Saman Halgamuge, Fellow of IEEE,
University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography: Prof Saman Halgamuge is a Fellow of IEEE, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering. He is also one of the IEEE Distinguished Speakers appointed for the theme Computational Intelligence.
He has previously served as Director/Head, Research School of Engineering of the Australian National University (2016-18) and as a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2016-18). He was the founding Director of the PhD training centre Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) of University of Melbourne and contributed as Associate Dean (2013-15) and Assistant Dean (2008-13) in International Engagement in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He is also a member of various International advisory committees including the Visiting Committee of Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018) and Research Advisory Council of University of Technology PETRONAS (2015-18). He is an honorary Professor of Australian National University and an honorary member of ANU Energy Change Institute. His research interests are in AI and Data Engineering including Inclusive Learning algorithms and Active data gathering sensor systems, Unsupervised Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics focusing on applications in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Bioengineering. These applications vary from Sensor Networks in Irrigation, Smart Grids, and Sustainable Energy generation to Bioinformatics and Neuro-Engineering. He supervised 50 PhD students as the primary supervisor. He has also been a keynote speaker for 40 research conferences. His citations and h-factor can be extracted from is https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=9cafqywAAAAJ&view_op=list_works.


Speech Title: Sensor Data Analytics with AI in a Connected World (Abstract)



Samsul Kamal,
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Biography: Prof. Ir. Samsul Kamal received his phd degree in Heat and Mass Transfer from Strathclyde University-UK in 1991. Currently he is a professor in Mechanical Engineering he also engages in Mechanical Engineering Study Program. From 1998-2004, he has been the Founder and Head of Industrial Engineering Study Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. From1998-2012, he has been Head of Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Since 2016, he has been the Chair of Committee II of Senate Academics, Faculty of Engineering, and Member of Senate Academics (Committee II), of Universitas Gadjah Mada. He won Piagam Penghargaan Kesetiaan Mengabdi Selama 25 tahun Terus Menerus Award in 2010. His research interest focuses on heat transfer and energy conversion system, new and renewable energy and he is supervising some ph.d. and master students in two phase flow and heat transfer topics.


Speech Title: Readiness of Indonesian Industries in Accelerating Renewable Energy Development (Abstract)