Engineering Letters is published with both online and print versions.
The journal covers the frontier issues in the engineering and the
computer science and their applications in business, industry and
other subjects. The subjects covered by the journal include artificial
intelligence, bioinformatics, computational statistics, database,
data mining, financial engineering, hardware systems, imaging engineering,
industrial engineering, internet computing, networking, operations
research, scientific computing, software engineering, and their
ISSN: 1816-0948 (online version); 1816-093X (print version)
Board Members (Associate Editors)
Prof. Gene Cooperman received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
from Brown University in 1978. He was a Principal M.T.S. at GTE
Laboratories for six years, before coming to the College of Computer
and Information Science at Northeastern University in 1986. He became
a full professor in 1992. His research in large problems in computational
algebra led naturally into his current research on high performance
computing. A constant theme of this research is the balance of many
architectural components (CPU, RAM, disk, network) to achieve scalable
and reliable computing. He has over 60 refereed publications, and
has been awarded 15 grants from the National Science Foundation.
He is the head of the High Performance Computing Lab at Northeastern
University. He is also the director of the Institute for Complex
Scientific Software, an inter-disciplinary collaboration across
five departments at Northeastern University.
Mohammad Ishak Desa
Prof. Mohammad Ishak Desa is currently a Professor and the Dean
of the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Kolej
Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM). He has been with
KUTKM since early 2001, and is one of the first key architects of
KUTKM's ICT courses and faculty. Dr Ishak started his career in
1984, as a lecturer then an associate professor at the Faculty of
Computer Science and Information System, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
(UTM). He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Salford,
UK in 1995. He has substantial experiences in academic administration
and management, and has since 1989 held various administrative posts
including Head of Department, Faculty Deputy Dean, and Director
of Software Technology Institute. One of the biggest jobs he has
handled was to manage the 2nd Phase of the Malaysian Royal Navy
Computerisation Project worth RM20 million. Dr Ishak's academic
and research interests are in Operational Research Modelling, Simulation
and Decision Support Technology. He is also currently in the Editorial
Board of the Journal of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship,
and a paper reviewer of the Journal of the Operational Research
Professor Chaudhuri has been the Head of the Department of
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, University of the West
Indies. Professor Pranay Chaudhuri joined the University of the
West Indies in June 2000 as Professor of Computer Science. Prior
to joining the University of the West Indies, Professor Chaudhuri
has held faculty positions at the Indian Institute of Technology,
James Cook University of North Queensland, University of the New
South Wales and Kuwait University, and is currently . professor at Jaypee University of Information Technology, India. Professor Chaudhuri's research
interests include Parallel and Distributed Computing, Grid Computing,
Self-stabilization and Graph Theory. In these areas, he has extensively
published in leading international journals and conference proceedings.
He is also the author of a book entitled, Parallel Algorithms: Design
and Analysis (Prentice-Hall, 1992). Professor Chaudhuri is the recipient
of several international awards for his research contribution.
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
at Oakland University, USA
Director of the Pattern Recognition
and Machine Intelligence Laboratory (PARMIL)
Dr. Djamel Bouchaffra is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering
at Oakland University since August 2000. He is teaching Pattern
Recognition (CSE 616), Soft Computing (CSE 513), Discrete Mathematics
(CSE 504), Artificial Intelligence (CSE 516), Programming &
Data Structure (CSE 501) and Operating System (CSE 450/550). Dr.
Bouchaffra has been selected as the recipient of the Oakland University
Teaching Excellence Award for 2004. This recognition acknowledges
the genuine admiration of his students and his colleagues for his
superior level of professionalism in teaching. His personal views
on the art of teaching are published in the Oakland University Newsletters.
On February 2005, he was invited by OU-TV "Focus on Faculty
Program," broadcasted on Comcast cable channel 74. His field
of research is in Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Data Mining,
Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. His goal is to develop
mathematical models that are capable to: (i) represent optimally
structural patterns, (ii) decide under uncertainty, and (iii) classify
these complex patterns. His areas of application involve speech
recognition, handwriting recognition, bioinformatics, and natural
language processing. Professor Bouchaffra is the director of the
Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Laboratory (PARMIL)
where he is supervising several Ph.D. and master students. He chaired
several sessions in conferences; he is one of the general chairs
of the conference ICSIT'05 (www.icsit.org). He is a regular reviewer
for many journals such as IEEE TPAMI, TNN, TKDE, and Image Processing.
