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Google H-index-128Boston UniversityU.S.A
Stephen Grossberg is a cognitive scientist, theoretical and computational psychologist, neuroscientist, mathematician, biomedical engineer, and neuromorphic technologist. He is the Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems and a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics & Statistics, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Founding Chairman, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems. Founder and Director, Center for Adaptive Systems. Founding Director, Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST), Founding President, International Neural Network Society. Founding Editor-In-Chief, Neural Networks. Founder and General Chairman, International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS). PhD, Mathematics, Rockefeller University.
Google H-index-90University of Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann is an eminent computer graphics scientist and robotician and is the founder and head of MIRALab at the University of Geneva. She presently chairs the Institute for Media Innovation at Nanyang Technological University, Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann has pioneered research into virtual humans over the last 30 years. In 1989, she founded the interdisciplinary research group MIRALab at the University of Geneva. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer Journal published by Springer Verlag, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds published by Wiley and Associate Editor of many other scientific journals. Together with her Ph.D. students, she has published more than 500 papers and books She has been invited to give more than 300 keynote lectures in various institutions and organizations, among them the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was Vice-Rector at the University of Geneva from 2003-2006. She is a Member and President of high level international evaluation committees, among the recent ones the Jury of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund, the Advisory Board for Computer Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Review Panel in Ottawa and the European Research Council (ERC). During her Career, she has received more than 30 Awards such as “Woman in the Year”,
American RoboticistFounder, Chairman, CEO of Hanson Robotics
Dr David Hanson develops humanlike robots, arts, and related research. As the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, Hanson and his company aim to create robots as socially adept as any human being. A former Walt Disney Imagineer, this entrepreneur and roboticist has been called “genius” by both PC Magazine and WIRED, and earned awards from NASA, NSF and Cooper Hewitt Design. Hanson lives in Hong Kong with wife Amanda, son Zeno, and many robotic children. Dr. David Hanson creates humanlike robots with intelligence, feelings, and expressions, yielding many of the most startling robots in recent years including: the robot Sophia, the walking Albert Hubo, and the android portrait of Philip K Dick. These Hanson robots can see you and talk with you using A.I., and express themselves with a full range of natural facial expressions, and can walk on android bodies such as KAIST Hubo. Dr. Hanson’s Ph.D. dissertation,”Humanizing Robots” describes his early work to bring robots to life with scientific, artistic and technological research, and considers the philosophical and ethical implications of creating such artificial lifeforms. By seeking to emulate human bio-systems, from cognition to social expression to locomotion, Hanson hopes to yield machines that are creatively brilliant, truly conscious, and that can deeply care about us. Hanson proposes that only by building such humanlike machines, can we realize safe, benevolent, superintelligent AI. Dr. Hanson’s work is a story of the quest to realize robots with true spark of life, awareness, consciousness, and unleash a better future for humanity, our technological children, and all life.
Google H-index-56University of Essex U.K
Huosheng Hu is a professor in School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK, leading the Robotics Research Group. His research interests include autonomous mobile robots, human-robot interaction, evolutionary robotics, embedded systems, pervasive computing, data fusion, multi-robot collaboration, and networked robotics. He has published over 450 papers in journals, books and conferences in these areas. He received the MSc degree from the Central South University, China in 1982, and the PhD degree from the University of Oxford, U.K. in 1993. He is Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of automation and Computing, Editor-in-Chief of Robotics Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Digital Communications & Networks, and Executive Editor of International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. He is Fellow of IET and InstMC and senior member of IEEE.
Google H-Index-53Bristol Robotics LaboratoryU.K
Professor Chenguang (Charlie) Yang is the leader of Robot Teleoperation Group of Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a Co-Chair of the Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems (B2S), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and a Co-Chair of the Technical Committee on Collaborative Automation for Flexible Manufacturing (CAFM), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He received PhD degree from the National University of Singapore (2010) and performed postdoctoral research at Imperial College London. He is a recipient of the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Robotics Best Paper Award as lead author and over ten Best Paper Awards from top international conferences. He has been awarded EPSRC Innovation Fellowship and EU FP-7 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. He serves as Associate Editor of a number of leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Robotics. His research interest lies in human robot interaction and intelligent system design.
