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CCEAI 2018 Speakers

 

Dr. Ara Nefian (Plenary Speaker)

NASA , USA

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Prof. Naira Hovakimyan (Keynote Speaker I) (SM IEEE)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Title of Speech: Aerial Co-robots of Future: How Far We Are?

Biography: Naira Hovakimyan received her MS degree in Theoretical Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in 1988 from Yerevan State University in Armenia. She got her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1992, in Moscow, from the Institute of Applied Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences, majoring in optimal control and differential games. Before joining the faculty of UIUC in 2008, she spent time as a research scientist at Stuttgart University in Germany, at INRIA in France, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she was on faculty of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering of Virginia Tech from 2003 to 2008. She is currently a W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. In 2015 she was named inaugural director for Intelligent Robotics Lab of CSL at UIUC. She has co-authored two books, six patents and more than 300 refereed publications. She was the recipient of the SICE International scholarship for the best paper of a young investigator in the VII ISDG Symposium (Japan, 1996), the 2011 recipient of AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight award and the 2015 recipient of SWE Achievement Award. In 2014 she was awarded the Humboldt prize for her lifetime achievements. In 2015 she was awarded the UIUC Engineering Council award for Excellence in Advising. She is a Fellow and life member of AIAA, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of SIAM, AMS, SWE, ASME and ISDG. She is cofounder and chief scientist of IntelinAir. Her work in robotics for elderly care was featured in the New York Times, on Fox TV and CNBC. Her research interests are in control and optimization, autonomous systems, neural networks, game theory and their applications in aerospace, robotics, mechanical, agricultural, electrical, petroleum, biomedical engineering and elderly care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Desineni Subbaram Naidu (Keynote Speaker) (IEEE Fellow)

Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair
University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Title of Speech: Fusion of Hard and Soft/AI* Control Strategies For a Smart Prosthetic/Robotic Hand

Biography:Desineni “Subbaram” Naidu received MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Control Systems Engineering), from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at IIT; as National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Guidance and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; Old Domain University, Norfolk, VA; as Professor, Associate Dean and Director, School of Engineering at Idaho State University and Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center, Pocatello, Idaho; as National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Center of Excellence in Advanced Flight Research at United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio; asVisiting Research Fellow at Center of Excellence for Shipsand Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; as Academic Guest at Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; as Visiting Professor at Nantong University, Nanton, China; Visiting Research Professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of South Australia in Adelaide; Jiangsu College of Information Technology, Jiangsu, China; as Visiting Professor at the Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Systems Science,  Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China and as Satish Dhawan Endowed Visiting Professor at Indian Inst. of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India.

   
   

 

 

CCEAI 2017 Speakers

 

Prof. Chu Kiong Loo
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Bipin C. Desai
Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Hongjun He
The 21st research institute of China

Electronics technology Group Corporation

 

 

 

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