We are delighted to welcome Professor Biswajeet Pradhan, an internationally established scientist and author specialising in systems and modelling, to the Web of Conferences editorial board where he will support . ITM Web of Conferences and the areas of Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Professor Pradhan is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS) at the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also a distinguished professor at UTS, teaching Radar Image Processing, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, GIS for Engineers, Disaster Forecasting, Hazard, Risks and Ethics, and Research Methodology.

With a Publons h-index of 86 in Computer Science, he is listed as one of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Web of ScienceTM. Indeed, Professor Pradhan has enjoyed recognition as one of “the true pioneers in their fields” for five consecutive years from 2016-2020.

Among 55 awards received since 2006 acknowledging his excellence in teaching, service and research, Professor Pradhan has been awarded the status of World Class Professor by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia, 2018 - 2020. He is a member of many international professional bodies including the Committee of Space research (COSPAR) and United Nations Outer Space Research Programme (UNOOSA).

We are very pleased that Professor Pradhan has joined the Web of Conferences editorial board and thank him for his support. We are convinced that his extended international profile and remarkable experience will contribute to the further success of Web of Conferences.