Keynote Speakers
2018 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology
July 25-27, 2018 | Vancouver, Canada

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Q. M. Jonathan Wu
University of Windsor, Canada


Dr. Jonathan Wu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Automotive Sensors and Information Systems since 2005. He is the founding director of the Computer Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory at the University of Windsor, Canada. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Wu was a Senior Research Officer and Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). He has published one book in the area of 3D vision and more than 350 peer-reviewed papers (including 150 journal publications) in areas of computer vision, multimedia information processing, and intelligent systems. Dr. Wu has served or is serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC): Systems, IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Journal of Cognitive Computation, Journal of Big Data Analytics, and International Journal of Robotics and Automation. He has been a chair or a member of the Technical Program Committee or International Advisory Committee for many prestigious conferences.



Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Ma
University of Alberta, Canada


Y.-S. Ma has been a full Professor of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering since 2013 with the University of Alberta. Dr. Ma has also been a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA, Canada since 2009. Currently he teaches capstone design projects, engineering economics and manufacturing processes. His research areas include interdisciplinary heavy oil recovery production tooling engineering, feature-based product and process modeling, plastic molding simulation and mold design optimization, CAD/CAE integration, CADCAM, ERP informatics modeling, and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1986, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from UMIST, UK in 1990 and 1994 respectively. Before joining U of A, from 2000 to 2007, he had been an Associate Professor with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and from 2007 to 2013, with University of Alberta. He served as an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering from 2009 to 2013; and since 2012, has been an editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Dr. Ma won ASTech award sponsored by Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation jointly with Drader Custom Manufacturing Ltd in 2012. He started his career as a Lecturer from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore in 1993, and then from 1996 to 2000, he was a Senior Research Fellow and Group Manager at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).


Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein is a professor at the University of Alberta, Hole School of Construction Engineering, and a highly sought researcher and consultant in the areas of construction automation, lean construction, process improvement, equipment selection and utilization, CO2 emission quantification and reduction, urban development, and building information modelling.

Dr. Al-Hussein’s current research initiatives include prototyping of automated and semi-automated machinery for fabrication of steel and wood-framed construction components, application of lean and ergonomic principles to improve the safety and productivity of industrialization construction operations, and development of plant layout and process improvement measures for panelized and modular construction. Dr. Al-Hussein holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction, and is Director of the Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering. Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has been published in well over 200 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

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