Sansanee Auephanwiriyakulsansanee

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering Institute,
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
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String Grammar Fuzzy Clustering in Data Analysis

Data Analysis is a process to analyze data in terms of representing, describing, evaluating, interpreting data using statistical methods. What if the data do not come in the form of statistical representation r a vector of numbers but are in the form of syntactic data, how do we analyze those data? One of the pattern recognition research branches is the syntactic pattern recognition that is able to deal with this type of data set. Each sample in syntactic data set is normally represented as a string. The strings in the same data set can have different lengths. Also, the string does not have any mathematical meaning that we can calculated as if they are vectors of numbers. There are several syntactic pattern recognition methods. However, one of the syntactic pattern recognition methods that is used in many applications is a string grammar clustering method since it is easily to implement and is understandable to humans.
In this talk, we will introduce a set of string grammar clustering algorithms developed at Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory, Chiang Mai University. We also show applications of these algorithms in several real-world problems, e.g., sign language translation system, face recognition, and health applications.



Zuhaina Zakaria

Associate Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
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Women and Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. At its heart, are the 17 interconnected goals which established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, expanding primary education to all children, climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice among other development priorities. The agenda also has a stand-alone goal on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. This presentation will discuss on the 17 goals and the impact of each of these goals on women as well as how women can be the key to achieving each of these goals.

Supavadee AramvithSupavadee Aramvith

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
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Engineering Research with a Global Impact using ICT for Sustainable Development

The United Nations, together with governments and businesses worldwide have begun their joint endeavors in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.  Information and communication technologies (ICTs) will continue to play a crucial role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as affordable and clean energy, good health and well-being, and sustainable cities and communities.  Dr. Aramvith is currently an ITU-D Expert on ICT for a Sustainable Development Goals (ICT4SDGs) and contributes to the impact study on using ICTs as key catalysts for sustainable development.  In this talk, she will share her experiences as a university professor, an active researcher, a mentor, and a professional volunteer who can bring impacts to the developing world.



Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Udayana University , Bali, Indonesia
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How Digital Learning Change Education

The era of Internet of Things and 4th Industrial Revolution generate digital generation who has different life style. No doubt that the digital technologies become an important and centre of the generation life. The technologies change the way they play, communicate, work, and study. As a result the technologies force educational institutions, from primary school up to university, to change their learning system. Therefore many institutions have introduced and implemented variety of technology based learning, such as open learning, social learning, flipped learning, Massive Open Online Courses, etc. Accordingly, the institutions have to provide those technologies for all students, teachers, staffs, and their stakeholders for professional purposes, i.e. teaching and learning, and personal purposes, i.e. communicating, creating and socialising. Thus it is challenging the traditional concept of learning.
The institutions fully understand numerous benefits of using digital technology for both professional and personal purposes. The technology creates the learning environment that everyone can teach anyone, more personal learning, and create more creativity and innovation beyond the limits of our imagination. On the other hand the institutions should conscious disadvantages of using the technology without knowing digital literacies. Digital literacies are key skill to develop to actively managing users’ online presence. Teachers, students, and all staffs must aware to safe use of digital technologies. The institutions have a responsibility to educate cyber safety to people responsible behaviour when using digital technologies to prevent or to minimize cyberbullying, cybercrime, and plagiarism.

Shaikh Fattah2016-12-19_100942

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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Challenges and Opportunities of Emerging Humanitarian Technologies in Sustainable Development Space

Rapid advancement in the areas of sensors, robotics, and artificial intelligence has created a large demand for research in the areas of emerging humanitarian technologies focusing sustainable development goals. Examples of some innovative research works will be presented those have been carried out recently in the areas of health, energy, and disaster management to offer cost effective efficient products. One greatest advantage of such innovations is their accessibility to under privileged population, irrespective of their location, gender, financial capability, and level of education. However, the main challenge here is to offer satisfactory performance with low cost implementation using very simple control interface. Moreover, the proposed design for the humanitarian application must offer the sustainable development.