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List of Keynote Speeches:

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Speaker

Title

Delivery 

Time / Date

I

Philip L.-F. Liu

Tsunami Hazards Assessments

10:30 ~ 11:10

June 24, Mon.

II

Manzul Kumar Hazarika

Advances is Earth Observations and and 

Geoinformatics in Disaster Management

11:10 ~ 11:50

June 24, Mon.

III

Hiroyuki Morishima

Current Situation of Climate Changes and 

Railway Disaster Prevention Technology

13:00 ~ 13:40

June 24, Mon.

IV

Vladimir Gubenko

Activity of Internal Waves in the Earth’s Polar 

Atmosphere Found from the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC 

Radio Occultation Data

08:30 ~ 09:10

June 25, Tue.

V

Francesco Ferrini

The Present Status of Urban Forestry in The World: 

How Research Can Help in Planning and Managing Future Green Cities for Human Health and Well-Being

09:10 ~ 09:50
June 25, Tue.

VI

Yongseung Kim

Applications of Korean Earth Observation Satellites: 

Current Status and Perspectives

16:45 ~ 17:25

June 25, Tue.

VII

Kayoko Yamamoto

Recent Development of GIS in Japan

17:25 ~ 18:05

June 25, Tue.





















































































































































































































Keynote Speech (I)

Title: Tsunami Hazards Assessments

Speaker: Dr. Philip L.-F. Liu

Time: 10:30 ~ 11:10, June 24

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    ScD., Hydrodynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974.

Affiliations:

w Distinguished Professor, 2015
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    National University of Singapore.

w Vice President (Research and Technology), 2015
    National University of Singapore.

w Kwoh-Ting Li Chair Professor, 2007
    Institute of Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences,
    National Central University, Taiwan.

w Class of 1912 Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, 2017
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.

Honors and Awards:

w Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2016).

w Member, National Academy of Engineering, USA (2015).

w Distinguished member, American Society of Civil Engineers (2013).

w Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers.

w Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2006).

w Fellow, Institute of Engineering in Singapore (IES).

w Member, International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR).

Professionals:

w Member, Editorial Board, Coastal Engineering (2003 - present).

w Advisor, Editorial Board, China Ocean Engineering (2004 - present).

w Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Science and Technology

   (2005 - present).

w Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami (2007 - present).

w Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

    (2009 - present).

w Guest editor, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Special issue: Tsunami in Asia)

    (September 2009).

w Associate Editor-in-Chief, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters  (2010 –

    present).

w   Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy

    (2015 – present).

w   Advisor, Editorial Board, International Journal of Ocean and Coastal Engineering

    (2018 – present).


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Keynote Speech (II)

Title: Advances is Earth Observations and Geoinformatics in 

         Disaster Management

Speaker: Dr. Manzul Kumar Hazarika

Time: 11:10 ~ 11:50, June 24

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2003.

Affiliations:

    Director, 2018 Jan ~ Present,
    
Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Honors and Awards:

w Board member of Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS).

w Life Member, World Association of Soil and Water Conservation.

w Managing Editor, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics.

Professionals:

w International experience in nearly 20 developing countries over the past 15 years       in implementing projects and programs related to disaster management.

w Closely working with the government agencies as well as international institutions     in multi-hazard risk assessment and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

w Proven ability in teaching, research, developing proposals, building capacities and     tailoring complex information into a simple easy to understand language.

w Collaborating with the World Bank to bring the “CAPRA” methodology for                   probabilistic risk assessment to the Asian region for Disaster Risk Management           (DRM).

w Proven ability in developing concept-papers/proposals, securing funds and                   mobilizing resources, initiating stakeholder consultations, providing                               managerial/technical supports, and conducting training and capacity building.

w Developed a rich network of professionals and institutions through partnerships         and inter-agency liaisons.

w Associate Editor-in-Chief, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters  (2010 –

    present).

w   Area of expertise including:

◇ Project and Program Management 

◇ Remote Sensing and GIS

◇ Disaster Risk Assessment and Management 

◇ UAV Applications

◇ Training and Capacity Building


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Keynote Speech (III)

Title: Current Situation of Climate Changes and Railway Disaster                       Prevention Technology

Speaker: Dr. Hiroyuki Morishima

Time: 13:00 ~ 13:40, June 24

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    B.S., Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering,

             Iwate University, Japan, 1979.

Affiliations:

    2013 Managing Executive Officer, JR East Consultants Company, 

                Disaster Prevention Planning Department.

    2010 Deputy Director, East Japan Railway Company, 

                Disaster Prevention Research Laboratory.

    2008 Director, East Japan Railway Company, 

                Tokyo Railway Structure Maintenance Center.

    2006 Civil Engineer Manager, East Japan Railway Company, 
                Yokohama Branch Office.
 
   2003 Civil Engineer Manager, East Japan Railway Company, Niigata Branch Office.

    1987 East Japan Railway Company, Tokyo Area Operation Head Quarters.

Honors and Awards:

w  Registered Official Consulting Engineer Railway structure (1996).

w Technical Award, Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association (2012).

Professionals / Publications:

    2017.10   “Railway Structures Inspection Method Using G.P.R.”, 

                      Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering,                          14th Workshop on Subsurface Electromagnetic Measurement.

    2011.06    “Current Situation and Problem of Strong Wind Disaster                                                   Countermeasure Research at JR East”, 

                       Japan Railway Engineers Association.

    2011.04    “Research Subject of Disaster Prevention Research Laboratory”, 

                       JREAST Technical Review № 35.

    2011.04    “Study on Application of Doppler Radar to Railway”, 

                       JREAST Technical Review № 35.

    2010.08    “Steel Heating Correction Test Of Old Bridge”, Japan Railway 

                       Civil Engineering Association.

    2006.08    “Maintenance of Pin Connected Truss Bridges”, Japan Society of 

                       Civil Engineering, Steel Structure Committee, 9th Symposium on                                     Structure and Bridge.

    2005.10    “Earthquake Damage and Restoration in the Soil Structure Section of                             Conventional Railway”, Foundation Engineering & Equipment Monthly.

    2003.04    “Concrete Structures and Nondestructive Testing”, JREAST 

                       Technical Review № 2.


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Keynote Speech (IV)

Title: Activity of Internal Waves in the Earth’s Polar Atmosphere Found           from the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Radio Occultation Data

Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Gubenko

Time: 08:30 ~ 09:10, June 25

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    Ph.D. 1995, Radio Physics, Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics,

                          Russian Academy of Sciences, USSR.

Affiliations:

w Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Radio Wave Propagation in Space,

   Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics,

   Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Honors and Awards:

w April 1985, Moscow Region Komsomol Prize, outstanding results in Space studies,     Russian National Award for Young Scientists.

w 2004~2008, Key Researcher, the joint GFZ-IRE RAS innovative radio occultation           projects (Pavelyev et al., 2004, 2008).

wJuly 2012, Honorary Medal of Cosmonautics Federation, Russia

  during the "100th Anniversary of Academician M.V. Keldysh’s Birth" for

  the science merits before Russian Cosmonautics.

Professionals:

Elaborated an original technique for determining the parameters of internal atmospheric waves responsible for the tilts of sporadic E-layers in the Earth’s ionosphere.  There were 9 Innovative techniques developed by Dr. Gubenko, which extended capabilities of the radio occultation method for studying the atmospheres and ionospheres of the Earth and planets.  Application of these techniques to the satellite RO data analysis makes it possible:

(I)    to study the wave activity at a global scale in the Earth’s atmosphere, and to find the key internal wave parameters such as the intrinsic frequency, horizontal and vertical wavelengths, amplitudes of horizontal and vertical disturbances of wind velocity, the kinetic and potential and total wave energy, vertical fluxes of wave energy and horizontal momentum;

(II)   to determine parameters (intrinsic wave frequency and period, vertical and horizontal wavelengths, intrinsic vertical and horizontal phase speeds, … etc.) of internal atmospheric waves responsible for the tilts of sporadic E-layers at the Earth’s ionosphere;

(III)  to find coupling between the tilted sporadic E-layers in the Earth’s ionosphere and internal atmospheric waves.