Professor Bouchaffra is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pattern
|Malur K. Sundareshan
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer
Director of the Information Processing and
Decision Systems Laboratory at the University of Arizona
Prof. Malur K. Sundareshan has been on the faculty of the Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona,
Tucson, Arizona, since 1981, where he is a Professor. He is also
the Director of the Information Processing and Decision Systems
Laboratory at the University of Arizona. He held various visiting
faculty positions at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
India, at the Santa Clara University, California, and at the Concordia
University, Montreal, Canada between 1973 and 1976. From 1976 to
1981, he was on the faculty of the Department of electrical engineering
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1985
to 1989 he served as the chairman of the Systems Group coordinating
the activities of the Communications, Controls and Signal Processing
faculty. His current research interests are in signal and image
processing, control and guidance, computer/communication networks,
and neural network theory and applications. He is the author or
co-author of several papers in these areas and is a co-author of
the book Fullerene C60: History, Physics, Nanobiology and Nanotechnology.
His current and past research has been sponsored by Air Force Office
of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Air Force Wright Laboratory Armament
Directorate, Army Research Laboratories (ARL), Ballistic Missile
Development Organization (BMDO), U. S. Department of Transportation
(DOT), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Science Foundation
(NSF), American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health (NIH),
and a number of industries including Rockwell International, Hughes
Missile Systems Corporation (HMSC), Gemini Consortium, and others.
He has served as a consultant to a number of companies and organizations
including Burr-Brown Corporation, Rockwell International, Battelle
Research Laboratories, Intelligent Optical Systems, Innoveyda, and
Johnson Smith University.
Department of Computer/Information Sciences, University of
Centre for Modelling Simulation and Design/
High Performance Computing Facility
Prof. Arun Agarwal started his career as a Senior Research Assistant
in IIT Delhi in 1979 and then joined University of Hyderabad in
1984, where at present he is a Professor and Head of Department
of Computer/Information Sciences. At the University he is also a
Vice-Chairman of University of Hyderabad Campus School, Professor-in-Charge
of Centre for Modelling Simulation and Design and Professor-in-Charge
of Computer Centre. Professor Agarwal was a Visiting Scientist at
The Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA and Research
Associate at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, USA. He has also visited, Monash and Melbourne University
in Australia; National Center for High Performance Computing, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; San Diego Supercomputing
Centre USA; and BioInformatics Institute in Singapore. He is on
the Editorial Board of International Journal of Pattern Recognition
(RBCS); Fellow of IETE, Senior Member of IEEE, USA; Expert Member
of AICTE to recognize new colleges to start engineering courses;
Member of Board of Studies of several Universities. He was Chairman
of IEEE Hyderabad Section for the years 2001 and 2002. He has served
on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the
area of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. He has
served as committee chairs of a number of these conferences. He
is also on the Steering Committee of PRAGMA, Member APGrid PMA.
His areas of interest are in Computer Vision, Image Processing,
Neural Networks and Grid Computing. He has guided more than 100
post-graduate dissertation and has published more than 70 papers.
He has several projects and consultancy in hand with several industry/research
Prof. Castillo is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate
Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico. In addition,
he is serving as Research Director of Computer Science and head
of the research group on fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms. Currently,
he is President of HAFSA (Hispanic American Fuzzy Systems Association)
and Vice-President of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association)
in charge of publicity. Prof. Castillo is also Vice-Chair of the
Mexican Chapter of the Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE).
Prof. Castillo is also General Chair of the IFSA 2007 World Congress
to be held in Cancun, Mexico. He also belongs to the Technical Committee
on Fuzzy Systems of IEEE and to the Task Force on "Extensions
to Type-1 Fuzzy Systems". His research interests are in Type-2
Fuzzy Logic, Intuitionistic Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Control, Neuro-Fuzzy
and Genetic-Fuzzy hybrid approaches. He has published over 50 journal
papers, 5 authored books, 10 edited books, and 150 papers in conference
|Vittorio Zanella Palacios
Professor, Department of Computer
University Popular Autonoma del Estado de
Puebla (UPAEP), Mexico
Prof. Vittorio Zanella received his PhD. in Computer Science in
the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronic (INAOE),
Mexico and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science in University
Autonoma de Puebla (UAP), Mexico. He is a Full Professor of Computer
Engineering at University Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla
(UPAEP), Mexico since 1998. His research interests include robotics,
computer vision and machine learning.
Department of Information Management, National Central University,
Associate Director, Enterprise Resource Planning
Center, National Central University
Professor Jiah-Shing Chen received a B.S. degree in Mathematics
from National Taiwan University in 1984, a M.S. degree in Computer
Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University
in 1986, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from State University
of New York at Buffalo in 1992. He is currently a Full Professor
in the Department of Information Management, National Central University,
and an Associate Director of Enterprise Resource Planning Center,
National Central University. His current research interests include
Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Information Systems, Soft Computing,
Data Mining and E-Commerce. Dr. Chen is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
of e-Business (2004/10-), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of
Information Management Research (1999/10-2003/9). He is also on
the editorial board of Asian Journal of Information Technology.
