Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Abstract: 6G: Super-Connecting the Connected & Connecting the Unconnected

Professor, Electrical Engineering Associate Dean, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Professor Alouini is a Professor in KAUST and his current research interests deal with wireless communication. He won several awards. He was honored in 2017 with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology (S&T) Achievement Award in Engineering Science at Kazakhstan. Prior to this, he received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee and the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences. Other recognitions include his selection as Fellow of the IEEE, the African Academy of Science (AAS), the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA), and the Academia Europe (AE), IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers.

Fakhri Karray

Abstract: Recent Advances on Operational AI: Great Opportunities and Big Challenges

Professor, University Research Chair, co-Director, Waterloo AI Institute

Professor Fakhri Karray is the Loblaws Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Waterloo and the co-Director of the Waterloo Institute for Artificial Intelligence. His areas of research include operational AI, autonomous and intelligent systems design, cognitive robotics, predictive analytics, and data sensor fusion. He serves as Associate Editor/Member of Editorial Board of various journals and has chaired several international conferences in his field of expertise. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and serves on the advisory board of a number of companies in the US and Canada.