Keynote Speakers
Name: Prof.Kan WU
Title: Professor
Unit: Nanyang Technological University
Topic: When Real Intelligence meets the Artificial One – Implementation and Realization of a Smart Factory
Abstract:    Artificial intelligence has been successfully applied in practice and can perform better than human beings in many situations. However, unsuccessful cases are also reported. In this talk, the difference between real and artificial intelligence will be explained. Compared to the real intelligence, the pros and cons of artificial intelligence are analyzed. Through a better understanding of AI, the proper applications of AI in a smart factory are demonstrated through real case studies in the semiconductor industry.

Kan Wu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He received the B.S. degree from National Tsinghua University, M.S. degree from University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has ten years of experience in the semiconductor industry, from a consultant to an IE manager. He has guided the development of scheduling and dispatching systems in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and ramped up a 300mm DRAM fab for Inotera Memories. Before joining NTU, he was the CTO and founding team member of a startup company in the US. His PhD dissertation was awarded the 3rd place for the IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2010. His research interests are primarily in the areas of queueing theory, with applications in the performance evaluation of supply chains and manufacturing systems. He currently owns 4 license agreements and 6 US patents in the field of semiconductor manufacturing.