Brief Introduction: Abdel-Hamid Soliman has over 34 years of experience in the academic and industrial fields. He has a multi-disciplinary academic/research experience in digital signal processing, telecommunications, data acquisition systems, wireless sensor networks (WSN), the Internet of Things (IoT), fiber optics communication, and image/video processing. He is currently working to harness and integrate different technologies toward implementing smart systems to contribute to smart cities and real-life applications. His research interest includes not limited to the national level within the U.K., but are internationally extended to many partner universities in various countries. His research has produced over 50 refereed papers. In addition to his research activities, he is involved in several enterprise projects and consultancy activities for national and international companies. Since 2007, he has been leading and involved in several externally funded projects on national, European, and international levels totaling more than £20M.,His work has been recognized through several awards, such as Lord Stafford award “Impact through Innovation,” for designing and developing a smart monitoring and controlling system for diabetic people. The AWM ICT Excellence awards for “Best Knowledge Transfer Project” category, for designing and developing an electronic bladder diary, and UHNS “Clinical Innovation” Award, for designing and developing an online multimedia-based training system for surgeons. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and a regular reviewer of several respected journals and conferences.
Prof. Azlan bin Mohd Zain
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Azlan Mohd Zain (Member, IEEE) received the master’s degree in science (productivity and quality improvement) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), in 2010. He is currently a Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, School of Computing, UTM. He is also the Director of the UTM Big Data Research Centre. As an academic staff, he has successfully supervised more than 25 postgraduate students and received more than 20 research grant funding to support research students. He has published more than 100 research papers. He has been invited as keynote speaker at over five international conferences, serves on numerous committees, and has served on editorial board for three international journals.