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TCII International Distinguished Professors and Researchers

TCII has developed a strong International networks and links; we receive world class eminent Professors, CEOs, Directors and Senior Managers from top research Institutions, research centers and industrial organizations. This is clear evidence of the high international standing of the DEBI Institute.

With Chief Scientist for Government of Wester Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley (middle) at TCII Annual Workshop on the 14 Jan 2009. Workshop Title: IMPACT OF 3RD AND 4TH GENERATION OF WEB ON INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

Proudly presented by: Dr Michael Brodie (Chief Scientist from Verizon, USA, left 3), Prof Robert Meersman (Director, STAR lab,Uni of Brussels,Belgium, left 5), Prof Hai Zhuge (Chines Academy of Science, PRC, right), Prof Chang and Prof Dillon (TCII, left 1 and 2)

They talked about the next generation of web will have a profound and significant effect on industry, commerce and communities. These advances will have a critical impact on the competiveness and viability of industry and commerce.

PROFESSOR IAN SOMMERVILLE (the Father of Software Engineering Education, St Andrews, UK)
Professor Sommerville is Professor of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He has worked for many years with social scientists and was amongst the first computer scientists to explore the ways that information from ethnographic studies of work could be used to inform system specification and design. This has led to his current research on the dependability of socio-technical systems where he is working on modelling responsibilities across organisations, organisational memory, and coping with systems failure. He is the author of the most widely used textbook on software engineering, especially in universities in Australia. He published the world’s first book on Software Engineering in 1982. It is now in its 8th edition and has had three decades of strong impact on research and education around the world in the field of computing science and the innovative discipline of software engineering. This book for the last three decades has been widely used by hundreds of universities around the world.. He has twice visited DEBI Institute at Curtin University. He is proud of TCII’s research work and has been a key inspiration for all the young TCII Fellows. He is Partner Chief Investigator with TCII for a number of ARC grants.

PROFESSOR BILL SMYTH (McMaster University, Canada, Head of Centre for Stringology in TCII)
Professor Smyth leads the Stringology Research Centre at TCII Institute. Over the last 20 years, his main research area has been text searching algorithms; that is, computing exact and approximate patterns in strings. This is a rapidly growing research area because of its numerous applications in the areas of bioinformatics, data mining, security monitoring, data compression, cryptography and many others. Since 1985, he has authored or co-authored more than 100 research articles in international journals and conference proceedings including more than 50 since 2002. His research monograph, Computing Patterns in Strings, appeared in 2003 and serves as the main text for several graduate courses around the world. In 2006, it appeared in Russian translation. He appears regularly as chair or member of conference programme committees concerned with combinatorial algorithms, and has in the last few years edited or co-edited several special issues of international journals. In addition to Curtin, he holds appointments at King's College London and McMaster University, and regularly supervises several postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels. At McMaster, he is director of the Algorithms Research Group and is currently the recipient of several research grants in Canada, Australia and the UK.

Dr. Michael L. Brodie (Chief Scientist of Verizon Services Operations in Verizon Communications, USA)

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Dr. Brodie works on large-scale strategic Information Technology opportunities and challenges to deliver business value from advanced and emerging technologies and practices. He is concerned with the Big Picture, core technologies, and integration within a large scale, operational telecommunications environment. He holds a Ph.D. in Databases from the University of Toronto and has active interests in the Semantic Technologies, SOA, and other advanced technologies to address secure, interoperable web-scale information systems, databases, infrastructure and application architectures. He has authored over 150 books, chapters, and articles and has presented over 100 keynotes or invited lectures in over 30 countries. For more information see:

DR RICHARD MARK SOLEY (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group, Inc. OMG®)

As Chairman and CEO, Dr Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type. He joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardisation process and the original CORBA® specification. In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modelling, which led first to the Unified Modelling Language (UML®) and later the Model Driven Architecture (MDA®). Previously, he was a co-founder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects Inc., makers of the 386 Humming Board and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. He has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Richard holds Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

DR GEORGE FODOR (ABB AB, Sweden, Head System Development, Process Automation. Orebro University, Sweden, Adj. Professor
Intelligent Systems Western Michigan University, Adj. Professor ECE)

Dr. Fodor holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Linkoeping University in Sweden. He held different positions at ABB Automation Technologies in Sweden, currently being head of the Systems Development department. He is working as adjunct professor at Orebro University, Sweden and Western Michigan University, USA. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and member of the organising committees of several technical conferences in Automation, Intelligent Control and Human Interaction (INDIN, EIT, VECIMS). His research interests and publications are in the field of Automation, Intelligent Systems, Discrete Fault Detection and Isolation, Fuzzy Systems, and Ontological Control. He has published 1 book, 45 conference articles, 5 journal papers, 3 patents, and has been a supervisor for a number of Ph.D. students.

