Research Imaging Center, UC Irvine

2015- International Panel Member, Samsung Research Center, South Korea

2015- Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey


 

Prof. Dr. Kazumitsu Nawata

University of Tokyo , Japan

1986-1989, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, USA.

1989-1999, Associate Professor, Department of Social and International Relations, University of Tokyo, Japan.

1993-1994, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Western Australia.

1999-2000, Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo, Japan.

2000-, Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovations, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, elected 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.

Keynote Speaker, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, Australia, 2015.


 

Prof. Dr. Kazuo Nishimura

Kobe University , Japan

Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University.

Specially Appointed Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration., Kobe University, from 2013.

Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry, from 2010.

Director, International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science, 2010-2013.

Specially Appointed Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, from 2010.

External Professor, Santa Fe Institute, 2008.

Director, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University 2006-2010.

Board of Governors, Institute for Complex Adaptive matter (ICAM), from 2004.

Visiting Professor, University of Paris, 2000-2001.

Visiting Professor, University of Marseille, 2000-2001.

Visiting Fellow, Department of Business, University of Wien, 1997.

Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, Cornell University, 1996.

Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, 1987-2010.

Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, The Faculties, Australian National University, 1990.

Member, Japan Academy, 2012.

The Emperor's Medal with Purple Ribbon, November, 2012: decorated for distinguished works on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics.

Kyoto Newspaper Grand Award in Academics, November, 2010:Award to pioneering works on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics.

Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science, 2008.

Honorary Doctorate, University of Aix- Marseilles Ⅱ, 2007.

Publication Prize, Mathematical Society of Japan, 2005: Award to a book on mathematical education.

Fellow, Econometric Society, elected 1992.

Peter Conivear Prize, University of Rochester, 1975.

Norman M. Kaplan Prize, University of Rochester, 1974.

Symposium in Honor of Kazuo Nishimura, Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, 13, 2007,Taylor & Francis.

Special Issue in Honor of Kazuo Nishimura: Nonlinear Dynamics in Equilibrium Models, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 16, 2012 Cambridge University Press.

President of International Society for Education, from 2006.

Council Member of Econometric Society, 1994-2001.

Standing Committee Member of the Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, 1987-1993, from 1994.

Program Chairman of the 1989 Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, 1987-1989.

Vice-President of Japanese Economic Association, 1999-2000.

President of Japanese Economic Association, 2000-2001.

Editor-in-Chief of Japanese Economic Review, 1998-2000

Neuroscience Communications, Smart Science & Technology, Member of Editorial Board, from 2015.

International Journal of Economic Theory, Basil Blackwell, Managing Editor, from 2004.

Advances in Dynamical Systems and Applications, Research India Publications, Member of Editorial Board, from 2006.

Advances of Mathematical Economics, Springer-Verlag, Member of Editorial Board, from 1998.

Annals of Financial Economics, World Scientific, Member of Advisory Board, August from 2013.

Brazilian Journal of Business Economics, Catholic University of Brasilia, Member of Advisory Board,, from 2012.

Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Pergamon Press, Member of Editorial Board, 1990-1995.

Economic Studies Quarterly, Japan Association of Economics and Econometrics, Co-Editor, 1992-1995.

Economic Theory, Member of Editorial Board, 1990-2000.

International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, Nova Science Publishers, Member of Editorial Board, from 2006.

Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, Gordon and Breach Publishers, Member of Editorial Board, from 1997.

Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, Member of Editorial Board, from 2003.

Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, Insight Medical Publishing, Member of Editorial Board, from 2015.

Journal of Health & Medical Economics, Insight Medical Publishing, Member of Editorial Board, from 2015.

Journal of Integrated Creative Studies, Kyoto University, Member of Editorial Board, from 2015.

Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, Lifescience Global, Member of Editorial Board, from 2012.

Journal of Risk and Financial Management,Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Member of Advisory Board, from 2013

Journal of Economic Development, Chung Ang University, Member of Editorial Board, from 1997.

Japanese Economic Review, Basil Blackwell, Co-Editor 1995-1997, Editor-in-Chef, 1998-2000.

Journal of Economic Surveys, Basil Blackwell, Member of Advisory Board, 1990-1995.

Journal of Population Economics, Springer-Verlag, Member of Editorial Board, 1995-2001.

Mathematical Social Sciences, North-Holland, Member of Editorial Board, 1993-1997.

Pacific Economic Review, Wiley-Blackwell, Member of Editorial Board, from 2003.

Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Member of Editorial Board, from 1997.

Ricerche Economiche, Academic Press, Member of Editorial Board, 1991-1997.

Seoul Journal of Economics, Seoul University, Member of Editorial Board, from 1996.

Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, MIT Press, Member of Editorial Board, from 1995.

Theoretical Economics Letters, Scientific Research Publishing, Member of Editorial Board, from 2011.


 

Prof. Dr. George Perry

University of Texas at San Antonio , USA

http://www.ieti.net/pro/memberdetail.aspx?ID=119


 

Prof. Dr. Robert Taylor

University of Essex , UK

Professor of Econometrics, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 2001-2005.

Professor of Econometrics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, 2006-2013.

Professor of Financial Econometrics, Finance Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex, from 2013

ScD, University of Cambridge, 2015.

Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, elected 2005.

Multa Scripsit Award, Econometric Theory, 2006

Plura Scripsit Award, Econometric Theory, 2009.

Ranked 4'th best econometrician in the world on the basis of journal publications, 2000-2005, in Econometric Theory.

Associate Editor, Journal of Time Series Analysis, 2003-2012.

Associate Editor, Econometric Reviews, from 2006.

Associate Editor, Studies in Non-Linear Dynamics and Econometrics, 2006-2012.

Co-Editor, Econometric Theory, from 2007.

Associate Editor, Econometrics Journal, from 2007.

Assistant Editor, Econometrics Journal, 2008-2012.

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Time Series Analysis, from 2013.

Guest Editor, Journal of Econometrics, 2014

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Western Australia, 2001.

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Adelaide, 2004.

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Melbourne University, 2005.

Visiting Professor, CREATES, Aarhus University, 2007.

Visiting Professor, Cowles Commission, Yale University, 2009


2015 Inaugural Fellows
 

Prof. Dr. Moawia Alghalith

University of the West Indies , Trinidad-and-Tobago

Professor, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Gerson Lehrman Group, USA (Council member, consultant and educator).

Euromoney Country Risk Magazine (UK), member of the panel of experts.

Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (Springer), Associate Editor (Mathematical Finance).

Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Guest Editor, 2014.

Journal of Portfolio Management, Member, Advisory Board.

Annals of Operations Research, Guest Editor, 2010.

Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, Associate Editor.

Journal of Risk Model Validation, Associate Editor.

Mathematical Economics Letters, Editor-in-Chief.

Journal of Mathematical Finance, Editor-in-Chief.

Theoretical Economics Letters, Editor-in-Chief.

European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Associate Editor.

International Journal of Mathematics, Game Theory, and Algebra, Member, Editorial Board.

International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives, Associate Editor.

International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering, Member, Editorial Board.

International Research Journal of Applied Finance, Member, Editorial Board.

International Journal of E-Business Development, Member, Editorial Board.

Annals of Financial Economics, Member, Advisory Board.

Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Member, Editorial Board.

Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, Member, Editorial Board.

Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, Member, Editorial Board.


 

Prof. Dr. David Edmund Allen

The University of Sydney , Australia

Challenge Bank Professor of Finance, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2003-2005.

Foundation Professor of Finance, School of Finance and Business Economics , Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, 1996-2013.

Dean's Award for Research Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law , Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, 2005, 2010.

Adjunct Professor of Finance, Centre for Applied Financial Studies, University of South Australia, from 2013.

Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, from 2013.

Member of Panel of Assessors assessing Finance research grant applications, Australian Research Council (ARC), from 2005.

Member of the Edinburgh-Stirling Finance and Investment Seminar Group, 1979-1986.

Fellow, Australasian institute of Banking and Finance, 2001.

Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australia, 2005.

Fellow, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, elected 2014.

Member, Editorial Board, Studies in Economics and Finance.

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Economics and Business Research.

Member, Editorial Board, Sri-Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics.

Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Reviews of Global Economics, from 2013.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.

Invited Speaker, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, Australia, 2015.


 

Prof. Dr. Teodosio Perez Amaral

Complutense University of Madrid , Spain

Head, Department of Quantitative Economics.

Deputy Director, Master in Economics of Telecommunications.

Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Associate Editor, from 2011.

International Journal of Academic Research in Management, Associate Editor, from 2013.

Communications and Strategies, Editorial Secretariat, from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, from 2013.

Telecommunications Policy, Associate Editor, from 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.


 

Prof. Dr. Manabu Asai

Soka University , Japan

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Soka University, 2008-present

Adjunctive Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, 2011.

Adjunctive Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2007-2011

Visiting Scholar, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013

Visiting Professor, Economics Department, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines, Jan.-Mar, 2007

Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb.-Mar., 2008

Visiting Scholar, School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Edith Cowan University - Joondalup, Australia, July-Aug., 2007

Visiting Scholar, School of Economics and Commerce, University of Western Australia, Aug.-Sep., 2005

Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Economics, Duke University, Feb.-Sep., 2004

Trustee, Japan Statistical Society, 2010-2013.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Japan Statistical Society, 2010-present.

Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2010-present.

 

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Chadli

Université de Picardie Jules-Verne , France

2004-…: Professor at Université de Picardie Jules-Verne, Amiens, France.

Secretary of CSC Chapter-IEEE France section (Chapter on Control Systems Society)

Vice president of the Student Chapter (elected) -IEEE France section

Member of the TC Cybernetic- IEEE Big Data Computing

Vice President of the "Automatic and Industrial Automation", chapter of the SEE.

Visiting Professorship: Shanghai University, (China, 2014).

Visiting Professorship: Agder University, Grimstad (Norway, 2013)

Visiting Professorship: Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic, 2012)

Visiting Professorship: Polytechnic Institute of Tunis (Tunisia, 2011)

Advisory Board Member, Associate Editor, and Editorial Board Member of the following scientific journals:

1. Book Series on “Emergence, Complexity and Computation” (Springer, 2011-..)

2. Asian Journal of Control (AJC-Wiley, 2013-..)

3. Control Theory and Applications (IET-CTA, 2014-..)

4. Journal of Systems Science and Control Engineering (SSCE-Taylor & Francis, 2013-..)

5. International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control (IJICIC, 2012-..)

6. International Journal of Automation and Computing (IJAC-Springer, 2010-..)

7. Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE, 2011-..)

 

Prof. Dr. Wai-Sum Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Professor, Department of Finance, School of Business, Chinese University of Hong Kong, from 2005.

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong, 1998 - 2005.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, 1997 - 2000.

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore, 1989 - 1997.

Inaugural Teaching Excellence Award, National University of Singapore, 1993.

Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, U.K., from 1990.

Fellow, Society of Actuaries, USA, from 1995.

Chartered Statistician, UK, from 1998.

Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, USA, from 2008.

Honorary Fellow, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK, from 2014.

Co-Editor, North American Actuarial Journal (Taylor & Francis), from 2014.

Subject Editor, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (Elsevier), from 2015.

Subject Editor, Finance Research Letters (Elsevier), from 2014.

Subject Editor, Emerging Markets Review (Elsevier), from 2014.

Teaching Award, Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.

Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM-UTS) Prize for Econometric Teaching, 2007.

2006 Edward A. Lew Research Award, Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) of Society of Actuaries, USA


 

Prof. Dr. Jose Angelo Divino

Catholic University of Brasilia , Brazil

Professor of Economics, Catholic University of Brasilia.

Scientific Initiation Fellowship, CNPq, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil, 1995- 1997.

Research Fellow, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), 2010 - 2012.

Senior Research Fellow, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), from 2013.

Consultant, State Government of Brasilia, 2011-2012.

Consultant, Special Council of Economic Advisors of the President, 2010.

Consultant, Ministry of Tourism, 2005-2009.

Consultant, International Poverty Centre ─ United Nations Development Program, 2008.

Consultant, State Government of Brasilia, 2007-2008.

Consultant, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), 1999-2000.

Prize President Arthur Bernardes, Best Scientific Initiation Research, Federal University of Vi?osa, Brazil, 1996.

Outstanding Scientific Initiation Research, Research Council of the Federal University of Vi?osa, Brazil, 1996.

Tinker Foundation Scholarship, American University of Paris and LACEA, Paris, Oct. 2005.

Corecon-DF Prize in Economics for Excellent Undergraduate Supervision, Brasilia, Brazil, 2007.

Prize for Academic Productivity, Catholic University of Brasilia, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Honorific Medal, Catholic University of Brasilia, 2010.

Director of Graduate Studies, Catholic University of Brasilia, from 2012.

Senior Research Fellow National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), from 2013.

Associate Professor of Economics, Catholic University of Brasilia, from 2012.

Consultant, University of Brasilia – Centro de Excelência em Turismo, 2005-2012.

Consultant, International Poverty Centre – UNDP, 2008.

Editor, Brazilian Journal of Business Economics, from 2008.

Associate Editor, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, from 2012.

Associate Editor, EconomiA, Review of the Brazilian Economic Association, 2012-2013.

Editor, EconomiA, Review of the Brazilian Economic Association, from 2013.


 

Prof. Dr. Saeid Eslamian

Isfahan University of Technology , Iran

Full Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources.

Outstanding Researcher, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (2013)

Recognition Certificate, Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, ASCE (2009).

Former V. Professor, Geological Department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2008.

Former V. Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Princeton University, USA, 2006.

Founding Board Member, Iranian Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, 2009-Cont.

Founding Board Alumni Member, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, 2003-Cont.

Editor-in-Chief:

1. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (Scopus Elsevier Index)

2. Journal of Flood Engineering (JFE)

Editor:

1. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics

2. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

3. Journal of Engineering and Technology Research

4. Iranian Water Research Journal

 

Prof. Dr. Imed Kacem

Universite De Lorraine , France

Full Professor at the University of Lorraine, France, in Computer Science.

Founder and the Head of LCOMS Laboratory of the University of Lorraine since 2013

2009 ROBERT FAURE Award attributed by the French Society of Operational Research and Decision Aid (ROADEF)

2015 Steffen Schwarz Award

Great Award of Research 2010 from the Lorraine Universities

the Scientific Excellence Premium from the French Ministry since 2006

Computers & Industrial Engineering-ELSEVIER, editorial board member

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, editorial board member


 

Prof. Dr. Masahito Kobayashi

Yokohama National University , Japan

Research and Education Council Member, Yokohama National University, 2009-2011.

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University, Japan, from 1999.

Japan Statistical Society, Member.

Japanese Economic Association, Member.

Member of the Science Council of Japan, 2006-2020

Fellow, Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, elected 2008.

Co-editor, Japanese Economic Review.

Editor, Journal of the Japan Statistical Society, 2010-2012.

Member of International Editorial Board, Borneo Science Journal, from 2012.

Member of the Advisory Board, Brazilian Journal of Business Economics from 2012.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Statistics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.

 

Prof. Dr. Coenraad Labuschagne

University of Johannesburg , South Africa

Professor, Department of Finance and Investment Management, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Guest Co-Editor, special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 2014.

Associate Professor, School of Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2006-2008.

Standard Bank Associate Professor in Advanced Mathematics of Finance, School of Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009-2012.

Professor, School of Computational & Applied Mathematics, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013.

Program Manager, Quantitative Finance, Department of Finance and Investment Management, University of Johannesburg, from 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.

 

Prof. Dr. Eugene Levner

Bar Ilan University , Israel

1998, Full Member of Russian Academy of Information Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2002-2010, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel, Full Professor

2006-2007, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, Visiting Professor

Feb. 2011-present, Ashkelon Academic College, Full Professor

2004-present,Journal of Systemics, Cyber-netics and Informatics, USAComputer Science, Member of Editorial Advisory Board

2006-present, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Member of Editorial Board

2006-present,International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Member of Editorial Board

2009-present,IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Associate Editor

2010-present,Journal of Service Science and Management, Member of Editorial Board

2010-present,International Journal of Combinatorial Optimization Problems and Informatics, Member of Editorial Board

2010-present,Polibits: Journal of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Mexico,Associate Editor

2011-present,Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Associate Editor


 

Prof. Dr. R. P. Mohanty

Shiksha O Anusandhan University , India

Senior Advisor, ICFAI Group of Universities, India; (Since February 2015). Nature of Work: Institutional Development

Vice Chancellor, Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha ( July 2011 – October 2014)

2004 Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering; towards outstanding contributions in “Engineering”.

Chair Professor, Adviser and Dean. Institute for Technology and Management-Group of Institutions (Feb-2005 to July - 2011.)

