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Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Ma
University of Alberta, Canada
Y.-S. Ma has been a full Professor of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering since
2013 with the University of Alberta. Dr. Ma has also been a registered
Professional Engineer with APEGA, Canada since 2009. Currently he teaches
capstone design projects, engineering economics and manufacturing processes. His
research areas include interdisciplinary heavy oil recovery production tooling
engineering, feature-based product and process modeling, plastic molding
simulation and mold design optimization, CAD/CAE integration, CADCAM, ERP
informatics modeling, and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his
B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1986, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees
from UMIST, UK in 1990 and 1994 respectively. Before joining U of A, from 2000
to 2007, he had been an Associate Professor with Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore; and from 2007 to 2013, with University of Alberta. He
served as an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and
Engineering from 2009 to 2013; and since 2012, has been an editor of Advanced
Engineering Informatics. Dr. Ma won ASTech award sponsored by Alberta Science
and Technology Leadership Foundation jointly with Drader Custom Manufacturing
Ltd in 2012. He started his career as a Lecturer from Ngee Ann Polytechnic,
Singapore in 1993, and then from 1996 to 2000, he was a Senior Research Fellow
and Group Manager at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).
Prof. Songgang Qiu,
West Virginia University, USA
Dr. Songgang Qiu began his professional career as a senior
principal engineer at a Research and Development company in 1997. He was quickly
promoted to Vice President. In 2004, he led to create a R&D division to pursue
government projects. He joined Temple University as a full professor in 2012.
Currently, he is the full professor at West Virginia University. Over the last
twenty years, he has served as principal Investigator for several dozes of
government and industrial sponsored research projects. His current sponsored
research projects are focused on power generation, energy conversion, solar
energy, and energy efficiency.