Plenary Talks

Index of Plenary Talks (Tentative)

T.J. TARN (Washington Univ., USA)
"The Influence of Technologies on Intelligent Computation".

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.

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 Automation at 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 Tsinghua University.

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 of IEEE.

Kwang H. LEE (KAIST, Korea)
"Fuzzy color model".

Kazuo TANIE (ISI, AIST, Japan)
"Future Direction of Robotics and Intelligent Systems".

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