eSES Founder & Committees

Founders and Board of Trustees 


Our Founder/President Prof Dhiya Al-Jumeily OBE (Professor of Artificial Intelligence) was born in the Middle East and moved to the UK in 1990 to pursue his postgraduate studies. Dhiya had contributed to the scientific and research community by taking Artificial Intelligence (AI) from theory to practical real-life applications that changed the world and made it a better place. Over the last three decades, Dhiya had developed intelligent applications (SMART Apps) in diverse areas including healthcare, environment, safety and security, that have been used continuously in many countries globally. In this area, Dhiya developed and validated sophisticated AI analytics using an Agile approach in software development where AI works alongside experts and stakeholders. Specifically in healthcare, the advantages of SMART Apps exceeded economic advantages to reaching out to marginalised population who could not access healthcare services otherwise. His belief in ‘AI for everyone motivated him to make inclusivity in his research lifecycle from recruiting participants to disseminating the outcomes. For instance, the headache diary application is currently used by individuals from the UK, Egypt, Jordan and the UAE.

Dhiya have always had passion and aspiration to help everyone include marginalised populations originated from his early experience in the UK where he had volunteered in many community projects related to multicultural and multi-faith projects targeted at creating opportunities for young individuals from under-privileged communities. Dhiya’s help and support was not limited to the community; but also, to researchers and students worldwide where he had set up global research and teaching projects that enabled individuals to pursue successful careers in Software Engineering, AI, Data Science and Material Science. One of the online courses in Data Science that Dhiya has set up, LJMU-upGrad, has been recruiting 1500 – 2000 per year worldwide. Considering his devotion for helping others, that was not the only activity that Dhiya had established over the years. Notably, he has established the eSES that is a non-profit organisation (NGO) which supports the scientific and public community serving individuals from all age groups, backgrounds, nationalities and orientations especially the disadvantaged population. This is supported by his vision ‘AI for everyone’ where each member of the global population can contribute and benefit from the 4th industrial revolution.

Abir Hussain is a professor of Image and Signal Processing at the University of Sharjah, and Emeritus professor at Liverpool John Moores University.
She completed her PhD study at The University of Manchester (UMIST), 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 has worked with higher order and recurrent neural networks and their applications to financial, physical, e-health and image compression techniques. She has developed with her research students a number of recurrent neural network architectures. Her research has been published in a number of high esteemed and high impact journals such as the Expert Systems with Applications, PloS ONE, Electronic Letters, Neurocomputing, and Neural Networks and Applications.
She is a PhD supervisor and an external examiner for research degrees including PhD and MPhil.
She is one of the initiators and chairs of the Development in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE) series, most notably illustrated by the IEEE technically sponsored DeSE International Conference Series

Ms Jan Lunn is a senior lecturer at the faculty of Engineering and technology, Liverpool John Moores University, her research interest including the application of AI in different real world applications.

Prof. Jamila Mustfina is a Doctor of Philology, professor, Head of Foreign Languages Department of Naberezhnochelninsky Institute at Kazan Federal University (Kazan, Russia). The main area of her scientific interest is the support of minor and regional languages through the Education system in Russia and internationally. The results of her research are presented in books, articles, mass media and in Russian and international conferences She has been awarded Russian and international scientific research grants.

Hissam Tawfik is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Manchester (then UMIST) and has a research track record of more than 150 refereed publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings in Applied Artificial Intelligence, Biologically Inspired Systems, and Data Science.

Hissam currently leads the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence research at the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing. Before joining Leeds Beckett University in 2015, Hissam worked for University of Salford and Liverpool Hope University.

Hissam is an editor of the International Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), the International Journal of Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), and International Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments (Springer). He is a visiting Professor at the University of Seville (Spain), and is a chair of the International Conference Series on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE).

Hissam is currently guest editing the journal special issue on ” Special Issue on Expert Decision Making for Data Analytics with Applications”; International Journal of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), and the journal special issue on “Robotics, Sensors and Industry 4.0 “; Journal of Sensors, MDPI.

Professor Atulya Nagar holds the Foundation Chair as Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool Hope University where I am Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & the Dean of Faculty of Science. I have been the Head of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at Liverpool Hope since January 2008. A mathematician by training, I possess multi-disciplinary expertise in Nonlinear Mathematics, Natural Computing, Bio-Mathematics and Computational Biology, Operations Research, and Control Systems Engineering. I have an extensive background and experience of working in Universities in the UK and India. I have 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.

I have edited volumes on Intelligent Systems, and Applied Mathematics; I am 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). I am well published with over 200 publications in prestigious publishing outlets and international journals.

I was awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship for pursuing my Doctorate (DPhil) in Applied Non-Linear Mathematics, which I earned from the University of York in 1996. I hold 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 I lectured at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, Applied Mathematics, Bangalore), BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in India.




Dr. Jade Hind holds PhD in Data Science from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She is passionate about data and problem solving with experience in statistical analysis, machine learning and deep learning. A strong data science background with 5+ years in modelling, data processing and data mining. She has the ability to adapt and thrive in a range of domains which have so far included genomics, bioinformatics, marketing and computer vision. Her experience so far has proven a persistent passion for investigating and delivering insight for complex problems.