ITET Speakers

Professor Makoto Iwasaki, Dr. Eng., IEEE Fellow, IEE Japan Fellow
Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Makoto Iwasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. As professional contributions of the IEEE, he has participated in various organizing services, such as, a Co-Editors-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics since 2016, a Vice President for Planning and Development in term of 2018 to 2021, etc. He is IEEE fellow class 2015 for "contributions to fast and precise positioning in motion controller design". He has received many academic, foundation, and government awards, like the Best Paper and Technical Awards of IEE Japan, the Nagamori Award, the Ichimura Prize, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Japanese Minister of Education, respectively. He is also a fellow of IEE Japan, and a member of Science Council of Japan. His current research interests are the applications of control theories to linear/nonlinear modeling and precision positioning, through various collaborative research activities with industries.

Prof. Yongsheng Ma
SUSTech in Shenzhen, China

Dr. Yongsheng Ma is a full professor with Southern University of Science and Technology, China (since 2021). Dr. Ma had been a full professor with the University of Alberta (2007 to 2021). He is a member of ASEE, SME, SPE, CSME and an Alberta P.Eng. His research focuses on engineering informatics for design and manufacturing. Dr. Ma received B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. Before 2007, he had served as an associate professor with Nanyang Technological University (2000-2007), Singapore. Before that he also worked with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (1993-1996) and then Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (1996-2000). Dr. Ma has had an established research profile with many research projects from different sources, and published more than 200 internationally recognized top journal and conference papers, and book chapters. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). In 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation together with Drader Manufacturing Ltd. Dr. Ma had also served as a senator of UA during 2014-2016. He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of Advanced Engineering Informatics (Elsevier) since 2012, and became an associate editor since 2020. He is currently also an associate editor of ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (JCISE), Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering - Digital Manufacturing, and an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Springer Nature).

Prof. Wilson Q. Wang
Lakehead University, Canada

Wilson Wang received his BSc in Electromechanical Engineering (SIT in China), MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University in China), MEng in Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto in Canada), and PhD in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Waterloo in Canada) in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Senior Scientist/Project Manager at Mechworks Systems Inc. in Ontario, Canada. He joined Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Canada) in 2004, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include signal processing, artificial intelligence, diagnostics, prognostics, mechatronics, and smart machines. Dr. Wang is a fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management, and a Lakehead Research Chair. In the past ten years, he has supervised more than highly qualified personnel (PDF, PhD and MSc), about published about 200 articles (in the related academic journals and conferences). He has also successfully developed a series of smart systems for online diagnostics and prognostics of rotary mechanical and electrical machines.