Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Shahram Latifi ------'Rise of Machine Learning'Dr. Salim Hariri ------'Autonomic Cyber Security: The Next Generation of Self-Protection Services'Dr. Bozena Mannova ------'Why are software projects different?'


Shahram Latifi, PhD, P.E., IEEE Fellow

Professor of Electrical and Computer Eng.
Co-Director of Center for Information Technology and Algorithms
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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 various 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 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.