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The visit of the Distinguished Professor was hosted by the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University (KSU) in the duration of 20-23 Jumada al-thani 1440 H / 25-28 February 2019. Initially Professor is welcomed by the Director Dr. Jalal Al-Muhtadi and the team of CoEIA. Further, Prof. Joel have presented a keynote speech ”Challenges and Perpectives for Internet of Things”, at the workshop organized by CoEIA on “Cybersecurity R&D Grand Challenges in the Kingdom”, sponsored by International Scientific Partnership Program (ISPP) of the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), KSU. Afterwards, Prof. Joel met the graduate students and researchers to discuss their issues and guide them to achieve their objectives and goals in an excellent manner.
On 27th of February 2019 Prof. Joel delivered a distinguished lecture on the topic of “Internet of Things and mobile technologies for eHealth”, placed at College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS), KSU. Both of the lectures explain the latest technologies, research challenges and possible solutions. On the same day Prof. Joel Rodrigues, Dr. Jalal AlMuhtadi, and Dr. Kashif Saleem have visited the Dean of deanship of scientific research (DSR) Prof. Khalid Alhumaizi. In the meeting, first of all Prof. Joel have expressed his gratitude and have appreciated the significant program ISPP by DSR, KSU. Further in the meeting we have discussed the factors and possibilities to enhance and continue the collaborative work according to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. At the end of the meeting Prof. Joel have received an award from Prof. Khalid as an appreciation for his scientific contributions.
Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues is working as a Professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil, a senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal, and is with King Saud University as a Visiting Professor under International Scientific Partnership Program (ISPP), DSR, King Saud University.
Furthermore, the Professor is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been General Chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LatinCom. He has authored or coauthored over 500 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.