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Event Chairs

Conference Chair

Janan Zaytoon
University of Reims Champagne Ardennes

Brief Bio
Janan Zaytoon received the PhD degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Lyon, France in 1993. From 1993 to 1997 he was an assistant professor, and since 1997 he has been a Professor at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. He is the Director of the CReSTIC Research Centre of the University of Reims, the Deputy-Director of French GDR MACS of CNRS, the leader of the French national group on hybrid dynamical systems, the Chairman of the IFAC French National Member Organizer, and the Co-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems. Janan Zaytoon has publi shed more than 150 journal papers, books, book chapters, and communications in international conferences. His main research interests are in the fields of Discrete Event Systems and Hybrid Dynamical Systems. He is the Chair (or Co-Chair) of 7 international conferences, 6 of which are IFAC events, 2 national conferences and 1 International School. He is also an Associate Editor of Control Engineering Practice, the Keynote speaker for 3 conferences, and the Guest Editor for 8 special issues on Discrete Event Systems and/or Hybrid Dynamical Systems in the following journals : Control Engineering Practice (2), Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, European Journal of Automation, JESA (3), e-STA, and "Revue d'Elecrtronique et d'Electrotechnique". ... More >>


Program Chair

Oleg Gusikhin
Ford Motor Company
United States

Brief Bio
Oleg Gusikhin is a Technical Leader at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MS in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University, and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. For over 20 years, he has been working at Ford Motor Company in different functional areas. During his tenure at Ford, Dr. Gusikhin has been involved in the design and implementation of advanced information technology and intelligent controls for manufacturing and vehic le systems. Dr. Gusikhin is a recipient of two Henry Ford Technology Awards, 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics, and 2011 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize finalist. He is an Industry Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee "Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control,” and a Lecturer in the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan. ... More >>