Research Economist, Upside, USA
Business in the Digital Age
Biography : Dr. Thomas Weinandy works at Upside, a marketplace focused on driving value to all points of brick and mortar commerce. He conducts original research for the company based on their world class data of consumer behavior in the areas of gasoline, restaurant, and grocery retail. Dr. Weinandy has previously worked as a Data Scientist, Economist, and University Faculty. He received an M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit University and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University in the United States. His research applies microeconomic methods to understand the unique ways digital technologies change the way businesses and consumers behave. Dr. Weinandy currently serves on the steering committee for the annual Big Data Ignite conference.
College of Information Engineering, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China
Privacy-preserving Representation Learning for Healthcare Knowledge.
Biography : Dr. Fang Hu received a Ph.D. degree in Complex Networks from the School of Computers, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China. Dr. Hu worked at the University of West Florida as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. She is the website chair of the IEEE Computer Society Big Data STC, a member of the Chinese Institute of Electronics' Youth Professional Technical Committee of the Internet of Things, a member of the IEEE Computer Society, a member of the IEEE Communications Society, a member of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and a member of the Professional Technical Committee of Intelligent Information Network in the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, etc. She is the guest editor or reviewer for over 40 SCI journals and the technical program chair, program chair, and reviewer for over 10 international conferences. As the first or corresponding author, she has published over 40 papers in SCI (the total impact factor is over 50), EI journals and conferences, etc. Her main research interests include Complex Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robots, and Big Data Analysis in various research fields.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Data and technology for health: integrating data on climate change and human mobility to inform disease prediction models
Biography : Dr. Raquel Martins Lana is a recognised researcher in the Global Health Resilience team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC/Spain) with a background in quantitative epidemiology. Her research focus is to investigate the relationship between climate, environment, health, and socio-economic factors in the emergence, transmission, and spread of infectious diseases. She also works in the Infodengue early-warning alert system. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Scientific Computing Program (PROCC/Fiocruz-RJ, Brazil) and also a visiting researcher in the Center for Integration of Data and Knowledge for Health (CIDACS/Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil) between September 2018 to February 2022. Dr. Lana served as an adviser to the Brazilian government in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil working in the Infogripe alert system. Raquel worked on the development of a malaria transmission model to measure the impact of tafenoquine implementation in Brazil in partnership with the Pasteur Institute (Paris). She was a lecturer at the Department of Public Health at the University of Brasília (Brasília, Brazil). Raquel obtained a Ph.D. in Epidemiology in Public Health at the National School of Public Health in 2017 (ENSP/Fiocruz-RJ, Brazil). Her thesis combined global and local epidemiological studies to understand the geographical retraction and maintenance of malaria and the introduction and spread of dengue in the Brazilian Amazon Basin. She won a Science Without Borders fellowship to spend 6 months at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) during her PhD and was awarded the Oswaldo Cruz Thesis Award in 2017. Dr. Lana has 24 peer-reviewed articles published in high-impact journals, 3 book chapters, and 7 conference papers. She has served as a reviewer for 12 journals, including Nature Scientific Reports and BMC Public Health.
* King Abdulaziz University, kingdom of Saudi Arabia
** Mechanical Dept, Faculty of Engineering, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Creating a Roadmap for a Successful Digital Transformation Strategy
Biography : Dr. Neyara is working as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Department, Faculty of Engineering, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. She is also an Assistant Professor and the Quality Assurance Officer for the Ph.D. program, in the faculty of Economics & Administration, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Neyara is an active member in many international academic communities. She is a member in the Global Education Policy Network (GEPN) which is sponsored by Prince Sultan University in Saudi Arabia and The State University of New York at Buffalo in United States. As well as a member of the Board of Directors of Accord University, Mogadishu, Banadir, Somalia. Moreover, she is a member in Asia Logistics and Supply Chain Council (ALSCC), Malaysia. Moreover Dr. Neyara got a full membership in the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), based in Italy. She is a Goodwill Ambassador of Egypt in the IDYM Foundation. Dr. Neyara got many national and international awards such as: Certificate of Recognition form King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 2017 for her research contribution, Award of Excellence in AMBA Accreditation Work Contribution form King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 2019 for accreditation work contribution, Certificate of Recognition From the United Nations Associations of Somalia (UNASOM), in recognition of contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, in teaching in the MBA program, 2020 and Certificate of Honor from Igniting Young Minds Foundation, 2021. Dr. Neyara`s research interest in the field of, but not limited to, Solid waste management, Recycling, Optimization and Supply chain management.