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Professor McMaster University
Ontario, Canada
Opening Session & Lunch Keynote - Monday June 8,

Ray Findlay, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng. (Ontario), is Vice President of JDRF Electromag Engineering Research, Inc., a company specialising in research and development involving electromagnetics, power devices and equipment, energy systems, and development of new electromagnetic drives and separators. Ray is an Emeritus Professor at McMaster University, where he taught electrical machines at both the graduate and undergraduate level until 2004. He taught at the University of New Brunswick prior to joining McMaster University in 1981. Ray spent 1972-73 with GE in Peterborough, Canada, 1979-80 at the University of Southampton, (UK) and during 1988 worked at CSIRO, Sydney, Australia, and the Katholieke Universiteit, Belgium. His research interests include electromagnetic fields and losses in electrical power devices in which he has more than 150 technical papers and 4 patents. Ray, a Fellow of both IEEE and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), was awarded the CPR Engineering Medal from EIC in 1998, the RAB Innovation Award, 1990; Canadian Region, Outstanding service Award 1999; IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000; IEEE Canada W.S.Read Outstanding Service Medal, 2002; IEEE Toronto Section Centennial Medal, 2003; IEEE Canada McNaughton Medal, April 23, 2007 in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the analysis and design of electrical machines, particularly to the theory and measurement of shaft currents in induction motors, and for leadership in the profession".

IEEE Activities -- (S'61-M'68-SM'79-F'94-LF’03)

  • OFFICES: President-Elect 2001, President, 2002, Past President, 2003; Board of Directors, 1994-97, 2001-2003, Chair, 2002; Vice President, Regional Activities, 1996-97; Region 7 Director, 1994-95.
  • COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Executive Committee, 1996-7, 2001-3, Chair, 2002; ad hoc Marketing and sales Committee, 2003-55, Chair, 2005; Marketing and sales Committee 2006-9; ad hoc History Committee 2005; ad hoc History Committee 2006; History Committee 2004-6; Nominations and Appointments Committee 2004; Implementation Committee on Structural Reorganization, 1996-97; Regional Activities Board, 1990-92, 1994-99; Chair, 1996-97; Administrative Committee, 1990-92, 1996-97; Admissions and Advancement, 1993-94; Awards and Recognition, 1990-92, 1996-97; Membership Development, 1990-92, 1994-97; Operating Committee, 1990, 1998-99; POTENTIALS, Advisory Board, 1990-92, 1996-97; Priorities and Planning, 1990; Regional Conferences Committee, 1996-97; RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Support, 1990-91, 1996-97; Strategic Planning, 1997; Student Activities, 1985-87; Chair, 1990-92; Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, 2000; Ad Hoc Budget Committee, 1996-97; Ad Hoc Leadership Workshop Committee, 1998-2000; Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Activities, Chair, 2000; Ad Hoc Sections Congress Organizing Committee, 1996-97; RAB/IEEE Foundation Committee on Student Branch Centers of Excellence, Chair, 1998-2000; EAB/RAB Reference list of Educational Programs Committee, 1991-93; RAB/TAB Transnational Committee, 1994-97; RAB/TAB TC Facilities and Services Subcommittee, Chair, 1995; Educational Activities Board, 1994-95, 1998; EAB, Vice Chair, 1995; EAB OpCom, 1995; EAB Liaison Committee, Chair, 1994-95; EAB, Planning and Review, Chair, 1998; . REGIONS: Region 7: IEEE-Canada, President, 1995; Canadian Region Committee, 1985-87, 1993-95, non-voting member 2003-4; Director Emeritus 2005-6; ; Chair, 1994-95; Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Councillor, 1995, 2004-6, Chair History and Archives Committee 2004-6; IEEE Canadian Foundation, member, 1998- ; Director, 1995-97, 2005-9
  • SOCIETIES: Industry Applications: Electric Machines Committee, 1988-99, Distinguished Lecturer, 2002. Power Engineering: Induction Machinery Subcommittee, 1994-97; Power Engineering Education Committee (PEEC), AdCom, 1991-92; PEEC, 1991-95; Education, 1986-92; Education, Reviewer, 1971-81. Magnetics: Transactions on Magnetics, Reviewer, 1990-91. Engineering Management, Board of Governors, 1997.
  • SECTIONS: Hamilton: Executive Committee, 1981-85; Membership, Chair, 1984; Student Activities, Chair, 1981-85; Industry/Student Liaison, 1981-85. New Brunswick Section: Executive Committee, 1973-79; Program Chair, 1974-75. New Brunswick Subsection: Chair and Founder, 1971.
  • STUDENT BRANCHES: University of New Brunswick: Counselor, 1980-81; McMaster University, Counselor, 1981-85; Computer Chapter, Advisor, 1987-2000.
  • CONFERENCES: International Workshops on Electric and Magnetic Fields, International Scientific Committee, 1995-2000. 5/2006.

