Keynote Speakers

ICISNA24 : Keynote Speakers
26 Apr ~ 28 Apr



Prof. Dr. Leon Rothkrantz

Dr. Leon J. M. Rothkrantz received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Utrecht, the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Amsterdam, and the M.Sc. degree in psychology from the University of Leiden, in 1971, 1980, and 1990, respectively. He joined the Data and Knowledge Systems group of the Mediamatics Department, Delft University of Technology as an Associate Professor, in 1992. Since 2008, Leon Rothkrantz has been appointed as full Professor Sensortechnology at the Netherlands Defence Academy. His long-range research goal is the design and development of natural, context-aware, multimodal man-machine interfaces. His current research focuses on a wide range of issues including lip-reading, speech recognition and synthesis, facial expression analysis and synthesis, multimodal information fusion, natural dialogue management, and human affective feedback recognition.

Presentation Title: "Recent Developments in Artificial Intelligence"

Affiliation:  University of Delft, The Netherlands


Prof. Dush Nalin Jayakody, Ph. D. (Dublin), SMIEEE, FIET)

Prof. Dush N. K. Jayakody is a Senior Member IEEE, Fellow, IET, and received the Ph. D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, from the University College Dublin, Ireland in 2014. He received his MSc degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey. He was ranked as the top 2% scientist in the world in 2021 and 2022 by the Stanford Elsevier list. In 2021, he received the Presidential Award for his outstanding research performance among many other awards and recognitions. Since 2022, he is a Professor at the Lusófona University, Portugal. He held visiting and/or sabbatical positions at the Center for Telecommunications Research, University of Sydney, Australia in 2015, and Texas A&M University in 2018. He was a visiting professor at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland both in 2019 and 2022 within the framework of the Academy of Finland. He also served as a visiting professor at the University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil in 2019. From 2019-2022, he has been a SPARC Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Tiruchirappalli, India, within the framework of the Ministry of Human Resources in India. From 2014 - 2016, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Tartu, Estonia and University of Bergen, Norway. From 2016-2021, he was a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Robotics, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) Russia. From 2019-2022, he served as the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies & Research at Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka. From 2021-2022, he was with the Department of Engineering & Computer Science/Autonoma TechLab, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal. He is supervising/supervised 15 PhD students and many master and undergraduate students and 5 Postdoc researchers. In his career, so far, he has attracted nearly 6M $ research funding from many international grant agencies and has published nearly 200 international peer reviewed journal and conference papers and books. Prof. Jayakody has received the best paper award from the IEEE ICCMIT in 2017 and International Conference on Emerging Technologies of Information and Communications, March 2019 and IRC 2023. In July 2019, Prof. Jayakody received the Education Leadership Award from the World Academic Congress in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, he received the outstanding faculty award by National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. He also received the Distinguished Researcher in Wireless Communications award in Chennai, India 2019. Prof. Jayakody received the Presidential Award for outstanding research performance in the year 2021. He also received “Best Publication Award” at the Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka in 2019 and 2020.

Presentation Title: "Age-aware Green UAV Wireless Networks"

Affilication:  Lusófona University, Portugal.

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