Prof. Dr. Hamid R. Arabnia
Prof. Dr. Hamid R. Arabnia received his B.Sc. from University of Glamorgan, U.K in 1983. He is received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent (Canterbury, England) in 1987. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at University of Georgia (Georgia, USA), where he has been since October 1987. His research interests include parallel and distributed processing techniques and algorithms, supercomputing, Big Data Analytics, image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. He is Editor-in-Chief and editor in Springer and Elsevier journals. He is also on the editorial and advisory boards of 40 other journals. He is the book series editor-in-chief of "Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence" (Springer) and editor-in-chief of the book series entitled "Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Applied Computing" (Elsevier). Dr. Arabnia has received a number of awards; including: "Outstanding Achievement Award in Recognition of His Leadership and Outstanding Research Contributions to the Field of Supercomputing" 2007 (the award was presented to him at Harvard University Medical School - signatories: Lawrence O. Hall, President of IEEE/SMC); "Distinguished Leadership and Visionary Award (presented by FTRA - Future Technology Research Association), presented by Steering Committee of CSA-13 International Conference; "Distinguished Research Award" for Outstanding Contributions to Adaptable Communication Systems, presented by ACM SIGAPP IMCOM Co-Chairs, 2014. Dr. Arabnia is Fellow and Advisor of Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC); Academy Member, University of Georgia Teaching Academy (Program initiated by Carnegie Foundation), inducted on November 2, 2015. Prof. Arabnia has published extensively in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has about 200 peer-reviewed research publications as well as 250 edited research books in his areas of expertise. During his tenure as Graduate Coordinator/Director of Computer Science (2002-2009), Dr. Arabnia secured the largest level of funding in the history of the department for supporting the research and education of graduate students (PhD, M.Sc).