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Sandra Pinelas (Portugal)

Katerina Kovarova (Czech Republic)

Pavol Lizák (Slovak Republic)

Ardeshir Guran (Canada)

Matthias Gerdts (Germany)

Balint Kiss (Hungary)

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Prof. Sandra Pinelas


Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis, the Azores University, 2007 MSc. in Mathematic, the Évora University, BSc. in Mathematical Analysis, the Évora University, 1995

Research areas

Difference and Differential Equations, Oscillatory Behavior

Teaching experience

1. 1995, December - 1999 March, Assistant in Universidade de Évora 2. 1999, March - 2007 January, Assistant in Universidade dos Açores 3. 2007 January – 2012 April, Professor in Universidade dos Açores 4. 2012 April – until now, Professor in Academia Militar

Visiting Professorship

1. Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany), 2006 2. Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida, USA), 2009. 3. Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida, USA), 2010.

Professional highlightes

 54 Scientific publications in refereed international journals  Participation in 25 international conferences  Member of the organizing committees for 13 international conferences (6 as chairwoman)  Member of the editorial boards of 3 international journals  Referee for more than 20 international journals  Supervised 8 Ph.D. Thesis


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Prof. Matthias Gerdts

Professor Matthias Gerdts graduated from the Department of Mathematics of the University of the Technology in Clausthal, Germany, in 1997. He received his doctoral degree in 2001 and his habilitation in 2006 from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. In 2003 he was a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego. From 2004 to 2007 he held a junior professorship for numerical optimal control at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg, Germany, and moved to a lecturer position for mathematical optimization at the University of Birmingham, U.K., from 2007 to 2009. From 2009-2010 he was an associate professor for optimal control at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Since 2010 he is a full professor for engineering mathematics at the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, Germany. Primary research interests of Prof. Gerdts are optmal control, optimization techniques, model-predictive control, differential-algebraic equations,and sensitivity analysis with applications in automotive systems, robotics, and aerospace engineering. Prof. Gerdts served as a principal investigator in various projects funded by national and international science organizations and industry. He is author of more than 50 publications in journals, book chapters,and proceedings. Moreover, he authored two books, one on Optimal Control of ODEs and DAEs and the other one on Mathematical Optimization Methods of Operatios Research (in Germen, co-authored by Frank Lempio), both being published by DeGruyter in 2011. Amongst others, he co-organized a workshop at the Hausdorff Research Center in Bonn on "Set-Valued Numerical Analysis and Robust Optimal Control", the Marie-Curie ITN SADCO Industrial Workshop "Safety Systems, Driver Assistance and Optimal Control" at Volkswagen AG, and the ECMI Workshop "Math for the Digital Factory" at WIAS Berlin.


Prof. Pavol Lizák

Dr. Pavol Lizak is the head of the department of industrial design at Alexander Dubček University of Puchov in Slovak Republic. He received his (Ing.) engineering degree in the area of technology of textiles and garments in 1983 and his PhD in textile technology in 2001, both from the textile faculty of VŠST Liberec in Czech Republic. He also received his habilitation degree (docent) in material engineering from the Alexander Dubček University of Púchove in 2005. Professor Lizak's research interest is in the areas of structure textile fibrous assembly and clothing comfort.

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Dr. Kateřina Kovářová

Kateřina Kovářová is an Assistant professor in the Department of geotechnics, faculty of the civil engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. She received her Bachelor's degree in Management of the Natural Resources and her Master's degree in Geochemistry from the Charles University in Prague and her Phd in Environmental Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. She also holds an MBA from CMI-ESMA Barcelona in Prague. Dr. Kovářová's research activities are in the areas of durability and weathering of natural stone, response stone to weathering agents, stone internal structure, stone porosity study, physical-meechanical properties of natural stone, methodology of durability estimation, methodology of replacement building stone selection.



Dr. Bálint Kiss

Dr. Kiss obtained his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in1996. He received his DEA in France in 1997 at the Université Paris Sud in Automation and Signal processing. He obtained his PhD in 2001, his graduate studies were co-supervised at BME and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. Dr. Kiss is currently serves as the head of the Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of BME. His research focuses on the theory of nonlinear control with applications in the field of robotics and mechatronics, including under-actuated and non-holonomic systems. He is the author or co-author of more than 75 scientific publications. Dr. Kiss was invited as guest faculty to the Florida Institute of Technology (2003), to the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France, 2003 and 2004), to the Kyungpook National University (South Korea, 2011-2014), to the Chonnam National University (South Korea, 2015) and also gave guest lectures at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes and at the EPFL (Switzerland). He held various positions related to international exchange and English language education programs at BME and also led double degree project consortia with industrialized countries. Dr. Kiss’ research results were exploited in industrial cooperation projects with partners from the automotive sector and medical instrumentation manufacturers.


