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Adam Belloum

Adam Belloum

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Belloum developed a number of course for the graduate school of the University of Amsterdam on infrastructure for data and cpu intensive application namely the introduction to Grid computing, Service oriented architecture and web services and Cloud systems, and HPC and Big Data. He participated in a three of FP7 projects (UrbanFlood, gSLM, and VPH-share) and a number of Dutch funded projects on e-science (JERA,VLAMG, VL-e, and COMMIT). He published more than 70 articles in international conferences and journals.
Alexander Gasnikov

Alexander Gasnikov

  • Visiting Professor
  • Graduated from Department of Applied Mathematics and Control of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) (2006).
    The main research professor`s directions are primal-dual subgradient methods, huge-scale problems, stochastic optimization and optimal stopping, structural optimization. Also he developed an application project on equilibrium flows in congested traffic systems.

    The main areas of scientific interests are represented with mathematical modeling of traffic flows,stochastic optimization, huge-scale optimization, online optimization, probabilistic methods in Computer Science,macrosystems theory (ergodicity, concentration of measure), numerical methods in Statistics.
Alexander Semenov

Alexander Semenov

  • Visiting Professor
  • He worked at JSFC «Radiotechnical and Informational Systems» (2010-2012), B2B-Center (2009-2010), NEO Center (2008-2009). Before 2008, Alexander Semenov also held a position of the Head of Analytical Department at the National Union of Business Angels, Russia He taught various courses on Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in MIRBIS, RANEPA, Russian State University for the Humanities, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (2008-2014). His main interests are financial and management consulting, especially in innovation and IT fields, educational projects and training of entrepreneurs. He has provided consultations for more than 350 startups
Alexey Talan

Alexey Talan

  • Visiting professor
  • Alexey earned a PhD in chemistry in Kazan State University, but decided to make a switch to IT.
    He has a good knowledge of web-technologies (PHP/JS) and knows how to manage developers and deliver under strict timeframes with limited resources.
    He also spent five years working as the editor-in-chief for an IT-web-site mobi.ru and as a journalist wrote for leading Moscow gaming-/IT-magazines.
    Alexey managed to found two startups - Online Tutors in 2011 and Click-Storm eSports in 2013. Has a work experience in Singapore and Malaysia.
Andrey Tremba

Andrey Tremba

  • Visiting Professor
  • PhD in Mathematics (Automatic Control field) in 2008

    Current position: senior researcher in Laboratory 7 of V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences RAS

    Research topics are: Convex Optimization, Stability Analysis, Linear Control Systems Analysis and Design, Machine Learning.

Antonio Puliafito

Antonio Puliafito

  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Currently leads the Centre on Information Technologies Development at University of Messina (CIAM), offering ICT services to public and private institutions. From 2006 to 2008 he acted as the technical director of the Project 901, aiming at creating a wireless/wired communication infrastructure inside the University of Messina to support new value added services (winner of the CISCO innovation award). He was also the responsible of two big Grid Projects (TriGrid VL and PI2S2) funded by the Sicilian Regional Government and by the MIUR, respectively. He is currently a member of the general assembly of CloudWave, an IP project funded from the EU to explore the deployment and management of new application services which adapt to the execution environment.
Benoit Ries

Benoit Ries

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Benoît Ries is a full-time permanent research scientist at University of Luxembourg since he obtained his PhD in 2009 on the topic of model-driven testing of safety-critical small-sized embedded systems. He followed a master degree in computer science with specialisation in software engineering and reliable software. He is particularly interested in all technologies that support irreplaceable human skills and that help a more reliable automation of all software engineering phases. During the last five years, he has focused his research and development on experimenting and developing the Excalibur tool supporting the Messir Methodology with the feedback of bachelor and master students from University of Luxembourg and partner institutions over the world.
Bertrand Meyer

Bertrand Meyer

  • Head of SE lab
  • Visiting Professor
  • Bertrand Meyer had a technical and managerial career for nine years at Électricité de France, and for three years was on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since October 2001, he has been Professor of Software Engineering at ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he pursues research on building trusted components (reusable software elements) with a guaranteed level of quality.
Daniela Baglieri

Daniela Baglieri

  • Visiting Professor
  • Daniela Baglieri is Professor in Strategic Management at the University of Messina (Italy) where she serves as Vice President for Innovation and Technology Transfer. She is also in charge as President of the National Expert Panel for Technology Transfer Evaluation at ANVUR. Visiting scholar at Carlson Management School (University of Minnesota, US), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and Texas A&M University (US), she received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Catania (Italy) and a Master of Science in “Management of Innovation” from Sant’Anna School of Advances Studies, Pisa (Italy). Her research interests include science commercialization, innovation management, technology entrepreneurship, and hi-tech clusters dynamics.
David McKenzie McGowan