Other Activities: EIC (Engineering Institute of Canada) ; Councillor, Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), 1995, 2003-8: Chair, Archives and History Committee, 2003-8. Member, Advisory Committee on Computer, Electrical Electronic, Instrumentation Technology, Mohawk College. Appointed by the President of Mohawk College, April 12, 1990. (Retired Dec. 2000) Camp 13, Hamilton, Corporation of the Seven Wardens, Secretary, 1984-1999, Proctor and Alternate Warden 2000- Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist’s Guild: book binder, 1984-


Hojjat Adeli
Abba G. Liechtenstein Professor
The Ohio State University
Monday June 8 Keynote Speaker

An estimated $2 trillion dollars will be needed in the United States for rehabilitation, renewal, replacement, and maintenance of the existing infrastructure systems within the next 20 years. The U.S. government is in the process of spending $150 billion on various infrastructure projects to uplift the economy. In a recent book the author presented a new vision and way of designing and managing the civil infrastructure of the nation using advanced IT and sensor technologies. Intelligent infrastructure will result in improved automation, better safety, and more effective use of natural resources, thus better sustainability. In this Keynote Lecture this vision is elaborated. Multidisciplinary methodologies and innovative computational models are presented for automated health monitoring and nonlinear active vibration control of smart highrise building and bridge structures subjected to extreme dynamic loading due to earthquakes, winds, or impact. The methodologies are based on adroit integration of multiple computing and IT paradigms including chaos theory, wavelets, and three soft computing methods, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithm.

Hojjat Adeli is Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neuroscience, Neurological Surgery, and the Interdisciplinary Biophysics Graduate Program at The Ohio State University (OSU). He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976. He has authored 430 research and scientific publications in various fields of computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, and medicine including 12 books such as Machine Learning - Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Fuzzy Systems (Wiley, 1995); Neurocomputing for Design Automation, CRC Press, 1998; Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems (Wiley, 2005); and Intelligent Infrastructure (CRC Press, 2009). He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, now in 24th year of publication and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, now in 17th year of publication. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Neural Systems. He is the quadruple winner of the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Award for outstanding research accomplishments. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU, the university’s highest research award, "in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship". In 2005, he was elected Honorary/Distinguished Member, ASCE: "for wide-ranging, exceptional, and pioneering contributions to computing in civil engineering and extraordinary leadership in advancing the use of computing and information technologies in many engineering disciplines throughout the world." In 2007, he received the OSU College of Engineering Peter L. and Clara M. Scott Award for Excellence in Engineering Education "for sustained, exceptional, and multi-faceted contributions to numerous fields including computer-aided engineering, knowledge engineering, computational intelligence, large-scale design 1optimization, and smart structures with worldwide impact," as well as the Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2008 he was Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "for distinguished contributions to computational infrastructure engineering and for worldwide leadership in computational science and engineering as a prolific author, keynote speaker, and editor-in-chief of journals."

Engineering Education – Where is it headed?

