Cengiz Kahraman Department of Industrial Engineering Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Cengiz Kahraman
Cengiz Kahraman is a full Professor at Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul
Technical University (ITU). His research areas are engineering economics, quality
management, statistical decision making, multiple criteria decision making, and fuzzy
decision making. He published about 200 journal papers, about 160 conference papers and 70
book chapters. He is in the editorial boards of 20 international journals and edited 10
international books from Springer. He guest-edited many special issues of international
journals and organized international conferences. He was the vice dean of ITU Management
Faculty between the years 2004-2007 and the head of ITU Industrial Engineering Department
between the years 2010-2013.
Z. Kang Georgia Tech Research Institute 1473 Willow Lake Dr, Apt C Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of Z. Kang
Dr. Zhitao Kang is a Senior Research Engineer in Georgia Tech Research Institute and an Adjunct
Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current
research interest focuses on optic and electronic materials development, thin film growth and processing,
photonic/optoelectronic devices fabrication. He developed and worked on various phosphor and scintillator
materials and luminescent nanocrystals for lighting, display, scintillation and biological applications. He has
over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings and holds a few patents.
X. Li Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of X. Li
Dr. Xinying Li is an outstanding scientist in the area of large-capacity
long-distance fiber-wireless integration systems and networks. She
earned Ph.D. degree from Fudan University and then has been
conducting research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of
Technology. She has authored and co-authored 174 peer-reviewed
technical journal and international conference papers. She also has
made a number of major presentations at recognized conferences
including OFC, ECOC, and SPIE Photonics West, and has been a
reviewer for several top journals in her field. She now serves as Associate Editor of
Recent Patents on Engineering and Digital Communications and Networks.
Zeshui Xu received the Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering
from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2003. He is a Distinguished Young
Scholar of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Chang
Jiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education of China. He is currently a Professor
with the Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He has
contributed more than 500 journal articles to professional journals. His current
research interests include information fusion, decision making, and fuzzy sets.
T. Abdelouahed University of Sidi Bel Abbes Sidi Bel Abbes Algeria Biography
Biography of T. Abdelouahed
Prof. Tounsi Abdelouahed is currently working in the Department of Civil Engineering (Faculty of Technology) at University of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria. His specialization is in Mathematical Modeling of Mechanical behavior of Composite Structures. Moreover, his research interests lie in the areas of Non-local Elasticity, FEM, Composite Structures, Functionally graded Materials, Nanostructures and Nano-Biology. Prof. Abdelouahed is the editorial board member of 7 renowned scientific journals. He, as an author/co-author, has published more than 200 articles in various journals.
J. Cao Southeast University Department of Mathematics China Biography
Biography of J. Cao
Jinde Cao (M’07-SM’07-F’16) is a Distinguished Professor, the Dean of Department of
Mathematics and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network
Sciences at Southeast University. From July 2001 to June 2002, he was a Postdoctoral
Research Fellow at the Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering,
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Professor Cao was an Associate Editor of the
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Journal of the Franklin Institute and
Neurocomputing. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics,
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation,
and Neural Networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Member of the Academy of Europe. He
has been named as Highly-Cited Researcher in Mathematics, Computer
Science and Engineering by Thomson Reuters.
J.D. Clayton New York University New York USA Biography
Biography of J.D. Clayton
Dr. Clayton obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from
the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002. Dr. Clayton is
now a Research Team Leader and Fellow of the U.S. Army
Research Laboratory (Maryland, USA) and an adjunct
professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has
served as a visiting scholar at the Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences and Columbia University (New York,
USA). He has published over 60 journal articles and two
books dealing with topics in solid mechanics, condensed
matter physics, applied mathematics, and materials science.
H. Dong School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University Daqing P. R. China Biography
Biography of H. Dong
Dr. Dong received the Ph.D. degree in Control Science and Engineering in 2012 from
Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. From January 2011 to January 2012, she
was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel
University, London, U.K. From November 2012 to October 2014, she was an Alexander
von Humboldt research fellow at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany.
She is currently a professor with the College of Electrical and Information Engineering,
Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China. She has published more than 40 papers
in refereed international journals.
Dr. Dong is serving as a Regional Editor of this journal and an Associate Editor for four
international journals, including Systems Science and Control Engineering, Journal of
The Franklin Institute, Neurocomputing and Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing.
E.J. Sapountzakis University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of E.J. Sapountzakis
Dr. Evangelos Sapountzakis is Civil Engineer, Professor at the Institute of
Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research of the National Technical
University of Athens (NTUA). Diploma from NTUA (1984), MSc and DIC
degrees from Imperial College, London (1985), PhD degree from NTUA
Apart from NTUA, he is also Professor of Structural Analysis at the School of
Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Open University.
