ICMIMT 2020 Keynote Speakers

ICMIMT 2023 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Robert Gao, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Fellow of IEEE

Robert Gao is the Cady Staley Professor of Engineering and Department Chair of Me-chanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since receiving his Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Ger-many in 1991, he has been working on physics-based sensing methods, stochastic mod-eling and machine learning for improving the observability of dynamical systems such as manufacturing equipment and processes, with the goal to improve process and product quality control. The outcome of his work has been reflected in more than 400 technical papers, including 180 journal articles, 13 patents, and three books that he co-authored with his co-workers.
Prof. Gao is a Fellow of the IEEE, SME, ASME, and CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). He has received multiple honors and awards, including the ASME Blackall Ma-chine Tool and Gage Award, SME Eli Whitney Productivity Award, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society’s Technical Award, IEEE Best Application in Instrumental and Measurement Award, multiple Best Paper awards, and the NSF CAREER award. He is currently serving as a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 


Prof. Satyandra K. Gupta, University of Southern Carifornia, USA
Fellow of IEEE

Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta holds Smith International Professorship in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department and the Department of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is also the founding director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the University of Southern California, he was a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also the founding director of the Maryland Robotics Center and the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Maryland. In addition, he served as a Program Director for the National Robotics Initiative at the National Science Foundation from September 2012 to September 2014. Before joining the University of Maryland, he was a Research Scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Gupta is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and Solid Modeling Association (SMA). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Advanced Manufacturing Book Series by World Scientific Publishing Company. He also serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute and a member of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board. He has served as a member of the Autonomy Summer Study Task Force for the Defense Science Board.


Prof. Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, USA
Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

Title of the speech: Digital Manufacturing and Beyond (Abstract)

Dr. Andrew Kusiak is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Iowa, Iowa City. He has chaired two departments, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His current research interests include applications of computational intelligence and big data in manufacturing, automation, renewable energy, sustainability, and healthcare. He has authored or coauthored numerous books and hundreds of technical papers published in journals sponsored by professional societies, such as the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and other societies. He speaks frequently at international meetings, conducts professional seminars, and consults for industrial corporations. Dr. Kusiak has served in elected professional society positions as well as editorial boards of over fifty journals, including editor positions of five different IEEE Transactions.
Professor Kusiak is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.