Satish Udpa and Lalita Udpa
College of Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226, USA
Keynote Speaker

Globalization has had a profound bearing on the way goods and services are engineered, manufactured and delivered in North America and other parts of the world. Access to high quality engineering services in low cost locations combined with diminishing costs of delivering such services to customers anywhere in the globe have had a major impact on manufacturing and other sectors of our economy. These tectonic shifts have in turn contributed to an increasing level of interest in re-evaluating engineering education practices and determining if new paradigms for imparting education and supporting the cost of education are necessary. This presentation begins with a brief review of the factors that are compelling the re-examination of engineering education models. We will, then, present an alternate approach for educating our students in ways that will, hopefully, prepare them to face the challenges of the new marketplace more effectively. The presentation will include a description of a model for supporting engineering education particularly in the context of diminishing levels of state support witnessed in many countries. We will conclude with a description of a new initiative that is a modest step towards the implementation of the new model.

Satish S. Udpa is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. Prior to joining MSU in 2001, Udpa was the Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.

Udpa’s research interests span the broad area of materials characterization and nondestructive evaluation (NDE). Work done by him to date in the area includes an extensive repertoire of forward models for simulating physical processes underlying several inspection techniques. He has also been involved in the development of systembased and model-based inverse solutions for defect and material property characterization. His interests have expanded in recent years to include the development of noninvasive tools for clinical applications, such as new electromagneticacoustic (EMAT) methods for detecting single-leg separation failures in artificial heart valves as well as microwave imaging and ablation therapy systems.

He has published extensively, holds several patents, and is the technical editor of the Electromagnetic Nondestructive Testing Handbook published by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. He serves as the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and is the regional editor of the International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics. Dr. Udpa is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and the Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing. He was elected as a Full member of the Academia NDT International. Dr. Udpa also served as the permanent secretary of the World Federation of NDE Centers from 1998 to 2003.


Invited Talk

Integrated Technology just with
Knowledge Management

Madjid Fathi
University of Siegen

Madjid Fathi (Prof.Dr.‐Ing) is director of Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management (KBS & KM) at University of Siegen Germany and professor at department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FB12) at University of Siegen. Madjid is the founder and director of Research Center for Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems (KMIS).

Increasing dynamism, diversification, and complexity of application and business environments require early recognition and monitoring of technological, market and social developments to innovative success. In order to successfully identify innovation opportunities, risks and new business areas core questions need to be answered. Which trends and scenarios can be expected? Which opportunities and challenges will these produce? Based on state of the art technology, knowledge management techniques and solutions supply information on the type, speed and direction of possible developments within an innovation context.

A wide range of advanced technologies have to be invoked in providing assistance for knowledge requirements ranging from acquisition, modeling, (re)using, retrieving and maintaining of knowledge. Knowledge engineers work intensively in cooperation to develop and bring to market technical solutions, which increase efficiencies, provide flexibility, and offer important business benefits in the long term through guided search, appropriate knowledge representation, and decision support as practical suggestion mechanism. An engineering scenario includes customers and users as key advantage. Customers are often more prepared to share their knowledge with a group of partners or companies. An integrated technology map provides assistance and methodological support to search for technological answers to market and social trends and challenges by applying knowledge management.

Academic Education and Professional Experiences:

  • Since 2006 Director of Research Center for Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems (KMIS) at University of Siegen, Germany.
  • 2006 Founder of Research Center for Knowledge Management and Intelligent Systems (KMIS) at University of Siegen, Germany.
  • Since 2004 University Professor, Professorship for Knowledge Based Systems & Knowledge Management at University of Siegen, Germany.
  • 2002-2004 Visiting Professor at Florida State University, LMM (Lab. for Micro-Mechanic) LMM later at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
  • 2000-2002 Visiting Researcher at University of New Mexico - NASA URC Program, USA
  • 1998-2000 Professorship Substitute, TU Illmenau, Germany.
  • 1997-98 Dr.-Ing. habil. (Above PhD), University of Ilmenau, Germany.
  • 1995-1997 Academic Employee, Department of Computer Science, University of Dortmund, Germany.
  • 1994 Professorship Substitute, University of Paderborn, Germany.
  • 3/1991 Promotion to Dr.-Ing (PhD), University of Dortmund, Germany.
  • 1990-1993 Academic employee at Professorship for Computer Science, University of Dortmund, Germany.
  • 1987-1990 Academic employee at Institute for Materials, University of Dortmund, Germany.
  • 12/1986 Graduate Computer Scientist, University of Dortmund, Germany.
  • 1980-1981 Preparatory College, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Exploratory Focus:

