ISAC Committees

Prof. Luiz Moutinho, University of Suffolk, UK

Professor Luiz Moutinho (BA, MA, PhD, FCIM) is Visiting Professor of Marketing at Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, England, and Visiting Professor of Marketing at Universidade Europeia and the Marketing School, Portugal.

During 2015 - 2017 he was professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. This was the first Chair in the world on both domains - BioMarketing and Futures Research. Previously, and for 20 years, he had been appointed as the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2017 Luiz Moutinho received a degree of Professor Honoris Causa from the University of Tourism and Management Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.

He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 29 years and held posts at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Northern Arizona University, USA and California State University, USA. He has held Visiting Professorship positions at numerous universities in China, Lithuania, Austria, New Zealand, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Hungary, Taiwan, Brazil, Colombia, Fiji and Cyprus.

Between 1987 and 1989 he was the Director of the Doctoral Programmes at the Confederation of Scottish Business Schools and at the Cardiff Business School between 1993 and 1996. He was Director of the Doctoral Programme in Management at the University of Glasgow between 1996 and 2004.

Professor Moutinho is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and Co-editor-in-Chief of the Innovative Marketing Journal. He has another 4 Associate Editorships as well as being in the Editorial Boards of another 47 international academic journals.

His areas of research interest encompass bio-marketing, neuroscience in marketing, algorithmic self, EmoWear - a wearable tech device that detects human emotions, evolutionary algorithms, human-computer interaction, the use of artificial neural networks in marketing, modelling consumer behaviour, futures research, marketing futurecast and tourism and marketing. Other primary areas of Professor Moutinho’s academic research are related to modelling processes of consumer behaviour.

He has developed a number of conceptual models over the years in areas such as tourism destination decision processes, automated banking, supermarket patronage, among other areas. The testing of these research models has been based on the application of many different statistical, computer and mathematical modelling techniques ranging from multidimensional scaling, multinomial logit generalised linear models (GLMs) and linear structural relations to neural networks, ordered probit, simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, memetic algorithms and fuzzy logic.

Professor Moutinho has over 150 articles published in refereed academic journals, 34 books and more than 11,500 academic citations, the h-index of 50 and the i10-index of 161 (June, 2018).

 

Prof. Abdul Ghani Albaali, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

Dr. Ghani Albaali was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and holds New Zealand citizenship. In 2001, he earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Auckland, NZ, where he was awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis in the Faculty of Engineering for the year 2001. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman, Jordan. Dr. Albaali’s areas of expertise include Heat & Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Numerical Analysis, Computer Simulations, Mathematical Modeling, Environment Engineering and Technology, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Energy Conversion, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Advanced Mathematics, Thermal Sterilization of Food, High Pressure Processing, Food Processing Engineering, Research Methodology, Data Analysis, and Statistics. Dr. Albaali is the author of more than 180 published papers, books and book chapters in these areas. Dr. Albaali has developed several original computer models in the areas of Heat & Mass Transfer, High Pressure Processing of Food, and Food Processing Engineering. These works have been published in a number of international journals and presented at several international conferences (USA, Australia, France, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Italy, Canada, Jordan, Iraq, and New Zealand). He is currently a reviewer of several international books and journals, and has attended numerous training courses in the US, Italy, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Iraq and Jordan. Dr. Albaali is a prominent figure on the international scene in the field of using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Food Engineering Applications. He was awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship (Sept. 2002 - Aug. 2005) from the New Zealand Foundation of Research Science and Technology. Dr. Albaali is listed in the “Who's Who in Science and Engineering”, 7th Edition, 2003-2004 and 23rd Edition in 2005 & 2006, as well as “The Chronicle of Higher Achievements”, NJ, USA. He has been named Outstanding Scientist by IBC, Cambridge, England, and is among the Great Minds of the 21st Century for his accomplishments, ideas and contribution to the field of Science, (ABI, North Carolina 27622 USA). http://www.amazon.com/A.G.-Abdul-Ghani-Al-Baali/e/B004Z6SZX4?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060

 

Prof. Yonghui Li, The University of Sydney, Australia

Yonghui Li received his PhD degree in November 2002. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. Li is now a Professor and Director of Wireless Engineering Laboratory in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of theAustralian Research Council (ARC)Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 andARC Future Fellowship in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to cooperative communications technologies.

His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on IoT, machine to machine communicaitons, MIMO, millimeter wave communications, channel coding techniques, game theory, machine learning and signal processing. Li holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields.

Professor Li is an editor for IEEE transactions on communications, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology and guest editors for several special issues of IEEE journals, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE IoT Journals, IEEE Communications Magazine. He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2017, and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.

He has published one book, more than 160 papers in premier IEEE journals and more than 100 papers in premier IEEE conferences. His publications have been cited more than 8000 times, with an h-index of 42. Six of his papers have been included as ISI high cited papers by ESI Web of Science, defined as top 1% of papers in the field. Several of his papers have been the top most 10 most cited papers in the respective journals since the year it was published.

Li has attracted more than $6 million in competitive research funding over the past 10 years, including 10 ARC grants. He has participated in $500 Millions Australia national demonstration project “Smart Grid Smart City” and designed last mile access networks.

He is the founder and director of IoT undergraduate major at the University of Sydney.

 

Prof. Parameshachari B D, GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysuru, India

Dr. Parameshachari B D currently working as a Professor and Head in the Department of Telecommunication Engineering at GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru (Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India). He is the IEEE Student Branch Counsellor at GSSSIETW, Mysuru. He is the Senior Member of IEEE and Member of IEI. He is the Mysore Region Coordinator for IEEE Bangalore Section. Currently He is the Secretary for IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Bangalore Chapter. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of ECE at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Mauritius. He has a total Research & Teaching experience of around 16 Years. Obtained B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and M. Tech degree in Digital communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India and Completed Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jain University, Bengaluru. He is the Outstanding Reviewer - Elsevier Signal Processing, Achieved Since June 2017 (This recognition has been awarded for only top 10th percentile of reviewers for the Elsevier Journal). Invited Speaker for 2019 the 4th International Conference on Multimedia and Image Processing (ICMIP 2019) held in University of Malaya, Malaysia during January, 2019. Regional Chair for 10th International Conference on Information and Communications Technology Convergence 2019 (ICTC 2019) Jeju Island, Korea. Published /presented 75 papers in International Journals /International Conferences. (Few papers indexed by Scopous) and having 142 Citations, 6 h-index and i10-index of 5 to his credit. Completed the Project under Institution of Engineers (India) R&D Grant-in-aid Scheme.
Five Research Scholars are pursuing Ph.D. Degree under his supervision at Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. Resource Person for Various Symposiums and Workshops. Served as Ph.D registration expert committee member in Electrical Engineering Sciences at VTU, Belagavi for year the 2016-17. He has Guided many Projects for UG/PG students.
Received grant of Rs. 25,000 for the project entitled “Image Encryption and Decryption for real time Applications” under the Institution of Engineers (India) R&D Grant-in-aid Scheme during the year 2014. Ref: Project ID-RDGP2015057
He has given an Interview to All India Radio (AIR), Mysuru on “Opportunities in the field of Telecommunication Engineering” for the benefit of students in Yuvavani Programme 5th September 2018. Successfully Worked as Organizing Chair/publication Chair for 4 consecutive “IEEE-International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Computers Technologies and Optimization Techniques” (ICEECCOT) in the year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in association with IEEE Bangalore Section (http://iceeccot.geethashishu.in/), which attracted papers from across India and Abroad.