“Machine Learning in Biomedical image reconstruction”
Dr. Leslie Ying is the Furnas Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. She received her B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1997 and both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Prior to joining University at Buffalo in 2012, she was a faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Her research interests include magnetic resonance imaging, compressed sensing, image reconstruction, and machine learning. She has contributed to the advancement of various biological and medical imaging modalities using computational methods. Dr. Ying received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2009. She was elected as an Administrative Committee member of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in 2013-2015. She was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, a Deputy Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and an editorial board member of Scientific Reports. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging since 2019. She is a Fellow of AIMBE.
Dario De Santis
"the role of collaboration technologies in a hybrid workplace era"
As part of the Workplace Transformation initiative, Dario is leading a product team in San Jose, focused on fostering emerging workflows through intelligent Webex wearable devices. Since he joined Cisco in 2016, he led several product initiatives aiming at redefining desk and meeting room experiences through AI, combined with innovative devices. Previously, Dario worked at Covisint as the Product Manager of their IoT Cloud platform from scratch to market, and led both Product and Engineering teams at noHold (2015 Gartner Cool Vendor), a pioneer in offering NLP-based Virtual Assistants for customer support. He has a BS and MS in Computer Science and Management, along with an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management where he specialized in strategy and innovation.
"Emerging DC Power Systems and DC Fault Protection Technologies"
Dr. John Shen is Grainger Chair Professor of Electrical and Power Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He has more than 30 years of industrial, academic, and entrepreneurial experience in power electronics and power semiconductor devices with over 300 publications and 18 issued U.S. patents in these areas. He has been involved in circuit breaker research since 2013, and is an inventor of several patents and an author of 25 publications on the subject. He serves as PI of an ARPA-E CIRCUITS project on low-voltage solid-state circuit breakers and co-PI on an ARPA-E BREAKERS project on MVDC hybrid circuit breakers. He is a recipient of the 2012 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award, the 2012 E. T. Walton Fellowship from Science Foundation of Ireland, and the 2020 Illinois Institute of Technology Senior Faculty Sigma Xi Research Award. He has served the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) in various capacities including Vice President of Products, AdCom member, Chair of Distinguished Lecturers Program, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, Guest Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He has been on the organizing or technical program committee of over 30 international conferences in the field, and served as the General Chair of the 2016 Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE2016) and the 2018 International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & IC’s (ISPSD2018). He is a Fellow of IEEE and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.
"In this keynote speech, Elodie Viau will explore how her Telecommunications and Integrated Applications directorate at the European Space Agency (ESA) is boosting development of satellite communication systems for space and non-space sectors to improve connectivity on Earth, and even on the Moon. The speech will cover innovative ESA programs including space for 5G and 6G, safety and security, as well as lunar, optical and quantum communications."
Elodie Viau was born in Angers, France. She gained her MSc degree in telecommunications from Télécom SudParis in 2007, an MSc in Space Studies and Management from the International Space University in 2008 and an MBA from the Open University in the UK in 2018.
For the past 12 years, Elodie Viau has worked for SES, one of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators, based in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. She began her career with SES on a two-year Leadership Development Programme, working in a variety of roles on four missions within SES subsidiaries in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and USA.
In 2010, Elodie moved to SES Technology, Space Systems and Operations, in Toulouse, France, as a Satellite Programmes Senior Engineer. Here she served as Deputy Programme Manager for six satellites (ASTRA 1N, 2F, 2E, 2G, 5B and SES-6) built by Airbus Space. Between 2014 and 2018, Elodie was the Programme Manager for the SES-10, SES-12 and SES-14 satellites built by Airbus Space.
In 2018, Elodie moved back to Luxembourg to become Senior Manager and then Director of SES New Space Segment Development and, until recently, she was Vice-President for SES Technology Programme Management.
"Electronics for medical applications. Lab-on-chip devices for radiopharmacy"
Antonio Luque currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the
Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Seville. He has authored
20 journal papers, 40 conference papers, 3 book chapters, and a text book, in
addition to supervising two PhD students. He has been invited researcher and
teacher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland),
Auburn University (AL, USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands),
Jade University (Germany), Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and Tech
Institute of Monterrey (Mexico). In IEEE he is currently serving, among other
positions, as 2021-2022 Director of Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, and
Abdallah A. Chehade
" Predictive Analytics and Condition Monitoring of IoT Systems"
Abdallah A. Chehade received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, in 2011 and the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, the M.S. degree in industrial engineering, and the Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014, 2014, and 2017, respectively. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research interests are safety of AI, reliability, deep learning, data fusion for process modeling and optimization of data-analysis. Dr. Chehade is a member of INFORMS, IEEE, and IISE.
