The BioMedEng19 conference brought together over delegates from 36 UK universities, 22 international institutions and research centres, and 26 other organisations including the NHS, charities, research councils and MedTech companies. The UK's largest gathering of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers was held at Imperial College London from th September and comprised of four 4 plenary sessions, eight 8 keynotes, oral presentations and poster presentations.
BioMedEng19 Organising Committee. Professor Anthony Bull. Dr Gifty Tetteh. Ms Kemi Aofolaju. Mr Robert Ferguson. Imperial College London. BioMedEng19 Award Recipients.
I am delighted to invite you to be part of BioMedEng This congress truly has become the annual jamboree for all of those who consider themselves Bioengineers, Biomedical Engineers and Medical Engineers and so I invite you to join us in presenting your work and participating in what is sure to be another stimulating and enjoyable meeting.
See you in London in September. Conference Chair, on behalf of the Scientific Committee. BioMedEng19 Summary. Welcome Message. Supported by. Check out last year's BioMedEng18 Conference.Alaa holds a Ph.
He is a peer reviewer for research funding institutions and has been regularly involved in research supervision and juries for international competitions in Architecture and Urban Design. Chenaf designed several buildings and urban settlements including new neighborhoods, rehabilitation of squatters and restoration. Finally, Dr. Chenaf delivers training workshops in town management and planning to senior decision-makers and operators in the field in several countries.
She is a professional mentor and technical judge. She is leading the team of artificial intelligence. She is a board member of SZHP.
She has been a finalist in H. Prime Minister Medals in Maged F. Hanna, Managed Several projects, programs and portfolio in the Construction industry and IT, also Develop codesand documents for the government for the Engineering Practice.
Also has managed several Risk Assessment and Safety audits in the construction industry. Prior to assuming this leadership opportunity, Dr. Maged served as the General Manager of the Society of Engineers — UAE where he conducted pioneering work to develop and expand Society membership, professional activities, conferences, training and professional testing.
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Maged is currently a:- Ph. Organization Transformation, and has received numerous awards and honors throughout his prominent career. Has contributed in Developing Methodologies, Framework, Documents in the engineering sector for the Government. He has contributed numerous articles. He has been a Jury member for competitions sponsored by international organizations and has participated in associated review of journals, contracts, decrees and other publications.
Received numerous awards and appreciations internationally and locally. Patrick combines a global professional network with exceptional negotiation skills and a proven record in achieving business growth.
He possesses a natural aptitude for international business development, sales and marketing, in both start-up and multinational businesses and focuses on financial goals with innovative solutions in the Clean-Tech sector. An environmental engineer by education, Patrick has acquired in-depth expert levels of technical knowledge, know-how and insight, in particular in the fields of his passion: water.
Until October ofhe was the regional manager of the materials technology and asset integrity group of GHD in Dubai.
Nagi worked on many projects dealing with all aspects of durability of reinforced concrete structures in the Gulf region and in the U. While at CTL, he was in charge of evaluating and assessing major structures new and existing such as bridges, refineries and nuclear power plants.Once data intents are made explicit, Lambadata performs a variety of optimizations to improve speed, including caching data locally and scheduling functions based on code and data locality. Presents a new attack that leverages classic buffer overruns to corrupt the weight matrices of deep neural nets and insert trojans on the fly, causing the nets to mispredict on certain trigger inputs.
Key is a regularization method to minimize the amount of buffer overruns needed for the attack.
Egalito is a binary recompiler that leverages metadata widely present in modern binaries for full disassembly and transformations. We demonstrate nine binary tools including a novel continuous code randomization technique where Egalito transforms itself, and software emulation of the control-flow integrity in upcoming hardware. Morpheus is the first concurrency testing tool leveraging partial order sampling, a randomized testing method formally analyzed and empirically validated to provide strong probabilistic guarantees of error-detection, for real-world distributed systems.
It found previously unknown errors in four Erlang systems including RabbitMQ and Mnesia, 11 total, all of which are flaws in their core protocols that may cause deadlocks, unexpected crashes, or inconsistenlivet states.
Our experiments show that adversarial attacks such as PGD cause the deep representations of neural networks to shift closer to the 'false' class. Motivated by this observation, we propose to regularize the representation space under attack with metric learning to produce more robust classifiers.
Key is to carefully select the samples for metric learning. Code is here. Invited OSR paper that overviews our recent work on testing and verifying deep neural nets. Describes Neuzz, a fuzzing tool that leverages neural nets to predict which input bytes to mutate to cover many different branches. Describes YOLO, a system that leverages both cyber security techniques such as rebooting and physical system properties such as inertia to protect cyber physical systems.
AppFlow leverages machine learning to recognize UI screens and widgets, enabling developers to write intuitive, robust, and reusable UI tests that refer to canonical UI screens and widgets. Neurify improves upon ReluVal with a tighter approximation of the output bounds via linear relaxation and refines overapproximated intermediate neuron output bounds using a LP solver.
Describes ReluVal, a system that uses symbolic interval analysis and iterative refinement to verify neural networks. Presents POS, a concurrency testing approach that aims to uniformly sample the partial order of concurrent programs. Its core is an extremely simple priority-based scheduling algorithm. It provides exponentially better probabilistic guarantee of error detection than state-or-the-art randomized testing methods.A leader in the training of professionals in the human service, behavioral health and judicial sectors, we provide a broad spectrum of trainings to more than 15, individuals annually throughout New York City and nation-wide.
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This may include:. This theme is inclusive of all tropical and sub-tropical animal science, and its interaction with the environment and production systems, including teaching, consultancy and community-based service programs.
Symposia which address specific research of one to a multitude of industries, including the meat and livestock, poultry, pork and sheep, would be applicable. Symposia are invited on topics including:. This theme focuses on the whole food value-chain — from breeding through to our daily bread and butter. This theme encourages symposia that showcase the complete value chain, from breeding, production, processing to final food quality across a range of food types relevant to the tropics and sub-tropics.
This can be from local domestics systems to global food production. Symposia topics may focus on:. The AgFutures theme, hosted by the Queensland Government, focuses on showcasing agri-technology and investment in in Queensland. Theme topics include industry-wide investment required for innovations, emerging trends, business opportunities and capital models from farm gate to agribusiness, agri-tech, processing and research.
This theme is recommended for representatives from the agriculture and food sectors, including producers, researchers, policy makers, and agribusiness. Program Your browser does not seem to support iframes.
Click here to read this PDF. Quantifying impacts and adaptation to climate variability and change; input and energy use and life cycle analyses. Horticulture innovation This theme invites a series of symposia on initiatives and new technologies to deliver improved market acceptability and productivity for tropical and sub-tropical horticultural crops. This may include: Breeding programs that advance commercial varieties Delivery of new genetic solutions Climate adaptation Disease management Advances in mechanisation and management systems.
Animals and environment This theme is inclusive of all tropical and sub-tropical animal science, and its interaction with the environment and production systems, including teaching, consultancy and community-based service programs.
Symposia are invited on topics including: Advances in animal science promoting better animal health and welfare, efficient nutrition, genetic improvement, consumer satisfaction, and socially responsible production systems.
Suggested topics may include: Pest and disease control through improved detection, monitoring and vaccine technologies Animal welfare and ethics including pain mitigation and animal husbandry practices Objective measurements of stress Genotype by environmental interactions Advances in genetics, breeding and reproduction Innovations on rumen efficiency, rumen microbiome, and maternal nutrition Feedlot nutrition Advances in pasture management Management innovations for sound animal productivity.
From breeding to bread and butter This theme focuses on the whole food value-chain — from breeding through to our daily bread and butter.
Symposia topics may focus on: Specific aspects of how plant or animal breeders develop crops or animals respectively, for both production gain but maintaining final quality targets Supplementation and bio-fortification of crops Nutrition and health Food safety Molecular basis for food quality, food processing and preservation Breeding Reducing wastage. A showcase of innovation and investment in Queensland agriculture The AgFutures theme, hosted by the Queensland Government, focuses on showcasing agri-technology and investment in in Queensland.
Read more.Despite the implementation of remittance and travel restrictions RTRs by the Bush Administration on June 30,and the replacement of the U. During the — period, remittances to Cuba increased Inremittances represented By the end ofthe ratio of remittances to merchandise exports declined to At the microeconomic or more precisely the household level, remittances also play a critical role in the economies of the receiving countries.
The mentioned World Bank study also found that for each percentage point increase in the ratio of remittances to gross domestic product GDPthe share of the population living in poverty in the home country is reduced by an average of 0.
Remittances also have a positive impact on bank deposits and the mobilization of credit in receiving countries. Despite existing limitations on smallscale, privately operated enterprises, and the lack of comprehensive field studies analyzing the effects of remittances on these types of firms in Cuba, anecdotal accounts suggest that in some cases remittances are channeled towards productive investments, mostly in the informal sector.
Given the importance of remittances in the Cuban economy, and despite the critical role that U. To achieve this objective, we compiled a list of remittances forwarding agencies RFs operating in the United States serving Cuba. Upon completion of this list, we conducted a longitudinal survey, which was used as the primary tool to gather data for our study.
We employed a purposive approach to the selection of the sample. We conducted a total of 88 surveys or interviews. Whenever possible, the survey included face-to-face or in person interviews with the employees or representatives of the RFs included in our study.
The rest of the surveys or interviews 73 were conducted over the telephone. The data were collected over a six-month period spanning from October 1, to April 30, Other U.
Table 1 shows the distribution of RFs by state at the end of In percentage terms, more than three-quarters of the RFs serving Cuba in the U. Figure 1 shows the distribution of Cuban remittances forwarding agencies RFs by state, and their corresponding share of the total agencies registered in the United States at the end of One interesting finding from our research is the fact that there are no agencies registered in Texas, even though at the end of approximately 2.
Table 2 shows the concentration of Cuban remittances forwarding agencies RFs in the U. The U. We used a linear regression model to analyze the relationship between the geographical concentration of the Cuban community in the United States and the concentration of RFs. The number of RFs in U. Our survey revealed that 54 out of the 88 agencies licensed to forward remittances to Cuba included in our survey or The principal reasons cited by these agencies for exiting the remittances forwarding business included: increased competition from online and non-U.
Our survey revealed that the commissions or transaction costs charged by U. Compared to the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuban remitters pay extremely high transaction costs or commission fees. As Table 3 demonstrates, the typical commission fee charged by the agencies included in our study varies in inverse relation with the amount sent. Since the implementation of Resolution No. Technically speaking, the remitter or sender incurs this additional cost, which increases the total cost of sending remittances to Cuba.
The amount of time that it takes to deliver remittances sent to Cuba using the services of the RFs included in our study varies by destination. On average, we found that it takes between 48 and 72 hours or 2 and 3 days to deliver remittances to the City of Havana Table 4.
However, remittances sent to cities and towns located in other provinces, particularly in Eastern Cuba, can take as long as 10 to 15 days to reach their final destination Table 4.