Dr Colin A Higgins
Colin Higgins has been an academic at the University of Nottingham for over twenty six years where he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science. His main areas of research are in pattern recognition particularly in hand writing recognition and on-line education with emphasis automated assessment, specifically of computer programming and of English language skills.
He has undertaken consultancy for a variety of institutions including the UK Government's Central Computing and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) and several national and local companies. He has successfully supervised fourteen PhD students and has over one hundred and thirty academic publications.
Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D.
Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Executive Dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, which is an integrated program of the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina.
He received his BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky.
He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. DiPiro was the Panoz Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.
While there, he was also Assistant Dean for the College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, and Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy.
Dr. DiPiro is also adjunct professor of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy at Misr International University, Cairo.
He is the Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Dr. DiPiro has published approximately 200 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, and pharmacy education.
His papers have appeared in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Surgical Infections.
He is the senior editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its 7th edition.
He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy.
He was a President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
He is a Fellow of the College and has served on the Research Institute Board of Trustees.
He has been a member of the Surgical Infection Society Therapeutic Agents Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science.
In 2002, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award.
He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Received a B.S. (cum laude) in Chemistry at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. During undergraduate training, she received the Epsilon Alpha Epsilon Sophomore Scholastic Award and was elected to Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges in 1970-1971.
Dr. Berger was a Research Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University, receiving a M.S. degree in Biochemistry in 1975.
Dr Berger worked as a Research Technician in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University in 1976.
She entered the Ph.D. program at the State University of Buffalo (Roswell Park Cancer Institute Division), receiving a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology in 1982.
She conducted post-doctoral research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the Department of Molecular Biology (1983-1985).
Dr. Berger was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, and University of South Carolina in 1985.
She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1991.
She conducted sabbatical training in Gastrointestinal Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1993 and was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Greenville Hospital System/Clemson University Biomedical Cooperative in 1997.
She was the recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award in the USC College of Pharmacy in 1995 and 2004.
She served as Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 2008-2010.
She served as Visiting Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at Misr International University since 2005 and was appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professor in 2010.
Dr. Berger’s research interests are in drug resistance, drug targets, and drug design, with a particular focus in colon cancer.
Prof. Dr.med. Winfried Rudolf Harzer, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden Germany
DOB: 15/06/1944. Professor and Chair Dept. of Orthodontics since 1990. Head of the Orthodontic program for PG education in Orthodontics.
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,Technical University of Dresden from 1993 to 2007 Dean of the Dental School from 1991 to 1999 and 2006 to 2009.
Implementation as Vice Dean for education of a hybrid PBL curriculum in the undergraduate study in 1999 as Vice Dean for education. President of the German Orthodontic Congress in 1994.Member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (2003-2004).
President (2010-2011) Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). Member of the Saxony Society of Science. Study of Dentistry from 1963 to 1968 in Jena and Dresden. Postgraduate education in paediatric and Orthodontics. 1987 University Professor of Orthodontics and Head of the Department of Orthodontics in Dresden.
Genetics, functional orthopedics (bone szintigraphy and PCR of m-RNA in heavy chain proteins in masseter muscles), publications in these special fields and orthodontic textbooks for students (1991, 1997, 1999).
Guest lecturer in Finland, Switzerland, Italy, United Emirates, Syria, Hungary and Canada.
President of the German Orthodontic Congress in 1994 and 2011, Congress award 2004.
President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (2010-2011).
Graham Kendall, PhD, BSc (Hons), FORS
Graham Kendall is the Dun ford Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Automated Scheduling, Optimization and Planning Research Group, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.
He is the Deputy Head of the group, which has 9 members of academic staff, about 15 Research Associates/Fellows and about 40 PhD students.
He was awarded a BSc (Hons) First Class in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1997 and received his PhD from The University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) in 2000.
He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society.
Before entering academia he spent almost 20 years in the IT industry, working for various UK companies (including the Co-operative Wholesale Society and Provincial Insurance), undertaking a variety of roles including Computer Operator, Technical Support Manager and Service Manager.
He has edited and authored 9 books and has published over 35 refereed journal papers (the vast majority in ISI ranked journals) and over 90 papers in peer reviewed conferences.
He is an Associate Editor of 8 international journals (including two IEEE Transactions and the Journal of the Operational Research Society).
He chairs the Steering Committee of the Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, in addition to chairing several other international conferences in recent years.
He has been a member of the program/technical committees of over 140 international conferences over the last ten years.
He has been awarded externally funded grants worth over £5.5M from a variety of sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and commercial organizations
Professor Kendall’s expertise lies in Operational Research, Meta- and Hyper-Heuristics, Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Intelligence, with a specific interest in scheduling, including timetabling, sports scheduling, cutting and packing and rostering.
J. Russell May
Pharm.D. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy.
Prior to his move to academia full time in 2003, Dr. May was a drug information specialist and clinical manager in the Pharmacy Department at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health System for 22 years, including serving as Director of Pharmacy from 1998 – 2003.
Since graduating from the University of Kentucky Pharm.D. and Hospital Residency Programs in 1981, Dr. May has focused his practice in the areas of drug information and drug policy development.
He was named the 2007 Teacher of the Year at the University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the ASHP Executive Committee of the Section of Clinical Specialists and the Commission on Credentialing.
He is a Past Chair and current member of the Drug Utilization Review Board for the Georgia Department of Community Health.
Dr. May has served as a visiting professor at Misr International University in Cairo Egypt and assisted with their development of their Drug Information Center.
Abby C. Collier, Ph.D.
Dr. Collier is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology (tenure track) at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Abby holds both B.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology from the University Of Auckland Medical School (New Zealand) and performed Post-Doctoral Training in oxidative stress, bioreductive drugs and Cancer under Dr. Chris Pritsos at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dr. Collier serves as the Mini-Reviews Editor for Chemico-Biological Interactions and as an ad hoc and formal reviewer for Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pediatric Medicine and Obstetric-Gynecology Journals.
Abby maintains a strong extramurally funded research program in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic research with particular emphasis on developmental pharmacology (and toxicity) in pregnancy and pediatrics.
Dr. Collier had been a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency since July 2010. In addition to teaching Clinical and Basic Pharmacology to Medical and Graduate Students in America, Doctor Collier teaches a annual course to Prescribing Pharmacy Students at Misr International University (Cairo, Egypt) and has functional and pending collaborations with Scientists and Academics in Egypt, America, Scotland and New Zealand.
Prof. Dipl. Arch. TU Hansjörg Hilti
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Head of the Institute
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Director of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, Instructor of Design and Timber Construction
Principal of Hilti Architects, Schaan
1975 - 1977
Guestprofessor, Architecture and Urban Planning, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City
1974 - 1977
Freelance Architect: Offices in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Finland, Germany (Berlin), Poland