Dr. Erich Schikuta is Associate Professor at the Institute for
Computer Science and Business Informatics at the University of Vienna,
Austria. He obtained his Dr. Techn. Computer Science (Informatik,
with honours), from Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in
1987. His research interests are currently in cluster and Grid computing
and Internet-based applications. He has been a member and chair
of program committees of many international conferences. Further
he is appointed expert evaluator of the European Commission.
Dr. Hana Rezankova is an Associate Professor at the Department
of Statistics of the University of Economics, Prague (VSE), Czech
Republic. She finished her PhD studies at the VSE in 1988. She executed
a position of Vice-Dean in Charge of Student Study Programmes at
the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics of the VSE from 1998 to
2001. She is a member of the International Association for Statistical
Computing. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the European
Regional Section of this association from 2000 to 2004. Her publications
focus mainly on categorical data analysis and cluster analysis.
Dr. Patrice Wira is with the MIPS laboratory (Modelisation, Intelligence,
Processus et Systemes) of the University of Haute Alsace where he
is an associate professor since 2002. He received the M.Sc. degree
and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from University of
Haute Alsace. His current research interests are artificial neural
networks, adaptive control systems and neuro-control applied to
robotics and to visual servoing. His research works also include
artificial neural networks applied to harmonic compensation and
active power filters.
Electronic Engineering Department of the St.
John's University, Taiwan
Dr. Jih-Fu Tu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Preston
University in 2003. He is also the associate professor of the Electronic
Engineering Department of the St. John's University, Taipei, Taiwan.
He was a technology consultant of WanWell Cop. He is interesting
in the computer architecture of the multiprocessor systems and the
multithreaded processors, the discrete event systems (DES), the
VLSI design, and the I/O devices design of computer. He was also
the peer reviewer of The Journal of Supercomputing, the Conference
of CIMCA05/IAWTIC05, etc. He has published over 20 journal papers,
5 authored books, 7 edited books, and 30 papers in conference proceedings.
Department of Computer Science, University
of Nis, Serbia
Dr. Leonid V. Stoimenov received the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in
computer science at the University of Nis, Serbia. Hi is currently
an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science (Artificial
Intelligence and Databases) at Faculty of Electronic Engineering
at this University. His research interests in computer science include
GIS, databases, mediators, ontologies, semantic interoperability,
artificial intelligence, and Semantic Web. He is author or co-author
of 4 manuals for students, and more than 80 articles on topics such
as mediators, ontologies, semantic interoperability, GIS, B2B, expert
systems, multimedia and emergency management systems. He is a member
of IEEE and representative in AGILE association of GIS laboratories
in Europe. Recently in 2005 he has been working with the following
projects as project leader: 1. Geographic Information System for
documentation, maintenance and analysis of electric power networks.
(User: JP Elektrodistribucija, Nis., Duration: 2005/2007); 2. Multimedial
Platform for Emergency Management in Technological Systems. (User:
INKOPLAN, Nis., Duration: 2005/2007). 3. MEDOS íV Multimedial System
for education of hard of hearing children.
Seng W. Loke
Dr. Seng W. Loke is currently Faculty of Information Technology
Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. He received his PhD
in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne in 1998.
He has authored and co-authored more than 130 research papers in
journals, conferences, workshops and as book chapters. He is on
the program committee of more than 20 conferences and workshops.
He is currently involved in a number of research projects funded
by the Australian Research Council. His research interests include
pervasive computing (including context-aware or sentient systems,
and device ecologies), agent systems, service-oriented computing,
and large scale open systems technologies.
Dr. Filippo Neri is associate professor in computer science at University of Naples "FEDERICO II", Italy, and has been Senior Lecturer in Computer Science - Ricercatore
universitario in Informatica, Italy. Dr. Neri has directed a nationally
funded research project (FIRB) plus several locally funded ones
some involving industry collaborations. DR. Neri obtained the Ph.D.
in Computer Science, graded 'Excellent', from University of Milan,
Italy in 1997. The main research areas include Machine Learning
(Symbolic concept learning and knowledge based learning), Data Mining
(application of concept learning systems to real world problems),
Agent based modelling of complex systems (consumers market).
scientist at LGeCo - Laboratoire de Genie de la Conception
Lecturer at the Marc Bloch University, France
Dr. Cecilia Zanni was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received
a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universite d'Aix-Marseille
III, in Marseilles, France, where she worked at LSIS - Laboratoire
des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes. Nowadays, she works
at LGeCo - Laboratoire de Genie de la Conception - in Strasbourg,
France and teaches at the Marc Bloch University, also in Strasbourg.
Her main research interests are in conceptual representation and
inference processes applied to problem solving in Engineering.
