Amir Hussain received his B.Eng (highest 1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D degrees, from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, U.K., in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He is founding Director of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. His research interests are cross-disciplinary and aimed at developing cognitive data science and trustworthy AI technologies to engineer tomorrow’s smart and secure healthcare and industrial systems and applications. He has (co)authored three international patents and around 500 publications, including over 200 journal papers and 20 Books/monographs, and supervised over 35 PhD students. He has led major national and international projects, including the current COG-MHEAR programme grant (as Lead PI) funded by the UK EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies 2050 Call. He is founding Chief Editor of Springer’s Cognitive Computation journal (IF: 5.18) and the Springer Book Series on Socio-Affective Computing. He has served on the editorial board for various other top journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Information Fusion (Elsevier), and IEEE Transactions on AI. Amongst other distinguished roles, he is currently elected Executive Committee member of the UK Computing Research Committee (the national expert panel of the IET and the BCS for UK computing research), General Chair of IEEE WCCI 2020 (the world’s largest IEEE technical event in computational intelligence, comprising IJCNN, IEEE CEC and FUZZ-IEEE), and Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Chapter of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
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