Dr. Manuel F. Casanova
Manuel F. Casanova, MD, belonged to the founding board of the National Alliance for Autism Research (now Autism Speaks) and the Autism Tissue Board. He has served on the Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Board of numerous organizations (e.g., Autism Research Institute, Generation Rescue, On Mental Health, Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Clearly Present Foundation) and is presently on the editorial board of 15 different medical journals. Dr. Casanova has provided a large number of plenary lectures including a magisterial presentation at the World Congress of Autism. His research has been recognized by a EUREKA award from the NIMH for the introduction of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in the Therapy of autism spectrum disorders. He has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, 85 book chapters and edited five books
Dr. Anant Madabhushi
Anant Madabhushi, Ph.D, is the Director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) and the F. Alex Nason Professor II in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University. He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University in 2012. He is currently a Fellow of the AIMBE, IEEE, and Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. He serves as an Associate Editor for multiple scientific journals including IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, BMC Cancer, and a Guest Editor for Medical Physics. In 2015, he was named as one of Crain’s Business Cleveland “40 under 40”. Dr. Madabhushi has had considerable experience in leading large inter-disciplinary projects, having either served or is serving as the lead PI on multi-institutional, multi-site grants 1U24CA199374-01, R01CA136535, 1R01CA208236-01A1, and CDMRP LC130463. In 2018, Dr. Madabhushi’s work on developing “smart computers for identifying lung cancer patients who will benefit from chemotherapy” was ranked as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2018 by Prevention Magazine.
Dr. Ayman El-Baz
Ayman El-Baz, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Louisville, KY. In 2019 he was elected as an AIMBE fellow for outstanding achievement in medical imaging and outstanding leadership in education, scholarship, and service to the field of bioengineering. Moreover, Dr. El-Baz was named a Coulter Fellow for his contribution to biomedical translational research. In 2018, Dr. El-Baz was selected by the Biomedical Engineering Society to be an ABET program evaluator. Dr El-Baz has 20 years of hands-on experience in the fields of bio-imaging modeling and non-invasive computer-assisted diagnosis systems. He has been PI and Co-PI of many research projects funded by DOD, NIH, NAS, NSF, the Coulter foundation, the American Cancer Society, KCF, and KSEF. He has authored or coauthored more than 700 technical articles.
Dr. George C. Giakos
G.C. Giakos is a Professor and the Director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Imaging and Neuromorphic Engineering (CINE), Bioinspired Photonics and Distributed Vision Systems, at Manhattan College, NY. His research is articulated in imaging technology innovation, through the integration of physics, engineering and computational science. He is the recipient of the Fulbright Specialist Award, granted by the U.S. Department of State, 2019. He has been recognized for "his leadership efforts in advancing the professional goals of IEEE" by receiving the 2014 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award" in "recognition of his efforts in strengthening links between industry, government and academia". He serves as Founding Chairman IEEE TC19 Imaging Systems, Founding Chairman IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Founding Director IEEE International School on Imaging, Founding Director IEEE Industry-Academia Forum. He has been elected Fellow of the IEEE and he is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of the Office of Naval Research. He has been awarded with 20 patents and authored more than 250 peer-review papers.
Dr. Kostas Marias
Kostas Marias, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Medical Image Processing at the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University in Greece and is the head and founder of the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory at FORTH-ICS. Ηe served as Principal Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS-FORTH) since 2006. During 2000-2002, he worked as a Researcher at the University of Oxford and from 2003-2006 as Associated Researcher at FORTH-ICS. He received his PhD in Medical Image Analysis and Medical Physics from UCL Royal Free & University College Medical School working jointly with the University of Oxford, UK. He has coordinated two EC projects on cancer modelling (ContraCancrum and TUMOR projects), and has actively participated in several other EC funded projects developing ICT technology. He is co-author of more than 200 papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings focusing on medical image processing and analysis, biomedical informatics, image-based modelling and radiomics/deep learning medical imaging applications.
Dr. Michalis Zervakis
Michalis E. Zervakis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Toronto, Department of Electrical Engineering. He is serving as Professor at the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and directing the Digital Image and Signal Processing Laboratory (DISPLAY) at the Technical University of Crete. His research interests include modern aspects of signal and image processing, data mining and pattern recognition, imaging systems and integrated automation systems. Under his direction, the DISPLAY lab www.display.tuc.gr covers a wide range of design, analysis, implementation and validation areas. Applications include visual scene analysis and surveillance, bioinformatics, biosignal analysis and medical Imaging, biomarker selection from mass genomic data, time-frequency biosignal and EEG characterization, modeling of disease state and progression, as well as cancer research on diagnosis & prognosis. He is coauthor in more than 280 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has participated in several national and European research projects and has participated in the scientific committees of several IEEE conferences.
Dr. Wuqiang Yang
Wuqiang Yang is a Fellow of the IET (formerly IEE), Fellow of the InstMC and Fellow of the IEEE. He received his BEng, MSc and PhD degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Since 1991, he has been with The University of Manchester (formerly UMIST) in the UK and now is a professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His main research interests include industrial tomography, especially electrical capacitance tomography, image reconstruction algorithms, sensing and data acquisition systems, electronic circuit design, instrumentation and multiphase measurement. He has published over 300 papers, is a referee for over 40 journals (including 6 IEEE journals), editorial board member of 6 journals, guest editor of several journal special issues and visiting professor at 6 other universities. He is an honorary chairman of IEEE Int. Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in America since 2002.
Mohamed Al Mutawa
Mohamed Al Mutawa Leading the Operations Excellence Mission in ADNOC HQ, whereby, Maintenance, Integrity, Safety, AI & Digitalization are key elements of his Strategic accountability in ADNOC Value Chain; furthermore, he is a Key Upstream Leader in many assignments of Tactical & Technology Projects. He is engaged with ADNOC for 15 Years driving several roles successfully, holding educational degrees in Petroleum Engineering & International Business.