Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker I
Prof. John Baras, University of Maryland, USA
(IEEE Life Fellow, SIAM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, NAI Fellow, IFAC Fellow, AMS Fellow, AIAA Fellow)

John S. Baras received the B.S. in Electrical Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1970, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard Univ. in 1971 and 1973. Professor Baras was the Founding Director of the Institute for Systems Research (one of the first six NSF Engineering Research Centers) from 1985 to 1991.  Since August 1973 he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the Applied Mathematics Faculty, at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is currently a Professor holding a permanent joint appointment with the ISR. In February 1990 he was appointed to the Lockheed Martin Chair in Systems Engineering.  Since 1992  Dr. Baras has been the Founding Director of the Maryland Hybrid Networks Center (HyNet) ) (an industry-university-government consortium, with substantial support from DoD, NASA and industry focusing on hybrid wireless networks).

Among his awards are: a 1978 Naval Research Laboratory Research Publication Award; the 1980 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society; 1983 and 1993 Alan Berman Research Publication Awards from NRL; 1991 Outstanding Invention of the Year Award from the University of Maryland for the invention of a “Low Complexity CELP Speech Coder”; 1994 Outstanding Invention of the Year Award from the University of Maryland for the invention of “A System Design for a Hybrid Network Data Communications Terminal Using Asymmetric TCP/IP to Support Internet Applications”; November 1995, Outstanding Contributions to Seniors Award, from the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Senior Council; January 1996, Outstanding Paper Award, “ATM in Hybrid Networks”, presented at Design SuperCon 1996 Conference, Santa Clara, CA;  April 1996, MIPS Research Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contributions in Advancing Maryland Industry for work done with Hughes Network Systems; December 1998, the Mancur Olson Research Achievement Award, from the Univ. of Maryland College Park (award recognizes faculty whose research achievements have been extraordinary); December 2002, Best paper Award at the 23rd Army Science Conference, Orlando, Florida; September 2004, Best paper Award 2004 Wireless Security conference. Dr. Baras is a Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM and AAAS. He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, March 2006.


Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Farshad Khorrami, New York University, USA

Farshad Khorrami received his bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering in 1982 and 1984 respectively from The Ohio State University. He also received his Master's degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and 1988 from The Ohio State University. Dr. Khorrami is currently a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at NYU where he joined as an assistant professor in Sept. 1988. His research interests include system theory and nonlinear controls, robotics, machine learning, cyber physical system security, autonomous unmanned vehicles, embedded system security, and large-scale systems and decentralized control. Prof. Khorrami has published more than 300 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas. His book on “modeling and adaptive nonlinear control of electric motors” was published by Springer Verlag in 2003. He also has fourteen U.S. patents on novel smart micro-positioners and actuators, embedded system security, and wireless sensors and actuators. He has developed and directed the Control/Robotics Research Laboratory at Polytechnic University (Now NYU) and Co-Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at NYU Abu Dhabi. His research has been supported by the Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, Dept. of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, and several corporations. Prof. Khorrami has served as general chair and conference organizing committee member of several international conferences. He has also commercialized UAVs as well as development of auto-pilots for various unmanned vehicles.


Keynote Speaker III
Assoc. Prof. Ata Jahangir Moshayedi, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, China

Ata Jahangir Moshayedi, Associate Professor at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ph.D. in Electronic Science from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. IEEE member, Indian Institute of Instrumentation (Indian Instrumentation) for life Member, Lifetime Member of Speed Society of India, currently editor of International Journal of Robotics and Control, International Journal of Physics and Robotics Applied Electronics, etc., 62 papers published in national journals and conferences, 2 books published, , Owns 1 patent. His achievements include: The Best Invention of "Ergonomic Mattress Recognition System Design" at the inventor's imitator and innovator Azad University's 7-hour festival in July 2018; March 2018, the 3rd International Third place in Robot Game Drone Competition (IRANOPEN 2018); February 2018, replacing the best paper of the Fifth International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computers; the best paper of the Fifth International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics in 2017.