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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Welcome Keynote Address: Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 am
Prof. Tarek M. Sobh, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Distinguished Professor and Dean of Engineering Emeritus
University of Bridgeport
Fellow, African Academy of Sciences
Member, The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Professor Tarek M. Sobh received the B.Sc. in Engineering degree with honors in Computer Science and Automatic Control from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1988, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He served as Provost in 2021 and he is now the President and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lawrence Technological University, Michigan. He is Distinguished Professor and Dean of Engineering Emeritus at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
He served as the University of Bridgeport (UB) Executive Vice President, Research and Economic Development, and the Founding Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education (2018-2020), Interim Provost (2020), and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science (2010-2020). He was the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) laboratory (1995-2020), the Founder of the High-Tech Business Incubator at UB (CTech IncUBator) (2010-2011), and the Founding Director of the UB Innovation Center (2019-2020). He was the Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research (2014-2018), Vice President (2008-2014), Vice Provost (2006-2008), Dean of the School of Engineering (1999-2018), Interim Dean of the School of Business, Director of External Engineering Programs, Interim Chair of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and Chair of the Department of Technology Management. He was a Professor of Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science (2000-2010), an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Bridgeport (1995-1999), a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah (1992-1995), and a Research Fellow at the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania from (1989-1991).
His background is in the fields of computer science and engineering, STEM Education, control theory, robotics, automation, manufacturing, AI, computer vision and signal processing. He has published over 275 refereed journal and conference papers, and book chapters in these and other areas, in addition to 27 books. Dr. Sobh served or currently serves on the editorial boards of 18 journals, and has served as Chair, Technical Program Chair and on the program committees of over 300 international conferences and workshops in the Robotics, Computer Vision, Automation, Sensing, Computing, Systems, Control, Online Engineering and Engineering Education areas. He has presented more than 150 keynote speeches, invited talks and lectures, colloquia and seminars at research meetings, University departments, research centers, and companies.
Professor Sobh has supervised over 50 award-winning graduate and undergraduate students working on different projects within robotics, prototyping, computer vision, control, and manufacturing; in addition to more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students working on their B.S. projects, Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertations. Dr. Sobh is active in consulting and providing service to many industrial organizations and companies. He has consulted for several companies in the U.S., Switzerland, India, Malaysia, England, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Egypt, to support projects in higher education, robotics, automation, manufacturing, sensing, and control. He has also worked at Philips Laboratories in New York, and a number of companies in Egypt. Dr. Sobh has been awarded over 60 research awards and grants to pursue his work in robotics, automation, STEM education, manufacturing, and sensing. Dr. Sobh is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit, and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Sobh is a recipient of the ASEE Northeastern U.S. Distinguished Engineering Professor of the Year award, the IEEE Northeast Technological Innovation Research Award, an ACE Higher Education Award and several other merits in recognition of his educational, research, scholarly and service activities in engineering, education, computing and diversity initiatives. Dr. Sobh is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer (P.E.), a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Certified Professional Manager (C.M.) by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers at James Madison University, a Certified Reliability Engineer (C.R.E.) by the American Society for Quality, a member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), Phi Beta Delta (International Honor Society), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (National Honor Society for the Computing Sciences), Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honor Society) and an honorary member of Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society for Business Administration). Dr. Sobh is a member, senior member, founding or board member of several professional organizations including; ACM, IEEE, the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), the Bridgeport Discovery Museum, the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP), and the International E-Learning Association (IELA). Dr. Sobh is a graduate of Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1983 and a life member of the Old Victorians Association.
Keynote I (Opening Keynote): Tuesday, October 10, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Donna L. Bell
Executive Vice President – Product Creation, Engineering, and Supply Chain
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Dr. Donna Bell is Executive Vice President of Product Creation, Engineering, and Supply Chain at Lordstown Motors. She is responsible for the development and execution of LMC vehicles, subsystems, hardware and software, and supply chain partnerships from concept to launch.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Bell was vice president Brand Management and Marketing at Ford Credit where she handled all aspects of brand management and marketing for Ford Motor Credit Company. Previously, she was strategy director at Ford Motor Company, a $150B company. Collaborating with key stakeholders, Donna established and communicated customer driven strategies that increased corporate growth in areas such as autonomy, mobility, connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics.
Dr. Bell’s transformational leadership was important in building Ford’s new Greenfield labs facility in Palo Alto, CA. She was responsible for acquiring the highest caliber talent, managing a multi-million dollar operating budget, creating a culture of innovation, and connecting new technologies and innovations that were created in Silicon Valley to Ford’s winning portfolio.
Dr. Bell served as the electrical Global Product Development (PD) Quality manager at Ford where she collaborated with product development to deliver revenue generating customer experience and improving electrical quality by more than 35%.
Dr. Bell’s leadership and involvement in the community is extensive and involves creating programs that educate and develop students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Dr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI), Master of Science degrees in Electronics and Computer Control Systems and Engineering Management, and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering all from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI).
Keynote II: Tuesday, October 10, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Vice President, North America, Electrified Powertrain Technology
Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
As Vice President of North America Electrified Powertrain Technology for ZF, John Hawkins is responsible for the regional electrification business strategy and growth, including research and development, sales and marketing, application engineering and production.
John joined ZF in 2015 as director of product planning for ZF’s braking division, and has held various leadership roles within the organization. He has played an important part in the company’s initiative to develop technologies for Next Generation Mobility, delivering clean and safe mobility for everyone everywhere.
John started his career as an engineer with General Motors and transitioned to consulting where he worked at Deloitte Consulting, Capital One and Data Consulting Group.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. John also has his MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Keynote III: Tuesday, October 10, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Dr. Jorge Arinez
Lab Group Manager, Technical Fellow for Manufacturing Systems and Controls Research
GM Global Research and Development
Warren, Michigan, USA
Dr. Jorge Arinez is a Technical Fellow and Lab Group Manager for Manufacturing Systems and Controls Research at GM Global Research and Development. Dr.Arinez’s current work focuses on Smart Manufacturing Systems and real-time, decision support tools that enable GM’s plants to meet productivity and quality goals. His research in production control, process design, advanced manufacturing analytics, and sustainability are vital to GM’s corporate strategy of an all-electric, carbon-neutral future. Dr. Arinez’s technical contributions include development of system models and diagnostic methods to identify real-time throughput bottlenecks by use of stochastic/continuous flow models. These tools have been deployed globally into GM’s standard plant-floor system for production monitoring and control yielding significant throughput, quality, and cost benefits. Dr. Arinez has 15 issued patents, 39 records of invention, over 120 peer-reviewed publications, and a Boss Kettering Award, GM’s highest technical innovation award. He has received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, USCAR Recognition Awards, and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement (HENAAC) Luminary Award. He has also served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering journal and been a symposium organizer for the ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC). Dr. Arinez holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, October 10, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) R&D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ankil Shah is the Vice President for Material Engineering and Performance Analysis and Evaluation at TMNA R & D located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Shah is responsible for managing all Toyota vehicle N.A. materials and parts development and Performance for vehicle like Body strength, NVH, Aerodynamics, Thermal, Ride & Handling, and Brakes for Toyota vehicles in N.A. Mr. Shah joined Toyota in 1991 and over the past 33 years he has worked in material engineering advancing to Manager for paint & resin materials area, Lightweight materials leader for R&D, Materials General Manager, and Vice President for R&D.
Title: Lightweight vehicles / Carbon Neutrality for Now & Future
Why Lightweight is essential for all vehicles including electrified vehicles. Toyota is expanding usage of resin and composite materials for lightweight and other benefits for part functions. The presentation will share few examples like SMC composite pick-up truck deck bed. Also, presentation will include application of glass filled Polyamide materials for seat back frame and seat cushion frames. In both examples customer usage and customer benefits were focused. Toyota collaborated with resin and parts suppliers to achieve these. Further, the presentation will share Toyota’s 2050 carbon neutrality vision. Also, it will include example for carbon neutrality contributions from resin materials.
