Hojjat Adeli is currently Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science and Lichtenstein Professor in Infrastructure Engineering at The Ohio State University. A contributor to 70 Different scholarly journals, he has authored over 400 research and scientific publications in diverse areas of engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics since he received his PhD from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He has authored/co-authored nine pioneering books. His recent books are: Machine Learning - Neural Networks, Genetic, Algorithms, and Fuzzy Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1995; Neurocomputing for Design Automation, CRC Press, 1998; Distributed Computer-Aided Engineering, CRC Press, 1999; High Performance computing in Structural Engineering, CRC Press, 1999; and Control, Optimization and Smart Structures - High-Performance bridges and Buildings of the Future, John Wiley & Sons, 1999. He has also edited twelve books including Intelligent Information Systems, IEEE computer Society, 1997. He is the Editor-in-Chiffon two research journals: Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, which he founded in 1986, and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, which he found in 1993. He has been a Keynote/Plenary Lecturer at 53 International computing conference held in 32 different countries. On September 29, 1998, he was awarded a patent for a "Method and apparatus for efficient design automation and optimization, and structures produced thereby (United States Patent Number 5,815,394) (with a former PhD Student). He is the recipient of numerous academic, research and leadership awards, honors, and recognition. In 1998, he was awarded the University Distinguished Scholar Award by the Ohio State University ' 'in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship' and the Senate of the General Assembly of State of Ohio passed a resolution honoring him as an ' Outstanding Ohioan'. He is the quadruple winner of the Ohio State University College of Engineering Lumley Outstanding Research Award. He has been an organizer or a member of the organization/Scientific/program committee of 245 conference held in 54 different countries. His research has been Sponsored by 20 different organizations, including government funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, US Air Force Dynamics Laboratory, and US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Fede3ral Highway Administration state funding agencies such as the Ohio Department of transportation, Ohio Department of Development, and the State of Ohio Research Challenge Program, professional societies such as the American Iron and Steel Institute and the American Institute of Steel construction, and corporations such as Cray Research Inc., US Steel, and Bethlehem Steel corporation.
Asim Karim is currently Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Lahore University of manageme4nt Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, He conducts research in diverse areas of computer science and engineering including applied artificial intelligence, intelligent data analysis and data mining, intelligent transportation systems, and high-performance computing His work has been published in 18 research articles in international journals and conferences. He is also the co-author of the book Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization, and Management - A New Model Based on Neurocomputing and Object Technologies published by Spon Press in 2001. He received his BSc (with honors) from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1994 and his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2002.