Professor Murat M. Tanik Senior Board Member

Professor Tanik joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering in 1998 as a full professor. Prior to joining the UAB faculty, he was an associate professor and the director of Electronic Enterprise Engineering at NJIT and the director of Software Systems Engineering Institute (SSEI) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the director and chief scientist of Process Sciences Laboratory, a think-tank of process-centered knowledge integration. Dr. Tanik has worked on related projects for NASA, Arthur A. Collins (developer of Apollo moon missions' tracking and communications systems), and ISSI. He was an associate professor and the director of the Software Systems Engineering Technology (SEK) research group at SMU. Dr. Tanik is co-founder of the interdisciplinary and international society, Society for Design and Process Science. His publications include co-authoring six books, co-editing eight collected works, and more than 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and reports funded by various government agencies and corporations. Under his direction, 15 Ph.D. dissertations and 20 M.S. theses have been completed.

Dr. Tanik's research interests include software systems engineering, embedded and intelligent software systems, wireless and time-critical software support, collaborative computing for domain specific applications, and integrated systems design and process engineering.

Current sponsored research projects include E-Business application design for Sports-Medicine, Multi-lifecycle Engineering software systems for environmental protection, Time-critical systems for Super Conducting Super Collider,Intelligent cost-estimation systems software, Intelligent time-and-space critical systems, Intelligent digital switch maintenance systems, Intelligent user-interfaces for factory and laboratory automation.

Current and recent sponsors include DoD, Army, NATO, Texas Instruments, AT&T, E-Systems, Lockheed, CTI-Brazil, EMBRAPA-Brazil, Super Conducting SuperCollider, State of New Jersey, Northern Telecom, IRS, DEC, Abbott Laboratories, Merle-Collins foundation, and Texacone Inc.

Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer Senior Board Member

Dr. Krämer is a professor at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, where he heads the Chair of Distributed Software Engineering. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of his university. He is actively involved in a range of scientific associations and institutions including: chairman of the Scientific Academy for Service Technology (ServTech), member of FTK, a research institute in the field of telecommunications, and past president of the Society for Design & Process Science. Dr. Krämer also served on the supervisory board of German IT companies. He chaired various international conferences und program committees and was a keynote speaker at international conferences. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He holds a diploma degree and a doctorate in computer science, both from the Technical University of Berlin. Prior to joining FernUniversität, he was a senior scientist of the German National Research Institute for Information Technology, Fraunhofer Center Birlinghofen, an adjunct professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, a visiting professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, at McGill University, Montreal, and at the University of California, Berkeley, and on the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Monash Unversity in Melbourne.

Dr. Krämer's long term research interests rest in software engineering including engineering aspects in e-learning technology, social software, an collective intelligence. He has published extensively on these topics. He is the editor-in-chief of the open access journal e-learning and education and he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences and Springer's new journal Innovations in Systems & Software Engineering.

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Professor Sang C. Suh Board Member

Dr. Sang C. Suh is currently a full professor and department head in the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University – Commerce, U.S.A. Since 2012, he has served as the 7th President of the Society for Design and Process Science. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President of the Society. He founded a transdisciplinary research lab called Intelligent Data Analytics Systems Lab (IDASL) in 1996 and has been directing it since then to identify, launch, and carry out transdisciplinary systems R&D projects. His research theme is focused on transdisciplinary research topics including computer linguistics, biotechnology and bioinformatics coupled with information visualization, big data, and data analytics. Dr. Suh currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Transactions of SDPS, the Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. Dr. Suh is also an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association of Computing Machinery.

Dr. Suh has authored and published more than 100 peer-reviewed technical papers, more than 10 book chapters and 3 books in the areas of data mining, biomedical engineering and cyber-physical systems. He has chaired over 40 technical sessions in many international conferences and served in the program committees of over 20 international conferences. Among his honors are Distinguished Service Award from World Computing Congress - WorldComp, Distinguished Service and Excellence in Leadership Awards from the Society of Design and Process Science, Texas Instruments Research Fellowship Award, UH Software Engineering Research Fellowship Award, and Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award nomination.