Dr. Andrey Golub

CEO and Founder , ELSE corp


Biography :

A Business Transformation, Technology Innovation and R&D professional, AI-driven Design evangelist. Since 2010 a STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR, while in the past operated as a strategy & technology consultant, specializing in the Design, Development, and Launch of innovative Smart Products and Services. As of Entrepreneur, his best expertise and the main focus is concentrated on the Luxury Fashion Retail and Mass Customization, ideas and projects towards Luxury 3.0 philosophy. Andrey is CEO and co-founder of ELSE Corp, a start-up, developing "Virtual Retail" (www.virtual-retail.org).

Research Interest:

 Andrey is responsible within ATOM Lab Milan) for new projects and products development in the areas as Virtual Retail, CAD as a Platform, Computer Vision & AI, Cloud, Digital and Hybrid Manufacturing, in the role of Deputy Chief Innovation Officer.

Nicolas H. Younan

Chair,Department Head , Mississippi State University



Nicolas H. Younan is currently the Department Head and James Worth Bagley Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Ohio University in 1988. Dr. Younan has published over 300 papers in journals, refereed conference proceedings, and book chapters. He has served as the General Chair and Editor for the 4th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Co-Editor for the 3rd International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Guest Editor, Sensors Journal, Remote Sensing, Electronics, Pattern Recognition Letters, and JSTARS, and Co-Chair for the Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Remote sensing (2008-2010). He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society, serving on two technical committees: Image Analysis and Data Fusion, and Earth Science Informatics (previously Data Archive and Distribution). He also served as the Vice Chair of the International Association on Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Technical Committee 7 on Remote Sensing (2008-2010).

Research Interests:

Dr. Younan’s research interests include signal processing and pattern recognition. He has been involved in the development of advanced signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms for data mining, data fusion, feature extraction and classification, and automatic target recognition/identification.

Francesco Diaz

EMEA Data & AI Lead, Insight


Biography :

Francesco spends most of his time thinking how the use of technology can help responding to complex customer business needs, in the areas of Cloud Services, Cognitive Services, Conversational AI, Machine Learning and Big Data. He works for Insight as EMEA Data & Artificial Intelligence Lead and, before Insight, he worked at Microsoft for several years, where his focus was on Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning and Application Modernization solutions. He is a book author, and he loves speaking about his area of expertise at international conferences and community events

Research Interests:

His focus was on Cloud Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning and Application Modernization solutions. He is a book author, and he loves speaking about his area of expertise at international conferences and community events.

Ayman A. Aly

Director, Professor of Mechatronics Engineering, Taif Univer

Saudi Arabia.

Ayman A. Aly is a full professor of Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, one of the ABET accreditation and curriculum  committees  and the director of E-Learning and distance education unit at college of engineering, Taif university, Saudi Arabia which (accredited by USA ABET board).  Prior to joining Taif University, He is one of the team who established the “Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering” educational program in faculty of engineering, Assiut University which is the first nationally accredited faculty of engineering in Egypt. 

Ayman A. Aly was nominated and selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition, 2013.  He is the author of more than 125 scientific papers and 7 text books in Refereed Journals and International Conferences. He supervised and examined some of MSc. and PhD. Degree Students. 

Associate Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications (IJISA) and Associate Editor of International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing (IJEM).

Research Interests:

His main areas of research are Robust and Intelligent Control of Mechatronics systems, Automotive control systems, Engineering Education Strategy, Renewable energy systems modeling and control.

Mahmoud Shafik BEng (Hons)


Founder Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Robotics

Derby, U.K


Professor Shafik has been chairing and leading several industrial applied research projects from European Commission and UK Research Council, of a budget of several millions of Euro’s and have made a great economic and social impact in his area of expertise in UK and EU, as a whole. His research work has brought many innovative outcomes that have been commercially explored by a number of Small to Medium and Large enterprise organizations around the world. Professor Shafik has been supervising and external examiners for several PhD and MSc research students, across Europe and has a number of industrial notes and a number of publications in international/world leading journals and conferences. He has also a number of patents in his areas, of industrial applied research and sustainable technology.

Professor Shafik is a visiting professor for a few universities in EU and Middle East. Professor Shafik is the founder of International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Traffic and serving as an editorial board member of a few International Journals. He has been also serving as a Knowledge Transfer Expert for the UK-Egypt UK/Kenya Technology/Knowledge Transfer Network.   

Research Interests:

Professor Mahmoud Shafik is an international expert who has made a personal distinction and international leadership recognition, in the field of Intelligent Systems and Technology, with more than 20-years industrial applied research experience in Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, Hardware and Software, IoT, 3D Smart Sensors and Actuators for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotic Systems and Machine Vision, Steer-by-wire, Innovation for Sustainable Engineering, Control and instrumentation, Cancer Treatment using CVD Diamond Radio Therapy Technology, Information Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired people, Chronic Diseases ICT Technological Solutions, Assisted Living Technology, AD-HOC Wireless Technology, Telehealth, Telecare, Climate Change, Electro-Rheological Fluid Micro Actuators Technology and Software Tools.


Fairouz Kamareddine


Heriot-Watt University



Professor Fairouz Kamareddine works as a Professor of Theoretical Computer Science in Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Fairouz Kamareddine has been involved in a number of worldwide consultancy assignments, especially on education and research issues working for United Nations and the EU. Her research interest includes Interface of Mathematics, Logic and Computer Science. She has held numerous invited positions at universities worldwide. She has well over 200 published articles and a number of books. She has played leading roles in the development, administration, and implementation of interdisciplinary, international, and academic collaborations and networks.

Research interest:

Foundations of Mathematics, algorithms  and Computation.

Tamer Mansour

Head for Mechatronics Dept.

Egypt Chinese College for Applied Technology



Tamer Mansour received his BE from Zagzig University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1993, in Mechanical Engineering, and his ME from Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, in 2002. and his Ph. D. from Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University in 2008. He worked as visiting research with Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University from 2008 -2011, then as Ass. Prof with UTM, Malaysia from 2011-2013. Since then he is involved with Suez Canal University. And working as Acting Head for Mechatronics Dept. in Egypt Chinese College for Applied Technology, Egypt.

Research Interests:

His major field of interest include AI control of flexible manipulators, Fuzzy logic in energy field and application of AI intelligent in Mechanical Engineering.