Prof. Sunil Vadera, University of Salford, UK
Prof. Marat Akhmet, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Speech Title: Poincare Chaos and Prospects for Neural Networks Analysis (View Speech Abstract)
Marat Akhmet is a professor of mathematics at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) known for his research on the chaos and bifurcation theory in differential equations and hybrid systems with applications in physics, neural networks, biology, medicine and economics . Born in Kazakhstan, he studied at Aktobe State University. He received his doctorate in 1984 at Kiev University . He has been awarded a Science Prize of TUBITAK (Turkey, 2015), for best achievments in scientific research. He is an author of four books: "Principles of Discontinuous Dinamical Systems", Springer, 2010, "Nonlinear Hybrid Continuous Discrete-Time Models", Atlantis Press (Springer), 2011, "Neural networks with Discontinuous Impact Activations," Springer, 2014, and "Replication of Chaos in Neural Networks, Economics and Physics", Springer&HEP, 2015. His has solved the Second Peskin conjecture for Integrate-and-fire biological oscillators, has introduced and developed theory of differential equations with piecewise constant argument of generalized type, many aspects of discontinous dynamical systems. The last decade his main subject of research is input-output analysis of chaos and irregular behavior of hybrid neural networks.
Emeritus Professor Chandra S Lalwani, University of HULL, UK
Speech Title: Supply Chain Technologies and the Evolution of the Digital Supply Chains (View Speech Abstract)
holds Emeritus Professorship in Supply Chain Management in Business School at
University of Hull. He was also Academic Director of the University of Hull
Logistics Institute for 2005 – 2010. He is Emeritus Editor in Chief of
International Journal of Logistics Management published by Emerald. His current
research focus is on Digital Sully Chains 4.0 & logistics, integration of
transport in supply chains, retail logistics, port centric logistics, low carbon
shipping, supply chain modelling, and mass customised logistics. Before joining
the Business School at the University of Hull, Professor Lalwani was a Deputy
Director and Co-investigator at Cardiff Business School on the EPSRC Cardiff
University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (over GBP£3.25 million
research grant) and Principal Investigator on one of its three flagship research
projects, namely, Mass Customised Collaborative Logistics in Sustainable
Manufacture. His recent research projects have been with a number of industrial
partners in the UK in retail (Tesco, Nestle, Innocent Foods, Princess Soft
Drinks), steel (Tata Steel, Caparo Steel Tubes), Manufacturing (Rolls Royce,
Plastribution), and logistics (GBA Group, Rhys Davies, Multi-Serv) sectors. His
work for industry as Principal Investigator on the EPSRC LINK grant on Future
Integrated Transport project 'Integrating Transport and eCommerce in Supply
Chain Logistics has been highly acclaimed
His current research projects funded by Research Councils UK include ‘Low Carbon Shipping: A Systems Approach’ with partners from UCL, Strathclyde, Newcastle, Plymouth universities and over fifteen companies including Lloyd’s Register, Shell and Maersk Shipping (http://www.lowcarbonshipping.co.uk/) and ‘Next Generation Supply Chains Issues and Digital Economy’ (http://www.nex-gem.co.uk/). Professor Lalwani was the Programme Co-Chair for International Symposium in Logistics (http://www.isl21.org/) for over ten years. Professor Lalwani is co-author of a book on ‘Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management’ 3nd edition is published by John Wiley in 2016 and 4th ed is due in 2020.
Till recently Chandra has been a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University in the UK and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Australia.
Prof. Andrea Deaconescu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Speech Title: Robust Technology Design Algorithm Based on Taguchi’s Philosophy (View Speech Abstract)
Prof. Andrea Deaconescu is a full professor at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. She obtained her PhD in Industrial Engineering at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania in 2005 and an MA in Information Science at the University of Central England at Birmingham, UK. Her main fields of competence are Robust Design of Manufacturing Systems and Communication Management.She is the author of ten books and over 100 scientific papers.Prof. Andrea Deaconescu is a member of a series of professional and scientific associations and acted as visiting professor at Bremen University, Germany, ENSAM Cluny, France and the University of Southern Denmark, Odense.