Professor KC Santosh, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of South Dakota (USD). He also serves International Medical University as an Adjunct Professor (Full). Before joining USD, he worked as Research Fellow at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Loria Research Centre (with industrial partner, ITESOFT (France)). He has demonstrated expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, and data mining with applications- such as medical imaging informatics, document imaging, biometrics, forensics and speech analysis. His research projects are funded (of more than $2m) by multiple agencies, such as SDCRGP, Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development. He is the proud recipient of the Cutler Award for Teaching and Research Excellence (USD, 2021), the President’s Research Excellence Award (USD, 2019), and the Ignite from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2014). More info.: http://kc-santosh.org
Gerhard Wunder studied electrical engineering and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from TU Berlin with highest honors in 1999. He received the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin and became a research group leader at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. In 2007, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent (Associate Professor). In this period, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (Prof. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (Dr. Valenzuela). In 2015, he has become Heisenberg Fellow, granted for the first time to a communication engineer, and extraordinary professor heading the Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory (Heisenberg CIT Group) at the FU Berlin. Since 2021 he is a professor for Cybersecurity and AI at FU (Stiftungsprofessur Bundesdruckerei GmbH). Very recently, he has been nominated together with Dr. Müller (BOSCH Stuttgart) and Prof. Paar (Ruhr University Bochum) for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 on behalf of the PROPHYLAXE project.
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