Keynote Speakers



Prof. Ahmed Chemori
University of Montpellier, France

Ahmed Chemori received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in automatic control from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. During the year 2004/2005 he has been a Research and Teaching assistant at Laboratoire de Signaux et Systèmes (LSS - Centrale Supelec) and University Paris 11. Then he joined Gipsa-Lab (Former LAG) as a CNRS postdoctoral researcher. He is currently a senior CNRS researcher in Automatic control and Robotics for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM). His research interests include nonlinear (robust, adaptive and predictive) control and their real-time applications in different fields of robotics (underactuated robotics, parallel robotics, underwater robotics, humanoid robotics and wearable robotics). He is the author of more than 160 scientific publications, including international journals, patents, books, book chapters and international conferences. He co-supervised 19 PhD theses (including 17 defended) and more than 40 MSc theses. He served as a TPC/IPC member or associate editor for different international conferences and he organized different scientific events. He is IEEE Senior member, and IFAC TC1.2, TC4.2 and TC7.2 member.



Dr. Ji-Hong Li (Chief Researcher)
Korea Institute of Robotics and Technology Convergence, Republic of Korea

Ji-Hong Li is a chief researcher in Korea Institute of Robotics and Technology Convergence, Republic of Korea. He received his B.S. in physics from Jilin University, China, in 1991; M.E. in 1999 and Ph.D. in 2003 both in Electronics Engineering from Chungnam National University, Korea. Dr. Li currently is an adjunct professor in Pukyong National University, Korea, and a guest professor in Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. His current research interests mainly focus on the navigation, guidance, and control of various marine robotics. He is the winner of 26th Korean “Ocean Day” Minister Award, Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries, Korea, and the winner of 2021 Korean Top 100 Outstanding R&D Achievements, and as well as several best paper awards in the marine robotics related academic conferences. In addition, he is the board member of Korea Marine Robot Technology Society, Korea Institute of Unmanned Systems, as well as IEEE senior member, and IFAC TC2.3, TC7.2 members.



Invited Speaker

Gisung Kwon (Founder and Chief Executive Officer)
Sheco Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea

Gisung Kwon is a founder and chief executive officer of Sheco Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea. He is also a member of Incheon Innopolis(The R&D Innovation Cluster) from Korea Innovation Foundation and Drone Special Area in Gunsan city.  He received his bachelor’s degree in department of trade from Incheon University in 2017. He is selected as a representative young entrepreneur of South Korea from P4G in Denmark, and SE focused entrepreneurs from SK Innovation. He has been invited to various lectures which are World Ocean Forum, Inchoen International Ocean Forum, SOVAC Open Innovation of SK Innovation and etc. He received a letter of appreciation from Korea Coast Guard, Shinhan Square Bridge and etc. He has won many awards in innovation fields such as Grand Prize at Social Venture Competition Aisa(SVCA), Gold Prize at Geneva International Inventions, Grand Prize at Maritime Defense Technology Innovation Idea Competition, Grand Prize at Maritime Defense Technology Innovation Idea Competition and etc.