Key note speakers

Prof. Dr. Iñigo Molina, Ph.D. Prof. Dr. Iñigo Molina, Ph.D. – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Department of Land Surveying and Cartography Engineering

Monitoring Agriculture, a Remote Sensing Perspective
Iñigo Molina Sánchez holds a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, where he is a Full Professor. Specialized in remote sensing Earth observation, he uses methods and implements algorithms to extract land cover and land use information from these instruments. He has been teaching remote sensing at the School of Engineering in surveying, geodesy and cartography for more than two decades. His research is related to Earth observation remote sensing, reinforcing his activities in this area with collaborations with national and international research organizations. The main topics addressed are remote sensing applications in the optical and microwave domains and his main fields of expertise are extraction of biophysical variables for agriculture, environmental and climate monitoring.
Associate Professor Dr. Samsuzana Abd Aziz, PhD Associate Professor Dr. Samsuzana Abd Aziz, PhD – Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Agricultural Applications in Malaysia
Dr. Samsuzana is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She had served as the department head for four years from 2013 until 2016. She received Young Female Leader Professional Development Award from IEEE-WiCAS in 2015. Her research in ‘Precision Agriculture’ focuses on agricultural instrumentation, sensing systems and data analytics. In 2018 she was the first runner up for ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women and appointed as the Head of Smart Farming Technology Research Centre in UPM. She served as the Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Faculty of Engineering, UPM from 2019-2021. She teaches Instrumentation for Ag & Biological Systems, Computational Intelligence and Integrated Engineering Design for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering programs.
Prof. Dr. Nikolai I. Lebovka Prof. Dr. Nikolai I. Lebovka – Biocolloid Chemistry Institute named after F.D. Ovcharenko

Application of pulsed electric fields for processing of agricultural products
Nikolai I. Lebovka (May 15, 1954, Scopus author identifier 7004237988, h-index=51) research interests and teaching activity encompass the electric field effects in bio and food materials, colloidal suspensions, biocolloids, nanocomposites, computation physics and percolation phenomena. He is co-author of 11 books and has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of editorial boards of several journals, member of Committee of awards L'Oréal-UNESCO for women in science, and member of Scientific council of National research foundation of Ukraine. Lebovka can be reached at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Biocolloid Chemistry Institute, Kiev, 03142, Ukraine,
Prof. Yoshimitsu Uemura, PhD Prof. Yoshimitsu Uemura, PhD – Former Head of Center for Biofuel and Biochemical Research at UTP

Recent two topics of torrefaction: use of food waste as raw material and use of boiler flue gas as sweep gas
Dr. Yoshimitsu Uemura graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) in 1977, and was awarded PhD degree from TIT in 1990. He joined Mitsui Chemicals in 1979, and then moved to Kagoshima University in 1984. He worked there as a faculty member for 23 years. He joined Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) as a professor of chemical engineering in 2009, and served by 2019. He established Center for Biofuel and Biochemical Research at UTP in 2010, and had served as the Head (2010-2018). The Center gained the National HICoE status in 2019 from the Malaysian Government based on the performance in the latest five years. He also created the International Journal of Biomass and Renewables in 2011. Now it is cited by the Malaysian Journal Citation website and is poised to apply to Scopus index status. His research field includes catalyst reaction engineering, and its application to biomass and renewables.