Director of German Aerospace Centre Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (DLR)Germany
Markus Grebenstein received the Dipl. Ing. degree in mechanical engineering in 1997 from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and the Doctor of Science degree from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2013. Engaged at DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in 1996, he worked on the development of electromechanical passenger vehicle brake systems until 1998. Since then, his focus has turned to the research and development of anthropomorphic robotic hands and he developed DLR Hand II and DAVID’s antagonistically driven Awiwi- hand. He was leading the development of the DLR Hand Arm System until 2012. From 2018 he is project leader at DLR for the MMX Rover mission to the Martian moon Phobos. Starting in 2000, he has served as the Head of Mechanical Development. Since 2010 he has been Head of the Department of Mechatronic Components and Systems.In 2015 he was appointed Deputy Director of the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics.
I've built several custom-designed social robots to help children with autism develop social, learning and communicative skills, and delpoyed each successfully with clinicians and educators to improve outcomes. During my graduate research, I built CHARLIE, a robot designed to appeal to young, pre-K -K children with autism, that can perform face and hand tracking to autonomously play imitation games to promote fundamental communication skills. I developed another robot while at Yale, to engage school-aged children with autism (ages 5-10) in a learning-by-teaching pedagogy. Instead of the robot teaching the child, the robot made lots of social mistakes (looking away while talking, changing the topic of conversation abruptly, interrupting, etc) and the child with autism was encouraged to teach the robot the proper social skills. These children are almost always on the receiving end of instruction, being the instructor builds confidence and long-term learning!
Managing Director in the field of human-centered robotics for the healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors. Enterprising, forward-thinking personality, on top of the latest trends and always looking for ways to bring them into the now. Strong business acumen with international portfolio of clients across all industries. Background in robotics and communication. Creative and solution-oriented. Speaker & Author.
Jan Evangelista Purkyne UniversityCzech Republic
International Journal DYNA published by DYNA Engineering & Industry (Master Journal List). He has participated in nearly 45 international conferences/workshops as technical program committee, and he has also participated as a reviewer in about 52 conferences. He has (co-) authored more than 45 book chapters, journal and international conference papers. Dr. Rodriguez has been keynote speaker in national and international conferences, as well as he gave many invited talks. Currently, his research papers are referenced by other research works all over the world. In 2012 one of his papers earned the 2nd place in a conference in Czech TechnicalUniversity in Prague, Czech Republic.
Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
Wen-long Li received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, in 2004, the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2010, and the Postdoctoral research in Control Engineering also from HUST in 2012. Now he is a Professor at Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China. His current research interests include complex surface inspection and robotic machining.
Chieti –Pescara “G. d’Annunzio” UniversityItaly
Prof. Felice Festa, Chieti –Pescara “G. d’Annunzio” University, Full Professor in Orthodontics and Gnathology, 2013 SIDO President, Director Specialty School in Orthodontics, Honorary Professor Moscow State Univerity from 2016. Prof. Festa research and clinical areas related to robotics research areas: Human Brain Connectivity Evolution, TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment, Applications of Genomic Anthropology in Orthodontics, 3D CBCT Volumetric Analysis. Prof. Festa ha s developed a new Brain Connectivity-TMJ-Orofacial Pain spine related diagnostic-treatment protocol based on Human Brain Connectivity Evolution from 2010, with more of 3000 patients treated. The patients sample showed in the workshop is first evidence in PUBMED of brain connectity change after any kind of therapeutic approach. It could be useful in design of Artificial Intellingence-Androids with Deep Brain-Superficial Layers of Cerebral Cortex Connectivity enhancement via Default Mode Network (DMN) and Pain Network (PN)
University of WashingtonUSA
Scott Ransom has worked in the medical device space for over 25 years. His primary research has involved implantable cardiac devices and neurotechnology as well as robotics. The design for this biomimetic system began at Medtronic, and independently two years later at University of Washington. The two approaches came together and is leading to startup activity. Dr. Ransom also teaches Neural Engineering at the University of Washington and leads the Industry and Innovation program at the Center for Neurotechnology.
