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Plenary – I
December 20, Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am – Onsite Room 1
9:20 – 9:40 am (Tuesday, December 20)
Prof. Sardar M. N. Islam (Naz), Ph. D., LL. B. (Law)
Professor, ISILC, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UnSri
Adjunct Professor of IT and Business, Armstrong Institute, Melbourne
Editor-in-Chief of “IAIC Transactions on Artificial Intelligence”
Professor Sardar M.N. Islam has lived, studied, worked and travelled (extensively) in different countries over a long period of time. He adopts a global and humanistic approach in his research and academic works. In his research, he has undertaken rigorous scientific studies of universal and emerging issues in several disciplines. Currently, he is a Professor at Victoria University’s Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities. He was a Professor of Business, Economics and Finance from 2007 to 2017, and has had many years of academic work experience in teaching, supervision, and multi-disciplinary research. He has published extensively across a broad range of disciplines. His research has attracted international acclaim, leading to a number of appointments as distinguished visiting professor, visiting professor or adjunct professor in artificial intelligence, accounting, industrial engineering, finance, economics and management in several different countries. Professor Islam has also received many invitations to address international conferences as a keynote speaker.
He has published articles in leading international journals including: Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Optimisation Theory and Applications, Journal of Management and Industrial Optimisation, Annals of Operations Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Economic Modelling and Journal of Modelling in Management. He has published a large number of research books in artificial intelligence and digitalisation, game theory, operations research, supply chian management, accounting, finance, business, economics and law. Each of these books makes significant scientific contributions to the literature. These books are published by prestigious publishers and the majority of his books are published in highly regarded book series. His interest and expertise are: artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics, game theory, agency theory and mechanism design finance, advanced econometrics, economics/health economics, accounting and corporate governance, management science/applied quantitative methods, supply chain management/applied industrial engineering/operations management, engineering analytics and management, business and marketing analytics and law.
9:40 – 10:00 am (Tuesday, December 20)
Professor Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Mechanical Engineering Programme
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Brunei Brunei Darussalam
Editor-In-Chief: International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture
Topic: Online Teaching and Learning during COVID‑19 Pandemic: Learning Loss and Long-Term Damage
Mohammad Yeakub Ali is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei since 2019. He was a Professor in the Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at International Islamic University Malaysia where he works for 15 years. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has published more than 250 articles in journal and conference proceedings. His research interests include manufacturing systems, optimization, scheduling, machining, micromachining as well as engineering education. He has supervised many postgraduate students at Masters and PhD level. Recently, he was the technical chair of very successful Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET) 2021. Prof Ali has contributed to biannual International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering as a Conference Chair, Technical Chair and Publication Chair since 2012.
Prof Ali is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK, Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia, Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Professional Engineer with Bangladesh Professional Engineers Registration Board. He is also the member of many professional societies including ASME, IEOM, and IEM.