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Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker

 

Dr. Ilya Afanasyev

Kazan Federal University, Russia

 

Biography: Ilya Afanasyev is an Assistant Professor in Institute of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, Kazan Federal University, Russia (since 2021 - present), and a team leader and an expert of Media Algorithm Team (MAT) in Huawei St. Petersburg Research Center (since Dec. 2019 - present). He graduated in Engineering at Baltic State Technical University (BSTU), Russia, in 2000, and received his Ph.D. in Technical Science at Vavilov State Optical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2006. In 2010-2013 he won a personal Marie Curie grant (€149,000) and worked as a postdoc in Mechatronics Lab at the University of Trento, Italy. In 2015-2021, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Robotics Institute, Innopolis University, Russia, teaching courses in Mobile Robotics, and Sensors. He worked also in industry: in German company “Giesecke & Devrient GmbH” (Senior Engineer, 2007-2010), and Emirate’s company “TGT Gas and Oilfield Service” (Head of Spectral Noise Logging dep., 2013-2015). He has also been engaged in national and international hardware projects for both academy and industry in the region of sensor applications for aerospace (Space Solar Patrol project, Vavilov State Optical Institute, funded by Russian Space Agency, 2000-2006), banking (Banknote-processing machines, funded by “Giesecke & Devrient GmbH”, 2007-2010), robot vision (Laser-Camera Systems, University of Trento, funded by European Union, 2010-2013), mobile robotics (funded by RFBR; Russian Ministry of Education, and Android Technics company, 2015-2018), oilfield service (funded by TGT gas and oilfield company, OAE, 2013-2015), and Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Human-Computer Interaction (funded by Huawei, 2019-present). His main research interests have revolved around Sensors, Perception, Mobile Robotics, and Autonomous Systems. He has published 3 patents and more than 50 papers indexed in Scopus and WoS. He is a reviewer for IEEE T-ASE, IEEE RA-L, IFAC, IEEE CASE, IEEE Access, MDPI Sensors and other conferences and journals.