His published research comprises 105 original papers in international
journals, 143 papers in international conference proceedings, 12 Chapters in
books and 5 educational books, while he is the editor of 4 Books or
Conference Proceedings. Honorary Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Academic Editor,
Regional Editor and Associate Editor of international journals.
He has extensive experience (30 years) in the design and analysis of bridge
and other large scale structural projects.
Editorial Board Members
T Allahviranloo Daneshgahe Azad Eslami, Science and Research Branch Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of T Allahviranloo
Tofigh Allahviranloo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Tabriz, Iran and a doctorate
(Ph.D.) in Numerical analysis from IAU Science and Research Branch, Tehran Iran. He works at IAU
Science and Research Branch in Iran, and has taught at Izmir University, Turkey and was a research
professor in UPEI Canada. Prof. Allahviranloo has published 190 papers and 9 books in the areas of Fuzzy
numerical analysis, Fuzzy support decision system and the Intelligent decision science.
He is the editor in chief of two journals and associate editor of some other journals.
W. Budzianowski Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw Poland Biography
Biography of W. Budzianowski
Wojciech Budzianowski is an Associate Professor at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland. He received his PhD in chemical engineering with specialty energy (1998) and DSc in mechanical engineering with specialty energy (2014). Involved in consultancies for national and international R&D agencies, various organisations and industries. A specialist in energy, process engineering as well as in innovative business development. Editor (area Bioenergy) on scientific journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier). Founder of Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business (RESRB) conference.
R. Capozucca Polytechnic of Marche Ancona Italy Biography
Biography of R. Capozucca
Confirmed Associate Professor of Structural Engineering – Vice Director Dept. DICEA
Faculty of Engineering, University Polytechnic of Marche, Ancona, Italy
Author of approximately 140 scientific publications in the following main fields of research: masonry structures; damage in reinforced concrete beams; composite materials in civil structures.
Participation of scientific committees of Conferences and Organizer of sessions.
Member of Int. Council Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) as masonry structure expert in Commission W023 - Wall Structures. Elected Convenor of Seismic Work Group in 2013 – CIB Commission W023 - Wall Structures.
Reviewer of international scientific journals and Editorial board member.
S. Cebi Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of S. Cebi
Dr. Selcuk Cebi is currently an Associated Professor of Industrial Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. He received PhD degree from Industrial Engineering Program of Istanbul Technical University in 2010 and MSc from Mechanical Engineering Department of Karadeniz Technical University in 2004. His current research interests are Customer oriented product development, Decision support systems, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and Risk Management. He published more than 40 international journal papers having over 1800 total citations.
K.W. Chau The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hunghom Hong Kong Biography
Biography of K.W. Chau
Prof. K.W. Chau was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree with First
Class Honours by the University of Hong Kong, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering
degree with Distinction by the University of Hong Kong, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree
by University of Queensland in Australia. He is currently Professor in Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is very active in
undertaking research works and the scope of his research interest is very broad, covering
numerical flow modeling, water quality modeling, hydrological modeling, knowledge-based
system development and artificial intelligence applications. Prof. Chau has published over 160
Science Citation Index journal papers and the total number of non-self citations is over 7,000.
C.H. Chen Nanyang Technol. University Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of C.H. Chen
Chun-Hsien Chen is Associate Professor and Director of the Design Stream in the School of Mechanical &
Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in
Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial
Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design &
development experience in the industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/humancentric/
consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences,
engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design. He has more than 150
publications in these areas.
L.W.H. Cheung The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin Hong Kong Biography
Biography of L.W.H. Cheung
Professor Cheung is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Musculoskeletal Laboratories, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, CUHK. He is also a Programme Committee Member of Biomedical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK. His research interest is tissue regeneration using biophysical intervention or mechanical stimulation. He serves as reviewers for professional societies; meanwhile, he is editorial board members of a few international journals and ad hoc reviewers of >20 professional journals. He has published >80 peer-reviewed international articles, 7 book chapters, >250 conference abstracts, 1 book editor and obtained 4 patents (1 PCT and 3 US/China).
W. Chu The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon Hong Kong
S. Comani University "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of S. Comani
Silvia Comani is Associate Professor of Applied Physics and
Director of the BIND – Behavioral Imaging and Neural
Dynamics Center (www.bindcenter.eu) at the University “G.
d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). Prof. Comani is affiliated
to the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical
Sciences of the University “G. d’Annunzio”, and is Scientific
Consultant for Translational and Technological Innovation in
Neuroscience at the private hospital “Casa di Cura Villa
Serena”, Città S. Angelo (Pescara, Italy). Prof. Comani
presently coordinates the ANDREA European Project “Active
Nanocoated DRy-electrode for Eeg Applications”.
P. Dagaut CNRS, Lab of Combustion and Systems Reactive Orleans France Biography
Biography of P. Dagaut
Philippe Dagaut, Research Director at CNRS Orleans (France). Combustion group leader.
