Board of Directors

Dr. Charles Petrie

Senior Research Scientist / AI Lab, Stanford, USA

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Professional Experience: Charles Petrie has worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science Department of Stanford University. He has been a Consulting Assistant Professor with the Stanford Center for Design Research, and the Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Networking Research Center. He has been a Guest Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at the University of St. Gallen.
Dr. Petrie was a Founding Member of Technical Staff of the MCC AI Lab, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing, and the Founding Chair of the Semantic Web Services Challenge.

Dr. Andreas Harth

Professor - Researcher / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Education: Ph.D. by the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Professional Experience: Andreas worked as intern at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Wuerzburg and at IBM‘s Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, CA. His Diploma thesis was carried out in collaboration with Centro Politenico Superior at Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. He visited USC’s Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, CA as a research assistant.
Dr. Harth has participated in numerous EU and national projects. He served as program committee member of numerous conferences and is one of the co-organizers of the Consuming Linked Data (COLD) workshop series and of the Semantic Web Challenge.He held visiting teaching or research positions at the University of Heidelberg, University of Innsbruck, Stanford University and the University of Southern California. Since 2018 Prof. Harth holds the Chair of Technical Information Systems at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in combination with a department leadership position at the Fraunhofer IIS-SCS in Nuremberg.

Dr. Igli Tafaj

Information Engineer and Researcher / Polytechnic University of Tirana, CS Department

Education: Ph.D. Virtual Systems Technologies in Computer Science at Polytechnic University of Tirana.
Professional Experience: 2003 – 2004 – Network Administrator and Quality Manager of Network Communication in Main Office of National Employment Service.
2004 - 2006 – Built and Manager of “Dita” Newspaper Web Page
2004 - Continuing - Pedagogue in Polytechnic University of Tirana, at Direction of Computer Engineering Department
2004 – 2010 – Network Administrator in Company in Tirana
2005 – 2009 – Part Time Pedagogue in Natural Science of Faculty at Informatics Department.
2006 – 2009 - Pedagogue at Qatar Center in Graphical, Data Base and Web Design Practical Courses.
2011 – 2012 – IT Header at A.E.Distribution Company

Dr. Arben MUKA

Media Expert, Professor / Albanian University

Education: PhD Candidate University of Tirana
Professional Experience: 1997 – present Local Reporter for Radio Deutsche Welle
1993 – 1997 Editor in the Department of Information on National Radio.
1988 – 1993 Editor in Chief of the Newspaper “The Student”.
1999 at present. Trainer and Expert at Albanian Institute of Media
2007 – present Pedagogue for Radio Journalism at Albanian University

Dr. Florian BIANKU

Advocate by 2005, Pedagogue of Administrative Legislation/ University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra, Albania

Education: PhD The Right of Property and Legal Practices in South Eastern European Countries. University of Tirana.
Professional Experience: 2009 – present Chancellor of University of Shkoder "Luigj Gurakuqi".
2007 – 2009 Director of Law Office, Municipality of Shkoder
2006 – 2007 Regional Director, Agency for Restitution and Compensation of Property