Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Zhang Dan, 

    PhD, PEng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE
    Kaneff Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Lassonde School of Engineering
    York University, Canda

    Dr. Dan Zhang is a Kaneff Professor in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, as well as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. Before 2016, Dr. Zhang was a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Automation, and was a founding Chair of the Department of Automotive, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University, Canada, in June 2000. Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; rehabilitation robot and rescue robot. Dr. Zhang’s contributions to and leadership within the field of robotic and automation have been recognized with several prestigious awards, within his own university (Research Excellence Award both from university level and faculty level) and Kaneff Professorship, the Province of Ontario (Early Researcher Award), the professional societies (Fellow of the ASME, the CAE, the EIC and the CSME), and federal funding agencies (Canada Research Chair in January 2009 and renewed in January 2014). Dr. Zhang is the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies. Dr. Zhang served as a member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grant Selection Committee. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a Fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member IEEE, and a Senior Member of SME.

  • Prof. Zhang Dan, 

    PhD, PEng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE
    Kaneff Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Lassonde School of Engineering
    York University, Canda

    Prof Dr Jamaluddin Mahmud is a senior member (SM) of IACSIT (80343528) and a member (M) of IAENG (118142). He is currently an esteemed member of the panel of judges for the Crown Prince CIPTA Award (CIPTA 2013) Brunei Darussalam and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) since ITEX 2012. His academic pursuit has led to a PhD degree in (Biomechanical) Engineering from Cardiff University UK, an MSc (Manufacturing) Engineering degree from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) and a B.Eng. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He obtained his PhD in less than 3 years and for that, he has been regularly invited to share his PhD study experience. He joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UiTM as a lecturer in 2001, and currently an Associate Professor and a Deputy Dean. He has three years of industrial experience, working as a service engineer at UMW Equipment Sdn. Bhd. Dr. J Mahmud has been lecturing on Biomechanics, Composite Materials, Finite Element Method, Manufacturing Processes and Product Design, which happens to be his areas of research interest and has published more than 80 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings locally and internationally. Due to his expertise and experience, he sits in many committees, editorial boards, training groups and evaluating teams in various events at national and international level. Due to his active exploration on the new application of motion capture system, a paper entitled ‘Using motion capture and analysis to explore the mechanical properties of human skin in-vivo’ has been invited by IMechE, UK for presentation at the IMechE Medicine and Health Division Meeting: 15 October 2009.

  • Prof. Christos Spitas, 

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands/ Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

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