Editor of Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2008-2011. Editor of Combustion and
Flame, 2010-2016. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris
(1986). Habilitation, University of Orleans (2000). Ph.D. Thesis Prize ‘Paul Laffitte’, French
Section of the Combustion Institute (1987). CNRS Silver Medal (2016). A.C. Egerton Gold
Medal, the Combustion Institute (2016).
T.N. Dantas University Fed. do Rio Grande do N Natal Brazil Biography
Biography of T.N. Dantas
She holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Federal University of Ceará (1975),
master's degree in organic chemistry for the same UFC (1979), Doctorate third cycle
(1981) and “Docteur D’État” in Chemistry (1983), both by the Institut National
Polytechnique of Toulouse, France. Member of the European Academy of Sciences, arts
and literature. He is currently a Voluntary Teacher at the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Norte, working in teaching and research. Scholarship in research
productivity B 1 CNPq. She is a teacher at UNI-RN. Was Executive Coordinator of
Primary processing core and Waste water-NUPPRAR of UFRN. He exercised the
function of President of the Regional Council of chemistry-XV region until February
2015 and is currently a Counselor of the Federal Council of chemistry and FUNPEC
Director. He is a member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Petroleum
and Gas-BJPG. Has experience in the areas of chemical technology and chemistry of
natural products, working in the areas of oil, gas and the environment, involving
applications of plant oils, surfactant and microemulsioned and nanoemulsioned systems.
I.E. Dikaros School of Civil Engineering NTUA Athens Greece Biography
Biography of I.E. Dikaros
Dr. Ioannis Dikaros is a Civil Engineer specializing in Structural Engineering. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Mechanics (2016), a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures (2011) and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Dikaros research is focused on the area of computational mechanics, higher-order structural elements and nonlinear structural dynamics. He is a co-author of 11 publications in international journals, of 17 publications in international conference proceedings and of 2 chapters in books published by international publishing companies.
H. Djojodihardjo Universiti Putra Malaysia Selangor Malaysia Biography
Biography of H. Djojodihardjo
Prof. Harijono Djojodihardjo (Sarjana Teknik Mesin, Institut Teknologi Bandung, 1962; M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1964; Mech.E. 1965, S.M. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1966 and Sc.D. in Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, 1968, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Insinyur Professional Utama (IPU, Prime Professional Engineer) certification was conferred by the Indonesian Institution of Engineers (PII) in 2009 and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer in September 2010 by the ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He is an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (since 2008). In 2009 he was appointed as the AIROD Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra. Formerly he was Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2004-2008), Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (2005-2010) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (1989-2005), and Visiting Professor at Technische Unversitaet Muenchen (2002) and Toyohashi University of Technology (2002 - 2003), Chairman, Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional – LAPAN), and Secretary, Indonesian National Council for Aeronautics and Space (DEPANRI - Feb.1999-June.2000), Adviser for Aerospace Affairs to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, April-June 1998, Inspector General for Development, Technology and Strategic Industries, at the Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (June 1998 – January 1999), Deputy Chairman for Technology Development, The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology/ Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (1991-1998). He has devoted a combined teaching, research, industrial and management experience totaling of 51 years since, which is a manifestation of his career objectives, strong interest, dedication and commitments in education, science and technology.
J.A. Dourakopoulos Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research of NTUA Athens Greece Biography
Biography of J.A. Dourakopoulos
Diploma of Civil Engineer, National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.,
2005). M.Sc. in “Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures”, N.T.U.A.
(2007), PhD in Civil Engineering, N.T.U.A. (2009). Adjunct Lecturer at the
Department of Architecture at the University of Patras. Professor at the School of
Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army and a member of the Coactive
Educational Staff of the Hellenic Open University.
Publications in International Journals and in International Conference
Proceedings. Several Fellowships and third prize in International competition
entitled “Earthquake Engineering Workshop”. Studies of reinforced concrete,
masonry, steel and wood structures.
S.L. Fernandes Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management Karnataka India Biography
Biography of S.L. Fernandes
Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes has Postdoctoral Research experience working in the area of Deep Learning at The University of Central Florida, USA and The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He has received the prestigious US Award from Society for Design and Process Science for his outstanding service contributions and Young Scientist Award by Vision Group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, India. His research interests include Deep Learning, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
P. Fuschi University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria Reggio calabria Italy Biography
Biography of P. Fuschi
Full Professor in Structural Mechanics and Engineering at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria,, Italy..
