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Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Speaker: Prof. Adrian David Cheok

Affiliations: iUniversity, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Adrian David Cheok

Adrian David Cheok AM is Full Professor at i-University Tokyo, Director of the Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at Raffles University, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at University of Novi Sad-Serbia, on Technical faculty “Mihailo Pupin”, Serbia, Faculty of Ducere Business School, and CEO of Nikola Tesla Technologies Corporation.
He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore. He was formerly Professor of Pervasive Computing, University of London, Full Professor and Executive Dean at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan.
In 2019, The Governor General of Australia, Representative of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, has awarded Australia’s highest honour the Order of Australia to Adrian David Cheok for his contribution to international education and research.
He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics.
He has successfully obtained approximately $130 million dollars in funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable computers and mixed reality from Daiwa Foundation, Khazanah National (Malaysian Government), Media Development Authority, Nike, National Oilwell Varco, Defence Science Technology Agency, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Communications and Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore Science Center, and Hougang Primary School. The research output has included many high quality academic journal papers, research awards, keynote speeches, international exhibitions, numerous government demonstrations including to government President and Prime Ministers, broadcast television worldwide broadcasts on his research (such as CNN/ CNBC/ ABC/ Discovery/ National Geographic etc.), and hundreds of international press media articles. (read more)

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Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan

Professor Sule Yildirim Yayilgan works at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK), NTNU since 2009. She received a MSc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, and PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science in 2002. She has worked more than 25 years in academia teaching and doing research and served as Head of the Department between 2005-2009.  She has participated in projects funded by EU Horizon 2020, Eurostars, Erasmus+ programs, the Research Council of Norway, the Regional Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway. She belongs to the Center for Cyber Information Security (ccis.no) and she is leading the research group MR PET: Multidisciplinary Research group on Privacy and data protEcTion. She has been supervising students at different academic levels and has been publishing more than 100 journal and conference papers. 

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Speaker: Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan

Affiliations: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Speaker: Prof. Vaclav Skala

Affiliations: University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic; University of Defence, Czech Republic

Prof. Vaclav Skala

Prof. Vaclav Skala as a professor at the University of West Bohemia (UWB), Pilsen [Plzen] at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has been with the Brunel University at London, U.K., Gavle University, Sweden, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia and others. He has been the Head of the Center of Computer Graphics and Visualization at UWB. Prof. Vaclav Skala is a Fellow of the Eurographics Association. He has been serving as an associate editor of prestigious research journals such as Computers and Graphics (Elsevier), The Visual Computer (Springer), Computer Graphics Forum (John Wiley & Sons.) etc. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of WSCG and Computer Science Research Notes. Prof. Vaclav Skala is active especially within computer graphics and visualization research communities and organizes research-oriented conferences, e.g. WSCG, GraVisMa, HCI-Europe etc. He has also been serving as an international program committee member of many international conferences and a member of editorial boards. Prof. Vaclav Skala has published over 200 research indexed papers in WoS/Publons with more than 675 (WoS), 1105 (Scopus) and 2213 (Google Scholar) citations. His current research is targeted to geometric algebra, meshless (meshfree) methods for scalar and vector field approximation, fundamental algorithms and data structures for computer graphics and visualization.

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Title: Geometric Algebra for Robotics Application and Plücker Coordinates

Abstract: The Plücker coordinates are used in many applications, e.g. robotics, geometry, computer graphics and other fields. In mechanical engineering applications, the Plücker coordinates are used for screws and wrenches representations. In the theory of kinematics, they are used for robot control. In geometry related fields. They are used for line representation in space and relevant operation in geometry related fields, etc. The geometric algebra, which has its origin in the Grassmann algebra, enables efficient computation of the Plücker coordinates. The geometric algebra enables operation with n-dimensional objects in general. This talk will introduce the basic principles of geometric algebra with the Plücker coordinates and its application to robotics. A novel approach to the Plücker coordinates computation using standard matrix algebra using projective space representation will be presented with a direct influence on GPU computation. The matrix-based computation enables fast computation on GPU.

Assoc. Prof. Weria Khaksar

Weria Khaksar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
He is working on different aspects of applied robotics including care-robots, autonomous navigation, and robots in agriculture. He focuses on designing autonomous navigation and SLAM algorithms for applied robotics. He is a part of Robotics group at NMBU, and the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group (ROBIN) at the University of Oslo. He has participated in projects funded by EU Horizon 2020, and the Research Council of Norway. He is a member of the SmartForest Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI), working on bringing industry 4.0 to the Norwegian forest sector through automation and robotics solutions.

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Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Weria Khaksar

Affiliations: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Speaker: Dr. Amizah Malip

Affiliations: Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Amizah Malip

Amizah Malip received the B.Sc. (first class) degree in Mathematics at the International Islamic University Malaysia. She received both the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications and the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics (Cryptography and Information Security) at the Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. Her research interests include cryptographic protocols, cryptographic applications, vehicular communications, privacy, big data, smart city, and blockchain. She has published her work in top tier journals such as in IEEE TVT, IEEE Access, Computer Communications etc and actively serves as an international program committee member of many international conferences.

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Dr. Liming Zhang

Liming Zhang received the B.S. degree in Computer Software at Nankai University, China and M.S. degree in Signal Processing at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. She received her PhD degree in image processing at University of New England, Australia. She is currently an assistant professor in Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau. Her research interests include Signal processing, Image processing, Computer vision and Multimedia computing. She has published over 40 SCI journal papers, including IEEE TIP, IEEE SP, Automatica, IEEE TGRS, etc.

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Speaker: Dr. Liming Zhang

Affiliations: University of Macau, China

Speaker: Dr. Ilya Afanasyev

Kazan Federal University, Russia

Dr. Ilya Afanasyev

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.

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