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SPEAKERS – FAID 2020 College Station

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Session I – Advanced AI and data science

Satish Bukkapatnam, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Director, TEES Institute for Manufacturing Systems

Adnan Khaleel, MSc, MBA – Dell (Austin, Texas)

Sr Director, Global Sales Strategist – HPC and Artificial Intelligence

Sreevani Konda, MBA – Alis Software (Austin, Texas)

IT Leader Enterprise Information Management, MDM, AI, Data Analytics

Ln Konda, BE – Alis Software (Austin, Texas)

Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Jouve, MSc – Antaeus Technologies (Houston, Texas)

Portfolio Manager

Yuriy Pakhotin, PhD – General Motors (Austin, Texas)

Senior Big Data Engineer / ML Scientist

Panel discussion – Transatlantic industry-university partnership

Eyad Masad, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Executive Director for Global Initiatives at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Harry Hogan, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Professor of Mechanical engineering, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Sebastien Jegou, PhD – Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology (Paris, France)

Associate professor of material sciences

Yu Ding, PhD – Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)

Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor

Session II – Additive and advanced manufacturing

Ibrahim Karaman, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Professor and Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Carolyn Seepersad, PhD – University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dan Brunermer, MSc – ExOne (North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania)

Application Scientist

Mourad El Hadrouz, PhD – Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology (Paris, France)

Associate Professor in Advanced Mechanical Design Systems

Philippe Bertrand, PhD – ENISE, National Engineering School of St Etienne (St Etienne, France)

Professor of additive manufacturing / Chair of 3D printing

Session III – Digital twins and AR/VR

JN Reddy, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Member, and National Academy of Engineering

Michel Izygon, PhD – Tietronix Software (Houston, Texas)

Chief Technology Officer

Philippe Bidaud, PhD – ONERA (Paris, France)

French Aerospace Center – IPS Scientific Director – Prof. Paris-Sorbonne University

Philippe Herve, MSc, MBA – SparkCognition (Houston, Texas)

Vice President of Oil and Gas Solutions

Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, PhD – Sorbonne University (Paris, France)

Full Professor at Sorbonne University. Head of SMA group and co-responsible “AI and Data Science” at LIP6 & CNRS

Session IV – Smart sensors and Cybersecurity

Gilles Favier, MSc – ENCELIS (Paris, France)

Chief Executive Officer

Mohit Tiwari, PhD – Symmetry Systems (Austin, Texas)


Stefano Romagnoli – STIL Marposs (Austin, Texas)

Technical Director

Patrick Miles, MSc – Total (Houston, Texas)

Mechanical Engineer

Caroline Gallis, PhD – CEA Tech (San Fransisco, California)

Strategic Industrial Partnerships & Business Development

William Keys, MSc – Sodexo (Dover, Delaware)

Maximo Quality Assurance & Operational Excellence Lead

Session V – Marketing strategies, Skills and Management for Industries 4.0

Cynthia Hipwell, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

TEES Eminent Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Member, National Academy of Engineering

Saurabh Biswas, PhD – Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

TEES Technology Commercialization Office

Avner Bar-Hen, PhD – Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France)

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Caroline Mini, PhD – La Fabrique de l’Industrie (Paris, France)

Project Manager

Isabelle Tovena-Pecault, PhD – ALPHA-RLH, French innovation cluster (Bordeaux, France)

Head of International and european projects

Shelly Brenckman, BS – Aggie Angel Network (College Station, Texas)