Keynote Speakers

Ahmad Lotfi

Professor of Computational Intelligence ,
Nottingham Trent University,
Nottingham, UK

Ahmad Lotfi is currently a Professor of Computational Intelligence at Nottingham Trent University, where he is leading the research group in Computational Intelligence and Applications. He is also the acting Head of Department of Computing and Technology. Areas of his research interest include computational intelligence, ambient intelligence, ambient assisted living, assistive robotics, smart homes and smart industry. His research has been recognised internationally for significant contributions to the application of computational intelligence techniques in control systems and intelligent environments. He has supervised many research fellows and over 10 PhD research students to successful completion.  He has worked in collaboration with many healthcare commercial organisations and end-users. He has received external funding from Innovate UK, EU and industrial companies to support his research. He has authored and co-authored over 150 scientific papers in the area of computational intelligence, abnormal behaviour recognition and ambient intelligence in highly prestigious journals and international conferences. He has been invited as an Expert Evaluator and Panel Member for many EU Framework Research Programmes including FP6/FP7 ERC and Horizon 2020.

Mamoun Alazab

Associate Professor in the College of Engineering,
IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University,

Mamoun Alazab is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University. He is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. His research is multidisciplinary that focuses on cyber security, blockchain technologies and digital forensics of computer systems, particularly cybercrime detection and prevention. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Federation University of Australia, School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering, he has more than 70 research papers. He organised and participated more than 70 conferences and workshops, 7 as a General Chair. He presented many invited and Keynotes talks at conferences and venues (19 events in 2017 alone). He is an editor on multiple editorial boards including Associate Editor of IEEE Access, Editor of the Security and Communication Networks Journal and Book Review Section Editor: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL).  He has been involved in past research work to support agencies like the Australian Federal Police, Attorney General’s Department and major banks in Australia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Alex Tze Hiang Sim

Head of Information Engineering Behavioral Informatics Research Group (INFOBEE)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Alex Tze Hiang Sim received his PhD degree from Monash University, Australia. He was working as a business & program analyst for six years after graduating from his first degree. He was then attached to the Department of Information Systems [now, School of Computing] at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as a senior lecturer. He has been teaching courses such as Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Research Methods, and Databases. His research interest is in Data Mining and its applications. He has supervised more than twenty international PhD and master students. He is currently a member of AIS, IEEE and ACM