Prof. Dr. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane

TELUQ University
5800 Saint-Denis Street Montreal, QC, H2S 3L5

Professor Saliah-Hassane earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, and a Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. He is currently teaching Informatics and Computer Networks and Security at TELUQ University in Montreal where he is researching Intelligent Distributed Systems and Mobile Robotics. Professor Saliah-Hassane has received many awards in recognition of his accomplishments, including many IEEE Education Society Certificates of Appreciation, and IEEE Education Society’s EdWin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award (2019). And aligned with his work on Distributed Embedded Systems, the IEEE Standards Association award with appreciation for chairing and contributing to the development of IEEE Standard 1876 – 2019 on “Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories” (2019), the IEEE SA 2019 Emerging Technology Awarded to IEEE SA 1876 – 2019 Working Group. Under the Candidate’s leadership as the Chair of the Montreal IEEE Education Society Chapter (2005 -2022), the Chapter received the “2019 Chapter Achievement Award for sustained contributions of innovative educational and professional activities in the community”.

Professor Saliah-Hassane is a member of Professional Engineers of Québec (OIQ); the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); of African Engineering Education Association (AEEA); Was member of Board of Governors of IEEE Education Society (2007 -2013 & 2014-2017) and Past Chair of its Standards Committee). Prof. Saliah-Hassane was Chair of Electrical Engineering Department of an African Regional Engineering School of Mine, Industry and Geology including seven countries in Niger (1989-1994).

Professor Saliah-Hassane received the “2005 Achievement Award” from the International Network for Engineering Education (iNEER) for “Research and Innovation on Online Laboratories and for the Advancement of International Collaboration”. He is one of the founding members of the Global Online Laboratory Consortium called GOLC (2009) merged with the International Association for Online Engineering (IAOE) where Prof Saliah-Hassane is a member of the Executive Committee. In 2012, Professor Saliah-Hassane was recognized with the highest academic distinction of “Commander of the Order of Academic Palm” by the Republic of Niger, his native country.

Topic: Developing Educational Standards on Secure and Trusted Learning Systems: Opportunity, Progress and Challenges 

He will present the development process of the IEEE P2834 Standard on secure and trusted learning systems and the P2834.1 Standard on Digital Forensics on Trusted Learning Systems. He will show how the two IEEE Standards Association working groups are organized to divide and conquer the complex tasks including the ones of securing the e-learning environments and its learning material and the contents delivered electronically and, in some cases, the hardware needed to perform hands-on laboratory activities while preserving learner data privacy.

Prof. Dr. Milan Tuba

Singidunum University

Milan Tuba, Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, Head of the Artificial Intelligence Project at Singidunum University, and Vice-Rector of Research at Sinergia University is included in both versions of the Stanford University list of 2% of the most influential scientists in the world in all disciplines, one for contribution during the entire career and other for contribution in the previous year (for years 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023). Prof. Tuba is the highest-ranked Computer Science researcher in Serbia according to the AD Scientific Index. He was Vice-Rector for International Relations at Singidunum University, Head of the Department for Mathematical Sciences at the State University of Novi Pazar, and Dean of the Graduate School of Computer Science at John Naisbitt University. Prof. Tuba is the author or coauthor of around 300 scientific papers (cited around 7,000 times, h-index 49) and editor, coeditor, or member of the editorial board or scientific committee of several scientific journals, Springer books, congresses, and international conferences. He was invited and delivered more than 90 keynote and inaugural lectures at international conferences.

He received a B. S. in Mathematics, M. S. in Mathematics, M. S. in Computer Science, M. Ph. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Belgrade and New York University. From 1983 to 1994 he was in the U.S.A. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, and later as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cooper Union School of Engineering, New York. During that time, he was the founder and director of Microprocessor Lab and VLSI Lab, leader of the NSF scientific projects, and theses supervisor. He was the mentor of dozens of doctoral and master’s dissertations at the Faculty of Mathematics University of Belgrade, Singidunum University, the University of Sarajevo, State University of Novi Pazar, John Nesbitt University, and the University of East Sarajevo. He taught more than 20 graduate and undergraduate courses, from VLSI Design and Computer Architecture to Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Calculus, Probability, Mathematical Statistics, and Queuing Theory at numerous universities in Europe and the USA. Prof. Tuba is a member of the National Agency for Accreditation of Universities of the Republic of Serbia. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Nature-inspired Optimization Algorithms, Image Processing, and Computer Networks. Senior Member IEEE, ACM, AMS, SIAM, IFNA, Executive Board of IASEI.

Topic: Security Issues in Machine Learning Algorithms