Devinder, an aeronautical engineer, has extensive experience in aviation industry and academia. He has held a variety of responsible leadership, management, and academic positions in large international airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and universities. He is an Australian national. In addition to the academic qualifications, he also holds an Aircraft Engineer License with several ratings starting from Cessna 152 to wide-body Airbus & Boeing 747-400 aircraft, and a Pilot License. Furthermore, he holds a range of other aviation professional qualifications in the field of aviation management, auditing, quality & safety, human factors, dangerous goods, training the trainer, and accident/incident investigation. His publications in scholarly international journals cover interdisciplinary areas, such as aviation regulations, flight safety, aircraft personnel licensing, airport engineering, higher education, airworthiness, aircraft maintenance, aviation management, and project management.
Dr Seyed Mohammadreza Ghadiri (Dr Reza) is the Associate Professor, Dean of School of Transportation and Logistics, and he is the former head of postgraduate programs at Malaysia University of Science and Technology. He is also the Senate member of university and the program coordinator of MSc and Ph.D. programs. Furthermore, he is the authorized Trainer/Instructor for courses leading to the FIATA Diploma in freight forwarding by FIATA Advisory Body Vocational Training, Switzerland. He has been invited as a guest lecturer and Keynote speaker to different countries such as Iran, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Nigeria to deliver his speech, teach the students and train the lecturers.
Dr Reza obtained his Ph.D. in Highway, Traffic and Transportation Engineering in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) from school of civil engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He holds a Bachelor of Civil engineering and a Master of structural engineering from Iran. He has almost 16 years of teaching and research experience. He is a peer reviewer for number of international journals and is also on their editorial board. His research publications in scholarly international journals as well as conferences cover interdisciplinary areas, such as intelligent transportation systems, road safety, public transportation management, logistics and supply chain, structural engineering and construction and project management.
Professor Said Easa is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada. He received his B.Sc. degree from Cairo University (Egypt) in 1972, M.Eng. degree from McMaster University (Canada) in 1976, and Ph.D. degree from University of California at Berkeley (U.S.) in 1982. He has served as Director of Quality Assurance of the Faculty of Engineering at Ryerson University (2010-2013), where he introduced the new accreditation system for graduate attributes. Prior to joining Ryerson University in 2000, he had taught at Lakehead University, Canada (1982-2000). Dr. Easa is Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, and Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). His research interests cover broad transportation areas, including planning, design, operation, and management. In particular, he has introduced novel approaches for safer and more efficient transportation infrastructure, including highway alignments, railway crossings, interchanges, intersections, and roundabouts. In addition, he has conducted multidisciplinary research in such areas as intelligent transportation systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, human factors, and geomatics engineering.
Dr. Easa published nearly 300 refereed journal articles and was editor of a bestselling book on Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS, published by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He served as President of Online Network Enabled ITS Research Society (ONE-ITS) (2015-2017). He is Associate Editor of Journal of Transportation Engineering, Journal of Surveying Engineering, and Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. He was leader of a national delegation to China, judge for annual Canadian Consulting Engineering awards, and member of national grant selection committees. He organized and chaired eight national and international conferences, sponsored by ASCE, CSCE, and IAAM. He has received numerous lifetime achievement awards and honors from Canadian, U.S., and other organizations, including Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award from ASCE (2001), Sandford Fleming Award from CSCE (2003), Arthur M. Wellington Prize from ASCE (2005), Award of Academic Merit from Transportation Association of Canada (2010), and IAAM Medal from the International Association for Advanced Materials (2018).
Prof. Fangwu Ma, Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK, has worked in the automotive industry and universities in Europe, North America and China for more than 30 years. He has extensive international R&D experience in the fields of automotive performance development, lightweight, NVH, intelligent and networked technologies. He has participated in a number of national, provincial and ministerial-level major projects, and has made significant achievements in improving key technologies in automotive design and performance. He has published more than 100 high-level academic monographs, papers and more than 300 automotive-related patents.
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