Professor Dr. Rajkumar Buyya
University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor 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 served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016.
He has authored over 625 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms" (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=118, g-index=255, 72,200+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognized as a "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters, a Fellow of IEEE, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing.
Professor Dr. Mustafa Mat Deris
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Professor Mustafa Mat Deris received PhD from University Putra Malaysia in 2002. He is a professor of computer science in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UTHM, Malaysia. He has successfully supervised six PhD students and currently he is supervising nine PhD students and published more than 160 papers in journals and conference proceedings with h-index = 8 (Scopus) and 11 (Google Scholar). He has appointed as editorial board member for Journal of Next Generation Information Technology, JNIT, Korea, and Encyclopedia on Mobile Computing and Commerce, Idea Group, USA, Guest editor of International Journal of BioMedical Soft Computing and Human Science for Special Issue on “Soft Computing Methodologies and Its Applications” a reviewer of several international journals such as IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases, Journal of Future Generation on Computer Systems, Journal of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier, Journal of Cluster Computing, Kluwer, and Journal of Computer Mathematics, Taylor & Francis, UK.
He has served as a program committee member and co-organizer for numerous international conferences/workshops including Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing, (GP2P 2005, 2006), Autonomic Distributed Data and Storage Systems Management (ADSM 2005, 2006, 2007), and Grid Pervasive Computing Security, organizer for workshops on Rough and Soft Sets Theories and Applications (RSAA 2010), Fukuoka, Japan, and Soft Computing and Data Engineering (SCDE 2010, 2011, Korea, SCDE 2012, Brazil). He is the recipient of “ICT Excellent Teacher” award 2006, from Malaysian National Computing Confederation (MNCC). His research interests include distributed databases, data grid, data mining and soft computing.
Professor Dr. Jemal Abawajy
Deakin University, Australia
Professor Jemal Abawajy is a faculty member at Deakin University and has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and conferences as well as a number of technical reports. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and edited several international journals and conference proceedings. He has also been a member of the organizing committee for over 60 international conferences and workshops serving in various capacities including best paper award chair, general co-chair, publication chair, vice-chair, and program committee.
He is actively involved in funded research in building secure, efficient, and reliable infrastructures for large-scale distributed systems. Towards this vision, he is working in several areas including: pervasive and networked systems (mobile, wireless network, sensor networks, grid, cluster, and P2P), e-science and e-business technologies and applications, and performance analysis and evaluation.