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Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic, IEEE Fellow
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.

She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.

Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019-2020) and served as IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018-2019), Junior Past President (2016-2017), President (2014-2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012-2013, 2010-2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008-2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004-2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004-2005, 2001-2003). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She is General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and SMC 2020 Workshop on BMI Systems and served as General Co-Chair of SMC 2019 and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004-2005, 1993-1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002-2003, 1999-2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001-2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020-2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010-2011, 2002-2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

Prof. Moshe Zukerman, IEEE Fellow
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Moshe Zukerman is a Chair Professor of Information Engineering in the Electrical Engineering Department of City University of Hong-Kong. His research focuses on performance evaluation, resource allocation and survivable design of telecommunications networks and systems. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel and a Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 1985. During 1986-1997 he was with Telstra Research Laboratories and during 1997-2008 with The University of Melbourne. He has served on editorial boards of various journals and on technical and organizing committees of numerous conferences. He has over 350 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

He has served on editorial boards of various journals, and as member of technical and organizing committees of numerous national and international conferences. He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. He submitted contributions to and represented Australia in several ITU-T/CCITT standards meetings. Professor Zukerman has over 400 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded several national and international patents.


Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan,
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


IET Fellow, BCS Fellow, FTRA Fellow, IEEE Senior Member
Editor-in-Chief of International journal ‘Telecommunication Systems
Vice Chair of IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter

Muhammad Khurram Khan is currently working as a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as Manager R&D from March 2009 until March 2012. He, along with his team, developed and successfully managed Cybersecurity research program at CoEIA, which turned the center as one of the best centers of excellence in Saudi Arabia and in the region.
He is founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research’ (, an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank in Washington D.C, USA.
Prof. Khurram is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-reputed International journal ‘Telecommunication Systems’ published by Springer-Nature with its recent impact factor of 1.73 (JCR 2020). He is the editor of several international journals, including, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, Electronic Commerce Research, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, and International Journal of Biometrics, etc. He has also played role of the guest editor of several international journals of IEEE, Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Science, and Hindawi. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals as well as research foundations of Switzerland, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Czech Republic.
Prof. Khurram is an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, China; Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China; and an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2010 edition. Besides, he has received certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in ‘Biometrics & Information Security Research’ at AIT international Conference, June 2010 at Japan. He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the ‘Best Invention & Innovation Award’ at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, in April 2013, his invention has got a Bronze Medal at '41st International Exhibition of Inventions' at Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015. Prof. Khurram is the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He is also a recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.
He has published more than 375 papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 10 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis and IEEE. He has secured several national and international competitive research grants with an amount of over USD 3 Million in the domain of Cybersecurity. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing 'BS Cybersecurity Degree Program' and 'Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity' at King Saud University. In 2019, he has played an instrumental role as a cybersecurity subject expert for a USD 6 Million series B investment in a South Korean startup ‘SecuLetter’, which has received a corporate valuation of USD 38 Million (2020).
His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, IoT security, biometrics, multimedia security, cloud computing security, cyber policy, and technological innovation management. He is a fellow of the IET (UK), fellow of the BCS (UK), fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, member of the IEEE Communications Society, member of the IEEE Computers Society, member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, member of the IEEE IoT Community, member of the IEEE Smart Cities Community, and member of the IEEE Cybersecurity Community. He is also the Vice Chair of IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter. He is a distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE.
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