Bernard J. Canniffe is Graphic Design Chair in the College of Design, at Iowa
State University. He co-founded the collaborative, multidisciplinary social design
studio called PIECE STUDIO in 2008 and is an advisor PROJECT M, which is an
international social collaborative group collective
Bernard J Canniffe is committed to using design for the common good and he
has made presentations at international medical, design, and academic
conferences around the world. He is the recipient of the Graphis: Inspiring
Designers Award, the Baltimore Step 10 Influential Designers Award, and The
Joseph Binder Award.
Canniffe holds a BA Hons in graphic design from Newport College of Art &
Design, University of Wales, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and
Prof. JoÃ£o Manuel R. S. Tavares is graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal (1992). He also earned his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto in 1995 and 2001, and the Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. He is a senior researcher and project coordinator at the Instituto de CiÃªncia e InovaÃ§Ã£o em Engenharia MecÃ¢nica e Engenharia Industrial (INEGI) and an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). Prof. JoÃ£o Tavares is co-editor of more than 40 books, co-author of more than 30 book chapters, 650 articles in international and national journals and conferences, and 3 international and 2 national patents. He has been a committee member of several international and national journals and conferences, is co-founder and co-editor of the book series â€œLecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanicsâ€ published by Springer, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal â€œComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualizationâ€ published by Taylor & Francis, and co-founder and co-chair of the international conference series: CompIMAGE, ECCOMAS VipIMAGE, ICCEBS and BioDental. Also, he has been (co-)supervisor of several MSc and PhD thesis and supervisor of several post-doc projects, and has participated in many scientific projects both as researcher and as scientific coordinator.
(More information can be found at: www.fe.up.pt/~tavares)
Joao Manuel R.S. Tavares(Research Area)
His main research areas include computational vision, medical imaging, human posture and gait, computational mechanics, scientific visualization, human-computer interaction and new product development
Dr. Ching Y. Suen is the Director of CENPARMI and the Concordia Honorary Chair on AI & Pattern Recognition. He received his Ph.D. degree from UBC (Vancouver) and his Master's degree from the University of Hong Kong. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and as the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University.
Prof. Suen has served at numerous national and international professional societies as President, Vice-President, Governor, and Director. He has given 45 invited/keynote and 260 regular papers at conferences and 200 invited talks at various industries and academic institutions around the world.
Dr. Suen has published 5 conference proceedings, 14 books and more than 500 papers, and many of them have been widely cited while the ideas in others have been applied in practical environments involving handwriting recognition, thinning methodologies, font analysis and multiple classifiers. Dr. Suen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Medal from the University of Bari (Italy 2012), the IAPR ICDAR Award (2005), the ITAC/NSERC national award (1993), and the "Concordia Lifetime Research Achievement" and "Concordia Fellow" awards (2008 and 1998 respectively), and the "Teaching Excellence Award" given by the Concordia Council of Student Life in 1995.
Carol Luckhardt Redfield PhD joined St Marys in 1998 after having been in her industry for more than a dozen years. Including summer jobs at Bell Labs, LLNL and IBM, she worked in artificial intelligence as a Senior Research Engineer at Southwest Research Institute and as a Senior Scientist at Mei Technology Corporation. She has taught mathematics and computer science since 1980 at various universities, including the University of Michigan, University of Texas at San Antonio and St Philips College.
Bradley V. Hesser earned his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is currently the Program Coordinator of Graphic Design/Digital Media at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan, USA. He has presented at various state, regional and national conferences in the United States and Canada on the emergence and convergence of graphic design and digital technologies.
Bradley V. Hesser(Research Area)
Integration of digital media and adaptability of digital tools for use in educational environments.
