Keynote Speakers

Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman

Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; a Master's Degree in Communication Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom; and a PhD in Mobile Communication from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Prof. Dr. Tharek is currently serving the School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is conducting researches related to mobile communications, antenna, and propagation. Prior to this, he conducted various short courses on mobile and satellite communication for the telecommunications industry and government agencies. Prof. Dr. Tharek has published over 300 scientific papers and journals whereby his ideas won national and international recognition. He is an active member of several research academic entities and has been appointed as Fellow of Academy Science Malaysia. Prof Dr. Tharek plays a key role in developing 5G Malaysia initiatives. He connects the academia and the industry, forming effective collaborations and partnerships. This includes the engagements with Japan's 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5G MF) and Korea's 5G Forum, which promotes knowledge transfer and the collaboration in 5G research and development.

Professor Weiliang Xu

Professor Weiliang Xu received the B.E. degree in manufacturing engineering and the M.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in mechatronics and robotics from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1988. He is currently Chair Professor with the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current research interests are mainly in the areas of advanced mechatronics/robotics with applications in medicine and foods.

Professor Abdelhamid Rabhi

Professor Abdelhamid Rabhi received the Master degree from the University of Versailles, France, in robotics and control systems, and he are honored by the PhD degree in observation and control for non-linear and complex systems in December 2005. Since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Faculty of Sciences, and a researcher in the Modeling, Information and Systems (MIS) laboratory, Amiens, France. His main research activities deal with adaptive and robust control, diagnosis and observation for complex systems such as vehicles and robots. Applications of his research activities deal in one hand on vehicles and autonomous robots applications and in another hand on Modeling Analysis and Control of Systems with Multiple Energy sources.