Professor Ruth Bars

Professor Ruth Bars graduated at the Electrical Engineering Faculty of the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary. She has got the doctor of the university degree, and gained the Candidate of Sciences degree of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and PhD degree based on research on predictive control algorithms. Currently she is honorary professor at the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Her research interests are in predictive control and in developing new ways of control education. She has more than 100 publications. She is the coauthor of book Predictive Control in Process Engineering, from the basics to the applications by R. Haber, R. Bars, U. Schmitz, WILEY-VCH, 2011. She is teaching different basic and advanced control courses. She has published with co-authors several university lecture notes and textbooks including MATLAB exercises for control education. She was the coauthor of professor Frigyes Csáki writing the first Hungarian textbook entitled Automatika, which had 6 editions. Recently a new textbook has been published with coauthors on the basics of control engineering including also newer conceptions (in Hungarian and in English). In 1983 she participated in the project of the NSF and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on computer control of industrial processes at the University of Minnesota, USA. In 1999, 2003 and 2006 she was a visiting lecturer at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and in 2002 at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA giving short PhD courses in predictive control. In 2008 she participated in a Marie Curie project at the University of Sevilla related to predictive control. Between 1996 and 2002 she was the head of the IFAC TC on Optimal Control. From 2002 to 2008 she served IFAC as the head of the Coordinating Committee on Design Methods. She has gained the Frigyes Csáki medal of the Hungarian Scientific Society for Automation, Measurement Technics and Informatics, 1990 and the award for excellent work from the Ministry of Education. In 2008 she has gained the IFAC Outstanding Service Award.


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Proffessor Yoshiharu Morimoto (Nickname: Harry Moiré) is currently Emeritus Professor at Wakayama University, Chairman of 4D Sensor Inc., and Representative Director of Moire Institute Inc. He is developing 3D shape and deformation measurement systems.He graduated Master course of Osaka University, Japan in 1968 and received Dr. Eng. from Osaka University in 1981. His major field of study is experimental mechanics and image processing.He joined Komatsu Ltd. in 1968. He returned Osaka University as Associate Researcher in 1974. He moved to Wakayama University in 1995.He was Professor of Dept. of Opto-Mechatronics, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University, Japan. He was also Vice-President and Executive Director for Research & University Liaison of Wakayama University,He retired from Wakayama University in 2009 and established Moire Institute Inc. in 2009, and 4D Sensor Inc. in 2012. He is Fellow of SEM, former Executive Board Member of SEM, Fellow of JSME, Honorary member of JSEM, the former President of JSEM and former Chairman of Asian Committee for Experimental Mechanics. He received awards, from JSNDI, JSME, JSP, SEM and JSEM.His current and previous interests are following measurement methods for shape, deformation, stress and strain:

(1) Scanning moiré method using TV camera

(2) Phase analysis methods using Fourier, wavelet or Gabor transforms

(3) Strain rate distribution measurement by a high-speed video camera

(4) Real-time integrated phase-shifting method

(5) High-speed and accurate methods using multi-reference planes, a DMD, a linear image sensor, or a frequency modulated grating

(6) Real-time simultaneous measurement for two-directional stress or strain distributions

(7) Accurate 3D displacement and strain measurement by phase-shifting digital holographic interferometry.

(8) 3D shape measurement using whole space tabulation method and LED light sources.

(9) Shadow moire method using light source stepping method

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Prof. Ardeshir Guran

Professor Ardeshir Guran received his basic education in Medicine (Tehran University, Medical School) and in Structural Engineering (Aryamehr University of Technology). Received postgraduate degrees from McGill University (MEng in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics), MMath (in Mathematics), and PhD (in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) both from the University of Toronto. He was a post doctoral fellow at US Army Research office, Triangle Park, in North Carolina, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Virginia Polytechnic Institute), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Catholic University of America) and Full Professor of Electricaring Engineering (University of Southern California). He also was an invited professor (with the rank of full professor) at the University of Bordeaux (France), Johannes Kepler University (Austria), Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics of Tbilisi State University (Georgia). In 1996 he recieved the award of French ministry of higher education and research. In 2002 he recieved the certificate of distinction for both his teaching and research from the rector of the Johannes Kepler University (Austria). Dr. Guran was the plenary speaker in many scientific meetings including Second Conference of the Euro-American Consortium for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences (Amitans 2010), Tenth International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2011), Seventeenth Czeck International Conference on Engineering Mechanics (IM 2001), Second Georgian International Conference on Nonclassical Problems of Mechanics (2012) Fouth International Congress of Serbian Society of Mechanics (29th Yugoslavian, 2013), XVIII. Slovak - Polish International Scientific Conference on Machine Modeling and Simulation (MMS 2013). His book on Theory of Elasticity (co-author Teodor Atanackovic) and published by Birkhauser first in 2000 is translated into French, Russian, Serbian and Georgian languages. Professor Guran is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of series on Stability, Vibrations and Control of Systems.