Wen-Chen Hu received a BE, an ME, an MS, and a PhD, all in Computer Science, from Tamkang University, Taiwan, the National Central University, Taiwan, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1984, 1986, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Auburn University, Alabama, for years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), the general chairs of a number of international conferences such as the 2016 International Conference on Big Data, IoT, and Cloud Computing (BIC 2016), and associate editors of several journals like Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR). In addition, he has acted more than 100 positions as editors and editorial advisory/review board members of international journals/books, and track/session chairs and program committee members of international conferences. He has also won a couple of awards of best papers, best reviewers, and community services. Dr. Hu has been teaching for about 20 years at the US universities and over 10 different computer/IT-related courses, and advising/consulting more than 100 graduate students. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, and encyclopedias, edited more than 10 books and conference proceedings, and solely authored a book entitled â€œInternet-enabled handheld devices, computing, and programming: mobile commerce and personal data applications.â€
Wen-Chen Hu(Research Area)
His current research interests include image databases and processing, handheld/mobile/smartphone/spatial/tablet computing, location-based services, web-enabled information system such as search engines and web mining, electronic and mobile commerce systems, and web technologies.
Newton Lee is an author, educator, and futurist. He is president of 501(c)(3) nonprofit Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships (IFERS), adjunct professor of Applied Computer Science at Woodbury University, and editor-in-chief of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computers in Entertainment magazine, Springerâ€™s International Series on Computer Entertainment and Media Technology, and Springerâ€™s Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games.
Previously, Lee was a computer scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, senior producer and engineer at The Walt Disney Company, and research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. He was the founder of Disney Online Technology Forum, creator of Bell Labsâ€™ first-ever commercial AI tool, and inventor of the worldâ€™s first annotated multimedia OPAC for the U.S. National Agricultural Library.
Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science (specializing in Artificial Intelligence), and he earned a perfect GPA from Vincennes University with an A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate in Computer Science.
His Total Information Awareness trilogy books (Facebook Nation, Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity, and Google It) has garnered rave reviews from Eleanor Clift of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, ACM Computing Reviews, AdWeek SocialTimes, and Choice Magazine, among others.
Lee has been honored with a Michigan Leading Edge Technologies Award, two community development awards from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, and four volunteer project leadership awards from The Walt Disney Company.
Serene Srouji, Chair of the Design Department in the College of Sciences and Information Systems at Rafik Hariri University, Beirut â€“ Lebanon. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) where she completed her MFA in Design (Terminal Degree) with high recognition from Whoâ€™s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. She received her BS in Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University (LAU) where she had extensive international exposure from workshops to seminars spanning the globe. Serene has also gained experience in the industry as an Art Director at various firms such as Blink, Dimpill and Colorcode and is still a freelancer continuously engaging in projects that fall within the advancement of the communication world through visuals and computer-aided designs. Serene Srouji has been teaching courses in Graphic Design (advertising, design, design thinking, typography, computer graphics, digital mediaâ€¦) for the past 10 years. Her current interest lies in design education environments that transcend traditional teaching techniques and grant insight into required skills indispensable for the influential workforce.
Serene Srouji(Research Area)
Graphic Design Education, Digital Media Literacy and its rapid effect on our society, Arabic Typography Innovation, Integration of New technologies to advance the Field of Graphic Design & Communication.
Rev. Dr Samuel T. Whatley, has an honorary doctorate from Faith Bible College, Masters of
Science from Capella University, certifications in Geographical Information Systems and Object-
Oriented Software Dev. from Hong Kong University, Associate in Graphic Design and Movie
Production from Trident Technical College. Consultant for Guidepoint LLC, an advance global
subject-matter-expert advisor corporation, Chair of Faithbase Games for IEEE at City University
HKG. Adjunct Professor at DeVry, Strayer, American Sentinel and Agrosy University, Westwood
and FayTech College. IT Director at PC Doctor Worldwide in Hong Kong, Tokyo and USA.
Honored animations at Vermont International Film Festival and Hiroshima Film Festival.
Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Whatley(Research Area)
Computer aided systems for improved childrenâ€™s education, Online video game
security, DNA processors, AI virtual reality assisting the disabled, IT global cultures for senior
management, Improved network security and privacy protection for children, Using technology to
stop children human-trafficing, Technology systems for mobile applications to scan and identify
GMO non-organic foods while shopping.
Martin Christen is a professor of Geoinformatics and Computer Graphics at the Institute of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Currently, his research focuses on geospatial large-scale visualizations and augmented reality.
Prior to his academic career, he worked in the geoinformation industry where he developed virtual globes and in the game industry where he programmed various computer games.
Martin Christen(Research Area)
Physically based modelling, Geospatial Virtual- and Augmented Reality, 3D geoinformation, and interactive 3D Maps, Machine Learning, Big Data Visualization