Special TechTalk – Selected Plenary Keynote Lectures in GPPS Hong Kong 23 Conference

Date: 18th October 2023 (Wednesday) AM & 19th October 2023 (Thursday) PM
Venue: 2/F, Loke Yew Hall, HKU Main Building
Mode: Face to Face

Professor Xiaomo Jiang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Dr Christopher Savoie, Zapata AI, USA
Dr Ming Li, China Academy of Space Technology, China
Professor Chin Pan, City University of Hong Kong, China
Dr Henry Lau, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
About the Tech Talk
This Special TechTalk is fully supported by GPPS Hong Kong23 (Global Power & Propulsion Society). All are welcome to join two sessions of plenary lectures with the topics of Advanced Computing and Future Energy on 18th October (Wednesday) and 19th October (Thursday) respectively.
More information about the conference schedule can be found in https://gpps.global/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/program-05-10-23-V2.pdf.
Session 1: Advanced Computing
Date: 18th October 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:35 – 11:05 am
Mode: Face-to-face. Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Session Chair: Professor Kun Xu (Head of Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
Title: Status and Challenges of AI-driven Big Model for Smart Maintenance of Turbomachines
Speaker: Professor Xiaomo Jiang (from Dalian University of Technology, China)
Title: Revolutionizing Energy Applications with Advanced Compute
Dr Christopher Savoie (from Zapata AI, USA)
Session 2: Future Energy
Date: 19th October 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 – 4:40pm
Mode: Face-to-face. Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Session Chair: Professor Shan-tung Tu (East China University of Science and Technology, China, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering) 
Title: The Development and Application of Space Solar Power
Speaker: Dr. Ming Li (from China Academy of Space Technology, China)
Title: Nuclear Power as a Sustainable Energy Option
Professor Chin Pan (from City University of Hong Kong, China)
Title: Robotics Challenges for Fusion Energy
Dr. Henry Lau (from UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK)
  • The tech talk “Special TechTalk Selected Plenary Keynote Lectures in GPPS Hong Kong 23 Conference” will be organized in the 2/F, Loke Yew Hall, HKU on 18th October 2023 (Wednesday) & 19th October 2023 (Thursday).
  • Seats are limited
  • Registrants on the waiting list will be notified of the arrangement after the registration deadline (with seating/free-standing/other arrangement)
Recording of the Tech Talk
About the speaker

Professor Xiaomo Jiang

Professor Xiaomo Jiang is a Distinguished Professor of Energy and Power Engineering at Dalian University of Technology and State Key Lab of Structural Analysis, Optimization and CAE Software for Industrial Equipment, and Director of Research Institute for Carbon Neutrality and Provincial Key Lab of Digital Twin for Industrial Equipment at Liaoning.  

Dr Christopher Savoie

Christopher Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry, and computer
science, and his research and business interests over the years have focused on
the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Savoie is the original
inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology used to
develop Apple’s Siri.

Dr. Ming Li

Dr. Ming Li, a professor, and Ph.D. adviser, is a member of the Chinese Society of
Astronautics. He won the second class prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award twice. Dr. Li is appointed as the chairman of the Committee of
Space Solar Power Station, Chinese Society of Astronautics. He serves as a member
of the Space Power Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). He is currently a member of the IAF Honor and Awards Committee and a
member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Professor Chin Pan

Prof. PAN Chin is now CLP Power chair professor of nuclear engineering and head
of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He
received his BS degree in nuclear engineering from National Tsing Hua University
(NTHU) in 1979, MS and PhD degrees in nuclear engineering from University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Prof. Pan’s research
activities for the past two decades have been in the general areas of multi-phase flow
and boiling heat transfer.

Dr Henry Lau

Henry is the Head of Cybernetics at Remote Applications in Challenging Environment (RACE) Division at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). He was
the Associate Dean (Innovation) in Engineering at HKU and the Director of the
Human-Systems Interaction and Simulation Laboratory. Henry’s research focus on
robotics and artificial intelligence, in particular, artificial immune systems (AIS)
which is a computation and engineering analogy of the biological immune systems.

About the Conference

GPPS Hong Kong23

The Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) is a volunteer-led international community and forum for turbomachinery professionals and engineers in industry and academia. The mission of the society is to provide an environment for professionals to meet and exchange results and ideas, with a specific focus on power generation and propulsion systems.

GPPS International Technical Conference will be taking place in Hong Kong this October 17 -19, 2023, along with the 3rd GPPS CFD Workshop will be hosted at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

For the detail of the conference, please visit https://gpps.global/gpps-tc23/.

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