Dr. Goldenberg is the founder of the field of Robotics at University of Toronto where he has been since 1982 as a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, cross appointed in the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and in the Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently a Professor Emeritus. Dr. Goldenberg is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University and Guest Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.
Dr. Goldenberg has supervised to-date the largest number of graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (46 PhD and 64 MASc). He has an exceptional publication record with over 6500 citations (128 archival journal papers, 294 papers in major conferences, 15 book chapters and 105 patents granted and applied). The citations count is one of the highest in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
From 1975-1981 Dr. Goldenberg has been an employee of SPAR Aerospace Ltd., of Toronto, working on the development of the first Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm).
Dr. Goldenberg is the founder and President of Engineering Services Inc. (ESI) - www.esit.com, established in 1982. ESI is a high-technology company involved in the development of robotics-based automation and technology. Under his leadership the company has achieved significant growth and a global leading role in a wide range of industrial sectors. From 2000-2001 Dr. Goldenberg was also the President of Virtek Engineering Science Inc. (VESI), a high-technology company formed with the acquisition of part of ESI by Virtek Vision International Ltd., a publicly-listed company. Dr. Goldenberg is also President of Anviv Mechatronics Inc. (AMI), which he founded in 2006. Anviv is a high-technology company involved in the development of mechatronics products. In May 2015 ESI has been acquired by a Chinese consortium located in Shenzhen, P.R. China. Dr. Goldenberg has continued to be the President of ESI after the acquisition until the Chinese consortium became a public company in November 2016 listed in Hong Kong and Dr. Goldenberg was appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the public company. He terminated this appointment on May 12, 2019.
As of May 2019, Dr. Goldenberg has returned to the University on part-time basis to work on graduate research in the use of Artificial Intelligence in advanced Robotics, focusing on Personal Service Robots. He also continues his business activities in several ventures in this domain through Anviv Mechatronics Inc., the company he founded in 2006.
Dr. Goldenberg is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEng), and a Designated Consulting Engineer in Ontario. He is the recipient of the 2010 PEO Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship and the 2013 EIC Sir John Kennedy Medal for Outstanding Merit in the Engineering Profession.
Dr. Goldenberg is a former editor of the archival international journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, and a member of the editorial boards of Robotica, Robotics in Japan, Journal of Robotics, Robotics Journal, Scientific World Journal, Industrial Engineering and Management Journal, SOJ Robotics and Automation and International Journal of Automation and Computing.
Dr. Goldenberg obtained his PhD in 1976 from the University of Toronto, and his MSc and BSc degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1969 and 1972, respectively. Dr. Goldenberg was born in Bucharest, Romania.
Khalifa University Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems,
United Arab Emirates
Pascual Campoy is Full Professor on Automatics at the Universidad Politécnica Madrid UPM (Spain) and visiting professor in TUDelft (The Netherlands), he has also been visiting professor at Tong Ji University (Shanghai-China) and Q.U.T. (Australia). He currently lectures on Control, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
He is leading the Research Group on “Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics” at U.P.M. within the Centre of Automatics and Robotics (C.A.R.), whose activities are aimed at increasing the autonomy of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) by exploiting the powerful sensor of Vision, using cutting-edge technologies in Image Processing, Control and Artificial Intelligence.
He has been head director of over 40 R&D projects, including R&D European projects, national R&D projects and over 25 technological transfer projects directly contracted with the industry. He is author of over 200 international scientific publications and nine patents, three of them registered internationally. He is awarded several international prices in UAV competitions: IMAV12, IMAV13, IARC14, IMAV16 and IMAV17.
Currently full professor in intelligent robotics and innovation management at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Stelian Brad comes up with a complex background of about 20 years in software industry, as product or project manager, CEO, entrepreneur and mentor.
He is the president of Cluj IT cluster and chairman of the international cluster network 3B ICT. Stelian holds a PhD in robotics and a PhD in economics. Till now, he had the chance to lead or to be involved in 150+ research and innovation projects, as well as many institutional development initiatives. His current technological focus is on disruptive product-service systems, industry 4.0 and robotic intelligence. On entrepreneurial side, Stelian is leading various initiatives towards collaborative and polycentric innovations, business internationalization, and international and cross-industry strategic alliances. He is also reporting contributions in consultancy projects for communities and companies on shared value, smart specialization, and digital transformation.