Visiting Professor. Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. (1986-87)

Professor. National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Bombay(1983-95)

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Management (IJESM).

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Associate Editor, Aloy Journal of Soft Computing and Applications (AJSCA).

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Logistics and Operational Research, Columbia International Publishing (CIP).

Member, International Advisory Board, International Journal of CSR and Sustainabilty.

Member, International Advisory Board, International Journal of Money, Banking and Finance.

Member, International Editorial Review Board, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Member, International Editorial Board, Journal of Studies on Manufacturing (JSM).

Member, International Editorial Board, Journal of Production Planning and Control.

Member, International Editorial Board, International Journal of Industrial Engineering.

Member, International Editorial Board, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management.

Member, Editorial Board, VILAXAN, Journal of XIMB,

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Labour Studies, XLRI

Member, Editorial Board, OPSEARCH.

Editor, Special Issue on “Manufacturing Performance Management”, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management.

Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Research.

Member, Editorial Board, Industrial Engineering Journal. (India).

Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Engineering Journal, (1983-1988)

Chairman, Editorial Board, Bombay Productivity Council. (Journal: Achieve)[1990-2004]

Chairman, Editorial Board, NITIE. (Journal: Udyog Pragati). (1989-1992)


 

Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Slottje

Southern Methodist University , USA

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, S.U.N.Y. - Binghamton, New York, USA, 1991

Research Fellow, UpJohn Institute for Employment Research, 1994

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1995

Professor, Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA, 1996-2013

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA, 2013

Fellow, Journal of Econometrics, elected 2008

Consultant to United Nations Development Programme, 2007

Founding Editor, Research on Economic Inequality, 1989-1998

Founding Co-Editor, Journal of Economic Inequality, 2003

Associate Editor, NAFTA: The Business and Law Review of the Americas

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Surveys, 1995-

Associate Editor, Journal of Income Distribution, 1998-2003

Associate Editor, Empirical Economics, 1998-2003

Member of Editorial Board: Review of Income and Wealth, 1993-1996

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining, from 2015.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Heath & Medical Economics, from 2015.


 

Prof. Dr. Wen-Pei Sung

National Chin-Yi University of Technology , Taiwan

University Distinguished Professor (from 2011), Professor of Landscape Architecture (from 2005)

Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K., elected 2014.

Diplomate, Water Resource Engineer (D.WRE), American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, AAWRE, U.S.A., elected 2013.

Fellow, International Congress of Disaster Management, India, elected 2012.

Accredited Professional Expert and Certificated Professional Expert (AP and CP), Low Carbon Building Alliance, Taiwan, elected 2014.

Dean, College of Humanities and Creativity, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan, from 2015.

Dean, Integrated Research Center for Green Living Technologies, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan, 2009-2015.

Chair Professor, Zaozhuang University, Shandong, from 2008.

Chair Professor, Zaozhuang Municipal Hospital, 2013-2014.

Guest Professor, Wuyi University, Fujian, 2013-2014.

Professor and Dean, College of Humanities and Social Science, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, 2006-2009.

Best Practice Oriented Paper Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, 2010, 2011.

Treatise Award of Taiwan Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer, 2010.

Treatise Award of Chinese Society of Structural Engineering, 2003.

Lead Guest Editor, Scientific World Journal, 2013.

Editorial Board Member, Scientific World Journal, from 2013.

Editorial Board, Landscape Architecture Frontier.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology Research.

Editorial Board of International Journal of Civil Engineering Science.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Engineering and Technology Research.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Civil Mechanical Engineering.

Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Applied Engineering Research.

Guest Editor, INFORMATION, An International Interdisciplinary Journal.

Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, AASCIT.

Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Science and Technology, AASCIT.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Science, AASCI.


 

Prof. Dr. Alan (Tze-Kin) Wan

City University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Professor, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China, from 2010.

Assistant Professor, Applied Statistics and Operations Research, City University of Hong Kong, China, 1995-1999.

Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China, 1999-2010.

Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Japan, 1997.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1997.

Visiting Scholar, Institut fur Statistik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany, 2007-2008.

Adjunct Professor, School of Statistics and Management, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China, 2010-2013.

A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, New Zealand Association of Economists, 1992.

British Academy Joint Activities Grant, 2003.

Applied Research Excellence Award (Business and Management Category), City University of Hong Kong, China, 2001.

Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China, 2013.

Member, Local Organizing Committee, Bernoulli Society East Asian and Pacific Regional Conference, Hong Kong, 2003.

Member, International Organizing Committee, 9th International Conference of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Allahabad, India, 2002.

Chair, Publications Committee, Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1999-2001.

Chair, Professional Services Committee, Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1998-1999.

Editor, Bulletin of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1999 -2001.

Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, from 2014.

Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, from 2014.

Member of Editorial Board, Annals of Financial Economics (from 2015).

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Risk and Financial Management (from 2015).

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics and Data Mining (from 2015).

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Health & Medical Economics (from 2015).


2016 Distinguished Fellows
 

Prof. Dr. Chih-Ming Kao

National Sun Yat-Sen University , Taiwan

Chair Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2010 - Present)

President, Taiwan Association of Soil and Groundwater Environmental Protection (2013/2-2015/2)

President, Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering

Professor and Director, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2006 - 2009)

Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (2003 - Present)

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Academician, European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA)

Fellow, Environment and Water Resource Institute (EWRI)

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Fellow, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Editor in Chief, Journal of Soil and Groundwater Remediation

Associate Editor - WEF Journal - Water Environment Research

Associate Editor - British Journal of Environment and Climate Change

Associate Editor - Current Environmental Engineering

Regional Editor - American Journal of Food Technology

Regional Editor - International Journal of Chemical Technology

Regional Editor - Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Regional Editor - Research Journal of Environmental Sciences

Regional Editor - Journal of Applied Sciences

Editorial board member, Sustainable Environment Research

Editorial board member, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

Editorial board member, Disaster Advances

Editorial board member, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

Editorial board member, Global Journal of Biotechnology

Editorial board member, Journal of Modeling, Simulation, Identification, and Control

Editorial board member, International Journal of Environment and Sustainability

Editorial board member, Journal of Petroleum Engineering

Editorial board member, International Journal of Bioscience and Technology

Guest Editor, Journal of Hazardous Materials (2007-2009)

 

Prof. Dr. Ron Perrott

Oxford University , UK

Ron Perrott is a Visiting Professor at the Oxford e-Research Centre. He has a long established and well documented record of research in the areas of software engineering, distributed and parallel systems and operating systems and authored/edited five books on these topics as well as founded the Journal of Scientific Programming. His current research interests are based on parallel and distributed computing and cloud/grid computing.


From 2000 to 2008 he was Director of the Belfast e-Science Centre a Centre which engaged in cloud/grid middleware and application development and had a wide range of projects with both academia and industry. It deployed the world’s first media grid in conjunction with BBC Research and Development, as well as developing grids for finance, life sciences, military and data mining applications.


He was a founding member of UK Computing Research Committee and a member of two HEFCE Research Assessment Panels as well as the HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise.  For six years he Chaired the RCUK’s High End Computing Strategy Committee which advised the UK’s Research Councils on strategic issues and policy initiatives in high performance computing and before that Chairman of the Technology Watch Panel in High End Computing.  He has led two UK Delegations to US and one to China and Japan developing the topics of HPC and Grid computing and among other things negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding between EPSRC and the US NSF.


He was one of the two EPSRC representatives appointed to the OST’s Informatics Committee to scope out the UK’s e-Science initiative in both content and finance; a member of the RCUK e-Science Steering Committee and the e-Science Technical Advisory Group and a member of EPSRC e-Science SAT.  In Europe he has held several positions, for example, Chair of the Information Society Monitoring Panel and Chair of the Committee on Grid Computing. In 2006 he was the leader of an EU group which developed a Roadmap and Vision for Software Services throughout the European Union. In the US he has been a member of several NSF Panels, in particular, the eXtreme Digital cyber infrastructure panel.


In 1994 he received the British Computer Society’s NI IT Professional of the Year Award for services to the software industry. He was Chairman, Board of Directors, Optima Numerics a University spin off company developing and promoting software products in the international market, a Director of Momentum and a Director of the Institute of Software Engineering Institute set up by the Government to promote software technology transfer; a Director of EoverI Ltd developing cloud computing software and applications.


In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of US Association of Computing Machinery for contributions towards the understanding of software for parallel computers and in 2000 elected a Fellow of the IEEE.  He has served as a Member and then Chair of the ACM Fellows Awards Committee; a Committee which recognises and honours outstanding achievements among members.  He is Editor in Chief of the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series which enables conferences and workshops to cost effectively produce print proceedings for their attendees, and dissemination the material through the ACM Digital Library.


He was a founder member of the ACM SIGHPC [High Performance Computing] and is a member of their Advisory Board; the first international group in that topic within a major professional society. He is a member of the ACM Heidelberg Laureate Forum which convenes the Turing, Fields, and Abel Prize honourees together with young computer science researchers; competitively selected from a large field of candidates.  The SC [Supercomputing and Networking] conference series is one of the major conferences sponsored by ACM.  He is member of the SC Steering Committee and has held a number of posts over the last twenty years, in particular, Chair of the International Program which saw international involvement in the conference increase by 30 %.


He has been a consultant for strategic IT national development for a large number of countries including UK, US, France, Portugal, Norway, Costa Rica, Colombia, Greece, Ireland, Cyprus, Colombia, European Union, Latvia etc. providing him with a wide appreciation of international IT strategies and developments.


Previous positions:

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

NASA Ames Research Center, California, USA

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Institute for Informatics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dept. d'Informatique, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Queen’s University, Belfast, UK


Publications


R Perrott, T Harmer and R Lewis e-Science Infrastructure for Digital Media Broadcasting. IEEE Computer 41(11),2008,  pp67-72

T Harmer, P Wright, C Cunningham, J Hawkins, R Perrott An application-centric model for cloud management, IEEE Services 2010

YL Sun, R Perrott, T Harmer, C Cunningham, P Wright An SLA Focused Financial Services Infrastructure, Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Computing & Virtualization 2010 CCV 2010

YL Sun, R Perrott, T Harmer, C Cunningham, P Wright, J Kennedy, A Edmonds, V Bayon, J Maza, G Berginc, P Hadalinz SLA-Aware Resource Management, Grids and Service-Oriented Architectures for Service Level Agreements

YL Sun, R Perrott, T Harmer, C Cunningham, P Wright, J Kennedy, A Edmonds, V Bayon, J Maza, G Berginc, P Hadalinz SLA-Aware Resource Management, Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop 2009, October 13, 2009, Banff, Canada.

T Harmer, P Wright, C Cunningham and R Perrott Provider-independent use of the cloud, EuroPar’09, 2009 pp454-465

T Harmer, A Stewart, M Clint, P Kilpatrick, RH Perrott, J Gabarró Assessing the Reliability and Cost of Web and Grid Orchestrations, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES        2008, March 4-7, 2008, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona , Spain. IEEE Computer Society 2008, 428-433

R Perrott, S Wasnik, T Harmer, P Donachy, A Carson, P Wright, J Hawkins, C Cunningham Self Managing Middleware for Dynamic Grids. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4459, Springer 2007, pp286-297, ISBN 978-3-540-72359-2.

(T Harmer, P Donachy and R Perrott Finance Sector: Requirements for High Assurance within Spatial SOA Based Grid Infrastructures, Tenth IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering (HASE 2007), November 14-16, 2007, Dallas, Texas, USA. IEEE Computer Society, pp387-388.

T Harmer, A Stewart, J Gabarró, M Clint, P Kilpatrick, RH. Perrott Managing Grid Computations: An ORC-Based Approach, Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications, 4th International Symposium, ISPA 2006, Sorrento, Italy, December 4-6, 2006, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4330, , Springer 2006, ISBN 3-540-68067-5, pp278-291

T Harmer, A Stewart, J Gabarró, M Clint, P Kilpatrick, RH. Perrott Estimating the reliability of Web and Grid Orchestrations. Proceedings of the CoreGRID Integration Workshop, Krakow. S Gorlatch, M Brubak, T Priol (Eds.), pp. 141-152. ISBN: 83-915141-6-1. 19-20 October 2006


 

Prof. Dr. Joseph Sifakis

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne , Switzerland

Turing Award 2007

Silver Medal of CNRS, 2001

Leonardo da Vinci Medal 2012

Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit, France, 2008

Commander of the Legion of Honnour, France, 2011

Award of the Greek Parliament for Commonwealth and Democracy, 2010

Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, Greece 2013

Member of the French Academy of Sciences, 2010

Member of Academia Europea, 2008

Member of the French Academy of Engineering, 2008

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015

Doctor Honoris Causa : EPFL, University of Athens, International Hellenic University

Full Professor at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Director of the ? Rigorous System Design Laboratory ? (October 2011-today)

CNRS researcher at VERIMAG laboratory since 1974 – currently Research Director (Exceptional Class)

Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Intelligent Software and Systems (2010-today)

Founder and director of the VERIMAG laboratory (1993-2006)

Director of the Department of Doctoral Studies in Computer Science, Grenoble 1992-1997.

INRIA-Schneider endowed industrial chair (2008-2011)

Scientific Director of the ARTIST European Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design, (2004-2012).

Founding member and member of the Steering Board of the ARTEMISIA European industrial association on Embedded Systems


 

Prof. Dr. Hari Mohan Srivastava

University of Victoria , Canada

Honorary Professor, The Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, U.S.A.

Honorary Advisory Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Honorary Professor, Istituto per la Ricerca di Base, Monteroduni, Molise, Italy

Honorary Professor, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Honorary Chair Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, Republic of China

Honorary Professor, "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Romania

Honorary Chair Professor, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China

Chartered Mathematician (U.K.)

Honorary Foreign Member, The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Fellow, The Royal Astronomical Society (London, U.K.)

Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences of India

Fellow, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (U.K.)

Honorary Fellow, The Vijnana Parishad (Science Academy) of India

Fellow, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (U.S.A.)

Honorary Academician and Corresponding Member (Foreign Fellow), La Academia Canaria de Ciencias (Spain)

Foreign Fellow, Forum d'Analystes (India)

Honorary Academician and Foreign Member, The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)

Fellow, The International Academy of Physical Sciences

Honorary Member (Foreign Fellow), The EU Academy of Sciences

Honorary Academician and Corresponding Member (Foreign Fellow), The Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain

Honorary Member, The Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.)

Past President, The Jangjeon Mathematical Society (Hapcheon [Kyungshang], Republic of Korea)

Past Vice-President, The Calcutta Mathematical Society (Kolkata, India)

Chartered Scientist (U.K.)

Editor, Honorary Editor, Managing Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board Member of over 200 international scientific research journals

Referee and Editorial Consultant for several Asian, European, and American Journals and Publishers

Recipient of numerous Honors, Awards, Prizes, and Grants [including (among the latest) the NSERC 25-Year Award in Canada and the Nishiwaki Prize in Japan in the calendar year 2004, the Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded by Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan in the calendar year 2006, and the Honorary Doctor of Science degree awarded by the "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia in Romania in the calendar year 2007]

Listed in the Second Place among Canada's Top Researchers in the discipline of Mathematics and Statistics in Terms of Productivity and Impact Based Upon a Measure of Citations to Their Published Works (The Globe and Mail, Toronto, March 27, 2012, Page B7 et seq.)

Distinguished Visiting (Research) Professor at numerous Academic Institutions throughout the world

External Examiner for (carefully-selected and discretely-chosen) Ph. D. and D. Sc. Theses submitted to Universities around the world (Especially in North America, Europe, and Asia)


2015 Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher



Collaboration Distances with Famous Scientists

Erd?s Number: 2

Hari M. Srivastava - Joel Lee Brenner (1912-1997) - Paul Erd?s (1913-1996)

Einstein Number: 3

Hari M. Srivastava - Leonard Carlitz (1907-1999) - Ernst Gabor Straus (1922-1983)

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

von Neumann Number: 3

Hari M. Srivastava - Joel Lee Brenner (1912-1997) - George W. Reitwiesner (1908-1993)

- John von Neumann (1903-1957)

P¨?lya Number: 3

Hari M. Srivastava - Joel Lee Brenner (1912-1997) - Ralph Philip Boas, Jr. (1912-1992)

- George P¨?lya (1887-1985)

Wiles Number: 3

Hari M. Srivastava - Fabrizio Catanese - John Henry Coates - Sir Andrew John Wiles


and so on!


Special Dedication Volumes and Special Dedication Issues of (and/or Dedication Messages in) International Scientific Research Journals


Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Volume 3, Number 3, 2000 (see Pages 319-325) (Dedication Message for his 60th Birth Anniversary).

Jnanabha, Volume 31/32, 2002 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 62nd Birthday).

Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Volume 8, Number 4, 2005 (see Pages 387-392) (Dedication Message for his 65th Birth Anniversary).

Applied Mathematics and Computation, Volume 187, Number 1, 2007 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 65th Birth Anniversary).

Bulletin of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Volume 4, Number 2, 2010 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 70th Birth Anniversary).

Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Volume 13, Number 3, 2010 (see Page 342) (Dedication Message for his 70th Birth Anniversary).

European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Special Issue on Complex Analysis: Theory and Applications), Volume 3, Number 6, 2010 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 70th Birthday).

Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, Volume 13, Number 4, 2010 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 70th Birth Anniversary).

Applied Mathematics and Computation, Volume 218, Number 3, 2011 (Special Issue Dedicated to his 70th Birth Anniversary).

Advances in Difference Equations (Springer Open-Access Journal), Volume 2013, 2013 (Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Congress in Honour of Professor Hari M. Srivastava).

Boundary Value Problems (Springer Open-Access Journal), Volume 2013, 2013 (Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Congress in Honour of Professor Hari M. Srivastava).

Fixed Point Theory and Applications (Springer Open-Access Journal), Volume 2013, 2013 (Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Congress in Honour of Professor Hari M. Srivastava).

Journal of Inequalities and Applications (Springer Open-Access Journal), Volume 2013, 2013 (Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Congress in Honour of Professor Hari M. Srivastava).

Analytic Number Theory, Approximation Theory, and Special Functions: In Honor of Hari M. Srivastava (xi + 880 pp.; ISBN 978-1-4939-0257-1) (Gradimir V. Milovanovic and Michael Th. Rassias, Editors), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg and New York, 2014.

Jnanabha, Volume 45, 2015 (Special Volume to Honour Professor H. M. Srivastava During his Platinum Jubilee Celebrations).

Journal of Mathematical Analysis, Volume 6, Number 5, 2015 (Special Issue in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor H. M. Srivastava).

Ilirias Journal of Mathematics, Volume 4, Number 1, 2015 (Special Issue in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor H. M. Srivastava).

Journal of the Ramanujan Society of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Volume 4, Number 2, 2015 (Special Issue Dedicated to Professor H. M. Srivastava on his 75th Birth Anniversary).

Current Research Interests:

Real and Complex Analysis

Fractional Calculus and Its Applications

Integral Equations and Transforms

Higher Transcendental Functions and Their Applications

q-Series and q-Polynomials

Analytic Number Theory

Analytic and Geometric Inequalities

Probability and Statistics

Inventory Modelling and Optimization


 

Prof. Dr. Yuk-Chow SO

University of Macau , Macau

Academic Qualifications


? Ph.D. in International Finance and International Business, the Ohio State University, USA

? M.B.A. in Finance and minor in Management, Western Illinois University, USA

? BS(eqv.) Major in Management and minor in Accounting, Hong Kong Baptist College, Hong Kong

? Certificate in Management Development Program, Harvard University, USA


Teaching and Research Appointments


? Chair-Professor of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau. (2010 to present)

? BBVA-Compass Bank Distinguished Professor of Finance, Texas A&M International University (2004 to 2009).

? Professor of Finance, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1993 - 2004).

? Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Spring, 2003).

? Visiting Professor of Finance, City University of Hong Kong (Summer, 1998).

? Associate Professor of Finance (tenured), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1988-1993).

? Visiting Scholar and Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Summer, 1992).

? Assistant Professor of Finance, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1983-1988).

? Teaching and Research Assistant, Ohio State University (1980-82).

? Assistant Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist College (1979).


Honors and Professional Distinctions


? BBVA- Compass Bank Distinguished Professor in International Finance- Texas A&M International University (2006 to 2009).

? Asian Pacific American Heritage Award- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (2008).

? Distinguished Alumnus- Hong Kong Baptist University (2006).

? Honorable Recognition- Dissertation Competition of the Academy of Int’l Business (1983).

? Founding Member- Society of Chinese American Professionals and Scholars (2005 to present).


University of Macau Committees


? The University Affairs Coordination Committee

? The University Senate

? The General Affairs Committee

? FBA's Advisory Board

? Academic Committee (Faculty)


Community / Public Service


Community and Professional Boards

? Small Business Development Center Network Advisory Board: University of Texas- San Antonio.

? Laredo Development Foundation Board of Directors.

? Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance Advisory Board.

? Journal of Global Finance Editorial Board.

? North American Journal of Economics and Finance Advisory Board.

? Journal of International Business Editorial Board.

? Research in Quantitative Finance and Business Management Editorial Board (National University of Singapore).

? Journal of Financial and Risk Management Editorial Board (National University of Singapore).


Community Presentations

? Frequent speaker at various clubs- local and state- on issues related to higher education, business education, economic development, and globalization, especially economics or political issues related to China and Mexico.

? Appearance on several television shows.

? Emcee at many community events.

? Interviewed by Laredo Morning Times in Laredo, Texas, as well as several newspapers in southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.


Publications


Journal Articles

1. "The Behavior of Foreign Exchange Rates: Risk Measurement and Week Day Effect – A Comment." The Journal of Finance, Vol. LXII, March 1987, pp.181 188.*

2. “The Sub Gaussian Distribution of Foreign Exchange Futures: Stable Paretian or Non-stationary?" The Review of Economics and Statistics,Vol.LXIX, No.1, February, 1987, pp. 100 107.*

3. Abstract of paper also appears in the Journal of Economics and Literature September 1987, Vol. XXV, No. 3, pp. 1693.

4. "Commodity Risk Premium and Unstable Systematic Risk," the Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 7, No. 3, June 1987, pp. 311 26.*

5. "Resources Allocation in Light of a Stochastic Stream of Opportunities," the Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 11, October,1987, pp.384 87. With D.Aucamp and E. Walter.

6. "Outliers and the Distribution of Financial Ratios," the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 14, Vol. 4, Winter 1987, pp.483 96.*

7. "The Behavior of Foreign Exchange Rates A Comment." The Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. XVII, No. 3, Fall 1986, pp. 165 175.

8. "Variability Measurements and Choice of Foreign Exchange Rate System: Asian Versus Industrialized Countries," International Economic Journal, Vol. 5, Winter, 1991, pp.43-61.

9. "Variability and Inflation Rates." Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 15, Fall 1993, pp.679-708. Co-author: Radcliffe Edmonds.

10. "A Conservative Decision Rule For Investments Under Uncertainty," Research in Finance, Vol. 9, Spring, 1994, pp.215-223. Co author: D. Aucamp.

11. "The Distribution of Financial Ratios," Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol.9, Spring 1994, pp.215-223.*

12. "The Speculative Behavior of Commercial Banks and Foreign Exchange Rates An Empirical Analysis." Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 11A, 1994, pp.107-130.

13. "International Loans and The Risk-Return Behavior of U.S. Multinational Banks,” Global Finance Journal, Vol. 6, No.2, Fall 1995, pp.135-154. Co-author: Richard Nyerges.

14. “Equity Beta and Growth: A Comparison of the Inc. 100 and Fortune 500.” American Business Review, vol. XIII, No. 1, Jan 1995, pp. 75-84. Co-authors: F.C. Neil Myer, Richard Nyerges.

15. “Insolvency, Foreign-Branch Deposits, and Option-Based Risk-Adjusted Deposit Insurance in the 1980s,” Research in Finance, Vol. 14, 1996, pp. 175-195. Co-author: Andrew Chen.

16. “Forbearance, Deposit Insurance and the Market Value of Savings and Loan Associations.” Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting. Vol. 8, 177- 200, 1998.

17. “Risk-Taking, Agency Problem, and Small Business Loan Guarantee- An Application of Option Pricing Theory.” Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2001, 24-43. Coauthors: R. Bharati and S. Crain.

18. “Is Exchange rate Volatility Excessive? An ARCH and AR Approach.” The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Co-author: R. Edmonds. 2002.

19. “Deposit Insurance and Forbearances Under Moral Hazard.” The Journal of Risk and Insurance, vol. 71, Dec. 2004, pp. 707-735. Co-author: Jason Z. Wei.*

20. “Dynamic Gap Transformations: Are Banks Asset-Transformers or Brokers? Or Both?” The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 46, pp. 36-52, 2006. Co-authors: Rakesh Bharati and Prasad Nanisetty.


*These studies are referenced by more than twenty articles appeared in high quality international journals and books.


Book Review

1. International Financial Management, by Jeff Madura. West Publishing Company.

2. International Financial Markets, by John Evans. West Publishing Company.

3. Speculative Markets, by Alan Tucker. West Publishing Company, 1989.

4. Sharing World Leadership? A New Era for America & Japan, edited by John H.

5. Makin and Donald C. Hellmann. American Enterprise Institute for Public

6. Policy Research. Washington, D.C.

7. Corporate Finance, by Aswath Damodaran, chapters 16-23, John Wiley and Sons.

8. Performing Financial Studies- A Methodological Cookbook, by Michael J. Seiler. Prentice Hall, 2004.


2016 Fellows
 

Prof. Dr. Michael E. Auer

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences , Austria

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.sc. techn. Dr. h.c. Michael E. Auer received his Ing. degree (1971) and his Ph.D. degree (1975) with a thesis on “Design and Analysis of ECL Circuits” from the Dresden University of Technology. His working field was the analysis and design of high-speed integrated microelectronic circuits. As a result of this work about ten patents were registered.

From 1974-91 he was an assistant professor at the faculties “Electrical Engineering” and “Informatics” of this university. His research in this time was related to high-speed digital circuit simulations, design systems and platforms for the design and simulation of microelectronic circuits and real time and network programming in UNIX environments.

Furthermore, he undertook research in the field of multi-valued logic circuitry and its application in microelectronics. He received a Dr.sc.techn. degree (Habilitation) with a thesis on “Multi-Valued Logic Circuits” in 1978.

Additional he successful completed an education as Engineering Educator under guidance of Prof. Lichtenegger at TU Dresden.

From 1991-95 he was with F+O Electronic Systems GmbH, Heidelberg (Head of software department). His research there was related to real time and network programming, embedded control systems, programming in C, C++, PERL, as well as system- and network administration of heterogeneous networks with UNIX, VMS and Windows workstations.

The main result during this time was a real-time image processing system for printing machines for the world known HEIDELBERGER Druckmaschinen AG. Together with other colleagues two patents were registered.

In 1995 Michael Auer was appointed as first Professor of Electrical Engineering of the School of Electronics at the new founded Carinthia Tech Institute, Villach, Austria (now Carinthia University of Applied Sciences). He was heavily involved in building up the university as dean, leader of a research group and now head of the Center of Competence in Online Laboratories and Open Learning (CCOL).

Michael Auer has also a teaching position for “Microelectronics” at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria and works as a visiting professor at some universities worldwide.

He gave guest lectures at:

? University of Patras, Greece

? Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania

? Columbia University, USA

? University of Maribor, Slovenia

? Princess Sumaya University for Technology Amman, Jordan

? MIT Boston, USA

? University of Kuwait


His current research is directed to technology enhanced learning and remote working environments.

Michael Auer is a senior member of IEEE and member of ASEE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 190 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of online technologies.

Besides being a co-chair or member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops he is especially involved in the following international conferences:

- Founder and general chair of the annual International Conference “Interactive Collaborative Learning” (ICL, www.icl-conference.org). Last year’s 18th ICL2015 was core event of the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF2015) in September in Florence, Italy. ICL2016 will be held in Belfast, UK.

- Founder and general chair of the annual International Conference “Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation” (REV, www.rev-conference.org). The 13th REV2016 has been organized in February 2016 in Madrid, Spain. REV2017 will be held at Columbia University New York, USA


- Co-Founder and chair of the steering committee and conference co-chair of the annual “IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference” (EDUCON, www.educon-conference.org). EDUCON2016 has been organized in April 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. EDUCON2017 will be held in Athens, Greece.

- Co-Founder and member of the Executive Committee of the annual International Conference “E-Learning in the Workplace” (ICELW, www.icelw.org), New York, USA. 9th ICELW2017 will be held in June 2017.

- Founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the International Conferences “Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning” (IMCL) and “Interactive Computer aided Blended Learning” (ICBL).


In 2009 Michael Auer was appointed as member of the Advisory Board of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG, http://www.elig.org ). Furthermore he is chair of the Advisory Board of the International E-Learning Association (IELA, www.ielassoc.org ) and member of the Board of Consultants of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE, http://www.icieparis.net).

Michael Auer is Founder, President and CEO of the “International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE), a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide with 2.000+ members on all continents.

In September 2010 he was elected as President of the “International Society for Engineering Education” (IGIP). His first term of office as IGIP President was 2010-2014 and last year he was re-elected for the term 2014-2018.

The work of IGIP is especially directed to the pedagogic qualification of engineering educators. More than 1.500 Engineering Educators worldwide bear the title “International Engineering Educator” – Ing.Paed.IGIP, based on the IGIP Prototype Curriculum in Engineering Pedagogy.

Michael Auer is one of the founders and General Secretary of the “Global Online Laboratory Consortium” (GOLC, www.online-lab.org). GOLC is the result of an initiative; started in 2009 at MIT to coordinate the work on educational online laboratories worldwide.


 

Prof. Dr. Yiu-ming CHEUNG

Hong Kong Baptist University , Hong Kong

Yiu-ming Cheung is a Full Professor of Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong. He received PhD degree from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000, and then joined the Department of Computer Science at HKBU in 2001. He is currently the Associate Programme Director of MSc in Advanced Information Systems, and the Associate Director of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies in HKBU. He is an IEEE / IET / IEE Fellow and British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow, and the “Chu Tian Scholars (楚天學者)” in China.


His research interests include Computational Intelligence, Statistical Learning, Intelligent Visual Computing, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, and Watermarking. He has published over 200 articles in the high-quality conferences and journals, including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on SMC (Part B), Pattern Recognition, and so on. Moreover, he has been granted one Chinese patent and two US patents. In particular, selected from 1000 new inventions and products of 700+ competition teams from 40 countries, he was awarded two most prestigious prizes: (1) the Gold Medal with Distinction (i.e. the highest grade in Gold Medals) and (2) Swiss Automobile Club Prize, in the 45th International Exhibition of Invention, Geneva, Switzerland, on March 29-April 2, 2017, upon his excellent innovative work and the potential for making huge social and economic impact. In addition, he was the recipient of the Best Research Paper Award in IEEE IWDVT’2015 and ICNC-FSKD’2014, respectively, and the recipient of 2011 Best Research Award in Department of Computer Science, HKBU.


He is the Founding Chairman of IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter and the current Vice Chair of Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII) of IEEE Computer Society. He has served in various capacities (e.g., Organizing Committee Chair, Program Committee Chair, Financial Chair, etc.) at several top-tier international conferences, including IEEE-sponsored WCCI’2016, ICDM’2017 & ICDM’2006, WI-IAT’2012 & WI-IAT’2006. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of several prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Pattern Recognition, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), and International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, as well as the Guest Co-editor in several international journals.




 

Prof. Dr. Steven Sheng-Uei Guan

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University , Mainland China

EDUCATION

Aug. 1989, Computer Science, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Dec. 1986, Computer Science, M.Sc., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Jun. 1981, Information Engineering, M.Eng., Tamkang University, Taiwan

Jun. 1979, Mathematics, B.Sc., National Tsinghua University, Taiwan

EXPERIENCES

Aug. 2015 – now

? Director, Research Institute of Big Data Analytics, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

Jan. 2008 – now

? Professor (tenured), Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

? Final Year Project Moderator

? Final Year Project Coordinator

? Admissions Liaison Officer

? Adjunct Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

? Recognised Teacher at University of Liverpool

Jan. 2008 – Mar. 2012

? Head of Department, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

? Programme Director, BSc Information and Computing Science

? Programme Director, BEng Computer Science and Technology

? Programme Coordinator, BSc Information Management and Information Systems (eFinance)

? Programme Coordinator, BEng Digital Media Technology

? Member of University Teaching & Learning committee (ULTC)

? Member of Research Committee

? Member of Academic Board

? Member of Industry Liaison Committee

? Member of University Progress Committee

? Member of Misconduct Committee

? Member of Staff-Student Liaison Committee


Jun. 2006 – Dec. 2007

? Chair in Intelligent Systems (tenured), School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, UK

? Leader, Intelligent Systems Research Group

? Member, Research Committee

? MMTD Level 3 Project Coordinator

Jan. 1999 – Jun. 2006

? Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore

? Member, Curriculum Task Force, ECE Dept.

? Supervisor, IT & e-Education Team

? Chair, IT Task Force, ECE Dept.

? Member, Distance Education Task Force, Faculty of Engineering

? Supervisor, Printed Circuit Board Facilities

Jul. 1998 - Dec. 1998

? Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Jan. 1996 - Jul. 1998

? Lecturer (highest level), School of Computer Science & Computer Engineering

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. Australia

Aug. 1992 - Jan. 1996

? Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan

? Faculty search committee member

Aug. 1994 - Jul. 1995

? Chairman, Department of Information & Communication Technology, Yuan-Ze University

* Curriculum development & course administration

Aug. 1992 - Jul. 1994

? Deputy Director, Computer Center, Yuan-Ze University

Feb. 1990 - Jul. 1994

? Adjunct associate professor:

- Providence University, Taiwan (1990)

- Tamkang University, Taiwan (1990-1991)

- National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (1991-1992)

- National Tsinghua University, Taiwan (1992-1993)

- Chung Hua University, Taiwan (1993 - 1994)

Jan. 1985 – Aug. 1989

? Research Assistant (Facilities Group)/Teaching Assistant at UNC-CH

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCES

July 1990 – Aug. 1992

? Manager, Computer and Communication Research Laboratories (CCL), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan

? in charge of FDDI & OSI technology development

? Member, Patent Reviewing Board

? Member, TQA committee

Oct. 1989 - Sep. 1990

? Consultant, Accton Corp., Taiwan

Nov. 1981 - Jul. 1990

? System design engineer, Electronic Research & Service Organization (ERSO), ITRI

 

Prof. Dr. Hossein Kazemian

University of Northern British Columbia , Canada

I am a Chartered Chemist with many years of experience in Analytical, Environmental and Material Chemistry and team leadership in both academia and industry with extensive background on porous zeolitic materials from natural and synthetic zeolite to MOFs & ZIFs.


Developed several technology-based processes (up to pilot scales) and products (up to prototypes) and directed industrial scale projects


Wrote many client-oriented R&D proposals and secured millions of dollars in funding from industries and government agencies by forecasting the trend of research and development in manufacturing novel materials for separation and catalyst applications.


Provided technical support as a senior consultant to several Canadian and International companies, helping them developing new products and marketing their technology-based products world-wide


Worked with, developed SOPs for and troubleshot many analytical instrumentation such as GC, HPLC, AA, ICP, TGA, DSC, BET, XRD, XRF, SEM, DVS, UV-vis, FTIR, DLS, KF, Radioanalytical techniques (Gamma, Alpha and Beta spectroscopy), etc.


Served as a member of editorial board of several international journals and as a member of scientific board of many international conference


Taught several chemistry courses such as analytical chemistry, general chemistry, material and environmental chemistry, etc. and facilitated many technical & scientific workshops


Published many scientific articles including 100plus papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Books and Book Chapters, and 200plus presentations


2017 Distinguished Fellows
 

Prof. Dr. Marc Paolella

University of Zurich , Switzerland

Full Professor, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich, from January 2007.

Swiss Finance Institute faculty member, from 2006.

Co-founder, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong

Scientific Program Chair, 2016 International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovations, 2016, Wuhan, China

Visiting Professor, Department of Econometrics, University of Geneva, 2008-2012.

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, from January 2011.

Director, Institute of Statistics and Econometrics, Kiel University, 2003.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, from January 2015.

Associate Editor, Operations Research and Decisions, from 2011

Associate Editor, Economics, since 2008.

Associate Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2009-2013.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Academic Research in Management, from 2013.

Editorial Board Member, Annals of Financial Economics, from 2013.

Editorial Board Member, Econometrics, from 2013.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, from 2013.

Advisory Board Member, Brazilian Journal of Economics and Finance, from 2011.

Guest Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 5th Special Issue on Computational Econometrics.

Keynote Speech. The Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Finance Association, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May, 2014.

Elected Fellow, International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Hong Kong.

International Advisory Board, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MODSIM).

Leading Scientist, Computational Optimization Methods in Statistics, Econometrics and Finance (COMISEF), 2008-2011.

Co-Chair, European Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), Working Group: Computational Econometrics and Financial Time Series.

Member, Verein fuer Socialpolitik: Ausschuss fuer Oekonometrie.

Co-Organizer: Financial Econometrics and Quantitative Risk Management Conference, Bangkok, August 21, 2015.

Co-Organizer: Latest Developments in Heavy-Tailed Distributions, Brussels, March 26-27, 2010.

Scientific Programme Committee Member: 3rd International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, Limassol, October 29-31, 2009.

Co-Chair: 2nd International workshop on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE'08), Neuchatel, 19-21 June 2008.

Scientific Programme Committee Member: International Workshop on Computational and Financial Econometrics, Geneva, April 20-22, 2007.

 

Prof. Dr. Ramesh K. Agarwal

Washington University in St. Louis , USA

Education

1975: Ph.D. Aeronautical Sciences, Stanford University, USA

1969: M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

1968: B. Tech (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

1965: B.Sc. University of Allahabad, India


Employment History (including administrative positions)

2001- present: William Palm Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)

2001- present: Director, Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (WUSTL)

2002-present: Director, MO Statewide Aerospace Research and Education Center (AeREC)

2003-present: Director, Aerospace Engineering Program (WUSTL)

2005-2009: Director, Nanotechnology Minor in School of Engineering (WUSTL)

2007-present: Director, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Transportation Laboratory (WUSTL)

2011-present: Faculty Fellow, Institute of Public Health (WUSTL)

2011-present: Affiliate Faculty, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (WUSTL)

1996-2001: Executive Director, National Institute for Aviation Research and Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor, Wichita State University (WSU)

1994-1996: Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Chair, Aerospace Engineering (WSU)

1995-2001: Director, KS Statewide Aircraft Design & Manufacturing Research Center (ADMRC)

1997-2001: Director, FAA Airworthiness Assurance Center of Excellence

1999-2001: Director, Kansas/NASA Small Aircraft Transportation System (KSATS)

2000-2001: Director, FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research (CEGAR)

1978-1994: Program Director and MDC Fellow, McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories

1976-1978: NRC Research Associate, NASA-Ames Research Center

1975-1976: Rao & Associates Inc., Palo Alto, CA


Awards/Special attainments (chronological order)

? ASEE Isadore T. Davis Award (2016)

? ASEE Archie Higdon Distinguished Mechanics Educator Award (2016)

? ASME Fluids Engineering Division 90th Anniversary Medal (2016)

? AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award (2015) – Highest Award bestowed by AIAA

? SAE Medal of Honor (2015) – Highest Award bestowed by SAE

? SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award (2014)

? SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013)

? SAE International Leadership Award (2013)

? ASEE Distinguished Service Award (2013)

? IET U.K Heaviside Medal for Contributions to Control Theory (2012)

? ASME Dedicated Service Award (2012)

? AIAA Thermophysics Award (2011)

? SAE John Connors Environmental Award (2011)

? ASME Edwin F. Church Medal (2011)

? Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award (2011)

? SAE Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design & Development Award (2010)

? SAE Franklin Kolk Progress in Air Transportation Award (2010)

? AIAA/ASEE John Leland Atwood Award (2010)

? AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010)

? SAE McFarland Award (2010)

? WUSTL-SEAS Association of Graduate Engineering Student’s Big Fish Award (2010)

? AIAA/SAE William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009)

? James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009)

? AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008)

? Missouri academy of Science Outstanding Scientist Award (2008)

? Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2006)

? ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006)

? Missouri Academy of Science “Most Distinguished Scientist Award” (2003)

? AIAA Civic Service Award (2003)

? AIAA Sustained Technical Achievement Award (2002)

? ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001)

? WSU President’s Award for Distinguished Service (1998)

? AIAA Engineer of the Year Award (1998)

? University of Kansas Irving Youngberg Research Award in Applied Sciences (1998)

? WSU Excellence in Research Award (1998)

? WSU College of Engineering Award for Continuing Education (1996)

? AIAA Distinguished Lecturer (1996-1999; 2011-2015)

? ASME Distinguished Lecturer (1994-1997)

? IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (1994 - 2015)

? ASEE Distinguished Lecturer (2010)

? ACM Distinguished Speaker (2011- )

? APS Distinguished Speaker of Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (1995-2008)

? Many other awards from AIAA, ASME, IEEE, SAE and SME St. Louis and Wichita Sections


Fellowships in Professional Societies

HFRAeS: Honorary Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), U.K

FAAAS: Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)

FAPS: Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)

FIOP: Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP), U.K

FAIAA: Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

FCSAA: International Fellow, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), China

FIEEE: Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

FASME: Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

FSME: Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

FSAE: Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

FASCE: Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

FAAM: Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics(AAM)

FASEE: Fellow, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

FIET: Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K

FEI: Fellow, Energy Institute (EI), U.K

FMASc: Fellow, Missouri Academy of Science

FAScSTL: Fellow, Academy of Science of St. Louis

FNYAS: Fellow, New York Academy of Science

FKAS: Fellow, Kansas Academy of Science

FWIF: Fellow, World Innovation Foundation (WIF)

HFAIEM: Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of Energetic Materials


 

Prof. Daniel Lai

Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong

Daniel Lai is a seasoned executive and Information Technology (IT) professional with significant managerial and technical experience both in the private and public sector covering different domains in Hong Kong, Mainland, and Australia. With his vision, leadership and ability to execute and deliver, he has created innovative IT solutions and led many business transformation projects.