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Buffet Lunch
Keynote V: Tuesday, October 10, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Dr. M. Manzoor Hussain
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Dr. M. Manzoor Hussain is presently Registrar of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department. Earlier he has served as Director of Admissions for three years. He also served as the founder principal and established one of constituent colleges of JNTUH at Sultanpur, Sangareddy District. He was the chairman of Board of Studies of JNTU in Mechatronics Engineering and Automobile Engineering. He has guided over 50 post graduate thesis and supervised 21 PhD scholars and currently 7 research scholars are working under his supervision. His areas of research include composite materials, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, welding and industrial engineering. He has over 26 years of experience in teaching and administration in various capacities as officer-in-charge, special officer and member of various expert committees of University and AICTE. He has organised various workshops, short term programs and conferences in the university. He also worked in Ethopia for two years as Head of Manufacturing in Defence Engineering College. He has published over 65 papers in peer reviewed journals and National and International conferences, and has visited countries like Kuwait, Thailand, Germany and Australia for conferences. He was awarded the best teacher award by Telangana State Government in the year 2016. He was the co-convener for EAMCET for three years and Convener for one year.
Keynote VI: Tuesday, October 10, 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Dr. Manuel Montoya
General Director of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo León (CLAUT)
Manuel Montoya Ortega has more than thirty years of international experience in the areas of Strategic Planning and Business Plan Development; As well as in the Creation, Development and Structure of Clusters in diverse sectors and regions of Mexico.
He holds a PHD in Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, IESE, Barcelona, Spain, and a Chemical Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. He also has a specialization in: Business Management DI by the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE) and Total Quality Management Program, Tata Research Center, Pune, India.
Manuel Montoya is part of Council of the Automotive Industry Clusters Network of Mexico, General Director of the Automotive Cluster of Nuevo León, A.C. and Founding Partner of ENE Estructuras de Negocios, S.C. Previously, he has collaborated in managerial positions for various companies and organizations in Mexico and abroad, including: Inmobiliaria Seival (Project Director and General Director), Pan American Institute of Senior Management of Companies IPADE (Director of Senior Management Programs), Ficosa International and Tata Ficosa Private Limited (Technical Vice President and Board member in Pune, India).
Throughout his career, he has actively contributed as a director for various associations and institutions. Manuel Montoya serves as a member of the Council of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI Network), Latin America Chapter, as well as the Monterrey Competitiveness Center and the Tooling Cluster of Nuevo Leon; and recently, he has been named as President of Andamos Mexico (National Association of Leaders of Mexican Associations). He has also actively collaborated in various civil associations of a social and educational nature.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Keynote VII: Wednesday, October 11, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Vice President of Engineering
Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
Charon Morgan is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Autoliv leading the Americas Division for RD&E. She joined Autoliv in August 2022 after 2 years away from the Automotive industry where she was at Eaton leading the Crouse-Hinds, B-Line, Airport Lighting and Oil & Gas Divisions. Prior to Eaton, Charon spent over two decades in the automotive industry where she served in over 15 roles throughout the duration of her career with General Motors. Charon has led technical teams in regions around the globe including North America, South America, and Asia Pacific with her most recent role of leading Global Fuel and Diesel systems at the GM Technical Center in Detroit, MI and Global Product Development for General Motors China at the Center for Advanced Research and Science in Shanghai, China.
Graduating from Purdue University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics, Morgan’s career started with positions across multiple disciplines in Global Product Development at General Motors at the Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. This included assignments in Vehicle Dynamics at Milford Proving Grounds, and various special assignments including management and leading special task forces for crisis situations. She then moved into Program Operations and Management transitioning business from the US to China, with a key role at GMs largest Joint Venture in China in 2013. While in China, Charon took on a new role leading the product engineering and supplier quality functions for GM China while still working with GMs Joint Ventures.
Morgan has served multiple industries through service with various societies and foundations. Some include Society of Women Engineers and SAE International. She served on several boards and committees including the Board of Directors, Technical Standards Board, Scholarship Advisory Committee, Executive Nominating Committee, and Motor Vehicle Council, among others. Morgan also received multiple awards for her volunteer work, including SAE Distinguished Younger Member in 2008 and Member of the Year in 2010. Charon frequently speaks at technical conferences and guest lectures in International Business, STEM education, and advocates for Women in Engineering as demonstrated through her work with Ladies Who Tech and First Robotics. In 2016, she served as Chairman of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. She currently serves as a Board member for the Automotive Safety Council (ASC), Automotive Women’s Alliance and multiple Engineering Boards for Oakland University.
Charon resides in Birmingham, MI with her husband of 26 years and 3 sons, Parker, Conner and Carson who are studying at MSU and U of M. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, golf, and traveling the world with her family and friends.
Charon Morgan, VP of Engineering at Autoliv, will present an insightful overview of Autoliv’s core principles and initiatives in her presentation titled “Smart, Safe, Sustainable.” Autoliv’s unwavering vision of “Saving More Lives” drives their mission to provide world-class, life-saving solutions for mobility and society. With a rich history spanning 70 years as the world’s largest automotive safety supplier, Autoliv has consistently pioneered innovation in automotive safety, from seat belts to groundbreaking technologies like the Bernoulli Airbag. Charon will delve into Autoliv’s commitment to enhancing road safety through autonomous driving advancements, the importance of addressing diverse road user needs, and the dedication to sustainability. Highlighting Autoliv’s ambitious sustainability goals, including carbon neutrality by 2030, and the company’s collaborative approach with partners like the UN Road Safety Fund, Charon will emphasize how Autoliv is actively working to make our roads safer, smarter, and more sustainable.
Keynote VIII: Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Director Product Strategy and Projects
Novi, Michigan, United States
Next Generation Connectivity Solutions Through Innovative Product and Program Management
Firasat Siddiqui has more than twenty five years in the automotive industry experience, ranging from Manufacturing, Sales, Program Management, Product Management and Strategic Business planning. Focusing on cutting edge technologies related to Vehicle Connectivity, Infotainment, and Camera Systems. He has a strong track record of building up highly skilled global teams and delivering operational excellence across regions to deliver successful end-to-end product launches.
Firasat joined Harman in 2017 and has held various positions within organizations, including playing important roles in business operations and strategy in Connectivity Business Unit. His current role within the Connectivity Portfolio team encompasses business planning, governance and process implementation and customer projects. Prior to joining Harman, he worked at Valeo as Customer Director/Manager in Sales capacity for Front End Module.
He graduated from University of Akron with degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Polymer Science. Firasat enjoys playing golf and indoor soccer and is an avid Red Wings Hockey fan.
Keynote IX: Wednesday, October 11, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
RO Director for Powertrain Electrification Mobility for North America
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Title: Valeo 800V Electrification Overview
As VP of Electric Powertrains, Americas, Frederic has the responsibility to drive and develop Valeo’s low and high voltage business across the region. All customer interfaces for North and South America are driven through teams located in Auburn Hills –Michigan for R&D, but also through Mexico and Brazil when it comes to serial production. Valeo’s product portfolio covers existing business for starters and alternators, but also the high voltage products for chargers, DCDC converters, Inverters and electrical Motors in 400 and 800V System.
Before taking on the role in North America at the end of 2022, Frederic has been working on building new products, supply chain, plants, and teams for electrification and mobility since 2018 within Europe and China.
