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Adel M. Alimi (IEEE Student Member’91, Member’96, Senior Member’00). He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1990. He obtained a PhD and then an HDR both in Electrical & Computer Engineering in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He is full Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sfax, ENIS, since 2006. Prof. Alimi is founder and director of the REGIM-Lab. on intelligent Machines. He was advisor of 52 PhD Thesis. He is the holder of 15 Tunisian patents. He served also as Expert evaluator for the European Agency for Research since 2009. He managed funds for national scientific projects (total budget: 560+ kTND) and 22 international scientific projects (total budget: 1161.1 k€, 20.6 k$CAN, 67 kTND). His publications statistics are: ISI Thomson h index=10, Total Articles=202, Citations=654 Scopus h index=16, Journals Papers=57, Conference Papers=255, Citations=858 Google Scholar h index=23, Journals Papers=89, Conference Papers=350+, Citations=2984 His research interests include iBrain (Evolutionary computing, Swarm intelligence, Artificial immune systems, Fuzzy Sets, Uncertainty analysis, Fractals, Support vector machines, Artificial neural networks, Case Based, Reasoning, Wavelets, Hybrid intelligent systems, Nature inspired computing techniques, Machine learning, Ambient intelligence, Hardware implementations, Multi-Agent Systems) & iPerception (Classification, Classifiers Combination, Features Extraction, High Dimension Classification Problems, Handwriting Recognition, Handwriting Modeling, Motor Control, Perception, OCR, Arabic Script, Historical Documents Analysis, iDocument, iVision, Remote Sensing, Affective Computing) & iData (Big Data, iWeb, Biometry, Data Mining, Web Mining, Cloud Computing) & iRobotics (Robotics, Multi-Robot, Autonomous Robots, Complex and Distributed Systems, Parallel and Distributed Architectures, Intelligent Control, Embedded Systems) Prof. Alimi served as associate editor and member of the editorial board of many international scientific journals (e.g. "IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems", "Pattern Recognition Letters", "NeuroComputing", "Neural Processing Letters", "International Journal of Image and Graphics", "Neural Computing and Applications", "International Journal of Robotics and Automation", "International Journal of Systems Science", etc.). He was guest editor of several special issues of international journals (e.g. Fuzzy Sets & Systems, Soft Computing, Journal of Decision Systems, Integrated Computer Aided Engineering, Systems Analysis Modelling and Simulations). He organized many international conferences: ICDAR’2015, SoCPaR’2014, ICALT’2014&2013, ICBR’2013, HIS’2013, IAS’2013, ISI’12, NGNS’11, LOGISTIQUA’11, ACIDCA-ICMI’05, SCS’04ACIDCA’2000. Prof. Alimi has been awarded with the IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor Award for the IEEE ENIS Student Branch in 2011, with the Tunisian Presidency Award for Scientific Research and Technology in 2010, with the IEEE Certificate Appreciation for contributions as Chair of the Tunisia Computational Intelligence Society Chapter in 2010 and 2009, with the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for contributions as Chair of the Tunisia Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Chapter in 2009, with the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation for contributions as Chair of the Tunisia Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter in 2009, with the IEEE Outstanding Award for the establishment project of the Tunisia Section in 2008, with the International Neural Network Society (INNS) Certificate of Recognition for contribution on Neural Networks in 2008, with the Tunisian National Order of Merit, at the title of the Education and Science Sector in 2006, with the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition of contribution towards establishing IEEE Tunisia Section in 2001 and 2000. He is the Founder and Chair of many IEEE Chapters in Tunisia section, IEEE Sfax Subsection Chair (since 2011), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Tunisia Chapter Chair (since 2011), IEEE Computer Society Tunisia Chapter Chair (since 2010), IEEE ENIS Student Branch Counselor (since 2010).