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Prof. Elhadj Benkhelifa
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Title Mimicking Nature for Reliable and Secure Computer Systems
Abstract This talk will shed lights on the concept of Artificial Life (A-Life) and the latest advances in the field and future projections. I will present a summary of my research interests in this area, illustrated by cutting edge projects. The main essence of these projects is biologically and nature inspired for self-organizing, self-healing and self-adaptive computer system for enhanced reliability and resilience. These unconventional solutions are gaining a growing interest among researchers in many applications at the time when traditional approaches proved inefficient, especially with the ever increasing hardware faults and threat of cyber-attacks in critical complex infrastructures such as cloud platforms.
Prof. Wen-Hui Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Title Object Detection for Autonomous Driving
Abstract Fast and efficient object detection such as pedestrian detection and vehicle detection is an important task for autonomous driving. In camera-based sensing systems, object detection offers the fundamental ability for autonomous vehicles to perceive the dynamic environment in a real-time fashion. In this talk, I will be providing an overview of object detection based on computer vision and its applications for autonomous driving and the primary challenges as well as technical improvements in recent years. A number of topics will be covered in this talk, including the milestone detection approaches in history, detection datasets, performance metrics, speed-up techniques, and the recent state-of-the-art detection methods.
Prof. Akihiro Imakiire
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Title Squirrel-cage Induction Motor with Voltage Unbalance Compensation for Power System Application
Abstract A large number of squirrel-cage induction motors have been used in power system application such as power plant, factory and steel mills name a few because they are durable and cheaper than other types of AC motors. The induction motors are often driven directly by connecting to power grid source. However, it has possible to be damaged by voltage unbalance caused by increase of shingle-phase load, unbalance impedance on feeder or harmonic current caused from other equipment. In this talk, I will talk about a squirrel-cage induction motor with voltage unbalance compensation from a view point of AC motors. It can solve voltage unbalance problems by itself and keep driving performance during voltage unbalance period. The proposed approach is expected to solve many persistent problems such as overload current, local heating, noise, vibration and stalling when unbalanced voltage occurs.