Invited Speakers

Plenary Talk

George Chiu, Ph. D., Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Bio: George Chiu is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering with courtesy appointments in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. From September 2011 to June 2014, Prof. Chiu served as a Program Director in the US National Science Foundation managing the Control Systems Program and the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) for the Engineering Directorate. Currently, He is the Assistant Dean for Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships for the College of Engineering. Before joining Purdue University, he worked for HP and was part of the team that developed the HP Copyjet product line in the late 1990s. At Purdue, he teaches courses in the systems, measurements and control (SMAC) area and conduct research in mechatronics and dynamical systems and control. In 1999, working with a team of Purdue students and a West Lafayette High School teacher, he founded the Purdue FIRST Programs, which is a student organization that supports and mentors local and Indiana K-12 students through the FIRST Robotics activities. To facilitate and sustain PFP’s community service, he offered a hands-on experiential style course for PFP college mentors to develop their mentoring, project and event management, and leadership skills. He served on the Executive Committee of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division and was the Chair of the division from June 2013 to June 2014. He also served as the Editor for the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology from 2012 to June 2014. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Prof. Chiu is also a Fellow of ASME and a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

Plenary Talk

Hairong ZHENG, Ph. D., Professor

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Bio: Hairong Zheng is a Professor and vice director of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zheng’s research areas focus on multi-functional biomedical ultrasound and multimodality medical imaging systems. He received his B.S. Degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2000 and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. He joined the University of California Davis first as a postdoctoral fellow, and then as a project scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department, before his joining SIAT by the end of 2007. Dr. Zheng has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and owned more than 110 patents, some of which have been translated to commercial products. Dr. Zheng was a recipient of the TanKah Kee Young Scientist Award of China (2014), and National Outstanding Young Scientist Award of China (2013). He is the principal investigator of China 973 plan, a special fund of Scientific Instruments of NSFC, et al. Dr. Zheng is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on UFFC, editorial board member of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, and the chairman of IEEE EMBS Shenzhen Chapter.

More speakers to be confirmed.