IEEE Smart Cities eNewsletter Editors

IEEE Smart Cities Publications Managing Editor Team


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Bernard Fong, Managing editor. Bernard Fong received his Bachelor’s degree in electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and Doctor of Philosophy degree in health information systems from the University of New South Wales in 1993 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a professor and international student advisor with the College of Computing and Informatics, Providence University. In addition to working as a university teacher, he has devoted his time helping four start-up technology companies in home healthcare patient-centric communications, medical instrumentation, green energy and business intelligence. He has also managed numerous industrial consultancy projects commissioned by government agencies as well as listed companies. He currently serves as managing editor for the IEEE Smart Cities eNewsletter, executive editor for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, and series editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Taylor & Francis’ Cyber Physical Systems, Archives of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care; Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management; and Journal of Advances in Information Technology. He was appointed as the Chair for the System Biology and Biomedical Systems Technical Committee by the IEEE Systems Council in July 2016 and is currently the Workshop and Special Sessions Chair for the IEEE Systems Council’s .RASSE 2022 International conference.

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Melkior Ornik, Assistant Managing Editor. Melkior Ornik is an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, also affiliated with the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 2017. His research focuses on developing theory and algorithms for control, learning and smart mission planning in uncertain, complex, changing, or adversarial environments, as well as in scenarios where only limited knowledge of the system is available. He is involved in a variety of ongoing efforts on resilience in transportation systems and infrastructure, and his work on autonomous systems has received major funding by NASA and the US Department of Defense.