Keynote Speakers / 特邀报告

Prof. Stefan Mozar, FIEEE, FIEAust, CPEng, Guangdong University of Technology, China; Consultant and Adjunct Professor, GDUT Dynexsys, Australia

Dr Stefan Mozar studied engineering at the University of NSW (BE, MEngSc), and received his PhD in Electronics Engineering from Okayama University (Japan). His MBA was awarded by UTS. He is an independent consultant who works internationally. He holds an adjunct professorship at Guangdong University of Technology, China. Dr Mozar is the current Chair of a new IEEE initiative, the Life Science Technical Community (IEEE LSTC), which is bringing life science, engineering, and medical communities together for the benefit of humanity. He is the Past President of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. His expertise lies in communication systems, power electronics, reliability and safety engineering. He has contributed towards many successful projects, which have won about 30 international and national design awards. This includes an Australian Design Award. He has worked with a number of Asian, Australian, and British Universities. He is an entrepreneur, who has starting a number of technology companies. He is currently developing probabilistic based safety models for electronic products. His work has resulted in inventions, patents, and publications. He is the editor of the 6th edition of McGraw Hill Electronics Engineering Handbook that will be released in the first quarter of 2019. He is recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal, and the 2017 David Robinson Award, issued by Engineers Australia. He received many other awards from the IEEE and other organisations. He frequently is invited to present technical seminars, and give invited talks internationally. He has worked and studied on 4 continents.

 

Speech Title: Consumer Electronics Invades Healthcare

There is a new generation of Consumer Electronics companies that have identified a market segment for consumers that want to stay healthy and fit.  This market segment is growing rapidly for a number of reasons. Wearables are fashion items and serve a monitoring function. Wearables can track how active we are, and thus provide an incentive to keep “moving”.  These fitness trackers are made for fun and to provide some feedback on how one is tracking with personal fitness goals. They are not intended to be used for healthcare applications.


Newer wearables also include functions that track health performance indicators. They can measure blood pressure or blood glucose levels, or Oxygen levels to mention a few. These devices are not of medical grade, but many healthcare practitioners ask their patents to monitor their health using these devices. Their advantage is that they are low cost, reasonably accurate.

Further innovation, the IoT, and low-cost mass-produced products are now invading the healthcare industry. Remote patient monitoring systems, fall detectors, driver alert systems, are new avenues where these consumer-grade devices are intruding in healthcare. This invasion is changing how healthcare practitioners are interacting with their patients. For one there is information overflow and privacy concerns. Will these devices be abused by thrill-seekers, who are starting to implant them to become Transhumans? Can medical device manufacturers’ justify the high cost of medical grade monitoring system when it can be done cheaper on a smartphone?


 

Prof. Feng Wang, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Everett X. Wang received the BS from Peking University in 1982. In 1986 he received the MS from Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academy of Sciences of China and Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in microelectronics in 1993. He then joined Intel Corporation as Sr. Engineer, Staff Engineer and Sr. Staff Engineer, working on stress modeling, quantum tunneling, quantum size effect, 3D mesh generation, hydrodynamic and Monte Carlo models. In 2000 he transferred to Photonic Technology Operation in Intel as a program manager for thermal optical switch products. In 2003 he joined Design Technology Service of Intel as team leader working on hole mobility under arbitrary stress using 2D quantum transport and Monte Carlo method. In 2006, he founded a high-tech startup for developing energy efficient transportation systems. Since 2011, he has been with Guangdong University of Technology as 100-talent-plan distinguished professor. Dr. Wang authored and co-authored 54 journal and conference papers. He also holds 34 approved and pending patents.
Dr. Wang’s interests include receiver and system design for global navigation satellite systems, transport models for advanced electron devices, modeling and control of robotic systems as well as deep learning in medical applications.

 

Speech Title: Modeling, Simulation and Verification of Robotic Bicycle Dynamics and Control

Recent progress in autonomous vehicles inspires renewed research in vehicle dynamics and control. Light and efficiently robotic electric bicycle has great potential to become the most energy efficient vehicles for urban transportation. It can serve as a perfect platform for shared single-track vehicle. In this abstract we apply symbolic math to obtain nonlinear analytic dynamics model for the vehicle. The holonomic and nonholonomic constraints from wheels are fully included. Based on the Euler-Lagrange equation, the nonlinear dynamics is shown to satisfy an underactuated manipulator equation. The symmetric mass matrix, Coriolis and centrifugal forces as well as gravitation contribution are all shown to be dependent on vehicle roll and steer angles. The complex dynamic model is then applied to simulate vehicle dynamics and control behaviors. The model is compared with existing literature. Finally a working prototype is built to verify our simulation results.

 

 

Prof. Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim, University of Rennes 1, France, SEU University, Nanjing, China

Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim is currently emeritus professor in Rennes 1 University (France) and invited professor in South-East University of Nanjing (China). He was previously Head of Microelectronics & Microsensors Department of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes and Director of the Common Center on Microelectronics in the west of France. He got his PhD (Doctorat d'Etat) in Paris-XI University (France) and he founded the thin-film Laboratory in Algiers University (Algeria). Then he moved to Caen University (France) where he created the reliability Laboratory. After that and since 2000, he moved to Rennes 1 University where he became on 2007 the head of Microelectronics Group becoming the Microelectronics and Microsensors Department after 2012. He is mainly involved in the field of thin film and nanowire devices based on amorphous, micro-poly crystalline silicon films or organic films: Photovoltaic cells, Thin Film Transistors for flat panel displays and OLEDs, chemical and mechanical sensors. Presently, his main activities focus on flexible electronics particularly on flexible organic electronics. He is author of more than 300 papers on these different fields.

 

Speech Title: Organic and Silicon based flexible Electronics

 

Flexible electronics becomes now a major research domain due to a fast growing market. The overall revenue of wearable technology was $38 billion in 2017 and it is expected to grow over $85 billion in 2022. The dominant sectors will be healthcare and medical, fitness and wellness.


Silicon based electronics showed its ability to be highly flexible, reaching less than 1mm curvature radius and then meaning the possibility to be fold nearly in half, to be stored and reused when re-flattened.


With their very low Young modulus, organic materials are considered fitting perfectly the need of flexibility.  The main purpose is then to fabricate electronic devices using organic materials only. Best performance Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFET) are P-type. However the most efficient electronics needs both N-type and P-type transistors. Then, huge research is done to increase the performance of N-type OFETs. The fabrication of such transistors involve different technologies. Of course, the chosen technology has to be made easily at the lowest cost possible, on large area, at compatible with flexible substrate temperature.  Deposition in solution, particularly printing technology, fulfill the requirements of easy process, low cost and compatibility with flexible substrate. Among several printing technologies, inkjet printing drop-on-demand technology is the most promising.


The talk will give a review of main results on silicon and organic based flexible electronics.