Professor of Geoinformatics
School of Engineering and Technology
Director- Special Degree Programs
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-524-6392; Fax: +66-2-524-5597 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nitin K. Tripathi is a Professor in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand as with over 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and projects. Apart from his regular responsibilities of teaching and research at AIT, he has also served as the Leader of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Coordinator for the RS and GIS field of study. He has earlier served in various administrative positions in AIT such as Dean-School of Engineering and Technology, Director- Academic Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Chairman- Academic Development Review Committee, and Director-Unified Program. He is currently President of IIT Alumni Association Thailand.
He has supervised 38 Doctoral and 128 Masters theses where majority of the research topics focused on the applications of GIS and RS in Climate Change impacts on water resources, agriculture and health; health and environment; Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) and location based information services, Internet GIS and system security, crop substitution modeling etc. At present, he is also involved in research related to the impacts of extreme weather events and solar flares on the accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals supported by USAFRL. Dr. Tripathi obtained his B. Tech. – Civil Engineering Degree in 1984 from N.I.T. Warangal, India; M. Tech. – Remote Sensing and PhD in Remote Sensing from I.I.T. Kanpur respectively.
Dr. Tripathi has a total of 182 publications to his credit (2 book, 11 chapters in books, 109 research papers in peer reviewed Journals and 60 conference papers) majorly in peer-reviewed international journals. He is an acclaimed researcher in the field of remote sensing and GIS Applications and is highly cited in peer reviewed journals. His Scopus H-Index is 17 with 1015 citations and in Google Scholar H-Index 23 with 2005 citations He has very impressive Research Gate Score as 36 with H-index 21.
He has worked at National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India (1988-89) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in India (1989-99) before joining AIT in the year 2000. He has earned several awards including Young Scientist Award from department of Atomic Energy, India, AICTE Career Award for Young Teacher, MHRD-India, Osaka City University Distinguished Scientist Award, Japan and several others including best paper awards in conference papers. He was awarded Distinguished Alumni Award by National Institute of Technology Warangal in 2016.
Prof Tripathi was actively involved in Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Indian Society of Geomatics. He also served as Life Members of Institution of Engineers – India and also Indian Society of Technical education-India. He was active member of Asian Conference on Remote Sensing and launched the first Asian Journal of Geoinformatics from AIT in the year 2001. Later he launched another International Journal of Geoinformatics in 2015 and is Editor-in-Chief since 2005. He is in editorial board of Journal of Remote Sensing published by Springer. He has been serving on the advisory board of a number of international journals including International Journal of Remote Sensing, International Journal of Imaging, Disaster Advances, and others.
Epidemic and viral disease are ever increasing in past few decades due to climate change and other anthropogenic factors. With the rapid population rise and uncontrolled urbanisation in many developing countries the morbidity and mortality rate is on rise. Healthcare facilities are outnumbered in comparison to the demand. In this situation the use of geoinformation technologies is increasing in the health sector specially in epidemiology and public health sectors. There is a need to create spatial database of various diseases and understand their trends, patterns, and diffusion during the time of outbreak to better plan and make strategy to control within limited resources. Geoinformation technologies also provide useful information on vulnerability and coping capacity and past histories of morbidity in the region which is very useful for developing risk zones of various diseases. Few case studies will be presented to showcase the usefulness of the advances in Geoinformation Technologies.
Murni is a researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She is interested to research in the area of interaction design evaluation methods, value-based design, usability and accessibility of website user interfaces; usability and accessibility of Information and technology tools/software for elderly and people with special needs. While enriching her knowledge in HCI, she is interested to research in Information Systems; the usage of communication and interaction tools (e.g. email in higher academic institutions). She is also exploring into the research area: Electronic Government and Mobile Government, Virtual Reality and Neurofeedback. She has completed several research grants, which include Evaluation of Islamic Website, E-government portal evaluation, Museum evaluation, Virtual Reality, Children Websites and learning HCI in Malaysia context and Mobile Interactive Arabic Poetry Programme for Pedagogical Purposes.
Her interest in HCI has started when she worked with users and computers interfaces during her first job at Exxon-Mobil, Malaysia. She observed, users often having difficulties to understand the meaning of visual representation on the interface which led to confusion of the functionalities. Later, she received formal exposure to HCI research during her postgraduate study at UMIST and the University of Manchester; specifically exploring and learning various interaction design evaluation methods. She has designed and conducted many HCI experiments for evaluating website interfaces, input devices, acoustic input controls and mobile phone. She dealt with various user groups from young to older users. In the experiments, she conducted questionnaires, interview, think-aloud methods and focus group.
Murni is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean Academic and Industrial Linkages at the Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She also leads the Perceptive and Sentiment Computing research group. Murni is an advocate for Design Thinking and has conducted workshops on the topic. She is currently the Vice President/Vice Chair for the Malaysia HCI and UX (myHCI-UX) – Kuala Lumpur ACM SIGCHI Chapter
Understanding users and their experience in using information technology have profound effects on the field of Human Computer Interaction and interaction design. User online journey become more smooth and effortless. Now designers know more about users likes and dislikes, how to attract, persuade and engage them and have a better prediction of their behaviors. Users regardless of age and background are becoming more engaged, attracted and attached to social networking, online shopping and games. However, the effects of well-designed interaction have been underestimated to certain extend. Users become too engaged, addicted, deceived and less resilience in this new world. Having dual identity becomes common. Gazing into beyond user experience, users have to be in the mind and heart of designers; to ensure the design of user experience would embed the meaning and value of the design itself. When users are in the mind, the need and requirements are fulfilled at best. When the users in the heart, the well-being and quality of life the users are accounted for. User experience design should have value added and ethically approached as to protect the users from vulnerability in the online world.
Professor Emeritus Lance C.C. Fung received his technical training as a Marine Radio and Electronic Officer from the Hong Kong Polytechnic and Brunel Technical College, Bristol UK in 1972-74 and 1975-76 respectively. After serving on the high seas, he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Maritime Technology with First Class Honors in 1981, and a Master of Engineering in System Test Technology in the 1982 from the University of Wales, Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST). Subsequently, he received his PhD degree from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1994 with a thesis on the Application of Artificial Intelligence to problems in Electrical Power System Engineering. Lance has lectured at the Singapore Polytechnic (1982-1988), Curtin University (1989-2003) and Murdoch University (2003-2015). He received his Emeritus Professor appointment which enables him to continue his academic engagement since retirement in 2015. In September, 2017, he was awarded an Honorary PhD Degree in Information Technology by Walailak University, Thailand, in recognition of his contributions towards the development and advancement of the University’s research and postgraduate programs. Lance has been an active IEEE volunteer for over two decades, served various positions in many committees, boards and conferences. He is the current Chair of the IEEE Conference Quality Committee (CQC) and the IEEE Technical Program Integrity Committee (TPIC); Chair-Elect of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC) and Chair of the IEEE SMC Society Chapter Coordinator Committee. Lance has published over 300 articles in academic journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has also supervised to completion over 30 doctoral and higher degree candidates. My research interest is in the development and applications of innovative intelligent technologies and advanced techniques to solve practical problems. My passion is to nurture postgraduate research students and I continue dedicate my time to supervise postgraduate students locally and abroad. My motto is “學海無涯” which means “Learning has no boundary”.
The world has entered a new era considered as revolution 4.0 in which computer and information technology, artificial intelligence and related developments will play major part in tomorrow daily living. This talk will highlight some of these development and the pitfalls to watch out.