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Blockchain Techniques and AI-based Engine Fault Detection Systems for Autonomous Vehicles and Energy Trading for EVs Management
Release time:May 23, 2024

Topic: Blockchain Techniques and AI-based Engine Fault Detection Systems for Autonomous Vehicles and Energy Trading for EVs Management

Speaker: Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat, KASIT, the University of Jordan

Time: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:30 a.m.

Venue: E706, New Main Building, Xueyuan Road Campus


The modernization of transportation has drastically adopted automated vehicles on the roads due to their prevailing benefits of eradicating human error and preventing road accidents. Nevertheless, the intelligent systems of autonomous vehicles can be prone to various faults that can bring concern to road authorities. Therefore, we have proposed a blockchain based engine fault detection scheme in autonomous vehicles using machine learning (ML). The employed Interplanetary File System (IPFS) protocol with the blockchain ensures cost-efficient engine fault detection for autonomous vehicles. Further, the decentralized and transparent nature of the blockchain guarantees secure data transactions for the proposed scheme. Moreover, we have implemented a random forest (RF) model to predict engine fault detection in autonomous vehicles with improved accuracy compared to the other ML models. In addition, a blockchain-based secure ET scheme for EVs coordination using Interplanetary File System (IPFS) protocol to mitigate the data storage cost issues of the blockchain is devised. Opportunistically, we have considered various ET scenarios to coordinate the communication between prosumer and consumer based on the waiting time and priority levels. Moreover, the data communication between EVs is considered via a 5G communication network for highly reliable and efficient ET. Finally, the performance evaluation of the proposed schemes is analyzed by considering various metrics.

About the Speaker:

Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat is an internationally known academic/researcher/scientist/ scholar. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has received extensive research funding and published To Date (2023) over One Thousand (1,200) refereed technical articles-About half of them are journal articles, over 100 books, and over 70 Book Chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of three scholarly journals and an editor of many other international journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley Security and Privacy Journal. Moreover, he is founder or co-founder of five IEEE International Conferences.

Among his previous positions are Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology, President and Chair of Board of Directors of the Society for Molding and Simulation International (SCS), Senior Vice President of SCS, SCS VP for Membership and SCS VP for Conferences, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Founding Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at The University of Sharjah, Chair and tenured Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of the MS Graduate Program in Data Analytics at Fordham university, Chair and tenured Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University, Chair and Professor of Computer Science Department at University of Texas-Permian Basin, Distinguished Professor at IIT-Dhanbad, Tenured Full Professor at King Abdullah II School of Information Technology (KASIT), the University of Jordan, The PR of China Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China and an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Amity University- A Global University. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at SRM University, India.

He is now a Distinguished Professor at KASIT, the University of Jordan.

He has chaired numerous (over 185) international conferences and has given numerous (over 185) keynote speeches worldwide. He has served as ABET/CSAB evaluator and on IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee. He has served as IEEE CS Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. Since 2004, he has been serving as an SCS Distinguished Lecturer. He received many best paper awards for his papers including ones from IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, AICSA, CITS, SPECTS, DCNET, IEEE ICCCA, International conferences. He also received Best Paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal in 2018 and in 2019 (two Best Paper Awards). In 2020, he received four Best Paper Awards from IEEE Systems Journal and also in 2021 received the Best Paper Award from IEEE Systems Journal.

During his tenure as Founding Dean of College of computing and Informatics at University of Sharjah, the Computer Sciences program has been ranked by Times for Higher Education (THE) as NUMBER 1 in UAE and for the first time in the history of the University.

He also received many other worldwide awards for his technical contributions including: The IEEE ComSoc-Technical Committee on Communications Software 2018 Technical Achievement Award for contribution to Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks Computer Networks and Modeling and Simulation, SCS prestigious McLeod Founder's Award, Presidential Service Award, and SCS Hall of Fame–Lifetime Achievement Award for his technical contribution to modeling and simulation and for his outstanding visionary leadership and dedication to increasing the effectiveness and broadening the applications of modeling and simulation worldwide. He also received the SCS Outstanding Service Award. He was awarded the IEEE CITS Hall of Fame Distinguished and Eminent Award.

He also received the Nokia Distinguished Fellowship Award and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, among others.

He was ranked recently by agency as Number ONE Computer Scientist and Number ONE Scholar in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in Jordan since 2021.

In recognition of his significant scientific contribution, Springer published in 2022 a book honoring his contributions in Computing, Informatics, Networking and Cybersecurity, entitled " Advances in Computing, Informatics, Networking and Cybersecurity - A Book Honoring Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat’s Significant Scientific Contributions." Prof. Obaidat is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of AAIA and a Fellow of SCS.

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