Keynote Speeches


Prof. Carlos Guedes Soares
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Biodata: Carlos Guedes Soares (Coordinator of PLENOSE CENTEC unit) is Professor and the President of the Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering at IST (CENTEC). He had his post-graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has been involved in about 60 European projects, coordinating 6 of them, and has also co-ordinated about 15 national projects. He has published about 400 papers in international journals, and 600 papers in books and conferences, and is a member of several international organisations and of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. He has coordinated projects such as WAVEMOD, HIPOCAS, FREAK WAVES, SHIPREL, MARSTRUCT and SAFERELNET dealing with the design and safety of floating structures in extreme conditions. It was also technical coordinator of projects like REBASDO, SAFEOFFLOAD, WAVELOADS, HANDLING WAVES and EXTREME SEAS.

Prof. Yunfei En
The Fifth Electronics Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CEPREI), China

Biodata: Yunfei En is a researcher professor and the chief executive engineer of the Fifth Electronics Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. She received her Ph.D in semiconductor devices and microelectronics from Xidian University. She is a fellow of the Chinese Institute of Electronics and a senior member of IEEE. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 20 government projects including the project in National Key R&D Program of China. Her research areas include reliability evaluation of electronic components, failure analysis, reliability design verification, prognostics and health management of electronic systems, with a particular focus on integrated circuit reliability and electromagnetic compatibility. She is author or coauthor of more than 30 publications in international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Applied Physics Letters and so on. And she has won a number of national and provincial science and technology awards.

 

Prof. Yu Liu
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Biodata: Yu Liu is a full Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He received his PhD degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was a Visiting Pre-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, U.S.A. from 2008 to 2010, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada from 2012 to 2013. His research interests include system reliability modeling and analysis, maintenance decisions, prognostics and health management, and design under uncertainty. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IISE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. He has been recognized as one of the Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier since 2016. He was a recipient of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars and the HIWIN Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored by HIWIN Technologies Corporation and Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers. He serves as the Vice President of the Reliability Committee of Operations Research Society of China and the Associate Editor of IISE Transactions and IEEE Transactions on Reliability. He is a Fellow of ISEAM.

Prof. Yanfu Li
Tsinghua University, China

Biodata: Yan-Fu Li is currently the Deputy-Director of the Institute for Quality & Reliability and a full professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering (IE), Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2010. He was a faculty member at Laboratory of Industrial Engineering at CentraleSupélec, France, from 2011 to 2016. His research areas include RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, safety) assessment and optimization with the applications onto energy systems, transportation systems, computing systems, etc.
Dr. Li has published more than 100 research papers, including more than 50 peer-reviewed international journal papers with H-index 26. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability, a member of IEEE Reliability Society AdCom, a senior member of IEEE and IISE and a member of INFORMS. He is a vice president of the System Reliability Chapter of System Engineering Society of China. He is an expert examiner of funding agencies include NSFC, Dutch Research Council (NWO).
He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of several government projects including the key project funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, the project in National Key R&D Program of China, and participated in several projects supported by EU or French funding bodies. He is also experienced in industrial research, the partners include Huawei, China Railway, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, EDF, ALSTOM, etc. The total amount of funding exceeds 10 million CNY.

 

Prof. Xiao Liu
University of Arkansas, USA

Biodata: Xiao Liu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas. Before that, he was a Research Staff Member (RSM) at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York (2015~2017), and IBM Smarter Cities Research Collaboratory Singapore (2012~2015). From 2013 to 2016, he served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore. Dr. Liu's research focuses on Physics-Informed and Domain-Aware Data-Driven Methodologies for various engineering applications, and has published on premium journals in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Applied Statistics, such as Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), Technometrics, IISE Transactions, Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS), Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), RESS, etc. Dr. Liu's research is currently supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (including NSF CAREER) and industry.

 

 

 

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