David McKenzie McGowan

  • Visiting Professor
  • Australian born David McKenzie McGowan competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. His 8 year career produced 2 gold medal and a world cup best time in.  Moving into coaching, David coached a gold medal at the world championships in 2007 and then qualified and coached 4 teams into the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He now runs a high performance program out of Sweden which has taken 7 world records in 2016.
David Vernon

David Vernon

  • Visiting Professor
  • D. Vernon is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

    He was a reviewer for several journals including the International Journal of Robotics Research, Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computing, IEEE Trans. on Autonomous Mental Development, Optical Engineering, Journal of the Optical Society of America, and Image and Vision Computing.

    He is a member of several international conference programme committees such as ACM/IEEE HRI, ICCS, ICCV, ECCV, ICPR, ECAI, ICVS, ICDL, IMVIP, OESI, CSNLP, and IROS.
Edwin Steffens

Edwin Steffens

  • Visiting Professor
  • In the early 80’s professor joined the academic community at the University of Amsterdam as a computer electronics developer. Working together with researchers and graduates on computer architectures  projects with fields of interest such as image processing, robotics and networking. In the mid-nineties  also became involved in education as a practical lecturer in computer courses. Since the beginning of this decade became a full time practical lecturer for courses for bachelor and master studies at the Informatics Institute.
Engelbert Hubbers

Engelbert Hubbers

  • Visiting Professor
  • Between 2001 and 2005 he did research in the area of smart cards and electronic voting systems. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a mathematics teacher and as a software developer for the Dutch police. From 1994 till 1998 he worked on his PhD-thesis 'Nilpotent Jacobians' at the Mathematics department at the university of Nijmegen. In 1994 he graduated both in Mathematics and Computer Science at the same university.
Evgenia Vorontsova

Evgenia Vorontsova

  • Visiting Professor
  • Evgeniya Vorontsova graduated with honors from Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok,Russia) with a Specialist's degree in
    Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Then she worked in the IT industry for about 5 years.

    In 2010 she joined the working group of Professor Ev. Nurminski at Far Eastern Federal University for her Ph.D. project.
    Her main research focus is modern convex optimization and applications of optimization methods in interval analysis and for solving problems arising in economics and other fields. In 2014 she was awarded the Scholarship of President of the Russian Federation for outstanding achievements in science.
Gregory Kucherov

Gregory Kucherov

  • Visiting Professor
  • Gregory Kucherov has been an editor of a book, a (co)-author of about 40 journal publications and 50 conference papers. He supervised several software development projects in bioinformatics, including mreps, Yass, Norine or SToRM. He regularly serves on program committees of major international conferences, and is invited to present his work to various international forums. He has been a  (co-)advisor of eight PhD students.
Hein Roelfsema

Hein Roelfsema

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Hein Roelfsema is Associate Professor for International Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he is the program coordinator of the Master International Management at the Utrecht University School of Economics and the Director of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition, he chairs the Dutch Centers for Entrepreneurship as well as the Global Entrepreneurship Network in the Netherlands and Europe. He has published extensively on international trade and business, as well as on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Ilya Velder

Ilya Velder

  • Visiting professor
  • Graduated from Kazan State University with a diploma of Specialist of Civil and International Law, further did PhD in Legal mechanism of personal data protection.
    In 2002-2003 received a scholarship in ‘Legal protection of privacy and personal data in EU’ at University of Amsterdam. In 2005-2006 completed the course on Investment Management at CCIM Institute. In 2011-2013 graduated from MBA program at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
    From 2003 worked as Attorney assistant at CB Richard Ellis international consulting company.
    In 2004 started working in Investments Project Financing at AK BARS Bank.
Jean-Michel Bruel

Jean-Michel Bruel

  • Visiting Professor
  • Jean-Michel Bruel received his Ph.D. from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in December 1996. From September 1997 to August 2008, he was associate professor at the University of Pau. Member of the LIUPPA (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour) from 2000 to 2008. Currently member of the MACAO team (Models, Architectures, Components, Agility and prOcesses) of the IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) CNRS laboratory. His research areas include development of distributed, component-based applications, methods integration, and on the use of formal methods in the Component-Based Software Engineering context.
Justin Varilek

Justin Varilek

  • Visiting Professor
  • Justin Varilek is the CEO and founder of HackPack.press, the global platform enabling media outlets and companies to rapidly and efficiently find, hire and pay media professionals around the world.

