Prof.Dr. Tatsuji Munaka
School of information and telecommunication engineering department, Embedded technology, Tokai University
He had worked in Mitsubishi Electric Corporation since 1986. His research area was wireless communication and protocol, operating system and embedded systems. He moved to Tokai University in 2015. His current research area is IoT/M2M systems and related services. He has been a senior member of IEEE, ISPJ and IEICE.
It is expected that Internet of Things (IoT) brings much benefit to our life. However, most of activities using IoT technology mainly aim to improve the productivity, the cost performance, the quality and so on. However, do they contribute to our future life, such as a global environmental problem?
We believe that IoT related works should contribute to realize a sustainable society. One of the examples for realizing a sustainable society is recycling of products. In many cities especially tourist place, we see that the garbage is overloaded. To solve the problem, we introduced a sophisticated trash box called IoT based smart trash management system for the first time in Japan at Tokai University Takanawa campus. Smart trash boxes in this system always watch the amount of the trash. When the amount of the trash exceeds the designated amount, it tells a message to administrators. This system may be a solution of the realization of a recycling-based sustainable society.
In this presentation we would like to think about "What should we do for realizing a sustainable society?". To realize it, we should discuss IoT technologies such as devices, platforms and services. In addition to that, we also need to think about customers, this means "Is it sufficient to realize a sustainable society only by improving IoT technologies?". If not, what should customers do for realizing a sustainable society? We may not clearly say the answer, however, we try to discuss this issue from some points of view in this presentation.
Prof.Dr. Prabhas Chongstitvatana
Department of Computer Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Prabhas Chongstitvatana is a professor in the department of computer engineering, Chulalongkorn University. He earned B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 1980 and Ph.D. from the department of artificial intelligence, Edinburgh University, U.K. in 1992. His research involves robotics, evolutionary computation, computer architecture, bioinformatics. He is a lifetime member of Thailand Engineering Institute, senior member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology, senior adviser of Thai Robotics Society, founding member of Thai Embedded System Association and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was the president of ECTI Association of Thailand 2012-2013. He has been awarded "National Distinguished Researcher" by National Research Council of Thailand in 2009. His current interest is in building Quantum computer.
Quantum computing is the most exciting field at the moment. The paradigm promises two things: solving the problems that cannot be solved by today's computers, and computers that are much faster than what is possible today. However, although the past research shows promise, but there is no practical quantum computer yet to be shown. In this talk, I will review potential technology that can be used to build quantum computers and show a small example how I write quantum program to solve one problem.