Prof. Branislav Vuksanovic
School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
Branislav Vuksanovic was born in Osijek, Croatia in
1962. He graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia with degree
in Electrical and Power Engineering. He holds MSc degree in Measurement
and Instrumentation from South Bank University, London and a PhD in
Active Noise Control from the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Previously, he worked as a Project Engineer for Croatian Electricity Board in Osijek, Croatia. During his academic career he worked as a Research Fellow at Sheffield and Birmingham Universities on Optical Brain Imaging and Medical Video Compression projects. He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Derby where he was a member of Sensors and Controls Research Group. Currently he works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, School of Engineering. He has published papers in the field of active noise control, biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition for intrusion detection and knowledge based authentication. He also published one book in Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers field.
Dr Branislav Vuksanovic is a member of IET, ILT and IACSIT. His current research interests are in the application of pattern recognition techniques for power systems and analysis of ground penetrating radar and ECG data.
Prof. Sunil Vadera
Computer Science at University of Salford, UK
Sunil Vadera is a Professor of Computer
Science and the Head of the School of Computing, Science and
Engineering at the University of Salford. He is a Fellow of the
British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and
Chartered IT Professional (CITP). He gained a first class
BSc(Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics from the
University of Salford in 1982, receiving three best student
prizes. Following graduation, he began his career as a Research
Assistant and progressed to a Lectureship in Computer Science in
1984. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester in the
area of Formal Methods of Software Development which was awarded
in 1992. He was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 1997 and to a
Chair in Computer Science in 2000.
Sunil was chair of the British Computer Society Academic Accreditations Committee with responsibility for professional accreditation of all UK University programmes in Computer Science from January 2007 to December 2009. His research is driven by the desire to close the gap between theory and practice in Artificial Intelligence, with expertise in the areas of Bayesian networks, decision tree learning, credit assessment and planning.
Prof. Marat Akhmet
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Marat Akhmet is a professor of mathematics at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) known for his research on the chaos and bifurcation theory in differential equations and hybrid systems with applications in physics, neural networks, biology, medicine and economics . Born in Kazakhstan, he studied at Aktobe State University. He received his doctorate in 1984 at Kiev University . He has been awarded a Science Prize of TUBITAK (Turkey, 2015), for best achievments in scientific research. He is an author of four books: "Principles of Discontinuous Dinamical Systems", Springer, 2010, "Nonlinear Hybrid Continuous Discrete-Time Models", Atlantis Press (Springer), 2011, "Neural networks with Discontinuous Impact Activations," Springer, 2014, and "Replication of Chaos in Neural Networks, Economics and Physics", Springer&HEP, 2015. His has solved the Second Peskin conjecture for Integrate-and-fire biological oscillators, has introduced and developed theory of differential equations with piecewise constant argument of generalized type, many aspects of discontinous dynamical systems. The last decade his main subject of research is input-output analysis of chaos and irregular behavior of hybrid neural networks.