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IEEE Fellow, Prof. Shuzhi Sam Ge
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Shuzhi Sam Ge, PhD, fellows of IEEE, IFAC, IET, and Academy of Engineering (SG). He is a professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, the director of Center for Robotics and in Honory QianRen JiHua Professorship with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is a visiting professor of the Chang Jiang Scholar Program, the vice-chairman of International Robotics and Intelligent Equipment Industry Alliance, and a member in advisory group of national robotics standardization. He was awarded NSF Outstanding Overseas Young Researcher Award (China) and National Technology Award (Singapore). His research interests include social robotics, intelligent systems and intelligent equipment. Professor Shuzhi Sam Ge has presided over and involved in national projects under Singapore Government, National Basic Research Program (Program 973) and State High-Tech Development Plan (Program 863) in China. He has published 7 monographs, over 700 papers with more than 20,000 citations. He is an Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researcher (2014、2015、2016) and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2016). He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Social Robotics and the associate editor of Automatica.
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Il Hong Suh
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Biography: Professor Suh has been involved in a number of Korea National Projects such as Intelligent Robotics Frontier Research Program for 21st Century under support of Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, and Development of a biology-inspired learning architecture and task skill learning technology under the support of CHIC (Center of Human centered interaction for coexistence) by Korea ministry of Education, Science and Technology. His research interests lie in the area of intelligence and control for robots including semantic robot intelligence, action-coupled perception and learning, skill acquisition, and software platform for cognition and control. He has published more than 170 contributions in robotics, intelligence and control.
He was awarded Korea Prime Minister medal for contributions and leadership in fostering Robotics R/D personnel for Korea Robotics Industries, and for contributions to developing Robotics fundamental technologies in 2011. And, he was awarded as one of main contributors for development of Industrial robot controller (NOVA 10) which was selected by MKE(Ministry of Knowledge Economy) and NAEK(National Academy of Engineers, Korea) as one of 1980’s key industrial electronics technologies among Top 100 the most influential Korean Industrial Technologies from 1950 to 2010.
He was President of Korea Robotics Society for 2008. And, he has served as Editor-in–chief for Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, Springer since 2010, and has served as an associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics since 2010. He has been appointed as a General Chair for 2016 IEEE/RSJ IROS which is one of annual big prestigious robotics conference together with IEEE ICRA.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ratchatin Chancharoen
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Biography: Dr. Ratchatin Chancharoen is currently an Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a program committee in Automotive Design and Manufacturing Engineering (ADME) program (international program) and also an ILO (Industrial Liaison Officer) for Industrial Liaison Program at Chulalongkorn University. He also serves as a program committee (in Mechatronics/Mechanical program) at some private universities in Thailand. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 1991, MS degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University in 1994, and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 2000. Dr. Ratchatin Chancharoen has twenty years experience in robotics research including both manipulators and mobile robots and ten years in teaching both Robotics and Mechatronics at the university level. During these years, he has designed and built more than twenty robots in various configurations and published more than 20 research papers and one text book entitled “Linear Control Systems” (in Thai). He is principal investigator and co-investigator of a number of research grants in robotics and also the manager of a number of industrial projects in design and control. His major research activities involve tele-operation and control of robotics manipulators and mobile robots using various kinds of sensors, especially force and vision. His current research is the design a telerobot, a new type of robot, to work closely with human to do a higher level of tasks. The telerobot is designed with lighter frame, less power consumption, small footprint controller, and higher level of intelligence, compared to the industrial robot, to safely work in our working space. This type of robot will be populated in the near future as more complex tasks are demanded. His main research interests are in the field of Robotics and Mechatronics including new parallel robot configuration, new hardware processor, electronics, control algorithm, and intelligence.
Prof. Sri Krishnan
Ryerson University, Canada
Biography: Dr. Sri Krishnan is a dedicated academic leader, an accomplished researcher and an experienced administrator. He joined Ryerson in 1999 as an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and has held the positions of assistant chair, graduate program director and chair. He was appointed associate dean (research, development and graduate programs) in 2011, and took on the role of interim dean in 2013-2014. Dr. Krishnan was instrumental in founding Ryerson’s undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering, the first of its kind in Canada. He oversaw the launch of several new program options in electrical engineering, and fostered numerous international collaborations and industry partnerships. Under his direction, the PhD program in electrical and computer engineering was launched, and he played a pivotal role in establishing the faculty’s Research and Innovation Office (RiO). Dr. Krishnan is one of Canada’s leaders in biomedical research, with expertise in biomedical signal processing. He holds one US patent and has published nearly 245 papers in refereed journals and conferences. An active collaborator with clinicians, industries and researchers, Dr. Krishnan has attracted significant research funding from many of Canada’s most prominent agencies, and holds a prestigious Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Signal Analysis. In addition, he is actively engaged in graduate student training and supervision. He holds a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India, and an MSc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary. Dr. Krishnan is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. Dr. Krishnan has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Ryerson-Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award in 2011, the Ontario Research Innovation Award from Biodiscovery Toronto in 2008, and the Canadian Engineers' Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers’ Canada in 2007.