DeSE2013 Committees

 General Chair

Prof Peter Wellstead was born in 1944, in St Albans, England and was educated at Manland Secondary Modern School in nearby Harpenden. At the age of 16 he was apprenticed to Marconi Instruments Ltd, St Albans, initially as a craft apprentice and later as a student apprentice. During this time he studied part-time at St Albans College of Further Education and (with the assistance of Marconi Instruments and County Scholarships) studied by block-release for a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Hatfield College of Technology. After graduating with first class honours in 1967, he took a Masters Degree in Automatic Control at Warwick University, followed by a Ph D. in Engineering Science.

In 1970 he went to CERN as a Technical Fellow, moving to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1972 to work at the Control Systems Centre, eventually becoming Professor of Control Engineering. During this time he also served as Lucas Automotive Professor of Control Engineering and was Royal Society Industrial Fellow. In 2003 he changed from studying the control of engineering systems to living systems. He joined the Hamilton Institute in Ireland, initially as an E.T.S. Walton Fellow, and then as Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor of Systems Biology. He retired at the end of 2009 and now works as an adjunct professor and as an independent scientist. His research objective is to understand the causes of Parkinson’s disease and finding preventative and protective strategies against the condition.

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 TPC ChairDr. Naeem Radi

 Dr. Naeem Radi is the CEO of the Al Khawarizmi University College in the UAE. His main area of research involves the design of image processing algorithms for image compression.
Dr Radi has published many journal and conference papers and reports on many aspects of this research and has also acted as Session Chair and on program committees for many international conferences. He serves as professional fellowship for BCS and as a Professional Member for IEEE.

Steering Committee Chairdianemeehan  Professor Diane Meehan has been the Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Environment at Liverpool John Moores University since 2002. She is a member of the University’s Strategic Management Team. Prior to that she was the Director of School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University from 1998-2002. She has previously worked at the University of Teesside and North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, now Glyndwr University. Diane is a Professor of Computer Education

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Abdulla Alshamsi, UAE
  • Dr. Husam Al-Ulama, Dubai
  • Prof. Madjid Merabti, UK
  • Prof. Taleb Bendiab, Australia
  • Prof. Isa Qamber, IEEE, Bahrain
  • Dr. Sattar Sadkhan, IEEE, Iraq
  • Prof. Panos Liatsis, UK
  • Prof. Paulo Lisboa, UK
  • Prof. Abdulla Al Ani, Oman
  • Dr. Abir Hussain, UK
  • Dr. Rozaida Ghazali, Malaysia
  • Prof. Majid Al-Taee, Jordan
  • Prof. Atulya Nagar, UK
  • Prof. I. E. Ivanov, Bulgaria
  • Dr. Hissam Tawfik, UK
  • Prof. Amir Atiya, Egypt
  • Prof. Duc Pham, UK
  • Prof. John Garabaldi, UK
  • Prof. Zarko Cucej, Slovenia
  • Dr. Dimitris Kalamatianos, Ireland
  • Prof. Marek Domański, Poland
  • Prof. Richard Bayford, UK
  • Prof. Geoffrey Shin, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Aura Conci, Brazil
  • Dr. Lean Yu, China
  • Prof. Paul Cristea, Romania
  • Prof. Khalil Al-Dulemi, Iraq
  • Prof. Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, UK
  • Dr. C. Mihai Dobre, Romania
  • Dr. F. Gwadry-Sridhar, Canada
  • Dr. Dhiya Al-Jumeily, UK
  • Mr. Ali Ghuname, UAE
  • Dr. Gurvinder Baicher-Singh, UK
  • Dr Tatjana Družovec, Slovenia
  • Prof Richard Zobel, Thailand
  • Dr  V. E. Gueorguiev, Bulgaria
  • Dr Roxana  Radvan, Romania
  • Prof. Hussain Al-Ahmad, UAE
  • Prof. Wathiq Mansoor, UAE
  • Prof. Raouf Naguib, UK
  • Dr. Saad Ali Amin, UK
  • Prof. Stuart Fairclough, UK
  • Dr. David Lamb, UK
  • Dr. Ahmed Alosi, UAE
  • Dr. Ahmad Taher Azar, Egypt
  • Dr Samhaa El-Beltagy, Egypt
  • Prof. Aboul Ella Hassanien, Egypt
  • Dr Tariq Rahim Soomro, Egypt
  • Prof. Farid Meziane, UK
  • Dr Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, Spain
  • Dr. Akash Singh, USA
  • Dr. Mohammed Saeed, UK
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roßmann, Germany