Keynote Speakers


Prof. Chin E. Lin
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Prof. Lin was born in Chang Hua, Taiwan. He received BS and MS from Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, and Ph. D. of Electrical Engineering from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Since 1984, he has been with Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, from associate professor to full professor. Prof. Lin has wide research involvements on electric power engineering, power system economic dispatch, power electronics (as one of the early founders in Taiwan), new energy system, and then shifting into avionics systems, flight control, magnetic suspension system, and recent mobile communication and its added value applications in data communication and remote control. Prof. Lin has contributed more than 120 IEEE/AIAA/and other journal papers and more than 300 conference papers.

Prof. Lin has been serving academic positions as Dean and Head in National Cheng Kung University, Distinguished Chair Professor from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, and presidents of Chinese Automatic Control Society, Taiwan, and International Association of Science and Technology for Development, IASTED, Swiss, as well as international conference organizing chairman, committee member, keynote speaker and session chair, also serving to many well-known international journals as associate editors and reviewers. Prof. Lin has received outstanding research award and several other awards from government funding.

Prof. Lin has been with very good relationship to industry for the past 35 years, and has established at least hundred cooperation programs to promote industrial research and development in products and manufacturing. Since 2002, Prof. Lin has been inspired with many new research concept and methodology as a member of "International Cooperation Program on Antimatters Search in Space", leading by Samuel Ting under support from NASA and 16 countries.

Speech Title: Airborne Robotics in Drone Applications

Abstract: TBA



Prof. Houssain Kettani
Florida Polytechnic University, USA

Dr. Houssain Kettani received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University at Famagusta, North Cyprus, in 1998, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wis., in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Prior to coming to Florida Polytechnic University, Dr. Kettani served as a faculty member at: the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., from 2002-2003; Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. from 2003-2007; Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 2007-2012; and Fort Hays State University at Hays, Kan. from 2012-2016. Dr. Kettani has also served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. over the summer of 2000; Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. over the summers of 2005-2011; Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Ala. over the summer of 2008; and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tenn. over the summer of 2010.

Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and Muslim population studies. His research has been presented in over sixty refereed conference and journal publications and his work has received over four hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over 100 international conferences throughout the world, and has successfully secured external funding in millions of dollars for research and education from US federal agencies including NSF, DOE, DOD, and NRC.

Speech Title: Robust Analysis of Circuits with Uncertain Resistances

Abstract: TBA




Prof. R. Sivakumar
R.M.K. Engineering College, India

Professor Sivakumar is a Professor and Head of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at RMK Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India. He has been teaching in the Electronics and Communication field since 1997. He obtained his Master’s degree and PhD from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. His research interests include Bio Signal Processing, Medical Image Processing, wireless body sensor networks and VLSI. He has published over 34 journal and 42 conference papers over the last several years. He has taught a wide variety of Electronics courses including Digital Image Processing, Multimedia Compression Techniques, VLSI Design, Medical Electronics and Electronic Circuits. Dr.Siva is a life member of the Indian Society of Technical Education, a member of IEEE. Dr. Siva has been invited to deliver Keynote Speech and Chair at various International conferences.



Plenary Speaker


Prof. Magdi S. Mahmoud
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Magdi S. Mahmoud received B.Sc. (Honors) degree in communications engineering, M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree in systems engineering, all from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1968, 1972 and 1974, respectively. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor in the Systems Engineering Department; KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Mahmoud is internationally recognized as an eminent researcher in the systems and control field. His activities and books in interconnected systems, networked-control systems, and renewable-energy systems have become guidelines to many researchers in North America, South-East Asia and Europe in advancing systems engineering research.

He is the principal author of thirty-six (36) books, inclusive book-chapters and the author/co-author of more than 525 peer-reviewed papers.His research interests include the operation and control of cyperphysical systems, distributed control and filtering, smart grid and renewable energy systems. Dr. Mahmoud’s innovative research has been leading academia and research development worldwide, and will lead to new advancement in systems engineering.

He is the recipient of two national, one regional and several university prizes for outstanding research in engineering and applied mathematics. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, the CEI (UK), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems Egypt.

Speech Title: Networked Control Systems: Past, Present and Future

Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the research investigations into the evolving area of networked control systems (NCS). Discussions begin with exploring the impact of a common digital communication network in the feedback architecture. Results on addressing communication network artifacts, such as time delays, packet dropouts, and limited communication capability due to signal quantization are examined. One-channel feedback NCS configurations are presented. State, observer-based and output feedback control design methods over a shared digital communication network are treated. Recent developments pertaining to quantized control and estimation methods are reported. A concise account of event-based control and filtering schemes is presented. Finally, the concept of cloud control systems (CCS) is discussed as a natural extension NCS.