Prof. Satoshi Tanaka

Satoshi Tanaka received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan). From 1989 to 1998, he was with Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University as a Research Associate, where he was involved in research on fiber-optic interferometric sensors. Since 1998, he joined National Defense Academy. His current research interests include fiber

Prof. Yosuke Tanaka

Yosuke Tanaka received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering and the M.E. and Dr.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. After working for Shizuoka University as a Research Associate, he joined Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include fiber optic sensing and related subjects, including laser-based precision measurement, high-speed optical signal processing, application of optical frequency comb, fiber optic power supply, etc. He is a member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), and the Optical Society of Japan (OSJ).

Mr. Koji Omichi

Group manager of Advanced Technology Laboratory, Fujikura Ltd. He has been working on developing specialty fibers and fiber-optic components for telecom, fiber laser, and fiber-optic sensor applications. His current research interests are multi-core fiber technology, silicon photonics, and their applications to fiber-optic sensors.

Prof. Hideaki Murayama

He is an associate professor of School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo and a member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Naval Architectures of Japan, the Japan Society for Composite Materials, Japan Society of Civil Engineers and Japan Society of Maintenology. His research topics are structural health monitoring with fiber-optic sensors and composite structures. He received the B.E., M.E., and Dr.Eng. degrees in the University of Tokyo in 1996, 1998, 2001, respectively.

Prof. Minghong Yang

Minghong Yang is a professor in Optics technology at the National Engineering Laboratory for Fiber Optic Sensing Technology (Wuhan University of Technology, China.). He obtained his PhD degree in Physical electronics from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 2003. He was with Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany from 2003 to 2005, and then with Berlin University for Technology from 2006 to 2009. He was with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A for half a yaer in 2013 as visiting Professor, and was with Abbe School for Photonics, Friedlich-Schiller-University, Germany as guest professor in 2014. His current research interests include optical fiber sensors, sensing materials, sensor aplications. Prof. Yang has been serving as the General Chair of the fourth International Conference of Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors (APOS 2013), and the Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal.

Prof. Zuyuan He

Zuyuan He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. He joined Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China as a Research Associate in 1987, and became a Lecturer in 1990. From 1995 to 1996, he was a visiting researcher in the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo. In 1999, he became a Research Associate of the University of Tokyo. In 2001, he joined CIENA Corporation, Maryland, USA, as a Lead Engineer heading the optical testing and optical process development group. He returned to the University of Tokyo as a Lecturer in 2003, and became an Associate Professor in 2005 and a full Professor in 2010. He is now a Chair Professor and the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research interests include optical fiber sensors, specialty optical fibers, and optical interconnection. Prof. He has been serving as the General Chair of 2014 International Conference of Asia Communications and Photonics (ACP 2014), the General Chair of 2016 International Conference of Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors (APOS 2016), and the Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Dr. Brendan Kennedy

Brendan Kennedy is Laboratory Head at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia. He graduated with a PhD from Dublin City University, Ireland, in 2006. Before joining UWA, he has employed as a teaching and research academic at the University of Santiago, Chile (2006-2007). In 2014, he received a Western Australia Tall Poppy Award for outstanding achievements in the area of scientific research and communication and, in 2015, received a UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award. Brendan is co-founder and lead researcher with OncoRes Medical: a start-up company developing novel surgical imaging tools. Brendan’s primary research interest is in the development of novel optical imaging techniques. In particular, he leads the development of micro-elastography: a method to measure tissue’s micro-scale stiffness. He is developing micro-elastography for intraoperative tumour margin detection in breast cancer. He is also exploring the application of micro-elastography to tumour and vascular biology, biomaterials and airway physiology. He is also actively developing of convergent approaches to research.

Prof. Axel Schulzgen

Dr. Axel Schülzgen received his PhD in Physics from Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. Since 2009 he is Professor of Optics and Photonics at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. He also holds an Adjunct Research Professor position at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. Dr. Schülzgen’s current research interests include optical fiber devices, components, materials, and structures with applications in fiber laser systems, fiber optic sensing and imaging, and optical communications. He authored more than 130 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, over 60 invited talks at international conferences, and 6 patents. Dr. Schülzgen is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Prof. Tinko Eftimov

Tinko Eftimov received his PhD in Engineering Physics from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1989. He has worked for the Technical University in Sofia, the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, the Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, JDSUniphase Corp., Canada, and is currently a professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada. His research interests are in the field of optical fibers and fiber optic sensors based and are related to polarization phenomena, fiber grating applications, fiber assisted fluorescence measurements photonic powering of sensor networks. He has co-authored over 130 publications and holds 3 patents.

Dr. Robert A. Lieberman

President, IOS. PhD. (Physics) University of Michigan 1981; Bell Laboratories 1981-1991; Physical Optics Corp. 1991-1998; founded IOS 1998. 34 U.S. patents, Chair of more than 25 conferences on optical sensors. Current Activities: Applied bio/chemical/physical sensor R&D; high-tech business development, science policy. Fellow, SPIE; Senior Member IEEE; Subcommittee Chair, ASTM.

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