General Information


Prof. Vincezo Piuri
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Vincenzo PIURI has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Full Professor in computer engineering at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Mason University, USA. His main research interests are: intelligent systems, computational intelligence, signal and image processing, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, biometrics, theory and industrial applications of neural networks, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, internet-of-things, cloud computing, fault tolerance, digital processing architectures, embedded systems, and arithmetic architectures. Original results have been published in more than 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 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 is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-17), and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002) for the contributions to the advancement of theory and practice of computational intelligence in measurement systems and industrial applications. He is Honorary Professor at the Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary (since 2014), Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China (since 2014), Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan (since 2016).


 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Emanuele Viterbo
Monash University, Australia

Emanuele Viterbo received his degree (Laurea) in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and his Ph.D. in 1995 in Electrical Engineering, both from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy.  From 1990 to 1992 he was with the European Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands, as a patent examiner in the field of dynamic recording and error-control coding. Between 1995 and 1997 he held a post-doctoral position in the Dipartimento di Elettronica of the Politecnico di Torino. In 1997-98 he was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Information Sciences Research Center of AT&T Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA. He became first Assistant Professor (1998) then Associate Professor (2005) in Dipartimento di Elettronica at Politecnico di Torino. In 2006 he became Full Professor in DEIS at University of Calabria, Italy. From September 2010 he is Professor in the ECSE Department and Associate Dean Research Training of the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Emanuele Viterbo is a 2011 Fellow of the IEEE,   a ISI Highly Cited Researcher and Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2011-2013 and 2014-2016). He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, European Transactions on Telecommunications and Journal of Communications and Networks, Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing: Special Issue Managing Complexity in Multiuser MIMO Systems, and Editor of Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory.In 1993 he was visiting researcher in the Communications Department of DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. In 1994 and 1995 he was visiting the cole Nationale Suprieure des Telcommunications (E.N.S.T.), Paris. In 2003 he was visiting researcher at the Maths Department of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2004 he was visiting researcher at the Telecommunications Department of UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil. In 2005, 2006 and 2009 he was visiting researcher at the ITR of UniSA, Adelaide, Australia. In 2007 he was visiting fellow at the Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland.Dr. Emanuele Viterbo was awarded a NATO Advanced Fellowship in 1997 from the Italian National Research Council, the 2012-13 Australia-India Fellowship from the Australian Academy of Science, and the 2013 Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His main research interests are in lattice codes for the Gaussian and fading channels, algebraic coding theory, algebraic space-time coding, digital terrestrial television broadcasting, and digital magnetic recording.


Dr RasidiDr. Mohd Rasidi bin Haji Ibrahim
University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Rasidi bin Haji Ibrahim has earned a Diploma in Tool and Die Technology, Production Technology from German Malaysian Institute, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He is pursuing his Bachelor education in Manufacturing Engineering degree from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, He got his industrial  experienced in Europe while working in a Bray Burner, Leeds UK, Great Britain. In total, He has over 5 years of industrial experience working for well-known companies in the Malaysia and United Kingdom in engineering design and manufacturing specializing in the advance machining and machine building in finite element analysis. He also had working and research experience in advance machining and precision machining focused on the miniature and high precision high-tech component. Upon returning to his home country, Malaysia in 2012, Mohd Rasidi was promptly hired by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) as a senior lecturer and being responsible in advance machining department as a full-time researcher. He also supervises 5 PhD students, 4 master students and plenty of undergraduate students currently. His research is focused on an Advance and Precision Manufacturing machining involving Ultrasonic assisted machining and appointed as a researcher in Precision Machining Center (PREMACH) in UTHM.

Areas of Research Interest
1. Precision and Micro Manufacturing
2. Vibration and Ultrasonic Assisted Machining
3. Design and Develop Machine Building on Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
4. Laser Assisted Machining & Welding
5. Materials Engineering and Fracture Mechanics

Innovation Field of Interest
1. Innovation of Ultrasonic Frequency Manufacturing
2. Micro and Nano Precision manufacturing machining Process
3. Design Innovation of Ultra-precision Micro Machine Assisted Ultrasonic Vibration Cutting



Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM). He has published more than 200 papers in reputable journals and conference proceedings. His research interest is in mixing in stirred vessels, cleaner technology and advanced wastewater treatment. He has supervised more than 80 PhD and Master students. Prior to joining UM, Prof Aziz worked in the oil & gas and food industries. Prof Aziz is actively involved in many consultancy projects, especially in the field of environment. He is currently a Senate and Board Member of University of Malaya. Professor Aziz is also a Professional and a Chartered Engineer and he is one of the Associate Director of Engineering Accrediataion Council, BEM and Board Chair of  Institution of Chemical Engineers, Malaysia.



Asst. Prof. Po-Ya Abel Chuang
University of California, US

Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of California, Merced. His research interests include PEMFC, AEMFC, water electrolysis, thermal management, loop heat pipe, two-phase heat transfer and fluid flow, and porous material. Prof. Chuang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In 2003, he received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. In 2004, Prof. Chuang led research projects at Penn State as a Postdoctoral Scholar to study water distribution in a PEM fuel cell using neutron radiography sponsored by both General Motors and Toyota Motors. Between 2005 and 2011, Prof. Chuang worked at the fuel cell laboratory in General Motors leading efforts in material development, cell integration, and stack diagnostic. Between 2007 and 2011, Prof. Chuang was the team leader at GM responsible for diffusion media development. In 2009, he finished Executive MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. After 2011, Prof. Chuang has been dedicated his fuel cell research work in the academia. Prof. Chuang has more than 10 technical publications and 8 patents. He has also given more than 20 invited talks in international workshops and conferences including Gordon Fuel Cell Conference in Rhode Island, Tianda International Fuel Cell Workshop in Tianjin, Canada-US Fuel Cell Modeling and Characterization Workshop in Canada, etc. Prof. Chuang has also received multiple awards including 2017 Hellman Fellow Award; 2016 Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching award, UC Merced; 2013 Discovery Park Research Fellowship, Purdue University; Honorary Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society; etc.