Title :

The Exhilarating Journey from Industrial Electronics to Industrial Informatics

Speaker :

Prof. Okyay Kaynak

UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics

Bogazici University, Turkey

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Jan 19, 2011, Wednesday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Abstract :

This presentation will discuss the challenges that face industry in the 21st century. An assessment of the past will be presented, discussing the profound technological changes that have taken place during the last 2 decades, especially the changes observed in the manufacturing industry. The paradigm change from industrial electronics to industrial informatics will be pointed out to. This will be followed by a look at the evolution of the manufacturing paradigms. In the closing parts of the presentation, the state-of-the-art reached in industrial informatics will be given with examples and a perspective on the future will be presented, pointing out the challenges that the manufacturing industry will have to face by the end of the next decade.

Biography :

Dr. Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. degree with first class honors and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1969 and 1972 respectively.

After spending some years in industry, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1979, where he is presently a Full Professor. He has hold long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S. and Singapore. Dr. Kaynak is a fellow of IEEE. His current research interests are in the fields of intelligent control and mechatronics.

Dr. Kaynak has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003. Currently he is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, as well as being the Associate Editor for IEEE Sensors Journal and ASME/IEEEE Transactions on Mechatronics.

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