Prof. Lai joined Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Interim Vice President (Administration) on 19 March 2015. He applied his extensive experience in managing financial and human resources in sizable organisations, his vision and expertise in information technology, his past experience in professional developments, tertiary education, as well as his recent vision and involvement entrepreneurship, incubation, and start-ups development in this role. In September 2015, he stepped down as IVP(A) and was appointed a Professor of Practice (Computing) with Department of Computing.

Prof was appointed Programme Director of Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Computational Thinking Education Programme in April 2016, to develop and implement a formal CT curriculum for primary schools in Hong Kong. This is a collaborative programme with the participation of Hong Kong Education University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, and Stanford Institute of Research.

In October 2015, Prof Lai was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Digital China Holding Group, one of China?s largest IT companies.

Prof. Lai was Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) of Hong Kong SAR Government from January 2012 to January 2015. His responsibilities included developing appropriate E-Government programme; promoting IT in the community and the business sector; bridging digital divide; and to champion the adoption of new technologies and the development of innovative applications and services.

During his 3 years? term as GCIO, he revised the Digital 21 Strategy (the blue print for Hong Kong?s information technology developments), initiated many digital inclusion and industry facilitation measures and initiatives including Web Accessibility Campaign, IT and mobile applications for the elderly and persons with disabilities, IT adoption programme for Small Medium Enterprises,

Technology Start-ups and data centers facilitation programmes, staging of International IT Fests, and ICT collaboration with mainland. He also led the development and provision of Wi-Fi service and mobile applications for the public, and made public sector information available in digital format. He advised government departments on IT projects and provision of public services through the internet, developed the Government cloud computing strategy and successfully introduced cloud platforms, strengthened information security and contributed to developing Hong Kong to be a Data Centre Hub in the region. His was also responsible for planning and controlling IT expenditures. More recently, he developed IT Professional Recognition Framework and Smart City initiatives for Hong Kong.

As the Chief Information Officer/Head of Information Technology of MTR Corporation Ltd. from 1999 to 2011, he contributed significantly in many business transformation initiatives to streamline operations and improve customer services, including the Year 2000 rectification programme, implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning and Asset Management Systems to support railway operations in Hong Kong, the mainland, and overseas. He led the very successful systems integration for the merger between MTR and KCR corporations, and introduced effective IT governance and enterprise architecture to ensure business and IT alignment, and cost-effective IT investments. He also established effective near-shore outsourcing arrangements, and successfully transferred information systems and processes from Hong Kong to mainland and overseas operations and localized and implemented them to introduce best practices and support efficient operations.

Daniel held senior IT managerial positions with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) in Hong Kong and Australia between 1978 and 1999 and played a key role in HKJC?s computerization journey, and contributed to making HKJC one of the most advance IT installations. His corporate management skills were developed through his appointment as the General Manager of the Club?s off-shore technology center in Australia where he established the center from scratch and developed it to be one of Queensland?s most prominent IT companies. He also acted as HKJC Director of Information Technology in 1998.

His solid foundation on systems development, IT infrastructure and operations management were developed through his service with Hong Kong Electric Company Ltd. from 1968 to 1978, and as a trainee with NCR(HK) Ltd from 1966 to 1968.

Daniel has a strong passion on technology and IT, he was instrumental in promoting and adopting advance technologies in Hong Kong including Image Processing, secure mobile technology, Object Oriented technology, RFID, Artificial Intelligence, and cloud computing.

Over the years, Daniel Lai attained additional and significant exposure and experience through services in government, public services and educational institutions; and in holding directorship appointments of a number of institutions and enterprises.

Daniel is well respected in the IT sector, and is regarded as one of the most influential IT leaders and most distinguished CIO?s in the region, as evidenced in attaining many local, national, and international awards.

He is among a few IT professionals that have a wealth of experience and exposure at senior level both in the public and private sectors, as well as in academic and research communities.


 

Prof. Dr. Patrick S. P. Wang

Northeastern University , USA

Patrick S. P. Wang, Fellow of IAPR, ISIBM and WASE, and IETI Distinguished Fellow, has been tenured full professor of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, USA, Shanghai East China Normal University Zi- Jiang Visiting Chair Professor, research consultant at MIT Sloan School, and adjunct faculty of computer science at Harvard University. He received PhD in C.S. from Oregon State University, M.S. in I.C.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S.E.E. from National Taiwan University and B.S.E.E. from National Chiao Tung University (Hsin-Chu campus, Taiwan).

As IEEE and ISIBM Distinguished Achievement Awardee, Dr. Wang was on the faculty at University of Oregon and Boston University, and senior researcher at Southern Bell, GTE Labs and Wang Labs prior to his present position. Dr. Wang was Otto-Von-Guericke Distinguished Guest Professor of Magdeburg University, Germany, and iCORE (Informatics Circle of Research Excellence) visiting professor of University of Calgary, Canada, Honorary Advisor Professor for China’s Sichuan University, Xiamen University, and Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Guangxi. In addition to his research experience at MIT AI Lab, Dr. Wang has been visiting professor and invited to give lectures, do research and present papers in a number of countries from Europe, Asia and many universities and industries in the U.S.A. and Canada. Dr. Wang has published over 200 technical papers and 26 books in Pattern Recognition, A.I. and Imaging Technologies and has 3 OCR patents by US and Europe Patent Bureaus. One of his books is so important and widely cited that USA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) use it as reference for Call For Proposals 2010:Image Pattern Recognition – Synthesis and Analysis of Biometrics (WSP) : https://www.sbir.dhs.gov/PastSolicitationDownload.asp#101005

Dr. Wang has organized numerous international conferences and workshops including conference co-chair of the 18th IAPR ICPR (International Conference on Pattern Recognition) in 2006, Hong Kong, China, and served as reviewer for many journals and NSF grant proposals. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of IJPRAI (Pattern Recognition and A.I.), Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence Book Series by World Scientific Pub. Co. and Imperial College Press, London, UK, and elected chair of IAPR-SSPR (Int. Assoc. for P.R.). Dr. Wang has been Invited to give keynote speech in many international Conferences, including ICGIP2016, Tokyo, UKSim2015, London, WSCS2014, U.C. Berkeley(http://www.wconsc-2014-berkeley.com/keynote.html),UKSim2014, Cambridge, UK, MLDM2013, Berlin, ISDS2012, Rome, ICCIS2011, San-Ya, China, IEEE-SMC2007, 2009, 2010, Montreal, San Antonio, Istanbul, respectively, eForensics2008, Adelaide, Australia, ISI2008, Taipei, Taiwan, and BroadCom2008, Pretoria, South Africa, and AIA2007, Innsbruck, Austria.

In addition to his technical achievements and contributions, Prof. Wang has been also very active in community services, and has written several articles on Du Fu, Li Bai’s poems, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, and Wagner’s operas, and Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. Some collections of selected proses were published in his books “劍橋狂想曲” by 文史哲 and “Harvard Meditation Melody”(哈佛冥想曲) by 九歌 健行 Jian-Shing Pub. Co, Taipei, Taiwan, which won best publication award by Taiwan Provincial Government. Dr. Wang has been member of several choirs, including NTU, MIT-CCCS, NACA and BEHC (Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus), and Ping-Pong club.


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