Prof. Hehua Zhu
Tongji University, China
Biography: He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Director of the National Key Laboratory of Civil Engineering Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Tongji University, and Director of the Engineering Research Center of Civil Engineering Information Technology, Ministry of Education. He is also the Chairman of the Data Standards Committee of the International Union of Geotechnical Engineering, the Vice Chairman of the Chinese National Group of the International Society of Rock Mechanics, and the Advisor of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CSIC) of the University ofCambridge, etc.
Prof. Zhu has been teaching and researching in the field of tunneling and underground space for more than 30 years, and was selected as the chief scientist of 973 National Project. His research achievements include "Soft soil shield tunnel design theory and construction control technology and application" and "Key technology of large-scale underground space construction in dense urban areas and its integrated demonstration". He had edited 5 industry and group technical standards, granted more than 50 invention patents, published 7 monographs and more than 380 high-level papers in domestic and foreign academic journals, and founded the international academic journal Underground Space (SCIE).
Prof. Jürgen Fleischer
German Academy of Engineering, Germany
Biography: He is a member of the German Academy of Engineering, a member of the International Academy of Production Engineering as well as the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the German Academy of Production Engineering. Besides, Prof. Jürgen Fleischer is the former Dean of the School of Mechanics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a renowned scholar in the field of international mechanical engineering. He is a key member and academic leader in the development of the German machinery industry strategy and is the first German leader of an approved project in the field of Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 cooperation between the Chinese and German governments.
Prof. Saman K. Halgamuge
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Biography: Prof. Saman K. Halgamuge, Fellow of the IEEE, is a Distinguished Lecturer Speaker in the field of Computational Intelligence. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic, Energy and Materials Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU). He graduated with Dipl.-Ing and PhD degrees in Data Engineering (“Datentechnik”) from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and B.Sc. Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and Applied Mathematics (Hindawi). His research that lead to 250 publications has been funded over the last 20 years by Australian Research Council (16 grants), National Health and Medical Research Council (2 grants), industry and other external organizations (13 grantsorcontracts) and funding to support stipends for 45 PhD students. His research record is in Data engineering, which includes Data Analytics and Optimization focusing on applications in Mechatronics, Energy, Biology and Medicine. He is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts panel for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences.