Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Chiharu Ishii
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Hosei University, Japan
Chiharu Ishii received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Japan in 1997. He worked at Ashikaga Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2002, at Kogakuin University between 2002 and 2009, and at Shibaura Institute of Technology between 2009 and 2010. He has been working at Hosei University since 2010, and currently working as a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hosei University. Dr. Chiharu Ishii has received several awards such as The Best Paper Award in the area of Tactile and Haptic Interfaces at the 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2011); Best Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Instrumentation (ICCSE 2012); Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA 2013); Excellent Oral Presentation Award, at the 4th International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2017). He is currently a member of IEEE, SICE, JSME, RSJ, IEEJ and JSCAS. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Wai Yuen Szeto
The University of Hong Kong
Dr.Wai Yuen Szeto is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Transport Studies at that university. Dr. Szeto is a Top 1 % Scholar (2015-2017) according to ISI's Essential Science Indicators. His current h-index is 38 (Google scholars). Dr. Szeto is an author of around 120 refereed journal papers, with two papers in Operations Researchand more than 25 papers in Transportation Research Part B. His publications have been cited over 4370 times (Google scholars). The publications are related to public bikes, dynamic traffic assignment, transport network design, public transport, network reliability, transport big data, taxi, game theoretic approaches to transport and logistic problems, modeling land use, transport and environment interaction, and sustainable transport. He received the World Conference on Transport Research Prize (2001), the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies Outstanding Paper Award (2003), the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Outstanding Dissertation Paper Award and the Gordon Newell Memorial Prize (2005), the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers (2008), and the Best Paper Award in the 10th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (2018).
Currently, Dr. Szeto is an Editorof Transportmetrica B, the Editor in Asian Region of International Journal of Transportation, an Area Editorof Networks and Spatial Economics, an Associate Editorof Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportmetrica A, Travel Behaviour and Society, and anEditorial Board Memberof Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Research Part D, Transportation Research Part E, Journal of Advanced Transportation, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. He is also a Guest Editorof 8 journals and a reviewer for about 60 international journals. He received Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Transportation Research Part B and Part C in 2013.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew
Capitol Technical University, USA
A very highly qualified academic with extensive experiences in industry and internationally recognised researcher with extensive teaching experience at all levels of education. Conference and journal publication of 70 over 29 years, six books and numerous Keynote presentations around the world. Has supervised 88 students to their doctoral completion in USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Kenya and South Africa. Extensive consultancy experience internationally for multi-nations and organisations. Leading a global doctorate program of in excess of 200 students. Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technical University, Laurel, Maryland USA.
Title: Practical Robotics and Vehicles Research for World Wide Applications
Abstract: This presentation will present the research findings and future research expectations from the research at Capitol Technology University. Robotics are now being used in the aviation industry and most commercial aircraft are cannot be produced with advanced robotics manufacturing. Yet they cannot be used for many critical tasks or dexterous applications. Whilst, vehicles are ready to be used totally unmanned in many countries there are real reason and questions to solve before possible. What are the differences, why and how is this gap possible to be bridge. The research to expand vehicles in the total environment is also introduced and how research needs to address other issues to move the subject forward.