Education: PhD or Doctorate
Affiliation: Computers and Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute (ERI)
Domain of Research: Machine Vision,Intelligent Systems,Software Engineering and Quality,Artificial Neural Networks,Business Intelligence,Data Mining,Evolutionary Algorithms,Evolutionary Computing,Fuzzy Logic,Genetic Algorithms,Image Processing,Machine Learning,Neuro-Fuzzy Systems,Soft Computing,Swarm Intelligence
Biography: Alaa F. Sheta is a Full Professor at the Computers and Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute (ERI), Giza, Egypt. He received his B.E., M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department, School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA in 1997. Prof. Sheta published more than 100 journal and conference papers. He successfully graduated about two dozen of M.Sc. graduate students together with five Ph.D. students in USA, UK, Sudan and Syria. The research area of these thesis’s span from intelligent system design, wireless sensor network, software cost estimation, intrusion detection, business forecasting, speech emotion detection and many others. He also published two books in the area of Landmine Detection & Classification and Image Reconstruction of a Manufacturing Process by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. He is also the co-editor of the book entitled,” Business Intelligence and Performance Management - Theory, Systems and Industrial Applications” by Springer Verlag, United Kingdom, published in March 2013. He received the Best Poster Award from the SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK on December 2011 for his article on Quality Management of Manufacturing Processes. He received funding from number of national and international agencies in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and USA. He is the founder and Chairman of the Advanced Computation for Engineering Applications (ACEA) workshop. This workshop was organized five times in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. He was nominated as the Program Chair of the Science and Information Conference 2013 sponsored by the SAI Organization and Co-Sponsor by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, London, UK on October 2013. He has been an invited speaker in number of national and international conferences. He worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Egypt on the years 2002-2004. During then, he was the Vision Group Leader for the Information Infrastructure Program and the project manager of the Economic Activities Project developed in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, the Cancer Registry Network and the Telemedicine projects developed in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Health. He was also hired as a part time consultant by the UNDP to work on the Smart School Pilot Project on the year 2003. Prof. Sheta was the Vice President of the Arab Computer Society (ACS) in 2011. He held number of management position during the years 2006-2009 as the Vice Dean of Prince Abdullah Bin Ghazi Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Jordan (2008-2009) and the Dean Assistant for Planning and Development, College of Information Technology, BAU, Jordan in 2006-2008. His scientific research interests include Evolutionary Computation, Image Processing, Software Reliability Modeling, Software Cost Estimation, Modeling and Simulation of Dynamical Nonlinear Systems, Biotechnology, Business Intelligence, Robotics, Swarm Intelligence, Automatic Control, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks.