December 2022 OES Beacon

Distinguished Lecturer Roster

Venugopalan Pallayil, Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE OES

The following OES members have been appointed as Distinguished Lecturers for the period 2023-25. The Chapters and Student Branch Chapters are highly encouraged to take advantage of their expertise and get enriched from their experience in related fields. The DLs may work directly with the relevant groups and fix the date and time of their lectures. Keep the VP for Technical Activities informed once a lecture has been finalized. DLs are advised to announce their availability and topics for lectures on OES website. DLs can be advertised through IEEE eNotices, Beacon Newsletter and Earthzine magazine. Please provide details of the talk to VPTA who would help to publicize this through various social media channels.

Dr. Junku Yuh

Junku Yuh is currently the President of Korea Institute of Robotics and Technology Convergence (KIRO). He is an IEEE Fellow who has held many coveted positions such as Founding Director, Robotics and Media Institute, Korea; Head of Lunar Exploration National Programme, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST); President, Korea Aerospace University etc. During 1996-2004 he also served as Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii.  He has won many international awards, served as keynote and plenary speaker for both national and international conferences.

He has expertise in the following areas:

Adaptive Control and Neural-Net Control · Advanced Sensor for Automatic Object Ranging · Adaptive Path Planning · Intelligent Navigation and Guidance · Underwater Robotic Arm Control · Design of Autonomous Underwater Robots · Intelligent Task-Oriented Control Architecture · Virtual Collaborative World Simulator · Macro/Micro Control of Smart Space Structures · Predictive Virtual Environment  · Design and Control of Flexible Structures

More details about his credentials can be found in his CV available on OES website.

Ferdinando Nunziata:

Ferdinando Nunziata is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope Centro Direzionale Isola, Naples, Italy. He had also held positions like Visiting Scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark and Guest Professor at the Shanghai Ocean University, College of Marine Science, Shanghai, China. Ferdinando has widely published his work both in international conferences and journals. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of OES since 2016. He serves as a reviewer for international journals and has been serving as session chair for many international conferences.

Ferdinando can give talks on the following topics:

  1. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for coastal observation and
  2. Microwave radiometer for coastal applications

Detailed CV of Ferdinando Nunziata has been provided on the OES website.

Let us welcome them into our pool of Distinguished Lecturers and look forward to hearing exciting technical talks.