Zachary (Zach) Tudor
Associate Laboratory Director
National & Homeland Security
Idaho National Laboratory
Tudor is responsible for Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) National and Homeland Security (N&HS) mission. N&HS is a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing 500 scientists and engineers across $300M in programs at the lab. He is responsible for INL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Defense Systems missions. These missions include heavy manufacturing of armor, application of INL’s full-scale and unique infrastructure (grid, wireless testbed, explosives range, and a number of research facilities). In addition to the Department of Energy, these missions also support major programs for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Intelligence Community.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Ye is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Ye’s group works on creating robots and robotic assistive devices for people with visual/physical disabilities and developing algorithms to allow these robots and devices to interact with their environments, collaborate with the human users in task accomplishments, and learn from the human through interaction with the users. His research aims to improve the quality of life of the disabled and the elderly through the use of co-robots in their daily life. His team is also developing flash LIDAR based autonomous navigation methods for robotic planetary exploration.
Gdańsk University of Technology
Dr. Ruminski is a researcher, engineer, and teacher in the field of informatics and biomedical engineering. Academic background includes MSc in medical devices and Ph.D. in healthcare informatics. Since 1995 professionally related with Gdansk University of Technology. Author of more than 180 scientific book chapters, articles and conference papers. Practical experience in medical imaging, image processing, image analysis, medical imaging, human interaction system, wearable technology, healthcare information systems, data mining