WAIE 2021-Speakers

Prof. Makoto Iwasaki, Dr. Eng., IEEE Fellow
Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Title of the speech
“GA-Based Practical System Identification and Auto-Tuning for Multi-Axis Industrial Robots” (Abstract)

Makoto Iwasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. Since 1991, he has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
As professional contributions of the IEEE, he has been an AdCom member of IES in term of 2010 to 2019, a Technical Editor for IEEE/ASME TMech from 2010 to 2014, an Associate Editor for IEEE TIE since 2014, a Management Committee member of IEEE/ASME TMech (Secretary in 2016 and Treasurer in 2017), a Co- Editors-in-Chief for IEEE TIE since 2016, a Vice President for Planning and Development in term of 2018 to 2021, respectively. He is IEEE fellow class 2015 for "contributions to fast and precise positioning in motion controller design".
He has received the Best Paper Award of Trans of IEE Japan in 2013, the Best Paper Award of Fanuc FA Robot Foundation in 2011, the Technical Development Award of IEE Japan in 2017, the Nagamori Awards in 2017, the Ichimura Prize in Industry for Excellent Achievement of Ichimura Foundation for New Technology in 2018, the Technology Award of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in 2018, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Japanese Minister of Education in 2019, respectively. His current research interests are the applications of control theories to linear/nonlinear modeling and precision positioning, through various collaborative research activities with industries.

Prof. Yew-Soon Ong, IEEE Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Speech Title: Artificial Intelligence in Education and Social Good

Yew-Soon Ong (Fellow of IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence in complex design from the University of Southampton, U.K., in 2003. He is President’s Chair Professor in Computer Science at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and is the Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore. At NTU, he also serves as Director of the Singtel-NTU Cognitive & Artificial Intelligence Joint Lab, and Director of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center. He was Chair of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at NTU from 2016-2018. His research interest is in artificial and computational intelligence, presently in Memetic and Transfer optimization. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence and AE of IEEE TNNLS, the IEEE Cybernetics, IEEE TEVC, IEEE TAI and others. He has received several IEEE outstanding paper awards, Nanyang Education Excellence Award and was listed as a Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher and among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Prof. Shengquan Yu,
Beijing Normal University, China

Speech Title: Future Roles of Artificial Intelligent Teacher

Shengquan Yu is a professor, Director of Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University,Director of the Joint Laboratory for Mobile Learning, Ministry of Education-China Mobile Communications Corporation.
He was selected for the Ministry of Education's New Century Excellent Talent Support Program and the National Hundred Million Talents Project, and was awarded the title of "Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contribution" by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and received a special government allowance from the State Council of China.
He is the Member of the Smart Education Pilot Demonstration Expert Committee of the Ministry of Education, education consultant of Shenzhen Socialist Pilot Demonstration Zone, expert of the pilot work group of the action of promoting the construction of teachers with artificial intelligence of the Ministry of Education, member of the Academic Committee of China Education Society. He is a fellow of China E-learning Standard Committee, research fellow of China Educational Policy Research Institute.
He is the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. He is also a member of the expert committee of Research on Audio-visual Education, Research on Open Education, Research on Modern Distance Education, Information Technology Education in Primary and Secondary Schools, Information Technology Education, Digital Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools and other journals.
His research interests include Artificial Intelligence in Education, Ubiquitous Learning, Big Data in Education, etc.