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Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Speaker:  Prof. Anthony Tzes

Affiliations: New York University Abu Dhabi

Prof. Anthony Tzes

Dr. Anthony Tzes is Professor and Program Head of the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at New York University Abu Dhabi, since 2017. Prior to this, he was a member of the Council (Board of Trustees) of University of Patras (UPAT) in Greece and Professor and Head of the ECE at UPAT. He was the director of UPAT’s graduate program in Biomedical Engineering (2015-7). He is a graduate of UPAT (1985) and has received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in 1990. From 1990 till 1999 he was (tenured associate professor) with Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has been a Visiting Professor (2009-13) at U. of Loughborough, UK.
He has been the Chairman of IEEE’s Control Systems Society Greek Chapter, a member of the national (Greek) committee of the European Control Association (EUCA), member at several committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and the national representative (2006-9) to EU’s FP7’s thematic area “Regions of Knowledge, Research Potential and Coherent Development of Policies”. He has served in various positions (Program Chairman (MIM ’00), Organizing Committee Chairman (ECC’07), General Chairman (MED2011 and ICUAS2020), Program Chairman (MED2015)), and as IPC-member at several international conferences.
His research interests include Cooperative Control of Networked UAVs, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. Prof. Tzes has received research funding from various organizations including NASA, the National (U.S.) Science Foundation, the European Union (Horizon2020), and the European Space Agency (ESA). He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University (now known as NYU Tandon School of Engineering) focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY.
He has authored more than 80(225) papers published in international journals(conferences). He has received various awards as co-author of published articles including the best paper published in 2014 in IET Control, Theory & Applications and the ECC 2003 IST Prize Award. He has served in the editorial board of several journals (e.g. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Circuits Systems and Computers, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

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Prof. Evgeni Magid

Professor Evgeni Magid is currently an acting Head of Intelligent Robotics Department, a Professor, a founder, and a Head of Laboratory of Intelligent Robotic Systems (LIRS) at Kazan Federal University, which is one of the top 10 Russian universities and the third oldest university in Russia. Professor, founder and a Head of Intelligent Robotic Systems Laboratory at Innopolis University, Russia. He worked at University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK; Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, USA; University of Tsukuba, Japan and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He earned his Ph.D. degree (2011) from University of Tsukuba, Japan, and Master (2006) and Bachelor (2002) degrees from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Senior member of IEEE, member of ACM and INSTICC. His research interests include urban search and rescue robotics, mobile robotics, path planning, robotic teams, and human-robot interaction. He authors over 200 publications in English, Russian and Japanese languages and 5 patents. As a PI, he conducted over 20 research projects with governmental and industrial external funding, including 3 international projects that engaged foreign research partner teams from top universities of India, Israel, Japan and Thailand.

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Speaker: Prof. Evgeni Magid

Affiliations: Kazan Federal University, Russia

Speaker:  Prof. Hartmut Surmann

Affiliations: University of Applied Science Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Prof. Hartmut Surmann

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