Biography: Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, in 1998, and Master’s and doctorate degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He joined as faculty member the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA in 2002-2003, then department of computer science at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA in 2003-2007, and department electrical and computer engineering and computer science at Polytechnic University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA in 2007-2012 where he also was director of partnership development office. He joined Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA in 2012, and is currently professor and director of computer science and information systems engineering. Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA in summer of 2008, and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA in summer of 2010. Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and Muslim population studies. He presented his research in over sixty refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over four hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding of more than a million dollars for research and education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD and NRC.
Biography: Professor Heng Chen, ever earned his PH.D in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China in Nov.2004, and pursued his postdoctoral study in University of Alberta, Canada from 2005 to 2007. He has been working in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences as a director of database department, who is mainly responsible for the innovative research and development work such as construction of life science information and intelligence database, knowledge mining and extracting, knowledge organization and resource management and other aspects since July 2008. He was ever selected in the outstanding talent introduced plan in the Chinese Academy of Sciences literature and journal publishing field (subject field 100 talent program) in 2010, and was selected in Shanghai Pujiang talent program in 2009. Dr. Heng Chen is currently a member of the advisory Committee of the magazine Hepatitis Monthly (SCIE) and members of editor board of the International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, Journal of Biochemistry International, Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences and International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Hitherto, Dr. Heng Chen has published more than 40 scientific research papers in the capacity of the first author or the corresponding author. He has presided over 7 projects at the national, district and local level as project leaders since 2008. So far, he has applied for 4 invention patents, of which 1 has been authorized, and applied for 3 items of software copyright registration.
Biography: Chen-Huei Chou received the B.S. in Information and Computer Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, the M.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, the M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and the Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
He is an Associate Professor of Information Management and Decision Sciences in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, SC, U.S.A. His research has been published in MIS journals and major conference proceedings, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Association for Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Computers in Human Behavior, Internet Research, and Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management. His areas of interests include web design issues in disaster management, ontology development, Internet abuse in the workplace, text mining, data mining, knowledge management, and behavioral studies related to the use of IT.