Arianna Menciassi is Professor of Biomedical Robotics at SSSA and team leader of the “Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies” group at The BioRobotics Institute. For some months between 2013 and 2014, she was Visiting Professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecaniques et des Microtechniques (ENSMM) of Besancon (France), in the FEMTO Institute, and Visiting Professor at the ISIR Institute at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. She has considerable experience in leading interdisciplinary teams toward successful outcomes. In terms of education, she served as preceptor to 10 postdoctoral associates, 15 PhD students and 40 graduate degree recipients. Her main research interests involve biomedical robotics, bio-hybrid systems, microsystem technology, nanotechnology and micromechatronics, with a special attention to the synergy between robot- assisted therapy and micro-nano-biotechnology-related solutions. She carries on an important activity of scientific management of several projects, European and extra-European, thus implying many collaborations abroad and an intense research activity. She is co-author of more than 270 scientific publications (more than 130 on ISI journals) and 6 book chapters on biomedical robots/devices and microtechnology. She is also inventor of 25 patents, national and international. She served in the Editorial Board of the IEEE-ASME Trans. on Mechatronics and she is now Topic Editor in Medical Robotics of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems; she is Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Surgical Robotics, she is the Nanotechnology Technical Committee representative of the steering committee of the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience.
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.
Khalifa University Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems,
United Arab Emirates
Prof. Reinhard Klette is the director of the Centre for Robotics & Vision at Auckland University of
Technology, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, received the
Quancheng Friendship Award in China, and became a Helmholtz Fellow in Germany.
Professor Klette has been working in the area of computer vision for more than 30 years. In 2003 he
published with the late Professor Azriel Rosenfeld of University of Maryland, USA, the first
comprehensive monography on digital geometry (published by Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco). He
has become internationally renowned for his work in vision-based driver assistance since 2006, with
important contributions on performance evaluation and improvements of correspondence algorithms on
real-world video data, supporting, for example, 3D scene reconstruction from a mobile platform.
In 2008 he co-authored (with two of his former PhD students) a research monograph on panoramic
vision (with Wiley, UK), in 2011 a research monograph (also co-authered with a former PhD student)
on shortest paths in Euclidean spaces (with Springer, UK), and in 2017 a research monograph (also coauthered
with a former PhD student) on vision-based driver assistance (with Springer, The
Netherlands). His book entitled “Concise Computer Vision” has been published by Springer, London
(UK) in 2014.
Since 1995, Professor Klette has been invited as a keynote or plenary speaker to international
conferences worldwide. Between April 2011 and October 2013 he has been the founding Editor-in-
Chief of the Journal of Control Engineering and Technology (JCET). He was an Associate Editor of
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) between 2001 and 2008. He
is a steering committee member of the biennial conferences on Computer Analysis of Images and
Patterns, taking place in Europe, and a steering committee member of the Pacific-Rim Symposium on
Image and Video Technology. He is the (local) General Chair of the Asian Conference on Pattern
Professor Klette supervised already 32 PhD students to the successful completion of their PhD
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.
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.
"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."
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.