IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect 2015-2016 and Director 2017-2018
She received her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1988. In 1989 she founded Irbis Konsult AB, a consulting company involved with Engineering Management, Information and Cyber Security. Margaretha has consulted with international corporations as IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Ericsson, Saab, ABB, Bombardier, Tetra Pak, and Volvo. She is a PhD student in Information Security since 2006 at Stockholm University/KTH. Since 2010 she is lecturing on Risk analysis and Information Security at Halmstad University. Margaretha has worked internationally at JCI (jci.cc), a global NGO working with leadership and entrepreneurial development since 1983, as a skilled and inspiring trainer, and international leader. She was awarded “Most outstanding JCI Senator in the World” 2006. She has served on the board of the Association of JCI Senators in Europe 2007-2012 and as the President 2012-2013. She lives by the Baltic Sea close to Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr. Bechir Hamdaoui
IEEE Communications society distinguished lecturer
Dr. Hamdaoui received the Diploma of Graduate Engineer from the National Engineering School of Tunis (BAC+6, ENIT), Tunisia, in 1997. He also received M.S. degrees in both Electrical & Computer Engineering (2002) and Computer Sciences (2004), and Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (2005) all from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He joined the Real-Time Computing Research Lab at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor as a postdoctoral research fellow in September of 2005, and joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University in September of 2007. Dr. Hamdaoui’s research interests span various topics in the areas of wireless/computer communication networks and information systems. His current focus includes cloud computing, distributed optimization and control, service and network management, internet of things, cognitive and dynamic networking systems, and distributed sensing.
Dr. Hamdaoui is a senior member of IEEE. He is also a member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions of Wireless Communications, Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal.
Referee for IEEE LA Transactions, Springer Health and Technology, and for conferences IEEE II&TT, LASCCDCN, ICEDEG, COLCOM & ROPEC.
Ignacio Castillo has 20 years of experience in Information Technology & Communications.
He had participated in +40 national & international projects as a team member or project leader in technical or management areas for telecommunications and green energy projects.
As academic in private & public universities with UACM, BUAP, UPAEP & UTM.
In 2015 he was a Visiting Professor at University of Army & Air Force Mexico (UDEFA).
He has lectured +100 undergraduated and graduated courses.
He has written +20 conference & journal papers, 2 technical reports and 3 books.
He has offered +60 keynote, invited talks and webinars.
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He is referee for IEEE LA Transactions, Springer Health and Technology, and for conferences IEEE II&TT, LASCCDCN, ICEDEG, COLCOM & ROPEC.
* Since 2008 Castillo is a tenured Professor at Sci. and Tech. Dep. for Electronics y Telecommunications at Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM) [Mexico City University], where he is head of the AN Lab.
As professional & consultant in private & public companies in computer networks.
With RedUno-Telmex he wrote 12 internal technical reports related to Operation Support System and Tech. Transfer area at Mexico City.
With IFE he was Coordinator for The Data Transmition Center, leading 15 team members.
With DICINET he worked for Novel Networks Systems.
Since 2015 he is a consultant for Datacenter Dynamics
Studies Ignacio Castillo received a M.Sc. in Electronic Devices CIDS-ICUAP & a B. Sc. in Electronic [with honors] [FCE], both from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla [BUAP], Mexico.
Edmundo Tovar Caro
IEEE Education society distinguished lecturer
Computer Engineering educator, has a Ph. D. (1994) and a Bachelor’s degree (1986) in Computer Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) from the IEEE Computer Society.
He has been Associate Dean for Quality and Strategic Planning in the Computing School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From this last position he was in charge of the training for academic staff, the introduction of innovative solutions including new pedagogies; new approaches that improve student learning of technical skills and cultural skills, improved methods of blended learning and others.
He works in the research, management and promotion of the Open Educational Resources (OER): Leader of an Innovation Group in Education in the UPM focused in the application of web technologies to OpenCourseware and OER and leader by the UPM in different European projects about OER, he has served as member elected of the Board of Directors of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (2009 – 2013). He has been, also, Executive Director of OCW Office of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2008-2012) and currently Executive Director of the Open Education Office in this University.
Author of many papers in Engineering Education, he is member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Education Society, and currently Vice President of Educational Activities and Awards.