Post Doctorate fellowship in Structural Engineering,, University of Palermo,, Italy,, Faculty of Engineering,,
Department of Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica.. Ph..D in Structural Engineering,, Uniiverrsiitty off Napollii
""Federico II",, Italy;; University of Swansea,, Wales,, U..K.. Member of the National (Italian) Academic Committee
of Solids and Structural Mechanics group..The research activity is witnessed by more than 100 publications in
international journals,, scientific monographs and proceedings of national and international conferences as well
as by the participation and/or organization of international conferences and scientific meetings
Dr Gheorghita (George) Ghinea is a Reader in Computer Science in the Department of Computer
Science at Brunel University in the United Kingdom. . His research activities lie at the confluence
of Computer Science, Media and Psychology. In particular, his work focuses on the area of
perceptual multimedia quality and the end-to-end communication systems incorporating user
perceptual requirements. His area of expertise involves eye-tracking, telemedicine, multi-modal
interaction, ubiquitous and mobile computing. He has authored over 250 publications and co-edited
two books on Digital Multimedia Perception and Design, and Multiple Sensorial Media Advance
and Applications. He consults regularly for both public and private institutions within his research
area and is currently the lead Brunel investigator of NEWTON.
R. Goncalves Nova University Lisbon Caparica Portugal Biography
Biography of R. Goncalves
Dr. Rodrigo Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon. He holds a PhD in Civil
Engineering (2007), a MSc degree in Structural Engineering (2000) and a “Licenciatura”
Diploma (5-year pre-Bologna course, 1996) from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon,
Portugal. His research interests lie in the field of steel and steel-concrete composite structures,
structural stability and thin-walled beams, focusing on Generalised Beam Theory methods and
geometrically exact beam finite elements. He has over 40 publications in Scopus, over 400
citations and an h-index of 12.
İnan Güler graduated from Erciyes University in 1981. He took his M.S. degree from Middle East Technical
University in 1985, and his Ph.D. degree from İstanbul Technical University in 1990, all in Electrical and
Electronic Engineering. He is a Professor at Gazi University where he is Head of Electronics. His interest
areas include biomedical systems, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, electronic
circuit design, neural networks, and artificial intelligence. He has written more than 300 articles on his
interest areas. He is Editorial Board member of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence since 2006.
V.K. Gupta Indian Inst. of Technology Roorkee India
W. He East China of Science and Technology University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of W. He
Dr. Wangli He (M’10) received the B.S. degree in information and computing
science and Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Southeast University, Nanjing,
China, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
From January 2010 to January 2012, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with
the School of Information Science and Engineering, East China University of Science
and Technology, China. From July 2010 to July 2011, she was a Visiting Postdoctoral
Research Fellow with the Centre for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Central
Queensland University, Australia. From December 2013 to February 2014, she was a
Research Associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University
of Hong Kong. From October 2014 to December 2014, she was a Research Fellow
with the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at the City University of Hong
Kong. From January 2015 to February 2014, she was a Research Fellow with the
Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Institute, Germany.
R.R. Hussain King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
P. Hvizdos Institute of Materials Research Kosice Slovakia Biography
Biography of P. Hvizdos
Dr. Pavol Hvizdoš is a leading scientist in the Slovak Academy of Sciences where he has been working since 1988 in the field of modern structural ceramics. In 2000-2002 he worked at QMUL London, UK, in 2003-2008 at UPC, Barcelona, Spain. He is a senior scientist, teacher, and student supervisor (4 PhD, 13 MSc theses). He is a principal investigator and reviewer of research projects, reviewer of world renowned material science journals, member of several journal editorial boards. He authored over 200 scientific papers with more than 900 citations (h-index 16), 3 monograph chapters and 3 university textbooks.
D. Janežič University of Primorska Koper Slovenia
M. Janus Szczecin University of Technology Szczecin Poland Biography
Biography of M. Janus
Dr. Magdalena Janus is an associated professor at West Pomeranian Univeristy of Technology,
Szczecin. Dr. Janus has many years of experience in the research area of photocatalysis,
photoactive building materials and water and wastewater treatment technologies. She has worked
at the project founded by National Science Centre and The National Centre for Research and
Development, Poland. Dr Janus has received many awards including First degree award for
individual scientific achievements from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
A.E. Kampitsis School of Civil Engineering NTUA Athens Greece Biography
Biography of A.E. Kampitsis
Dr. Andreas Kampitsis is a Structural Engineer specializing in Computational Mechanics. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Mechanics (2014), a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures (2011) and a Diploma (Honours 1st) in Civil Engineering (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Kampitsis obtained a post-doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham, UK (2015-16) holding the Dean of Engineering Award. Currently, he is a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK. Dr. Kampitsis research is focused on the area of nonlinear structural dynamics and multiscale computational methods for structures and materials.
V. Kosarev Khristianovich Inst. of Theoretical and Appl. Mech Novosibirsk Russia
A. Leung City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong Biography
Biography of A. Leung
Professor Andrew Leung taught in HKU and Manchester U and is now associating with HK City
University. He is honorary/guest professor of 15 universities internationally and is the President
of Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings, Chairman of the Chinese Green Building (HK)
Council, a member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors HK Board, the Join Structural
Division Committee HKIE & IStructE, a Special Fellow of CIOB and HK BEAM Faculty.