    He previously worked as a journalist at The Moscow Times and helped found the communications department for Skoltech, a global university established in collaboration with MIT in Moscow. He has also rebuilt the US press office for Acronis, a global software company.
Keelin Vernon

Keelin Vernon

  • Visiting Professor
  • Keelin has extensive industrial experience from global corporations including: Westinghouse Electric, USA; Ireland; AT;T International, Fujitsu Corp UK; European Commission and Banking Systems Belgium; the National Army of Sweden; and the National Police Force Ireland. Currently based in Dubai, Keelin provides educational training and development services to UAE government bodies and industries, developing and training personnel through structured and customized learning programs.  Keelin is a positive trainer and motivator and uses experiential learning in her delivery.
Kenneth Dawson-Howe

Kenneth Dawson-Howe

  • Visiting Professor
  • Kenneth Dawson-Howe (M.A., Ph.D., Dip. Mgt.) has been a tenured lecturer (assistant professor) with the School of Computer Science and Statistics in Trinity College Dublin since October 1991. He has taught a variety of courses, although his main teaching is in the area of computer vision to both final year undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is course director for the Integrated Computer Science programme.

    He headed the Computer Vision and Robotics research group (CVRG) from 1991 until 1997 and from 2000 until 2006.
Leon Derczynski

Leon Derczynski

  • Visiting Professor
  • Doctor Leon Derczynski is a permanent Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, working on machine learning and social media. Dr. Derczynski was awarded his PhD in 2013, under an Enhanced Doctoral Training Grant from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He has published extensively since then and is a committer on two text processing frameworks, GATE and NLTK. His main interests are machine learning, information extraction and social media, and he has published extensively in these areas.
Luca Galantini

Luca Galantini

  • Visiting Professor
  • Luca Galantini graduated in Law at the University of Parma, Italy. He won the competition for PhD in European Political Institutions at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and he has specialized in International Humanitarian Law at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
    He teaches International Regimes at the Catholic University of Milan and Elements of International Law at the Master Double Degree of the Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations of Milan (ASERI) and the University of Lugano in Switzerland (USI). He was Assistant Professor of History of Political Institutions and History of Modern Law at the European University of Rome.


Mats Nordlund

Mats Nordlund

  • Visiting Professor
  • In the 1990s, he launched and managed the System Design and Management (SDM) program at MIT. Dr. Nordlund has also served on several national and international (EU) panels in innovation, research and higher education, including the High Level Expert Group that in 2005 laid the foundation for the European Research Council (ERC). Currently, Dr. Nordlund is engaged in a start-up company working in the area of cyber physical systems and their applications in the construction industry.
Maurizio Sobrero

Maurizio Sobrero

  • Visiting Professor
  • He has published 5 books and over 30 articles on the economy and international innovation management. He has taught in many programs for executives in China, Russia, South America and several European countries. In 2005 he was invited to contribute to the United Nations World Investment Report. He has done consulting for various companies, governments and institutions and sat in different boards. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a Founding Faculty Fellow at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
Maxim Skryabin

Maxim Skryabin

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Maxim Skryabin is a senior data scientist at Stepik.org where he performs educational data analysis and improves its adaptive learning engine. Before 2016, he was an associate professor at the Department of Higher Mathematics of ITMO University. He has a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Physics, an MA degree in Age and Developmental Psychology, and an MA degree in Comparative Education.
Mohamad Kassab

Mohamad Kassab

  • Visiting Professor
  • His teaching activities were rewarded by receiving the Teaching Fellowship Award twice at Concordia University. He has also helped in mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students during their research projects, a position that involved instruction in methods of establishing a scientific investigation.

    The teaching methods he usually applies depend on the learning objectives. He often employs a wide range of instructional strategies into the face-to-face sessions; including: case study analysis, debates, role play, simulational exercises, Group Collaborative Project, and Problem-Based Learning Exercises.
Nicolas Guelfi

Nicolas Guelfi

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Nicolas Guelfi is full professor at University of Luxembourg, LU since 1999. He obtained his PhD from the University of Paris XI (Orsay) on high level object-oriented specification formalisms for concurrent systems. Since 1994 he has been teaching software engineering at any academic level in universities  (Paris XI (FR), Paris XII (FR), University of Luxembourg (LU), Polytechnic Schools (EPFL-Lausanne (CH)), or engineering schools (EPITA(FR), ESI (FR)). He founded the Lassy laboratory (Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems) at University of Luxembourg which he directed for more than 10 years.
Panagiotis Fitsilis

Panagiotis Fitsilis

  • Visiting Professor
  • In his work as Business Unit manager at Intrasoft International he was responsible for the development, deployment and operation of a number of prestigious IT systems for European Commission.

    Further, he has worked in more than 50 research or commercial projects, at various roles. He is the author of four books, the last one, having as title Contemporary Business Information Systems and author of approximately 100 papers published at scientific journals and international conferences. His research interests include: Project Management, Software Engineering, Business Information Systems, Social Media Applications, Smart Cities, etc.
Paolo Ciancarini

Paolo Ciancarini

  • Visiting Professor
  • Paolo Ciancarini is Professor of Computer Science at the Univ. of Bologna. He has been Director of the School in Computer and Internet Sciences (both graduate and undergraduate). He is member of the PhD school in Informatics. His research interests include: software engineering, software architectures, formal methods, advanced Web technologies for groupware and digital documents, entertainment computing. He has been involved as a site leader in several projects funded by the European Commission. He is member of IFIP TC2 8Software) and TC16 (Entertainment Computing). He is member of ACM, IEEE, and ICGA (International Computer Games Association). He has published several books, more than 50 papers in International Journals and more than 120 papers in International Conferences and Workshops.

Qiang Qu

Qiang Qu

  • Visiting Professor
  • He is a Visiting Researcher in Systems Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2014-2015).
    He was also a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2013-2014).
    Qiang was a holder of the Canon Scholarship, China Excellence National Scholarship, and Honorable Awards of International Mathematics Modeling Competition and Java Cup Competition.
    He worked for the Sun Microsystems and IBM China Research Lab, and was involved in several projects supported by governments and companies.
Salvatore Distefano

Salvatore Distefano

  • Visiting Professor
  • Salvatore Distefano is author and co-author of more than 100 scientific papers. He is member of international conference committees and he is in the editorial boards of the International Journal of Performability Engineering, Journal of Cloud Computing, International Journal of Engineering and Industries, International Journal of Big Data, International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology Applications.
    He also acted as guest editors for special issues of the Journal of Risk and Reliability, Journal of Performability Engineering, ACM Performance Evaluation Review and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.
Sara Busechian

Sara Busechian

  • Visiting Professor
  • Sara Busechian graduated magna cum laude in Veterinary Medicine in 2007 in Perugia, where she also received her PhD in Equine Sciences in 2011. She is a Resident of the European College of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. Her main topics of interest are Inter nal Medicine, Endoscopy and Sports Medicine.
Sebastian Denef

Sebastian Denef

  • Visiting Professor
  • Sebastian holds a PhD in Design of Technical University Delft, the Netherlands.
    He graduated in Media System Design at the University of Applied Science Darmstadt, Germany as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation.
    His academic work has been published in international journals and conference proceedings.
Taco Walstra

Taco Walstra

  • Visiting Professor
  • Taco Walstra studied technical computer science and has a degree in logic at University Utrecht in the Netherlands. He teaches computer architecture and other courses at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science. As scientific software developer/software project manager he worked at the Declic project for a scientific experiment facility in the International Space Station (joint project with EADS Airbus and NASA) and a project for data synchronization for astronomical observations of gamma telescopes in Chile with sub-nanosecond accuracy over ranges up to 100 km.
Tatjana Samsonowa

Tatjana Samsonowa

  • Visiting Professor
  • Tatjana Samsonowa is Managing Director and Founder at IPERF, the International Institute for Research Performance and Innovation Management in Berlin, Germany, Managing Partner at Samsonowa & Partners Consulting, Saint Petersburg, Russia and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University. Tatjana also is a Scientific Board Member at International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Before, Tatjana worked as Innovation and Relationship Manager at SAP, Walldorf, Germany, responsible for the strategic collaboration of SAP Research with organizations such as Intel, IBM, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Fraunhofer Society and also for the re-establishment of the high-profile SAP Research Curatorship.  
Victor Kitov

Victor Kitov

  • Visiting Professor
  • Victor Kitov – lecturer and researcher in machine learning and data analysis. He leads the course in machine learning in Moscow State University, Higher school of economics and Yandex School of Data Analysis. Graduated with honors from the faculty of Calculating Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University with specialist degree in mathematics, received Ms.Sc. degree in economics in New Economic School and Ph.D. degree in mathematics in the faculty of Calculating Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University.
Vladimir Protasov

Vladimir Protasov

  • Visiting Professor
  • Was born in Moscow in 1970. In high school professor became familiar with an outstanding Russian geometer and teacher Igor Sharygin, who was  informal adviser before entering Moscow State Univeristy in 1988. Was his co-author of a book of problems and of many olympiad problems for high school students. At University  became a student of Segrei Konyagin and worked in  optimization, functional analysis, approximation theory, convex geometry, etc.  under his supervision.

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