Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Eric T. Matson
Purdue University, USA
Eric T. Matson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University (West Lafayette). Prof. Matson has also been an International Faculty Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea, visiting professor at Dongguk University (Korea), Incheon National University (Korea), Universite Paris Est (France), and Universidad Tecnologica Nacional-Facultad Tucuman (Argentina). He Is a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
He co-founded the M2M Lab at Purdue University, which performs research in multiagent systems, cooperative robotics, and wireless communication in the applied areas of safety and security. He is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Robotic Innovation, Commercialization and Education (RICE) at Purdue University, Director of the Korean Software Square and the Director of the Center for Countering Unmanned System Threats (CAST) at Purdue University. Prof. Matson has more than 130 refereed journals and conference papers, several books and proceedings.
Prior to his position at Purdue University, Prof. Matson was in industrial and commercial software development as a consultant, software engineer, manager and director for 14 years. In that experience, he developed and lead numerous large software engineering projects dealing with intelligent systems, applied artificial intelligence and distributed object technologies.
Prof. Matson has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, M.B.A in Operations Management from Ohio State University, M.S.E. in Software Engineering from Kansas State University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Kansas State University.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,UK
Title: A review of the Navier-Stokes Equation for the Theoretical Maximum Design of Twin Wing Aircraft
Twin Wing aircraft were the classical answer for maximizing lift in the early days of flight. They had high levels of drag and limited top speed. They do have low stall speeds and small turning circles. However, nowadays they are not used as modern power plants allow for higher speeds, and hence greater lift using a mono-wing concept. This research is focusing on using Twin Wing designs for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV, to fly at high altitudes, above classical commercial altitudes. Previous research has shown that optimised designs can approach higher levels and allow for greater lift at relatively low speeds. The research will show that optimizing designs can be achieved and this will be discussed and linked to how UAVs may be used to operate in different airspace without the need of interaction between piloted and UAV aircraft.
Prof. Ian R. McAndrew PhD is a mechanical engineer that has worked in education for over 25 years. His teaching and research has been globally, starting in London and now with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has taught in over 20 countries and published with many academics from all over the world. He is currently the Department Chair for Graduate Studies in the college of Aeronautics, where he is responsible for 6 Masters degrees and over 3000 students. He has 5 degrees, also a qualified Electrical engineer and FRAeS. He has supervised over 25 PhDs and has almost 50 peer reviewed publications. His current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is a keen supporter of conferences as this is where junior researchers can develop their skills for a life in research.
Prof. Ian McAndrew FRAeS is a Tenured Faculty and Full professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has worked in academia for over 27 years and lectured globally. Currently his research is in the area of low speed aerodynamics for UAVs. He has more than 55 journal and conference publications and almost 30 successful PhD supervisions. He is frequently invited to deliver Keynote speeches and is the Chair of several International Conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several International Journals.