DMKD 2018 Speakers

Keynote Speaker I


Prof. João Gama

University of Porto, Portugal

Title: Data Mining for the XXI Century


Nowadays, there are applications where data is best modelled not as persistent tables, but rather as transient data streams. Data streams are characterized by huge amounts of data that introduce new constraints in the design of learning algorithms: limited computational resources in terms of memory, processing time and CPU power. In this keynote, we discuss the limitations of current machine learning and data mining algorithms; and the fundamental issues in learning in dynamic environments like learning decision models that evolve over time, learning and forgetting, concept drift and change detection. We present some illustrative algorithms designed to taking these constrains into account. We identify the main issues and current challenges that emerge in learning from data streams, and present open research lines for further developments.


João Gama is an Associate Professor at the University of Porto, Portugal. He is also a senior researcher and member of the board of directors of the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD), a group belonging to INESC Porto. João Gama serves as the member of the Editorial Board of Machine Learning Journal, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Data Analysis and New Generation Computing. He served as Cochair of ECML 2005, DS09, ADMA09 and a series of Workshops on KDDS and Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data with ACM SIGKDD. He was also the chair for the conference of Intelligent Data Analysis 2011. His main research interest is in knowledge discovery from data streams and evolving data. He is the author of more than 200 papers reviewed by peers and author of a recent book on Knowledge Discovery from Data Streams. He has extensive publications in the area of data stream learning.

Keynote Speaker II


Prof.Henry Hu 

University of Windsor, Canada



Light alloy-based (Aluminum and Magnesium) composites have been emerged in the past few decades. The pioneering application was space and aerospace structure where critical problems were encountered with the use of plastic composites with respect to dimensional stability, outgassing under vacuum environments and sensitivity to radiation and moisture. The initial works had proceeded on magnesium and aluminum alloys reinforced with graphite fibers. The extreme low density (2.25 g/cm3 and very high modules ( 700 GPa) of graphite as a reinforcement coupled with Mg and Al as light structural metals, constitutes a materials of significant potential for application in space structures as well as automotive components. In recent years, more and more attentions have been paid to magnesium composites because of their low density, better stiffness-to-weight ratio, and higher thermal conductivity. Due to the ease of fabrication, low cost of reinforcements, and high rate of production, particle reinforced magnesium as well as aluminum matrix composites are still of commercial interests by automotive and aerospace industries. A proportion of magnesium and/or aluminum matrix composites reinforced by both micron particles and fibres are developed to form hybrid structures by solidification processes, in which the reinforcements are introduced to molten metals using conventional stirring or preform processes. The common adopted particles and fibres for magnesium and aluminum have been SiC, Al2O3 particles and whiskers. This is because the light alloy-based-hybrid composites could meet the requirements for engineering performance of both strength and wear resistance.

In this presentation, the status of light alloy-based hybrid composites from a materials perspective will be reviewed; the success of the various experimental aluminum and magnesium composites in terms of their microstructure and solidification behavior will be evaluated; and the avenues for future development and research will be identified.


Dr. Hongfa (Henry) Hu is a tenured full Professor at Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering, University of Windsor.  He was a senior research engineer at Ryobi Die Casting (USA), and a Chief Metallurgist at Meridian Technologies, and a Research Scientist at Institute of Magnesium Technology.

He received degrees from University of Toronto (Ph.D., 1996), University of Windsor (M.A.Sc., 1991), and Shanghai University of Technology (B.A.Sc., 1985). He was a NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (1995-1997). His publications (over 150 papers) are in the area of magnesium alloys, composites, metal casting, computer modelling, and physical metallurgy. He was a Key Reader of the Board of Review of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, a Committee Member of the Grant Evaluation Group for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation (USA) and Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly. He has served as a member or chairman of various committees for CIM-METSOC, AFS, and USCAR.

The applicant’s current research is on materials processing and evaluation of light alloys and composites. His recent fundamental research is focussed on transport phenomena and mechanisms of solidification, phase transformation and dissolution kinetics. His applied research has included development of magnesium automotive applications, cost-effective casting processes for novel composites, and control systems for casting processes. His work on light alloys and composites has attracted the attention of several automotive companies.

Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Hee-Je Kim 

Pusan National UniversitySouth Korea

Title: CNT@rGO@MoCuSe Composite as an Efficient Counter Electrode for Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells 


This paper reports an efficient and simple strategy for the synthesis of molybdenum-copper selenide (MoCuSe) nanoparticles decorated with a combination of a CNT network and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets to form an integrated hybrid architecture (CNT@rGO@MoCuSe) using two-step hydrothermal approach. The synthesized hybrid CNT@rGO@MoCuSe material onto the Ni foam substrate is applied successfully as an effective counter electrode (CE) in quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). A highly conductive CNT@rGO network grown on electrochemically active MoCuSe particles provides a large surface area and exhibits a rapid electron transport rate at the interface of CE/electrolyte. As a result, the QDSSC with the designed CNT@rGO@MoCuSe CE shows higher power conversion efficiency of 8.28% under 1 sun (100 mW cm-2) irradiation, which is almost double the efficiency of 4.04% for the QDSSC with MoCuSe CE. Furthermore, the QDSSC based on CNT@rGO@MoCuSe CE delivers superior stability at a working state for over 100 h. Therefore, the CNT@rGO@MoCuSe is very promising as a stable and efficient CE for QDSSCs and offers new opportunities for the development of hybrid, effective, and robust materials for energy-related fields.


