The University of Melbourne, Australia (IEEE Fellow)
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 850 publications and seven textbooks including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineeringworldwide (h-index=159, g-index=350, and 133,100+ citations). Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for six consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier. He has been recognised as the "Best of the World" twice for research fields (in Computing Systems in 2019 & 2022 and Software Systems in 2021 & 2022) as well as "Lifetime Achiever" and "Superstar of Research" in "Engineering and Computer Science" discipline twice (2019 and 2021) by the Australian Research Review. He received 2021 "Research Innovation Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, 2021 "Research Impact Award" from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing, and “Cloud Architect of the Year Award” from Oracle in 2022.
Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long-standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. He has presented over 700 invited talks (keynotes, tutorials, and seminars) on his vision on IT Futures, Advanced Computing technologies, and Spiritual Science at international conferences and institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. He is recently recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Europe. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:www.buyya.com
Prof. Latifur Khan
Dr. Latifur Khan is currently a full Professor (tenured) in the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA where he has been teaching and conducting research since September 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in August of 2000. In addition, he received his bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) with first class honors (2nd position).
Dr. Khan is a fellow of IEEE, IET, BCS, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He has received prestigious awards including the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for Intelligence and Security Informatics, IEEE Big Data Security Award, and IBM Faculty Award (research) 2016. Dr. Khan has published over 300 papers in premier journals and prestigious conferences. Currently, Dr. Khan’s research focuses on big data management and analytics, data mining and its application to cyber security, and complex data management including geospatial data and multimedia data. His research has been supported by grants from NSF, NIH, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), DOE, NSA, IBM, and HPE.
University of Texas at Dallas, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Cleveland State University, USA (IEEE Senior Member）
Prof. Wenbing Zhao
Dr. Zhao is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University. He got his BS and MS degrees from the Physics Department in Peking University. He earned his Ph.D. at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and the author of the research monograph titled “From Traditional Fault Tolerance to Blockchain.” Dr. Zhao’s research spans from dependable distributed systems to human centered smart systems. His research has been funded by the US NSF, US Department of Energy, US Department of Education, US Department of Transportation, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Development Services Agency, and Woodruff Foundation. He has delivered more than 10 keynotes, tutorials, public talks and demonstrations in various conferences, industry and academic venues. Dr. Zhao is an associate editor for IEEE Access, MDPI Computers, Journal of Information Processing Systems, and PeerJ Computer Science, and a member of the editorial board of several international journals, including Applied System Innovation, Internal Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, and International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies. He is currently an IEEE Senior Member and serves on the executive committee of the IEEE Cleveland Section.
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