Prof. Joan Lu
Professor, Department of Computer Science
School of Computing and Engineering
Centre for Planning, Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Professor Joan Lu is in the Department of Computer Science and is the research group leader of Information and System Engineering (ISE) in the Centre of High Intelligent Computing (CHIC), having previously been team leader in the IT department of Charlesworth Group publishing company. She successfully led and completed two research projects in the area of XML database systems and document processing in collaboration with Beijing University. Both systems were deployed as part of company commercial productions. Professor Lu has published seven academic books and more than 200 peer reviewed academic papers. Her research publications have 1388 reads and 185 citations by international colleagues, according to incomplete statistics from the ResearchGate.
Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology Workshop for 11 years and serves as Chair of various international conferences. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Retrieval Research and serves as a BCS examiner of Database and Advanced Database Management Systems and is an FHEA. She has been the UOH principle investigator for four recent EU interdisciplinary (computer science and psychology) projects: Edumecca (student responses system) (143545-LLP-NO-KA3-KA3MP), DO-IT (multilingual student response system) used by more than 15 EU countries (2009-1-NO1-LEO05-01046), and DONE-IT (mobile exam system) (511485-LLP-1-2010-NO-KA3-KA3MP), HRLAW2016 – 3090 / 001 – 001.
Dr. Manik Sharma
Department of Computer Science and Applications, DAV University, India.
Dr. Manik Sharma is an MCA, UGC-NET qualified and has received his Ph.D. degree in “Distributed Query Optimization”. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience. He is working in the area of Data Mining, Machine Learning and Soft Computing with specialization in the diagnosis of diseases and modeling of DSS query optimizer. The thrust area is to improve the predictive accuracy in early diagnosis of several fatal human disorders. He has published 3 books related to Computer Network, Internet Applications, Management Information System and Database Theory. In addition, he has also published more than 25 research papers in various journals of International repute including Scopus and Thomson Reuters. He has also presented more than ten research articles in various national and international UGC and IEEE conferences. Moreover, he is an active member of International Program Committees, Technical Program Committees, and Advisory Committees of several academics conferences (United Kingdom, Singapore, Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Hong Kong, Canada, UAE, and India).