Prof. Jose Antonio Diez studied Philosophy at the U. of Barcelona (BA 1984), where he did his PhD (1992) with a dissertation on Measurement Theories. He has been professor at the U. Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, 1986-2006) and at U. Barcelona (since 2006); Visiting Scholar at U. München, NYU, LSE and U. Pittsburgh; and Visiting Professor at several universities in Mexico and Argentina. His main research area is philosophy of science, in particular measurement theories, structuralism, scientific explanation and representation, and semantics of scientific concepts; but he is also interested in epistemology, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.
Philosophy of Science
Agostino Bruzzone is General Director of M&S Net (34 Centers worldwide) member of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Science,founder and member of the board of MIMOS, president for Simulation Team. He serves in the DIME at the University of Genoa as Full Professor and he is active in the field of simulator-based applications for defense and industrial applications coordinating many R&D projects involving innovative Modeling & Simulation (M&S), Intelligent Agents (IA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design of Experiments (DOE). He has written more than 200 scientific papers plus reports in partnerships with major companies (e.g.IBM, ENI, Contship, Solvay) and agencies (e.g.NASA, European Defence Agency, NATO, Italian MoD, DGA, DoD). He teaches “Project Management”, “M&S“ and “HLA” and he is President of the MIPET (International Master Program in Industrial Plant Engineering & Technologies) of Genoa University. He is currently serving as M&S Project Leader for NATO STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE). Prof. Bruzzone began his engineering studies at the Italian Naval Academy and earned his doctorship in Mechanical Engineering from Genoa University.
Simulation Based Applications
Prof. Don Kulasiri obtained his PhD in Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA in 1990. He was appointed to a personal chair in 1999 at Lincoln University, New Zealand. He founded the Centre for Advanced Computational Solutions (C-fACS) at Lincoln University in 1999 and is the head of the centre. He has been a visiting professor at Integrated Systems Biology Centre, University of Oxford, UK (Jan - June, 2008); visiting fellow in Mathematics department, Princeton University, USA (Jan-June, 2004; July 2006); visiting professor at Institute of Scientific Computing, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (since 2001); visiting scholar, Stanford University (Jan-June, 1998); and a visiting member of the Centre for Mathematical Biology, Oxford University since 2008. He is a Fellow of Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and was a panel member of Mathematics, Information Science and Technology (MIST) panel for the PBRF 2012 quality evaluations, Govt of New Zealand.
Modelling of biological and environmental systems; Systems biology; Bioengineering; Stochastic mathematics; data analytics
Dr. Tuncer Ören has been involved with simulation since 1965. His Ph.D. is in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1971). He has over 500 publications (nearly 200 in the 2000s) –some translated in Chinese, German and Turkish and 40 books and proceedings. He has contributed to almost 500 conferences and seminars held in about 40 countries. He has been keynote or invited speaker, or honorary chair in about half of them. Dr. Ören is the founding director emeritus of the M&SNet (The McLeod Modeling and Simulation Network of SCS). He is an SCS fellow and was inducted to SCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award. He was selected by IBM Canada as one of the pioners of computing in Canada (2005). A book about him (2015): L. Yilmaz (ed.) Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören, Springer.
Advancing modeling and simulation methodologies; agent-directed simulation,full synergy of agents and simulation; agents for cognitive and emotive simulations, including representations of human personality, emotions, emotional intelligence, understanding, sources of misunderstanding and conflict;reliability, quality assurance failure avoidance and ethics as well as body of knowledge and terminology of modeling and simulation.
Dr Ruxandra Mihaela Botez finalized her PhD degree from McGill University in 1994. Ruxandra is Full Professor and Aerospace Engineer at the ÉTS in Montreal, Canada. She is the Head of the Applied Research Laboratory in Active Controls, Avionics and AeroServoElasticity LARCASE that she founded in 2003 (www.larcase.etsmtl.ca). Ruxandra is also the Canada Research Chair Holder Level 1 in Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Technologies since 2011. Dr Botez works in collaboration with more than 10 well known international aerospace companies and research centers. Dr Botez and her team received more than thirty awards. A number of seventy-five articles were written by media on the research achievements of Dr Botez. Dr Botez and her team published 110 papers in referred journals, 260 papers in conference proceedings, and five invited book chapters. Dr Botez was Keynote Speaker at 20 conferences. She is Editor-in-Chief of the INCAS Bulletin.
Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Technologies, Morphing Wing, Flight Management Optimization Trajectories, Aircraft Engine Modeling, Laminar Flow Control Technologies, Parameter Estimation Methodologies for Helicopters and Aircrafts, Level D Flight Dynamics Simulation, AeroServoElasticity
Prof. Dr. Diego-Pablo Ruiz-Padillo is currently Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Granada, where he is the director of the research lab of Physics and Environmental Acoustics. He held the PhD in Physics with honors from the University of Granada (Spain). He has taught and supervised teaching undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Telecommunications Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering degrees. Among the master course teaching, he coordinated subjects and teaching courses in the Masters of Environmental Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, Occupational Risk Prevention and Management and Integral Safety Building. Management experience: He is the coordinator of the Physics and Environmental Acoustics Research group at the University of Granada and departmental coordinator mobility programs. He is currently coordinator of the Master in Engineering Acoustics: Noise Pollution. It is worth noting the continued work in commissions for quality assurance and assessment for university bachelors and masters in national and international agencies, and the participation in research evaluation committees in national and international projects assessment agencies. He has authored more than 140 articles in international journals (80 in JCR indexed journals) in Education, Engineering and Science topics and more than 150 publications in national and international conferences. He has been the advisor of 10 doctoral thesis with the higher marks, more than 78 or final degree / masters research projects sufficiency, and has been the main researcher of 6 research projects and member of 15 research projects. He is a member of the editorial board of scientific journals or societies such as IEEE, Elsevier, IET, and member of the scientific committee of several international and national congresses. In terms of transfer and innovation he is the director of 9 research/development contracts with companies or public institutions and collaborated in the creation of two technology-based companies at the University of Granada.
Environmental Modelling, Environmental pollution and control, signal processing, pattern recognition, environmental technologies.
Ramesh K Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. He received PhD in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of 20+ journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ASME, AIAA, IEEE, SAE and SME.
Materials Genome; Nanoparticles and their Synthesis; Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulations of Engineered Materials; Energy Harvesting Materials; Nanomechanics, Nanophotonics and Nanoelectronics.