CSASE 2020 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ellen-Wien Augustijn-Beckers
University of Twente – (The Netherlands)

Dr. Augustijn-Beckers is an assistant professor in geo-information processing at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, (The Netherlands), which she joined in 2000. Her keywords in research interest are Agent-based Modelling (ABM), Geo-computation and disease modelling. Within this domain, she specialized in the recognition and reproduction of spatiotemporal patterns, and how they can help to explain different global challenges like the diffusion of infectious diseases. Ellen-Wien obtained her PhD at the University of Twente. Before coming to the University of Twente, she spent 4-years in the United States, working for the University of Florida, and in 2013 did her sabbatical at Purdue University in the US. She has extensive experience in education and is actively involved in the development of new educational tools like the Living Textbook (a concept based digital textbook) and the development and application of learning analytics. 

Dr. Haider A. F. Almurib
University of Nottingham – (Malaysia Campus)

Dr. Almurib received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2006. He is a Fellow of HEA, UK, since 2012. He is also IET Chartered Engineer and IEEE Senior Member. He is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia, where he served as head of the department from 2014 for 4 years. Before this he was a Senior Lecturer in the University of Malaya. He also worked in industry for four years as an R&D engineer in the field of computer automation. His research interests include approximate computing, embedded systems, fault tolerance of digital systems, nonlinear and intelligent control, and electric machines and drives. He served as an associate editor for IET Power Electronics. Among his research achievements is more than 150 publications, 14 PhD graduates, and 6 patents. He received 7 research and 13 development awards.

Dr. Saad Talib Hasson
University of Babylon – (Iraq)

Dr. Hasson is a professor in computer communication at the college of Information Technology, University of Babylon (Iraq). He received his PhD in Feb 2002 in operations research (modeling and simulation). His background is in electrical and electronic engineering since 1982. He did his master of science in applied sciences and operations research in 1989. Dr. Hasson has a significant scientific role in couple of national and international journals. Currently, he is the associated editor of both the international journal of computer information systems and industrial management applications (IJCISIM) and the journal of information and communication technology (JICT). Prof Hasson’s research interests are modeling and computer simulation, optimization techniques, simulating wireless sensors networks, social networks and intelligent systems. Within his research interests, he published a number of distinguished papers and supervised PhD and MSc students.