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Keynote Speakers

ICCMB 2022 Keynote Speakers



Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado
University of Salamanca, Spain

Director - European IoT Digital Innovation Hub
Director - BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca
President - Air Institute

Biography: Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971 in Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca, Director of the Doctoral School of the University until December 2017 and also, he has been elected twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. In addition to a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. Juan Manuel Corchado is Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015 and Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.
Corchado is the Director of the European IoT Digital Innovation Hub and of the BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, which he created in the year 2000, President of the AIR Institute, Academic Director of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca and has been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter. He also oversees the Master´s programs in Digital Animation, Security, Blockchain, IoT, Mobile Technology, Information Systems Management and Agile Project Management at the University of Salamanca.
Corchado has supervised more than 30 PhD theses, is author of over 800 research peer review papers and books, has chaired the scientific committee of more than 30 international conferences, and is also Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology).


Prof. Loon Ching TANG
National University of Singapore, Singapore

(Director of TDSI, NUS, Fellow of ISEAM)

Biography: Prof. TANG Loon Ching is a Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) and the Director of Temasek Defence Systems Institute in National University of Singapore (NUS). LC Tang obtained his PhD in the field of operations research from Cornell University in 1992 under the NUS Overseas Scholarship. He has published widely in many leading international journals in the field of IEOM. He was presented the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Awards for the best paper presented at 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. The latter award is widely recognized as a hallmark of excellence in the field of reliability and maintenance engineering the first time, and was the first time it went to authors affiliated to an Asian University in its 58-year history. He has been named 2014 IEOM Outstanding Educator by the IEOM Forum. He is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.
LC Tang is the editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International and has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Quality Technology, the flagship journal of American Society for Quality, since 2006, among others. He is the main author of the book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts (which won the inaugural Masing Book Prize by International Academy of Quality); and a co-author of Markov-Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative phenomena. He is one of the founding members of Global Ports Research Alliance, IIE Asian Network and the steering committee of Logistics and Maritime Systems Conference Series; and has served as the General Chair of these conference series.
Besides being active in the forefront of research in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, LC Tang has also been engaged as consultant/trainer by many government agencies and MNCs in their enterprise transformation initiatives. To-date, he has trained and mentored more than 60 Master Black Belts and provided training to more than 3000 analysts, engineers and managers, from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, China, USA, Indonesia, India and the Philippines in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Engineering Asset Management, Operations Research and Reliability Engineering.


Prof. Ruixue Li
HOSEI University, Japan

Biography: Professor Ruixue Li received his B.A. degree from Literature and Foreign Languages Department of Nanjing University, China, and obtained his M.A. and PhD from Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University, Japan. Prior to join Hosei University, Professor Li worked in Faculty of Economic of Toyama University, Japan. Professor Li is now working at the Faculty of Business Administration and the Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei. University. His current research interests include logistics and supply chain management, logistics clusters, international railway transportation; logistics strategy, Belt and Road Initiative.

ICCMB 2022 Plenary Speaker



Prof. Deepak L. Waikar
EduEnergy Consultants LLP, Singapore

Biography: Dr. Deepak L. Waikar (Managing Partner, EduEnergy, Singapore and Chair of the IEEE Education Society Chapter, Singapore) has been involved in education, training, research, and management fields for more than three decades. He started his professional career as an Assistant Director at the National Power Engineers Training Institute in India after his post-graduation from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in India. He has authored/co-authored book chapters, research articles, and policy papers on power, energy, management, sustainable development, leadership, and education-related topics. He has served on various committees in professional bodies such as Chair of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Power & Energy Society (PES) Chapter, Singapore, and Chair of the IEEE Education Society Chapter Singapore. He is a recipient of the IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineers' Award 2003 and SP Green Buddy Award 2004. Dr. Waikar has been associated with Singapore Certified Energy Manager’s programme for more than a decade. He has also been a member of the Global Industry & Academia Advisory Forum of Indo-Universal Centre for Engineering Education, USA for over two years.
He has delivered invited keynote, plenary, and panel session presentations on power, sustainable and clean energy, education, management, sustainable development, and leadership related topics at the international conferences, seminars and forums in North & South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Dr. Waikar has conducted several student, faculty, and management development programmes on various topics such as Sustainable & Clean Energy, Designing & Managing Innovative Research and Development projects, Strategies for Infusing Blended Learning, Rethinking Teaching and Learning, Trainopreneurship and Transforming Higher Education.
He has been offering advisory and consultancy services through EduEnergy, Singapore, and Tacstra Solutions, Singapore for the past seven years. He has been associated with the premier institutions, polytechnics, colleges, and academies in India and Singapore as well as with British and Australian Universities offering courses in Singapore.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE USA and a Life Member of the Institution of Engineers, India with Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, M.S. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, M.Tech. from the Banaras Hindu University, India, and PD Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He obtained PG-DBM and B.E. degrees from the Nagpur University, and the Government Engineering College Aurangabad in India, respectively. His research interests include Sustainable Energy Development, Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership, Re-inventing and Transforming Tertiary Education, SMART Model for Talent and Leadership Development, Innovative Project Design and Management, Smart and Micro Grid. His hobbies include cricket, chess, and poetry.

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