Prof. Ryohei Kanzaki

Ryohei Kanzaki (born on 1957) is the Director of The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the newest institute attached to the University of Tokyo, aims to contribute to the development of science and technology by expeditiously taking on new challenges arising from the advancement of science and coincident changes in society, and by exploring new areas of advanced science and technology for the benefit of humankind and society since its establishment in 1987. More than 40 eponymous labs for a wide variety of specialized fields are pursuing advanced research in science and technology as well as in social sciences and the field of barrier-free research. Ryohei Kanzaki received the D.Sc. degree in neurobiology from the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, in 1986. From 1987 to 1990, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona. From 1991 to 2003, he was an Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Full Professor with the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Full Professor with the Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. Since 2006, he has been a Full Professor with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo. He is the Vice Director of RCAST (2013-) and the President of the Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (2012-)

Prof. Vassilios Agelidis (IEEE Fellow)

Vassilios G. Agelidis (S’89–M’91–SM’00–F’16) was born in Serres, Greece. He received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Thrace, Greece, in 1988, the M.S. degree in applied science from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia, in 1997.,He has worked with Curtin University (1993–1999), University of Glasgow, U.K. (2000–2004), Murdoch University, Perth (2005–2006), the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2007–2010), and the University of New South Wales, Sydney (2010–2016). He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.,Dr. Agelidis was the recipient the Advanced Research Fellowship from the U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2004. He was the Vice President Operations within the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2006 to 2007. He was an AdCom Member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2007 to 2009 and the Technical Chair of the 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 2008.

Associate Prof. Tara Hamilton

Tara Julia Hamilton (S’97–M’00) received the B.E. degree (Hons. I) in Electrical Engineering and the B.Com. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney in 2009. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at Macquarie University, Australia. Tara has authored over 100 journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and patents in integrated circuit design, neuromorphic systems, and biomedical engineering. Tara has worked extensively with industry and pursues industrially-relevant research.

Dr. Muhammad Rivai

Muhammad Rivai received BE degree from Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember in 1993, ME degree from University of Indonesia in 1997, PhD degree from University of Airlangga in 2006. He is currently a lecturer at Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. His research interest includes odor sensors, electronic circuits, and neural network applications.

Nicolas Husny, M.Sc.

Mr. Nicolas Husny is currently with Infineon Technologies as an experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry, specializing in embedded security solutions, IoT, and smart card. Mr. Nicolas Husny obtained his Masters degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University (2008 - 2010), and his Bachelor in Computer Engineering from the Arizona State University (2004 - 2007).