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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schumann

Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology,

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Germany.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schumann, a member of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, possesses extensive experience in both academia and industry. Prior to his academic appointment, he accrued significant industry experience in Germany. His primary area of expertise lies in microelectronic systems. His research spans a variety of topics, including the development of Range Weather Net for LiDAR-only weather and road condition classification, object detection from point clouds, and intelligent vehicle collision warning systems utilizing deep learning methodologies. Additionally, he has contributed to the field of computer vision with advancements in vehicle detection for forward collision warning systems and dynamic gamma correction algorithms for display systems.

Prof. Schumann's work is characterized by its rigorous approach to innovation and its impact on various domains within microelectronics and intelligent systems. Through his research, teaching, and mentorship, he plays a significant role in advancing the field and shaping the next generation of engineers and technologists.

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Prof. Dr Drimitrios Karras

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece


EPOKA University, Albania


Dimitrios A. Karras received his Diploma and M.Sc. Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 1985 and the Ph. Degree in Electrical Engineering, from the NTUA, Greece in 1995, with honors. From 1990 and up to 2004 he collaborated as visiting professor and researcher with several universities and research institutes in Greece. Since 2004, after his election, he has been with the Sterea Hellas Institute of Technology, Automation Dept., Greece as associate professor in Intelligent Systems-Decision Making Systems, Digital Systems, Signal Processing, till 12/2018, as well as with the Hellenic Open University, Dept. Informatics as a visiting professor in Communication Systems (the latter since 2002 and up to 2010). Since 1/2019 is Associate Prof. in Intelligent Systems-Decision Making Systems, Digital Systems and Signal Processing, in National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, School of Science, Dept. General as well as Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Dr. with the EPOKA university, Computer Engineering Dept., Tirana. He has published more than 70 research refereed journal papers in various areas of intelligent and distributed/multiagent systems, Decision Making, pattern recognition, image/signal processing and neural networks as well as in bioinformatics and more than 185 research papers in International refereed scientific Conferences. His research interests span the fields of intelligent and distributed systems, Decision Making Systems, multiagent systems, pattern recognition and computational intelligence, image and signal processing and systems, biomedical systems, communications and networking as well as security. He has served as program committee member as well as program chair and general chair in several international workshops and conferences in the fields of intelligent Systems-Decision Making Systems, signal, image, communication and automation systems. He is, also, former editor in chief (2008-2016) of the International Journal in Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering (IJSISE), academic editor in the TWSJ, ISRN Communications and the Applied Mathematics Hindawi journals as well as associate editor in various scientific journals, including CAAI, IET. He has been cited in more than 2227 research papers (, (Google Scholar) and 1626 (ResearchGate Index, after recent recounting based only on ResearchGate database, with more than 9108 ResearchGate Index Reads metric ) citations, as well as in more than 1099 citations in Scopus peer reviewed research database, with H/G indexes 20/48 (Google Scholar), Scopus-H index 15, RG-index 30.96 and RG-Research Interest index 886.1 ( His Erdos number is 5.



Dr Putra Kumar Balla

Chungnam National University, South Korea


Associate Professor,

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology China


Dr. Putra Kumar Balla is a distinguished scholar known for his significant contributions to machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to heterogeneous catalyst design and discovery, particularly in nano catalysis. His research focuses on synthesizing novel carbon nanoarchitectures for energy applications and morphology-based nanomaterial synthesis for chemical reactions. Dr. Balla's interdisciplinary work aims to advance renewable energy conversion technologies, as evidenced by his publications in respected journals such as "Molecular Catalysis" and "Chemical Engineering Journal."

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