Professor Ali Meghdari received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1987. He then joined the robotics group of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a Post-Doctoral research collaborator. In 1988, he accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Tehran. In 1992, he organized and chaired the 1st International Mechanical Engineering Conference in Iran. In 1997, he was granted the rank of Full-Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SUT, and recognized by the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) as the youngest (at age 37) ME full-professor in Iran. During 1996-1999, he chaired the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SUT. During 1993-94, he was a visiting research faculty at the AHMCT center of the University of California-Davis, and from 1999-2000 he served the IBDMS research centre at the Colorado School of Mines, and the Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory (RMMRL) as a visiting research professor. Professor Meghdari has performed extensive research in the areas of robotics, social and cognitive robotics, mechatronics, bio-robotics/nano-manipulation,and modelling of biomechanical systems. He has supervised over 80 M.Sc. Theses and 20 Ph.D. Dissertations, 5 Post-Docs and has published over 250 technical papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He has been the recipient of various scholarships and awards, the latest being: the 2012 Allameh Tabatabaei distinguished professorship award by the National Elites Foundation of Iran (BMN), the 2001 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Professorship Award from the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology (MSRT) in Iran, and the 1997 ISESCO Award in Technology from Morocco. He was nominated and elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2001. From 2001-2010, he was the Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Sharif University of Technology. During this period he also had a key role on the establishment of SUT's International Campus in Kish Island. He was the founder and Director of the newly established Department of Languages and Linguistics (LLC) in SUT from 2009-2012. From 2013-2015 he served as the Project Manager for the SUT's new Research & Technology Campus(RTC), and the Dean of Center for Faculty Hiring and Promotions at the Islamic Azad University (IAU). From 2015-2018 he was the General Director for Office of Education, Research, and Technology (Ministry of Energy, M.o.E). He is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics and Automation (CEDRA). He is on the editorial board of various engineering journals, Special Issue Editor for Socio-Cognitive Engineering (SCE) of Scientia Iranica, and since 2005 has been elected as an affiliate member of the Iranian Academy of Sciences (IAS).
Dr. Bojan Jerbić is a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Department for Robotics and Automation of Manufacturing Systems.
His scientific research is in the field of artificial intelligence in robotics, especially behavioristic problems. He is engaged in the research and development of intelligent control models for multi-agent robotic systems, the interaction of robots and humans and robotic models of consciousness.
Thanks to the research projects implemented in cooperation with the industry, he developed one of the most advanced laboratories for applied robotics and autonomous systems in Europe, where his students have a rare opportunity to educate themself on the cutting-edge technology. Currently, he is the head of research project ACRON: A New Concept of Applied Cognitive Robotics in Clinical Neuroscience in which new grounds for intelligent control models are established, based on interaction, learning and machine self-awareness, pushing the boundaries of robotic application. Thanks to the original approaches to robotic control that he developed with his colleagues, project of the application of robots in neurosurgery is in the stage of clinical trials, opening a whole new era of robotic application in medicine.
Dr. Li obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. He obtained his PhD degree in robotics from the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK, in 1993. From 1993 to 1995, he worked as a research staff in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. He joined City University of Hong Kong in 1995. Dr. Li's research interests include robot vision, visual tracking, robot sensing and sensor based control, mechatronics and automation. In these areas, he has published over a hundred papers in refereed international journals. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE).
José Luis Verdegay Galdeano is Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada since 1990. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Mathematics (1975) and Doctor of Science (1981) from the University of Granada . Currently teaches at the School of Computer Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada.
has been Principal Investigator in numerous regional, national and international research projects subsidized with public funds.
He is editor of the International Journal Fuzzy Sets and Systems and member, among others, of the Editorial Committees of the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems (IJUFKS) , Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making , Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems , Control and Cybernetics and Memetic Computing .
It also forms part of the Program Committee of congresses in its area of specialization ( IEEE , IPMU , IFSA , ...).
As far as publications are concerned, he has directed seventeen doctoral theses , is editor, co-editor or author of sixteen books on topics of his specialty and has published more than 300 scientific articles in journals, conferences and books of his field of interest .
José Luis Verdegay has the special teaching category of Guest Professor of the José Antonio Echeverría Polytechnic Higher Institute of Havana and the Marta Abreu de las Villas Central University , both of Cuba. He is a "fellow" of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) , " IEEE Senior Member", and an Honorary Member of the Academy of Mathematics and Computing of Cuba.
