The conference full program will be given around October, 2017.
Magnus Thor Jonsson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Science, University of Iceland, located in Reykjavik, Iceland. He received his MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1982 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Mechanical Department at the Technical University of Norway in Trondheim in 1987. His major field of study was model based design using nonlinear FEM models. His main research interest is in the field of model based optimization for geothermal power plants. He has published a number of reviewed research papers and led a number of funded research projects in the areas of thermal and structural modeling of geothermal wells and optimization of steam gathering systems for geothermal power plants. Prof. Jonsson has worked as the Department Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and has been the chairman of the Engineering Research Institute, University of Iceland, chairman of Continuing Education, and the chairman of CAD, CAM and CAE Association in Iceland. He has also been the chairman of the Machine Group of Icelandic Standards. He has been a board member of many steering committees at the University of Iceland and at Icelandic associations such as the Icelandic Society of Engineers and the IT&T User Forum.
Dr. Guanghsu A. Chang is an associate professor in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at Georgia Southern University He has spent the last 21 years in teaching industrial and manufacturing engineering programs. He earned his MSIE, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests include robotic applications, manufacturing automation, Design for Assembly (DFA), and Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) applications. He was a vice president of Southern Minnesota APICS (2009-2012) and faculty advisor of APICS student chapter at MSU.