ICICT 2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Anu A. Gokhale
St. Augustine’s University, USA

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems at Saint Augustine’s University. She has been selected as a 2023-24 Convergence Fellow by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Gokhale visited Cairo University in Egypt in August 2022 as Fulbright Specialist in Data Analytics. Formerly, she was a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). Gokhale has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. Having earned certifications in online delivery, she was recruited to mentor colleagues in online teaching beginning March 2020. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity at Gujarat Technological University, India in summer 2017. As a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China in spring 2017, her focus was on e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous 20-year stream of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences. As an active volunteer in IEEE, she has served as R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board. She was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and business intelligence while leveraging e-technologies. She has delivered multiple workshops focusing on hybrid teaching & learning, inclusion & diversity, as well as on algorithms and data analytics.

Prof. Mohsen Guizani
Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), UAE
IEEE Fellow

Speech Title: Intelligent Smart City Applications Using Pervasive AI

Mohsen Guizani (Fellow, IEEE) received the BS (with distinction), MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA in 1985, 1987 and 1990, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Machine Learning at the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), Abu Dhabi, UAE. Previously, he worked in different institutions in the USA. His research interests include applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, smart city, Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent autonomous systems, and cybersecurity. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2009 and was listed as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Dr. Guizani has won several research awards including the “2015 IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award”, the Best ComSoc Journal Paper Award in 2021 as well 5 Best Paper Awards from ICC and Globecom Conferences. He is the author of 11 books, more than 1000 publications and several US patents. He is also the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Wireless Technical Committee (WTC) Recognition Award, the 2018 AdHoc Technical Committee Recognition Award, and the 2019 IEEE Communications and Information Security Technical Recognition (CISTC) Award. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network and is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of many IEEE Transactions and Magazines. He was the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Technical Committee and the Chair of the TAOS Technical Committee. He served as the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker and is currently the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.

Prof. Ping Wang
Robert Morris University, USA

Speech Titel: Cyber Competitions in Cybersecurity Education

Dr. Ping Wang is currently University Professor of Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity at Robert Morris University (RMU) and Coordinator and Point of Contact of RMU’s National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD). He holds master’s degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics and a PhD in Information Systems and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) with consulting and leadership experience in Cybersecurity. He has published extensively on AI in cybersecurity, network security, IoT security, and cybersecurity education. He has been serving as PI on multiple DoD and NSF cybersecurity grant projects and received many awards for excellence in research, innovation, teaching, and mentoring. He has been an active member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Coordinating Council since 2016 and Associate Editor of International Journal of Hyperconnectivity and the Internet of Things since 2017. Dr. Wang is also an active peer reviewer and mentor for NCAE-CD and accreditation evaluator for both Middle States Commission on Higher Education and ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. He has successfully organized and chaired the annual international symposium on Cybersecurity for Information Technology New Generations (ITNG) for six years with extensive participation and contributions from cybersecurity experts and scholars.

More speakers to be announced.

ICICT Previous Distinguished Speakers

Prof. Zhu Han
University of Houston, USA
IEEE & AAAS Fellow, Moores Professor
Prof. Hao Ying
Wayne State University, USA
IEEE Fellow
Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Prof. Alaa Sheta
Southern Connecticut State University, USA