Prof. Dr. Sinem Coleri
Depart. Chair, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Koc University, Turkey.
Bio: Sinem Coleri is Professor in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. She is also the founding director of Wireless Networks Laboratory (WNL). Her research interests are in wireless communications and networking with applications in machine-to-machine communication, sensor networks and intelligent transportation systems.
She received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2000, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California Berkeley in 2002 and 2005. She worked as a research scientist in Wireless Sensor Networks Berkeley Lab under sponsorship of Pirelli and Telecom Italia from 2006 to 2009. Since September 2009, she has been a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University.
Dr. Coleri has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications with citations over 9300. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award in 2020, College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award at Koc University and IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award as Area Editor in 2019, Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist (TUBA-GEBIP) in 2015.
Dr. Coleri has been Area Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society since 2019, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017 and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2016.
Prof. Dr. Khalid Hussain
Campus Director, National Superior Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan.
Bio: Professor Dr. Khalid Hussain is working as Professor Cyber Security in Superior University Lahore and Campus Director in National Superior Institute of Science and Technology (NSIST) Islamabad, previously he had served as Dean Faculty of Computer Science and also Campus Director in Barani Institute of Sciences ARID Agriculture University, for the last one and half years. He also served in The University of Lahore as Dean Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology for a period of three years. Dr. Khalid has vast university / industry experience. During his tenure in the industry, he served in the defense related projects and in recognition of his services, he has been awarded commendation certificates by multiple government agencies.
He joined academia in 2008 as full time faculty member. In addition to his teaching role, he has been involved in numerous research projects, ICT trainings, seminars and workshops especially in the domain of Cyber Security. He help setup a pioneer setup for information/ network security certification in Pakistan. He also introduced EC Council certification under the first academia industry partnership. That project started from a one room office and has grown into a fully functional campus of RIPHAH University.
He did his PhD from Malaysia, under a fully funded UTM / HEC scholarship. Up till now he published 64 papers. In which 28 are ISI Indexed Impact Factor, 13 are in HEC approved journal and 23 are in IEEE and ACM conferences. Except this he also has seven book chapter and three books in his credit. His Cumulative Impact Factor is 83.032. He has successfully completed six applied research project in the domain of Information Security funded by NESCOM and other funding agencies. Up till now 21 MS and 03 PhD students completed their research thesis under his supervision. Currently he is supervising 13 MS and five PhD student.
In reward of his contribution towards Information Security SATHA awarded him Gold Medal in 2015.