R&D Director-Americas, Electrified Mobility
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Keynote X: Wednesday, October 11, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Buffet Lunch
Keynote XI: Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Dr. Steven Marshall
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Dr. Steve Marshall is the Senior CFD Expert at Valeo Thermal Systems in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA. He began his career with Valeo in 1994 at their HVAC production facility in Gorseinon, Wales, UK, immediately after completing his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Swansea, Wales. He emigrated to Michigan with his family in 1999. Dr. Marshall has always strived to remain current with technological developments in simulation. Transportation Mobility and Electrification are no exception. He recently developed simulation techniques for modeling virus dispersion in city buses along with a simulation of a bus UVPurifier using Germicidal Irradiation as part of Valeo’s mobility initiative during the Covid pandemic. This directly helped Valeo’s production employees commute to their manufacturing plants more safely and also enabled civic transportation providers to keep the public safe on city buses. More recently as part of the electrification of automotive vehicles, Dr Marshall has been working on the simulation of dual layer and ram air control HVAC systems, both used to increase the vehicle’s mi/kWh for vehicles in the US and worldwide. Dr. Marshall plays as hard as he works, and enjoys renovating his family’s cottage in the upper peninsula of Michigan, running, skiing, and snorkeling, depending on the season.
Keynote XII: Wednesday, October 11, 2:30 – 3:00 pm
ID 203 Integrated Framework for Design Thinking & Strategic Product Planning
Shannon Dare Wayne, Ph.D. and Ratna Babu Chinnam, Ph.D.
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Keynote XIII: Thursday, October 12, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Flexible Vehicle Architecture Supervisor
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Title: Next Generation EV Platforms
Dr. Lokesh Setti is the Flexible Vehicle Architecture Supervisor at Ford Motor Company. He is responsible for leading and driving flexible vehicle architecture strategy for key systems on next generation EV and ICE platforms. He represents flexible vehicle architecture vision in executing the ‘Voice of the Customer’ and helps stakeholders drive the right decisions for the company.
Dr. Setti has held various leadership roles within the company over the past 22 years representing Vehicle Engineering and Flexible Vehicle Architecture teams. As a Technical Expert for Vehicle Integration, he led the development and implementation of vehicle level attribute requirements and validation procedures. Dr. Setti has also served the company in an international service role for two years in Shanghai, China where he collaborated with product development team and helped improve product quality ratings for China market. After repatriation, he played a pivotal role for two years in improving the quality of HMI and digital user interface across Ford and Lincoln products.
Dr. Setti holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University (India), a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University, and a Ph. D in Industrial Systems Engineering from Wayne State University.
Keynote XIV: Thursday, October 12, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Highly adaptive and performance-driven leader with over 8 years’ experience in industrial environment (medical and automotive) in France, Japan, Czech Republic and the United States. Scope of experience encompasses key leadership roles within global purchasing and global program management. Skilled in team leadership, purchasing, growth, strategic planning, and relationship management.
Currently establishing the supply and value chain of Forvia Materi’Act in North America. Securing feedstock and biomass, developing Materi’Act industrialization and operations strategy in NA and developing business with customers by offering sustainable materials with ultra low CO2 footprint to decarbonize the production of vehicles.
1) Demonstrated record of results in a complex business environment, exceeded all purchasing P&L and cash expectations and improved all the operational metrics of Forvia largest purchasing commodity in North America.
2) Defined and Implemented BOP Plastics commodity strategy in North America to support Forvia 2027 vision, including following levers: financial, cash, operational, innovation and sustainability.
3) Drove procurement synergies in Hella post acquisition in North America: assessed and captured procurement synergies, established Forvia best in class supplier panel and drove new procurement operating model.
4) Established purchasing department and defined purchasing strategy for Faurecia in Japan (direct and indirect purchasing)
Akim received Bachelor’s degree, LLCE japonais – parcours management des entreprises et associations from University of Lille 1 Sciences and Technology, France and Master’s degree in Management stratégique des Achats (DESMA) from Grenoble IAE – Grenoble INP’s Graduate School of Management, Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France.
