UMM Becomes the Host for World Class Technology Conference, Discussing about the Relation Between Humans and Technology in the Future

Author : Humas | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 14:18 WIB
Daniel Thalmann explaining about the development of Virtual Reality on EECSI. (Picture: Mirza/ UMM PR)

 International Conference Electrical Engineering (EECSI) is held for the fifth times. This year, this conference took place at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) discussing about the relation between humans and technology in the future and is attended by many experts from abroad. They are Dr. Daniel Thallman who is a Professor of Virtual Humans and Virtual Reality from Switzerland; Dr. Sonali Agarwal (an Assistant Professor of Vector Machines and w.s Engineering from Indian Institute of Information Technology; Dr. Mohd Fuad Rahmat, a professor of Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Allahabad; and Dr. Jafri bin Din, Professor of Radio Wave Propagation from University of Technology Malaysia.

As the keynote speaker, Daniel Thalmann explains about the development of Virtual Reality (VR) time by time. Since 1962, VR was known as Sensory Simulator equipped by mode to sense smells, voices, vibrates, and atmosphere effect such as wind. Furthermore, Daniel introduces the technology of Virtual Human in the future.

EECSI 2018 is a consortium of several universities both inside and outside the country. They are Diponegoro University, Gadjah Mada University, and University of Technology Malaysia. The event is supported by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, IEEE Indonesia Section and Scopus. Among 300 articles submitted, only 148 of them selected to be presented on the second days of EECSI.

On the opening of EECSI on Tuesday (16/10), Vice Rector 1 UMM, Prof. Dr .Syamsul Arifin, M.Si on his speech conveyed that industry revolution 4.0 cannot be avoided anymore. It brings new horizon in many aspects of life. “Technology 4.0 has strong role to support technology development for young generation in the field of electrical engineering, computer science, and informatics in the future”. (lus)

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