Speakers – 2022
Virginia Tech, USA
2022 IEEE President-elect
Integration of Renewable Electricity Sources into the Electric Power Grid
Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the university. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has published more than 160 journal papers and has made more than 500 conference and invited presentations. His h-index is 56 with close to seventeen thousand citations. In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for IEEE PES and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy internet, blockchain, IoT sensor integration, etc. in over 30 countries. He is the founder of BEM Controls, LLC, a Virginia (USA)-based software company providing building energy management solutions. He served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. His research at Virginia Tech has been funded by Duke Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, and the State of Virginia. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech
Multimedia University, Malaysia
CEO and founder of Armada Smart Tech MR Sdn Bhd
5G Dynamic Spectrum Management Based V2X Communication
Associate Professor Mardeni is the Chairman of Centre for Wireless Technology and Deputy Director of Research Management Centre, Multimedia University. He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Armada Smart Tech MR Sdn Bhd and was the President of MMU Mesra. At International/local level, he was a Chairman of IEEE Malaysia in Comsoc/VTS and serves as Vice-Chair of Malaysian Radar & Navigations Interest Group (MyRaN ig), Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (MY SET).
His current research interests are in 5G/6G telecommunications, D2D, satellite, Internet of Things and radar communications. He is actively involved in consultation for local and international companies for more than 10 countries. He was invited as Keynote Speaker for more than 10 International Conferences worldwide in the field of wireless communication and have served as General Chair for 5 International Conferences including serves as high committees for more than 40 IEEE International Conferences. He has been invited by IEEE international conference as an Invited Speaker worldwide at Thailand, China, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, French, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Romania, India and Turkey.
Associate Professor Mardeni is winner of many international prestigious awards including the Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) 2020 from Academy Science Malaysia (ASM), VTS USA Outstanding Researcher Award 2020, World Invention Special Award 2019, Excellence in European Creativity Special Award 2018 and University Excellent Researcher Award 2016 and 2018. Under his exceptional leadership, IEEE ComSoc/VTS Malaysia Chapter emerged as the recipient of the VTS Chapter of the Year Award in 2017 in Toronto, Canada, winner of IEEE Malaysia Outstanding Large Chapter Award 2019 and 2020. He is the recipient of IEEE Malaysia Outstanding Volunteer Award 2021 which was one of the only recipients for this prestigious IEEE Malaysia Section award in Malaysia.
Director, BRITE Professional Services
Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University
Honorary Professor, Amity University UP
Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Computer Society
Chair. Magazines Operations Committee, IEEE Computer Society
Distinguished Speaker, ACM 2021-23
Distinguished Visitor, DVP, IEEE Computer Society, 2021-23
Former Editor in Chief, IEEE IT Professional
Serving more than 40 years in industry and academia, Murugesan has lead successfully several innovative IT projects, provided leadership in research and development, and offered consultancy to businesses. His expertise and interests span a range of areas and include AI, cloud computing, Internet of Things, green IT, IT applications, intelligent automation, IT for Emerging Regions, Healthcare IT, smart systems, and technology and society.
Murugesan has developed and delivered multilevel certification and training programs on the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Green IT and gave several invited seminars and keynotes on a range of topics at professional meetings and conferences around the world.
He co-edited popular Wiley-IEEE CS books Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (Wiley-IEEE, 2016, Chinese Edition 2018) and Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices (John Wiley, 2012; Chinese edition), both of which were translated into Chinese, Web Engineering (Springer 2001) and edited Understanding and Implementing Green IT (IEEE Computer Society, 2011) and Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications (Information Science Reference, 2009). He edited or co-edited several special issues of international journals on a range of topics: Automation, AI, Next-Gen Computing Paradigms, the Web: The Next 25 Years, IoT Data Management and Analytics, Software Infrastructure Management Strategies, Healthcare IT, Cloud Computing, Green IT, Mobile computing, Future of Web Applications, IT for Emerging Markets and others. He has authored over 200 publications.
He is a former Editor of IEEE Computer magazine and edited the “Cloud Cover” department for Computer magazine. Currently, he is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Banking and Finance Technology and Web Engineering, and the editorial advisory boards of IEEE IT Professional magazine and IEEE The Institute. He served on various review and advisory committees and editorial boards, including IEEE CS Computing Now Advisory Board, Digital Library Committee, and Magazines Operations Committee.
He is a member of the Board of Governors, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), and Chair of IEEE CS Magazines Operations Committee. He is also co-chair of COMPSAC Symposium on IT in Practice (ITiP) series since 2016 and the COMPSAC AIML (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Workshop series since 2018. He is founding Chair of the newly formed IT in Practice IEEE CS Special Technical Community (STC) and a member of IEEE CS Industry Engagement Committee (IEC), 2020-22.