Keynote XV: Thursday, October 12, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
President and CEO
Center for Automotive Research
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Keynote Title: “The EV Transition”
Alan Amici is the President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).
Alan joined CAR after a 35+ year career with Chrysler and TE Connectivity, holding a variety of positions in engineering, manufacturing, and service. His roles at TE include
- VP & CTO, Transportation Solutions
- VP Engineering, Automotive Americas
Highlights of his tenure at Chrysler include:
- Head of Global Uconnect – Infotainment and Connected Car Platform
- Head of Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Torino, Italy & Auburn Hills, Michigan)
- Senior Manager, Global Service & Parts (Stuttgart, Germany)
Alan is the owner of two patents and is the recipient of the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award. He holds an MBA, a Master of Science degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors at Penn State Harrisburg and the Department of Industrial Engineering at Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the Chrysler Institute of Engineering.
Keynote XVI: Thursday, October 12, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Mario Chauca
Ricardo Palma University
Santiago de Surco, LI 15039, PERU
Researcher of the RENACYT-CONCYTEC
Mario Chauca is Executive Committee Member IFEES (2019-2021), was a Director of the AOTS-Kenshu Kiokay-Peru (2010-2014), member of the technical committees since 2010, invited by the University of Washington IEEE, in 2010 joined the Steering Committee of the IEEE-MWSCAS, and has participated in more than 30 committees in the European Union, Asia, Africa, America and Australia. All event proceedings are indexed in Scopus, journals and others database.
Chauca was participant as speaker and Chair Session at WEE2019-Chennai (India), IEM2019-Toronto (Canada), WEEF2018-Albuquerque (USA), ICIMA2018-Penang (Malaysia), WEEF2017-Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), CONeGOV2016-Florianopolis (Brazil), ISIT2014,17-Guanajuato (Mexico), MWSCAS2010-Washington (USA), JAIIO2009-Mar del Plata (Argentina), CONIELECOMP2007,9,10-Puebla (Mexico), SIE2004-Santa Clara (Cuba). He obtained a scholarship from the AOTS Tokyo (Japan), from the NIPA and Ministry of Science, ICT and Planning of the Future of Korea Seoul (Korea). He is a Consultant in Information and Communication Technologies, he was consultant in the project of United Nations-Inter-American Development Bank-Congress of the Republic of Peru and the Ministry of the Interior of Peru. He is a researcher by RENACYT-CONCYTEC in the Peruvian Government, adviser first award paper CONEIMERA2018, adviser of the First General Award Project for more than 5000 projects in the contest from the Romero Group, adviser for first projects in congress INTERCON, CONEIMERA, and was nominated for the Graña y Montero Prize for Research in Peruvian Engineering. Nominated Peruvian Research Southern Prize 2019 and nominated research award 2018 MEXICO. As author and advisor of papers he has more than 50 letters of acceptance, served organizer of international academic events, editor of proceedings, and advisor to the IEEE chapters at the National University of Callao and the Ricardo Palma University. He teaches at the postgraduate and undergraduate level, with 30 years of experience. He graduated as an Electronic Engineer from Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru, obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a mention in “Business Management” and his Doctorate in Education from San Luis Gonzaga National University.
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Buffet Lunch at LTU Cafeteria
Keynote XVII: Thursday, October 12, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Dr. Samira Keivanpour
Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering
Circular Economy Principles for Sustainable Air mobility
Samira Keivanpour is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. Samira earned her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA in Operation Management from Iran. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Laval University. Samira was a postdoctoral fellow and professional researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Laval University during 2015-2017. She was a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University before joining Polytechnique Montréal. She conducts research on sustainable solutions for supply chain and logistics management, with a focus on end-of-life product treatment, circular manufacturing, and the integration of Industry 4.0 technologies.
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