Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I


Prof. Kwang-Yong Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Korea.

Speech Title:Design Optimization of Centrifugal Pumps for Development of An Automatic Pump Design Program

Abstract:Centrifugal pumps are widely used in various applications such as oil production plant, power station, water supply/treatment system, and drainage station. For pumps as representative energy consumption devices, eco-design is required to cope with international regulations for energy saving. However, pump design in industries still relies on empiricism although the advancement in computational fluid dynamics can help the understanding of the complex flow physics in fluid machinery and be used as a direct tool for design. Based on these backgrounds, the project “Development of design program for centrifugal and mixed-flow pump (Ns 150~1200)” funded by Korea government was started to develop an automatic design program for centrifugal and mixed-flow pumps of high hydraulic efficiency and suction performance. In this project, our research group takes the role of the design of centrifugal pumps. In order to construct database for optimal design of centrifugal pumps, design optimizations were performed for four centrifugal pumps with different specific speeds. Flow analysis inside centrifugal pumps was performed by solving three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations with the shear stress transport turbulence model. Geometric parameters related to the shape of the impeller and volute were selected as design variables, and the hydraulic efficiency and required net positive suction head were defined as the objective functions. Design optimizations were performed by using surrogate-based optimization techniques and optimal point searching algorithms. And, the results of the optimizations were validated by experimental tests. Based on the database for these optimal designs, the pump design program will be developed. This lecture presents a part of this project performed by our research group.


Kwang-Yong Kim received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University in 1978, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1981 and 1987, respectively. He is currently a Dean of Engineering College and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Inha University, Incheon, Korea. Professor Kim is also the current editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems, the associate editor of ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, and the chairman of the Asian Fluid Machinery Committee. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Transactions of Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and president of Korean Society for Fluid Machinery. He is also a fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

He is interested in applications of the numerical optimization techniques using various surrogate models and computational fluid dynamics to the designs of fluid machinery, heat-transfer augmentation devices, micro heat sinks, micro mixers, coolant channels in nuclear reactors, etc. He has published 339 peer-reviewed journal papers, and presented more than 500 papers at international/domestic conferences.

Keynote Speaker II


Prof.Dong Hwa Kim

Director of KEC, Prof., TDT University,

Dean, Graduate school of Huree University, Mongolia

- President of Society of HuCARE, Korea

Speech Title:

What will be the core Technology in Mechanical Design, Manufacture and Automation

                                         and How will it change The Paradigm of Society, and Study in 4th Wave Era of 21C?

Abstract:The WEF (World Economic Forum) dealt with the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. They predicted the Fourth Industrial Revolution as building on the Digital Revolution. That is, they represented new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, IoT (Internet of Things), 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles. It means these technologies will lead economy and change paradigm of social structure. Of course, study patterns will be changed. Mechanical Design, Manufacture and Automation should absolutely go to these conceptions. So, education system as well as research method should consider seriously: On how an institution is organized, how it defines operation, how it relates to surrounding communities or teams, how it responds to research solutions or the results, and how it takes part in the strategies and plan. This lecture deals with these topics from experience. Conclusion suggests many possible approaches as topic of 4th wave through experience and offers ppt. 


Dr. Dong Hwa Kim received Ph.D from Ajou University in Korea and also got Ph.D from Dept. of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, TIT (Tokyo Institute of Technology, K. Hirota Lab.), Tokyo, Japan.

He has experience in many areas such as Visiting Professor, Mechanical, Optic, Engineering Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economic (March 20, 2012-2013), President, Korea Institute HuCARE (President of Hu-CARE (Human-Centered Advanced Technology Research/Education, 2009 – ), EU-FP NCP (ICT) in Korea (Nov. 2009-), Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Nov., 1977-March, 1993), President, Daedeok Korea-India Forum (March 1, 2010 – ), Vice-president of the recognition board of the world congress of arts, sciences and communications, IBC (Sept. 1, 2007, UK), Co-editor, Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, executive committees (June 2, 2007 -2009), Co-editor, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (JACIII, Fujii press, Japan (2006-), Director of National Science Foundation (2006-2008).

He wrote many columns about science & technology strategy and policy in major newspaper in Korea. He also had ever have lecture and keynote speaker in over 100 University and conference or forum over the world. He was Book Author in Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms (Computational Intelligence 75), Springer, Germany, 2007, and published 200 papers in international Journal and awards 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21stCentury, Top 100 Engineers 2008 (UK), International Einstein Award for Scientific achievement.

He got also best innovation award from Hankook Illbo (Korea major daily newspaper) on 2009. He is now working at Hanbat National University (2009 – )

Keynote Speaker III


Prof Er Meng Joo

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Professor Er Meng Joo is currently a Full Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He served as the Founding Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme and an elected member of the NTU Advisory Board and from 2009 to 2012. He served as a member of the NTU Senate Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012.

He has authored five books entitled “Dynamic Fuzzy Neural Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications” and “Engineering Mathematics with Real-World Applications” published by McGraw Hill in 2003 and 2005 respectively, and “Theory and Novel Applications of Machine Learning” published by In-Tech in 2009, “New Trends in Technology: Control, Management, Computational Intelligence and Network Systems” and “New Trends in Technology: Devices, Computer, Communication and Industrial Systems”, both published by SCIYO, 18 book chapters and more than 500 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas of interest.

Professor Er was bestowed the Web of Science Top 1 % Best Cited Paper and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In recognition of the significant and impactful contributions to Singapore’s development by his research projects, Professor Er won the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award twice (2011 and 2015). He is also the only dual winner in Singapore IES Prestigious Publication Award in Application (1996) and IES Prestigious Publication Award in Theory (2001). Under his leadership, the NTU Team emerged first runner-up in the Freescale Technology Forum Design Challenge 2008. He received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of EEE in 1999, School of EEE Year 2 Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, the Most Zealous Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. He also received the Best Session Presentation Award at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in 2006, Best Paper Award (First Prize) at the International Automatic Control Conference 2016 and Best Presentation Award at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Control, Power and Instrumentation (ICICPI) 2016. On top of this, he has more than 60 awards received at international and local competitions.

Currently, Professor Er serves as the Editor-in-Chief of 3 international journals, namely International Journal of Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He also serves an Area Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Science and an Associate Editor of 14 refereed international journals, namely IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, ETRI Journal, International Journal of Humanoid Robots, International Journal of Modelling, Simulation and Scientific Computing, International Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, International Journal of Fuzzy and Uncertain Systems, International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing and an editorial board member of the Open Automation and Control Systems Journal and the EE Times. 

Professor Er has been invited to deliver more than 60 keynote speeches and invited talks overseas. He has also been active in professional bodies. Under his leadership, the IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the CIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2012 (The Singapore Chapter is the first chapter in Asia to win the award). He was bestowed the IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award (Singapore Section) and the IES Silver Medal in 2011. He is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013.
Research Interests
Professor Er Meng Joo's areas of expertise are intelligent control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks and robotics and automation. His current works focus on control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks, computational intelligence, cognitive systems, robotics and automation, sensor networks and biomedical engineering.

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