International Conference on Computer Modeling and
Australia June 23-25, 2020
Keynote Speakers for
Prof. Steven T. Moore
Central Queensland University, Australia
Steven Moore received a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Sydney and subsequently took up a post-doctoral position at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Over the next 20 years Dr Moore received over USD$6.2 million in funding from NASA to study the effects of microgravity on neurological function, with experiments aboard the space shuttle and the Mir and International space stations. In 2016 Dr Moore returned to Australia to take up the position of Deputy Dean for Research at Central Queensland University, overseeing the research portfolio for the School of Engineering and Technology.
Speech Title: Using Computer Science to Study the Brain in Space
Abstact: Living in the microgravity environment of space induces profound physiological changes in cardiovascular function, bone formation, muscle mass and sensorimotor function. Pharmaceutical and exercise countermeasures are employed to help minimise long term effects on the cardiovascular system, bone and muscle, but the neurological effects of spaceflight are not well understood and no countermeasures currently exist. In this presentation I will summarise my NASA-funded research over the past 25 years into understanding the effects of prolonged spaceflight on balance, coordination and cognitive performance from studies conducted aboard the shuttle, and Mir and International space stations.
Prof. Ghassan Beydoun is currently based at the Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technology in University of Technology
Sydney, where he is also deputy Head of School (Research) Systems,
Management and Leadership at the University of Technology Sydney. He is
also an adjunct senior research fellow at the School of Information
Systems, Management and Technology at the University of New South Wales,
an associate editor of the International Journal of Intelligent
Information Technologies (IJIIT) and an Editorial member of the Journal
of Software. He received a degree in computer science and a PhD degree
in knowledge systems from the University of New South Wales in 2000. His
research interests include multi agent systems applications, ontologies
and their applications, and knowledge acquisition. He is currently
working on a project sponsored by an Australian Research Council
Discovery Grant to investigate the best uses of ontologies in developing
methodologies for complex systems and another project with SES on
exploring the use of ontologies for flood management decision support.
He has authored more than 100 journal and conference papers in these
areas over the past 15 years. His most recent publication appeared in
IEEE Transactions of Software Engineering, Information Systems journal,
Information and Management, International Journal of Human Computer
Studies, Information Processing and management and others.
obtained his Ph.D.
degree of mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in 2010.
Currently, he is the associate dean of the College of Control Science
and Engineering at Zhejiang University. Also, he serves the associate
director of the Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control (CSC) at Zhejiang