Prof. Sunil Vadera, University of Salford, UK
Prof. Marat Akhmet, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Marat Akhmet is a professor of mathematics at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) known for his research on the chaos and bifurcation theory in differential equations and hybrid systems with applications in physics, neural networks, biology, medicine and economics . Born in Kazakhstan, he studied at Aktobe State University. He received his doctorate in 1984 at Kiev University . He has been awarded a Science Prize of TUBITAK (Turkey, 2015), for best achievments in scientific research. He is an author of four books: "Principles of Discontinuous Dinamical Systems", Springer, 2010, "Nonlinear Hybrid Continuous Discrete-Time Models", Atlantis Press (Springer), 2011, "Neural networks with Discontinuous Impact Activations," Springer, 2014, and "Replication of Chaos in Neural Networks, Economics and Physics", Springer&HEP, 2015. His has solved the Second Peskin conjecture for Integrate-and-fire biological oscillators, has introduced and developed theory of differential equations with piecewise constant argument of generalized type, many aspects of discontinous dynamical systems. The last decade his main subject of research is input-output analysis of chaos and irregular behavior of hybrid neural networks.
Prof. Jin Wang, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Dr Jin Wang is Professor of Marine Technology at Liverpool John Moores
University, Director of the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM)
Research Institute, and Associate Dean (Scholarship, Research and Knowledge
Transfer) at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
He has a PhD in Maritime Safety Engineering from Newcastle University and is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the UK Safety and Reliability Society and the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.
He has completed supervision of more than 50 PhD/postdoctoral researchers (25 as the first supervisor), published
two research monographs, ten book chapters and more than 120 SCI cited journal papers, and won several awards for his research work including two Denny Medals from IMarEST.
His research interests include the design and operation of maritime engineering systems such as ships, offshore installations and port terminals.
Prof. Amar Ramudhin, University of HULL, UK
Professor Amar Ramudhin is a supply chain and logistics expert with more
than 25 years of experience as an educator, researcher, consultant and IT
executive. He has worked on a variety of projects from classical supply chain
issues (design, operations planning, inventory management,
transportation/distribution planning and execution) to trade facilitation issues
such as the design of logistics gateways and hubs with integrated sea-air-land
His interest in helping organisations to better align their processes lead to the development of a new unified business modelling notation. This allows the composite modelling of an enterprise’s business processes, resulting in a deeper understanding of the interaction between people, processes, policies and information. This can then be used to streamline, control and manage complex systems.
Amar previously served as one of the directors of Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in Atlanta. He was also research director for Georgia Tech's Trade and Logistics Innovation Center in Panama. He has also held senior positions in the software industry and served on the faculty of several Canadian universities.
Prof. Andrea Deaconescu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Prof. Andrea Deaconescu is a full professor at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. She obtained her PhD in Industrial Engineering at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania in 2005 and an MA in Information Science at the University of Central England at Birmingham, UK. Her main fields of competence are Robust Design of Manufacturing Systems and Communication Management.She is the author of ten books and over 100 scientific papers.Prof. Andrea Deaconescu is a member of a series of professional and scientific associations and acted as visiting professor at Bremen University, Germany, ENSAM Cluny, France and the University of Southern Denmark, Odense.