Pr. Kamal YOUCEF-TOUMI
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and Director of the MIT Mechatronics Research Laboratory,
Pr. Mike BOURNE
Professor of Business Performance, Cranfield University School of Management
Dr. Dominique LUZEAUX
Dr. Nader IMANI
Mr. Kinya ICHIMURA
Head of Strategic Planning Group, Cranes & Systems division, Mitsui E&S Machinery Co.
Mr. Alan HARDING
Past President of the International Council On Systems Engineering
Automation & Computing Technologies
Abstract – Smart interconnected systems and environments are becoming crucial. Appropriate information is collected, processed, and used for operating and managing assets in an integrated intelligent way. This includes monitoring, diagnosing, predicting, and controlling technologies with confidence. For achieving and maintaining a high-performance system’s operation, appropriate methods and a combination of control and system intelligence are vital. Systems and applications of primary focus are those with high speed and real-time requirements. Such methods and tools make modeling, design, control, and management of complex, highly integrated systems more efficient and effective. The presentation first emphasizes the importance of computing and its impact on different sectors. Then, it covers methods for robotics and automation applications. Additional examples include digital technologies specific to policymakers and addressing socio-technical challenges.
Biography – Kamal Youcef-Toumi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is Co-Director of the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Saudi Arabia and MIT, Director of the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship Program for Saudi Women, and Director of the MIT Mechatronics Research Laboratory. His M.S. and Sc.D. degrees are from MIT. Youcef-Toumi’s research has focused primarily on modeling, design, control theory, and their applications to dynamic systems. In particular, he explores the development of control techniques with fast adaptation. Applications have included robotics, automation, metrology, and nanoscale video imaging. He made significant contributions to MIT’s international research and education collaborations, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Singapore. Youcef-Toumi is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator award from President Ronald Reagan. He served on many professional committees and as a consultant for several multinationals. He is an IEEE Senior member, an ASME Fellow, and a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials. He served as Editor of several symposia/conference proceedings. He authored over 340 publications and holds about 50 registered/pending patents. Professor Youcef-Toumi has been an invited lecturer at over 260 seminars at companies, research centers and universities throughout the world.