Scope of Conference
The Conference will cover the general area of Systems Engineering, with particular emphasis being placed on applications. It is expected to include sessions on the following themes:
- Aero-Space Systems (Avionics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Aviation Control)
- General Control Systems (Control Theory, System Identification and
Adaptive Control, Nonlinear Controls, Applications)
- Power Systems (Environmental Systems, Energy Systems, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy)
- Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Fuzzy,
Hybrid Systems, Applications)
- Uncertain Systems
- Machine Learning
- Industrial Automation and Robotics
- Information and Communication Systems (Information and Communication Theory, Geographic
Information Systems, Global Position Systems, Applications)
- Distributed Computer and Computer Networks Systems (Modeling and Analysis, Distributed and
Wireless Systems, Distributed Servers, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Networks)
- Cloud Computing
- Security (Networks, IoT, Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, Cloud Computing)
- Bigdata (Data Mining, Data Warehouses, Sensor Networks, Data Classification, Regression)
- Internet of Things
- Analog and Digital Hardware Systems (Real-time Systems, Embedded Systems, Hybrid Embedded
Systems, Mixed Signal Designs, Multi-media Systems)
- Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Fuzzy, Deep Learning, Optimization Techniques, Hybrid Systems, Applications)
- Gaming and Entertainment Systems (Technology, Security, Design, Tools)
- Bio-metrics System (sensors, integration, data analysis, verification techniques)
- Bio-surveillance Systems (heterogeneous data sources, monitoring techniques, signal detection
algorithms, privacy protection )
- Systems Engineering Standards, Modeling, Paradigms, Metrics, Testing, Management,
Optimization, Simulation, Scheduling, Reliability and Fault Tolerant
- Systems Engineering Education
- Computer Assisted Medical Diagnostic Systems (single and multiple modality medical data
analysis, expert systems, prompting systems, databases, performance evaluation)
- Environmental Systems
Dr. Siva S. Banda - Chief Scientist, Aerospace Systems Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory
Banda joined the U.S. Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in 1981 as an aerospace research engineer in the Flight Controls Division. He started his career as an in-house researcher. Banda then served as group leader and program manager before being promoted to branch chief, a position in which he served from 1995 thru 1996. From 1996 thru 2000, he served as technical leader for the Air Vehicles Directorate at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at WPAFB. From 2000 thru 2011, he served as the Director of the Control Science Center of Excellence and Senior Scientist for the Air Vehicles Directorate at AFRL at WPAFB. From 2011 thru 2012, he served as the Chief Scientist for Air Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, WPAFB. Currently he is Chief Scientist of the Aerospace Systems Directorate at AFRL/WPAFB. He serves on a variety of technical, organizational, and award committees for professional societies including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served on the board of Editors for the Advances in Design and Control series published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Dr. Hal Berghel - Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow
Hal Berghel is currently Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he has previously served as Director of both the Schools of Computer Science and Informatics, and as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering. His research interests are wide-ranging within the binary and digital ecosystem, ranging from logic programming and expert systems, relational database design, algorithms for non-resolution based inferencing, approximate string matching, digital watermarking and steganography, and digital security and privacy. For nearly fifteen years he wrote the popular Digital Village column for the Communications of the ACM, and has written the Out-of-Band column for IEEE Computer since 2011. His columns have been recognized as the "Best Columns" of 2014 and 2015 by the IEEE CS, and have been recognized as Notable Articles by ACM Computer Reviews in 2013 and 2014. He has chaired the editorial panel of the Aftershock column in Computer since its inception in January, 2016. Berghel is a Fellow of both the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery, and serves both societies as a Distinguished Visitor and Distinguished Lecturer, respectively.
Walter Spansel - VP at NV Energy
Walter Spansel is vice president and transmission officer, responsible for all real time operations, accountable for transmission strategy, services, system planning, engineering, asset management, operations, reliability and project delivery for NV Energy, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company.
Mr. Spansel was previously an executive with Southern California Edison, serving as director of transmission and also served as director of operations at Entergy Corporation, having progressed through several management assignments. He was also previously president and chief executive officer of a consulting firm and partner of an electrical engineering firm.
For the complete information about keynote speakers, please visit Program & Keynotes.
This year, on top of the main conference tracks, we are featuring the following four special sessions: