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Keynote and Plenary Speakers:

Speaker Affiliation Speech Topic Remark
Prof. F. Frank Chen University of Texas, San Antonio, USA From Lean Manufacturing to Lean healthcare and Lean Public Service  
Prof. Chun-Hsien Chen Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Design Informatics in Consumer-centric Product Design  
Prof. Lihui Wang KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Recent Advancements of Smart Engineering  
Prof. Stephen Newman Bath University, UK Hybrid Additive and Subtractive Process Manufacture  
Prof. Dong-Woo Cho POSTECH, Korea Recent Trends in 3D Printing and Tissue Engineering  
Mr. Won-Joon Hyoung SAP, Korea Industry 4.0   Digitalize your value chain  

Professor F. FRANK CHEN,

Professor F. FRANK CHENProf. F. Frank Chen is the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Advanced Manufacturing since 2006, and served as the founding director for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio (2007-2015). Before joining UTSA in 2006, he had been with Virginia Tech as the John L. Lawrence Endowed Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at its Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 1999. Dr. Chen was the founding Director and led the area of Flexible Automation and Lean Manufacturing Technologies of the Center for High Performance Manufacturing at Virginia Tech (2001-2006). Before returning to academia in 1991, he was with Caterpillar Technical Center and held positions as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer in the Machining & Automation Division, a Senior Manufacturing Systems Engineer in the Metrology and Process Control Division, and a Project Manager leading a corporate research and technical services group with specialization in design and control of manufacturing cells. Dr. Chen served in the Industrial Review Board of the Next Generation Controller (NGC) Program sponsored by the US Air Force 1990-1991 and had served in the Technology Advisory Panel of the U.S. National Next Generation Manufacturing Technology Initiative.

His current research interests include lean tools and concepts for product development, healthcare, government/public sectors and R&D operations, design and operation of energy efficient buildings, intelligent manufacturing, and enterprise integration and transformation. As the author or co-author of over 200 technical papers and reports (85 appeared in refereed, archived journals), Dr. Chen is an associate editor of SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems and serves in the editorial board of the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology where he also served as an editor or co-editor of two special issues on neural network and Petri nets applications in manufacturing and design

Dr. Chen received the B.E. (Industrial Engineering) from Tunghai University (in Taiwan) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), a senior member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and an elected Fellow of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Professor Chun-Hsien Chen,

Chun-Hsien ChenProf. Chun-Hsien Chen is Associate Professor (tenured), Director of the Design Stream, and Deputy Director of MSc in Smart Product Design Program in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design & development experience in the industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/human-centric/consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences, engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/engineering design. He has more than 140 publications in these areas.

Prof. Chen has served as a technical reviewer for National Science and Technology Awards (Singapore), National Research Foundation of Korea, and a judge for Pin Up Design Awards (Korea) and WISE Entrepreneurship Competition (Taiwan), an advisory board member (Singapore representative) for ISPE (International Society for Productivity Enhancement) and various international conferences held in USA, Europe, China, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prof. Chen has been appointed as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Engineering Informatics (ADVEI), a SCI journal published by Elsevier, since January 2013. Besides ADVEI, he is an editorial board member of Recent Patents in Engineering, Heliyon, Journal of Kansei, and Ambient Intelligence and Ergonomics. He is/was a Shanghai Eastern Scholar (appointed by Shanghai Maritime University as an Eastern Chair Professor, 2011 - 2014), a Guest Professor of Tianjin University (since 2013), a Visiting Professor of National Cheng Kung University (2011), a Guest Professor of Shanghai Maritime University (since 2006), and Chaoyang University of Technology (2008 - 2010).

Professor Lihui Wang,

lihui wangDr. Lihui Wang is a Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests are focused on cyber-physical systems, cloud manufacturing, real-time monitoring and control, human-robot collaborations, adaptive and sustainable manufacturing systems. Professor Wang is actively engaged in various professional activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Editor of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, and Editor of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. He has published 7 books and authored in excess of 350 scientific publications. Professor Wang is a Fellow of CIRP, SME and ASME, and a Board Director of North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME.

Professor Stephen T. Newman,

stephen t.newmanDr. Stephen Newman is the Professor of Innovative Manufacturing Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. He gained his first class honours BSc degree in Production Technology and Management in 1982 from the University of Aston, Birmingham, sponsored by Land Rover Ltd. Having worked at Land Rover for 4 years he joined Loughborough University as a Research Associate and gained his PhD in 1990. In 1989, he was appointed, as a Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997 and Reader in Computer-Aided Manufacturing in 2000.

In January 2006, he joined the University of Bath as the Chair of Innovative Manufacturing Technology and Professor responsible for CNC Machining Technology, and is leading EPSRC funded National research programmes valued at £1.5 million, in the area of Interoperable Manufacturing and Cryogenic machining of Customised Products. He has 20 years of experience in European and National R & D programmes being involved in Eureka Factory, EU Framework V, VI and VII and horizon 2020 programmes together with numerous National EPSRC and TSB/IUK research programmes with a funding value of £10 million.

Professor Newman is Editor-in-Chief of the International journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a member of 5 international Journal Editorial boards and has published 90 refereed journal papers and 130 international conference papers.

Professor Dong-Woo Cho,

stephen t.newmanProf. Dong-Woo Cho received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Ever since, he has been a professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Pohang University of Science and Technology. He is director of the Center for Rapid Prototyping-based 3D Tissue/Organ printing. His research interests include 3D microfabrication based on 3D Printing technology, its application to tissue engineering, and more generally to bio-related fabrication. He has recently focused on tissue/organ printing technology and development of high-performance bio-inks. He has received several prestigious awards in these academic areas. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several International Journals. Prof. Cho has published over 210 academic papers in various international journals in the field of manufacturing and tissue engineering, and has contributed chapters to ten books and written a textbook related to tissue engineering and organ printing

Mr. Won-Joon Hyoung, CEO & President, SAP Korea Ltd.

Won-Joon HyoungMr. Won-Joon Hyoung currently serves as the CEO & President of SAP Korea. He joined SAP Korea in 2008.
Hyoung is the author of "Tango - Business Platform Strategy for Market 3.0" which revisits the history of business transformation from "Push" manufacturing to "Pull" and proposes "Tango" as the next paradigm where push and pull come together to serve a segment of one, enabled with business platforms and ecosystem.
Prior to joining SAP Korea, Mr. Hyoung had worked for i2 Technologies as President of Greater Asia-Pacific Region i2 Technologies, Inc., serving many Korean companies by implementing i2 SCM solutions and also successfully launched SCM, SRM solutions and services to global corporations in Greater Asia-Pacific region since 2000.
Hyoung also worked for Samsung Electronics for more than 10 years as an internal consultant and manager in charge of corporate-wide SCM process innovation initiatives, where he became well-known as a strong leader for his international business skills. In Samsung, he involved in various process innovation projects for number of Samsung Divisions. He not only introduced SAP ERP and i2 SCM to Samsung for the first time, but was the first one to put together a PI (Process Innovation) master plan and Implementation of ERP and SCM solutions for various business divisions at Samsung.
He also was a Management Consultant at McKinsey Chicago office and completed several due-diligent e-Business and IT strategic projects for various companies in North America. In addition, he worked as a Venture Capitalist at Samsung Venture Investment Corporation from 1998 to 2000 right before he joined i2 Technologies. He successfully pioneered, invented and managed new venture start-up companies in Korea as a Venture Capitalist and a Fund Manager.
Mr. Hyoung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Korea University, Seoul in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration degree at the Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.