Jugal K. Kalitais a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA. He completed his MS and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, USA; M.Sc. at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada; and his B.Tech. at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. His areas of research include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, information retrieval and computer security. He has published 200 journal/conference papers and 4 books.
Valentina E. Balas is currently a full professor at the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “AurelVlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is the author of more than 250 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences. Her research interests are in intelligent systems, fuzzy control, soft computing, smart sensors, information fusion, modeling and simulation. She is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and the International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), editorial board member of several national and international journals and is an expert evaluator for national and international projects. Dr. Balas is the director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at the AurelVlaicu University of Arad. From 2005–2016, she was general chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas has participated in numerous international conferences as organizer, honorary chair, session chair and member of steering, advisory or international program committees. She is a member of EUSFLAT, SIAM and a senior member of IEEE, member of TC – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), TC – Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), and of TC – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS). Dr. Balas was vice-president (Awards) of the IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013–2015) and is a joint secretary of the Governing Council of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM) – A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India.
Samarjeet Borah is currently working as Professor in the Department of Computer Applications, Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), Sikkim, India. Dr. Borah handles various academics, research and administrative activities. He is also involved in curriculum development activities, board of studies, doctoral research committee, IT infrastructure management etc. along with various administrative activities under SMU. Dr. Borah is involved with three funded projects in the capacity of Principal Investigator/Co-principal Investigator. The projects are sponsored by, AICTE (Govt. of India), DST-CSRI (Govt. of India) and Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Fund. Out of which one is completed and two are undergoing. He is associated with IEEE, ACM (CSTA), IAENG and IACSIT. Dr. Borah organized various national and international conferences in SMU. Some of these events include ISRO Sponsored Training Programme on Remote Sensing & GIS, NCWBCB 2014, NER-WNLP 2014, IC3-2016, ICACCP 2017, IC3-2018 etc. Dr. Borah is involved with various journals of repute in the capacity of Editor/Guest Editor such as IJSE, IJHISI, IJGHPC, IJIM, IJVCSN, JISys, IJIPT etc.
Dr. Ratika Pradhan has been a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology since 1999. She received her Ph.D. from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) in 2011 and M.E. (CSE) from Jadavpur University in 2004. Her research interests include digital image processing, remote sensing and GIS. She has published 25 journal papers and 5 conference papers.