Dr. Saleh Alyahya
Deputy Dean of Academics
Onaizaih College of Engineering and Information Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr Saleh Alyahya is the Deputy Dean of Academics at the Onaizaih College of Engineering and Information Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He got his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Manufacturing Engineering from the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK. His research thesis is titled: Integration and Optimization of an RFID-Enabled Inventory Management System of a Future Generation Warehousing System’. He got his Master of Science (M Sc.) Technology Management, School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK in 2011 with research dissertation titled: ‘A novel design of a manual assembly system incorporating walking workers’ 2010 Degree: He got his Bachelor in Engineering in Communications Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2010 with final year research title as ‘Digital Speech Recorder’. His area of interest is RFID and Network security. He is the IEEE pattern for Onaiza college of E&IT.
Prof. Dr. Fateh Marri
Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri is Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), Tandojam who is known to be an academician, finest development economist, agricultural policy expert, educationist and management professional of Pakistan having served as the ‘Acting Executive Director’ and ‘Member Operations and Planning’ at the Higher Education Commission Pakistan besides the services rendered as the ‘Chief Economist of Sindh’ and Project Coordinator for donor funded projects in the fields of agriculture & irrigation. His over 2.5 decades highly versatile experience involves teaching, research, training, management, planning, fund raising, policy making, regulations and quality assurances in academia, agriculture, public, private and social sectors. His professional career is an exceptional example of excellence, commitment, quality, transparency and integrity, thereby, executing the complex organizations for national prosperity and societal transformation. He has successfully revived, executed and completed in time the dormant project of ‘Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project’ (worth US$ 332 million), without any cost escalation and having best quality of works. The project revived three major irrigation canal systems creating impact of billions of rupees on the agrarian economy. Farmers at the tail end started receiving their due share of water. This quality endeavor then received three prestigious awards, including the ‘British Construction Award’ and ultimately recognized as one of the most transparent projects by the ‘Transparency International Pakistan’. Moreover, he is the author of most prestigious documents, viz. ‘Sindh Agriculture Policy (2018-30)’ and ‘Sindh Irrigation Management Strategy (2015-2025)’. As Chief Economist, he initiated the project for measuring provincial GDP, and organized ‘Sindh Development Forum’, besides, he initiated a project for launching the book, ‘Economy of Modern Sindh’ authorized by Dr. Ishrat Hussain. As ‘Member Operations and Planning’ and ‘Acting Executive Director’ in HEC during 2019-21, Dr. Marri focused on addressing the development needs of underprivileged HEIs of Pakistan, including AJK, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, and Sindh, by allocating resources through a transparent process which enhanced the access and quality of education in those areas. He further developed a comprehensive system of supporting and monitoring of HEIs which improved the pace of development projects and increased the utilization of development budgets. Consequently, the development expenditure in the universities was enhanced from 50-90% of allocation, during these financial years. As a Vice Chancellor, SAU he started multiple new teaching programs and transformed SAU to a student-oriented and research-centric institute, besides augmenting the research culture to elevate the number and quality of research projects. He has prioritized crop seed and animal breed improvement programs, value chain improvement, agricultural financing, water management, and agricultural financing for research in the university. Dr. Marri is the sincere son of soil who believes in serving his nation with all his zeal and zest.
Prof. Siddeeq Yousif Ameen
PhD, SMIEE, FHEA
Research center and quality assurance advisor at Duhok Polytechnic University
Professor Ameen is an accomplished academic with a distinguished career spanning over 31 years, encompassing teaching, research, and administration. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Digital Data Communication and Processing from Loughborough University in the UK in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Since then, he has been teaching a wide range of courses from data communication to computer networking, information and network security, and information systems management and development. He has attended numerous workshops related to education and quality assurance, organized by prominent organizations such as HEC, QAAET, UoB, GU, ASU, and HEA UK, where he was awarded the HEA fellowship in 2016. He has also obtained various certificates from international organizations, including UN IIE, ABET, British Council, and IREX Education. As a seasoned researcher, he has more than 30 years of experience and has published over 130 research papers, supervised over 110 PhD and MSc theses, authored books, obtained patents, and won research awards. In recognition of his achievements, he was promoted to Professor in 2003. Prof. Ameen's extensive experience in higher education practices has enabled him to hold several senior positions, including Head of Department, Program Coordinator, Deputy Dean in Computer Engineering Information Technology Department at the University of Technology in Baghdad, Dean of the College of Engineering at Gulf University in Bahrain, and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Applied Science University in Bahrain. Currently, he serves as a research center and quality assurance advisor at Duhok Polytechnic University in Iraq, where he is involved in reviewing university programs and educational practices.
Prof. Dr. Selvakumar Manickam
Director - Associate Professor Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0