Keynote Speakers

Prof. LI Youfu,
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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).

Dato' Prof Dr. Ir. Alias Mohd Noor,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Alias Mohd Noor Obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the field of Turbomachinery from University of Bath, England, UK in 1990, and experienced as academician since 1980.
Dr. Alias Mohd Noor is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Turbo-Machinery, Hydraulic Machinery, Fluid Mechanics, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Transfer and Gas Dynamics. He has vast experience in academic administration. He used to be Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Some of his research works through publication were given recognition and won prizes, for example prize for his publication in Journal of Power, Proceedings of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, namely “Arthur Charle’s Main Prize”, awarded by Institute of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom. Currently he is holding administrative posts as Executive Advisor of Low Carbon Transportation Research Centre in collaborating with Imperial College London and as Director of BioMedical Engineering Research Centre. He is responsible in developing the first Turbocharged Engines Laboratory for the country and among the best in the world with the collaboration of Imperial College, University of London, under the umbrella of the joint research centre called LOW CARBON TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTRE UTM-IMPERIAL.

Prof. Jieh-Shian Young
National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Jieh-Shian Young was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 1964. He received the B.S. in Department of Mechanical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinzhu, Taiwan, in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics form National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to 2004, he was a scientist with Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST). He is currently the professor and chairperson of Institute of Vehicle Engineering, National Changhua University of Education (NCUE). He has been also a distinguished professor in NCUE from 2015. His main research interests are centered around the theory and application of robust control, control, robust antiwindup synthesis, steering control, flight control and simulation, mission planning system of tactical fighters, interactive 3D animation programming, hardware in the loop (HIL) simulations, automotive electronics (e.g., CAN Bus system), camber angle and toe angle measuring for wheel alignments, route planning for laser drill machine, etc.

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