Q.S. Li City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong Biography
Biography of Q.S. Li
Prof. Qiusheng Li obtained his PhD and the best PhD thesis award (Professor K.H.
Hunt medal) from Monash University, Australia. His main research interests and
technical expertise are in wind engineering, structural dynamics, earthquake
engineering, computational mechanics. His research in these fields has resulted in
over 270 refereed international journal papers. Prof. Li is one of the most cited
researchers in civil engineering according to Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
2016 by Elsevier. Prof. Li has received several awards for his academic contributions
including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea
Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific and Technological
Progress from the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. He was appointed as
Cheung Kong Chair Professor by the State Education Ministry of China in 2007. In
particular, Prof. Li is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the
American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest honor in wind engineering, in
recognition of 'his many contributions to wind engineering that range from
fundamental to applied research'.
H. Liao Sichuan University Sichuan China Biography
Biography of H. Liao
Dr. Huchang Liao received his Ph.D. degree in Management Science and Engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2015. He is an Associate Researcher in the Business School at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics, Information Science, Management Science, Decision Analysis, Fuzzy Set Theory, AHP, Quantitative Research, and Decision Making. Dr. Liao, as an author/co-author, has published more than 60 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 1,235.
C.W. Lim City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong
Z. Ma University of Wollongong Wollongong Australia Biography
Biography of Z. Ma
Dr Zhenjun Ma obtained his BEng and MSc degrees in
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning from Xi’an Jiaotong
University, China, in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and
received his PhD degree in Building Energy Efficiency and
Automation from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in
2008. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Sustainable
Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong, Australia.
His has been working extensively on building energy efficiency and
sustainable building energy technologies and has published over 60
journal articles and 35 conference papers.
P.-C. Ma The Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Beijing China Biography
Biography of P.-C. Ma
Professor Ma graduated with BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, both from
Lanzhou University, China. He obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology (HKUST). From 2010 to 2012, he was working in Leibniz Institute of Polymer
Research Dresden in Germany. Professor Ma joined the Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry,
Chinese Academy of Science (XJIPC-CAS) in May, 2012.
Professor Ma has been active in materials with hierarchical structures for engineering and environmental
applications. He authored a monograph, 2 book chapters and published more than 40 papers in the broad field of
science and engineering. He was a holder of 10 patents, and 3 of them have been transferred to industry.
Professor Ma’s other research achievements include two Best Paper Awards in international conferences,
Humboldt Research Fellowship, Composites Part A--Editor's Top Reviewer Award 2015, and so on. He was an
awardee of the National 1000-Talent Scheme (Recruitment Program of Global Expert).
H.D. Mansilla University of Concepcion Concepcion Chile
M.A. Meireles State University of Campinas Campinas Brazil Biography
Biography of M.A. Meireles
Angela A. Meireles is the Coordinator of Food Science of CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of
Higher Education Personnel) and a professor of Food Engineering at UNICAMP (University of
Campinas), Brazil. She published over 260 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has made
more than 500 presentations at scientific conferences. Dr. Meireles has supervised 44 PhD
dissertations, 30 MSc theses, and 68 undergraduate research projects. Her research is in the field of
the production of extracts/bioactive compounds using green technologies, including the determination
of process parameters, process integration and optimization, extraction fractionation, and technic and
F. Micelli University of Salento Lecce Italy Biography
Biography of F. Micelli
Francesco Micelli is associate professor of structural design at the University of Salento, Italy. He obtained a Ph.D. in “Composites for Construction” from the University of Lecce, Italy. He was visiting scholar at the University of Missouri Rolla (USA) and Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador). He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is associate member of Scientific international institutions in the field of civil engineering. He is reviewer for more than 15 important journals in the field of structural civil engineering and mechanics of materials. He was part of scientific and organizing committee of international conferences in the field of structural engineering, and received awards for published papers in this research field.
C.E. Michailides Cyprus University of Technology Limassol Cyprus Biography
Biography of C.E. Michailides
Dr Constantine Michailides is a Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics at Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus since July 2017. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since May 2013, he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher and as Senior Lecturer in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (in CeSOS and AMOS) and Liverpool John Moores University, respectively in the Marine and Offshore Engineering field. His research focuses on global and local numerical analysis of offshore and coastal structures and systems (oil and gas, renewable energy, ports, coastal protection and processes), wave-structure interaction, wave kinematics, hydro -dynamics -elasticity, ocean energy devices and offshore wind turbines. Constantine authored more than 60 research papers in peer reviewed journal and conference proceedings in the field of coastal and offshore engineering and 1 book for Offshore Mechanics. He has an active role and contribution in different national and EU funded research programs (e.g. MARINA Platform, EMERGE) and he is member of national and international research/professional bodies (e.g. ISOPE, ISSC, EPSRC, TCG).
