Keynote Speaker I


Capitol Technology University

Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew

Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University, Maryland, USA

Title: Cyber Threats for systems with the IoT

Abstract:The IoT is now an increasing part of all systems engineering and for complex systems, they need this to operate and integrate fully. It is argued in this presentation that as well as advantages, it also introduces disadvantages and in particular, how cyber threats are greater problems. New systems need the security protection designed in at concept. Older systems offer different challenges and that to have stealth within critical infrastructures is now a fundamental aspect.

Bio.: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering ; M.Sc. in Manufacturing MA in Education; Pg.D. in Education Training; B.A. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering; B.A. in Production Engineering A Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Dr McAndrew spent 12 years in industry as a designer before entering academia. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. He has supervised many PhD students and published extensively for over 20 years. He is the author of several books and Editor of several international Journals. Currently he is a full professor at Capitol Technology University. His research interests are in Aerodynamics and cybersecurity of aviation systems, which he has published 60 peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has presented at many Conferences and believes these are critical research meetings for those that are new to research and the experienced to mentor the next generation.


Keynote Speaker II



Prof. Tom Wu

(Associate Editor - ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Australia

Talk Title: Perovskite Electronics with Light-Responsive Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures

Abstract:  In this talk, I will discuss the advances and challenges of using hybrid materials and heterostructures for high-performance electronics. Hybrid organo-metal perovskites have been extensively explored for photovoltaic applications because of their unique physical properties such as superior light absorption, defect tolerance, and ferroelectric polarization. But perovskite-based devices are limited by charge mobility. I will review various strategies towards enhancing device performance of hybrid perovskites via coupling with low-dimensional materials. We demonstrate that combining 3D hybrid perovskites with high-mobility 1D carbon nanotubes or 2D two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides significantly enhances charge transport and device performance. 

Bio:  Dr. Tom Wu (吴韬) received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Before joining University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney as a full professor, he worked as postdoc in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, assistant professor in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, and associate professor in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Dr. Wu has authored 260 peer-reviewed papers with over 14,000 citations and a H-index of 70 in the areas of oxide thin films, nanomaterials, and hybrid perovskites, with a focus on their electronic, magnetic and optical functionalities. His group has witnessed the career development of 18 PhD students and 30 postdocs. He also serves as an Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Aiguo Patrick Hu

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Talk Title: Fundamentals and development trends of wireless power transfer technologies

Abstract:  Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) has become a very popular topic which has attracted wide attention of both academic researchers and design engineers. There is an increasing development need for wireless power transfer to movable devices for increased convenience, reliability and safety, particularly under special operating conditions where direct wire connections are difficult or impossible. However, the current technologies are still far away from being able to transfer useful amount of wireless power over long distances on the earth, nothing comparable to what has been achieved in communication systems for wireless signal transfer. This presentation will review the fundamental theories behind wireless power transfer technologies for IPT (Inductive Power Transfer), CPT (Capacitive Power Transfer), and UPT (Ultrasonic Power Transfer) systems, and discuss their fundamental features, challenges, and development trends. 

Bio: Dr. Aiguo Patrick HU graduated from Xian JiaoTong University, China, with BE and ME degrees in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He received his Ph.D from the University of Auckland in 2001 before he served as a lecturer, the director of China Italy Cooperative Technical Training Center in Xian, and the general manager of a technical development company. Funded by Asian2000 Foundation he stayed in NUS (National Univ of Singapore) for a semester as an exchange postdoc research fellow. Patrick is a leading researcher in wireless power technologies. He holds about 20 patents in wireless/contactless power transfer and microcomputer control technologies, published more than 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers with more than 5000 citations, authored the first monograph on wireless inductive power transfer technology, and contributed 4 book chapters on inductive power transfer modeling/control as well as electrical machines.

Prof Patrick Hu is with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He also serviced as the Head of Research of PowerbyProxi Ltd, as well as guest professor of Xian Jiaotong Univ, ChongQing Univ and TaiYuan Univ of Technology, China. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, the former Chairman of IEEE NZ Power Systems/Power Electronics Chapter and Chairman of NZ North Section. His research interests include wireless/contactless power transfer systems, and application of power electronics in renewable energy systems.

Speakers in ICCSSE 2018

 Prof. Ruili Wang

 Massey University, New Zealand

 Talk Title: Deep learning and Polyphonic sound event detection


 Prof. Ian Robert McAndrew

 Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University, Maryland, USA

 TalkTitle: Developments and Challenges for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Fly beyond the Visual Range of Sight for  Commercial applications