Prof. Mo El-Hawary, Dalhousie University, Canada (IEEE Life Fellow )

Dr. El-Hawary is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received the Bachelor's degree from the University of Alexandria, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, all in EE. He was Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Federal University of Rio de Janiero and the University of Alexandria. He contributed to optimal operation of integrated power systems and applying computational intelligence to power system operational problems. He authored ten textbooks and research monographs and more than 300 research articles. He is IEEE Press Power Engineering Series Editor, Founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Magazine, Power Letters of PES. He is Associate Editor for the three major Electric Machines and Power Systems' Journals, and Editor, Electrical Power Engineering, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power and Energy Society He served as a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of IEEE, and as President of IEEE Canada. He served on the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, Fellows Committee, IEEE Press Board Chairman, Power Engineering Society (PES): System Operations Committee Chair and, member of HKN Board, and Vice President, Development, IEEE Canada Foundation. He has been recipient of IEEE Canada, W. S. Read Service Award, 2010. In 1999 IEEE awarded him the EAB Meritorious Achievement, Power Engineering Educator of the Year, and IEEE Canada General A.G.L McNaughton Gold

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Prof. Ferial El-Hawary, Dalhousie University, Canada (IEEE Life Fellow )

Dr. Ferial El-Hawary (M'82-S'86-F'99) received the B.Eng. degree from University of Alexandria, and the M. Sc. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in Electrical Engineering; and the Ph.D.
in Oceans Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr. El-Hawary is President of BH Engineering Systems Ltd. She served on the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University, where she established and directed the Modeling & Signal Analysis Research Laboratory. Sustained research contribution devoted to OCEANS Application with significant impact on defense, navigation and Oil & Gas exploration. She has published widely in IEEE Journals. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Ocean Engineering Handbook and served as Associate Editor of IEEE Oceanic Engineering Journal. With more than twenty-five years experience in teaching Electrical and Signal Processing for Oceanic Engineering applications, she has made significant and sustainable contributions in promoting and developing continuing education programs. She is the founder of the Modeling and Signal Analysis Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University, and founder of BH Engineering Systems Ltd., specializing in technology transfer and professional development courses, linking academic innovations to industrial needs
Ferial has been invited by many of the IEEE International Conferences and University Institutions as a Plenary Speaker. Recently, invited by HKUST Univ. Hong Kong, January 2018, talk on: “Overview of Robotics Evolutions Emphasizing Underwater Applications” and Invited by the World Ocean Council (WOC/SOS’2017), Halifax, NS, Canada, December, 2017 Panel Speaker on: “Underwater Robotics: “Status, Trends and Forecast”. Also, she was invited by Guangdong Univ. Guangzhou, China, April, 2017, talk on: “Overview of Robotics Evolutions Emphasizing Underwater Applications”. 

She is IEEE-Canada (Region-7) Director 2008-09, IEEE Conferences Services Committee Member, 2005-07, IEEE History Committee member, IEEE/Oceanic Engineering Society Administrative Committee Member, served as OES Vice-President International Activities, OES Membership Development Committee Chair. Ferial is recognized for her leadership in establishing in the past OES Chapters in Halifax, France, Norway and a joint OES Chapter in Quebec City, Canada. Ferial served as IEEE OCEANS’08 General Co-Chair, IEEE Section Congress’08 and IEEE OCEANS’11 Organizing Committee member. She as the General Chair of IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference IHTC’2014, Montreal and Chair of the Awards Committee of IHTC’2017, Toronto, Canada.

She is the recipient of the IEEE-Systems Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) Outstanding Contribution Award, 2008, IEEE- Educational Activities Board (EAB) Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, 2007, Marine Technology Society (MTS) Ocean Engineering Compass International Award, 2005, the J.J. Archambault IEEE/Eastern Canada Council Merit Award, 2002, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000, IEEE/RAB Achievement Award, 1999  IEEE/OES Distinguished Service Award, 1997,  Fellow of MTS, 1985, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC),1997 and She is a Fellow of IEEE since1999

 

Prof. Meng Joo Er, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Er Meng Joo is currently a Full Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He served as the Founding Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme and an elected member of the NTU Advisory Board and from 2009 to 2012. He served as a member of the NTU Senate Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012.
He has authored five books entitled "Dynamic Fuzzy Neural Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications" and "Engineering Mathematics with Real-World Applications" published by McGraw Hill in 2003 and 2005 respectively, and "Theory and Novel Applications of Machine Learning" published by In-Tech in 2009, "New Trends in Technology: Control, Management, Computational Intelligence and Network Systems" and "New Trends in Technology: Devices, Computer, Communication and Industrial Systems", both published by SCIYO, 18 book chapters and more than 500 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas of interest. Professor Er was bestowed the Web of Science Top 1 % Best Cited Paper and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In recognition of the significant and impactful contributions to Singapore's development by his research projects, Professor Er won the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award twice (2011 and 2015). He is also the only dual winner in Singapore IES Prestigious Publication Award in Application (1996) and IES Prestigious Publication Award in Theory (2001). Recently, he was bestowed the Amity Researcher Award 2018 for his outstanding and significant contributions in Robotics and Automation.
He received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of EEE in 1999, School of EEE Year 2 Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, the Most Zealous Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. He also received the Best Session Presentation Award at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in 2006, Best Paper Award (First Prize) at the International Automatic Control Conference 2016, Best Presentation Award at the IEEE-sponsored International Conference on Intelligent Control, Power and Instrumentation (ICICPI) 2016 and Best Presentation Award at the IEEE-sponsored International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous System (ICoIAS) 2018 . On top of this, he has more than 70 awards received at international and local competitions.
Currently, Professor Er serves as the Editor-in-Chief of 3 international journals, namely International Journal of Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He also serves an Area Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Science and an Associate Editor of 14 refereed international journals, namely IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, ETRI Journal, International Journal of Humanoid Robots, International Journal of Modelling, Simulation and Scientific Computing, International Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, International Journal of Fuzzy and Uncertain Systems, International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing and an editorial board member of the Open Automation and Control Systems Journal and the EE Times.
Professor Er has been invited to deliver more than 60 keynote speeches and invited talks overseas. He has also been active in professional bodies. Under his leadership, the IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the CIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2012 (The Singapore Chapter is the first chapter in Asia to win the award). He was bestowed the IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award (Singapore Section) and the IES Silver Medal in 2011. He is listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013

 

Prof Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical, Industrial & Aerospace Engineering and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Control. He has also held several short-time visiting positions including a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by China's Ministry of Education and JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan.
Dr. Su's research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a recent focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He has made fundamental contribution to modeling and control of nonlinear systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He developed some fundamental properties for the early development of constrained robotic control. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings.
Dr. Su has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He has been on the Editorial Board of several journals, including IFAC's Mechatronics. He served for many conferences as an organizing committee member.

 

ICCR 2019 Speaker

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IEEE Fellow

PROF. MO EL-HAWARY, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, CANADA

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IEEE Fellow

PROF. FERIAL EL-HAWARY, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, CANADA

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Prof. Meng Joo Er, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Prof. Dr. Chun Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada

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