A.R. Mohamed Universiti Sains Malaysia Pulau Pinang Malaysia
M.A.D. Nobile University of Foggia Foggia Italy Biography
Biography of M.A.D. Nobile
Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile, who received the
PhD Degree in Material Science from the
University of Naples “Federico II”, is now
working at the University of Foggia as Full
Professor. The main areas of interest include
functional foods and food packaging design. This
topic has been approached both from a
theoretical and from an experimental point of
view. He has published over 250 papers on
topics related to polymer science and food.
S.C. Onar Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of S.C. Onar
Dr. Sezi Cevik Onar is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Management Faculty. She earned her BSc in Industrial Engineering and MSc in Engineering Management, both from ITU. She completed her Ph.D. studies at ITU and visited Copenhagen Business School and Eindhoven Technical University during this period. Her research interests include strategic management and multiple criteria decision making. Dr. Onar took part as a researcher in many privately and publicly funded projects such as intelligent system design, organization design, and human resource management system design.
B. Oztaysi Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of B. Oztaysi
Dr. Başar Öztayşi is a full time assistant professor at Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). After earning his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and receiving M.Sc. in Management Engineering, he finished his PhD in Industrial Engineering program at the Istanbul Technical University Institute of Science and Technology in 2009. Dr. Başar Öztayşi teaches courses on data management, information systems management and business intelligence and decision support systems. His research interests include multiple criteria decision making, big data and intelligent systems, fuzzy sets, multicriteria decision making, intelligent systems and data mining.
A. PISANO University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria Reggio Calabria Italy Biography
Biography of A. PISANO
Dr. Aurora Angela Pisano got her M.S. degree in Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering,
University of Palermo, Italy and obtained the Ph.D title in Civil Engineering – Structures, from the
University of Pavia, Italy. Since 2005 she is Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics
at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
She is founder member and vice-president of IAdiMe – (International Association on Direct
Methods). Germany. http://www.iadime.unirc.it/. Her scientific interests mainly involve:
Reinforced concretes, Limit analysis of structures and prototypes, Composite Materials, Non-local
elasticity, Structural System Identification.
She is author of about 100 publications both educational and scientific and Co-Editor of the book:
Direct Methods for Limit and Shakedown Analysis of Structures: advanced computational
algorithms and material modelling – Springer.
A Pal Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Biography
Biography of A Pal
Professor Anjali pal, M. Sc., Ph. D. was graduated from University of Calcutta, India in
Chemistry. At present she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Pal is actively engaged in teaching and research
in the field of Environmental Engineering and Science. She has published more than 170
research papers. Dr. Pal has received an International Hall of Fame Award (USA), R & D 100
Award (USA) and Convention Award from the Indian Chemical Society. She has visited many
countries as a Visiting Professor. She works in the field of adsolubilization, catalysis and
spectroscopy, mainly for environmental remediation.
R. Peng Beijing University of Technology Beijing China Biography
Biography of R. Peng
Prof. Rui PENG obtained his bachelor degree in University of Science & Technology of China, and Ph. D degree from National University of Singapore. He is now a school professor in School of Economics & Management, Beijing University of Technology. He studies system reliability modelling and optimization (on which he has published more than 50 SCI indexed journal papers). He is an IEEE senior member and an editorial board member of the Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
J. Pou University of Vigo Vigo Spain
F. Qi Beijing Forestry University Beijing China
L. Qin The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
R. Rizzo University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy Biography
Biography of R. Rizzo
Dr. Renato Rizzo obtained his Doctor of Electric Engineering (Degree cum Laude) from University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1990/1991. In addition, he was a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at University of Naples Federico II from 1991 to 1994. Dr. Rizzo is currently Full Professor of Engineering of Electrical Energy at University of Naples Federico II. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Renewable Energy Technologies, Power Electronics, Power Generation, Inverters, Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaics, Energy Conversion, Distributed Generation, Power Quality, Electronic Engineering, etc. Dr. Rizzo, as an author/co-author, has published more than 110 articles in various journals, having over 950 total citations.
E. Rosenberg AT&T Lab Middletown, NJ USA Biography
Biography of E. Rosenberg
Dr. Rosenberg obtained a B.A. in Mathematics from Oberlin College, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Operations Research from Stanford University. He works at AT&T Labs in New Jersey, and has taught at Princeton University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Rosenberg holds 14 patents and has published in the areas of convex analysis and nonlinearly constrained optimization, computer aided design of integrated circuits and printed wire boards, and telecommunications network design and routing.
