• Prof. Soo Hong Lee, Yonsei University

Title: Access to Future Technology

Soo-Hong Lee is currently a full-time professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University in 1981 and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering design from Seoul National University in 1983. He completed his Ph.D. from Stanford University, California, USA, in 1991. His current research interests include Intelligent CAD, Knowledge-based Engineering Design, Concurrent Engineering, Product Design Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Artificial Intelligence in Design, and Design Automation. URL:

  • Prof. Yunfeng Zhang, Shandong University of Finance and Economics of China

Title: Rational Fractal Function Theory and Its Applications

BiographyYunfeng Zhang is a professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University of Finance and Economics of China. He received his B.Sc. (2000) and his Ph.D. (2007) from Shandong University, China. He paid an academic visit to University of California, Irvine in 2012. His current research interests include computer-aided geometric design, digital image processing, computational geometry, and function approximation.

  • Prof. Takayuki Yamada, Kyoto University

Title : A PDE model for geometrical feature extraction in images and its applications in digital engineering

Takayuki Yamada is an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science in Kyoto University, Japan. He studied aeronautics and astronautics and received his B.S., M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2007, 2008 and 2010, respectively. After receiving his Dr. Eng., he joined the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan, as an assistant professor. In 2012, he was recruited to Kyoto University as an assistant professor. From 2014 to 2016, he was a visiting researcher in the Center of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France. His major research focuses on optimum design methods and the applications based on the topology optimization. He was honored with the Springer Prize in 2009 from the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, the Young Scientist Prize in 2016 from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and the JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper in 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018 from the JSME. So far in his career he has received twenty-three awards related to his research.