Series Chairs

DeSE Series General Chairs

Dhiya 1  Prof. Dhiya Al-Jumeily is a Professor of Software Engineering and the Associate Dean of External Engagement for the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. He has extensive research interests covering a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of Applied Computing in medicine, human biology, and health care. He has published well over 170 peer reviewed scientific publications, 6 books and 5 book chapters, in multidisciplinary research areas including: Technology Enhanced Learning, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Signal Prediction, Telecommunication Fraud Detection, AI-based clinical decision-making, medical knowledge engineering, Human-Machine Interaction, intelligent medical information systems, wearable and intelligent devices and instruments. But his current research passion is decision support systems for self-management of health and disease. Dhiya has successfully supervised 16 PhD students’ studies and has been an external examiner to various UK and overseas Universities for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. He has been actively involved as a member of editorial board and review committee for a number peer reviewed international journals, and is on program committee or as a general chair for a number of international conferences.

Dhiya is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the head of enterprise for the faculty of Engineering and Technology.  He has been awarded various commercial and research grants, nationally and internationally, over £3M from Overseas Research and Educational Partners, UK through British Council and directly from industry with portfolio of various Knowledge Transfer Programmes between academia and Industry.

Dhiya has extensive leadership experience including the Development and Management of the Professional Doctorate programme in Engineering and Technology for the University, a founder and Chair of the IEEE International Conference Series on Developments in eSystems Engineering DeSE ( since 2007. He has a large number of international contacts and leads or participates in several international committees in his research fields. Dhiya has one patent and coordinated over 10 projects at national and international level.

Prof. Al-Jumeily is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has achieved his Chartered IT Professional status in 2007. He is also a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Abir 1 Dr. Abir Hussain is a senior lecturer at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She completed her PhD study at The University of Manchester, UK in 2000 with a thesis title Polynomial Neural Networks for Image and Signal Processing. She has published numerous referred research papers in conferences and Journal in the research areas of Neural Networks, Signal Prediction, Telecommunication Fraud Detection and Image Compression. She is a PhD supervisor and an external examiner for research degrees including  PhD and MPhill.Contact Details: School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, L3 3AF, UK Tel:  +44 151 231 2458  Email:
Hissam Professor Hissam Tawfik is a Professor of Computer Science with research expertise and interests in the areas of Biologically Inspired Computing, Health Informatics and Technology Acceptance.

Hissam has a research track record of more than 100 refereed journal and conference publications and he is a visiting Professor at the University of Seville.

Hissam Tawfik holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Manchester (then UMIST) and has been actively publishing since 1997. His main research areas include Neural and Evolutionary Computing, ICT for Active Ageing, Technology Acceptance and Intelligent Systems and Simulation applications.

Some of the projects that Hissam is currently working on include the use of various neural network paradigms for time-series prediction, designing E-Health solutions to support active ageing and people with Dementia, and investigating cultural factors that influence the adoption of E-Health technologies. Hissam has previously worked on a number of EU funded research projects applying Virtual Reality Technology for construction and urban planning and led a British Council funded project on user-centred Health Informatics.

Hissam serves on various editorial boards and review committees for international journals and conferences and is a chair and organiser of the International Conference Series on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE). e-mail:

Atulya Prof. Atulya Nagar holds the Foundation Chair as Professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool Hope University where He is the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. A mathematician by training, He possesses multi-disciplinary expertise in Non-linear Mathematics, Natural Computing, Bio-Mathematics and Computational Biology, Operations Research, and Control Systems Engineering. He has an extensive background and experience of working in Universities in the UK and India. He has been an expert reviewer for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants peer-review committees for Bioinformatics Panel; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for High Performance Computing Panel; and serve on the Peer-Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a scientific expert member.He has edited volumes on Intelligent Systems, and Applied Mathematics; he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (IJAISC) and serve on editorial boards for a number of prestigious journals such as the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS). He has been Conference General Chair and member of the International Programme Committee (IPC) for several international conferences and have been invited to deliver keynote lectures at a number of such forums. He is well published with over 200 publications in prestigious publishing outlets and journals such as the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis; the International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics; the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science; the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Fundamenta Informaticae; IET Control Theory & Applications, to name a few.He received a prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship for pursuing my Doctorate (DPhil) in Applied Non-Linear Mathematics, which I earned from the University of York in 1996. He holds BSc (Hons.), MSc, and MPhil (with Distinction) from the MDS University of Ajmer, India. Prior to joining Liverpool Hope, I was with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and later at the Department of Systems Engineering, at Brunel University, London. Earlier He lectured at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, Applied Mathematics, Bangalore), BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in India.Contact Details:Computer Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD, UKTel:  +44 0151 291 3930  Email: