Keynote Speakers-MEAE 2021

 

 

 

 

Prof. Yiguang Hong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (IEEE Fellow,  CAA Fellow)
洪奕光, 博导,中国科学院数学与系统科学研究院,中国自动化学会会士、 IEEE Fellow、国家杰出青年基金获得者

 

Yigung Hong is currently a professor and deputy director of Shanghai Research Institute for Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Tongji University, Shanghai.  He was a professor of Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Science, and served as the director of the Key Lab of Systems and Control, CAS, and the director of the Information Technology Division, National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences, CAS.  He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, and a Fellow of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA). Moreover, he is the chair of Technical Committee of Control Theory (TCCT) of CAA.  Additionally, he was a board of governor of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the chair of IEEE CSS membership and public information committee and the chair of IEEE CSS chapter activities committee. His current research interests include nonlinear control, multi-agent systems, distributed optimization and game, machine learning, and social networks. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Control Theory and Technology. He also serves or served as Associate Editors for many journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, and IEEE Control Systems Magazine. Moreover, he is a recipient of the Guang Zhaozhi Award at the Chinese Control Conference, Young Author Prize of the IFAC World Congress, Young Scientist Award of CAS, the Youth Award for Science and Technology of China, and the National Natural Science Prize of China.

 

Speech Title:  Distributed optimization analysis and design of multi-agent systems

Abstract: In this talk, we start with some of our recent results on distributed optimization problems with constraints over a multi-agent network, and we propose different algorithms to solve them with convergence analysis.   To be strict, we focus on two important problems: one is distributed resource allocation with many applications in smart grids, wireless communication, and traffic control.  Then we introduce a framework to provide distributed optimization algorithms for physical systems.

 

 

 

 

Prof. Graziano Chesi, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (IEEE Fellow)

 

Graziano Chesi is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena. He served as Associate Editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control. He is author of the books "Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems" (Springer 2009) and "Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming" (Springer 2011). He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.

 

Speech Title: LMI-Based Multiple-View Triangulation for Generalized Cameras

Abstract: Multiple-view triangulation is a fundamental problem in computer vision, which consists of estimating the position of a scene point by exploiting its image projections on several cameras. This talk considers the situation where the scene point is observed by generalized cameras, i.e., cameras that can be modeled by a spherical projection followed by a perspective one. Indeed, these cameras can have a much larger field of view than traditional pinhole cameras and, hence, they may be preferable in various applications. It is shown that convex optimization problems with linear matrix inequalities can be formulated to obtain the sought estimate, in particular, by introducing a criterion which consists of minimizing the angles between the projections on the sphere of the available image projections and the corresponding projections of the estimate.

 

 

Associate Professor (Reader) Kheng Lim Goh
Newcastle Research and Innovation Institute Singapore (NewRIIS) / Newcastle University in Singapore / Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering, Newcastle University (UK)

 

Kheng Lim Goh (Chinese name, 吴庆林) is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institute of Physics (UK) respectively. His research interest is in the use of fibre reinforced composites in aerospace structures as well as in automotive engineering, underpinning the understanding of the physical properties of materials and implications for sustainability, covering designing, repairing and recycling of these materials for the aerospace and automotive industries. He holds the position of Associate Professor (Reader in Mechanics of Composite Materials) at Newcastle Research and Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) and the Newcastle University in Singapore, and is affiliated to the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering, Newcastle University (UK). He leads the Advanced Composites Research (ACR) Group at NewRIIS. He has authored and co-authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books and conferences that cover a wide range of composite materials, together with international collaborators from Argentina, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UK. He is the author of an authoritative book on 'Discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites: fundamentals of stress transfer and fracture mechanics' published by Springer.

 

Speech Title:  Uncomplicated repair of damaged fibre-reinforced composites: fundamentals, prototypes, sustainability, prospects

Abstract: The intent of this talk is to discuss some recent important developments and insights in repairing damaged fibre-reinforced composites. Aerostructures such as the fuselage of B787 which are made from fibre reinforced composite material are prone to damage. Apart from the economic consideration of aircraft-on-ground, the decision to repair or replace the structure by an undamaged one depends on the cost. In some cases, one could question if this is a sustainable approach from an environmental perspective. The composite structure may not be reused for safety reasons, although the composite material may be recycled. But more importantly, how can one make the option of repairing attractive so that the service life of the composite structure may be extended? In this talk I am delighted to share with you the recent studies conducted at my lab on impact damage-repair studies in fibre reinforced composites, healants and in situ repair systems, namely the resin-injection repair system, that could provide for a way for developing an effective strategy for repairing the damaged composite structure.

 

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sümer Şahin, Nişantaşı University, İstanbul, TÜRKİYE; Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, TÜRKİYE

 

Sümer Şahin is a Professor in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur (MS) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany) in 1967, Doktor-Ingenieur (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the same university in 1970 and Habilitation degree (Dozent) in Physics at the University of Ankara (Ankara, Türkiye) in 1973. He has been promoted to a Full Professor in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Ege (İzmir, Türkiye). In the past, he worked as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the Near East University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; as Professor and the Chairman of the Department Mechanical Engineering at Atılım University (Ankara, Türkiye); as the Graduate Dean at Gazi University (Ankara, Türkiye); as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering Erciyes University (Kayseri, Türkiye); as a Professor at King Saud University (Riyad, Saudi Arabia); as an Associate Professor at Ege University (İzmir, Türkiye); as an Associate Professor and the Chairman of the Department Mechanical Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University (Trabzon, Türkiye); as an Advanced Research Scientist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland); and as a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. In 1997, he worked at the Universität Innsbruck, (Innsbruck, Austria) as a Visiting Professor. In1987, he served as the PRESIDENT of the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK) and VICE-CHAIRMAN of the Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development of the United Nations General Assembly (New York, USA). He has published 175 scholarly papers in reputable journals and over 160 recognized international conference papers on a wide arrea of topics in nuclear and solar energy; and also given Invited Talks and Seminars in 16 different countries around the globe. His research interests and activities cover Neutron Transport Theory, Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Thermionic Space Craft Reactors, and Space Craft Nuclear Propulsion, Fusion Technology, Fusion-Fission (Hybrid) Reactors, Nuclear Waste Transmutation, Alternative Fuels for CANDU Reactors, Accelerator Driven Systems, and Concentrated Solar Power. He has given lectures on Nuclear Engineering, Reactor Physics, Modern Physics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Radiation Safety, Physical Aspects of the Energy Production, Nuclear Reactor Design, Fusion Technology and Heat Pipes in Turkish, English, French and German languages at different universities and in different countries.

 

Speech Title: Space Craft Nuclear Reactors

Abstract: The power supply system for spacecrafts must be small, compact and light in order to reduce the transportation mass and costs. For mission periods exceeding few months and higher power requirements (> 20 kWel ), nuclear reactors will be far more superior than other power sources, such as, chemical fuel cells, solar cells, radioisotope generators, etc. Furthermore, a high reliability of the device is essential throughout the entire mission period. Hence, a static system is to be preferred to eliminate all possible sources of maintenance connected problems, such as, lubrication, sealing, kinematical disturbances on the space craft, etc.
A very attractive way for nuclear electricity production at high levels in a space craft is the thermionic conversion. Thermionic reactors operate at high temperatures (~2000 oK) and high heat waste temperatures (~ 1000 oK), hence they can achieve higher conversion efficiencies than thermoelectricity. A thermionic system will have a compact nuclear reactor, and also a compact waste heat radiator, because high waste heat temperatures allow a drastic reduction of the radiator mass.
One can distinguish in the development of thermionic reactors two main designs, namely thermal and fast reactors. ZrH1.7 is the most recommended moderator for thermal spacecraft reactors for the sake of compactness due to high hydrogen atomic density. Beryllium moderator offers higher stability than metal hydrates at high temperatures at the cost of greater reactor dimensions. Presently, highly enriched 235U (93%) is considered as fuel. In the present work, neutronic analysis for 235U and 233U fueled reactors of both types will be presented. (Read More)

 

 

 

Bo Tao, Ph.D, Professsor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
陶波,博士、教授、博士生导师,华中科技大学,“青年长江学者”

 

Professor Bo Tao received his B.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), in 1999 and 2007, respectively. From June 2007 to June 2009, he was a post-doctor in Department of Electronics Science and Technology, HUST. After that, he has been an associate professor in October 2009, and a Professor in October 2013 respectively at School of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MSE), HUST. From 2013 to 2014, he have been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, USA. Now he is honored as the young scholars of ‘Chang Jiang Scholars Program’ of Education Ministry in 2015, National Top Young Talents of China in 2013, the New Century Excellent Talents of Education Ministry in 2011, Nomination Award of National Excellent Ph.D Dissertation of China in 2009. He has published more than 60 papers in international journals, and obtained one Second-Class Prize of National Technology Invention Prize, one Second-Class Prize of National Technology Progress Prize of China, and applied for more than 40 national invention patents. His main research interests include Intelligent Manufacturing and Robotics, Techniques and Applications of Internet of Things.

 

Speech Title: Robotized Intelligent Manufacturing for Large Complex Components

Abstract: Large and complex components are widely used in the field of aerospace, energy and rail transportation and so on. Since the accuracy and surface roughness of the free-form surfaces are essential for improving the air or hydrodynamic performance of the components, it is important to perform the advanced machining technology to realize the high precision and surface quality manufacturing. The key issue in the processing of large and complex components lies on the high positional accuracy requirement and the surface quality control during processing. Compared with the CNC machining, mobile robots have the advantages of high flexibility, large working space, environmental adaptability and parallel coordination. Therefore, mobile robots can be used as the execution of manufacturing equipment. By taking advantage of the flexibility of robots, and digitalizing the work experience into robotic system, it is possible to make the robot as a tireless "skillful craftsman". This provides a new solution for the large and complex components manufacture. This report will combine my research in the field of robotized intelligent manufacturing, and share the research and application experiences of our research team in the field of the robotic mobile processing for large-scale complex components.

 

 

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