Editorial Board



Dr. Chuck Easttom

Capitol Technology University ,USA

Research Interest: Cryptography, Cyber Warfare, Engineering Processes and Digital Forensics

Bio: Dr. Chuck Easttom is the author of 26 books, including several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography.  He has also authored scientific papers on digital forensics, cyber warfare, cryptography, and applied mathematics. He is an inventor with 15 computer science patents.  He holds a Doctor of Science in cyber security (dissertation topic: a study of lattice-based algorithms for post quantum cryptography) and three master’s degrees (one in applied computer science and one in systems engineering).  He also holds 44 industry certifications (CISSP, CEH, etc.) He has been active in the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee in the 2675 DevOps group, as well as a reviewer for IEEE Open Access.  He is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM and an IEEE Senior Member. Dr. Easttom is also a reviewer for five scientific journals.

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Associate Editor


Dr. Nabeeh Kandalaft

Grand Valley State University ,USA

Research Interest: VLSI design tools Cadence, ADS Agilent, Labview, and VHDL

Bio: Dr. Nabeeh Kandalaft is the Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University. Formerly he was the Adjunct Professor in the University of Windsor and holds the post of Research Assistant too. He was the
Senior project manager at Alpha Films and Printing technology. He has a strong background in the below-mentioned fields:

  • Solid academic background in Analog/Digital/RF/Mixed-Signal IC design
  • Extensive knowledge with VLSI design tools Cadence, ADS Agilent, Labview, and VHDL
  • Architecture and transistor level design, and layout
  • Simulation, testing and verification of both analog, mixed-signal circuits using industry best practices
  • Characterization, Modeling, and Testing IR sensors with Black body radiation and IR lasers.
  • Hands on" in an electronics lab environment and experience using basic and advanced test equipment
  • Hands-on clean room experience and practical MEMS fabrication in clean room environment
  • Extensive knowledge with MEMS related software’s HFSS & Q3Dextracto CoventorWare, Intellisuite
  • Deep understanding in PLL, VCO, Time to digital convertors (TDC), operational amplifiers & ADC/DAC
  • Knowledge of IC fabrication using various technologies and handling testing equipment for RF circuits
  • Project management experience and effective crisis intervention.



Board Members

i)Dr. Phillip Bradford

University of-Connecticut-Stamford ,US

Research Interest: Algorithms, Computer security, IoT, Blockchain, Artificial intelligence


Bio: Dr. Bradford is a computer scientist with extensive experience in academia and industry. He has great reverence for quality research. He believes engineering and applied science is the main way to grow the economy by improving our living standards. Phil was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, he earned his PhD at Indiana University, an MS form the University of Kansas, and a BA from Rutgers University. He was on the faculty at Rutgers Business School and the University of Alabama School of Engineering. He has worked for General Electric, BlackRock, Reuters Analytics, founded a firm and both occasionally consults and works with a number of early stage firms. Currently, Phil is the director of the computer science program at the University of Connecticut, Stamford.


ii)Dr. Alex "Sandy" Antunes

Capitol Technology University ,USA

Research Interest: Physics, Computational science, CubeSats and small satellites ,Space operations, Scripting, Game design, Remote sensing, High performance supercomputingAstronomy

Bio: Dr. Alex "Sandy" Antunes is a professor of astronautical engineering at Capitol Technology University. He mentors and manages undergraduate payload projects that are student conceived and student led, including the Cactus-1 CubeSat mission and two summers with Brazil's “Science without Borders” exchange program, and has been a member of the NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) advisory board since 2015. His recent publications address open source satellite work, cheap deployable sensors, machine learning, and engineering education. In addition to scientific research on solar physics, X-ray binaries, and collisional remnants, he has written five "DIY" technical books for O'Reilly/Maker Media on amateur space and machine learning topics. Prior work includes spacecraft science operations and astrophysics work at GSFC, solar physics at NRL under an NRC fellowship, design of the DIY TubeSat “Project Calliope”, and freelance science writing.



iii)Dr.Izzat Alsmadi

Texas A&M, San Antonio,USA

Research Interest: Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Social Networks

Bio: Izzat Alsmadi is an Assistant Professor in the department of computing and cyber security at the Texas A&M, San Antonio. He has his master and PhD in Software Engineering from North Dakota State University in 2006 and 2008. He has more than 100 conference and journal publications. His research interests include: Cyber intelligence, Cyber security, Software security, software engineering, software testing, social networks and software defined networking. He is lead author, editor in several books including: Springer The NICE Cyber Security Framework Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics, 2019, Practical Information Security: A Competency-Based Education Course, 2018, Information Fusion for Cyber-Security Analytics (Studies in Computational Intelligence), 2016. The author is also a member of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) group, which meets frequently to discuss enhancements on cyber security education at the national level.


iv)Dr.Lo’ai Tawalbeh

Texas A&M University-San Antonio ,USA

Research Interest: Privacy, Cyber security, applied cryptography,
symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithm implementations, Mobile Cloud Computing, and CPS security.