Institute of Technology of Nuevo LeonMexico
Research professor at the Tecnológico Nacional de México / IT Nuevo León, she belongs to the academic core of the Master's Degree in Engineering. His projects are in the areas of brain-computer interfaces based on electroencephalographic signals (EEG), robotics applied to rehabilitation and design of biomedical devices. He has written national and international conference and magazine articles, aimed at undergraduate and master's degree students, and has led funded research projects. He has guided students in robotics competitions, obtaining first places nationally and internationally in competitions such as the Mexican Robotics Tournament and the Robocup. Member of the IEEE.
University of Naples Federico II
International award-winner for scientific excellence (Rientro Cervelli Academic Award; University of Oxford Specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Ph.D. State University of New York) Prof. Murero academic activity focus on the psycho-social and communicative effects of the diffusion of new technologies on the society. She values the human-centered development of Artificial Intelligence in the field of health care.
Polish Academy of SciencesPoland
Fatina Liliana Basmadji is assistant professor at the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland. Her research areas include space robotics, motion planning, control systems and AI. She received the BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Aleppo University, Syria in 2005 and the PhD degree (with honors) from Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland in 2015.
Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAWSwitzerland
Hans Wernher van de Venn is Professor and Director of the Institute of Mechatronic Systems at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, where he has been since 2005.He also founded the Swiss Mechatronic Cluster in 2014 as an association joining industrial and academic activities and currently serves as its Vice President. Since 2019 he isAdjunct Professor at Isfahan University of Technology IUT, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Mechatronics from the RWTH Aachen University, which is one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence.In addition to his academic career, he has 10 years of experience from different industrial positions.
Director of Network SciencePurdue UniversityUSA
Dr. Nguyen received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences in 2016. He is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Missouri University of Science and Technology.His research interests include algorithms, network/cyber physical systems, cybersecurity, and RFID systems. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2017- ). He is also on the Editorial Board of the Internet Technology Letters (2017- ), International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems (2017- ), International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing (2017- ), and IET Wireless Sensor Systems (2017- ), and has served as a Technical Program Committee Chair for the SoftCOM (25th), and ICCASA 2017, a Publicity Chair for iCAST 2017 and BigDataSecurity 2017, and a Track Chair for ACT 2017. He also has served as a technical program committee member for over 50 premium conferences in the areas of network and communication such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICC, and RFID.
Alexey Vinel received the Ph.D. degrees from Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia, in 2007, and from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2013. He has been a Professor with the School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, since 2015, and a Professor II with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway, since 2018. His research interests include wireless communications, vehicular networking and autonomous driving.
Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College; Head of Research, Comet.mlU.S.A
I am involved in the following areas of research: Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity - Enhancing Computation and Information Science Learning Opportunities for Women Leaders in STEM; see TIDES. Developmental Robotics - the idea that a robot (or computer) could develop "mentally" over time, based on its experiences and self-directed desires. Computer Science Education - working on making computer science education better: more accessible, engaging, authentic, and fun. Special emphasis on using robots by non-experts. Emergent Intelligence - the idea that small, simple interactions can give rise to an intelligence greater than the sum of its parts. Special emphasis on making analogies, evolutionary, and learning systems. Projects: Conx - neural network library for exploring Deep Learning Jyro - robot simulator Calysto Scheme - a real Scheme (written in Scheme, translated to Python) Pyrobot - Python code to access robots and do interesting things [github] Robobiblio - bibliography of papers on robots in education Institute for Personal Robots in Education - robots in education The Calico Project - languages (Python, Jigsaw, Scheme, Java, Boo, Basic, Logo, etc) and contexts (robots, art, games, science) in CS education Current Service: EnagageCSEdu: Board of Advisors BMC Quantitative Reasoning Steering Committee BMC Special Cases Review Board BMC McBride Advsiory Committee BMC Athena Supercomputing Steering Committee BMC Computer Science Department Institutional Review Board liason BMC Computer Science Major Advisor (2015 - 2016), class of 2018.