A.K. Sarma Tezpur University Tezpur India
R. Savino University of Napoli Federico II Tecchio, Napoli Italy Biography
Biography of R. Savino
Raffaele Savino, Ph.D., is full professor of Aerodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II. He was
responsible as of several research programs in collaboration with Research Centers, Industries and Space
Agencies (ASI, CIRA, ESA, NASA). His memberships include the International Academy of Astronautics
(IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the Italian Association of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIDAA), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is author of
over 220 publications in the fields of Fluid Dynamics, Microgravity and Space Experimentation, Physics of
Fluids, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat transfer, Aerospace Propulsion Recent research activities include
hypersonic numerical and experimental aerodynamics, aerothermochemistry, innovative heat pipes for
ground and space applications, hybrid rocket propulsion.
B. Sevim Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of B. Sevim
Dr. Barış Sevim obtained his Ph.D. degree (2010) in Civil Engineering from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey. Currently, Dr. Sevim is an academician (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Finite Element Analysis, Structural Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Finite Element Modeling, Numerical Modeling, Construction, Structural Dynamics, etc. Dr. Sevim, as an author/co-author, has published more than 65 articles in various journals, having over 720 total citations.
A.-D.G. Tsonos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of A.-D.G. Tsonos
His research interests include the inelastic behaviour of reinforced concrete structures,
structural design, fiber-reinforced concrete and especially ultra-high strength fiber reinforced
concrete, seismic repair and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures especially with
new materials (FRPs) and the seismic repair and rehabilitation of monuments.
Giovanni Vozzi was graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1998 at the University of Pisa. In 2002 got the
PhD in Bioengineering at Polytechnic of Milan. From 1/05/2006 to 28/12/2014 he was Assistant Professor
of Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa.
Actually he is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of
University of Pisa He is member of Directors board of International Society for Biofabrication, of IEEE and
Of National Group of Bioengineering. His research interests are: 1)development of new micro and
nanofabrication techniques; 2) development of bioreactors; 3) mechanical, chemical and cell
characterisation of new biomaterials; 4) development of cell models through the fusion of Automatic
Controls principles and of cell biochemical reactions.
S. Wu The University of Kent Canterbury United Kingdom Biography
Biography of S. Wu
Dr Shaomin Wu received his PhD and MSc in Applied Statistics. His current research interests
include Business Data Analysis, Applied Stochastic Processes, and Risk Management.
Dr Wu has co-chaired 3 international conferences, has been invited to act as scientific
committee members by 16 international conferences, has edited 3 special issues, has been
invited to review research proposals for four countries, and has published over 60 papers in
academic journals. Dr Wu has also won research funding from the prestigious funding bodies in
Y. Xiao The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL USA Biography
Biography of Y. Xiao
Dr. Yang Xiao currently is a Professor of Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. His current research interests include networking and computer/network security. He
has published over 200 journal papers and over 200 conference papers. Dr. Xiao was a Voting Member of
IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) standardization work. He is a
Fellow of IET. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Security and Networks,
International Journal of Sensor Networks, and Journal of Communications.
C. Xu Underground System, Inc Armonk, NY USA Biography
Biography of C. Xu
Chunchuan (Charles) Xu received his Master degree in Physics from Zhongshan University,Guangzhou,
China in 2002 and received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 2007. Dr.Xu joined
USi in 2007 as an Electronic Development Engineer.
Presently, he holds a position of senior research engineer. Prior to joining USi, he did research in the
areas of solid dielectric cables and nonlinear grading materials. Dr. Xu has authored and co-authored
numerous papers in these fields. Currently, his research interests are mechanical and thermal property
study of Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced cables, development of dynamic line rating systems and
wireless intelligent devices, ovherhead line and underground cable real-time monitoring. He is a senior
member of IEEE, and Editorial Board of the Journal, “Recent Patents on Engineering”.
D.L. Young National Taiwan University Taipei Taiwan
M. Zarrelli P.le E. Fermi, Granatello Naples Italy Biography
Biography of M. Zarrelli
Mauro Zarrelli, born in 1974, he received his Master degree cum Laude in Material Engineering at
University of Naples in 1998 and his PhD degree in Advanced Materials at Cranfield University in 2004.
He was assistant Research at School of industrial and Manufacturing Science at Cranfield University from
1998 to 2002 working on thermo-chemo characterization of novel polymer composite matrix for
aerospace application (Cranfield University - EPSRC funded project) and he received an AUDI Foundation
grant (2001) as young researcher for the development of new holder jig to measure mechanical
modulus during the polymerization reaction of modified thermosetting matrix system.
G. Zhang State Key Lab Base of Green Chemical Synthesis Technology Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of G. Zhang
Professor Guoliang Zhang received SM (1991) in Biochemical Engineering from Tianjin University and PhD
(2007) in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Zhejiang University. He joined 2nd Institute of Oceanography
and Research & Development Center of Water Treatment Technology, State Oceanic Administration (SOA)
as Senior Engineer and Director of Department of Technology during 1991-2003. In 1999, he was promoted
to be Research Fellow and Senior Engineer of Professorship. He won the 2nd Grade Award for the State
Science & Technology Award of Oceanography in 2000. He moved to Zhejiang University of Technology as a
full professor on Biological & Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Material Science.