Dr. Giang Nguyen has been scientific researcher in the Department
of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Institute of Informatics
since 1999. She graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
and Information Technology of the Slovak University of Technology
in 1995, Ph.D. in
2003. She has been (co-)author of more than 40 scientific papers
at scientific conferences and workshops. She is member of programme
committees, editor committes at scientific conferences. Her research
interests are: Networking; Grid computing; Multi-agent systems;
Fault tolerance for HPCN applications in Parallel and distributed
computing. Her recent projects include EU 6FP IST RTD project K-Wf
Grid: Knowledge-based Workflow System for grid Applications (2004-2006),
EU 5FP IST RTD project PELLUCID: A Platform for Organizational Mobile
Public Employee (2002-2004), EU 5FP IST RTD project ANFAS: datA
fusioN for Flood Analysis and decision Support as well as number
of Slovak national research projects (VEGA, APVP, SPVV).
Rowena Chau (assistant editor)
Dr Rowena Chau is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Information
Technology of the Monash University of Australia. She obtained her
Master degree in Business Systems and PhD degree in Computer Science
from Monash University, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Her main
research areas are in soft computing and its applications in knowledge
discovery. She also researches in areas of computational linguistics,
Web mining, text mining and multilingual content management. She
has published more than thirty refereed articles in international
journals and conferences. She has collaborated in several research
projects and has attracted significant amount of research funding.
She has served as member of review committees for many international
Aleksandrs Valisevskis (assistant editor)
Aleksandrs Valisevskis is currently Lecturer in AI at Faculty of
Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University,
Latvia. He has studied granular information and the hybridization
of these paradigms. His recent research concerns fuzzy-information-based
decision-making and risk analysis, which try to assess the risk
when only fuzzy information about each alternative is available.
He has obtained The Young Scientists Prize of the Latvian Academy
of Sciences and A/S "Aldaris" for the Bachelor's Thesis
"Adaptive Networks in Control and Decision Support Systems"
(honoured in 2003), and The Charles Babbage Prize in 2001. The Prize
is awarded for active and productive research work in Computer Science.
Dang Tung (assistant editor)
Dr. Dang Tung is a researcher at Enterprise Research Center at
University of Limerick. Between 2003 and 2005, he has been Ireland
researcher of the Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Bratislava. He obtained the "Young Asian Author Prize"
in the 15th IFAC Congress, b'02, Barcelona, 2002. The Main areas
of his research include: Scheduling, parallel computing, discrete
event systems, discrete mathematics, MAS, Agent decision-making,
reasoning, Case-based, rule-based reasoning, Ontology workflow,
and Adaptive controlling discrete systems. He has published more
than 40 referred papers in journals and conferences.
Somnath Shahapurkar (assistant editor)
Somnath Shahapurkar has been the Product Engineer, Intel Corporation,
STTD, Chandler, AZ, USA, since 2001. His main duties include: Pioneered
new data analysis and knowledge extraction methods at Intel to leverage
data for informed decision making to improve Silicon and package
integration by fostering key partnerships between departments; Designed
and developing a machine learning system for semiconductor manufacturing
optimization; Designed and developed and taught an Intel University
course on machine learning and statistics; Reduced turnaround time
& cost of test equipment by streamlining design spec & validation
procedure. His research interests include: Clustering, feature selection,
microarray data analysis, bioinformatics, machine learning, artificial
intelligence, industrial applications of data analysis and statistics.
Qingfeng Chen (assistant editor)
Dr. Qingfeng Chen received a BSc and MSc degree from Guangxi Normal
University, China, and a PhD degree from the University of Technology
Sydney in Computer Science. Dr. Chen is a professor at Guangxi University, China and a research fellow at La Trobe University, Australia. He has been a research fellow at School
of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia. He has
published 20 refereed papers, including International Journal of
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and a number of first class
journals of China. One of his papers "Dealing with Inconsistent
Secure Message" won the Best Paper Award in the 8th Pacific
Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand,
2004 and was invited to publish in the journal of Artificial Intelligence.
He has served as PC-member and reviewer for many international journals
and conferences. His research interests include Data Mining, Bioinformatics,
Information Security, and Artificial Intelligence.
A.H. Abdul Hafez (assistant editor)
A.H. Abdul Hafez is a research scholar with the department of Computer
science and Engineering, Osmania University, and IIITH, Hyderabad
India. In 1997, He joined the University of Aleppo, Syria, as a
lecturer. He served as program committee member for the following
conferences: 11th International Conference on Neural Information
Processing, ICONIP 2004, Calcutta, India; 10th, 12th, 13th IEEE
International Conference on Fuzzy Systems FUZZ-IEEE 2003, FUZZ-IEEE
2004, FUZZ-IEEE 2005. He published two books in computer science
and many papers. His interest area of research is Artificial intelligence,
Intelligent control, and robotic vision.
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