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Keynote Speakers of ECCS 2020

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann (IEEE Fellow & IROS Fellow)
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany

Director of the Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab at KIT

Rüdiger Dillmann received his Ph. D. from University of Karlsruhe in 1980.
Since 1987 he has been Professor of the Department of Computer Science and  is Director of the Research Lab. Humanoids and Intelligence Systems  at KIT.  2002 he became director of an innovation lab. at the Research Center for Information Science (FZI), Karlsruhe. 2009 hee founded the  Institute of Anthropomatics  and Robotics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.   
His research interest is in the areas of humanoid robotics and neurorobotics with special emphasis on intelligent, autonomous and interactive robot behaviour generated with the help of  machine learning methods and programming by demonstration (PbD). Other research interests include machine vision for mobile systems, man-machine interaction, computer supported intervention in surgery and related simulation techniques.
He is author/co-author of more than 900 scientific publications, conference papers, several books and book contributions.
He was Coordinator of the German Collaborative Research Center ”Humanoid Robots”, SFB 588 and several European IPs. He is Editor of  the journal ”Robotics and Autonomous Systems”, Elsevier, and Editor in Chief

of the book series COSMOS, Springer. He is IEEE Fellow and IROS Fellow.



Fredrik Tufvesson (IEEE Fellow)

Lund university, Sweden

Fredrik Tufvesson received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Lund University in Sweden. After two years at a startup company, he joined the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, where he is now professor of radio systems. His main research interest is the interplay between the radio channel and the rest of the communication system with various applications in 5G systems such as massive MIMO, mm wave communication, vehicular communication and radio based positioning.

Fredrik has authored almost 100 journal papers and 150 conference papers, he is fellow of the IEEE and recently he got the Neal Shepherd Memorial Award for the best propagation paper in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the IEEE Communications Society best tutorial paper award.





Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abdus Salam

Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA


Mohammad Abdus Salam received his bachelor's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1991. His master's and Ph.D. degrees are from The University of Fukui, Japan in 1998, 2001, respectively. He is currently a professor of Computer Science at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He has over 15 years of teaching and research experience. His research interest includes wireless sensor networks, wireless communication, and information theory and coding.  He has taught a variety of courses from the field of computer science and engineering. He has authored and co-authored many international journals, conference proceedings, and a book chapter. He served as a guest editor for many journals. He also served on the editorial boards and panelist for NSF, NASA, and many conferences.

He is a senior member of IEEE and an executive council member of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences (LAS). He was awarded numerous awards throughout his career including the faculty outstanding achievement award from the President of the Southern University System, LAS president’s award, and NASA and ONR faculty fellowship awards.