Our research area is dynamic, multi-objective, practical solution based research with a focus on highly efficient solar energy conversion and effective energy storage. That is related to mainly four area: i) Fabrication and commercialization of next-generation solar cells such as dye synthesized solar cells, quantum- dot, and perovskite solar cells).  ii) Improving efficiency of existing solar PV systems using different tools and techniques. iii) High energy and power density flexible super-capacitor for hybrid energy storage system. v) Dual active bridge (DAB), DC/DC Converter, MPPT, PV Inverter, Remote control by smart-phone with novel algorithm for Power conditioning system.

Prof. Hee-Je Kim got PhD of Energy Conversion, Kyushu University, Fukuoka city, Japan. (1990, March) At present he is professor of Department of Electrical Engineering in Pusan National University (Busan, South Korea). And the group leader of BRL (Basic Research Lab.). He is currently working as an Associate Editor of NJC (New Journal of Chemistry)-RSC shared and Editorial Board Member of Journal [Energies]. 

Keynote Speaker 


Prof. Dae-Eun Kim 

Yonsei University, South Korea

Title: Nanotribology for Precision Mechanical Systems 


As mechanical systems become more complex and precise, issues related to friction and wear that occur between two moving components are becoming more important. Friction is directly related to energy consumption of the system and it can lead to undesirable effects such as noise and vibration. On the other hand, wear degrades the performance of machine components and it ultimately dictates the durability or life of the system. In this regard, tremendous efforts have been devoted to overcome friction and wear problems in various applications. Despite such efforts, tribological systems face formidable obstacles especially in extreme operating conditions such as high temperature or vacuum. Furthermore, when the parts become miniaturized the effectiveness of liquid lubricants in lowering friction is severely limited. In order to overcome these challenges, various types of functional coatings have been developed. For example, nanoparticles such as graphene and CNT have been employed as coating materials. Also, self-assembled monolayers used as nano-lubricants have shown to be effective in minimizing friction in micro-scale systems. 

In this presentation the current understanding regarding the fundamental mechanisms of friction and wear will be presented along with limitations in the validity of such mechanisms. Particularly, the challenges in minimizing friction and wear of micro-scale systems will be discussed. The design strategy for functional coatings and their effectiveness in different applications will also be presented. It is expected that this presentation will increase the awareness of tribological issues in the design, fabrication and operation of precision mechanical systems.


Prof. Dae-Eun Kim is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Nano-Wear (CNW) at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. CNW was established in 2010 as part of the Creative Research Initiative program sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea. Prof. Kim received his B.S. from Tufts Univ., and M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. He was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University before joining Yonsei University in 1993. Prof. Kim is the Vice President of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering and the 2018 President of the Korean Tribology Society. He is the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Tribology, Editorial Board member of Tribology Letters, Advances in Tribology, and Friction. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief of IJPEM and Senior Editor of JMST. He is also the Chair of the Technical Committee for Tribology of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). He has received various awards from KSME, KSPE, KSTLE, ASME Best Paper Award in Journal of Tribology and also the Minister Award from Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. 

Keynote Speaker V


Prof. Jing Wang 

University of South FloridaUSA

Title: Advanced RF MEMS Transducers for Microsystems-on-a-Chip 


Firstly, this talk will discuss design, fabrication and testing of high-frequency selectivity (high-Q) on-chip microresonators for wireless communications and sensing applications. The most recent progress in the area of high-Q micromechanical resonators will be presented, which outperform the current state-of-the-art SAW and FBAR devices, thus enabling the next generation transceivers.

Secondly, this talk will review our efforts for implementation of chip-scale sensing platforms. The ability to integrate a few miniaturized, low-power capacitive sensor to form an array thus enabling NDT detection module for continuous monitoring. Meanwhile, we have implemented the first of its kind diamagnetically-levitated vibration sensor that has exhibited significantly better signal to noise ratio for ambient low frequency vibrations than that the best commercial piezo sensors.


Dr. Jing Wang is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, which he joined since 2006. He got dual B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1999. He received two M.S. degrees, one in electrical

engineering, the other in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in 2000, 2002, 2006, respectively. His research interests include micromachined transducers, RF/Bio-MEMS, lab-on-a-chip and microfluidics, functional nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing, and RF/microwave devices. His work has been funded for more than $9M by research grants from federal agencies (NSF, etc.) and contracts from more than a dozen companies. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and held 9 US patents. He serves as the chairperson for IEEE MTT/AP/EDS Florida West Coast Section and Co-Director for the Wireless and Microwave Information (WAMI) Center. He has been elected as a member of the prestigious IEEE MTT- Technical Coordinating Committee on RF MEMS. He has chaired IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conferences in the last a few years.

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Key Dates

Full Submission: August 31, 2018

Abstract Submission: August 25, 2018

Author notification: within 2 weeks

Final version: September 14, 2018

Registration: September 14, 2018

Main conference: April 26-28, 2019





DMKD 2019 will be held in Shanghai, China