Keynote Speakers of 2024





Prof. Hossam Gaber
Ontario Tech University, Canada


Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, at Ontario Tech University (UOIT), where he has established the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL), Smart Energy Systems Lab, and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is recognized among the top 2% of worldwide scientists with high citation in the area of energy. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, energy safety and control systems, and waste to energy using advanced plasma technologies. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan). From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), as a research associate. From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as an Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He also worked as process control, safety, and automation specialist in energy and oil & gas industries. Dr. Gabbar has more than 230 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers.



Prof. Mingcong Deng,

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan


Prof. Mingcong Deng received his PhD in Systems Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1997. From 1997.04 to 2010.09, he was with Kumamoto University; University of Exeter, UK; NTT Communication Science Laboratories; Okayama University. From 2010.10, he has been with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, as a professor. Prof. Deng has over 550 publications including 195 journal papers, in peer reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Press and other top tier outlets. Prof. Deng is a chair of agricultural robotics and automation technical committee, IEEE RA Society; Chair of the environmental sensing, networking, and decision making technical committee, IEEE SMC Society; Member of IEEE SMC SSE committee; Representative of IEEE Systems Council AdCom. He was the recipient of 2014 & 2019 Meritorious Services Award of IEEE SMC Society, 2020 IEEE RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award. He is a fellow of AAIA, and a member of The Engineering Academy of Japan.



Prof. Yamada Hirohito
Tohoku University, Japan


Hirohito Yamada received his B.E. degree in electronics engineering from Kanazawa University in 1981, and his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from Tohoku University in 1983 and 1987, respectively. In 1987 he joined the Opto-Electronics Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, where he has been engaged in research on semiconductor lasers for optical communications. From 1991 to 1997 he researched semiconductor lasers especially for use in access network systems in Kansai Electronics Research Laboratory. From 1998, he researched Si nano-photonic devices especially for photonic crystals and Si-wire waveguides in NEC Tsukuba Labs. In 2006, he moved on Tohoku University. Now he is a Professor of Tohoku University.