  • Knowledge Management Applications in Medicine and Engineering
  • Knowledge Technology and Expert Systems
  • Computational Intelligence

Contacts: Mail:
Department 12 – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, D57068 Siegen, Germany.
Email: fathi@informatik.uni‐
Internet: (KBS & KM) & (KMIS)

President and Vice-Chancellor
The University of Windsor

Dr. Alan Wildeman is the sixth President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor.

Dr. Wildeman attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree and again in 1977 with a Master of Science degree, both in biology.

He moved to Ontario and completed his PhD degree in genetics at the University of Guelph in 1982. He was awarded a NATO fellowship for postdoctoral work in Strasbourg, France, where he was widely cited for his work on how genes are controlled. In 1985 he returned to Canada to take up a faculty position in genetics at the University of Guelph, and in 1987 was awarded an Industrial Research Chair in Biotechnology.

In 2001 he was appointed Vice-President (Research) at the University of Guelph, a role he held until joining the University of Windsor as President and Vice-Chancellor in July, 2008. As Vice-President (Research) he served on the advisory boards of many provincial and national research organizations, and in 2007 as a Director on the Board of BIOTECanada. In 2005 he served as chair of the Ontario Council on University Research. Throughout his career he served as a member of many grant review panels for the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

In addition to having a strong commitment to the importance of education and scholarship across the sciences, arts and humanities, he has a significant interest in the relationship between universities and communities. He served for six years on the Guelph Economic Development Advisory Council, and is currently on the board of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Professor Graham T Reader, PhD CEng PEng Eur Ing CMarE
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Windsor

Professor Graham Reader is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering and is a Visiting Professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China and in the School of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Bath, UK.

Dr Reader has been involved in powertrain and related research areas since 1970 and his particular areas of interest are Diesel engines, Stirling engines and alternative fuels. His most recent projects include investigations of Clean Diesel aftertreatment systems, Stirling - hybrid power systems for urban public transportation, the development of an underwater non-magnetic heat engine for the United States Office of Naval Research and investigations of NOx and PM control in DI and IDI diesel engines. His early research work was concerned with specialist applications such as power systems for submarines and underwater vehicles. For more than 20 years, Dr Reader’s research has focused on automotive related issues.

Prior to his appointment as Dean of Engineering at the University of Windsor in 1999, Dr Reader was the Head and Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary and before that, as Commander Royal Navy, was a Divisional Commander and the Director of Research and Resources at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth, England. Whilst on active service he served in the Falklands War and a number of other areas globally such as the Gulf, Hong Kong and the Eastern Mediterranean. He retired from active duty in 1988. Dr Reader is also a Military Historian and is a past recipient of the Commonwealth Naval History prize. His current research in this area is focused on underwater vehicle developments and Prisoners of War in the Far East.

Dr Reader has published a number of books in both English and Russian and over 300 papers, many of which were invited keynote papers and he has received a number of best paper citations. His research has been sponsored by various organizations including NSERC, Imperial Oil, The Ford Motor Company, Navistar, NATO, United Nations, the UK Ministry of Defence, the US Office of Naval Research, AUTO21 and the UK Science and Engineering Research Council.

Dr. Reader actively promotes the Engineering profession and Engineering Education in Canada as either chair and/or member of the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering, National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, Deans' Liaison Committee with CEAB, Professional Engineers of Alberta and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers as well as through membership in numerous other organizations such as the IEEE. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers in 1985.