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15-18 November 2021 Convention
MNTC Tech Campus, Oklahoma City, OK, USA and Online
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Keynotes/Invited Talks

Confirmed Keynotes/Invited Talks 

“Machine Learning for Critical Systems Security”

Nancy R. Mead, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Dr. Nancy R. Mead is a Fellow of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research areas are security requirements engineering and software assurance curricula. The Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education is named for her.

Before joining the SEI, Mead was a senior technical staff member at IBM Federal Systems, where she spent most of her career developing and managing large real-time systems. She also worked in IBM’s software engineering technology area and managed IBM Federal Systems’ software engineering education department. She has developed and taught numerous courses on software engineering topics, both at universities and in professional education courses.

Mead has more than 150 publications and invited presentations. She is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Member of the ACM, and was named the 2015 Distinguished Educator by IEEE TCSE. Dr. Mead received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.


“Sustainable Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer Systems”

Manos M. Tentzeris, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Tentzeris is currently a Ken Byers Professor in flexible electronics and served as the Head of the Electromagnetics Technical Interest Group with the School of ECE, Georgia Tech.  He is also the Head of the A.T.H.E.N.A. Research Group (20 students and researchers) and has established academic programs in 3D Printed RF electronics and modules, flexible electronics, origami and morphing electromagnetics, Highly Integrated/Multilayer Packaging for RF and Wireless Applications using ceramic and organic flexible materials, paper-based RFIDs and sensors, inkjet-printed electronics, nanostructures for RF, wireless sensors, power scavenging, and wireless power transfer, Microwave MEM's, SOP-integrated (UWB, multiband, conformal) antennas and Adaptive Numerical Electromagnetics (FDTD, MultiResolution Algorithms).

He has published more than 600 papers in refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings, 5 books, and 25 book chapters. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of MTT-15 Committee, an Associate Member of the European Microwave Association (EuMA), a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and a member of Commission D, URSI, and of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Professor Tentzeris received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 and 1998.

"Blockchain Technology and its implications in Business Applications and Healthcare IT"

Akhil Kumar, PhD
Penn State University, USA

Dr. Akhil Kumar currently a Professor of Information Systems, joined the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University in June 2002. He has previously been on the faculties at Cornell University and the University of Colorado and has spent a sabbatical year as a scientist at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. He has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and international conferences.

Akhil currently serves as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. Previously, he was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, INFORMS Journal on Computing and Information Systems Research. He was a program co-chair of BPM 2017 Conference.  He also served as a co-program chair of CoopIS'11 and co-chair of Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'07). He has been a principal investigator for National Science Foundation and received support from IBM, Sun Microsystems, and other organizations. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

His current research interests are in Blockchain technology, Business analytics, Deep learning, Health IT and Healthcare forums, BPM and workflow systems, and process mining. He received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1988.

Other Keynotes/Invited Talks are under selection/confirmation

The first round of abstracts and papers received are under review. We have delayed the selection of  Keynotes and Invited Talks to have them in the areas of selected abstracts and papers. We were not able to anticipate such areas due to the inaugural nature of these conferences.