Prof. BO LIU
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Keynote title: Automated Design of Microwave Antennas: An AI-powered Approach
Summary: Antennas designated for present-day and future applications such as 5G and 6G communications must fulfill stringent design specifications in terms of operational bandwidth, gain, radiation pattern, efficiency, and others. Conventional guidelines for antenna designs are often insufficient for the practical design of such contemporary antennas. This is mainly due to their complexity in terms of topological profiles, material composition, and electromagnetic characterization. Therefore, there is a present need for antenna designers to engage novel methodologies that allow for the efficient design exploration of modern antennas. This presentation provides a first-hand practical insight into state-of-the-art AI-driven antenna design methodologies, making previously impossible challenging design cases to be finished in a semi-automated and efficient manner.
Biography: Bo Liu received the B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 2012. Currently, he is a Professor of Electronic Design Automation at University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE. His research focuses on novel data-driven optimization and machine learning algorithms for electronic (analog ICs and systems, microwave devices, and micro-electromechanical systems) design and their real-world applications. More information can be found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/boliu/
Larbi Ben M’hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria
Keynote title: Antenna and Sensors Based on Artificial Materials
Summary: Metamaterials are artificial structures that offer electric and magnetic properties that are not found in nature, such are negative permittivity and negative permeability. These properties are used in antennas design in order to obtain ultrawide bandwidth, high gain, and electrically small structures. The appearance of artificial materials such as meta-materials and chirals was by the end of 19th century, the application of these artificial materials on microwave engineering has begun ten years later, the technological advances on the application of these structures is still in progress.This talk will first present historical and physical properties of artificial materials, second technological fabrication of meta-materials, finally application of meta-materials on antennas, microwave structures and chemical or biological sensors.
Biography: Mohamed LASHAB received the D.E.S. degree (higher degree of education in electronics) from Constantine University, Algeria, in 1988, the M.Phil degree from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree, in 2009. He joined Skikda University, Algeria, as a Senior Lecturer, in 1995, where he was teaching electrical circuit and electromagnetic principles. He started working on reflector antennas in 2004, by using moment method combined with wavelets. Actually he is a professor in microwave structures at Larbi Ben M’hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria. He becomes the head of the laboratory of research Electronics and New Technologies (ENT). His main research interests are horn antennas, planar antennas, electromagnetic sensors, and artificial materials such as meta-materials and chirals to improve antennas performance. He has published and co-authored more than 100 papers in scientific journals and conference proceeding since 2006. He is the member of editorial board of many journals, and the member of technical program committee / international advisory board / international steering committee.
Dr. Vivek Arya
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, FET, Gurukula Kangri, Haridwar, India
Keynote title: SIW Leaky Wave Antennas for Beam Scanning Applications
Summary: In microwave engineering, the leaky waves had been the most emerging field of research in last few decades. The basis for LWA is a guiding structure that allows the propagation of wave along the length of the antenna structure, with the wave leaking continuously along the structure. This type of antenna is classified into two categories, namely one dimensional and two dimensional LWAs. These LWAs radiate generally at the end fire direction and broadside direction to achieve the maximum scan angle for the radiation beam and these LWAs are uniform, quasi-uniform and periodic. Past advances include LWA designs that can scan to the endfire, LWA designs that can scan through the broadside, LWA designs that are conformal to the surfaces, and LWA designs that are capable of power recycling or include active elements. The most demanding and latest application of SIW LWA is beam scanning that played a very vital role for the development of LWAs.
SIW LWA that scan in both forward as well as backward direction with high gain is suitable for radar and satellite applications.
Biography: Dr Vivek Arya is working as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) Haridwar, India. Dr. Arya is also Convener of Innovation Cell of Gurukula Kangri Deemed to be University & he also acted as a Senior NSS Program Officer at University. He did Ph.D on SIW Leaky Wave Antenna and completed M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering along with a gold medal and qualified the UGC NET exam. His research interests include Antennas, SIW, Digital Image Processing and Optical Communication". He has authored one international book on "Image Compression Techniques Using MATLAB" and also published more than 45 research papers and chapters in reputed journals like IEEE, Springer, Wiley, MDPI. He has patented 8 inventions at national level as well as at international level. He has delivered various talks for different Universities at national as well international level on innovation, IPRs, patenting and emerging technologies.
Professor Rami Qahwaji
University of Bradford, UK
Keynote title: Innovations in Applied AI: from Space to Healthcare
Summary: Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are leading innovations in a variety of real life-applications dealing with challenging real-life data that could be complex, big, multi-dimensional, multi-wavelength, noisy, incomplete, etc. This talk will briefly present our ongoing research and developments in space/satellite imaging, Biometrics and Digital Health in collaboration with industrial and healthcare partners. The talk will also focus on the extraction of meaningful information and knowledge representation, which is important for the development of different AI applications for prediction, security, diagnostic, etc.
Biography: Rami Qahwaji is a Professor of Visual Computing at the University of Bradford. Rami is originally trained as an Electrical Engineer and had MSc in Control and Computer Engineering and PhD in AI and signal/image processing. He has been working with different industries in the fields of satellite/space imaging, 5G, communications, remote sensing, digital health and imaging, Biometrics, AI and data visualisation developing intelligent systems in collaboration with NASA, ESA, NHS and different SMEs. Rami is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Charted Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), IET technical assessor and sets on the IET’s Healthcare Sector Executive Committee. Rami attracted millions of pounds in research funding from various UK and European funding agencies. He has over 140 refereed Journal and Conference publications and has been invited to deliver many keynote speeches at national and international conferences. He has supervised 33 completed PhD projects and is an external examiner for several UK and international universities. He is heavily involved in the organisation of international activities and public engagement events