eSES Structure and Organization

Board of Governors


Prof. Thar Baker is the Chair of Board of Governors for our society. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, received the Ph.D. degree in autonomic cloud applications from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), U.K., in 2010 and became a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy in 2018. He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science, University of Sharjah (UoS), UAE. Before joining UoS, he was a Reader of Cloud Engineering and the Head of the Applied Computing Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, LJMU. Prior to that, he was a Lecturer of Computer Science with the Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. He has published numerous refereed research papers in multidisciplinary research areas, including parallel and distributed computing, algorithm design, green and sustainable computing, and energy routing protocols.

Dr. Obinna Anya is a UX Research Scientist at Google working on Cloud Artificial Intelligence and Industry Solutions. He was previously a Research Staff Member at IBM, and prior to that, a Research Scientist at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He received a PhD in Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) and an MSc in Distributed Systems from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria. His research interests include context-aware interaction, big data analytics, enterprise collaborative systems, and usable machine learning. His work has been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems and the Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, and on the program committees of leading international conferences.

Dr Sulaf Assi is a senior lecturer in analytical forensic chemistry at the department of pharmacy and biomolecular sciences, LJMU. She has >15 years experience in pharmaceutical analysis. Sulaf is well experienced in developing and validating spectroscopic techniques for analysis of diverse sample types including drugs, biologics, pharmaceutical and food products in different matrices. She is an MRSC and member of several national and international scientific groups including Society of Applied Spectroscopy, London Toxicology Group, Arab Society for Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine and Orders of Pharmacists in Lebanon. Sulaf has worked with several instrument manufacturers on developing spectroscopic libraries and methods for drugs’ and medicines’ detection. So far her work is featured in > 50 peer-reviewed articles (H-index 15) primarily in spectroscopic techniques that includes the Raman chapter in Clark’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons. 

 Dr. Abdulmajeed AL-Jumaily (Spain) is Senior Member of IEEE and a research fellow at the University Charles III of Madrid, Spain. Dr Al-Jumaily has received his BSc (Hons) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2003 from the University of Baghdad in Iraq. He had then practiced for a couple of years as Engineer before completed his MSc and PhD in Wireless Communication and Networks Engineering from the University of Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2014 and 2022 respectively. While undertaking his MSc and PhD degrees, Dr Al-Jumaily was working as a research assistant for satellite communications and propagation impairment at UPM. This allowed him to boost his knowledge, experience and communication skills with peers and colleagues. Dr Al-Jumaily’s research interests are in mobility and wireless communication. More specifically, his research focuses on satellite communications channel estimation, signal propagation, wireless network self-organisation, cooperative communication, computer vision and image processing.  Dr Al-Jumaily has been disseminating his research in scientific publications, conference presentation and Scientific meetings. Additionally, he has been a key contributor to key committees and societies where he is a senior member of the IEEE; a member of the International Association of Engineers; a member of the British Computer Society and a member of the Malaysia Board of Technologists.


Prof Ahamed  Abdalla (China) received his (B.Sc 97, M.Sc 2002) university of technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He received his Ph.D 07, from Huazhong University of science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He was the former Dean of the Workshop and Training Center, University of Technology, Iraq. Currently, working as professor with the Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai’an, China, and. He has authored and co authored numerous papers published in a number of SCI, EI and Scopus indexed journals with an impact factor. His research outcomes have been exhibited and has been bestowed high recognition internationally. His expertise areas include, system modeling and parameter identification, sensors design and application of intelligent techniques.


Prof Mandeep Jit Singh (Malaysia) received his M.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia. He is currently an Advisor of the Engineering Education Technical Division (E2TD), Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He has authored and co-authored more than 240 research articles on antenna and microwave RF. His research interests include communication antenna design, radio wave propagation, satellite antennas, and IoT, Prof. Singh received several International and National Medal awards for his research and innovation.