SPEAKER 1: PROF. DR. SATOSHI TANAKA
Prof. Satoshi Tanaka got his PhD in theoretical physics at Waseda University, Japan in 1987. After experiencing assistant professor, senior lecturer, and associate professor at Waseda University and Fukui University, he became the professor of Ritsumeikan University in 2002. His current research target is computer visualization of complex 3D shapes such as laser-scanned 3D cultural heritage objects, inside structures of a human body, and fluid simulation results. Recently, he was the President of JSST (Japan Society for Simulation Technology) and also the President of ASIASIM (the Federation of Asia Simulation Societies). He was the best paper winners at Asia Simulation Conference 2012, Journal of Advanced Simulation in Science and Engineering in 2014, etc.
Precise See-through Imaging of 3D Laser-scanned Cultural Heritages: This talk introduces our method for precise 3D see-through imaging of the large-scale and complex point clouds that are acquired via the laser scanning of 3D cultural heritage objects. Our method is based on a stochastic algorithm and directly uses 3D points acquired using a laser scanner as the rendering primitives. The method achieves quick rendering and the correct depth feel without the necessity of depth sorting the rendering primitives along the line of sight. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method by applying it to festival floats of high cultural value, underground cultural heritage, ancient tomb, Buddha statues, etc.
SPEAKER 2: PROF. DR. THAREK ABD. RAHMAN
Prof. Dr. Tharek A. Rahman currently is a professor in wireless communication at faculty of electrical engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his BSc (Hons) (Electrical Engineering) from University of Strathclyde, UK , MSc in Communication Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, UK and PhD in Mobile Communication from University of Bristol, UK. He is the Director of Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and currently conducting research related to mobile communications, antenna and propagation. He has also conducted various short courses related to mobile and satellite communication to the telecommunication industry and government agencies since 1988. Prof. Tharek has published more than 300 scientific papers in journals and conferences and obtained many national and international awards. He is also a consultant for many communication companies and an active member in several research academic entities.
Title : Evolution towards 5G