2022 CSASE Keynote Speakers

Prof Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys
University of Technology Sydney – (Australia)

Dr Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys main areas of research are complex networked systems, and analysis of their dynamics and evolution, as well as predictive, adaptive modelling of networked systems. She is also fascinated by the controllability and control mechanisms in complex networks and spreading processed over complex systems. Another area of Katarzyna research interests is automated machine learning with emphasis on adaptation mechanisms and lifelong learning. She received her MSc in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology (WrUT), Poland, and an MSc in Software Engineering from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, both in 2006.
Katarzyna currently hold a position of a Professor of Network Science and a Deputy Head of School at the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is also a co-Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Lab within the Data Science Institute, UTS. Immediately before moving to Sydney in September 2017, she held the positions of an Associate Professor in Computing and a Head of the SMART Technology Research Group at the Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University (BU), UK. Prior to that, she worked at the King’s College London (UK) as a Lecturer in Computer Science where she was also a founder and leader of the interdisciplinary Complex Adaptive Networks and Systems (iCANS) initiative.

A/Prof Ali Al-Sherbaz
University of Gloucestershire – (UK)

Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz is currently an Associate Professor in Mobile and Network Security, and Academic Subject leader of the Technical and Applied computing, school of computing and Engineering at the University of Gloucestershire.
He has twenty-five years theoretical and practical experience in researching and teaching at various universities both in the Middle East and in the UK, with good experience in both academic and industrial projects. Ali is the Chair of BCS British Computer Society, member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Standards Associations and Member in the Institution Engineering and Technology IET. Leading the research active staff within the University and acting as a core member of the School Executive Team, providing strong strategic leadership and quality management for research and enterprise (R&E) activities across the faculty, leading strategically important partnerships for the University of Gloucestershire.
His academic career has focused on providing access to excellence through higher education and research in Computing and Engineering. A key part of his role is also established partnerships in EU, Middle East, Far East, India and China, which means to liaise with multi-stakeholders on a technical and a managerial level, curriculum development, Laboratory development and building long term Partnerships.

Prof Abir Hussain
Liverpool John Moores University – (UK)

Dr Abir Hussain is a professor of Biomedical Science and a member of the Applied Computing Research Group at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
She completed her PhD study at The University of Manchester (UMIST), UK in 2000 with a thesis title Polynomial Neural Networks for Image and Signal Processing. She has published numerous referred research papers in conferences and Journal in the research areas of Neural Networks, Signal Prediction, Telecommunication Fraud Detection and Image Compression.
She has worked with higher order and recurrent neural networks and their applications to e-health and medical image compression techniques. She has developed with her research students a number of recurrent neural network architectures. Her research has been published in a number of high esteemed and high impact journals such as the Expert Systems with Applications, PloS ONE, Electronic Letters, Neurocomputing, and Neural Networks and Applications.
She is a PhD supervisor and an external examiner for research degrees including PhD and MPhil.
She is one of the initiators and chairs of the Development in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE) series, most notably illustrated by the IEEE technically sponsored DeSE International Conference Series.