Hamid R. Rabiee received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 1996. From 1993 to 1996 he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, and from 1996 to 1999 with Intel Corporation. He is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, and Director of AICT, DML, BCB, BCS, and VASL Research Labs. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College of London for the 2017-2018 academic year. His research interests include statistical machine learning and Bayesian statistics with applications in social networks, multimedia systems, cloud and IoT privacy, bioinformatics, and brain networks.
Her research experiences consist of directing several national surveys, qualitative studies, scientometric studies as well as systematic reviews. Dr. Rahimi’s main interests are in the fields of health service research and epidemiology. She has numerous publications in these fields. She has been a member or principal investigator for developing several national or global evidence-based guidelines on mental disorders and substance dependence. She has been a consultant for several programs for MENA region countries and member of several advisory committees for the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and WHO headquarter, such as and Advisory Group on Development of ICD-11.
Dr. Arash Rashidian is the Director of Information, Evidence and Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization; leading WHO regional agenda in areas of health information systems, evidence-informed policymaking, knowledge sharing, research development, e-health, publishing, and official languages. He is the Executive Editor of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, the flagship WHO publication in EMR. He has an established career in health policy and systems development. He joined the WHO from his position as Professor of Health Policy and Deputy Chancellor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Previous positions include: founding Director of National Institute of Health Research in Iran, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London in UK, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Visiting Associate Professor at Aga Khan University in Pakistan, Assistant Professor at LSHTM, UK, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Bangor University in UK.
A full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra since 2004, he runs the Genetics Service there, teaches Genetics in the Integrated Masters and is a member of the Scientific Council. He is the titular academic of the XL chair, of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine.
Andreas Alois Reis (MD, MSc) is the Co-Lead of the Global Health Ethics Team in the Department of Innovation, Evidence and Research at WHO in Geneva, Switzerland. After medical studies and practice in internal medicine in Germany, France and Chile, he pursued studies in health economics and obtained a post-graduate degree in biomedical ethics. His main area of work is public health ethics with focus on ethics and infectious diseases. He has lectured and organized trainings for WHO in more than 40 countries, has published widely and is the co-editor of three books on bioethics and public health ethics.