Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fordham University, United States
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/ scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently a Full Professor of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University, USA. Among his previous positions are Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology, President of the Society for Molding and Simulation International, SCS, Senior Vice President of SCS, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of the MS Graduate Program in Data Analytics at Fordham university, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University. He has received extensive research funding and has published to date over Forty (40) books and over Six Hundreds and Fifty (650) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals and proceedings of international conferences. Professor Obaidat has served as a consultant for several corporations and organizations worldwide. His research interests are: wireless communications and networks, telecommunications and Networking systems, security of network, information and computer systems, security of e-based systems, performance evaluation of computer systems, algorithms and networks, green ICT, high performance and parallel computing/computers, applied neural networks and pattern recognition, adaptive learning and speech processing.
Keynote Title: Trends and Challenges in Key Enabling Technologies for Smart Homes and Cities and Samples of Our Related Works
The increase of worldwide population, especially in populous countries and cities and the increase migration of citizens to cities have also brought with it challenges in transportation systems, health care, utility’s supplies, learning & education, sensing city dynamics, computing with heterogeneous data sources, managing urban big data, and environmental protection including pollution and others.
In this keynote, we will shed some light on the key enabling Information and Communications technology to smart cities and homes. We will also investigate the advances, current trends, challenges and future in the research and development in smart homes and cities.
Some of our recent research results, especially the ones related to the use of wireless networks and security for smart and digital homes will be presented. Among these, fire detection schemes in forests. An intelligent system for fire prediction based on wireless sensor networks is presented. This system obtains the probability of fire and fire behavior in a particular area. This information allows firefighters to obtain escape paths and determine strategies to fight the fire. A firefighter can access this information with a portable device on every node of the network.