Invited Speakers

Kamran Iqbal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

 

Professor Kamran Iqbal obtained his BE in Aeronautical Engineering from NED University, and his MS, MBA and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He has held academic appointments at College or Aeronautical Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Northwestern University, California State University at Fullerton, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Irvine, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he currently serves as Professor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. His research interests include neuromechanics and motor control of human movement, biomedical signal and image processing, renewable energy, mechatronics, and machine learning. He is a senior life member of IEEE (USA), and member of IET (UK). He has regularly served as program evaluator for ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. He is author of three monographs, 50 journal papers and over 100 conference publications

Ismail Hakkı Altas, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

 
İsmail H. Altaş was born in Ispir, Erzurum, Türkiye. Received his B.Sc.E in Electrical Engineering from Kocaeli Engineering faculty of Yıldız University, and M.Sc.E from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Türkiye, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 1993.
He is currently a full time Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Karadeniz Technical University. He was awarded as the best outstanding faculty member in engineering for the year 1997 at KTU. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers in Türkiye.
His research areas are on modelling and control of power systems, renewable energy systems, microgrids, automatic control, fuzzy logic control and fuzzy decision-making.
He is the author of the book "Fuzzy Logic Control in Energy Systems with Applications in Matlab®/Simulink" published by IET in 2017.
He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and managed various research projects.
He runs Sustainable Energy Utilization Laboratory (SEUL) with his Power, Energy and Control Research Group (POWENCON) at KTU.
Dr. Altaş is married and has 3 children.

 

 

 

Hakan Hocaoğlu, Istanbul Trade University, Turkey


Mehmet Hakan Hocaoğlu received the Ph.D. degree from the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, U.K., in 1999. From 1999 to 2021, he worked with the Electronics Engineering Department, Gebze Technical University, Turkey. Since 2021, he has been with the Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Ticaret University, Turkey, where he is currently a Full Professor. His research interests include power systems, power quality, earthing, and renewable energy.


 

 

Muhammad Akmal Chaudhary, Ajman University, UAE

 

Muhammad Akmal Chaudhary received the master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K., in 2007 and 2011, respectively, and the M.B.A. degree in leadership and corporate governance from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 2022. Before joining Ajman University, United Arab Emirates, in October 2012, he held a postdoctoral research position with the Centre for High-Frequency Engineering, Cardiff University. He is currently an Associate Professor of electrical engineering with Ajman University, United Arab Emirates. His research interests include nonlinear device characterization, spectrum-efficient power amplifiers, nonlinear measurement techniques, and microwave electronics have resulted in more than 120 academic articles.

Dr Chaudhary is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K. and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, U.K.

 

Ala Khalifeh, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Dr. Khalifeh is currently the President Advisor for campus life at the German Jordanian University, where he also serves as an associate professor at the Electrical Eng. Department at the German Jordanian University (GJU). Dr. Khalifeh received his Bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Jordan in 2001, 2004, respectively, after that; Dr. Khalifeh received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2005, which enabled him to pursue his PhD degree from the University of California- Irvine in the US, Dr. Khalifeh was appointed as vice-dean for the Deanship of Innovation, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship (DI-TECH) till Sep 2023. In 2021, Dr. Khalifeh became a fellow in the leader of innovation fellowship program (LIF), managed by the Royal academy of Engineering- UK. During his service at GJU, he was awarded three distinguished prizes, the first one is the GJU excellence award for research, which was awarded to him in 2023, due to his contributions in applied research. The second award entitled as GJU excellence award for industrial collaboration, which was granted to him due in 2016 to his efforts in establishing connections with the industry. The third award is the GJU excellence award for research, which was awarded to him in 2015, due to his contributions in applied research. Furthermore, In 2015, Dr. Khalifeh received the Arab-American frontiers of science, engineering, and medicine fellowship. In addition, Dr. Khalifeh is active in voluntary and service work, as he served as the IEEE Communication Society chapter chair- Jordan section from 2014-2017, the IEEE Secretary-General Activities, GJU IEEE student branch councilor from 2017-2019. Recently, he was elected as the IEEE Jordan section Chair for the period from 2020 to 2021 and re-elected for another round 2022-2023. Furthermore, Dr. Khalifeh has been recently awarded the Young AFCEA 40 under 40 international award from AFCEA-USA for his significant contributions in a technical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to the Jordanians clients and organizations using information technology (IT). In the past period, Dr. Khalifeh has been awarded several research grants, where he used it to verify the research results by having prepared a prototype of the developed research work, from which he started several entrepreneurial activities and work. Dr. Khalifeh’s research is in the field of Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless sensor networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud computing. He has published more than 130 Scopus indexed conference and Journal papers.

 

 

 

 

Tufan Kumbasar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Tufan Kumbasar received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Control and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Türkiye. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Control and Automation Engineering Department and the Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (AI2S) Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ITU, Türkiye. His major research interests are in computational intelligence, notably type-2 fuzzy logic, fuzzy control, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, and intelligent systems. He is also interested in robotics, machine learning, intelligent control, and their real-world applications. He has served as a Publication Co-Chair, Panel Session Co-Chair, Special Session Co-Chair, PC, IPC, and TPC in various international and national conferences. Dr. Kumbasar is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and an Area Editor for the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.
Dr. Kumbasar received the Best Paper Awards from the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in 2015, and from the 6th International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology in 2018. He is the recipient of the ODTÜ Mustafa N. Parlar Research and Education Foundation Research Incentive Award in 2020, the Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientists Award in 2021, the Istanbul Technical University Young Scientists Achievement Award in 2022, IEEE Turkey Research Incentive Award in 2022, and the Science Academy Young Scientist Award in 2023.