Prof. Dr. Bruce SpencerSenior Research Officer, National Research Council Canada
Speech Title: Applying Causality from Sensor Data
Biography: Bruce Spencer is a senior research officer at the National Research Council Canada, has been a full professor of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick (now adjunct), and has been R&D lead for three startup companies. He was educated at Dalhousie University (BSc) and at the Univesity of Waterloo (MMath, PhD). His work in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science includes automated reasoning, logic, machine learning, natural language processing, the Internet of Things, and IoT causality. He has led 64 staff over nine research and development projects with partners including Defence Research and Development Canada, McCain Foods, Bell Canada, Agfa Healthcare, Eyesover, Fiddlehead and Kibboko. His projects have been funded by NRC IRAP, ACOA, NSERC, MITACS and CANARIE. He has taught over 50 university classes, and supervised 17 Masters and 5 PhD thesis. His team won an OWL Reasoner Evaluation competition. He is a former president of Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC) and has chaired conferences including Canadian AI, the International Conference on Electronic Commerce and CASCON. As a productive author and coder, he has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers and his favorite programming languages include Prolog, Java and R.
Dr. Eng. Neyara RadwanKing Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Speech Title: Towards Smart and Sustainable Energy and Waste Management Solutions for Cities
Biography: Dr. Neyara is working as an Assistant 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.
Dr. Sameera IqbalInternal Quality Assurer | Assessor | Faculty | System Course Team Leader
Speech Title: Industry 4.0
Biography: Dr. Sameera Iqbal is an educator with a strong philosophy of imparting knowledge by many different methods and motivate students to develop their expertise in Logistics Engineering of Engineering, Technology and Sciences Division. Her research contributions are in the areas of Operations, Technology, and Logistics Management.
She is a dedicated partner to Higher Colleges of Technology programs and outreach events that help promote learning and support the community.