Eduard Babulak is accomplished international scholar, researcher, consultant, educator, professional engineer and polyglot, with more than 30 years of experience. He served as Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Ethics, Professional and Conference Committee. He was Invited Speaker at the University of Cambridge, MIT, Yokohama National University and University of Electro Communications in Tokyo, Japan, and other prestigious academic institutions worldwide. His academic and engineering work was recognized internationally by the Engineering Council in UK, the European Federation of Engineers and credited by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and APEG in British Columbia in Canada. He was awarded higher Postdoctoral degree DOCENT - Doctor of Science (DSc) in the Czech Republic, PhD, MSc, and High National Certificate (HNC) diplomas in the United Kingdom, as well as, the MSc, and BSc diplomas in Electrical Engineering, Slovakia. He is Fellow of the Royal Society RSA, London, UK; Chartered Fellow, Mentor and Member of the ELITE Group of the British Computer Society, London, UK; 2013-2014 Invited Panel Member for the DoD & National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, USA; Expert Consultant for HORIZON 2020 & CORDIS FP6 - FP7 European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, etc. He communicates in 14 languages and his biography was cited in the Cambridge Blue Book, Cambridge Index of Biographies and number of issues of Who’s Who.
Mostafa El Mallahi is a professor of computer sciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Fes, from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University. His research interests include image
processing, pattern classification, orthogonal systems, neural networks, big data,
data mining, data science, deep learning.
Magnus S Magnusson, Research Professor. Ph.D. in 1983, University of Copenhagen. Author of the T-pattern model and the corresponding detection algorithms in the T-pattern detection and Analysis software THEMETM (PatternVision.com). He has focused on real-time organisation of behavior, co-directed DNA analysis, published numerous papers and given invited talks and keynotes at universities in Europe, USA and Japan and at international conferences in ethology, psychology, neuroscience, mathematical sciences, science of religion, proteomics and mass spectrometry. Deputy Director 1983-1988 in the Museum of Mankind, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Repeatedly invited Professor in psychology and ethology (the biology of behavior) at the University of Paris, V, VIII and XIII. Since 1991, Founder and Director of the Human Behavior Laboratory (hbl.hi.is), University of Iceland. He works in collaboration between now 32 universities on Methodology for the Analysis of Social Interaction (MASI) initiated in 1995 at the Sorbonne, Paris based on “Magnusson’s analytical model
Sergey Olegovich Kramarov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Chief Researcher of Surgut State University. Author of about 400 scientific works, including patents, articles in leading international journals and monographs. He is the head of the scientific school "Features of formation and prediction of macroscopic properties of micro-heterogeneous objects and systems, Kramarov Sergey Olegovich defended the Candidate’s dissertation in 1979 and the Doctorial dissertation in physical and mathematical sciences in 1989. At present he is Chief researcher in Surgut State University. He is the author of more than 350 scientific works, such as 11 monographs, 29 patents and inventions, articles in international science journals. Under his scientific guidance seventeen candidates and one doctor defended their dissertations, number of scientific projects are realized, which results were the winners of competitions of international and Russian grants of different levels, included such as International Soros Fund, IREX Fund (USA), programs of TACIS, Fund of modern natural sciences, Fund “Dynasty” and others. Also Prof. Kramarov is Regional Coordinator of the company Casio in the South of Russia. In different periods of his scientific activities he was participant of number of science and expert councils and editorial boards of scientific journals. At present he takes part in editorial board of scientific journals, such as International scientific journal “Modern international technologies and IT education”, “Russian technological journal” and others. Science interests of Prof. Kramarov are in the field of researches of complex objects and systems and use of modern informational technologies. He often takes part in international conferences (The USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, China and others). Prof. Kramarov was awarded the number of state and public awards: “Inventor of The USSR”, by medal “Labore et scientia”, by medal of “A. Nobel” and others. He is the Head of scientific and researcher school “The features of formation and forecast of macroscopic qualities of micro-inhomogeneous objects and systems
Shengxiang Yang is Professor of Computational Intelligence and Director of the Centre of Computational Intelligence (CCI), De Montfort University. Before joining the CCI in July 2012, he worked at Brunel University, University of Leicester, and King's College London as a Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, and Post-doctoral Research Associate, respectively.
Shengxiang's main research interests lie in evolutionary computation. He is particularly active in the area of evolutionary computation in dynamic and uncertain environments. Shengxiang has also published on the application of evolutionary computation in communication networks, logistics, transportation systems, and manufacturing systems, etc.
My research interest covers the following areas: genetic and evolutionary computation, memetic computing, swarm intelligence (particle swarm optimization and ant colony optimization), estimation of distributions algorithms, meta-heuristics and hyper-heuristics, artificial neural networks for scheduling, computational intelligence for combinatorial, multi-objective, and dynamic optimization problems, intelligent systems, bioinformatics, data mining and intelligent data analysis, network flow problems and algorithms, and relevant real-world applications.
I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS), a Member of the IEEE CIS Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee (ISATC), and a Member of the IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee (ECTC). I was the Founding Chair of the IEEE CIS ISATC Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems (TF-INS, 2012-2017) and the Chair of the IEEE CIS ECTC Task Force on Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments (ECiDUE, 2011-2017).
Anastasia Angelopoulou is a Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor) of Mathematics and Computer Graphics at the Dept. of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster, UK, since 2005, and a researcher at the Cognitive Computing Research Lab, University of Westminster.
She also a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a certified STEM Ambassador.
She have more than 5 years industry experience in UK and Greece, and she worked as image processing assistant and software developer in companies such as Incredible Networks Ltd., FLAG Atlantic UK Limited, and ALPHABET ABEE.
Her research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine Learning with emphasis on tracking/recognizing gestures in sign languages, human emotions and its applications in Affective Computing and Social Robotics. More specifically, in Brain-Computer Interaction using physiological signal analysis for emotion assessment (e.g. EEG) and in the analysis and recognition of facial and body gestures and emotions in adults and children using biosensors such as GSR.
"Juan Luis Castro holds the degrees of Bachelor of Mathematics (1988) and Doctor of Mathematics (1991) from the University of Granada. He is Full Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada and he currently teaches at the School of Computer Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada.
His research interest include neural networks, fuzzy systems, machine learning, and related applications. He has published three books, more than 150 research papers in journals, conferences and books of his field of interest, and he serves as a Reviewer for some journals and international conferences on these topics.
He has been Principal Investigator in several regional, national and international research projects subsidized with public funds and and several technological transfer projects directly contracted with the industry. He has been the founder of Virtual Solutions & Artificial Intelligence, a technology-based company that was created with the goal of providing Intelligent Systems with Natural Language. He is currently the head of the research group on “Computational Intelligence” in the University of Granada."
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Prof. Chan obtained his B.Math. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Statistics in 1984 and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Systems Design Engineering in 1985 and 1989 respectively from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Soon after graduation, he joined the IBM Canada Laboratory in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as a software analyst and was involved in the development of multimedia and software engineering tools. He joined the Ryerson University as an Associate Professor in 1993 and in 1994, he returned to Hong Kong to join The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Computing. Chan’s research interests are in Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Fuzzy Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering. He has published 250 research papers in these areas in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also served been serving actively as organizer and Program Committee member of numerous conferences in his research areas. Chan’s research has been supported by the Research Grants Council and the Innovation and Technology Commission and the industry. He has been active in “knowledge transfer” through his published work and through consulting and contract research.
Pasquale Arpaia took Master Degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Napoli Federico II (Italy), where he is full professor of Instrumentation and Measurements. He is also Team Manager at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
He is Associate Editor of the Institute of Physics Journal of Instrumentation, Elsevier Journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, MDPI Instruments. He is Editor at Momentum Press of the Book Collection “Emerging Technologies in Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors”. In last years, he was scientific responsible of more than 30 awarded research projects in cooperation with industry, with related patents and international licences, and funded 4 academic spin off companies. He acted as scientific evaluator in several international research call panels. He has served as organizing and scientific committee member in several IEEE and IMEKO Conferences. He is plenary speaker in several scientific conferences.
His main research interests include digital instrumentation and measurement techniques for particle accelerators, evolutionary diagnostics, distributed measurement systems, ADC modelling and testing. In these fields, he published several books, and about 280 scientific papers in journals and national and international conference proceedings. His PhD students were awarded in 2006 and 2010 at IEEE I2MTC, as well as in 2016 and 2012, 2018 at IMEKO TC-10 and World Conferences, respectively.
Yu-Sheng Lu received the B.S. degree with two majors in mechanical and electrical engineering from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1995. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR, Germany. From 2000 to 2008, he was with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. In 2008, he moved to the Department of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University. His research interests include sliding-mode control and intelligent control with applications to microprocessor-controlled mechatronic systems.
Chengdu University of Information Technology
Chengdu University of Information Technology
Haoxi Zhang is an Associate Professor from the Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Knowledge Engineering from the University of Newcastle, and the master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests are experience-oriented knowledge representation, commonsense representation and enhanced intelligent systems, Internet of Things, and Robotics. He has published more than 30 reputed journals and conference papers.
Abderrahmane is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at : Department of Computer Science / Faculty of Sciences/ Mohammed V University. He graduated Ph.D in Computer Science From ENSIAS College of IT. and he is an active member of IPSS Team (Intelligent Processing Systems & Security) . His fields of research covers, Detection, Tracking, Profile Analysis and Re-Identification in Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems and all connected fields of Big Data Analysis applied to Computer vision and also, BlockChain, Iot and Cloud Computing, etc.
He is also, author and co-author of several publications in international journals and conferences. He also, member of several editorial board of international journals and TPC member of several international conferences.
Then, he is member of Two International Active Projects.
Abderrahmane is IBM certified in Big Data, BlockChain, IoT, Cloud Computing and Applications