Index of Plenary Talks (Tentative)
T.J. TARN (Washington Univ., USA)
It is well known that the design of intelligent systems and the avalability
of high technologies are intimately connected. This talk will begin
with a summary of engineering problem solving
and proceed to discuss the impact of technology on the development of newly
emerging discipline of soft computing and computational intelligence.
Following an introduction of the historical development of the optical
communication system-the photo phone, the evolution of quantum computing
will be discussed. The difference between quantum mechanical systems and
classical systems will be pointed out and the impact on the future
intelligent systems design will be discussed.
"The Influence of Technologies on Intelligent Computation".
DR. TZYH-JONG (T.J.) TARN is a Professor in the Department of Systems
Science and Mathematics and the Director of the Center for Robotics and
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He has held visiting professor
positions at Imperial College, England; University of Rome, Italy; Nagoya
University, Japan; Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique, France; and the
Academy of Sciences, Russia. He also has awarded the title of Honorary
Professor at several Chinese universities, including Xichuan University and
Dr. Tarn is a member of IEEE, SIAM and Sigma Xi. An active member of the
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Dr. Tarn served as the President of
the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 1992-1993, the Director of the
IEEE Division X (Systems and Control), 1995-1996, and a member of the IEEE
Board of Directors, 1995-1996. Currently he serves as the Vice President
for Publications of the IEEE Neural Networks Council and the Chairman of
the Managemwent Committee of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
He received many awards. In partichlar, he is the recipient of the
prestigious Joseph F. Engelberger Award of the Robotic Industries
Association in 1999 for contributing to the advancement of the science of
robotics and the Auto Soft Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 in
recognition of his pioneering and outstanding contributions to the fields
of Robotics and Automation. He was featured in the Special Report on
Engineering of the 1998 Best Graduate School issue of US News and World
Report and his recent research accomplishments were reported in the
"Washington Times", Washington D.C., the "Financial Times", London, "Le
Monde", Paris, and "Chicago Sun-Times", Chicago, etc. Dr. Tarn is a Fellow
Kwang H. LEE (KAIST, Korea)
"Fuzzy color model".
Kazuo TANIE (ISI, AIST, Japan)
"Future Direction of Robotics and Intelligent Systems".
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