Bio: Dr. Lo’ai Tawalbeh (IEEE SM) completed his PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2004, and MSc in 2002 from the same university with GPA 4/4. Dr. Tawalbeh  is currently an Associate professor at the department of Computing and Cyber Security at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Before that he was a visiting researcher at University of California-Santa Barbra. Since 2005 he taught/developed more than 25 courses in different disciplines of computer engineering and science with focus on cyber security for the undergraduate/graduate programs at: NewYork Institute of Technology (NYIT), DePaul’s University, and Jordan University of Science and Technology. Dr. Tawalbeh won many research grants and awards with over than 2 Million USD. He has over 80 research publications in refereed international Journals and conferences. His research interests include Privacy, Cyber security, applied cryptography,symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithm implementations, Mobile Cloud Computing, and CPS security.



v) Dr. Doina Bein

California State University, Fullerton,USA

Research Interest: Data sensor fusion, machine learning, automatic and dynamic decision making, data gathering in wireless sensor networks, communication scheduling in wireless networks, self-organizing ad hoc networks, wave algorithms, and graph embedding schemes. 

Bio: She has an extensive publication record: 13 book chapters, 19 journal articles, and 68 conference papers. Four of her conference papers have received the best paper awards. She was awarded (as PI or co-PI) several research and teaching grants from AFOSR and NSF. She is the general vice-chair of an annual conference, International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG), held in April in Las Vegas, NV. She is the faculty advisor of the ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W) local chapter, that organizes several outreach activities to inspire girl scouts in STEM education, and won several campus awards, Presidential Award from the Girl Scouts of America, and the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


(vi) Dr. Hasan Yasar 

Carnegie Mellon University,USA

Bio: Hasan Yasar is the Co-Director of XDevOps group in the SSD Division of the Software Engineering Institute, CMU. Hasan leads an engineering group on software development processes and methodologies, specifically on DevOps and development; and cloud technologies, and big data problems while providing expertise and guidance to SEI’s clients. Hasan has more than 25 years’ experience as senior security engineer, software engineer, software architect and manager in all phases of secure software development and information modeling processes. He is specialized on secure software solutions design and development experience in the cybersecurity domain including data-driven investigation and collaborative incident management, network security assessment, automated, large-scale malware triage /analysis, medical records management, accounting, simulation systems and document management. He is also Adjunct Faculty member in CMU Heinz Collage and Institute of Software Research where he currently teaches “Software and Security” and “DevOps : Engineering for Deployment and Operations ”.

His current areas of professional interests focus on:
• Secure Software Development including threat modeling, risk management framework and software assurance model
• Secure DevOps process, methodologies and implementation
• Software Development Methodologies (Agile, SAFe, DevOps)
• Cloud based application development, deployment and operations
• Software Architecture, Design, Develop and Management of large-scale enterprise system 


vii) Moises Levy

Florida Atlantic University,USA

Research interest: Data centers and mission critical facilities

Bio: He is the Director and founding partner of companies specialized in consulting and management of engineering projects. 25+ years of professional experience.

Former engineering university professor. Instructor of data center courses, and speaker at industry and academic conferences. Author of several publications for conferences, journals, and magazines. B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Civil Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. (c) in Electrical Engineering.



(Viii) Dr.Christian Trefftz

Grand Valley State University,USA

Research interest: Parallel Processing.

Bio: Christian Trefftz earned his undergrad degree in Computer Science at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia, in 1984, an M.S. degree in Computer Science at Western Michigan University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Michigan State University in 1994.

Between 1994 and 2000 he worked at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His main research interest is Parallel Processing.

(Ix) Dr. Petros Spachos

University of Guelph, Canada

Research interest: Wireless networking, mobile systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Bio: Petros Spachos (petros@uoguelph.ca) received his diploma degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2008 and his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical and computer engineering, in 2010 and 2014, respectively, from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is an assistant professor at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests include experimental wireless networking and mobile computing with a focus on wireless sensor networks, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.



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