Z.W. Zhong Nanyang Technol. University Nanyang Singapore Biography
Biography of Z.W. Zhong
Dr. ZhaoWei Zhong (Z.W. Zhong) has over 20 years research and development experience in
Japan and Singapore. He teaches Ultraprecision & Micromachining Processes, Advanced
Metrology and Sensing Systems, and Theory of Mechanisms in the School of MAE, NTU,
Singapore. He has published over 460 journal and conference papers, books and book chapters.
His Hirsch Index in Oct 2016 was 32 (SCI) or 33 (Scopus) with total citations over 3500 (SCI)
and 3700 (Scopus). His research interests include mechatronics and design for advanced
manufacturing, AI, optimization, advanced industrial informatics, data mining for decision
making, modelling and analyses, UAVs, automation and control, FEA, air traffic management,
etc. A number of journal and conference papers authored or co-authored by him received best
paper awards. He has served the Editorial Boards for several international journals, conducted
short courses/workshops, and served dozens of international conferences as conference chairs,
international program committees, or keynote speakers in various countries.
J. Zhu The University of Western Ontario Ontario Canada Biography
Biography of J. Zhu
Dr. Jesse Zhu is a Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Chemical
Engineering, at Western University. Dr. Zhu has many years of experience in the research area of
powder handling, fluidized bed and multi-phase flow systems and has worked on a very wide range
of R&D projects, many from the industry. In addition to fundamental research, he is particularly
active in technology development and transfer, with several inventions commercialized or being
commercialized. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada and has received many awards
including the highest career award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.
A. Zouboulis Aristotle University Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of A. Zouboulis
Dr. Anastasios I. Zouboulis is (Full) Professor of Chemical & Environmental
Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (GR) since
2007. He is performing research in the field of water and wastewater treatment
technologies, including Environmental Biotechnology, wastewater management,
reclamation and reuse, as well as in industrial toxic solid wastes stabilization and/or
recovery/reuse. He is author/co-author of more than 200 papers, published in refereed
scientific journals, and of more than 150 papers published in the Proceedings of
National & International conferences, attracting more than 6000 citations (current
Scopus H-factor: 47). He has supervised 12 Ph.D. and 18 M.Sc.
Associate Editorial Board Members
S. Chin Sungkyul University Anyang City South Korea Biography
Biography of S. Chin
Dr. Seongah Chin is a full professor, director of virtual reality and visual computing laboratory named XICOM LAB. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1999. Dr. Chin’s research interests include virtual reality, physically-based material rendering, human computer interaction, computer graphics, facial expression and computer vision. He has published more than 135 leading academic journals and conference papers. His research outcomes have been achieved through more than 21 projects which are mainly supported by the funding from IITP, NRF, KOSEF, SMBA, MOCIE and KOFAC. Currently, Dr. Chin is serving as editorial board member, program committee, invited and keynote speaker in his expertise.
Dr. Fuat Kara is an Assistant Professor at the Duzce University, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He obtained his BSc degree from University of Dumlupınar, Kütahya in 2005 and MSc degree from University of Afyon Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar in 2010. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Education from University of Karabük, Karabük, Turkey in 2014. His research interests include machining-metal cutting (surface roughness, tool life, temperature, vibration, sound, turning, milling, drilling, grinding etc.), material science (mechanical properties, retained austenite, residual stress, fatigue life, wear, microstructure, phase analyses etc.), cryogenic treatment, Taguchi method, ANOVA, regression analysis, and Artificial Neural Networks.
Dr. Aysegul Ucar is an associate professor in Mechatronics Engineering Department at the Firat University in Turkey. She is also vice chair of Computer Science Research Center at the same university. She has more than 20 years of experience in area of artificial intelligence (engineering applications, teaching and research). Dr. Ucar is active in several professional bodies; in particular she is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of Eurepean Artifical Intelligence Committee.
X.G. Yue Rattanakosin International College of Creative Entrepreneurship (RICE) Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Salaya Thailand Biography
Biography of X.G. Yue
Dr. Yue is currently the Full Professor and College Consultant of Rattanakosin International College of Creative Entrepreneurship (RICE), Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Thailand. He received PhD in Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan. He is Co-Founder of (IETI) , (IRIEM) , (IDSAI) and International Association for Decision Sciences and Business (IADSB). He is an elected IETI Foundation Fellow, ACM Member, ACM-W Member, IEEE Member, IDSAI Member, IRIEM Member, IADSB Member. His research interests include Computer Applications, Intelligent Information Processing, Safety Engineering. He has published over 100 articles in SSCI AHCI SCI EI SCOPUS ESCI CPCI conferences and journals and books (chapters) and so on.
Cengiz Kahraman Department of Industrial Engineering Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey