Engineering Letters is published with both online and print versions.
The journal covers the frontier issues in the engineering and the
computer science and their applications in business, industry and
other subjects. The subjects covered by the journal include artificial
intelligence, bioinformatics, computational statistics, database,
data mining, financial engineering, hardware systems, imaging engineering,
industrial engineering, internet computing, networking, operations
research, scientific computing, software engineering, and their
ISSN: 1816-0948 (online version); 1816-093X (print version)
Board Members (Associate Editors)
Dr. Sheng Yu is a full professor at the Department of Computer
Science, the University of Western Ontario. He obtained both his
Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University
of Waterloo, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. His main research areas
are in automata and formal language theory and their implementations.
He also works in parallel and object-oriented programming languages.
He has served as program committee chair and member for a number
of conferences, as well as editorial board member for several other
journals. He has published more than a hundred and thirty research
articles and is an established researcher in his research areas.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University
Dr. Mateen Rizki received his B.S. degree in computer science from
the University of Michigan in 1981. He received his M.S. degree
and Ph.D. in computer science from Wayne State University, Detroit,
in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Rizki was a lecturer at Wayne
State University in 1984-85 and join Wright State University in
1985 where he founded the Adaptive Vision Laboratory. Dr. Rizki
is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering, and his areas of interest include evolutionary computation,
neural networks, data mining, pattern recognition and image processing.
Dr. Rizki has published over 50 refereed articles in variety of
areas and has served as principal investigator on numerous federal
contracts and grants. Dr. Rizki has received the Wright State University’s
College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Award for Overall
Faculty Excellence (1991-1992 and 2003-2004), Award for Excellence
in Professional Service (1993-1994), and the Award for Excellence
in Teaching (1996-1997). Dr. Rizki serves on conference program
committee (SCI, PPSN, LCV, and CEC) and is an associate editor for
the journals BIOSYSTEMS and IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.
In addition, he is a member of Tau Beta Pi, ACM, SPIE, IEEE, and
Prof. Junping Sun received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer
Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1992
and 1987, respectively, the B.S. degree in Computer Science and
Enginnering from Southeast University (previously, Nanjing Institute
of Technology), Nanjing, China in 1982. Professor Sun is currently
a faculty member in Graduate School of Computer and Information
Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
USA, where he has been since 1992. Professor Sun's research interests
are database management systems, data warehousing, data mining and
knowledge discovery. Professor Sun is currently an associate editor
for International Journal of Computer and Their Applications. He
served as for various International Conferences and Journals including
ACM/IEEE, and various book publishers in the capacity of conference
co-chair, program committees, reviewers, referees, etc. He is a
member of ACM, ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGKDD, ACM SIGACT, IEEE Computer
Society, IEEE SMC Society, and a senior member of IEEE. He is also
a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Prof. Li XU is currently Full Professor and Ph.D Advisor in the
Department of System Sciences and Engineering at Zhejiang University.
He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees from the Department of
Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University (China) in 1986, 1989,
and 1997, respectively, all in Industrial Automation. He held the
position of visiting Associate Professor at The Ohio State University
(U.S.A) from October 1997 through November 1998, working with Prof.
Yuan-Fang Zheng, who was the vice President of the IEEE Robotics
& Automation Society and Chairman of the Department of Electrical
Engineering at The Ohio State University. He won Sci. & Tech.
Awards from the State Educational Committee and Zhejiang Provincial
Government, China. Dr. Xu has published more than 60 journal papers
and international conference papers, including papers in Autonomous
Robotics and IEE Proceedings on Control Theory & Applications.
His research interests include robotics, neural networks, intelligent
control, complex science, and industrial automation.
|Elsa María Macías
Associate Professor of
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Dr. Elsa María Macías López is an associate
professor of Telecommunications at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University,
Department of Telematics Engineering, Spain. She received her Ph.D.
in Telecommunications (2001) from Las Palmas of Gran Canaria University
for her work on Parallel Computing on a LAN-WLAN Cluster Controlling
at Runtime the Variation of the Number of Proccesses. She received
her M.S. in Telecomunications (1997) from the same University for
her work on Parallelization of Diffuse IR Radiation System Simulation
for Indoor Applications. Her research interests are in parallel
and distributed computing and infrastructure wireless networks for
collaborative computing. Her current research efforts have focused
on the management of wireless channel disconnections to prevent
abrupt endings of applications. She has published about 8 papers
in refereed journals, 40 papers in refereed conferences, 1 paper
in Spanish magazine, one educational book and co-editor of one book
She is member of Program & Organizing Committees & Chair
sessions for several international and Spanish conferences. She
has collaborated in several research projects. Professor Macías
teaches telecommunications at the beginning, advanced, and graduate
levels, and advises graduate theses in the area of wireless communications
and parallel and distributed computing.
Ahmad Abdollahzadeh Barfourosh
Dr. Ahmad Abdollahzadeh Barfourosh is Associate Professor, Computer
Engineering Faculty in Amir Kabir University of Technology. He is
also Director of Research activity, Computer Engineering Faculty,
Amirkabir University of Technology. His researches are: System Analysis,
End-User Computing, Accounting and Management Information systems,
Decision Support System, Databases, RDBMS, Case Tools, Software
engineering, methodology and standard (SSADM, IEEE, ISO- 9000),
Artificial Intelligence, Natural language processing (NLP), Expert
Systems, Knowledge Engineering, DSS, Knowledge Representation Systems,
AI techniques. He has published more than 50 referred research papers.
|Sudip K. Mazumder
Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder is the Director of Laboratory for Energy
and Switching-Electronics Systems (LESES) and an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the
University of Illinois, Chicago. He has over 10 years of professional
experience and has held R&D and design positions in leading
industrial organizations. His current areas of interests are interactive
power-electronics/power networks, renewable and alternate energy
systems, and new device and systems-on-chip enabled higher power
density. Prof. Mazumder received the ONR Young Investigator Award,
NSF CAREER, and the DOE SECA awards in 2005, 2003, and 2002, respectively.
He also received the Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions
on Power Electronics and the IEEE PELS in 2002. Dr. Mazumder is
an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
and IEEE Power Electronics Letters. He has published over 50 refereed
and invited journal and conference papers and is a reviewer for
6 International Journals.
School of Computing and Informatics at the
Nottingham Trent University
Dr. Lars Nolle is a Senior Lecturer in Computing in the School
of Computing and Informatics at the Nottingham Trent University.
He graduated from the University of Applied Science and Arts in
Hanover in 1995 with an engineering degree in Computer Science and
Electronics. After receiving his PhD in Applied Computational Intelligence
from The Open University, he worked as a System Engineer for EDS.
He returned to The Open University as a Research Fellow in 2000.
He joined The Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Lecturer in
Computing in February 2002 but also remains a Visiting Research
Fellow with the Open University. His research interests include:
computational optimisation, applied computational intelligence,
distributed systems, expert systems, optimisation and control of
technical processes. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed
journals and conferences in the area of computational intelligence
for engineering applications. Dr Nolle is on the technical program
committee and organizer/co-organizer of several conferences. He
also has been a reviewer for more than ten international conferences
and various journals, including the Journal of Electronic Imaging,
Engineering Optimisation, and the IEE Proceedings Vision, Image
& Signal Processing. In 2002, he won the British Computer Society
Price for Progress Towards Machine Intelligence.
Dr. D. Manivannan is an associate professor in the Department of
Computer Science at the University of Kentucky, USA. He received
the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, under Professor Mukesh
Singhal. His research interests include fault-tolerance and synchronization
in distributed systems, mobile computing systems, channel allocation
in cellular networks, routing in wormhole networks, wireless networks,
and sensor networks. He has been committee member of international
Goh Ong Sing
Dr. Goh Ong Sing is Associate Professor at National Technical College,
University of Malaysiais. He is also a Director of University Press
and the Chairman of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Modeling
(CAIM) at the National Technical College University of Malaysia
(KUTKM). Currently, he is a Researcher and a member of the Game
& Simulation Research Group based at Murdoch University, Perth,
Western Australia. His main research interest is in the development
of intelligent agent, natural language processing and speech technology
to facilitate graceful human-computer interactions, conversational
robot and mobile services. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed
scientific journal, books and conference papers. He has led and
worked on research grants funded by Malaysian Government’s
Intensified Research in Priority Areas and Malaysia Technology Development
Corporation. His invention called Artificial Intelligent Neural-network
Identity (Aini) has been recognized and awarded as the Best Individual
Inventor 2004 by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII),
Gold Medal MINDS 2004 Awards at 15th International Invention Innovation
Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition.
Dr. Gareth Howells is a Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at the
University of Kent, U.K. He received his PhD degree in Computer
Science in 1991 specialising in the investigation of the practical
difficulties present in the efficient exploitation of various aspects
of Theoretical Computer Science in the large. Subsequently, he was
involved in postdoctoral work into the formal verification of digital
systems and the practical application of weightless RAM-based artificial
neural networks. This work resulted in the development of a number
of distinct artificial neural architectures and the development
of a formal mathematical model describing their behaviour. Since
1996, he has been involved in research areas relating to biometrics,
image processing and pattern classification techniques. He has been
awarded, either individually or jointly, several research grants
relating to the pattern classification and document security fields
from both UK and EU funding sources and has published widely in
these areas. Recent work has been associated with the design of
secure distributed documents using biometrically based security
features and encryption techniques. His research interests have
also involved the practical application of formal mathematical logic
to the design both of artificial neural networks and more general
pattern classification techniques. Current projects include the
development of an intelligent autonomous navigation system, the
development of tools to aid the formal verification of embedded
systems, the development of intelligent omnidirectional sensors
and the use of biometric based encryption systems for document and
network security systems.
College of Information Systems, Zayed University
Dr. Bataineh received a Doctor of Science (D.Sc) degree in computer
science from George Washington University, Washington(USA), in 1993.
He has twelve years of broad professional experience in higher education,
particularly in the academic leadership and administration, undergraduate,
development and administration of academic programs, research and
scholarly activities, university services, strategic planning, budget
management, accreditation, curriculum design and program review
and development, and enrollment management. Between 2001-2004, he
served as the Assistant Dean for the College of Information Systems
at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. Between 1997-2000, he served as
Chairman of the Math and Computer Science Department, at Olivet
College, Michigan, USA. In 1997 he was a Visiting Professor in the
Department of Math & Computer Science at Southern Arkansas University.
Dr. Bataineh has published in many refereed international conferences
as well as serving in program committees, advisory boards, and editorial
review boards for various international Journals and conferences.
His research interests include multimedia computing, electronic
learning, mobile-agent applications, Web Service technologies, and
e-commerce and e-business.
Dr. Peter Tabeling has been Assistant Professor and head of a research group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) for IT-Systems Engineering in Potsdam, Germany, from 2000 until 2006. At the HPI, he held lectures about software architecture and modeling and lead projects with industrial and academic partners. In 2006 he took over a leading position at Intervista, a German IT company. Dr. Peter Tabeling is co-developer of the Fundamental Modeling Concepts (FMC) approach and is author and co-author of several books and other publications.
Dr. Anthony Brabazon lectures at the School of Business in University
College Dublin, Ireland. His Doctorate was awarded by Kingston University
in London, and he has also studied at and obtained degrees from
University College Dublin, Stanford University and Heriot-Watt University.
Dr. Brabazon's research interests include mathematical decision
models, the design and theory of biologically-inspired algorithms,
and the application of these algorithms to the domains of finance
and bioinformatics. He has published in excess of 80 peer-reviewed
publications. He has recently co-authored the book Biologically
Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling published by Springer,
and has been a member of the programme committee at both EuroGP
and GECCO conferences, as well as acting as reviewer for several
journals. He has also acted as consultant to a wide range of public
and private companies in several countries.
Dickson K.W. Chiu
Dr. Dickson K.W. Chiu is the founder of Dickson Computer Systems
in Hong Kong. He received the B.Sc. (Hon.) degree in Computer Studies
from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc.
(1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he worked
as a Visiting Assistant Lecturer after graduation. He also started
his own computer company while studying part-time. From 2001 to
2003, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science
at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interest is
in Information Systems Engineering for e-/m-commerce with a cross-disciplinary
approach, involving Internet technologies, software engineering,
agents, workflows, information system management, security, and
databases. His research results have been published in over 60 technical
papers in international journals and conference proceedings, such
as IEEE Transactions, Information Systems, and Decision Support
Systems. He served in program committees of several international
conferences, such as the IEEE International Conference on Web Services,
IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Services,
and International Conference on Web-Age Information Management.
He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International
Conference on System Sciences in 2004. Dr. Chiu is a Senior Member
of the IEEE as well as a member of the ACM and the Hong Kong Computer
Dr. Igor Wojnicki is at AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
as assistant professor. His research interests are: UNIX
and UNIX-like/based systems and applications, and Knowledge processing,
declarative programming and Databases. He has earned his experience
in many domains of Computer Science. He worked with computer networks,
security, infrastructure design, and cabling. He has worked as programmer:
databases, human-computer interactions, data acquisition and analysis.
And last but not least teaching: different courses ranging from
image processing, programming, systems administration, databases,
knowledge-base systems, to artificial intelligence.
Yongqing Sun (assistant editor)
Dr. Yongqing Sun is currently a Guest Researcher of the Department
of Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Japan. She
received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from Xi'an
Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, and obtained Ph.D. degree in
the Department of Information and Computer Science at Keio University.
She worked as a software engineer in Motorola, Beijing in 2001.
She has published research journal papers, book chapters, and conference
papers mainly on novel aspects in multimedia information processing.
Her research interests include image/ signal processing, image compression,
multimedia retrieval, machine learning, statistics pattern recognition.
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