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Dimitar Filev
Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Filev is a Senior Henry Ford Technical Fellow from the Ford Motor Company (retired) and a Hagler Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the Texas A&M University. Dr. Filev is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He is also recipient of the 2023 IEEE SMCS Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award, the 2015 IEEE CIS Pioneer’s Award the 2008, the IEEE SMCS Norbert Wiener Award, and a 6-time recipient of the Henry Ford Technology Corporate Award, from Ford Motor Company. His research interests are in computational intelligence, artificial intelligence, and intelligen t control with applications to vehicle systems, autonomous driving, and automotive engineering. He has over 200 publications with 20,000+ citations, an h-index of 60 and 135 granted US patents. He was the President of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMCS) in 2016-2017. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Giuseppina Gini
DEIB, Politecnico di Milano

Brief Bio
Giuseppina C. Gini, after the “Laurea” degree in Physics from the University of Milano (Italy), in 1972 joined Politecnico di Milano (Italy) as assistant professor. She had various appointments at the hand-eye robotics project at SAIL, and at the NMR Laboratory of the Stanford University (CA, USA). Since 1987, as Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano, she has been responsible for the Robotics and Cognitive Robotics courses in the graduate school, member of the Ph.D. board for Information Engineering, and fellow of ASP, the graduate sch ool of excellence of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino.

Her research themes are at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence both symbolic and neural. She has been responsible for the design and implementation of advanced robot languages, simulators, planners, and of bioinspired models of walking, grasping, vision, memory, and robot learning.

She has been the principal investigator in more than 30 European, NATO, bilateral and national research projects. She also served as expert and reviewer for various European research programs and working groups, was a National Delegate in the EU COST Action on Knowledge Exploration in Science and Technology, and member of the European Commission assigning the Giralt PhD Award for extraordinary contributions in robotics.

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Radu-Emil Precup
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara

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