He is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM (2021-23) and a Distinguished Visitor of IEEE Computer Society since 1994. He is a member of The MIT Technology Review Global Panel.
He is a senior consultant at Arthur D. Little (ADL) and Cutter Consortium, USA. He serves on the Advisory Board of Internet Society (ISoc), Hyderabad Chapter.
Murugesan served in various senior positions including Director of Research and Head of Computing Department at Southern Cross University and the University of Western Sydney, both in Australia, Director and Professor of Graduate Management Program at Multimedia University in Malaysia, and Deputy Division Head and Project Engineer at the Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore, India. He has held visiting positions at the City University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong and Concordia University in Canada. He holds Doctorate (PhD), Master in Technology and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
He also is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, IETE, and IICA, a Golden Core Member and Distinguished Contributor (charter member) of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Life Member of IEEE. In recognition of his “distinguished and valuable service, commitment to excellence, and wide-ranging significant contributions to the Computer Society,” he is awarded Computer Society’s second-highest service award: the Distinguished Service Certificate. Currently, he is Chair of the IEEE NSW section Computer Society chapter.
Ashutosh Kumar Singh
Department of Computer Applications
National Institute of Technology
Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Secure Data Storage and Sharing Techniques for Data Protection in Cloud Environments
Professor Ashutosh Kumar Singh is an esteemed researcher and academician in the domain of Electrical and Computer engineering. Currently, he is working as a Professor; Department of Computer Applications; National Institute of Technology; Kurukshetra, India. He has more than 20 years research, teaching and administrative experience in various University systems of the India, UK, Australia and Malaysia. Dr. Singh obtained his Ph. D. degree in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-BHU, India; Post Doc from Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom and Charted Engineer from United Kingdom. He is the recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship for visit in University of Tokyo and other universities of Japan.
His research area includes Verification, Synthesis, Design and Testing of Digital Circuits, Predictive Data Analytics, Data Security in Cloud, Web Technology. He has more than 280 publications till now which includes peer reviewed journals, books, conferences, book chapters and news magazines in these areas. He has co-authored eight books including “Web Spam Detection Application using Neural Network”, “Digital Systems Fundamentals” and “Computer System Organization & Architecture”. Prof. Singh has worked as principal investigator/investigator for six sponsored research projects and was a key member on a project from EPSRC (United Kingdom) entitled “Logic Verification and Synthesis in New Framework”.
Dr. Singh has visited several countries including Australia, United Kingdom, South Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and USA for collaborative research work, invited talks and to present his research work. He had been entitled for 15 awards such as Merit Awards-2003 (Institute of Engineers), Best Poster Presenter-99 in 86th Indian Science Congress held in Chennai, INDIA, Best Paper Presenter of NSC’99 INDIA and Bintulu Development Authority Best Postgraduate Research Paper Award for 2010, 2011, 2012.
He has served as an Guest Editor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Networks and Mobile Technologies, International journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications. Also he has shared his experience as a Guest Editor for Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, Chairman of CUTSE International Conference 2011, Conference Chair of series of International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (ICSCC), and as editorial board member of UNITAR e-journal. He is involved in reviewing process in different journals and conferences of repute including IEEE transaction of computer, IET, IEEE conference on ITC, ADCOM etc.
Mr. Francis Chung
QBeep Intelligent System Sdn Bhd
Nexgen Biopharma Ltd.
Green to Greener pastures
Mr. Francis Chung is the CEO of QBeep Intelligent System Sdn Bhd and Group Chief Operating Officer for Nexgen Biopharma Ltd. Francis Chung comes from an illustrated corporate career in which he has spent over 30 years across 9 organizations in 8 different industries in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
QBeep main focus is to digitally transform the above modern supply chain under the Industry 4.0 (IR 4.0), own Digital Malaysia formerly known as MSC status, and recently just signed an MOU with Curtin Sarawak University, the value building from the Technology collaboration will strongly contribute towards increasing both parties skills set and know how. Nexgen Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, own several award winning anti-aging and beauty brands including MF3 (www.mf3swiss.com).
He spearheaded East Malaysia’s first Multimedia Super Corridor Status Company, NXG Global Sdn Bhd (NXG) (https://nxg-global.com/), a Nexgen Group’s wholly owned subsidiary. NXG
Global is a Global Business Services company, and NXG Global has been voted No 9 on the Top 25 BPO in Malaysia 2022 by outsource accelerator. Its global clients include MF3, MF Plus, European Wellness Group and many more.
Francis has over 30 years of professional experiences across 8 industries including Digital Platform, Hospitality, Banking, Outsourcing and Beauty & Wellness. He has served in many different corporations and multinationals in senior capacities i.e Executive Director, Regional Director, Managing Director among others. Francis has a MBA, UK and a management graduate Dip from the CUHK.