University of KentU.K
Dr Mahmoud Shafiee (PhD, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, MIMA, FHEA, PGCHE) is the Deputy Head of School of Engineering, Head of Mechanical Engineering Group, and Programme Lead and Reader in Mechanical Engineering at University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom. Dr Shafiee as had several managerial and research positions, including: Head of Research Group, Master’s Course Director, Research Scientist, Senior Research Fellow, Research Associate, Visiting Researcher, etc. at very prestigious universities in the world. He has led several government and industry funded research projects within different industry sectors, and worked with a number of academic and industry partners worldwide. He has also supervised over 100 PhD and Master students through to completion of their studies. Dr Shafiee sits on the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) Committee and is a Committee Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is also a topic editor on the Robotics Journal.
University of CalabriaPHD Chair IFToMM TC on Robotics and Mechatronics, Italy
Giuseppe Carbone has got his PhD degree in Robotics from the University of Cassino, Italy, in 2004. He had BSc degree, MSc degree (2000) in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from the University of Cassino where he has been Key Member of the Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics (LARM) for about 15 years. From 2018 he is Visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK where he served as Senior Lecturer and member of the Executive board of Sheffield Robotics on 2015-2017. Currently, he is Chair of IFToMM TC on Robotics and Mechatronics, Treasurer of the IFToMM Italy Member Organization, Editor-in-Chief of Robotica Journal (Cambridge Univ. Press), Section EIC of Journal of Bionic Engineering, MDPI Robotics, MDPI Machines, Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. He published over 350 research paper outputs. He has received more than 20 Best Paper awards and more than 10 International Best Patent awards.
Technical University of MunichGermany
Professor Bock’s research focuses on robotic construction as design, prefabrication, on-site robotics, robotic building maintenance and recycling. A further area of specialization includes life support systems, which are robotic environments inspired by space stations to empower elderly for independent life, work and mobility. Professor Bock studied in Stuttgart, the IIT in Chicago, and in Tokyo. At the CNRS in France, he established the first European construction robotics commission. In 1989, he became professor for automation in construction management at Karlsruhe University, before being appointed to his chair at TUM in 1997. He is the co-founder and director of IAARC and the Asian Habitat Society and advises governments and academies worldwide. In 2017, he was awarded with the DFG Seibold award for 35 years of pioneering research in construction robotics. He has (co-)authored some 500 articles in various languages and holds several honorary and visiting professorships, professoral degrees, fellowships. He is also involved in editing several journals, and in publishing the world’s first book series on “Construction Robotics” at Cambridge University Press since 2015.
Imperial College of LondonU.K
Dr Petar Kormushev is an Assistant Professor in Robotics at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London (UK). He is also the founder and director of the Robot Intelligence Lab (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/robot-intelligence/), and an Academic Fellow of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Computational Intelligence from Tokyo Institute of Technology, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, and an MSc in Bio- and Medical Informatics. Previously, Dr Kormushev was a visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, and a Research Team Leader at the Advanced Robotics department of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). Dr Kormushev's research interests are at the intersection of robotics and machine learning, with a particular focus on developing reinforcement learning algorithms for intelligent robot behaviour. He is an expert in bipedal robot locomotion, with 8+ years of research experience on bipedal walking robots such as SLIDER, WALK-MAN, COMAN, WABIAN-2R, cCub, iCub, and HOAP-2. He has made significant contributions to agile online gait generation and balance control for humanoid robots in successful H2020 and FP7 EU projects. Dr Kormushev is also an expert in robot skill learning, with 12+ years of research experience in machine learning for robotics, including reinforcement learning and deep learning for robot manipulation and control. His long-term research goal is to create autonomous robots that can learn by themselves, adapt to dynamic environments, and collaborate safely with people.
Arizona State UniversityU.S.A
hris Ziegler is professor at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering Department of Arizona State University and a director and digital artist in the field of new media, scenography and performing arts. Chris Ziegler is a director, digital artist and architect of numerous international interdisciplinary projects in theater and new media arts. At Arizona State University (ASU) he is researching the „Intelligent Stage“. As a member of the European Theater Lab of Internatinal Theater Convention (ITC) he is part of the team producing „Stage your City“, a Participatory Digital Theater Production at Théâtre de la Manufacture Nancy (France), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany), Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre Tbilisi (Georgia) and Det Norske Teatret Oslo (Norway) and performed at the world renowned ARS ELECTRONICA Festival in Linz (Austria). He was Associate Artist of ZKM Karlsruhe, lecturer, teacher and researcher at SINLAB/ École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Amsterdam School for the Arts (AHK) and the International Choreographic Center in Amsterdam (ICK Amsterdam), Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design / ZKM Karlsruhe, the Art University of Linz „Interface Cultures“, Concordia University Montreal, Studio for interactive Arts and Technologies SIAT Vancouver, LaSalle University Singapore and also at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
University of the West of ScotlandU.K
Four years ago, Dr. Luc Rolland joined the University of the West of Scotland where he works at Robotics, Industrial Automation and Controls in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences. With four industrial partners, he is now working on research transfer projects: one on the robotic workcell design of laser bars aimed at high performance micro-manipulation and another on the design of the in-line automation system for an ozone cleaning process of garments hiring. He is supervising a PhD student on autonomous vehicle certification from which a patent is being applied for. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Montreal Polytechnic (University of Engineering) in December 1984 and then obtained his Master degree in Robotics Workcell Simulation where the research was partly funded by General Electric Canada. From 1987 until 1996, he practised engineering in instrumentation, automation, controls and robotics on large scale factory projects for four different companies: TAR (Chargeurs Reunis), SNC-Lavalin, BPCO (GE Canada) and Met-chem (USX Consultants). From 1996 until 1998, as a research assistant at the Lausanne Federal Polytechnic University (EPFL), he has designed the Manta and Kanuk robots, the first two 4 DOF parallel robots for Schoenflies motion, the resulting paper has been cited more than 100 times. Then, in 2003, he received his PhD diploma in computer science from the UniversiteHenri Poincare in Nancy (France), benefiting from three bursaries: the INRIA, the Lorraine Region and CMW-Marioni, a company that manufactures high speed milling machines. He contributed to the first parallel robot simulator aimed at milling task certification, verification and fine-tuning. He was awarded two French Government prizes for outstanding research and technology transfer to industry. After his PhD thesis, he has been involved in various robotics and automation projects often involving partnerships with the industry.
Deputy Director Research, Advisory Committee Member at ICAOMoscow, Russia
Founder, Chief Executive Officer Defence3D PTY LTD Nov 2014 – Nov 2017 Australia United Industrial Defence Corporation 4 yrs 4 mos Technology Advisor Aug 2014 – May 2016 Moscow, Russian Federation UNSW Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Field Of StudyAerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 2012 – 2018 Activities and Societies: UNSW Canberra UAV Team Systems architecture for autonomous underwater vehicle simulators Chief Technology Officer Brainy Solutions Aug 2020 – Present Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Russian Helicopters, JSC 2 yrs 10 mos Deputy Director Research and Innovation Oct 2019 – Present Artificial intelligence in Aerospace industry. Urban Air Mobility program. Optionally piloted helicopter Civil Aviation Portfolio Manager Jun 2018 – Oct 2019 Moscow, Russian Federation Advisory Committee Member The International Civil Aviation Organization Mar 2019 – Present Moscow, Russian Federation.
Full Professor in Control Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Maria Pia Fanti received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1983. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Since 1983, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, where she is currently a Full Professor of system and control engineering and Chair of the Laboratory of Automation and Control. Her research interests include discrete-event systems; Petri net; consensus protocols; fault detection; management and modeling of complex systems, such as production systems, logistic and healthcare systems. She has published +270 papers and two textbooks on these topics. Prof. Fanti was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering and of the IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems 2009. She is Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering and Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. She is member at large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE SMC Society, Co-Chair of the Technical committee on Discrete Event Systems of the IEEE SMC Society, and of the Technical Committee on Automation in Logistics of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
University of LausanneSwitzerland
Dr Laetitia Renier is currently a post-doctoral fellow, Senior FNS researcher, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her educational and professional background brings together a master's degree in neuropsychology and cognitive development, professional experiences as a psychologist and educational advisor, and finally a doctorate in management at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. His area of research lies at the intersection of social psychology and organizational behavior. More specifically, his research interests focus on social interactions, from the training of social skills through new technologies (e.g., virtual reality) to their consequences at work, on non-verbal behavior, on the effect individual differences (e.g., dark lines, She is currently a member of the translation committee.
University of InnsbruckAustria
Anelia Kurteva received her M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science in 2019 from Cardiff University where she also completed her B.Sc. in Computer Science and Visual Computing. Currently she is pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science at STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science in the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her current research interests are Knowledge Visualisation, Semantic Technology and Human Computer Interaction
University of Texas DallasUSA
Meghana N. Satputereceived her PhD degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. She is currently faculty at the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas. Her current research focuses on applying combinatorial optimization algorithms for solving natural language processing problems and wireless communication problems.
University of PlymouthU.K
Gabriel is a Mechatronic Engineer, PhD in Healthcare Robotics and former entrepreneur. He has managed several healthcare innovation projects and initiatives for the south-west of England, supporting businesses, healthcare organisations and ERDF projects of the region, building an innovation ecosystem for the health-tech sector. Through his healthcare entrepreneurial program; EPIC Start, an initiative of the ERDF EPIC project, he supported more than fifty entrepreneurs, helping them set up their companies, define their business models, access seed funding opportunities and providing technical feedback during the prototyping stage. He has also established strategic international partnerships for the region with leading companies and external innovation ecosystems. He has been speaker and judge in events like South West VentureFest and Google Techstars Startup Weekend.
University of the Balearic IslandsSpain
Ph. D. Francisco J. Perales is a senior researcher in the area of computer graphics & vision, human computer interaction and neurorehabilitation. He obtained his BS and MS in computer science at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1986. In 1993 he obtained a Master of Digital Image Processing at the UAB. He received a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Balearic Islands in 1993. In 2013 he obtained a Master of Medicine at the UIB. Now is developing a Ph. D in neurorehabilitation using serious games and biofeedback. He is a full professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at UIB (2017). He is the Head of the Computer Graphics &Vision Group and Artificial Intelligence of UIB. He is an IEEE senior member (1995-2018). At the moment is a visitant professor at University of Tübingen at the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology.
University of PisaItaly
Assistant Professor of Automatic Control at the Università di Pisa. His main research interests lie in the field of design, planning, control and optimal control of robots. He is co-founder of qbrobotics s.r.l., a robotics company the mission thereof is to foster the diffusion of soft-robots. He was actively involved in the Italian team at the DARPA robotic challenge, and he took part in a post-earthquake robotic field test in Amatrice, Italy. He is currently coordinator of the H2020 project Natural Intelligence 101016970. Moreover hi is Principal Investigator in the H2020 Project THING (780883) and the Coordinator of DYSTURBANCE, a sub-project of the H2020 project EUROBENCH (779963).
I am currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Halmstad University in Sweden. In addition, I am also working in an AI-team as a visiting scholar at Volvo Group Trucks Technology in Sweden. Before moving to Sweden, I spent 3 years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the H2T group of Prof. Dr. Tamim Asfour. I received my Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen, where I further stayed as a postdoctoral researcher for 2.5 years in the Computer Vision and Robotics group of Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter. I have been actively working on creating the semantic representation of visual experiences to achieve a better environment and action understanding for autonomous systems such as robots and unmanned vehicles.
After training in electronic engineering and an European Master in image processing, I have prepared in the University of Strasbourg PhD in image processing and computer vision in 3D reconstruction of objects manufactured for quality control in industrial production chain . In parallel with my PhD, I was instructor at the Center for initiation Higher Education (CIES ) in Alsace for teacher training researcher. I served as atemporary teaching and research for 2 years at the University of Strasbourg. Subsequently, I held various positions in several industry activities as an engineer and project manager in computer science (Jouve, Alten, Thales) . These areas are related to the automotive, rail , aerospace, security systems, defense, road safety, geolocation, biometric imaging and industrial as well as e-commerce. Subsequently, I joined the group ESIGELEC / IRSEEM as a teacher researcher inembedded systems. On the research I work on vision systems dedicated to the environment perception for smart mobility applications: ADAS, Mobile Robots, Smart Wheelchair, Autonomous Road and Rail Vehicles. I'm responsible for both Automotive Embedded System Master and Control and Embedded Instrumentation Master. I'm Academic Advisor for Exchange Students too.
University of LiverpoolU.K
Yang Song is an architectural student and a multidisciplinary designer from China who has been working for a number of years across projects that converge architecture design, augmented reality, digital fabrication and immersive design. He has a degree in Architecture Design from China, and a M-Arch Degree in Architectural Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL). He is working in CAVA on a practice-based research project that is based on the assumption that we are living in the age in which digital augmentation and digital machines have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. His research studies Augmented Reality (AR), using virtual technologies as a methodological approach to explore the interaction between human, robot and data and their mutual relationships throughout immersive design and fabrication processes.
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent SystemsGermany
Dr. Philipp Rothemundis a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Robotic Materials at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he has been since 2020. During 2019-2020, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from ETH Zurich. In 2014, he received a M.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, where he also received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences. His research interests include nonlinear continuum mechanics, materials science, soft robotics, electroactive polymers, renewable energy sources, and energy harvesting.
Vidyavardhaka College of EngineeringIndia
Pooja M R, currently working as Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering is a researcher in the area of health informatics. Her research work focuses on the application of artificial intelligence to healthcare applications with specific implications to machine learning. She has published papers in both, peer reviewed journal and conference publications. She has been invited as speaker for various international events focusing on health informatics.
Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom,Poland
Marta Zurek-Mortka is currently a young researcher at the Faculty of Transport, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Technology and Humanities Kazimierz Pulaski in Radom in the field of Electrical Engineering. She was an Erasmus PhD Student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2019-2020. She is a Member of the Mazovia ICT Cluster from 2018 and the Polish Association of Electrical Engineers from 2019. She is also a Member of Organizing Committees of International Conferences in Poland and India. The scientific interest includes: electromobility, renewable energy, power electronic converters for electromobility and Renewable Energy Sources (RES), minimizing electromagnetic disturbances generated by power electronic converters. She is an author and co-author of over 20 publications in English and Polish language in Energies, ASTES Journal, elektro.info and Springer, and also co-author of 3 patent applications. She participates in many national and international conferences and seminars, mainly organized in Asia.
Duy Tan UniversityDa NangVietnam
Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks and Swarm Intelligence. He is currently working in Graduate School, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam. A Certified Professional with 75+ Professional certificates from CISCO, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 350 Research Papers in various National & International Conferences, International Journals (Scopus/SCI/SCIE/SSCI Indexed) with High Impact Factor. Member of more than 50+ Associations as Senior and Life Member and also acting as ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 25+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 500 International Conferences as Programme Committee/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 4 Australian Patents to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications and Artificial Intelligence. He is currently working in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, MANETS, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cyber Security, Network Simulation, Wireless Communications. Awarded 27+ Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching and many more. He is acting as Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in ZurichSwitzerland
01/20- present Assistant Professor of Acoustic Robotics for Life Sciences and Healthcare Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) Switzerland 12/17- 30/19 Senior Research Scientist The Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems ETH Zurich Switzerland 08/15- 12/17 Postdoctoral Associate The Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems ETH Zurich Switzerland 2015- 2015 Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering North South University-Bangladesh 2014- 2015 Founder of Daniel Acoustics 2009- 2013 Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics Acoustofluidics Lab Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics The Pennsylvania State University- University Park 2007- 2009 M.S. in Engineering Science Acoustofluidics Lab Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics The Pennsylvania State University- University Park 2002- 2006 B.S. (Honors) in Engineering Science Minor in Mechanics Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics The Pennsylvania State University- University Park.
Kocaeli University Turkey
Haluk Ozakyol received two bachelor degrees on Mechatronics Engineering from Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany in 2009 and Kocaeli University, Turkey in 2010. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012 and then Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Kocaeli University (KOU), Kocaeli, Turkey in 2020. He developed the Advanced Robotics Analysis Toolbox (ARAT) where kinematic and dynamic analysis of serial, cooperative, parallel and hybrid robotic systems can be done easily. He is working as a full-time research and teaching assistant at Robotics and Automation laboratory, at the Kocaeli University, Department of Mechatronics Engineering since 2012. His research interestsare Hyper Redundant Manipulators, Cooperative Robots, Parallel Manipulators, Legged Robots and Biologically-Inspired Robots.