SPEAKER

CGDIP 2019 Speaker


 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Shahram Latifi

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Speech Title: Toward Overt, Stand-off and Multimodal Biometrics

Biography: Shahram Latifi received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.  He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Co-Director of Center for Information Technology and Algorithms at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Dr. Latifi has taught courses and performed research in various areas including Image Processing and Document Analysis, Data Compression, Remote Sensing, Biometrics, Security,  Computer Networks and Machine Learning.  He has authored/co-authored over 250 technical articles in reputable  journals and conferences.   He is the recipient of several research awards including the most recent one- Silver State Scholar research award in 2014. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA,  DOE,  DoD/DTRA, Boeing, Lockheed and Cray Inc.  Dr. Latifi was an IEEE Distinguished Speaker ( 1997-2000), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (1999-2006) , Co-founder and General Chair of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Information Technology (ITCC 2000-2004) and founder and General Chair of Int’l Conf.  on Information Technology-New Generations (ITNG 2005-2018).  He has delivered keynotes in international IEEE conferences around the world.  He has also served on the editorial board of several international journals.   He is an IEEE Fellow (2002) and  a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bozena Mannova

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Speech Title: Human Computer Interaction and Usability

Biography: Dr. Bozena Mannova is teaching after 1989 at the Department of Computer Science, Czech Technical University in Prague courses Programming, Data Structures and Software Engineering. She received her degree in Electrical Engineering (ing) from Czech Technical University in Prague, M.Math. from University of Waterloo, Canada and Ph.D. from Comenius University Bratislava on topic: Human Computer Interaction and E-learning. Before 1989 she worked as programmer at Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (Canada) and after as a programmer at the Computer Centre, Czech Technical University in Prague.
Mrs. Mannova is chairman of the Anglo-Czech co-operation of teachers as International Director of MirandaNet. She was awarded in 1998 European Woman of Achievement Award for the development of the Anglo-Czech learning community for teachers on-line.
Mrs. Mannova is member of ACM and UPE Honor Society. She is member of ACM Europe Board - Council of European Chapter Leaders (CECL). She was cofounder of Czech ACM Chapter and she served few times as President of CZ ACM. She is working for many years for ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in different roles, now she is Director of European Contests. In 2012 she received The Mark Measures Distinguished Service Award from ACM for outstanding service to the ACM ICPC from 1994. In 2019 she received Europe Distinguished Leadership Award. She is author of few textbooks and many papers. She was author and moderator of information technology educational programs for Czech TV. She participated at many international projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Enrico Del Re

University of Florence and CNIT, Italy

Speech Title: Security and privacy in Multimedia Applications

Biography: Enrico Del Re holds the Dr.Ing. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1971.
After an experience as design engineer in electronics industry, since 1975 he was with the University of Florence, Italy, where in 1986 he was appointed Professor at the Department of Information Engineering till his retirement in 2017.
During the academic year 1987-1988 he spent a nine-month period of research at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency, The Netherlands.
His main research interests are digital signal processing, mobile and satellite communications, next generation internet, with more than 300 papers published in international journals and conferences.
he was the co-editor of the book Satellite Integrated Communications Networks (North-Holland, 1988), one author of the book Data Compression and Error Control Techniques with Applications (Academic, 1985) and editor of the books Mobile and Personal Communications (Elsevier, 1995), Software Radio Technologies and Services (Springer, 2001), Satellite Personal Communications for Future-Generation Systems (Springer, 2002), Mobile and Personal Satellite Communications 5-EMPS2002 (IIC, Italy, 2002) and Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems (Springer, 2008). ……Learn more

 

Prof.Ara Nefian

NASA , USA

Speech Title: Computer vision aided autonomous navigation in extreme environments

Biography: Dr. Ara Nefian is a Senior Systems Scientist with SGT at NASA Ames Research Center, where he is involved in several computer vision and robotics projects. Ara is the project lead for the terrain reconstruction from orbital images and the Lunar Mapping and Modeling at NASA Ames and is currently the PI on LASER grant for ``{Lunar Albedo Reconstruction from Apollo Metric Imagery}''. He is also a colaborator on the science team for Mars Science Laboratory mission involved in accurate digital elevation models generation and rover localization. His previous experience include research in machine learning and sensor fusion fields where he published over 50 research papers and holds ten US and international patents. In 2005 Ara won with Stanford racing team the DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous navigation.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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