IEEE R8 Professional Activities Speaker
Nadhem BARDAA, IEEE Member, graduated from the University of Sfax (Tunisia) in 2000. In 2011, he founded NTraining, a training company involved with engineering management. Nadhem has consulted with corporations as Petrofac, Tunisiana Orascom, OMV, and L’EPI D’OR. Nadhem has worked internationally at JCI since 2004 as a trainer designer and has presented different training as Leadership, team management, and strategic planning in different countries as Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Senegal. He published a book on 2010 written in French entitled “Keys of Success, I will be efficient”. Nadhem has served as President of the Union Chamber of Training, Studies and Consulting at the UTICA Sfax and he is the founder of the Professional Community MAWARED RH. More info available on the Nadhem website: www.nadhem.net
Dr. Ahmed Rubaai
Fellow IEEE Howard University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department2300 6th Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20059
He is the Founder and Lead Developer of College of Engineering Motion Control and Drives Laboratory (http://www.controllab.howard.edu) that provides engineering students with valuable hands-on and “real-world” experiences.”
His work covers a broad range of manufacturing and product applications and exemplifies his ability to bridge between academic research and the application to industrial applications. Of particular importance is his development of control technologies by way of intelligence; laying the technological foundations for the production versions of high-performance drives used in an expansive array of industrial, commercial, and transportation applications today.
Dr. Rubaai’s many honors include the ASEE Robert Quinn Award in June 2011, IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) 2nd Prize Paper Award in September 2007, ASEE Division of Experimentation and Laboratory Oriented Studies Best Paper Award in June 2006, Howard University Exemplary Teaching Award in April 2005, the IEEE IAS Honorable Mention Prize Paper Award in October 2002, ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Distinguished Educator Award (April 2001), NASA Glenn Software Release Award in June 2004, and Howard’s School of Engineering “Professor of the Year” in 1997 and 1998. He has served as Chair of the IEEE-IAS Manufacturing Systems Development and Applications Department (2006-2008), Chair of the IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee (2000-2002), and Chair of ASEE Division of Experimentation and Laboratory Oriented Studies (2010-2011). He is currently serving as Chair of the IAS Publications Department and an Executive Board Member.
Yasmine SOUISSI, PhD. Eng.
IEEE ULT EMB SBC advisor 2015-2016
She received her bachelor degree in Bio-industry engineering from the “National Institute of Applied Sciences” (Tunisia) and graduated from “Claude Bernard University” in Lyon (France) with a Master of Science degree in Technologies and health, biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering in 2009. In October 2012, she obtained her PhD degree in chemistry from the
“Ecole Polytechnique” of Paris (France), where she acquired expertise in mass spectrometry and toxicology. Her research activities were conducted at the Molecular Chemistry Laboratory. During her PhD, she obtained an EDX mobility fellowship to be part of PhD guest students program at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen).
Throughout her career, she held numerous positions as instructor for continuous training at Paris IX University, teaching assistant at the department of biology at “Ecole Polytechnique” in Paris. She is an assistant professor at the department of biology at the Private University of Tunis (ULT) since January 2013 where she also served as head of department for the last three years. Moreover, she is a lecturer at the higher institute of Biotechnology at the University of Manouba, Biotechnopole of Sidi Thabet, Sidi Thabet (Tunisia).
Dr Souissi presently is a full researcher at the Biotechnology and Bio-Geo Resources Valorization Research Laboratory at the Higher institute for Biotechnology. Her research interest straddles the border between chemistry and biology. Her main activities revolve around environmental biotechnology, contaminants characterization using analytical tools as well as in vitro and in silico toxicology.
Mr. Mohamed Ali Chouchane
CEO of Cloud Temple, a JV between Poulina Group Holding and Intrinsec France (Neurones Group)
With a training as a computer engineer at the National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT), Mohamed Ali Chouchane has found his place in the first Tunisian group leader in its activities: «Poulina Group Holding». His experience of more than 12 years at PGH allowed him to direct the project Dataxion which represents a data center of accommodation tier III of 1200 m ². He is currently CEO of Cloud Temple, a JV between Poulina Group Holding and Intrinsec France (Neurones Group), which operates in the Cloud Computing field.