"Designing emerging technologies that work for humans: The interaction component"
Areen Alsaid is a research scientist at Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Ford, Areen completed her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020, and MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from the University of Central Florida in 2016. Her research interests lie in estimating the user state and developing effective mitigation strategies to smooth the interaction between humans and technology. Her present focus is on estimating users’ emotional state through physical manifestations and contextual information, to develop adaptive personalized vehicle automation. Areen’s work has been published in several high impact journals including Human Factors and Expert Systems.
" Recent Advances in Inverter and Battery Integration in PV Systems"
Issa Batarseh is currently a Professor of electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF and serving as the director of the Florida Power Electronics Center. His research interests focus on power electronics and high-frequency, smart grid-tied PV energy conversion systems. His research team has been leading the design, development, and commercialization of smart microinverters and EV chargers. He has co-founded three start-up companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and has been inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Batarseh is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
“Artificial Intelligence in Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing and Internet-of-Things”
Vincenzo Piuri has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (1989). He is Full Professor in computer engineering at the University of Milan, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and visiting researcher at George Mason University, USA.
His main research interests are: artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, intelligent systems, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, signal and image processing, biometrics, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, digital processing architectures, fault tolerance, cloud computing infrastructures, and internet-of-things. Original results have been published in 400+ papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters.
He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He is President of the IEEE Systems Council (2020-21) and IEEE Region 8 Director-elect (2021-22), and has been IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities (2015), IEEE Director, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, and Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
He has been Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-19). He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, and IEEE Access.
He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002) and the IEEE TAB Hall of Honor (2019). He is Honorary Professor at: Obuda University, Hungary; Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China; Northeastern University, China; Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan; Amity University, India; and Galgotias University, India.
“Power Conversion for IIoT Applications: Design Considerations and Challenges”
Nasser Kutkut received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, in 1989, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1990, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and the M.B.A. degree in management and entrepreneurship, both from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, in 1995 and 2001, respectively, and the Doctorate in Business Administration in entrepreneurship and marketing from Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France, in 2013. Between 1995 and 1998, he was a Senior Scientist with Soft Switching Technologies, Middleton, WI, USA, where he was involved in the design and development of power electronic converters and systems. Between 1998 and 2008, he was the founder and CEO of Power Designers, LLC, in Madison, WI, USA, where he successfully developed and commercialized a line of advanced high frequency and high efficiency fast and opportunity chargers and battery monitors for the industrial motive power battery market. Between 2008 and 2015, he was with the University of Central Florida where he was a Lecturer at the Department of Management, College of Business. Between 2015 and 2019, he was partner and CTO of Advanced Charging Technologies in Orlando, FL, where he led the development of the industry’s first line of industrial IoT battery chargers and battery monitors. Since 2017, he has been the founder and CEO of Smart Charging Technologies LLC in Orlando, FL, a high-tech firm specializing in innovative IoT energy management solutions and energy management services.
Dr. Kutkut is a serial entrepreneur and has more than 25 years of technology leadership and management experience developing and commercializing innovative battery management technologies for motive and stationary power battery markets. He has a wide array of business expertise in the areas business start-ups, sales and marketing strategy development, technology and product development, as well as extensive technical expertise in the areas of renewable energy power systems, battery charging and monitoring technologies for motive power applications. He is a holder of 23 issued U.S. and international patents and has published more than 80 papers in leading technical and trade journals.
“Power Conversion for IIoT Applications: Design Considerations and Challenges”
Ghaleb Abdulla is a senior Member of Technical Staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a Department of Energy research laboratory. Since joining LLNL in 2000, Dr. Abdulla embraced projects that depend on teamwork and data sharing. His tenure includes establishing partnerships with universities seeking LLNL’s expertise in HPC and large-scale data analysis. He supported approximate queries over large-scale simulation data sets for the AQSim project and helped design a multi-petabyte database for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Dr. Abdulla used machine learning (ML) to inspect and predict optics damage at the National Ignition Facility and leveraged data management and analytics to enhance HPC energy efficiency. He served as the lead for the Operational Data Analytics team under the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group. He also led the Cancer Registry of Norway project developing personalized prevention and treatment strategies through pattern recognition, ML, and time-series statistical analysis of cervical cancer screening data and was awarded the DOE Secretary’s Appreciation Award for his work to help with the Cancer moonshot presidential initiative. Dr. Abdulla served as the PI of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) —an international collaboration that manages a global climate database for more
than 25,000 users on six continents. He chaired the ESGF international Executive committee and served as member of the Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) Infrastructure Panel (WIP) that operates under the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
He also served as the director for the Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) at LLNL. He established a data science internship program and helped several universities create data science curriculum targeted to graduate students who can help with scientific data analytics.
In 2020 Dr. Abdulla was chosen as one of the 50 for 50 spotlights which highlights the most influential graduates from Virginia Tech computer science department.
Currently he serves as Deputy program manager for WCI data infrastructure and leads the data infrastructure and analytics team.