Speakers

Prof. M. Tahar Kechadi

School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor M-Tahar Kechadi was awarded PhD and Masters degree - in Computer Science from University of Lille 1, France. He joined the UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics (CSI) in 1999. He is currently Professor of Computer Science at CSI, UCD. His research interests span the areas of Data Mining, distributed data mining heterogeneous distributed systems, Grid and Cloud Computing, and digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations. Prof Kechadi has published over 260 research articles in refereed journals and conferences. He serves on the scientific committees for a number of international conferences and he organised and hosted one of the leading conferences in his area. He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Future Generation of Computer Systems and of IST Transactions of Applied Mathematics-Modelling and Simulation. He is a member of the communication of the ACM journal and IEEE computer society. He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in international conferences or to give a seminar series in some Universities worldwide.

Prof. M-Tahar Kechadi has been involved in international collaborations, in particular with researchers at the Universities of Tennessee, Purdue, Liverpool, Lille and Artois (France) and CERN. He is currently full member at CERN. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Artois - Bethune since 2002. Recently he has a strong collaboration with the most important Chinese Universities, such as Fudan University in Shanghai, and Fuzhou University. Since joining UCD, Prof. Kechadi has built up the Parallel Computational Research Group (PCRG). Currently he supervises 13 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. He has supervised to completion 15 MSc by research and 13 PhD students. All these students are either holding lecturer positions in the academia or key positions (project leaders) in the companies that are currently working.

Prof. Huiyun Liu

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, UK

Huiyun Liu received the Ph.D. in Semiconductor Science from the Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After receiving his PhD, he joined the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies at University of Sheffield in August 2001. He was responsible for the development of Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of semiconductor materials for the UK academic and industrial research community. In 2007, he was awarded Royal Society University Research Fellow and started his academic career in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL as a Senior Lecturer. In 2012, he was appointed to a Chair in Semiconductor Photonics.

He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers in the area of semiconductor materials and devices. His general interest concentrates on the nanometre-scale engineering of low-dimensional semiconductor structures (such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells) by using molecular beam epitaxy and the development of novel optoelectronic devices including lasers, detectors, and modulators by developing novel device process techniques.  


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