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Keynote Speech (V)

Title: The Present Status of Urban Forestry in The World: 

How Research Can Help in Planning and Managing Future Green Cities for Human Health and Well-Being

Speaker: Dr. Francesco Ferrini

Time: 09:10 ~ 09:50, June 25

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    Ph.D. Department of Agriculture, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences, 

              University of Florence, Italy.

Affiliations:

    Professor Department of Agriculture, Food, Environmental and Forestry            

                        Sciences, University of Florence, Italy.
    
Dean         The School of Agriculture at the University of Florence. 

    Director The scientific magazine Advances in Horticultural Sciences.

Honors and Awards:

    2010 Recipient of International L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research.

Professionals:

Associate Editor of the Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 

Associate Editor of Urban Forest & Urban Greening

Editor of the Handbook of Urban Forestry published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group in 2017

2005 ~ 2016    Member of the Board of the International Society of 

                          Arboriculture from all over the world.

2005 ~ 2011    President of the Italian Society of Arboriculture.

2007 ~ 2011    Member of Educational Goods and Services Committee of 

                          the International Society of Arboriculture.

2006 ~ 2011    Member of the Science and Research Committee of 

                          the International Society of Arboriculture.

2008 ~ 2011    Chairman of Conference Program Committee of 

                          the International Society of Arboriculture.

From 1990 he has published about 300 scientific and technical papers in Italian and in English in international referred and nationwide journals. 84 are indexed in Scopus with an IF of 20.


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Keynote Speech (VI)

Title: Applications of Korean Earth Observation Satellites:

         Current Status and Perspectives

Speaker: Dr. Yongseung Kim

Time: 16:45 ~ 17:25, June 25

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    PH.D. Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York, 

                Stony Brook, USA, 1991.

Affiliations:

    Principal Research Scientist Satellite Information Research Institute of

                                                        Korea Aerospace Research Institute.

Professionals:

Dr. Kim is a Principal Researcher at Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).  He has earned his Ph.D. in 1991 at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA, specializing satellite remote sensing related to climate studies.  From 1991 to 1995 he was Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Associate Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where he studied the effect of clouds on climate system using satellite data and general circulation model output.  He joined KARI in 1995 and has been working in the area of data processing and applications for KOrea Multi-Purpose SATellite (KOMPSAT).  He was the former Executive Director of Satellite Information Research Laboratory at KARI.  He served as a committee member of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) from 2001 to 2004. He also served the Korean Association of Geographic Information Studies (KAGIS) as president for the period of 2012 to 2013. As a visiting scholar for the study of surface temperature retrieval, he spent a year between 2016 and 2017 at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently working as a co-lead of Asia-Oceania Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) Coordination Board.


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Keynote Speech (VII)

Title: Recent Development of GIS in Japan

Speaker: Dr. Kayoko Yamamoto

Time: 17:25 ~ 18:05, June 25

Location: Room A, International Conference Hall, NCKU

 

Education:

    Ph.D. Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Affiliations:

    Secretary General, GIS Association of Japan.
    
Professor, Department of Informatics, 

                        Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, 

                        University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.

Honors and Awards:

w  Distinguished Paper Award; 2018 International Conference on Engineering,                 Technology, and Applied Science (ICETA 2018).

w Who's Who in Asia, 2017.

w Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 12th Edition, 2016 ~2017.

w Marquis Who’s who in Science and Engineering 11th Edition, 2011 ~2012.

Professionals:

w Social Systems Engineering.

w Spatial Information Science.

w Urban and Regional Planning.

w Environmental Science.

w Natural Disaster.


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