Keynote Speaker I 

Prof. Juntao Fei, Director

College of IoT Engineering, Hohai University, China

Speech Title: Novel Adaptive Neural Network Sliding Mode Control for Active Power Filter 

AbstractThis keynote speech presents an adaptive sliding mode controller based on a novel double hidden layer recurrent neural network algorithm to improve the performance of harmonic current compensation and system robustness of an active power filter. The double hidden layer neural network can improve the accuracy and generalization ability of the neural network, reduce the number of network weights and accelerate the network training speed owing to the strong fitting and presentation ability of two-layer activation functions. The feedback neural network plays the significant role in possessing associative memory and rapid system convergence. Simulation and experimental results demonstrated that the satisfactory performance of proposed controller under both dynamic and steady state operations, including robustness, fast response, and small overshoot for harmonic suppression


Juntao Fei is now a professor at the College of IoT Engineering, Hohai University , Director of Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering He received his B.S. degree from the Hefei University of Technology, M.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China,  M.S and Ph.D. degree from the University of Akron, USA. He was a visiting scholar at University of Virginia, USA from 2002 to 2003, North Carolina State University, USA from 2003 to 2004 respectively. He served as an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana, USA from 2007 to 2009.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has actively served in the editorial board of a number of international journals as an associate editor, including Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, IEEE Access, etc. He has served as chairs and program committee members for numerous international conferences. He was a PI of 30 projects in the last ten years, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jiangsu Natural Science Foundation, etc. He has published more than 300 journal and conference papers and five books , more than 130 papers were published by international journals such as IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. on Neural Network and Learning System , IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, etc. He authorized 92 invention patents.  He is an awardee of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (China). His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America.

His current research interests are adaptive control, intelligent control, sliding mode control, power electronics and control, mechatronics and robotics, smart materials and structure.

Keynote Speaker II 


Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew

Capitol Technology University, Maryland, USA

Speech Title: Is Cybersecurity a need in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering?

Abstract: Mechanical and Aerospace engineering projects design their products to be safe from Cyber-attacks when in use. This paper argues that the design, manufacturing and service is as equally important. Examples of errors and problems from Cyber-attacks are addressed and the future implications presented. In particular, the role of data communications between automation and mechatronics of manufacture are critical in preventing attacks from any potential foreign power or competitor. It concludes that Cyber-security is frequently ignored and how industry must address individual needs.

Bio: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ; M.Sc. in Manufacturing MA in Education; Pg.D. in Education Training; B.A. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering; B.A. in Production Engineering A Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Dr McAndrew spent 12 years in industry as a designer before entering academia. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. He has supervised many PhD students and published extensively for over 20 years. He is the author of several books and Editor of several international Journals. Currently he is a full professor at Capitol Technology University. His research interests are in Aerodynamics and cybersecurity of aviation systems, which he has published 60 peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has presented at many Conferences and believes these are critical research meetings for those that are new to research and the experienced to mentor the next generation.


Keynote Speaker III


Dr. Akira Oyama

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science,Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan

Speech Title: Multiobjective Design Optimization in Space Engineering

Abstract: Multiobjective design optimization algorithms obtain Pareto-optimal designs in single optimization run and analysis of the Pareto-optimal designs provides useful design information for designers. This keynote speech presents how multiobjective design optimization algorithms are used in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for space engineering.

Bio.: AKIRA OYAMA received D. Eng. degree in aerospace engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 2000. He worked for NASA Glenn Research Center as an NRC Research Associate under supervision of Dr. Meng-Sing Liou from 2000 to 2003. He joined Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in 2003, where he is currently associate professor. He has published 55 reviewed journal articles, 196 international conference papers. He has received many awards that include Fluids Engineering Frontier Certificate of Merit, Computational Mechanics Achievement Award, and JSME design and system division Achievement Award. He is also a specially-appointed member of Science Council of Japan.








Speakers in ICACAR 2019


 Prof. Satoru Kaneko

 Talk Title:  Graphene growth on insulator: irradiating 10B pencil drawn paper, diamond like carbon and  PLD in carbon oxides


 Prof. Hee-Je Kim


 Talk Title:  Smart Controlled Solar/Thermal/ESS (Energy Storage System) Application Systems


 Prof. Hamidreza Arandiyan

 Talk Title:  Flower-like LaNiAlO3-supported nickel catalysts for carbon monoxide methanation

 Prof. Juntao Fei


 Talk Title:  Adaptive Global Sliding Mode Control for Active Power Filter Using Double Hidden Layer Recurrent Neural Network Structure