Selected Publications
1. 2008 – Keynote Address DEST 2008 Conference, The Value of Information as a Theoretical Foundations for Digital Ecosystems, Phitsanulok, Thailand, 26-29 February, 2008.
2. J.L. Grantner, G.A. Fodor, R. Gottipati, N. Pernalete, S. Edwards, Intelligent Decision Support System, Proc. of the IFSA World Congress, Cancun, Mexico, June 18-21, 2007.
3. G. A. Fodor, The Case for Hierarchy-Mobile Agents in Industrial Informatics. Keynote address. Proc. of the Second IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN’04, 24-26 June, Berlin, Germany, 2004.

PROFESSOR ROBERT MEERSMAN (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

Professor Meersman is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he has led the Laboratory of Systems Technology and Applications Research (VUB STARLab) since 1995. From 1986 until 1995, he was full professor at the KUB (Department BIK) in Tilburg, and prior to that associate professor in Diepenbeek, Belgium (LUC), part-time at the VUB, and project leader in the research department of the American computer company Control Data in Brussels. He teaches database and information system courses, both introductory and advanced, has been and is a promoter of several Ph.D. theses. VUB STARLab runs several sizeable
(multi-person, multi-year) European and national scientific projects (OntoBasis, FF Poirot, ImaGen) and participates in a number of EU Thematic Networks (OntoWeb, AgentWeb, CCFORM, InnovaNet). He has been invited as speaker and lecturer at universities and institutes worldwide and notably gave the keynote speech at the prestigious VLDB Conference in Barcelona, 1991. He was elected Chairman of IFIP WG 2.6, the Working Group on Database, and remained in this role until 1995. He was the Founding Chairman of IFIP TC12, and was a member of the Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence from 1988 until 1994.

PROFESSOR HAI ZHUGE (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Professor Zhuge is the Chief Scientist for the China National Semantic Grid Research Project, a prestigious project of the National Basic Research Program of China (3 million US$), the chief scientist and the former director of the Key Lab of Intelligent Information Processing of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the founder of the China Knowledge Grid Research Group, which has hosted over 30 young researchers and research students. He has made a major contribution to the Knowledge Grid area by establishing its methodology, Resource Space Model, Semantic Link Network model, and Knowledge Flow Network model. He edits seven special issues journals on relevant topics and initiated the international conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid SKG.
His monographs The Knowledge Grid and The Web Resource Space Model are the first books in their respective areas. He is the author of over eighty papers which have appeared mainly at leading international conferences and in journals such as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.

Professor Costas S. Iliopoulos (Professor of Algorithm Design) (Co-Director)
Professor Costas S. Iliopoulos received an MSc (1981) and PhD (1983) in Computer Science from Warwick University. He is a Professor of Algorithm Design and Head of the Algorithm Design Group at King's College London. Prof. Iliopoulos has worked extensively in the area of string algorithms and bioinformatics. His research achievements include designing optimal algorithms for computing seeds and covers of one and two dimensional strings. These algorithms play an important role in a number of applications, including text editing and searching, molecular sequence analysis, computer vision, and melody recognition in musical sequences. His previous research projects include a project on design and analysis of string algorithms funded by NATO, two EPSRC projects on combinatorial parallel algorithms, an MRC project on algorithms for molecular sequence analysis, a Wellcome Trust project on pattern inference on molecular sequences, EPSRC and NATO grants for research on data compression, two senior Marie Curie fellowships and a number of Royal Society Joint International grants. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Discrete Algorithms and an editor of the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. He has served on Programme Committees of a number of international conferences including CPM, SPIRE, IWOCA, CATS and ISAAC.

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