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Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker 1

Prof. Dr. Orhan Arikan , Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Professor Dr Orhan Arikan was born in 1964, in Turkey. He has studied Electrical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (B.S. 1986) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1990).
In 1990-1993, he worked as a Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research, Rigdefield, CT. Since 1993, he has been a professor at Bilkent University. His research interests are in the general area of statistical signal processing and remote sensing.
Dr. Arikan is a recipient of Young Investigator Award in Engineering, TUBITAK, 2002 and Distinguished Teaching Award, Bilkent University, 1998. He has served as the Chairman of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Turkey Section in 1995-1996 and served as the President of IEEE Turkey Section in 2000-2001.

Keynote speaker 2

Prof. Dr. Hakki Gökhan Ilk, Dept of EE, Ankara University , Turkey

Hakki Gökhan Ilk, was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1971. He received the from Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1993 and the M.Sc. degree instrument design and application from UMIST, University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is a Professor with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Ankara University. His current research interests are digital signal processing, namely speech, image and video processing. He has 69 publications, according to google scholar and 277 citations. His h-index is 9 on topics bioinformatics, optical communications, digital speech and image signal processing. He has a book in Turkish on "Applied Signal Processing". He is the founder of the Ankara University Speech Processing Group (AUSPG) and shared Turkcell's "Best Academic Study Award" in 2007.


Keynote speaker 3

Prof. Dr. Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor M-Tahar Kechadi was awarded PhD and Masters degree - in Computer Science from University of Lille 1, France. He was awarded a Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellowship under TMR program at UCD. He joined UCD in 1999 as a permanent staff member of the School of Computer Science (CS). He is currently Professor of Computer Science at CS, UCD and PI in Insight Centre for Data Analytics, one of the biggest respect centre in Ireland. His research interests span the areas of Big Data Analytics, distributed data analytics, heterogeneous distributed systems, Grid and Cloud Computing, and digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations. The core and central focus of his research for the last decade is how to manage and analyse data quickly and efficiently at larger scale. Nowadays we live in digital world, we produce more data than we can analyse and exploit. This `big data' will continue to grow at rapid pace, will underpin new waves of innovation in nearly every sector of the world economy, and will reshape the way we build and use computers (hardware and software).


Keynote speaker 4

Prof. Dr. Ali Yazici, Atilim University, Turkey

Ali YAZICI is a full-time Professor and the Chairman of the Software Engineering Department at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey. He received BS (1972), and MS (1974) degrees in Mathematics from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He has completed his PhD dissertation (1983) at the Computer Science Department, Waterloo University, Canada. His research interests include Symbolic Computing, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Big Data Processing, Cloud Computing, Database Systems, and e-Topics. 
In the last 30 years he has been affiliated as a full-time academic staff with Middle East Technical University, Yarmouk University (Jordan), Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), TOBB University of Economics and Technology, and Atilim University (Turkey). 
During his academic career, he acted as thesis supervisor/co-supervisor of about 40 MS and PhD students. He is the writer of more than 130 articles, books and research reports in the field of Computing and Informatics. He is a founding member of Turkish Mathematics Foundation, an associate member of Turkish Informatics Society, and a founding member of Turkish Informatics Foundation.